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Osinbajo got it wrong on restructuring – Atiku

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT LETTER TO THE EDITOR, PREMIUM TIMES (BY PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, VICE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA) Dear Editor, Kindly permit me a response to a piece in your publication, titled “Osinbajo got it wrong on Restructuring,” written, we are told, by my illustrious predecessor in office, Alhaji Atiku […]

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2019 will decide future of Igbo – Boss Mustapha

Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), has said that 2019 will determine the future of the Igbo people and APC would support the region when the need arises. He said that the South East people have the right to govern Nigeria because they are part and parcel of the nation. […]

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2019: INEC blows hot, vows to track sellers of PVCs

ABUJA: The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has assured of a credible, free and fair general elections next year, disclosing of measures to safeguard the electoral process, including tracking those behind the purported hawking of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs in some online sales portals. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this on Wednesday in […]

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Emmanuel Macron in Lagos calls on Africans to “succeed in Africa”

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for Africa and Europe to reach a “win-win” solution to migration during an address to 300 young entrepreneurs on the second day of his visit to Nigeria. French President Emmanuel Macron (C) throws the ball during a meeting with former pro basketball players from NBA Africa and takes […]

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Presidency keeps mum as court grant lawyer leave to commence suit for order of mandamus on Buhari impeachment

OSOGBO – Justice Maurine Onyetenu of a Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, Wednesday granted leave to two Nigerians, Kanmi Ajibola, a lawyer and Sulaiman Adeniyi, a human right activist in their suit, seeking to compel the National Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency, however, claimed not to […]

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Plateau massacre: Presidency releases ‘checklist’ of killings under PDP

…Says opposition party shading crocodile tears for declaring 7-days mourning ABUJA – FOR daring to declare a seven day mourning over the recent killings of over 86 people in Plateau State, the presidency on Thursday released what may be described as checklist on the number of people killed during the 16-years administration of the opposition […]

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IGP Idris warns politicians against arming thugs, hate speech

Abuja – The Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris has warned politicians in the country to desist from arming thugs and see politics as a call to service. Idris spoke at a one-day retreat on “Electoral Logistics in Preparation for the 2019 General Elections’’ organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos on […]

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APC must take opportunity of confusion in PDP — Kolawole

A Chieftain of the APC, Akinlayo Kolawole has charged his party to make good use of the opportunity offered by low morale in the PDP as he yesterday disclosed that at least ten PDP members of the State House of Assembly were set to defect. Kolawole who spoke yesterday in Ikosun Ekiti in Moba Local […]

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Court asked to compel EFCC to prosecute ex-Gov Oshiomhole on alleged corruption

An anti-corruption crusader, Bishop Osadolor Ochei has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja for an order of mandamus compelling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence criminal proceedings against former Edo state governor and currently National Chairmanship aspirant, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole on alleged corruption. An ex-parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/628/2018 praying the […]

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‘Buhari can confer honour on any Nigerian, dead or alive” Femi Falana

Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, says President Buhari is constitutionally empowered to confer national honours on deserving Nigerians, dead or alive.   Falana said this while reacting to the statement made by former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Alfa Belgore, who has described as an illegality the conferment of Nigeria’s highest national honour, […]