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National Assembly retains immunity for President, govs

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. Approves LG autonomy, independent candidacy in election . Scraps SIECs; removes wages from exclusive list . Empowers NASS to override President, govs on assent . Confers immunity on legislators ABUJA—THE Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review yesterday retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors which was originally in […]

Only Govs must dictate what happens in PDP —Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party would continue to dictate what happens in the party until its delegates’ pattern was changed. The President spoke during a stakeholders’ interactive session at the Jigawa State Government House, shortly after inaugurating the Dutse International Airport. He explained […]

Boko Haram Sponsors: CBN denies funding Boko Haram

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has denied allegations that there are people using the Bank to fund the activities of Boko Haram. This was disclosed in a letter dated October 16, 2014 and addressed to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. The letter with reference LSD/ACL/GEN/SRP/02/090 and by O.A. Ogundana on behalf of the Director, Legal […]

2015: Why APC Would “Not Be Comfortable” With National Election Result – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s main opposition party, APC on Tuesday expressed concern that swathes of voters could be disenfranchised by Boko Haram violence at next year’s elections, undermining the credibility of results. The country’s elections chief conceded last week that a ballot may be impossible in some parts of the northeast worst hit by the violence but it […]

2015: How PDP Governors Should Control Delegates’ Votes In Their States – Jonathan Reveals

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said state governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party would continue to dictate what happened in the party until its delegates pattern was changed. The President spoke during a stakeholders interactive session at the Jigawa State Government House shortly after inaugurating the Dutse International Airport. He explained […]

Strange: How A Man Raped 16-Month-Old Neighbour’s Daughter – Nigeria Police Confirms

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The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a 16-month-old baby. The suspected rapist, Annas Adamu, a resident of Ningi LGA in Bauchi state was arrested on Monday by police detectives from the Ningi Area Command. According to a statement made available to journalists in Bauchi by the Police Public […]

Tinubu tasks stakeholders on education sector’s revival

Vice Chairman of the Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity, Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Lagos—Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of national leader of All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has charged stakeholders in the nation’s education sector to work together to revive it in the collective interest of all. She gave the charge in Lagos shortly after she was invested with African Education Monitor’s Award. She added that the rot […]

BBOG: APC Chieftain Finally Apologizes To #BringBackOurGirls Group Over Wrong Allegation, Releases Statement

Chief Audu Ogbeh of APC

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Audu Ogbeh, has apologised to the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group for calling them members of the APC. Ogbeh had at a rally organised by former military Head of State and presidential aspirant, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to announce his bid to vie for the presidency […]

Why Atiku should withdraw from presidential race – Group reveals shocking details

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Some loyalists of a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, have asked a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to withdraw from the presidential race and support the aspiration of Mr. Buhari. The call came on the same day a renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, asked the former head of state not to contest the […]

2015: Why I want to govern Kaduna – El Rufai states reasons

2015 ELECTIONS: There Is Nothing Wrong With Muslim/Muslim Ticket -El-Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he joined the governorship race in his home state, Kaduna, because of the level of decay there. In a statement on Monday, Mr. El-Rufai, who is running on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, lamented that the state, which used […]


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