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Governor Okorocha: I have retired Udenwa, Nzeribe, Iwuanyanwu, others

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has declared that he has retired politicians like Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and will by 2019 add Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and others to the list.

Ekiti guber: My ambition scares other APC aspirants – Kayode Fayemi

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, on Friday spoke on his ambition to return as governor of the state, saying his declaration has created unease within the ranks of All Progressives Congress in the state.

Excess Crude Account is not president’s ATM

To be fair to the President, he never made any effort to pocket it. Buhari has been very avuncular to the governors irrespective of their political parties, offering the states financial bailouts and refunding them their Paris Club debt overpayments. He has done well on that count

Why I was arrested – Ekiti minority leader

The Minority Leader of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan, has said his arrest on Wednesday by security operatives had nothing to do with his involvement in wrongdoing.

Federal government probes role of Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria’s elections

The Federal Government has set up an in-house committee to investigate the activities of the data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica, during the nation’s general elections in 2007 and 2015.

We’ve over 50 signatures against polls reordering – Pro-Buhari senators

The senators, who are loyal to Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, have been collating signatures to counter the move by those pushing for the amendment.

IS suicide bomber kills 26 as Kabul marks Persian New Year

A suicide bomber on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, many of them teenagers, after detonating a device among a crowd of people in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian new year holiday, officials said.

Xi Jinping: China ready to fight ‘bloody battle’

President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world.

Turkey denies bombing Afrin’s hospital

The Turkish military has released aerial footage that shows an undamaged Afrin hospital building, refuting claims of hospital damage as a smear campaign by YPG militia in Afrin.

Senator Ekweremadu: No one can rig 2019 elections

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has given assurance that the 2019 general elections would not be manipulated.

Akwa Ibom govt to engage new administrator for Specialist Hospital

A new specialist who understands hospital administration, hospital records system and hospital ICT systems will soon be engaged to manage the affairs of the Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Senator Andy Uba: No arrest warrant issued against me

The Senator representing Anambra South, Senator Andy Uba, has debunked the news that a Federal High Court in FCT Abuja issued an order of arrest against him.

IS group calls on Muslims to immigrate to Afghanistan

The Islamic State group in Afghanistan is inviting Muslims worldwide to come to the war-torn country if they cannot reach Syria or Iraq, as it seeks to expand its foothold.

Lai Mohammed: Rice importation drops from 644,000 MT to 22,000 MT in 2 years

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the present administration’s agricultural revolution is not a mere propaganda but a reality, with enough evidence to back it up.

President Buhari under pressure over Boko Haram abduction, attacks

Another Boko Haram mass kidnapping has cast doubts on Nigeria’s claims to have virtually defeated the jihadists, putting the government under scrutiny as elections approach next year.

Dapchi 110: The tragedy of a nation

Karma is a bitch. Poetic justice is a bastard. Both have combined to wrong-foot the incumbent Buhari administration to make it look like a big mistake and an act of misjudgment by the Nigerian electorate.

The more things change…

kidnap of 105 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, was Chibok all over again. As it was in April 2014 so it is in February 2018. The president has changed, the service chiefs have changed and the crime scene has changed — but the details are so alike.

Why we are not winning the war against corruption

One, how come every Nigerian is a saint, who pontificates about leadership, until he gets power and misbehaves worse than those he used to criticise? Two, why is corruption so endemic in Nigeria? Three, are we one of the most corrupt people on earth, and if so, why?

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