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    Resign now! – Bode George tells PDP chairman Makarfi

    By November 21, 2017

    As the PDP national convention draws closer, the party’s uneasy peace seems to be on the verge of a major unraveling. On Tuesday, the campaign organisation of one of the leading chairmanship aspirants, Bode George, asked the party’s caretaker committee...

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    Promotion season: Navy also promotes 78 officers

    By November 21, 2017

    It is promotion season in the Nigerian military. We reported earlier that the Army promoted 137 senior officers to generals. The Navy has also announced the promotion of 78 senior officers to the next rank. According to Naval spokesperson, Navy...

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    The 5 winners from #AnambraDecides2017

    By November 21, 2017

    Anambra voters went to the polls on Saturday and peacefully reelected Governor Willie Obiano, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for a second term. READ: 2013 vs 2017: 21 charts comparing results of APGA, PDP, APC in Anambra...

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    Nigeria – give us electricity and we’ll build Africa

    By November 21, 2017

    by Olusegun Obasanjo and Greg Mills “Give us electricity,” said Peter Owyia, a cobbler, “I will double my daily production.” His calculation was common among the estimated 50,000 shoe, belt, and bag makers in Ariaria market in the city of...

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    Senate postpones 2018 budget debate

    By November 21, 2017

    The Senate on Tuesday announced the postponement of debate on the 2018 Appropriation Bill to November 28 and November 29. The upper chamber had fixed Wednesday for the debate. President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who announced the shift...

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    50 dead in Mubi mosque bomb blast

    By November 21, 2017

    The Adamawa Police Command says about 50 people were killed in Tuesday’s Mubi mosque suicide attack. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday. Abubakar said that a young boy was...

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    Buhari refuses to assent to two National Assembly bills

    By November 21, 2017

    President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down two bills forwarded to him by the National Assembly. The president in two separate letters to the Senate on Tuesday, November 21, said that he declined to give his assent to the bills because...

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    The Nigerian Army just promoted these officers to generals

    By November 21, 2017

    The Nigerian Army has promoted 137 senior officers to generals. According to a statement by its spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Usman, 45 brigadier generals were promoted to major generals while 92 colonels were promoted to brigadier generals. Among those promoted...

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    Go, Mugabe, go

    By November 21, 2017

    By Reuben Abati Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes...

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    2013 vs 2017: 21 charts comparing results of APGA, PDP, APC in Anambra

    By November 20, 2017

    Anambra voters have decided: Gov. Willie Obiano has been reelected as governor of the state. We compare the performances of the three major parties on Saturday against their performances four years ago across all the state’s local governments. Note that in 2013, the candidates were: Willie Obiano (APGA), Tony Nwoye...

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    Before an education plan becomes a missed opportunity

    By November 20, 2017

    By Chidi Odinkalu Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an...

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    Buhari tells judges to sort out three big issues

    By November 20, 2017

    President Muhammadu Buhari delivered remarks at the opening of the 2017 Biennial All Nigeria Judges Conference in Abuja on Monday.  Speaking on the theme of the conference, “Strengthening Judicial Integrity and the Rule of Law”, Buhari highlighted three issues facing...

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    #AnambraDecides: Obaze makes about-turn; concedes to Obiano

    By November 20, 2017

    The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the Anambra governorship election, Oseloka Obaze, who had earlier rejected the results of the election has now conceded to Governor Willie Obiano, who was declared winner by INEC. READ: PDP’s Obaze rejects #AnambraDecides results...

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    Alex Ekwueme dies in London

    By November 20, 2017

    Second Republic Vice-President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, has passed on. A statement issued Monday by the family and signed by his brother and the traditional ruler of Oko community in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said that he died by 10:00pm...

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    PDP’s Obaze rejects #AnambraDecides results

    By November 19, 2017

    The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s governorship election, Oseloka Obaze, said on Sunday evening that the “results just released by INEC, does not reflect the realities of the votes cast on 18 November by the...

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    APC congratulates “patriotic and humble” Jonathan

    By November 19, 2017

    Unlike Pres. Muhammadu Buhari who sent a birthday message to his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, without a single compliment, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been more gracious to the former president. READ: Buhari sends birthday wishes to Jonathan without a...

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    Gov. Fayose’s many interesting questions for Buhari

    By November 19, 2017

    President Muhammadu Buhari continues to commend his administration’s effort in the fight against corruption – but Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state believes the president is just being plain hypocritical. Buhari had on Thursday stated that he would not hesitate...

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    Sen. Lafiagi’s house burnt by angry constituents

    By November 19, 2017

    A section of the home of Kwara North Sen. Mohammed Sha’aba Lafiagi was burnt down by some members of his constituents in Lafiagi town, Edu local government council, last weekend. Three persons were also killed, although the actual circumstances around...

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    Buhari sends birthday wishes to Jonathan without a single compliment

    By November 19, 2017

    President Muhammadu Buhari has sent an early birthday message to his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan in a State House press release signed by his Spokesman Femi Adesina. Jonathan turns 60 on November 20th, 2017. The birthday message is however...

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    Jonathan accuses Buhari’s govt of diversion tactics on #MainaGate

    By November 19, 2017

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has dissociated himself from allegations of being paid N5 billion monthly from the Pension Fund. In a statement issued yesterday by his media adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said the claim credited to the Attorney General...

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