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Oyo 2019: Shittu Joins Guber Race, To Officially Declare Sept 23

Saki-born Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has joined the 2019 governorship race in Oyo State.   The minister, while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, yesterday, disclosed that there would be public declaration on September 23, 2018.   He added that he would be contesting under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).   […]

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SENATE DELEGATION HEAD TO RUSSIA FOR TALKS

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will today, lead a Senate delegation on a three-day parliamentary visit to Russia, aimed at deepening legislative practices and strengthening the relationship between both countries. The delegation would also hold side meetings with corresponding committees of the Federation Council of Russia. Dr Saraki is also expected to address the Russian […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI RULES OUT MEETING WITH NEW PDP MEMBERS

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he will never sit down for discussion with the aggrieved members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party that joined forces to form the ruling All Progressives Congress. A top government source revealed this to the media on the condition of anonymity yesterday. The source said President Buhari had […]

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SOUTH WEST GOVERNORS DECLARE JUNE 12 PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Governors of South Western states have declared tomorrow, Tuesday, 12th June a public holiday. The declaration by the state governments is to commemorate the anniversary of the June 12 1993 election generally and widely believed to have been won by late business mogul, MKO Abiola. The Oyo state government has expressed satisfaction that 25 years […]

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PROBES 462 MILLION DOLLAR FUND FOR MILITARY CHOPPER PURCHASE

The National Assembly has begun probe into the extra budgetary withdrawal of 462 million dollars from the consolidated revenue fund for the purchase of helicopter from an American firm without recourse to the National Assembly for approval. While the Senate has also summoned the Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan-Ali, (retd) and his counterpart in […]

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SENATE PRESIDENT PAYS MONARCHS’ 20 MONTHS SALARY ARREARS

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has cleared the 20 months salary arrears owed some traditional chiefs in Kwara Central senatorial district. The affected local government areas could not meet their financial obligations to the monarchs. The 220 affected traditional chiefs received a total of 49,438,000 naira in Ilorin, yesterday.

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INEC TO DESIGN MORE STRATEGIES TO CHECKMATE ELECTION CHALLENGES

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it had begun to put strategies in place to help it curb election challenges. Spokesperson of the Commission, Lekky-Mustafa Muhammad, said this in Asaba. He also disclosed that in the coming elections, INEC staff would have been better equipped to execute their electoral functions appropriately. Muhammad […]

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FORMER ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT MUGABE DESCRIBES OFFICE DEPATURE ‘COUP D’ETAT’

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has described his departure from office last November as a “coup d’etat” that must be undone in his first television interview since leaving office. The ninety-four year old said he did not hate his successor President Mnangagwa but insisted he would not work with him and suggested that his presidency […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI WITHHOLDS ASSENT TO ELECTORAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which seeks to re-order the sequence of polls in 2019. President Buhari, in a March 8, 2018 letter written to both chambers of the National Assembly, said the amendments by the lawmakers were in conflict with existing laws. President of the Senate, […]

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NORTH KOREAN LEADER ‘SEEKS CLOSER TIES WITH SOUTH’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he wants to “vigorously advance” closer ties with South Korea, according to state media. The report follows a rare visit to Pyongyang by senior South Korean officials, who had dinner with the normally reclusive leader. They are the first officials from Seoul to meet Kim Jong-Un since he […]

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