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Real reason Governor Oshiomhole sacked Abdul Oroh

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday relieved Abdul Oroh of his appointment as Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in the State with immediate effect. A statement by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, said Mr. Oroh was removed in the public interest. The governor then approved…

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Police seal off PDP national secretariat

Following Saturday's parallel national convention that saw the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, divided, the Nigerian Police have sealed off the Wadata Plaza national secretariat of the party in Abuja. The police cordoned off one of the traffic lanes leading into the complex, while those who had been on ground…

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PDP concludes convention, confirms Sheriff’s removal

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday reversed an earlier decision to cancel its national convention on Saturday in Port Harcourt. The party concluded the exercise, and formally announced the removal of its national officers and the appointment of a caretaker committee. Former Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State said…

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PDP ‘sacks’ Sheriff, appoints ex-Gov. Makarfi interim chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party has fired its national chairman, Modu Sheriff, and has appointed an interim party executive led by a former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi. A former Anambra governor, Ben Obi, was also appointed interim secretary of the party. The committee will be place for three months.…

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PDP Port Harcourt convention fails to hold

The National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, slated to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has been cancelled. PREMIUM TIMES has just been told by one of the delegates, who asked not to be named because the party was yet to formally announce the cancellation, that the…

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Why we held parallel PDP convention — Mantu

A former deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu, has said that a group of founding fathers and elders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, decided to organise a parallel national convention of the party in order to restore the party to the path of integrity. The faction organised the convention on…

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Jerry Gana group holds parallel PDP convention in Abuja

The faction of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, has carried out its threat of conducting a parallel national convention. The faction is currently holding its national convention in Abuja, while another convention is simultaneously holding in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.…

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ANALYSIS: PDP’s Bumpy Road To National Convention

Unless the leadership of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, gets a ruling vacating the order of a Lagos High Court which stopped the party from conducting election into three positions in its executive, those seeking to abort Saturday’s national convention will have the last laugh. The Lagos…

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Ex-NIMASA DG, Raymond Omatseye, jailed for five years over N1.5 billion contract scam

A former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Raymond Omatseye, was on Friday jailed for five years. Giving judgment in a case brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court convicted Mr. Omatseye for a N1.5bn contract scam. Details…

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Rescued Chibok schoolgirl arrives presidential villa

One of the kidnapped schoolgirls from Chibok, Amina Nkeki, who was rescued by a vigilante group in a village on the fringes of Sambisa forest on Tuesday, has just arrived the presidential villa in Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. Ms. Nkeki was brought to the villa by the…

PIC. 7. FRONT ROW: FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; FORMER MILITARY PRESIDENT IBRAHIM BABANGIDA; SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES YAKUBU DOGARA; VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO; PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI; FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. YAKUBU GOWON; FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBARKA; FORMER CHIEF JUSTICES OF NIGERIA, MOHAMMED UWAIS AND ALFA BELGORE; AND STATE GOVERNORS AFTER THE MAIDEN NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE MEETING, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (21/10/15).
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Nigerian governors seek access to $3.2 billion World Bank fund

Governors of Nigeria's 36 states are seeking to access about $3.2 billion from the World Bank to curtail the fiscal challenge faced across the states, the governors’ forum has said. The revelation was made on Thursday morning by some of the governors after their meeting at the Banquet Hall of the presidential…

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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Six abducted Chibok schoolgirls ‘dead’

Six of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram are dead, activists and local officials have quoted one of the girls rescued Tuesday as saying. Nineteen-year-old Amina Nkek was rescued in Kulakaisa village at the fringes of Sambisa forest, by a Chibok vigilante group, the sources said.…

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Missing Chibok schoolgirl, abducted by Boko Haram, ‘found’

Members of the civilian JTF in Borno state ha​ve reportedly rescued one of the 219 Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram from their school hostel in 2014. The Hausa service of the BBC reports that the girl was rescued after a gunfight between the civilian JTF and Boko Haram…

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PDP demands release of all members from EFCC detention

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the immediate release of all its members detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The demand was made by the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party at the end of its 71st meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. The demand is…

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Nigerian govt approves ​6 air carriers for Hajj 2016

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved six Air Carriers to airlift Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj​. The approved carriers,​ which include a Saudi-designated airline​,​ will airlift pilgrims from the country's ​36 states to the ​Saudi Arabia. The National Hajj Commission, NAHCON in a release signed by its spokesperson,…

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Court stops PDP National Convention

A Federal High court sitting in Lagos has given an order stopping Saturday’s planned national convention of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Ibrahim Buba gave the order Monday in a suit filed by the National Chairman of the party, Ali Sheriff, the National Secretary, Adewale Oladipo and National Auditor,…

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EFCC arrests Jonathan’s former Principal Secretary, Hassan Tukur

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Principal Private Secretary, PPS, to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Hassan Tukur. Mr. Tukur was picked up by operatives of the commission on Monday evening in his Abuja residence. He was one of the most powerful persons in the administration…

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Support fuel price hike or suggest better solution to fuel crisis, ex-Governor Dangiwa Umar, tells critics

A former military governor of old Kaduna State and frontline activist, Dangiwa Umar, has expressed full support for the new supply and pricing framework for petroleum products introduced by the federal government last week. The deregulation policy saw the price of petrol skyrocketing from N86 per litre to N145. The…

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Ibori’s ally, 3 top oil operators linked to Diezani’s $115 million election bribe

Three major players in Nigeria’s oil sector – Kola Adesina, Onajite Okoloko and Abubakar Tambuwal - have been linked to the $115 million (N63 billion) allegedly distributed as bribes to some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, during the 2015 general elections. Mrs.…

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Fresh crisis in PDP as Jerry Gana, others ‘sack’ party chairman, Modu Sheriff

Fresh crisis has erupted in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party after a former Minister of Information and a founding member of the party, Jerry Gana, led a group of other leading members to announce the takeover of the party from its national chairman, Ali Sheriff. Mr. Gana, who appears to…

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Buhari: I don’t want British PM Cameron’s apology over corruption comment on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not want an apology from UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing Nigeria as a "fantastically corrupt" country. Mr. Cameron was caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as being amongst the most corrupt countries in the world. Mr. Cameron was speaking to the…

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​APC sets Edo governorship election form at N5.5 million

Ahead the Edo state governorship election slated for September 10, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for all aspirants at N5.5 million. The National Organising Secretary of the party, Osita Izunaso, who spoke to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja said…

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Cuba’s Communist Party invites Nigeria’s APC leadership to Latin American nation

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba has invited the National Leadership of Nigeria’s governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to visit the Latin American nation. The invitation was conveyed by the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Trejo Sosa, on Tuesday during a courtesy visit to the APC National…

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Obasanjo writes Ogun governor over abduction of former Minister

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written to the Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, commending him for the successful rescue of a former minister, Iyabo Anisulowo, who was kidnapped on April 27 in Ilaro in Yewa South local government area the state. In his letter dated May, 9, 2016, Mr.…

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Buhari signs 2016 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the the 2016 appropriation Act into law. Mr. Buhari signed the budget in the presence of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office at the presidential villa Abuja. Others who witnessed the budget signing…