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Bailout funds: Oyo APC should bury its head in shame

Bailout funds: Oyo APC should bury its head in shame

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to a statement credited to the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Seyi Makinde should do all he has promised since he has allegedly got N7.9 billion bailout funds. In the same statement issued by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Olatunde Azeez, the APC also offered some unsolicited advice ... Read More »

Ifo Initiative calls on Ogun govt to intervene on bad roads

Ifo Initiative calls on Ogun govt to intervene on bad roads

Residents of some communities in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, under the Ifo Greater Development Initiative have called on the state government to come to the aid of the communities within the Local Government over the deplorable state of roads. According to them, roads in  Alagbole, Akute, Alapara, Osaro, Lambe, Giwa, Oke –aro, Agbado Oja, Ope-ilu, Itoki, Ijoko ... Read More »

Buhari names Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola

Buhari names Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammad Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late MKO Abiola. He made this pronouncement during his speech at the first June 12 Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. “As we all know, correcting injustice is a pre-requisite for peace and unity. As part of the process of healing and reconciliation, I approved ... Read More »

Abuja Varsity VC hails Buhari on the maiden Democracy Day

Abuja Varsity VC hails Buhari on the maiden Democracy Day

Prof. Michael Adikwu, Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising the sacrifice of the Late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election. Adikwu, who gave the commendation, on Wednesday, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the renaming of Abuja National Stadium after the ... Read More »

Insecurity: We are tackling challenge with superior strategy, firepower – Buhari

Insecurity: We are tackling challenge with superior strategy, firepower – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration was tackling the challenges of insecurity in the country with superior strategy, firepower and resolve. Buhari made this known in his Democracy Day address to the nation in Abuja, and recalled that when his administration assumed office in May, 2015, insecurity reigned in the country. He said “Apart from occupying 18 local ... Read More »

June 12: MURIC applauds Buhari, says he is hero of the moment

June 12: MURIC applauds Buhari, says he is hero of the moment

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for making June 12 Nigeria’s official Democracy Day. In a statement issued by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Wednesday 12th June, 2019, MURIC said “President Muhammadu Buhari is the hero of the moment. He deserves accolades for coming out boldly to do what several regimes lacked the guts to ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun calls for good governance to make Abiola’s sacrifice count

Gov Abiodun calls for good governance to make Abiola’s sacrifice count

Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called on political office holders in the country to provide good governance for the people so that the sacrifices made by the late winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola would not be in vain. He gave the charge in the address he delivered at the June 12 ... Read More »

China’s loans to other nations are causing ‘hidden’ debt

China’s loans to other nations are causing ‘hidden’ debt

By Weizhen Tan, CNBC KEY POINTS • An opaque build-up of debt, caused by China’s lack of transparency in issuing loans, could pose a risk to the world economy, experts say. • It may also affect investors who are considering bonds issued by those countries, or organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which are helping those countries with ... Read More »

June 12: Gov. Makinde grants amnesty to 35 prisoners

June 12: Gov. Makinde grants amnesty to 35 prisoners

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has granted amnesty to 35 convicted prisoners in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day, June 12. A statement by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, indicated that the Oyo State helmsman took the decision pursuant to Section 212 of the 1999 Constitution as amended. The statement further confirmed that the Governor has ... Read More »

EFCC secures 1,204 convictions in under Buhari administration

EFCC secures 1,204 convictions in under Buhari administration

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has, so far, secured a total of 1,204 convictions within the last four years of the administration of the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. Out of the 1,204 convictions, 103 were secured in 2015, while 194 were secured in 2016 and 189 and 312 secured in 2017 and ... Read More »

PDP Congratulates NASS New Leadership…Charges Lawmakers to Guard Legislative Independence and Rule of Law

PDP Congratulates NASS New Leadership…Charges Lawmakers to Guard Legislative Independence and Rule of Law

L-R: Lawan, Gbajabiamila* “On our part, the PDP, as a party, will remain truly committed to the welfare of Nigerians. We shall continue to keep our focus on the quest for good governance, national cohesion and economic wellbeing of the people, even as we pursue our collective aspiration for the successful retrieval of our stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal.” ... Read More »

Executive does not desire a rubber stamp legislature, says Buhari

Executive does not desire a rubber stamp legislature, says Buhari

“ The President urges contestants who lost out to be gallant in defeat, and join hands with the victors who should exhibit magnanimity and eschew vindictiveness.” PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDING OFFICERS President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates heartily the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. The President also salutes all the national legislators and their political ... Read More »

Photo Splash: Buhari receives new Senate leadership

Photo Splash: Buhari receives new Senate leadership

  President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, played host to the new leadership of the Senate shortly after the elections which brought in Senator Ahmed Lawan as Senate president and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as Deputy Senate president. President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by newly elected Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Senate President, Senator ... Read More »