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President Buhari approves new agency for South-east – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an agency on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for the South East.

Defections: PDP assures old members of protection

The Peoples Democratic Party has assured its members of adequate protection, accommodation and a level playing ground at every level of political engagement and aspirations ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu

Senator Adamu: Bukola Saraki a drowning man

The senator representing Nasarawa West in Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu, has described Bukola Saraki as “a drowning man” who is clutching at straws to salvage his dwindling reputation.

Eddy Olafeso: Defections will favour PDP in 2019

Despite the current posture of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), where it sounds unperturbed by the recent gale of defections, there are indications that the party is actually rattled and might be in dilemma about its chances in the next elections.
Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, has given Ahmed Makarfi his blessings to contest the 2019 presidential election.

2019: You have my blessings – General Babangida tells Makarfi

Ibrahim Babangida, former military head of state, has given Ahmed Makarfi his blessings to contest the 2019 presidential election.

Ayo Adebanjo: Why President Buhari will lose 2019 election

Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has insisted that the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other bigwigs from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will affect President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid in 2019.

APC, 15 other parties move against Senator Saraki in Kwara

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that the APC in the state is in coalition with 15 other parties to wrest political powers in the state from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

2019: Senator Gemade, ex-Governor Suswam reach truce over senatorial ticket

Strong indications emerged on Saturday that Senator Barnabas Gemade might have bowed to pressure to assume the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State instead of returning to the Senate for a third term.
Aliyu Wamakko

Senator Wamakko: Defectors will regret their actions

An All Progressives Congress Senator from Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko, staged a grand homecoming to Sokoto on Saturday, saying that defectors to the Peoples Democratic Party and other political parties from the APC, will surely regret their actions.

2019: Go and settle with your God, not me – Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar replies...

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and his erstwhile deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, clashed, again, yesterday, after the former, said God will not forgive him if he supports Atiku’s presidential bid ahead of 2019 elections.

Ebonyi senator, ex-minister, 13 others dump PDP for APC

The senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, and an ex-Minister of State for Power and Steel, Goddy Ogbaga and 13 others on Saturday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-Presdient Obasanjo: God won’t forgive me if I support Atiku Abubakar for president

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar “can never enjoy” his support for a political office.

2019: I’ll support credible candidate from Ogun West for governor – Ex-President Obasanjo

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, says he will support any credible candidate produced by the Ogun West senatorial district for the governor of the state in 2019.
Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto

Senator Wamakko: Governor Tambuwal, other defectors will regret

Former Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto on Saturday said defectors to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties from All Progressives Congress (APC) will surely regret their actions.

2019: A victory for President Buhari is a victory for Ndi Igbo – Governor...

Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the elite in the nation’s politics are not comfortable with President Muhammadu Buhari and have therefore ganged up against him, adding that the President has done nothing wrong except that the elite, for fear of molestations for corrupt practices or for their continued marginalization of the ordinary people, have risen against him.
Princess Bunmi Jegede

Princess Jegede: Defecting politicians are greedy

Business woman and peace ambassador, Princess Bunmi Jegede, popularly known as Honey B, has said despite the mass defection of politicians from the APC and PDP, President Buhari will still win the 2019 presidential election.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Monday, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, performed the symbolic hoisting of flags of participating nations in the 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships (ASAC) christened- ‘Asaba 2018’.

Asaba 2018: Chioma Ajunwa hails Governor Okowa, says hosting great gain

Nigerian first Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, on Saturday that Nigeria’s hosting of the ongoing 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships would help its athletes to aspire to be the best.

Abia SDP elects 36-member state exco

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Abia on Saturday elected a 36-member state executive committee, amidst complaints from Abia South Zone.

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

NAF levels Boko Haram base, kills scores in Sambisa forest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said its fighter jets have again destroyed more strongholds of the Boko Haram terrorists and killed scores of their fighters at Bula Korege on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to demolish houses harbouring kidnappers, sets up trust fund

Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, has said that the government will pull down houses where kidnappers are found and their certificates of occupancy revoked.
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Gunmen kidnap five in Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna State have confirmed the kidnap of five persons by armed men on Friday at Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna metropolis.

Presidency explains why ministers must go through Chief of Staff, SGF

The Presidency on Saturday cleared the air on the responsibilities of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and that of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha.

Retired policeman kills man at Imo festival

Tragedy struck in Imo State on Friday after a retired policeman, Emezim Duru, shot and killed a yet-to-be-identified man at an ongoing festival in the state.