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Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

Tony Momoh: Minimum wage not living wage, N30,000 will cause chaos

A former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh, has expressed fears that the new N30, 000 minimum wage, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18 would lead to chaos.
John Nnia Nwodo and Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar’s endorsement: Ohanaeze Ndigbo misfired – Igbo group

A group, Igbo Reawakening Forum (IRF) has distanced itself from the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by the Ohaneze Ndigbo.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB
President Buhari attends Flag Off of APC Presidential Campaign in Akwa-Ibom on 28th Dec 2018-8

Election: Igbo group guarantees one million votes for President Buhari

The New South East Peoples Consultative Parliament (NSEPCOP), has guaranteed President Muhammadu Buhari a minimum of one million votes in the South East zone in the forthcoming 2019 general election.

Chris Ngige: Foundation laid by Buhari will make his second term merry for Nigerians

Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige says foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in his first term would make his second term “a merry period” for Nigerians

Tony Momoh: Picking Peter Obi won’t guarantee votes for Atiku Abubakar in South East

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, has argued that the decision of Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to pick Peter Obi, former Anambra State governor, as his running mate in the 2019 presidential poll was not an assurance that he would get massive votes from the South-East region.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 3

Abia lawmaker assures Muhammadu Buhari of votes in South-East

President Muhammadu Buhari and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections will garner more votes in 2019 in Abia state and the entire South-East zone than he got four years ago, a member representing Umunneochi state constituency at the Abia state House of Assembly, Hon Prince Ikedi Ezekwesili, has said.

David Umahi: I am a fighter of marginalisation of Ebonyi people

Ebonyi state governor, Dr David Umahi, has said he will continue to fight against marginalisation of his people from their sister States in the south-east.

APC clears Margery Okadigbo to contest Anambra North senatorial primary

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has cleared Senator Margery Okadigbo to contest the Party’s primary for Anambra North Senatorial District.
Senate President Bukola Saraki

SANs, ex-presidential aide warn against unlawful removal of Senator Saraki

Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria and a former presidential spokesperson, Dr Doyin Okupe, have advised the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to follow due process in its attempt to remove the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Why I left APGA for APC – Ojukwu’s son

Emeka Ojukwu Jr., the son of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has explained why he left the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Group: Beware of political masquerades in Christian fold

There is no iota of truth in the allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of herdsmen killings and is pursuing an Islamic agenda, a group, Forum of United Nigerians Against Divisive Elements (FUNADE), has said.

Another comedy of shame

Legislative rascality has a long, chequered history. Perhaps one of the most dramatic in the Senate in the last 18 years happened on the watch of Chuba Okadigbo, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried by means fair and foul to remove Okadigbo as president of the Senate.

From ‘Sai Baba to ‘Slay’ Baba: Can President Buhari get his groove back?

The chant across the country was simply: ‘Sai Baba’. Except, perhaps, for the Late Chief MKO Abiola in the annulled 1993 presidential election, no presidential candidate in the country’s political history had garnered so much extensive approval.

Opposition spreading lies to pitch Igbo against me – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, lamented that some persons opposed to his government were spreading false accusations aimed at painting a picture that he hates Igbo people.

2019: Those plotting against President Buhari do not mean well for Nigeria – VON...

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has said those plotting to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 are more or less self-seeking individuals who do not mean well for the country.

Chuba Okadigbo’s son appointed ADP deputy spokesman

Son of the late flamboyant Senate President, Dr. Chuba Okadigbo, Pharaoh, has been appointed Assistant National Publicity Secretary of Action Democratic Party (ADP).

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Nigerian oil field sale triggers police raid on Brazil’s largest bank

Brazil’s federal police on Friday raided the headquarters of Latin America’s largest independent investment bank, Banco BTG Pactual SA, and the addresses of its founder Andre Esteves, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Minimum wage negotiations to continue September 4

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.

Ministry speaks on video showing ‘harassment’ of foreign affairs minister in Vienna

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed a video that has gone viral on social media showing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, being chased out of a meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS commences e-registration of immigrants

Zone ‘A’ headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e-registration exercise of migrants in line with the Federal Government directive.
Vehicles seized by the military for transporting Boko Haram insurgents’ fishery products to Maiduguri markets

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram engaging in fishery trade to fund insurgency

The Nigerian Army has warned traders and Borno communities against engaging in illegal fishery trade with Boko Haram insurgents.