Monthly Archives: October 2018

2019 Election: Atiku Picks Peter Obi As Running Mate

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has been pencilled down as the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the February 14, 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar. The Punch reports that Obi emerged the preferred choice of both the party and the candidate after series of consultations by stakeholders in the party and outside it. ...

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Attack On Obasanjo And Atiku: Buhari Has Scored An Own Goal, Says Atiku

The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation says it has just read with bemusement what it calls the panicky reaction of the Buhari Campaign Organisation to the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. In a statement, the organisation noted the alleged insult the Buhari Campaign Organisation had heaped on former President Obasanjo, and said it was expected. The statement ...

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ICPC Grills MD Over FG’s N9.8bn Hidden In Bank

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it has discovered N9.8bn belonging to the Federal Government which was hidden in Aso Savings and Loans Plc. The ICPC said in a statement by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, that the money which was realised from the sale of government assets was deposited in Aso Savings and Loans Plc ...

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Aviation Unions End Strike At MMA2

Unions in the aviation sector on Thursday night called off their two-day industrial action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) at Murtala Muhammed Airport2 in Lagos. This followed the signing of an agreement by the union leaders and BASL management. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the agreement was brokered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and ...

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You Will Lose Together, Buhari Tells Obasanjo, Atiku

The Presidency says the endorsement given by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, is a non-event. In a statement, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the endorsement was a well-rehearsed theatre. Shehu said, “They will lose together. Listening to the prepared statement of the former President after the meeting showed ...

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I Won’t Attend Fayemi’s Inauguration –Fayose

The governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said he won’t attend the inauguration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday because he has a date with the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The governor also advised members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly to co-operate with Fayemi and work for the interest of the state. ...

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Osinbajo At Oxford University, Speaks On Nigeria’s Human Capital Development Investments

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on the invitation of Oxford University, United Kingdom, would be delivering a special lecture highlighting ongoing investments, efforts and plans of the Nigerian government on human development on Friday, 12th October 2018 at the globally recognized institution. At the event, Prof. Osinbajo will also be inaugurating the International Advisory Board (IAB) of Oxford University’s African ...

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Ekiti Speaker, Deputy Impeached, 10 Others Suspended

The Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday removed the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole; and his deputy, Sina Animasaun. Their removal was spearheaded by the three All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the Assembly, alongside some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party members. The removal came five days to the end of the tenure of Governor Ayodele Fayose on October 15. The Assembly also ...

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Dana Air loses N100m, Threatens To Downsize

Dana Air on Thursday said it had lost over N100 million to the ongoing dispute between aviation unions and Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL). The airliner said that the dispute had led to the shutting down of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 where it was operating from. Dana Air’s Communication Manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, said the airline might also be ...

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