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Osinbajo Suspends TraderMoni Tour

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has halted his visits to markets nationwide to promote the TraderMoni Scheme, The PUNCH has learnt. Osinbajo, it was learnt, has not toured any state to promote TraderMoni in the last one month. However, checks by The PUNCH showed that the programme was still on. TraderMoni is an initiative of the Federal Government, implemented through the Bank of Industry and Government ...

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‘1.6m Votes’: PDP, Atiku Have Slipped Into Post-Election Depression, Hallucination — APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says following the outcome of the Presidential election of which President Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner, it has “watched in disbelief and utter amusement how the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have engaged in series of circus shows to cheer up their crestfallen and disillusioned members.” In a ...

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No One Will Force Me To Quit PDP, Jimi Agbaje Fumes

The Lagos State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has said no one would force him to quit the party. He attributed insinuations that he had dumped PDP to mischief-makers determined to soil his reputation, provoke crisis within the party and dampen the spirit of party members and his supporters. In a statement by his ...

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Stalled Bauchi Result Collation: PDP Reports Justice Ekwo To NJC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the National judicial Council over the exparte order stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from concluding the governorship election in Bauchi State. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the petition was filed in an affidavit sworn to by the PDP’s National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, in Abuja. On ...

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Senate Condemns ‘Massive Use Of Military Forces’ During Elections

The Senate on Wednesday condemned what it termed “the massive use of military forces” during the just concluded elections. The condemnation was part of the four-point resolution made on the floor of the red chamber, after Senator Dino Melaye presented a report he sponsored titled, “The militarization of the Nigerian Electoral Process and the inconsistent application of the Electoral laws by ...

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Saraki Mourns Etsu Patigi

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a foremost traditional ruler in Kwara State, the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Umar Chatta Ibrahim. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late royal father as a man of peace whose reign witnessed monumental development in his domain ...

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There Are Plans To Depose Sultan Of Sokoto, Emir Of Kano, CUPP Alleges

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Tuesday alleged that there were plans to depose the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. It further alleged that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto and Kano states were behind the move. The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, made the allegation in a ...

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Buhari May Soon Appoint New Service Chiefs

As the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government winds down, there are indications that new service chiefs may soon be appointed. Buhari will take oath of office on May 29 for a second term, having won the February 23 presidential election. Daily Sun gathered that the series of meeting President Buhari has been holding with service chiefs are part of ...

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Kano Supplementary Poll: Ganduje Talks Tough

Ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state said that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or person in the state.‎ ‎Ganduje gave the warning on Tuesday in Kano when an amalgam of 320 associations, called Kano Peace Ambassadors, paid him a solidarity visit.‎ “We will not ...

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