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Senator Ekweremadu: Nigeria’s progress depends on our unity

Nigeria can only make progress if its ethnic nationalities move closer in the spirit of national unity, says Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President.

Senator Uwajumogu: President Buhari target of election timetable rejig

The Senator representing Imo North, Benjamin Uwajumogu, says federal lawmakers’ move to rejig the sequence of the timetable for the 2019 election was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mass defections rock PDP in four states

As the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) boasts that it will oust the ruling party in 2019, it was at the weekend inflicted by massive defection in four states.

Lai Olurode: I was nearly killed for trying to stop underage voting

A former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Lai Olurode, has revealed how he was nearly killed for trying to stop underage voting.

Ex-Governor Sule Lamido vows to be next president

Alhaji Sule Lamido, a former Jigawa State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, has expressed optimism on becoming the country’s next President after the 2019 general elections.

Provide better choice of leadership for Nigerians – General Babaginda tells PDP

Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd), at the weekend challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on providing a better choice of leadership for Nigerians.

Kano SIEC promises to cooperate with INEC on probe of underage voting

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) yesterday promised to cooperate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to probe alleged incidence of underage voting during the recent local government elections in the state.

2019: Governor Ajimobi will contest senatorial seat – aide

The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed his intention to run for senatorial election in 2019.

Bishop Azogu: Why Imo APC is in crisis

A member of Imo State Elders Advisory Council, Bishop Udo Azogu, says the APC-led government in the state is currently facing crisis because his advice was not heeded by party faithful.

2019: APC’s sudden support for restructuring, deceitful – Senator Makarfi

Former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has expressed doubt on the recent support of restructuring by the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing the move as “height of deception” and a ploy by the ruling party to win votes in 2019.

APC faults PDP claims on defection of 500 members in Bayelsa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has faulted as “staged managed” the reported defection of over 500 members of the opposition party into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that those who purportedly defection are not card carrying members of the APC.

2019: Katsina elders soon to reply ex-President Obasanjo’s letter – Governor Masari

The Katsina State Elders Forum will soon reply former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, Governor Aminu Masari said on Sunday in Daura.

2019: Ex-Abia speaker Martins Azubuike declares governorship ambition

Former speaker of Abia state House of Assembly and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Rt Hon Martins Azubuike, on Sunday declared his intention to run for the Governorship seat of Abia State in 2019 general election.

Kaduna APC faction suspends Governor El-Rufai for 6 months

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state has suspended Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, for six months.

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Oxfam aid worker ‘paid for sex’, others bullied witness

British aid charity Oxfam on Monday released its internal report into a scandal in Haiti that has shattered its reputation, revealing that a former top official admitted to paying for sex and three staff physically threatened a witness.

Senator Arise: I am in governorship race to win Ekiti for APC

A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Senator Ayodele Arise, has said that he was in the race to win the July 14 poll for the party and serve the people of the state.

Anti-corruption: President Buhari needs support not insults – activist

An activist and public affairs commentator in Adamawa State, Alhaji Suleiman Baba-Jada, has urged Nigerians to render more support to the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle corruption and other challenges facing the nation.

Driver docked for allegedly defiling neighbour’s daughter

A driver, Alex Emeka, 43, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.

African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo passes on

One of the towering figure in African cinema, a Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, is dead.

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Nigerians pay tributes to popular Yoruba playwright Akinwunmi Isola

Nigerians on Saturday paid tributes to renowned playwright, culture activist and scholar, Akinwunmi Isola, who died on Saturday in Ibadan.

NGO links high crime rate to internet access

An NGO, the Women Technology Empowerment Centre (WTEC) on Tuesday attributed the increasing crime rate in the society to unrestricted and unguided access of adolescents to the Internet.

Delta lawmakers demand improved power from Benin DisCo

The Delta State House of Assembly has asked the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to enhance supply of electricity to communities in the state.
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2019: President Buhari will seek reelection – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari will seek reelection in 2019.

Schoolgirl finds snake, not lunch in backpack

An Australian schoolgirl received a terrifying shock when she tried to find lunch in her Harry Potter Gryffindor backpack: a red-bellied black snake sliding across her hand.