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Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, to apologise to Nigerians for demanding the suspension of anti-grazing law. On June 5, Dan Ali called for the suspension of the law which is operational in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti states. Speaking at an event on Tuesday to showcase the national

2019: Makarfi Declares for Presidency

After prolonged speculations about his presidential ambition, former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi Sunday confirmed his intention to seek the party’s nomination for the 2019 presidential election. In an interview with journalists in Kaduna, Makarfi, a two-term former governor of Kaduna State and a two-term

Air force jets bomb Benue villages

Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted air strikes on at least three Benue State communities on Saturday, in an operation which lasted several hours. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed the air strikes to our correspondent. He noted that it was an ongoing operation and

PDP lists guidelines for presidential aspirants, demands N12m for forms

The Peoples Democratic Party has outlined how its 2019 presidential candidate will emerge. In a 40-page document titled ‘Electoral Guideline for the PDP, Directorate of Organisation and Mobilisation’, exclusively obtained by SUNDAY PUNCH in Abuja on Saturday, the party said its presidential aspirants are to pay a total sum of N12m for both nomination and

19 aspirants disqualified from APC convention

The screening appeal committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has disqualified 19 aspirants from contesting various offices at its national convention. In a chat with journalists on Saturday, Rochas Okorocha, chairman of the committee, said petitions were received from party members for the disqualification of some of the aspirants screened. He said

Peterside: Every APC member in Rivers subscribes to Amaechi’s leadership

Dakuku Peterside, director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), says every member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers “subscribes to the leadership” of Rotimi Amaechi. His statement is coming on the heels of the disagreement between the minister of transportation, and Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, which resulted in

Agbakoba on June 12: Kingibe, a big-time traitor, benefited from what he did not fight for

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says Babagana Kingibe benefitted from the June 12 struggle despite not being a part of the agitation. Kingibe, alongside MKO Abiola, was recently conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON). He was the running mate of Abiola during the June

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