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Director Genersl of SSS, Lawan Daura

Governors, military and police top brass, politicians flood Daura for DG DSS’s daughter’s wedding

Governors, military and police top brass, politicians flood Daura for DG DSS’s daughter’s wedding

In the last one week, Nigeria’s political elite have closed ranks, setting aside party differences to celebrate with two leading members of the fraternity. Last Friday, Ibrahim Babangida, Nigeria’s former military Head of State, gave out his daughter, Halima in marriage. On that day, the city of Minna, Niger State, venue of the wedding was

Stop harassing opposition politicians, Fasehun tells Buhari

National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), Dr Frederick Fasehun, has accused the Federal Gov­ernment of setting secu­rity agencies to haunt and hound politicians in oppo­sition parties. Speaking in the wake of the Economic and Fi­nancial Crimes Commis­sion, EFCC’s arrest last week of the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi,

Bayelsa Election: Be truly independent, politicians urge INEC

Some politicians in Lagos on Tuesday advised INEC against conducting the Dec. 5 Bayelsa governorship election in a manner that might lead to supplementary election or cancellation as witnessed in Kogi. The controversy trailed INEC’s cancellation of election in 91 polling units in the Nov. 21 governorship polls in Kogi. The INEC, however, announced that

Emulate Tinubu, help your wives to political offices, Mrs Buhari urges politicians

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed concern over decline in the number of female legislators in the 8th Assembly. Aisha spoke on Sunday in Abuja at a reception organised by the Committee of Friends in honour of former Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers. She said that for the nation to attain the

Politicians used Boko Haram to win 2015 election — Odumakin

Mr. Yinka Odumakin is the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere. In this interview with the vanguard newspaper, Odumakin declares that he has no regrets supporting former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last general elections. He, however, calls on Nigerians, irrespective of party affiliation, to unite against the Boko Haram terrorist group.

IG warns policemen against becoming ‘houseboys’ for politicians

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has warned security details attached to government officials against engaging in domestic chores for their principals. Arase gave the warning at an interactive session with police inspectors and other rank and file personnel selected from commands nationwide at the Police Headquarters in Abuja. He advised the cadre to

Stop trying to use us as tool for political warfare, EFCC warns politicians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sounded a note of warning to politicians to desist from attempts at using the Commission as a tool for political warfare. This was contained in a statement released by the Commission on Tuesday titled, “Our Stand: It’s another season of politics”. The statement reads in part: “The

Military urges politicians to refrain from using its operations as campaign issues

The Military on Friday in Abuja called on politicians in the country to refrain from using political campaigns to undermine its operations. A statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said this call was as a result of some distortions. “In view of the series of insinuations, allegations and false claims

Christmas: Jonathan counsels politicians against provocative utterances

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday re-echoed his earlier advice to politicians to avoid sowing the seed of discord and hatred through their utterances ahead of the 2015 general elections. Speaking at a special Christmas service at St. Mathew’s Anglican Church in Maitama, Abuja, the president reminded politicians of the need to base their campaigns strictly