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Shittu: I’m incorruptible… Buhari is my mentor

Shittu: I’m incorruptible… Buhari is my mentor

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has described himself as incorruptible, saying President Muhammadu Buhari is his mentor. In an interview with Tribune, Shittu denied all the allegations levelled against him by Victor Oluwadamilare, his former spokesman In a strongly-worded letter which went viral on Thursday, Oluwadamilare accused Shittu of being corrupt. He said despite living

Ex-President Jonathan arrives Sierra Leone for presidential run-off poll

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has returned to Sierra Leone to observe the country’s presidential run-off polls scheduled for Tuesday March 27. A statement issued by Ikechukwu Eze, the spokesman to the former president, noted that Mr. Jonathan, who is leading the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Election Observation Mission, arrived Freetown on

BREAKING: INEC releases timetable for Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released timetable for the recall of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district. Augusta Ogakwu, secretary of the commission, disclosed this on Friday. She said the recall process will begin on Tuesday with the posting of the notice of verification at the commission’s local government area office

Like PDP, SDP doubts kidnap of #DapchiGirls

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) says although it celebrates the return of the abducted Dapchi girls, it is questioning the circumstances of their abduction and subsequent return. The party urged the government to address grey areas surrounding the abduction of the students and their subsequent return. It said it doubted whether the girls were kidnapped

I may write another letter, says Obasanjo

Two months after he came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he is considering writing another letter. The elder statesman said this while speaking at the 14th annual lecture of Women in Management, Business and Public Service in Lagos on Thursday. In the letter he wrote in January,

Bill Gates: Execution process of Buhari’s economic plan doesn’t reflect needs of Nigerians

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says the execution process of the economic and recovery growth plan (ERGP) does not reflect the needs of Nigerians. The ERGP is a medium-term document launched by President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2017 to restore the nation’s economic status after it was hit by its

Lai on Dapchi schoolgirls: PDP should congratulate us or keep quiet

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described as “erroneous and extremely dishonourable”, the claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the abduction and release of Dapchi schoolgirls were stage-managed. In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed said the PDP should have congratulated the federal government and Nigerians on the release of the girls or kept

EFCC says Boroh still in custody, family denies $9m recovery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says the recently sacked Special Adviser to the President and Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), is still in its custody as investigations of fraud levelled against him continue. The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this to our correspondent on the telephone