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BREAKING: Shehu Sani quits APC

BREAKING: Shehu Sani quits APC

Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has quit the All Progressives Congress. The letter announcing the resignation of his membership of the party, which was addressed to Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the APC, did not disclose his reason for leaving the ruling party. The letter read inter alia: “I present

Certificate forgery: Why we prosecute Adeleke, spare Adeosun – Poilce

The police will on October 31 arraign the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the recent Osun State election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation. The police also accused the senator of presenting a forged birth certificate, stating that in his National Examination Council 2017 result obtained by detectives, he

ANEEJ, FG call for fast-tracking of passage of anti-corruption bills by NASS

The Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Federal Ministry of Justice have called for the fast-tracking of the four anti-corruption bills presently before the National Assembly(NASS). The demand was made on Friday in Abuja during the inauguration of the Advocacy Working Group on the bills. The event drew officials of the

Again, Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover in 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has again praised his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, for peacefully handing over in 2015. Mr Buhari in 2015 became the first opposition candidate in Nigeria to win a presidential election after defeating Mr Jonathan. Since then, Mr Buhari has repeatedly commended Mr Jonathan for peacefully handing over. The president reiterated his stance Thursday

Parties in last-minute rush to submit names to INEC

Political parties on Thursday resorted to last-minute rush to beat the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) deadline for the submission of list of candidates for 2019 general election. INEC had scheduled the submission of candidates’ names for the presidential and national assembly between October 10 and October 18, and deadline for the governorship and state

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best. The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018. “The most effective way to fight crime is to

APC insists on disqualification of aspirants — despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, governors

A panel set up by the national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) panel has insisted on the disqualification of some aspirants from the primaries of 2019 elections. This is despite pressure from Aisha Buhari, wife of the president; Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state; Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, among others. In

‘I’m here’ — Fayose storms EFCC office with his bag of clothes

Ayodele Fayose, immediate past governor of Ekiti, has arrived at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. Fayose had earlier notified the EFCC that he will make himself available immediately his tenure expires. He was on Tuesday accompanied to the anti-graft agency’s office by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state,