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2019 polls: Victory sure for Buhari, El-Rufai – Kaduna dep gov


Kaduna State deputy governor, Barnabas Bantex, has expressed optimism that President Mohammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai would emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections. Bantex, who spoke on Saturday during a campaign tour of Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state, said that the chances of All …

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Strike: ASUU still consulting – Ogunyemi

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says it is yet to conclude consultations with its members on the possible agreement presented by the Federal Government. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said the union was still consulting. NEWSTIMES recalls that …

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Saraki’s loyalists in govt will be voted out – Lai Mohammed


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says some of the loyalists of the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, holding federal executive positions will soon be shown the way out. The Minister disclosed this on Thursday in Ilorin at a ceremony organised by the Kwara State …

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2019: Atiku in Niger, promises women, youth employment


The presidential candidate claimed that over 10 million Nigerians, including women and youth, had lost their jobs in the last three and half years of the All Progressives Congress-led administration. Abubakar promised to create employment opportunities in the country. He said that infrastructure in the country, including roads, schools and …

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Violence disrupts Lagos APC gov campaign flag-off


The flag-off of the All Progressives Congress campaign in Lagos on Tuesday ended abruptly as violence broke out mid-way into the well-attended programme. NEWSTIMES reports that hoodlums suspected to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue with guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons, …

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I accept responsibility for service chiefs’ performance, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari says the performance of the service chiefs may have been disappointing but he will continue to accept responsibility for not changing them. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by NEWSTIMES. The President said having been a military administrator, minister and …

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I never told EFCC to stop Akpabio probe, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has denied insinuations that he asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to stop the probe of a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, after the latter joined the All Progressives Congress last year. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV …

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Buhari: Expose my wife, son if they get govt deals


President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the media to expose his wife, Aisha, or his son, Yusuf if they are found to have benefitted from government deals. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by NEWSTIMES. The President described as unfair allegations that he was …

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I’ve been fair to Igbo despite low votes – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a swipe at those criticising him for alleged marginalisation of the Igbo. Buhari said despite getting low votes from people in the region during the 2015 elections, he had been impartial in his appointments. He spoke during an interview aired on Arise TV on Monday …

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I’ll take action on IG soon, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari says he will take action on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, soon. Buhari said this during an interview aired on Arise TV which was monitored by NEWSTIMES. There have been growing demands for the IG, who has reached the retirement age of 60, to step aside. …

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