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Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.

Oyo South: Bayo Lawal wins PDP senatorial ticket

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bayo Lawal, has won the party’s Senatorial ticket in Oyo South district ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Senator Ladoja meets President Obasanjo Wednesday on planned defection to ADC

Barring last minute changes, former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, will, on Wednesday meet former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to perfect his planned defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

2019 and the politics of campaign finance

Each Governor was reportedly asked by the ruling APC party to bring N250 million ahead of the party’s National Convention. When the public protested, recently, the party disclaimed the news even if it added that it was the responsibility of members to pay outstanding dues.

Ex-Governor Alao-Akala, Senator Folarin defection can’t stop PDP from winning 2019 elections – Senator...

According to him, these former PDP political stalwarts, among others, would be welcomed officially to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a ceremony at Mapo hall, Ibadan, today.

I have no intention to depose Olubadan – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said that he had no plans of deposing the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, no matter the level of provocation and opposition to the recent installation of new obas in Ibadanland.

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Finidi George: Victor Moses must fight for place at Chelsea

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Guards Brigade holds special parade as Muhammadu Buhari marks 76th birthday

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