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Saraki Opens Up: How I Escaped Abduction On Inauguration Day

Seventeen days after his election, Senator Bukola Saraki opened up on Saturday about the controversial poll, saying those in opposition to him planned to abduct him to prevent him from emerging as Senate President. Saraki disclosed that on Tuesday, June 9, Senate Inauguration Day, following information he got of the …

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Omehia: Wike, A Lawyer, Should Know He Cannot Overrule Supreme Court – Rivers APC

The Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the restoration of the rights and privileges due to former governor, Sir Celestine Omehia by the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.  Wike, on Thursday announced that all rights and privileges accrued to Omehia, whose election in 2007 was nullified by …

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Dismiss Agbaje’s Petition – Ambode, APC Urge Tribunal

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ikeja to dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje. In a preliminary objection jointly filed by the party and Ambode, they prayed the …

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Benue PDP Condems Expulsion Of ChannelTV From Covering Assembly, Speaker Denies It

The People Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has decried as crass impunity the expulsion of ChannelTV from covering activities of the Benue State House of Assembly by its Speaker, Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange. However, Speaker Ikyange denied barring any media organization from covering the activities of the Assembly. Dr Emmanuel …

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Rivers: Wike Restores Omehia’s Rights As Ex-gov

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday restored the benefits and entitlements of Mr. Celestine Omehia as a former governor of the state. Omehia’s restoration came on a day the governor, during the opening of South African Visa Application Centre in Port Harcourt, assured investors that Rivers State was …

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FG Set To Shut Down All Open Drug Markets July 1

The Federal Government on July 1 will commence the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDGs) by strengthening the organised drug distribution system. Regulatory agencies like the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and NAFDAC will on that date resume the exercise of their mandate to ensure full compliance. Mr …

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Buhari Attends Juma’at Prayers At Villa Mosque

President Muhammadu Buhari participated in Friday’s Juma’at prayer at the Presidential Villa Mosque. Subsequently, he decided that henceforth, he will mostly observe the Juma’at prayers with other Muslims at the Presidential Villa Mosque. The President took the decision out of consideration for avoidable hardships imposed on members of the public …

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Extradition: Court Rules On Kashamu’s Suit July 1

By Patrick Aigbokhan Following an application by Senator Buruji Kashamu of Ogun-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, seeking an order to strike out an extradition suit against him by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday fixed July 1 to deliver ruling …

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NASS Leadership Crisis Is Not Delaying Ministerial List – Presidency

The Presidency has refuted rumours making the rounds that the ongoing leadership crisis in the National Assembly was preventing President Muhammadu Buhari from naming his ministers. Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, dispelled the claim onSunrise Daily, a morning programme on Channels TV. …

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Senate Leadership: Ndume Defeats Lawan In Mock Poll

Efforts to resolve the crisis over the choice of principal officers of All Progressives Congress (APC) ran into a stalemate Thursday night, even as  Senator Ali Ndume defeated Senator Ahmad Lawan in a mock poll. At the end of marathon meetings, party members from the North-East caucus of the party insisted …

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