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January 16, 2019 7:04 AM Presidential debate: They want to disgrace Buhari, it’s not by force to attend – Shehu Sani

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has noted that the much anticipated presidential debate is not by force for President Muhammadu Buhari to attend. According to him, the President talks to Nigerians almost on daily basis and should not be crucified for failing to attend the debate. Buhari’s political 41

January 15, 2019 8:26 PM Buhari launches new Nigerian passport with 10-year validity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10 years validity. Buhari performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The FEC meeting was held a day earlier, to enable the President participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies 25

January 15, 2019 7:38 PM Katsina: What’ll happen to non-performing NASS members in my next tenure – Gov Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that non-performing National Assembly legislators from the state will in the next dispensation be made to face recall by the electorate. He, however, expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress candidates would perform. He further said that the foot-dragging witnessed in the National Assembly 25

January 15, 2019 1:14 PM BREAKING: Buhari, IGP Idris, Adamu meet in Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with the outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, and his likely successor, Assistant Inspector General, AIG, Mohammed Adamu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Vanguard, the outgoing IGP and Adamu came in the same vehicle NPF 01 Mercedes Benz black colour 41

January 15, 2019 11:37 AM New Minimum Wage: You cannot impose a wage level on states – El-rufai tells NLC

Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state has said the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC cannot impose wage level on state governors. El-rufai said this in an interview on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 over the insistence of labour union on N30,000 minimum wage across all states. On his position of new N30,000 minimum wage, El-rufai said: “The purpose 28

January 15, 2019 6:48 AM LaLiga president speaks on Mourinho’s return to Real Madrid

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has said he would welcome the return of Jose Mourinho to Spain’s top flight, amid reports that the Portuguese coach could take over at Real Madrid for a second time. Mourinho, who was sacked by Manchester United on December 18, recently said it would be a “tremendous honour” to manage Madrid again. “From a spectacle standpoint 27

January 14, 2019 4:16 PM EFCC arraigns Doyin Okupe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned Dr Doyin Okupe before the Abuja Federal High Court in Maitama. Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu on Monday in Abuja, Channels TV reports. He was arraigned alongside with two companies, Value Trust Investment Ltd and Abrahams 20

January 14, 2019 3:38 PM BREAKING: PDP appoints Ekweremadu, others as Technical Advisers to Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, appointed the deputy President of the Senate, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu as Technical Adviser to its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondinya, the party also named the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Mallam Sule Lamido 21

January 14, 2019 3:09 PM Biafra: Ohanaeze youths identify those allegedly sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu to cause confusion

The Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, and a coalition of Igbo groups on Monday accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biara, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu of working for politicians to cause confusion in Abia and Ebonyi States. The coalition said Kanu has derailed from his pursuit for the actualisation of Biafra and was being “sponsored by politicians to cause 35

January 14, 2019 6:44 AM Ex-Bafana striker, Masinga is dead

Former South Africa star, Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga, was on Sunday announced dead. The ‘Bafana’ striker died, aged 49, in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national South African football association said in a statement. “I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar (for Confederation of African Football activities) and although Phil was not feeling 26