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Dino Melaye reacts to proposed cattle colonies in Kogi

Dino Melaye reacts to proposed cattle colonies in Kogi The lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial District in the National Assembly said he was not surprise that the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, will quickly meet with the Minister of Agriculture in order to make the Confluence State a testing ground for the proposed Cattle Colonies in the country....... more

Fulani killings: Oduduwa youths call for Buhari’s resignation

Fulani killings: Oduduwa youths call for Buhari’s resignation The Igbimo Oduduwa Youth Consultative Forum, IOYCF, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he cannot guarantee the security of Nigerians. The call was made in reaction to the killings in Benue by herdsmen that has claimed well over seventy lives in recent times. A statement by the forum...... more

Herdsmen killings: Buhari not working, Saraki should replace him – Ben Bruce explodes

Herdsmen killings: Buhari not working, Saraki should replace him – Ben Bruce explodes Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has proposed that the legislature takes over the duties of Buhari’s government due to its lackadaisical attitude in respect to the insecurity ravaging the country. According to him, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, should assume the role of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and...... more

Tinubu lists 8 things Buhari govt must do for Nigerians

Tinubu lists 8 things Buhari govt must do for Nigerians Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, has advised the Buhari government to be more proactive to ensure Nigerians feel its impact. Tinubu said this in a paper he delivered at the Daily Trust dialogue. Represented by a former ‎Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Olawale Edun, Tinubu highlighted 8 things the...... more

Nigeria now Painted Red with Blood – Dogara

Nigeria now Painted Red with Blood – Dogara YAKUBU Dogara, speaker of the House of Representatives, yesterday lamented the killings in various parts of the country, saying Nigeria is now being painted red with blood. He spoke on a day that Senate President Bukola Saraki, took a swipe at the government over the precarious security situation in the country....... more

Benue killings: We’re tired of observing a minute silence – Ekweremadu

Benue killings: We’re tired of observing a minute silence – Ekweremadu THE Deputy Senate president, Sen Ike Ekweremadu has on Tuesday condemned the recent attacks and killings of innocent people by alleged Fulani herdsmen, noting that the ‘Nigerian Senate’ is tired of observing a minute silence for the dead. Ekweremadu spewed his anger on the recent Benue and Taraba killings on today’s...... more

Herdsmen attack: We have our own breed of cows, no one will establish colonies on our land – Ohanaeze

Herdsmen attack: We have our own breed of cows, no one will establish colonies on our land – Ohanaeze The pan-Igbo socio-Political organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has told the Federal Government to perish its idea of cattle colonies, insisting that Ndigbo will not be dragged into such plan. The Federal Government of Nigeria had last week concluded plans to establish "cattle colonies" across  the country in its quest for a lasting...... more

INEC declares Umeh winner of Anambra Central Senatorial District election

INEC declares Umeh winner of Anambra Central Senatorial District election   The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)  candidate,  Chief Victor Chukwunoyelum Umeh yesterday received a landslide victory in the Anambra Central Senatorial District rerun election to emerge the Senator for District. Umeh scored a total of 64, 879 votes to end the two years tortuous journey to the red carpet chambers of...... more

Buhari, seven northern govs in closed-door meeting

Buhari, seven northern govs in closed-door meeting Seven state governors from the northern part of the country on Friday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. All the governors were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The governors are Abubakar Bello (Niger); Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Abdullahi...... more

Full Text of Communique issued after the South-East, South-West leaders meeting in Enugu

Full Text of Communique  issued after the South-East, South-West leaders meeting in Enugu ‎A meeting of leaders of  South-East, South West and other regions held in Enugu on Thursday, ended with the issuance of  a 17-point communique.   The communique was signed by Chief Nnia Nwodo, President-General, Ohaneze Ndigbo and ‎Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on behalf of Afenifere. It read in full: Communique – Handshake Across...... more

Mass Burial: Ekweremadu commiserates with Benue

Mass Burial: Ekweremadu commiserates with Benue The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commiserated with the government and people of Benue State on the occasion of the mass burial of the victims of the recent suspected herdsmen attacks.   Ekweremadu expressed sadness over the preventable loss of lives in Nigeria and reiterated his call...... more

Benue killings: Unongo, Waku, Onoja, others warn Buhari, threaten to raise army against herdsmen

Benue killings: Unongo, Waku, Onoja, others warn Buhari, threaten to raise army against herdsmen Political leaders in Benue State have responded aggressively to the killings of their citizens by Fulani herdsmen. The leaders and elders averred that if the carnage is left to continue against the people, they have no choice than to raise armies to protect people of the state. They gave thie warning...... more

Police deploy 4,300 men for Anambra senatorial rerun

Police deploy 4,300 men for Anambra senatorial rerun No fewer than 4,300 policemen have been deployed for the Anambra Central Senatorial district election rerun holding on Saturday. The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, disclosed this on Wednesday at a press conference in Amawbia. He said three policemen would man each of the 1,448 polling units in...... more

Buhari appoints Abubakar New DG for National Intelligence Agency

Buhari appoints Abubakar New DG for National Intelligence Agency PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has  appointed Ahmed Rufai  Abubakar, as the  substantive director general for the National Intelligence Agency, NIA. The appointment takes immediate effect. A statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Wednesday said that Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, was until his appointment the senior special assistant to...... more

SURE-P Scam: Former Permanent Secretary forfeits N664 million, $137,680 to Nigerian govt

SURE-P Scam: Former Permanent Secretary forfeits N664 million, $137,680 to Nigerian govt A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered a former permanent secretary in the Ministry of labour and Productivity, Clement Onubuogo, to forfeit N664 million and $137,680 to the federal government. Saliu Seidu, the judge, granted the order at the resumed trial of Mr. Onubuogo...... more

Benue massacre: Ortom rejects FG’s colony proposal

Benue massacre: Ortom rejects FG’s colony proposal GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State Tuesday rejected the Federal Government proposal of establishing colonies for cattle herders, insisting that the only option was establishment of ranches as it was globally done.Governor Ortom who stated this after closed-door meeting that lasted about two hours with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential...... more

I bathed corpses for eight years to pay tuition – Gov Ajimobi

I bathed corpses for eight years to pay tuition – Gov Ajimobi Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Tuesday said that he washed dead bodies as a youth to pay his tuition fees while schooling abroad. Ajimobi said this at a South-West Youths Regional Summit in Osogbo. The governor, while urging the youth to have a positive mindset toward hard work, said...... more

Re-election: Arewa youths, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, CACOL, others lash out at Buhari, ministers

Re-election: Arewa youths, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, CACOL, others lash out at Buhari, ministers *2019 will be disastrous for APC —Afenifere Organisations, including the Arewa Youth Forum, comprising of northern youths; the Campaign for Democracy; and the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria, have kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term re-election bid. The groups, in separate interviews with Saturday PUNCH, hinged their rejection...... more

We are not bound by your prophecies on Buhari - APC replies Mbaka

We are not bound by your prophecies on Buhari - APC replies Mbaka ....Says Mbaka’s prophecies cannot influence its political decisions  The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, January 3, said it is not bound by the prophecies of any individual as regards the forthcoming presidential election in 2019. Rev Father Ejike Mbaka had earlier stated that he was divinely asked to advise...... more

Faleke blasts Gov Bello for donating cars, cash to masquerades in Okene

Faleke blasts Gov Bello for donating cars, cash to masquerades in Okene   Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Kogi State and former Campaign Coordinator to President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos State, James Faleke has described as the height of absurdity the donation of 6 Toyota Venza Cars and cash gifts of N2 miillion  each by the Governor of Kogi State,...... more

Kogi East 2019: Group canvasses support for Engr. John Ocheje as Credible Alternative

Kogi East 2019: Group canvasses support  for Engr. John Ocheje as Credible  Alternative Worried by the poor representation of their senatorial zone at the upper chamber of the National Assembly,  the people of Kogi East have commenced search for an acceptable candidate that would effectively represent the zone ahead of the 2019 general election.  The constituents and political stakeholders in the senatorial zone have...... more

Dead men: ACF, Ezekwesili fault FG on board appointments

Dead men: ACF, Ezekwesili fault FG on board appointments The Arewa Consultative Forum has descended on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government for including names of dead men on the list of Nigerians appointed into board of Federal Government agencies. The forum described the action as “embarrassing” and a monumental mistake. The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF,...... more

2019: Contest and be disgraced – Fr. Mbaka warns Buhari in shocking New Year message

2019: Contest and be disgraced – Fr. Mbaka warns Buhari in shocking New Year message Fiery Enugu priest, the Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to contemplate seeking for a second tenure in 2019. Mbaka, the spiritual director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, said Buhari would be totally disgraced if he takes a shot at the presidency after his current tenure. He spoke...... more

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S 2018 NEW YEAR ADDRESS

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S 2018 NEW YEAR ADDRESS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S 2018 NEW YEAR ADDRESS I join my fellow citizens this morning to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal in our quest for CHANGE.  Unfortunately, I am saddened to acknowledge that for many this Christmas and New Year holidays have been anything...... more

Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments

Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries. According to a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the President also appointed some Nigerians to fill the board positions, including 209 chairmen and 1,258...... more

Expect major facelift in power, rail, roads, presidency tells Nigerians

Expect major facelift in power, rail, roads, presidency tells Nigerians The Presidency on Saturday told Nigerians to expect major facelift in power, rail and roads in 2018 based on the present administration’s investment in infrastructure. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Adesina listed...... more

Enugu presents N98.56 billion budget proposal for 2018

Enugu presents N98.56 billion budget proposal for 2018 Enugu State Government has presented a budget proposal of N98.563 billion for 2018 fiscal year to the state’s House of Assembly. Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who read the 2018 proposal to the Assembly on Thursday, christened it “Budget of Sustainable Economic Growth.’’ He said the 2018 budget proposal was 6.77 per cent...... more

Ekweremadu Knocks Presidential System

Ekweremadu Knocks Presidential System The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has identified high cost of governance and inherent disconnect between political leaders and the populace as the major flaws of the presidential system.   On the contrary, he said the parliamentary system was cheaper to run and promoted popular participation and accountability....... more

Tension in Owerri over renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue as Buhari Road

Tension in Owerri over renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue as Buhari Road Uneasy calm has enveloped Owerri, following the renaming of Assumpta Avenue by Governor Rochas Okorocha, to Muhammadu Buhari Road. The Road which was named after the magnificent Maria Assumpta Catholic Cathedral, Owerri, several decades ago, had remained so until it was renamed by Okorocha. It would be recalled that Assumpta Avenue, with...... more

Ganduje demands apology from Kwankwaso over comments on Buhari

Ganduje demands apology from Kwankwaso over comments on Buhari KANO State Government, Tuesday demanded, the Kwankwassiyya Group tender unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC,  over comments that the Preident is fuelling crisis in the state. Kano State Government Spokesman, Alhaji Mohammed Garba,  in a  statement implored the APC national leadership to invoke the party’s...... more

 

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