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Northeast would’ve been worse without Buhari, says Okorocha


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that the security situation in the nation’s northeast would have been worse had President Muhammadu Buhari not intervened the way he did. He said that it is for this and other achievements of the president that Nigerians should eulogise him now that …

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PDP suspends Deputy National Chairman (North) over alleged anti-party activites


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its Deputy National Chairman (North) Sen. Gamawa Babayo, over allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity. National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC). The committee held an extra-ordinary session on Jan. 5, …

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How we’re working to curb vote-buying in 2019 polls — INEC chairman

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu presents the National Register of Voters to Political Parties in Abuja on Monday Twitter image

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday detailed the three-pronged methods it has employed to curb vote-buying by politicians. The Commission had raised alarm over new a new method of vote buying being devised to undermine the voting process. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in Abuja at the presentation …

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Buhari: I’ve made remarkable progress in B/Haram war


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said despite criticisms, his government had make remarkable progress in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists. He said the people in the North-East were aware of his achievement, the President wrote on his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari. Since 2002, Boko Haram insurgents have killed more …

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B/Haram war has been politicised – Army

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. SK Usman

The Nigerian Army on Monday said some people in the country had politicised the fight against Boko Haram in the North-East, warning that it would “monitor and take necessary action against the perpetrators”. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, in a statement, said the military would no longer …

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2019 elections will be peaceful – Cleric


The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kano State chapter, Adeolu Adeyemo, has expressed optimism that 2019 general elections will be peaceful. Adeyemo disclosed this in his Christmas message on Tuesday. According to him, Nigerians will continue to enjoy peace and tranquillity during and after the general elections. “God …

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Buhari: I’ll continue as Baba Go Slow until I retrieve every looted money


President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is slow in fighting corruption because the system is slow. The President said this when he received the Federal Capital Territory community, who paid him Christmas homage at his official residence in Abuja, on Tuesday. President Buhari, who apparently was reacting to those allegedly …

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There’s high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria – UK


The United Kingdom has said there is a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. It also warned its nationals against travelling to the North-East, saying that the security environment in the region deteriorated in 2018. Except it is really essential, the UK cautioned its citizens against travelling to Zamfara, Kaduna, …

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2019: I won’t cheat like I was cheated – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that he would guarantee free and fair polls in 2019 by ensuring a level-playing field. He alleged that in past elections when he contested before he won eventually in 2015, votes were “awarded” to the winners to deny him victory. Buhari spoke at the …

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