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Obasanjo Denies Supporting Buhari’s Second Term Bid

Obasanjo Denies Supporting Buhari’s Second Term Bid

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied supporting the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that his position remains as stated in his January 23, 2018 statement on the state of the nation. Obasanjo said in a statement issued yesterday by his media representative, Mr. Kehinde Adeyemi, that he would not endorse failure and

US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman of DAAR communications, says the US has revoked his visa after he was accused of looting Nigeria’s treasury. Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had listed Dokpesi, among other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as those who looted public funds. The media mogul is currently standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.1

Yar’Adua also asked me to be his finance minister, says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, three-time minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, says late president Umar Musa Yar’Adua wanted her to be finance minister in his government. This revelation was made in her recently released book, fighting corruption is dangerous, a front line account of her role in former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. According to the development

Killings: Step aside to save Nigeria from total collapse, Catholic bishops tell Buhari

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the incessant attacks in the country. The group made the call in a statement issued by Augustine Akubeze and Camillus Umoh, its president and secretary respectively. The clerics condemned the killing of two priests and 17 congregants by suspected

APC chairmanship: Oyegun says endorsement of Oshiomhole is childish

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described as “absolutely childish” the endorsement of Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo governor, by south-south stakeholders of the party. He made this known to journalists at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday. “It was childish, absolutely childish. Voting is done at convention and

UNILORIN student develops app for patients to get quick access to healthcare

Adeshina Taiwo, a 400 Level student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, has developed a web application aimed at improving Nigeria’s healthcare system. The web app was exhibited on Monday at the first international conference organised by the faculty of communication and information sciences in Ilorin. Taiwo, who described the web application as

Nigeria is bleeding, says Dickson

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says Nigeria is bleeding and more divided than ever. In a statement by Francis Agbo, his chief press secretary, Dickson said the continuous killings across the country is “symptomatic of a failed state”. The governor was quoted to have made the statement during the national prayer conference organised by

Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, said the state government took a cue from the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and employed a “junior Magu” to help fight corruption in the state. In June 2105, Ganduje appointed Muhuyi Rimingado as executive chairman of the state’s anti-corruption and public complaints commission. Speaking in an interview with

Police promote Magu

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police. Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police. In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted