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Sultan to Nigerians: Stop tagging other ethnic groups as criminals

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to desist from tagging members of ethnic groups different from their own as criminals.

Senate, others fault Governor el-Rufai’s govt over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

The crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as the office of the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was demolished on Tuesday.

APC doomed if Asiwaju Tinubu fails – Senator Shehu Sani

Sen. Shehu Sani has said that avoidable doom awaits the All Progressives Congress at the 2019 polls should Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu fail to reconcile aggrieved members.

Of drowning men and national security

Jimoh Moshood, the current Police Public Relations officer in Abuja is probably the most unprofessional occupier of that office since 1999. His lack of professionalism and ready capacity to perpetually say the wrong thing at the right time is the reason why he should be relieved forthwith of that important position.

President Buhari alone can’t solve Nigeria’s problem – Senate

The Senate on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari and the Executive that what was required at the moment to nip in the bud, cases of Killings, kidnappings, mayhem and general lawlessness, is a leadership that would dounce the flames and reduce the tension in the land.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar under pressure to abandon presidential ambition

It was gathered that the intense lobby resulted in certain underground meetings by Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, with governors of the North-East and politicians from the geopolitical zone in the remote Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi, recently.

Governor Ortom is a ‘drowning man’ – police spokesman

Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, has described Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, as “a drowning man”.

Count us out of Coalition of Nigeria Movement – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has said the will not be part of the present political movement known as Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM).

Jigawa Assembly passes N138.6bn 2018 Appropriation Bill

The Jigawa State House of Assembly yesterday evening deliberated and passed the 2018 Appropriation bill of‎ N138.6 billion to law.

Senate puts off security summit in honour of ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

The Senate has announced its decision to suspend the national summit on security as a mark of honour to former Vice President Alex Ekwueme who will be buried on Saturday.

Benue killings: Groups demand President Buhari’s investigation, impeachment

They were miffed that the Defence Minister “in his comments attributed the unprovoked barbaric murder of innocent and defencelss children, pregnant women and the aged in Benue State to the enactment of the Anti-Open Grazing Law by the Government of Benue State.”

Benue killings: You’re dancing on blood, graves of innocent pregnant women, children – Governor...

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has lashed at the Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, over his comments on the recent killings in the state, saying he was allegedly complicit against Benue.

Herdsmen now have same immunity as president, governors – Governor Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom says the same immunity from prosecution enjoyed by the President and Vice-President appears to be applicable to herdsmen and their cattle.

Presidential poll to hold last in 2019

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a fresh election timetable changing the sequence of elections for the president, governors, national and state legislative seats.


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Attahiru Jega: Politicians greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, on Thursday said politicians were the greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

APC governors meet President Buhari at Aso Villa

The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, told newsmen after a closed door meeting with President Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, that their mission was merely to condole with the President over the loss of two members of his extended family.

Federal govt launches national standard for drinking water quality

The Federal Government on Thursday launched the Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality to promote the availability of safe drinking water for all Nigerians.

Lassa fever claims one life in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Thursday confirmed the death of one person in the two cases of Lassa fever recorded in the territory.

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Nigerian Army embarks on water project in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it had drilled a bore hole in Sambisa Forest to enhance water supply to troops and communities in the area as part of efforts to make the forest habitable.

House of Reps approves N364 billion NDDC budget

The House of Representatives, yesterday, considered and approved the budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

Governor Ganduje rejects Kano accountant-general’s resignation

Kano State Accountant General, Hajiya Aisha Bello, on Thursday in Kano tendered her letter of resignation to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

NAPTIP urges Oba of Benin to stop juju priests from administering oaths on victims

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has appealed to the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to prevail on Juju priests in the kingdom to stop administrating oaths on victims of human trafficking.

Senate wades into SSANU, NASU, NAAT strike

The Senate on Wednesday waded into the ongoing strike of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and National Association of Academic Technologists.