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Tambuwal asks Nigerians to reject ‘prison yard’ democracy

Tambuwal asks Nigerians to reject ‘prison yard’ democracy

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has called on Nigerians to reject what he described as “prison yard democracy”. In a statement on Tuesday, the governor condemned the “ignoble meddlesomeness, rascality and high-handedness of some security agencies”. He said the rights of the citizenry are “shackled to the caprices of a few, as if we

We are working hard to secure release of Nigerians in South African jails–Attorney

A Nigerian attorney based in Kimberly, Northern Cape Province of South Africa, Mr Tony Okorie, said on Tuesday that the Nigerian community was working hard to secure the release of some Nigerians in jails within the province. Okorie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kimberly, South Africa, that there was a wrong perception

Support Buhari to end Boko Haram insurgency, PDP urges Nigerians

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians, irrespective of leanings, to rally round the APC–led government to end Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP National Publicity Secretary, gave the advice on Friday in Abuja when he received the executive of an NGO, North Youth Network. The NGO, led by its

It will be a disaster if APC fails Nigerians – ‎Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to make conscious efforts to fulfil its promises to Nigerians. Dogara made the call when Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi visited him on Thursday in Abuja. He said that it would be a disaster if the government failed Nigerians.

PDP to Buhari: You’re inflicting hardship on Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, tackled President Muhammadu Buhari on his economic policies, and said he is inflicting hardship on Nigerians. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP accused the president of insensitivity and unresponsive to the suffering of Nigerians. The party was apparently reacting to President Buhari’s

Poor economy: Nigerians want solution not lamentation – Shuaibu Idris 

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one time Kaduna State Gov­ernorship Aspirant, Sh­uaibu Idris, has frowned at the statement credited to President Muhamma­du Buhari that Nigeria is broke. He said it was wrong for the President to make the statement because as the country’s Chief Economic Manager, he ought to have addressed the

Centre urges FG to shun CBN’s “strangulating” policies, meet expectations of Nigerians

The Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre has urged the Federal Government to shun the “strangulating policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)“ and respond quickly to the expectations of Nigerians. Its Executive Director, Mr Clement Nwankwo, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday,

Be patient with Buhari, Minister begs Nigerians

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on his campaign promises, but pleaded for patience. Adamu who spoke in Dutse on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), after a stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said Buhari inherited

Nigerians blast new Minister of Petroleum over fuel scarcity

Nigerians have taken to social media to blast President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening fuel scarcity across the country . Most of them who reacted on Twitter expressed their displeasure at the inaction of Buhari especially in his position as petroleum minister . Similarly , some senators requested that Buhari appears before the upper chamber

Germany increases scholarships to Nigerians, others

The new Consul-General of the Consulate-General of Germany in Lagos, Mr Ingo Herbert, on Tuesday announced his government’s decision to increase scholarships for Nigerians and other Africans. Herbert told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that his government had at its recent bilateral meeting decided to increase its annual scholarships from 450 to

Dubai to host 200 Nigerians on paid trips for shopping festival

The Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing on Tuesday said it had concluded plans to host 200 Nigerians on paid trips for 2016 Dubai Shopping Festival in January. Mrs Stella Obinwa, the Regional Director, Africa International Operations of the corporation, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the ongoing Akwaaba

Social media buzzes as Nigerians celebrate Jonathan @58

Nigerians all over the world has taken to social media especially Facebook and Twitter to celebrate the immediate past president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as he turns 58 today. Jonathan was born in Otueke, a predominantly fishing community, presently in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to the family of Mr. Lawrence Jonathan.

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