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Revelations from Farida Waziri’s new book

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, presented her new book to the public in Abuja on Tuesday. I was privileged to have reviewed the book at the occasion.

Kogi government treating corruption with levity – group

The Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has said it was sad and disheartening that the Kogi State government has been taking the issue of corruption with levity, saying the Governor Yahaya Bello administration could not account for the huge allocations and several interventions it collected in the last four years.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

NGO berates Kogi government over refusal to conduct council poll

A nongovernmental organisation, the Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has described failure of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration in Kogi to conduct local government election in the last four years as indicative of lack of transparency and accountability in the State.

Senator Ladoja: I was impeached because I told ex-President Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for...

Senator Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, says he was impeached in 2006 because he told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he was not qualified for a third term in office.

Presidency uncovers drug cartels in military, police formations

For a long time, the use of hard drugs by personnel of the Nigerian armed forces has been a subject of speculations, even in clear cases of disturbing patterns of behaviours–such as the inexplicable cases of soldiers who killed colleagues and superior officers and ended up killing themselves.
Femi Fani--Kayode

June 12: Fani Fani-Kayode berates Babagana Kingibe for attacking former President Obasanjo

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has exonerated former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and berated a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, for alleging that Obasanjo knew about the annulment.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Election: Group endorses Atiku Abubakar

The Peoples Democratic Movement, a pressure group founded by the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
President Buhari presides over National Council of State Meeting in State House on 22nd Jan 2019-6

Aminu Sokoto: Ex-President Obasanjo’s views won’t dissuade Nigerians from voting President Buhari

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Sokoto State, Squadron Leader Aminu Bala Sokoto, (rtd), has said the ongoing smear campaigns by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo against President Muhammadu Buhari would not dissuade patriotic Nigerians from re-electing him during the presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari: Deceiving Nigerians with ethnicity, religion is ‘bloody nonsense’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “bloody nonsense” the penchant of some Nigerians to hide under the canopy of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice and corrupt acts.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari recalls fond memories of late deputy Tunde Idiagbon

President Muhammadu Buhari has remembered his former number two man in government, late Major General Tunde Idiagbon, for his uncommon loyalty and courage.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari: How fellow Muslims opposed me while Christians stood by me

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “bloody nonsense” the penchant of some Nigerians to hide under the canopy of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice and corrupt acts.
President Buhari with R-L: Dr Iyi Uwadiae Registrar WAEC, Olutise Adenipekun Head Nig. Nat. Office WAEC, Head Public Affairs WAEC Abiodun Aduloju and Zonal Coordinator WAEc Abuja Olufemi Oke as he receives Attestation and confirmation of result from West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) registrar in State House on 2nd Nov 2018

Muhammadu Buhari: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and I wrote WASCE in 1961

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he and the late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua were classmates at both the primary and secondary schools, noting that they both joined the Army after the completion of their West African School Certificate Examination.
Muhammadu Buhari

NDF: Dust on Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate diversionary ploy by PDP

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has described the recent dust being raised on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Certificate saga as “unnecessary and a needless campaign of calumny” by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to divert attention from the issues affecting the country.

2019: Yar’Adua/Atiku associates regroup for PDP in Ekiti

Associates of the late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua under the platform of the Yar’Adua/Atiku Political Family and Friends have regrouped in Ekiti State ahead of 2019 presidential election with the sole objective to rally support for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in the impending political battle.
Pastor Habu Aminchi, PDM’s presidential candidate in a handshake with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015

2019: Habu Aminchi emerges PDM candidate

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has picked Pastor Habu Aminchi as its candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

Atiku Abubakar: I’m more qualified than others to be president

Former Vice President and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he is more qualified to be next President ahead of other contestants.
Peoples Democratic Movement - PDM

2019: PDM distances self from anti-Buhari coalition

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) Monday said it was not part of a coalition of opposition political parties that agreed to present a common presidential candidate to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Who says future Nigerian elections cannot be annulled?

The Presidential election held in Nigeria on June 12, 1993 was the first in the history of the nation to be formally annulled by the government of the day. It was indeed the very first time the word ‘annul’ was used in connection with our elections. No one expected it.

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Appeal court judgement: CUPP demands postponement of Edo, Ondo elections

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against going ahead with the conduct of the imminent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States without carrying all political parties in the country along.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Suspected killers of village head, kidnappers of CAN chairman, others arrested

The Police in Nasarawa State have arrested 27 suspects over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping in the state.
French star Blaise Matuidi will quit Serie A giants Juventus in the coming days to join MLS side Inter Miami.

Blaise Matuidi to quit Juventus for MLS club

The midfielder was tipped to leave Juve after a successful three-year stint in Turin where he won the Serie A title three times along with one Coppa Italia and Supercoppa title.
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Innocent Chukwuma: Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing only imports engine, light

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman/CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, IVM, has revealed that his company only imports engine and light, as all the electrical aspects and other equipment are sourced in-country.
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US decries Russia’s decree targeting VOA, others

The U.S. says it is ”deeply concerned’’ by a recent draft decree published by Russian authorities targeting media entities funded by the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) in Russia.