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I’m For You, Don’t Mind My Dad, Obasanjo’s Son Tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s son, Olujonwo met President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and pledged to campaign for his re-election, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The younger Obasanjo, son of Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, has already identified with the campaign team. The 34 year-old only visited yesterday to meet the President and pledge his support, contrary to the position of his ...

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Investigative Journalism Key To Uncovering Corruption In Nigeria—SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has today in Lagos launched its latest publication titled Uncovering Corruption in Nigeria: A Manual for Investigative Journalists. The manual was presented by journalist and human rights activist Richard Akinnola at an interactive session for investigative journalists from across Nigeria which held at the CITIHEIGHT Hotel, Lagos. According to Akinnola, “The public has a right of ...

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Supreme Court Ruling Does Not Affect Our Gov/Legislative Primaries, Says Rivers APC

In view of the conflicting interpretations that have greeted the recent verdict of the Supreme Court on the contentions among the All Progressives Congress members in Rivers State chapter, the APC says it has become necessary to clarify that the Supreme Court’s verdict has nothing to do with the primaries conducted for the governorship and legislative positions in the state. In ...

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Don’t Engage In Indecorous Utterances, PDP Warns Tinubu

The Peoples Democratic Party has warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, not to engage in indecorous utterances which has allegedly become the trademark of the All Progressives Congress. It also advised Tinubu not to draw himself out by joining in what it calls “the smear campaign” and “unsavoury comments” against its presidential candidate, Atiku ...

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Oshiomhole’s Highhandedness Has Cost APC Five Million Voters, Says Okorocha

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday alleged that the fortune of the ruling All Progressives Congress has reduced drastically since the inception of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. He claimed that the party had lost about five million voters due to Oshiomhole’s highhandedness. Okorocha, who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, made the allegation in ...

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APGA Crisis: Opara-Ndudu Urges Obiano To Intervene Immediately

A governorship aspirant in the 2019 governorship election in Imo State on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Nick Opara-Ndudu, has written to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, who is the leader of the party, to formally protest the injustice visited on the aspirants seeking the party’s ticket in the state. Opara-Ndudu wrote the letter on October ...

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Assembly Probe Panel Summons Kano Gov, Ganduje, Over Bribery Allegation

As the bribery scandal involving Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, lingers, the seven-man panel, probing the allegation has summoned him to appear before it tomorrow (Friday). In a letter, dated October 31, 2018, received and stamped by the Office of the Executive Governor, Government House, Kano, on the same date, requested the appearance of Ganduje, at the investigative ...

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(Updated) Shiites, Security Forces’ Clashes: US Expresses Worry

The continued face-off between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites and security forces in the country is a source of serious concern to the United States of America. In a statement issued by the Information Office, Public Affairs Section, the Embassy of the United States of America, expressed concern “by the deaths resulting from ...

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Why Nigeria is not prepared to deal with flooding

Flooding is an annual reality across Nigeria. George Esirii/EPA Nelson Odume, Rhodes University Numerous rivers criss-cross the length and breadth of Nigeria, running both east-west and north-south. The country is also the flood plain of the transboundary Niger and Benue Rivers, which have a number of upstream dams in other countries. The Niger River is by far the most important ...

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Lagos PDP Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Announces Running Mate

Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the Lagos State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced a lawyer, Mrs. Haleemat Oluwayemisi Busari, as his Running Mate for the 2019 governorship race. A statement, Thursday, by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO), Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Mrs. Busari following comprehensive consultations ...

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