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Report: How Edwin Clark stopped militants’ revolt against NDDC interim management

Elder Statesman and South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has quietly intervened and prevailed on some angry militants in the Niger Delta, threatening to lock up the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over the continued operation of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, to abandon the option.

General Lekwot: Southern Kaduna crises caused by outsiders

Elder statesman, General Zamani Lekwot (retd.), on Thursday said security challenges in Southern Kaduna State was caused by outsiders rather than indigenes of the area.

President Buhari greets Ibrahim Gambari on his 75th birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, on his 75th birthday, congratulating him for a life of exploits in diplomacy, academia, and administration, both at the national and international levels.
Manchester City Forward, Raheem Sterling has advised fans who racially abused Danny Rose during England’s encounter with Montenegro to get some education.

Raheem Sterling: Emotions got the better of me

Raheem Sterling said he allowed his “emotions” to get the better of him leading to a brief altercation with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez that resulted in Manchester City player being dropped for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro.

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu: Ndigbo don’t hate President Buhari, they want equity

Elder statesman, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has said that the Igbo nation does not hate President Muhammadu Buhari as portrayed but merely seek to be treated fairly in the country they call their own.

85th birthday: General Gowon rare gift to Nigeria – Governor Lalong

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has congratulated former Head of State, Gen.Yakubu Gowon, on his 85th birthday, describing him as a rare gift to the State, Nigeria and the world.

President Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan felicitate with General Gowon at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated erstwhile Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, as he turns 85 years today.

Igbo Presidency: Ayo Adebanjo speaking for himself – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker on Monday said Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, is not qualified to dictate to Nigerians which zone should produce the Presidency in 2023.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: President Buhari revealed his ‘true colour’ after he got power

Buba Galadima, former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, says power has exposed what the president is truly made of.

General Akinrinade faults ex-President Obasanjo on open letters to federal government

Former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alani Akinrinade, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to adjust his style as a leader and statesman, cautioning the former military head of state-turned a two-term civilian president of Nigeria to consider dropping his habit of writing open letters to a sitting president at the slightest chance.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari’s Next Level is real – APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Lanre Razak, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari with a view to assisting him to consolidate and improve on his first term performance.

Insecurity: Olu Falae urges Nigerians to rise up, defend their communities

Elder statesman and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has urged all Nigerian communities to design their own security architecture and defend themselves within the limits of the law.

Bishop Kukah: Diversity is Nigeria’s greatest talent despite turbulent times

Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah has said that the greatest talent Nigeria had was her diversity but the challenge it also had was how to manage the diversity, a reason the country was living in turbulent times.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

CLO urges federal government to take ex-President Obasanjo’s letter seriously

The Federal Government has been called upon to take the views of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as contained in his recent letter, seriously, in view of the current insecurity and poverty situation of the country.

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu: Miyetti Allah’s proposed South East vigilance group insult to Ndigbo

Elder statesman and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuayanwu, has broken his silence on the proposed establishment of a vigilance group in the South East by the Fulani cattle breeders’ group, Miyetti Allah.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Election: Olisa Agbakoba advises Atiku Abubakar no to go to court

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba, on Wednesday, urged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, not to approach the Election Petition Tribunal over his loss of the February 23 presidential elections.

PDP: Critics of Ohanaeze endorsement of Atiku/Obi lack courage

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku/Obi campaign council for the Presidential Election in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has berated those kicking against the endorsement of the PDP Presidential candidate by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying such critics lack political courage.

Bola Tinubu: Shehu Shagari served Nigeria well, helped advance nation’s democracy

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday described late Alhaji Shehu Shagari as a statesman, patriot and political stabiliser who served the country well in different capacities.

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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

SGF urges Nigerians to access govt interventions for better living standards

Mustapha gave the charge at a one-day Strategic Meeting with Leaders of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to Identify Service Delivery and challenges in MSMEs Interventions
PSV Nigerian striker Noni Madueke says he is not ruling out the possibility of representing Nigeria at senior international level.

Noni Madueke: I’m open to playing for Nigeria

PSV Nigerian striker Noni Madueke says he is not ruling out the possibility of representing Nigeria at senior international level.
Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has remanded one Vincent Harrison Chukwuemeka, an alleged serial Facebook hacker, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service following his arraignment on one count charge of fraud to the tune of N407, 000 fraud.

Court sends serial Facebook hacker to prison

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has remanded one Vincent Harrison Chukwuemeka, an alleged serial Facebook hacker, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service following his arraignment on one count charge of fraud to the tune of N407, 000 fraud.

Bishop Kukah flays bandits’ attack on Katsina village

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, has condemned the attack and killing of some villagers at Gidan Namune, Katsina State on Tuesday.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki cautions PDP chairman against Interfering with reconciliation drive

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, against interfering with the party’s ongoing reconciliation efforts.