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The season of recanting

“No, I feel like going there physically to tell President Donald Trump exactly how I feel about the statements he has been making about the black world.”

President Buhari’s age controversy a national embarrassment – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday labelled as a “national disgrace” the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari, that he had all the while believed he was 74 this year until told his age was 75 this year.

President Buhari seeks to be sole presidential candidate in 2019 – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected plans to have a sole presidential candidate in 2019.

Nigeria Customs generate N1 trillion revenue in 2017

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday recorded its highest revenue collection ever with a total generated revenue of N1.01tn in the 2017 fiscal year.

Seriake Dickson: Blessed are the peacemakers

I was heading to breakfast when I ran into the brand new National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on the ground floor of my hotel and I congratulated him on his recent appointment.

Federal govt now funding ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s treatment abroad – Presidency

Forty-eight hours after ailing former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance, the Presidency has disclosed that the Federal Government is funding the cost of treatment of the elder statesman.

INEC yet to release timetable, schedule of activities for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is yet to officially release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 General Elections.

The forgotten conversations

If you think the problem is federalism, you will vigorously push for “true federalism” and such like. If you think the problem is revenue allocation, you will fight for the Nigerian definition of “fiscal federalism” — by which is meant “higher derivation payment”.

APC: Tormented by absentee leadership, inertia

Make believe, lethargy; these are two words that best describe the general political tendency of All Progressives Congress (APC). And nothing exemplifies APC’s sluggish and seemingly ineffectual leadership than its failure to organise a midterm convention.

Ogun APC denies excluding party members from ward congresses

The Ogun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), on Thursday, denied excluding any member or group of members from participating in the recently conducted ward congresses.

CSOs seek reversal of INEC 2019 election time-table

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the National Democratic Movement (NDM), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the election timetable for 2019 such that elections start with the House of Assembly to the presidential.

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Islam Slimani may have to leave Leicester this month – Claude Puel

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Suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger kills at least 4 soldiers

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger’s southeastern Diffa region, local officials and two security sources said on Thursday.

NYSC wants employers to request corps members services

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Thursday in Abuja urged employers in the private and public sector to send in more requests for the services of corps members.

Senegal to revamp logging laws after massacre linked to timber trade

President Macky Sall on Thursday suspended all authorisations for logging and ordered an overhaul of Senegal's forestry laws after a massacre connected to the illegal trade in timber.

Governor Lalong charges Plateau United to retain NPFL title

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has charged the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United Football Club of Jos, to ensure they retained their title.

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Obafemi Awolowo University reinstates student suspended over protest

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have reinstated one out of the four students suspended for protesting poor welfare conditions in October 2017.

Nasarawa govt opts for out-of-court settlement over Breeze FM demolition

The Nasarawa State Government and the Management of Breeze FM, Lafia, have agreed to settle out-of-court, the case on the demolition of the broadcast station in Lafia, by the state government.

NAPTIP arrests two traffickers among Libya returnees

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, has arrested two suspected traffickers among Nigerian repatriated from Libya.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang keen on Arsenal move

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Yobe govt reunites 29 Libya returnees with families

The Yobe government on Saturday reunited 29 indigenes of the state repatriated from Libya to Nigeria with their families.