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Aggrieved Kaduna APC Aspirants Vow To Work Against The Party

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A group of aggrieved aspirants who participated in the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Kaduna State, have vowed to work against the party in the 2019 general election. A source close to the aspirants revealed that the showdown is inevitable and cuts across local, state and federal governments, noting that some of those who won the election but had their names substituted with preferred candidates of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, decided to remain with the party to enable them take their own 'pound of flesh'. He cited how a candidate for Kawo North Constituency of State House of Assembly, Yusuf Salisu, who polled 99 votes ahead of his rival who came second with 44 votes, was replaced with one Ali Shakkis during the primaries. He also cited the case of on...

BREAKING: ‘US Officials’ Have Signalled Atiku To Come For Visa, Says Gbenga Daniel

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has received “signals from American officials” to apply for visa and it would be granted, Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Orgsanisation (APCO), has said. Atiku is widely believed to be wanted for alleged corruption in the US, and this is usually identofied as the reason he has not stepped on American soil for several years. However, Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun State, said on Wednesday that the corruption perception about Atiku “appears to have been flogged”, as “there have been signals from the American officials that he should indeed come forward; they want him to come so that they would grant him visa”. "This issue of corruption perception appears to have been overflogg

JUST IN: Governors Announce N22,500 As New Minimum Wage

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The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday night announced that it has settled for N22,500 as the new minimum wage for government workers in the country.  The announcement came hours after national leaders of organised labour mobilized public workers for rallies and insisted the November 6 nationwide strike will go on as planned. Labour has been demanding for N30,000 as new minimum wage while the federal government has declared intention to pay N24,000. But in a communiqué issued at the end of second emergency meeting of the NGF in Abuja, the governors explained that the salaried workers constitute not more than five percent of the total working population. They also noted that the interest of the larger population was taken into consideration before arriving at the N22,500 new na

Garba Shehu Warns Nigerians About PDP: No Matter Their Sweet Words, Don’t Believe Them

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Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "murdering opponents of government". He also accused the opposition party of "abusing the judicial system" by going to court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate. He stated this on Monday, via his Twitter handle, where he warned Nigerians thus: "No matter their sweet words, don't believe them". His post read: "We have read that the failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is going to court to challenge the President’s West African School Certificate (WASC). This is a waste of time because we have the record of this and of higher qualifications obtained by hard work and truly merited by Mr President. Th

VIDEO: How Army Denied Being In Possession Of Buhari’s Certificate In 2015

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Video of FLASHBACK: We Only Have Letter Of Recommendation- Army Deny Possession Of Buhari's WAEC Certificate FLASHBACK: We Only Have Letter Of Recommendation- Army Deny Possession Of Buhari's WAEC Certificate FLASHBACK: We Only Have Letter Of Recommendation- Army Deny Possession Of Buhari's WAEC Certificate... A repeat of the drama that occurred in the build-up to the 2015 elections is currently making waves, regarding the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to submit his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as required of candidates. SaharaReporters recalls that this is the second time the President has failed to submit the minimum certificate required of anyone to contest any elective position. In 2015, when Buhari entered...

God Has Helped Nigeria By Giving Us Somebody Like Buhari, Says Youth Organisation

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Leaders of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) have praised the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group also referred to Buhari as a "man of integrity", symbolising how "God has helped Nigeria". This was the position at the group's Third Annual Independence Youth Pep Talk Programme, organised in partnership with the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG), held in Lagos. According to NAN, the event featured the presence of hundreds of young Buhari’s supporters, and was tagged: 'Change Mantra: Before, Now and the Future (Account of the Current Government). In his address, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Chairman, Board of Trustees, NCBSG, who was represented by Chief Abiodun Ajiboye, the National Secretary of NCBSG, said the objective of the event was to create awareness

We’ Won’t Repeat The Mistake Of Voting Buhari, Yoruba Youth Reply Fashola

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The Yoruba Youth Council (YYC) has responded to the statement credited to Babatude Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, in which he said power will return to the South-West in 2023, if they re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in the 2019 presidential poll. At a special town hall meeting on infrastructure, organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency, Fashola had called on the people of the South-West to support the second term ambition of President Buhari to ensure the return of power to the region in 2023.  See Also Elections Vote For Buhari In 2019 And Presidency Will Return To You In 2023, Fashola Tells South-Westerners 0 Comments 1 Day Ago However, the YYC said such calls by the Mi...

Dealing With Corruption Is More Important Than Shouting About It, Says Peter Obi

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Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the fight against corruption should go beyond "shouting about it". Obi, who affirmed that corruption "kills entrepreneurship, professionalism and hard work", highlighted some of his achievements when he was Governor of Anambra State. He stated this in an interview with NAN in Abuja. His words: “We should look at the effect of corruption and go on to deal with it in the way it should. It is important that everybody becomes part of those trying to stop it, because it kills three things that try to make society work. “It kills entrepreneurship, professionalism and hard work; it is not about shouting about it, but dealing with it." In his remarks on Nigeria's rating by the World Economic Forum,

WHAT A DAY TO INVOKE THE SPIRIT OF LATE CHIEF BOLA IGE

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Opinion by Monday Alade The Osun Governorship debate was interesting. Iyiola Omisore was impressive and very articulate. He showed that he was once a vice governor and a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Apart from showing a class, he showed that he was fully aware and have rolled with the big boys. The anchor wasn't too exceptional. And some basic issues were not raised. The anchor didn't question the candidates about their opinions on the death of late Chief Bola Ige especially given the way and manner he was murdered. We were eagerly anticipating that the anchor will press the candidates on what they could have done to assist the Federal Government of Nigeria and ensure it gets to the bottom of the case. The disingenuous manner in which the case was han...
THE PERFIDIOUSE TINUBU: THE EXCELLENT AMBODE AND THE TALE OF A SECOND TERM

THE PERFIDIOUSE TINUBU: THE EXCELLENT AMBODE AND THE TALE OF A SECOND TERM

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Opinion by Monday Alade My former coworker; Sergeant C C Uzoukwu used to tell us that "there's no discrimination against excellence". This statement is so true in every sense except in the recent case of the deliberate show of power by the highly corrupt and perfidious sole called Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his efforts to ridicule the excellence of the most performing governor in Nigeria; Akinwumi Ambode. In a recent political/economic history of Nigeria especially, looking at the shameful performances of some current governors like Ekiti State; Ayodele Fayose, his counterparts in Ondo State; Akeredolu Oluwarotimi, Osun State; Rauf Aregbesola and Kogi State; Yahaya Bello. The environmental, political, social/economic devastations in the aftermath of governors Adams Oshiohole and Olusegun M...