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Police Seal off PDP National Secretariat In Abuja

Following Saturday’s parallel national convention that saw the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, divided, the Nigerian Police have sealed off the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the party in Abuja. The police cordoned off one of the traffic lanes leading into the complex, while those who had been on ground providing security were all replaced. The PDP is currently enmeshed ... Read More »

PDP Sacks NEC as Makarfi Heads Caretaker Committee

The National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday dissolved its National Executive Council, National Working Committee (NWC) and set up a seven-man Caretaker Committee. The motion to dissolve the party’s NEC and NWC was moved by Mr Austin Opara, a former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and seconded by Mr Emeka Ihedioha, also a former Deputy Speaker ... Read More »

Kidnappers Release Kwara APC Chairman, Secretary

The governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has confirmed the release of Hon. Ishola Balogun Fulani and Chief Bode Adekanye by their abductors. Hon. Ishola Balogun, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state and Chief Bode Adekanye, the scribe of the party were kidnapped at gun point along Lokoja Okene road in Kogi state. The governor ... Read More »

PDP Postpones National Convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday postponed its national convention slated for Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The convention was expected to take place on Saturday and party delegates from different parts of the country had arrived the Rivers State capital for the event. The party acting National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, announced postponement the postponement at the Le Meridian ... Read More »

Buhari Is Nigeria’s Best President Ever – APC Chieftain

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in Delta State and National Organising Secretary for Grassroot Mobilisers for Buhari, High Chief Igho Osiebe, Wednesday, adjudged President Muhammadu Buhari, the best President in the history of Nigeria. Saying Nigerians should be grateful to God who through the forces of change and accelerated development thrust up the Daura-born retired General and politician. ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Ready For Nuclear Energy – Fashola

The Federal Government says Nigeria is ready to commence the production of nuclear energy. The Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Fashola said Nigeria had secured the necessary certification from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He said: This thing has protocols and standards; we ... Read More »

Presidency Issues Statement on NLC’s Nationwide Strike (Full Text)

The federal government of Nigeria has implored labour unions in the country not to go ahead with its planned strike for Wednesday, 18th May 2016. Read Below: OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION PRESS RELEASE PROPOSED INDEFINITE STRIKE ACTION BY THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS The attention of all Public Officers is drawn to the notice issued ... Read More »

PDP Demands Release of All Members from EFCC Custody

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the immediate release of all its members detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The demand was made by the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party at the end of its 71st meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. The demand is also part of the resolution of the meeting which was ... Read More »

Aftermath Of Fuel Increment, Gov Ambode Donates 50 Buses

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has donated 50 mass transit buses into the operations of the Bus Rapid Transit scheme. According to him, this will help Lagosians manage well the new price increment in petrol and will also reduce traffic on Lagos roads. Fola Tinubu, the Managing Director, Primero Transport Limited, also said the governor’s gesture would not only cushion ... Read More »

Buhari And Wike Meet In Abuja, At The Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met briefly behind closed door with Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike. The meeting which was held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja did not last up to 30 minutes. Wike arrived for the meeting at about 2pm and left a few minutes after. The agenda of the meeting was not made ... Read More »

2016 Budget: See List 25 Approved Road Projects And Costs Under The Supervision of Fashola’s Ministry

In the just accented 2016 appropriation bill, the following are the road projects approved by the Federal Government to be handled and supervised by Ministry of Power, Works and Housing headed by former Governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola. The disclosure was made by Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma on Thursday, May 12 while presenting ... Read More »

Ex Presd. Goodluck Jonathan Created Niger Delta Avengers – Ex-Militants’ President, Akpodoro

THE National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNDE-A, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of founding the new militant group known as Niger Delta Avengers. The NCNDE-A claimed that the group was formed in January last year ahead of the March 2015 presidential election, which Jonathan eventually lost to Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. The National President of NCNDE-A, Israel ... Read More »

I Will Speak On Recovered Loot On May 29 – President Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he will on May 29 speak on the recovered stolen funds from persons that had been indicted in the fight against corruption. The report is expected to be part of his speech on that day recognised as Nigeria’s Democracy Day. In an interview with Channels Television in the UK, where he took part in the ... Read More »

Augustine Nnamani Emerges Enugu State PDP Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State on Tuesday elected Mr. Augustine Nnamani as its chairman for the next four years. Nnamani, a former Local Government Chairman of Isiuzo, was returned unopposed through a `Yes’ vote by delegates. He polled 954 votes out of the 984 votes cast at the state congress of the PDP held at the Michael ... Read More »

Ex President Obasanjo Slams Senators Over Car Purchase

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised members of the Senate for purchasing cars, after they were given loans for that purpose. The former President said the move by the lawmakers is absolute nonsense. You will recall that Obasanjo in a letter dated January 13, 2016, criticised the legislators for being insensitive to the economic situation in the country. A move ... Read More »

Idongesit Nkanga Arrested Over Diezani’s Alleged $115 Million Sleaze

A former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Idongesit Nkanga, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Nkanga, a retired air commodore is accused of N450,000,000( Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira only) from the sleazy $115million deposited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani ... Read More »

Presidency Unveils 6 Strategic Implementation Plans of 2016 Budget

The Presidency has unveiled some strategic implementation plans for the 2016 budget. The plans were put together by Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Economic Management Team under the leadership of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. See details of the 6 Strategic plans as shared by the Presidency via Twitter: See Breakdown of all points Read More »

Fayose Appeals To President Buhari To Extend Rail Project To Ekiti

Ekiti State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, extend the railway system to the state in a bid to boost its participation in international trade and achievement of the ongoing diversification of economy. State Commissioner for Commerce, Michael Ayodele, said the rail line extension was necessary because “a lot of agricultural products are ... Read More »

We’ve Verified Assets Of Buhari, Osinbajo, Others – CCB

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) said Wednesday that it has completed the verification of assets declared by President Mohammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and others top officials of the current administration. The agency said, in a statement Wednesday that it was not true, as reported by a newspaper, that it was yet to conclude ... Read More »