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2015: Falana sends message to Buhari over presidential form ‘loan’

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Senior lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the decision of a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammad Buhari, to take out a bank loan to purchase his party’s intent form for the presidential race. Mr. Falana spoke on Thursday in Abeokuta at the 2014 Press Week of the Paramount F.M chapter of the […]

Why the First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan resigned as Bayelsa Permanent Secretary

Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan

Wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has resigned her appointment as Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. The 57-year-old Patience was said to have left the service voluntarily. She was one of the appointed 17 permanent secretaries in the state civil service in July 2012. The appointment had caused outrage in the state […]

Adamawa: Fintiri Arrested, Questioned By Police Over Possible Embezzlement While Acting As Gov.

Alhaji Umaru Fintiri

The former acting Governor of Adamawa State, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, was invited on Thursday by the Nigeria Police Force for questioning over his stewardship when he was in charge of the state. Some policemen were said to have stormed Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday evening from the Police Headquarters, Abuja, and reportedly invited […]

Ekiti Impeachment Saga: Root of the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly

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In this piece, KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE takes a look at the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly The tension pervading the Ekiti State House of Assembly started with a rumoured plan to impeach the Ekiti House of Assembly Speaker, Adewale Omirin. This was reported in a section of the media on October 12, 2014. […]

Defection: Read why Ondo lawmakers dumps LP for APC

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Two members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olugbenga Edema(Ilaje Constituency II) and Folajimi Olaseinde-Vincent(Ose Constituency) on Thursday formally defected from the Labour Party to the All Progressives Congress. The lawmakers made their declaration at a ceremony hosted by the Ondo State branch of the APC in Akure. Edema, who was the only lawmaker […]

We dont have any office-sharing agreement with Mimiko – PDP

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The embattled executive council of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has reacted to claims by Governor Olusegun Mimiko that no decision was reached on the sharing of positions in the state chapter of the party. A statement by the Organising Secretary, Ondo PDP, Afolabi Akinbowale, in Akure, on Thursday, said the governor’s claims […]

2015: I have accepted offer to contest – Jonathan

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After many months of suspense, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday opened up on his intention to seek re-election during the 2015 presidential election. All organs of the Peoples Democratic Party had before now endorsed the President as the party’s sole candidate for the election. Groups such as the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria had also been […]

Buhari Asked To Step Down For Jonathan In 2015

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The former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(rtd) has been asked by the Turaki Vanguard to drop his ambition of contesting in the upcoming 2015 elections. Turaki Vanguard, a political pressure group was said to have urged Buhari to step down. The group have the believe that Buhari’s interest in the 2015 presidential contest would […]

Haliru as Chairman: President Jonathan’s Presidential Declaration Committee

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Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday announced the appointment of Dr Bello Haliru, a former Minister of Defence, as Chairman of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Declaration Committee. Former Senate President. Ken Nnamani is the Deputy Chairman and Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim will serve as Secretary of the committee. The appointments were made […]

Plot to impeach Fayose: Ekiti State House of Assembly

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The All Progressives Congress caucus of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday denied hatching a plot to impeach the Governor, Ayodele Fayose, describing the allegation as spurious and unfounded. The caucus also denied receiving money from a national leader of the party and a former Governor of the State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to […]

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