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Buhari returns to Nigeria today after vacation in London

Buhari returns to Nigeria today after vacation in London

Olalekan Adetayo President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Nigeria today after his latest vacation. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in an interview with SATURDAY PUNCH on Friday. Shehu, however, said he could not confirm the exact time the President would arrive the country today. “The President […] …

I’m being persecuted for dumping APC — Gov Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state in this interview spoke on why eight lawmakers in the state moved to serve him an impeachment notice and why he dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He also expressed his fear on the looming famine and hunger in the state following the displacement of farmers as a result of their clashes with herdsmen.
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2019 polls budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

2019 polls budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

John Alechenu and John Ameh The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections. The Committee Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, who announced the indefinite suspension at the end of the panel’s meeting, however, […] …

Strengthen ethno-religious tolerance, US govt urges FG, others

Strengthen ethno-religious tolerance, US govt urges FG, others

Tunde Ajaja The United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel Brownback, has urged Nigerian political office holders, representatives of civil society and religious leaders to avoid amplifying ethno-religious tension in the country and focus on peace building. Brownback stated this at a one-day national youth dialogue on ethno-religious tolerance organised by the US Consulate […] …

2019: Election is not war, Bayelsa warns aspirants

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has said that it will work with security agencies to ensure that the state remains safe and peaceful throughout the electioneering period in the 2019 general elections. The government, therefore, appealed to all aspirants not to heat up the polity with unnecessary political activities but to play by […] …

Obaseki attributes Edo’s progress to people-centric governance

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate payment of workers’ August salaries ahead of the Eid-el Kabir celebrations next week, noting that the progress being recorded in the state is the result of a people-centric governance model adopted by his administration.
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Post 2019: Plot against Tinubu unfolds in Osun

There is apprehension in sections of the All Progressives Congress, APC over alleged moves to polarise the Southwest zone of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections with next month’s governorship election in Osun State as a springboard. At the centre of the plot are two governors from the region, a federal minister and a prominent member of the National Assembly that is presently embattled over his defection from the party.
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