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Bishop Kukah: Northern Muslim elite use religion to hold onto power

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has accused the Northern Muslim elite of using religion to hold onto power to the detriment of their people and the larger society.

Kaduna govt urged to probe causes of Kasuwan Magani crisis

Media Committee of Mainan Zazzau Campaign Organisation has urged Kaduna State Government to set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of Kasuwan Magani crisis.

Senator Makarfi cautions public office holders against abuse of power

Former Governor of Kaduna State and erstwhile Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has cautioned public office holders under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari against excessive use of political power.

Senator Makarfi: I didn’t vote for APC in 2015

Ahmed Makarfi, former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed a statement made by Asari Dokubo, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF).

Speaker Dogara: Attacks on humanitarian workers, repugnant, barbaric

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the callous attack on humanitarian workers in Rann, Borno State.

Senator Makarfi deplores Rann deadly attack

Former Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has condemned the latest Boko Haram attack in Rann, Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State during which lives were lost including those of workers of the aforementioned international agencies.

Ex-Minister Sarafa Ishola dumps PDP for APC

A former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji Ishola, on Thursday dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State.

Senator Melaye: APC has failed Nigerians

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for failing to meet the expectations of Nigerians, many of whom he said, defied the odds to vote for Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s President in the 2015 general elections.

PDP staff plan “black cloth” demonstrations over unpaid allowance

Administrative Staff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretariat are planning to stage a “black cloth” protest at the party secretariat on Thursday, March 1, over the refusal of the party management to pay their outstanding allowances in the last four year.

Senator Ladoja sets to pull out of PDP again

The crisis in the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a worse turn.

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.

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.

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.

Ekiti PDP leaders alleged victimisation by Governor Fayose

Some leaders of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State have alleged that Governor Ayodele Fayose is yet to forgive them over their fraternity with Ali Modu Sheriff during the recent leadership crisis.


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Group lauds withdrawal of policemen attached to VIPs

A socio-cultural group, the Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), on Tuesday commended the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, for withdrawing policemen attached to Very Important Personalities (VIPs) in the country.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Police free Mali consul’s wife after held by man in Barcelona

Police on Monday freed the wife of Mali's honorary consul in Barcelona after a man from the African country seeking to be allowed out of Spain held her for five hours, police said.

China vows to punish Taiwan for separatism

President Xi Jinping of China, on Tuesday, warned self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separating from the country.

Another parcel blast reported in Texas

A package exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, news reports said, two days after the latest in a series of blasts in Austin attributed to a serial bomber.

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Maryjane Benson: I can approach a man if I really like him

Budding Nollywood actress and video vixen, Asakomhe Mary, aka Maryjane Benson, has said in a chat that she’s a regular girl next door but one with big dreams.

Ministry: Overloaded heavy duty vehicle owners to pay N10 million fine

Owners of overloaded heavy duty vehicles that ply federal highways will start paying fines ranging from N1m to N10m, the Federal Government has announced.

IOM: AU supports 5,200 migrants return from Libya

The African Union (AU) has supported 5,200 migrants to return home safely from Libya since November 2017, the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) Mission in Libya, has said.

#BBNaija: I can’t marry someone like you – Cee-C tells Lolu

Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate Cee-c has said she cannot marry someone like Lolu.

Sky suspends Jamie Carragher until end of football season

The suspension comes after Carragher was filmed spitting towards a father and his 14-year-old daughter from his car window.