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Vice President Osinbajo: Restructuring should allow states greater freedom

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said he agreed with some Nigerians clamouring for the restructuring of the country.

Vice President Osinbajo backs restructuring

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, said he agreed with some Nigerians clamouring for the restructuring of the country.

Senator Shehu Sani dares APC, PDP to publish ‘lists of saints’

A federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has dared the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to release their ‘lists of saints’ following the recent naming and shaming of alleged looters displayed by both parties.

PDP: Federal government’s list of looters is “hollow and laughable”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the list of alleged “looters” published by the Federal Government as “hollow and laughable”.

APC funded 2015 campaigns with stolen money from Lagos, Rivers – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to deny that the APC’s 2015 presidential campaigns were not funded with stolen money from Lagos and Rivers states.

PDP asks federal govt to come clean on $1bn ECA withdrawal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the federal government to be more honest with Nigerians on what it plans to use the $1bn excess crude oil money approved for its use by the National Economic Council (NEC) last week.

President Buhari’s farming is bad propaganda

To President Muhammadu Buhari’s ardent followers, certain spectacles are heartwarming emblems of his simplicity, but, they are in fact, bad PR. The image of the President of Nigeria watching a 32-inch TV, for instance, should be nobody’s idea of austereness neither should it deserve the fuss it attracted.

President Buhari sleeping on the job – Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul his cabinet.

On corruption: One thing Buhari must do to regain moral authority

Lets commence by reminding ourselves that the final straw that broke the camel’s back before the last administration was booted out of power in 2015 was the stench of corruption oozing out of Aso Rock villa which had become unbearable.

Ex-President Jonathan has nothing to do with Abdulrasheed Maina’s loot – media aide

Media adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, on Saturday, denounced media reports which indicated that an unnamed former president was paid the sum of N5bn monthly from the pension fund.

Ex-President Jonathan dissociates self from pension fund payments

Media adviser to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, has dissociated the former President from allegations which accused an ‘Ex-President’ of being paid N5 billion monthly from the Pension Fund.

Femi Falana urges President Buhari to sanction officials involved in Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement

Femi Falana, Lagos activist lawyer, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently sanction all government officials involved in the reinstatement of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

NANS wants immediate suspension of those behind Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for immediate suspension of those suspected of complicity in reinstating Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of Pension Task Team, into civil service.

#MainaGate: One scandal too many for President Buhari’s administration – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that the controversy surrounding the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service is the most lethal blow to the Buhari-led administration’s fight against corruption.

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