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We don’t have a server, INEC replies Atiku at tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not have a server where results of the presidential election were uploaded. The electoral commission was reacting to the request of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP and Atiku had asked the tribunal to compel INEC to allow them inspect […]

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Igbo presidency doesn’t exist – Okorocha

Imo West Senator, Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned his kinsmen against the misconception of the term ‘Igbo presidency.’ Mr Okorocha, while addressing journalists after being sworn in as Senator on Thursday, said such an agenda could not have existed as it was impossible to hand over power to a region without due process. The former governor […]

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Lawmaker arrested for slapping female colleague

A Kenyan MP has been arrested for allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi, who sits on the budget committee, in the capital Nairobi. A photo of Ms Gedi crying with blood in her mouth after the alleged assault has […]

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Nigerians ‘want’ death penalty for corrupt persons

Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to declare death sentence for public officials found guilty of corrupt practices, according to Buharimeter, a survey by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). The  perception survey was released by CDD on Wednesday. Signed by Idayat Hassan, director, CDD-West Africa, the organisation said the survey was based on interviews with […]

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Why Atiku is right to challenge Buhari’s reelection in court — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Atiku Abubakar was right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection in February, saying it would be “unfair” to compare Mr Abubakar’s situation to the 2015 election in which he (Mr Jonathan) accepted defeat. Mr Jonathan said the fundamentals of 2015 election, which saw him become Nigeria’s first incumbent leader […]

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June 12 cannot be public holiday when Nigerians are hungry – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians. Mr Abubakar said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the day was one to ask the salient question of “How better off are Nigerians?” According to Mr Abubakar, June 12 demands […]

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Democracy Day: Jonathan, Obasanjo, other former leaders absent at ceremony

Former Nigerian heads of state and presidents were absent at the venue of the 2019 Democracy Day celebrations on Wednesday. The former leaders including Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, among others, were absent at the event which held at the Eagles’ Square in Abuja. Former military leaders Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalam Abubakar were also […]

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Buhari congratulates new National Assembly leaders, knocks 8th assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. Mr Buhari described the emergence of the new leaders as “new dawn, different from duplicity and perfidy of the immediate past (assembly leaders).” The president also saluted all the national legislators and their political parties for their display of patriotism […]

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June 12: Buhari hosts World leaders to Gala Night

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night hosted World leaders to dinner and gala night ahead of Today’s maiden edition of the country’s Democracy Day celebration. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other dignitaries at the event including State Governors, members and leadership of the newly inaugurated National Assembly, Diplomats, captains of industries were […]

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Messi beats Ronaldo to be named world’s highest paid athlete

Lionel Messi has been named as the world’s highest paid athlete over the last 12 months, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, in the Forbes top 100 list. The Barcelona and Argentina star earned $127m in the last year – more than Juventus forward Ronaldo ($109m) in second place and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar ($105m) in third. It is the first time that a […]

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INEC finally issues Okorocha certificate of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, a certificate of return for winning the February 23 senatorial election in Imo West. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee confirmed this to Premium Times in a phone interview Tuesday evening. The presentation came barely […]

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June 12: Buhari assents to Public Holiday Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, signed the Public Holidays Act Amendment Bill into law. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja. Mr Enang, a former senator, said the Act declared June 12 of every year as […]

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Dangote seeks law promoting gender equality in Nigeria

Alhaji Aliko Dangote has called for law promoting gender equality in the country… Speaking in Lagos at the 2019 Women Corporate Directors Lecture sponsored by Aliko Dangote Foundation, he advocated legislation backing to allow a certain percentage of women in public or private sectors workforce. He stated that “We can start with a proportion of […]

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All Hail The King Of Clay As Nadal Wins 12th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis player, cemented his status as King of Clay with his 12th French Open title at Roland Garros, defeating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in four sets of 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1. It is the second straight year Nadal has defeated Thiem for the championship on the clay courts at Roland Garros. With […]

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Rapper found dead from gunshot wounds

A Maryland rapper was shot and killed in Annapolis over the weekend. Officers received a call about shots fired and found a single vehicle crashed at the scene Saturday. The only occupant of that vehicle, Edward Montre Seay, 32, of Chester, died from gunshot wounds, police said. Seay was also a rapper who went by […]

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Buhari finally accepts Onnoghen’s retirement, wants five new Supreme Court judges appointed

About two months after the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, wrote a letter of voluntary retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari, the president has finally accepted his retirement. Mr Onnoghen wrote a retirement letter in April after he was asked to do so by the National Judicial Council which probed a complaint that he abused his office by […]

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How do you have economic growth without power? – Dangote

The President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, says availability of consumer credit facility is an important option in fighting corruption in the country. Dangote said this on Saturday in Lagos at a consultative roundtable titled, “Going for Growth” with some economic stakeholders. He said that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and commercial […]

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Gov. Ganduje, Sanusi Reconcile As Dangote, Fayemi Broker Peace

The crisis between Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has been resolved following a reconciliatory meeting between the two in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ganduje and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

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