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Amid divisive tendencies that daily threaten national development and unity, an Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. John Ayoade has rejected the on-going effort by the National Assembly to amend the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) in response to public demands.

Prof. Ayoade: Nigeria is neither federal nor republic

An Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. John Ayoade has said the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as currently being referred to, is neither federal nor republic.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Why Rashidi Ladoja was ousted as Oyo governor

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja was impeached and removed as governor of Oyo State for being ungrateful to Chief Lamidi Adedibu and Chief Yekinni Adeojo.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, have called for the devolution of powers to states.

Kaduna, Ekiti governors call for power devolution to states

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, have called for the devolution of powers to states.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

#EndSARS: CAGG condemns ex-President Obasanjo’s statement

A Civil Society Organisation, Citizens Action for Good Governance, CAGG, Friday, condemned former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on a statement made over President Muhammadu Buhari, on the #EndSARS protests in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to #EndSARS protesters to resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating the nation’s nascent democracy.

#EndSARS: Ex-President Obasanjo commended Buhari’s speech – Presidency

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo commended Buhari’s speech on the #EndSARS protests last night.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Nigeria to apply for $11 billion loan to construct Lagos-Calabar rail line – minister

Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, said, yesterday, that the Federal Government was set to apply for a $11 billion loan to construct Lagos to Calabar rail.
Leader of the Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on Friday expressed fear over the future of Nigeria as a nation.

Afenifere leader expresses fear over future of Nigeria

Fasoranti who stated this in Akure, Ondo State capital, during the launch of his book titled “My Life, My Legacy (Service with Integrity and Excellence), to mark his 94th birthday, complained about the continued insecurity in the country, unemployment, famine and other challenges confronting the country seem to be eroding the root of the Nigerian nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

Presidency: President Buhari inherited ‘terribly’ divided Nigeria

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says President Muhammadu Buhari inherited a terribly divided country from his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015.

Wole Soyinka: Nigeria never this divided

According to Soyinka “I am notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, General, twice former president and co-architect with other past leaders of the crumbling edifice that is still generously called Nigeria. I have no reasons to change my stance on his record. Nonetheless, I embrace the responsibility of calling attention to any accurate reading of this nation from whatever source, as a contraption teetering on the very edge of total collapse.”
Yekini Nabena

APC: Political actors behind national rot can’t chart way forward

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that political actors that midwifed national rot cannot chart a way forward for the country.

PDP backs ex-President Obasanjo, slams Presidency

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commednded former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some Nigerian elders for standing up to save the country at its alleged worst times in history.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Presidency: Ex-President Obasanjo is Nigeria’s ‘Divider-in-Chief’

The Presidency on Sunday came down hard on former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his Thursday’s comment on the state of the nation, describing him as the country’s ‘Divider-in-Chief.’
President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite committee at the State House on Monday, August 31, 2020.

President Buhari prevented Nigeria from becoming a failed state – minister

The government’s response may not be unconnected to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent statement that the country was fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state.
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

PANDEF urges President Buhari to revisit 2014 confab report

The Pan Niger Delta Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revisit the 2014 national conference report and use the recommendations to move Nigeria forward.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: Only President Buhari can look ex-President Obasanjo in the eye and survive...

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says only his principal has enough confidence to confront former President Olusegun Obasanjo and tell him his honest opinion on things.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria’s recession will be short-lived – minister

This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, said despite the N2.3 trillion Economic Stimulus Plan put in place to contain impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, there is the possibility that the third quarter, 2020 (Q3’20) Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate will be negative, while the economy will relapse into a recession.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ambassador Godknows Igali, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday.

Bayelsa Central bye-election: Godknows Igali declares intention, joins race

Former Ambassador to, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, Dr Godknows Igali, on Wednesday, declared intention to contest in the forthcoming Bayelsa Central Senatorial Bye-election in Bayelsa State.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana faults ex-President Obasanjo’s comment on deceased Senator Kashamu

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has condemned the condolence message of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, noting that he should stop insulting the collective intelligence of the Nigerian people.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari, APC owe Nigerians apology

Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, Sunday said that the President Mohammadu Buhari led government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) must apologise to Nigerians and make an admittance of guilt for taking the country through the throes of subjugation to another country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Governor Fayemi mourns former presidential aide

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has paid tributes to a former Special Adviser on Education and Ethics to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Samuel Kolawole Babalola, who died on July 20 at 89 years.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Ex-President Obasanjo pays glowing tribute to late Isa. Funtua

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo ha described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa-Funtua as rare breed individual who made quality contributions to the development of the Federal Capital Territory and his administration between 1999-2007.
Ibrahim Magu

Presidential panel quizzes Ibrahim Magu on N700 million training fund

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday appeared before the Presidential panel probing him over allegations raised by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for the sixth time.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Ebonyi: Gunmen attack police station in Izzi

Some gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Imo hunter kills lover for ‘cheating on him’

A source in the community told newsmen that the victim simply identified as Chinwendu visited the suspect from her village, Ohabele in Obosima community in Ohaji/ Egbema LGA of the state after returning from Aba in Abia state.
FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.

FIFA favours Patrice Motsepe for CAF presidency

FIFA have asked three candidates to back South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe in the upcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential election, a source close to one of the candidates told AFP.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Liverpool can no longer hope to defend their Premier League title.

Manchester City in bizarre spat with Opta

Manchester City are in another battle with stats boffins Opta over Pep Guardiola’s managerial record.
A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”

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Minister: Supplementary budget for vaccines ready by March

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said the federal government would draw a supplementary budget in March to cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Yohan Blake: I’d rather miss Olympics than take coronavirus vaccine

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Nigeria Customs: How we tracked tramadol cargoes from India

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William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Premier League promotion primary target for Watford

Watford defender William Troost-Ekong insists automatic promotion to the Premier League remains the club’s main target this season.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets group for U-17 AFCON revealed by CAF

Five-time world champions are one of three top seeds for today’s draw along with host nations Morocco and defending champions Cameroon.