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Presidential Spokesman Asks Journalists To Expunge Buhari’s Comments On Ganduje Bribery Video

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President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, receiving kickbacks from a contractor. The President’s statement was the response to a remark by a Kano student in France. The student was said to have lauded the achievements of the Governor, especially on scholarship. However, according to Daily Nigerian, the President snapped, and asked the student if he had watched the videos of the governor receiving bribe in dollars. “That aside, haven’t you watched the videos of the governor stuffing dollars under his gown?” one of the participants quoted the President as asking rhetorically, while demonstrating how the Governor was stuffing the bundles of dollars inside his outfit. “We gave the videos to security agencies

Atiku And Obasanjo To Blame For Nigeria’s Current Problems, Says Group

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The New Nigeria Initiative (NNI) has said Nigerians are still suffering from the rot of 16 years of misgovernance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is planning to come back and regain power in 2019. Idoko Ainoko, Chairman of NNI, stated this while addressing journalists over the state of affairs of the country ahead of next year's general election. Ainoko noted that the duo of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who both ruled on platform of the PDP, caused the problems currently bedeviling the country’s economy.   He said that Nigerians must shine their eyes and reject the dark days of the PDP, noting that the event leading to the general election will be a hot race. “By the time the party, PDP, was done after spending 16 conti

Oshiomhole: I Wasn’t Hired By The DSS, I Can’t Be Asked To Resign By The DSS

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Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has faulted claims that he was asked by the Department of State Services (DSS) to resign his position. He stated this on Sunday, when he featured on Politics Today, a television programme aired on Channels Television. Confirming that he met with the DSS, Oshiomhole said the security agency could not have asked him to resign his position, as he wasn't hired by them. His words: "I wasn't hired by the DSS and I cannot be requested by DSS to resign or to retain the job. APC is a structured party; we have organs. I know the procedure and I believe the DSS also understands their own role in the system. It's not up to them to demand the resignation of a party chairman, whether that party chairman is the chairman o...

VIDEO: Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached

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Video of Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached On Friday, Honourable Bamidele Oloyelogun was removed as Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, alongside his Deputy, Honourable Ogundeji Iroju. This video captures a bit of how events unfolded, including the physical assault on a lawmaker. Oloyelogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, and Ogundeji, representing Odigbo Constituency II, were removed by two-third majority of the Assembly over alleged "gross misconduct and incompetence, and exhaustion of the budget allocation to the Assembly running into N1.5billion". See Also Politics BREAKING: Journalists Chased...

Impeached Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are ‘Grossly Incompetent’, Says Spokesman

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Fatai Olotu, the Chairman of the Committee on Information of the Ondo State House of Assembly has given more details on why the speaker and the deputy speaker were impeached.    The embattled Ondo State Speaker, Right Honourable Bamidele David Oloyelogun, was impeached on Friday during a rowdy session at a plenary sitting of the Assembly.  Oloyelogun was removed alongside Honourable Iroju Ogundeji, the Deputy Speaker by a two-third majority. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: Ondo House Of Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Deputy Speaker 0 Comments 17 Hours Ago Speaking to journalists on the development, Olotu, who represents Akoko North East Constituency, said the two main principals of the Assembly were removed due to their "gross incompetenc...

If Buhari Wins In 2019, Nigerians Will Be Running To Neighboiring Countries To Feed

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Ayodele Fayose, immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, says Nigerians will be running to other neighboring countries to feed if President Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term in office. Fayose also urged the President to "face governance and stop complaining". According to the former Governor, "the President’s time is almost up". A statement on Thursday by Fayose's media aide, Lere Olayinka, accused the president of spending "three and a half years blaming his predecessors and inflicting both security and economic crises on the country". The statement read: “When he was seeking the votes of Nigerians, he never said he was coming to complain. Rather, he promised to fix what he claimed to have identified as the problems. It is no longer funny that a President who assumed of

Ondo APC Begs Olusola Oke Not To Leave

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Olusola Oke, Ondo APC Aspirant The crisis-ridden All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has begged Olusola Oke, a chieftain of the party, to reconsider his threat of dumping the party. Last week, many supporters of Oke had showed their grievances with the way the governing party was being run like an "occult group". The supporters, who converged for a meeting at the residence of Oke at Ijapo Estate of Akure, expressed preparedness to leave the party for a new platform.  At the meeting, Oke also aired his own grievances, noting that he had been rejected, marginalized and humiliated by leaders of the party since his defection to APC.   But a statement on Wednessday by Alex Kalejaye, Publicity Secretary of the APC in Ondo State, denied all the claims of rejection ...

BREAKING: ‘20,000 APC Members’ From Akpabio’s Home Defect To PDP

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Twenty thousand members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Essien Udim, the home of Godswil Akpabio, former Governor of the state, on Tuesday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party has said. But the occasion was marred by an attack by hired thugs, with Moses Ekpo, Deputy Governor of the state, among party stakeholders and government officials to escape by the skin of their teeth. The highlight of the reception for the new members, held at the Unity Hall of Essien Udim Local Government Council headquarters, was a massive declaration of support for Governor Udom Emmanuel by former and serving chapter and ward executive council members of the APC. Prince Ukpong Akpabio, younger brother and former aide of the immediate past Senate Minority Leader, as well as...

Shettima Swears In 21 Commissioners Seven Months Before End Of His Tenure

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Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno state, has sworn in 21 newly appointed commissioners to serve as members of the State Executive Council. This comes seven months before the end of the governorship tenure of Shettima, who was first sworn in as Governor in 2011 and will quit the post on May 29, 2019. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Government House, Maiduguri, on Monday and was administered by the acting Chief Judge of Borno State, Justice Fadawu Umoru. The event was held amidst tight security, and attended by an unprecedented crowd, including supporters from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The Governor had dissolved the former cabinet a week before the election of APC candidates to allow some of the aspirants, who were commissioners, participate...

Lagos APC Presents Hamzat As Sanwo-Olu’s Running Mate

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The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has officially presented Dr Femi Hamzat as the deputy governorship candidate for the state. The announcement was made at the party secretariat on Sunday. At the event, which was attended by party executives in the state, Hamzat was officially declared the running mate to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC governorship candidate. Hamzat was born in 1964 in Lagos and holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and M.Sc. in Crop Processing Engineering, both from the University of Ibadan. He also has a doctorate degree in System Process Engineering from Cranfield University, England. He was appointed Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Lagos State in 2011. Elections Politics News AddThis :  Featured Image :&n...