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Trump invites Putin for one-on-one at White House

Trump invites Putin for one-on-one at White House

U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in October, the White House has said. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a tweet that Trump asked his National Security Adviser, John Bolton, to extend the invitation to the Russian leader. Sanders said: “In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to

R-APC Reps shift mass defection to next week

A planned defection of the members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress in the House of Representatives earlier scheduled for Thursday (yesterday), was shifted to next week, The PUNCH has learnt. This came as the All Progressives Congress caucus convened an emergency meeting on Thursday, reportedly to drum support for President Muhammadu Buhari and seek

Fayemi hints at probing Fayose

Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, has vowed to look into the books of the current administration in the state to know why salaries of workers have not been paid for at least six months. Workers’ welfare was one of the issues that Fayemi used to tackle Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing governor, during the campaign

PDP threatens to boycott 2019 polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to boycott the 2019 general election if there are signals that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies would not show neutrality during the exercise. Uche Secondus, chairman of the opposition party, said this when a combined delegation of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the

FAAC overpaid governors N10bn in bailout funds

The federation accounts allocation committee (FAAC) paid states an excess of N10 billion while sharing bailout funds in 2016, TheCable can report. This is contained in the recently released annual report of the auditor general of the federation obtained by TheCable. In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari approved funds to help governors pay salaries in their

Buhari govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again attacked the Federal Government, stating that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is incompetent and incapable of addressing the killings and poverty in the country. He argued that the administration was confused and had reached the end of its tether while the nation was being left perilously to drift. Instead

BREAKING: Rowdy ‎session as South-East senators allege Buhari’s appointments lopsided

Plenary at the Senate was rowdy for about 30 minutes after its President, Bukola Saraki, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking legislative confirmation of appointments into the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, raised a point or order to protest against non-compliance by the