The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not bother to challenge his victory at the state election petition tribunal because he will win there too. The governor made this known in a chat with reporters in Kano over the weekend. Ganduje, the APC candidate garnered 1,033,695 votes to defeat PDP candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir, who scored 1,024,713 votes after the March 23 gubernatorial supplementary election.
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Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno, have expressed support for the emergence of Sen. Ali Ndume as President of the 9th National Assembly. They advocated for zoning of the senate presidency to the North East region and called on the National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC), Borno Gov. Kashim Shettima and other stakeholders to support Ndume to clinch the senate apex position. Senator, Ali Ndume, Some of the displaced persons told the Newsmen on Friday in Maiduguri that their appeal was to facilitate effective leadership of the senate toward consolidating successes recorded in the war against insurgency and other national issues. Malam Buba Muhammed, a displaced person, said emergence of Ndume as senate president
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President Muhammadu Buhari in a special interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), explained why he did not sack service chiefs and why he is pleased that his cabinet has not suffered any major scandal since it was constituted in November 2015. The interview was monitored and transcribed by Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye. You came to power in 2015 promising to address Nigeria’s fundamental challenges of security, economy and corruption. Looking back, what would you say you are most happy about?
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ABUJA— PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has issued a Proclamation for the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, on June 11, 2019, in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Buhari The 1999 Constitution ( as amended) provides that the president will have to issue a proclamation before the Senate and the House of Representatives hold their first session. President Buhari in a letter obtained yesterday, entitled, “Proclamation for the Holding of the first Session of the 9th National Assembly” and dated 30th May, 2019, read, “ Whereas it is provided in Section 64(3) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended) that the person elected as President shall have power to issue a Proclamation for the
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An FCT High Court in Maitama has granted a N20 million bail to Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) suspected of misappropriating the sum of N36 million. When a team of auditors tried to audit the accounts of JAMB's Benue State branch in 2018, Chieshe could not account for N36 million she had made for the agency from the sale of scratch cards. When she was probed, she claimed it was her housemaid that colluded with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to "spiritually" steal the money from the vault in the accounts office with the help of a snake.
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ABEOKUTA—FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, advised the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari to get the attention of her husband, President Muhammed Buhari through pillow talk for him to grasp the true position of the state of the nation. Obasanjo-Aisha Buhari Mrs. Buhari had challenged Nigeria’s security agencies to quickly end banditry and other security challenges in parts of the country. However, reacting to the development, Obasanjo, who commended Mrs. Buhari for speaking out said, apparently, the First Lady has not adopted the
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ABUJA – The ruling All Progressives Congress APC Tuesday in Abuja asked any of its aggrieved members who no longer feel comfortable with its style of operations and political engagements to feel free to exit and join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP. The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa- Onilu; National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and National Treasurer, APC, Mr. Adamu Panda, during the party’s press briefing in reaction to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rejection of the just concluded presidential election in Abuja. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan. The party was formally reacting to issues raised by its Deputy National Chairman, North, Sen. Lawali Shuaibu particularly as they relate to the fortunes of the party under its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement said the next three years are very important as the APC
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ACF, Lamido, Fani-Kayode disagree over former president’s position Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja, Segun James in Lagos and John Shiklam in Kaduna The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has warned the federal government to take the recent statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, alleging that Boko Haram and herdsmen attacks were aimed at Fulanising Nigeria and Islamising Africa, very seriously. Obasanjo made the statement on Saturday as guest speaker at the 2nd session of the Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State while speaking on the topic, ‘Mobilising Nigeria’s human and Natural Resources for National Development and Stability.’
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