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Breaking: PDP presidential aspirant canvassing votes for Saraki

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While accreditations is still ongoing, one of the presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) jostling for the party’s ticket, Tanimu Turaki, has asked PDP delegates to vote for Saraki if, for whatever reasons, they reject him. Turaki, in a video produced hereunder, said only him and Saraki possess the pedigree, competence and character to solve Nigeria’s problems. He …

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OBSERVED: No single Saraki poster in Port Harcourt ahead PDP presidential primary

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  Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is currently a beehive of activities ahead of Saturday’s presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Twelve aspirants are seeking the party’s presidential ticket for 2019 general election. The 12 candidates seeking to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari are: Atiku Abubakar, Sule Lamido, David Mark, Bukola Saraki, Ahmed Makarfi, Aminu Tambuwal, …

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Saraki speaks on ‘stepping down’ for Atiku

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Senator Bukola Saraki who is said to be under pressure to step down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has debunked the report. It was reported that there were speculations that Saraki is under pressure to withdraw from the race and support Atiku’s ambition ahead of PDP’s National Convention tomorrow. Yusuph Olaniyonu, the media aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki …

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Just In: Police summon Saraki, Ben Bruce, Dino Melaiye over Osun election protest

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The police said Friday that they deployed a “minimum force” in resisting an alleged attempt to break into the Force Headquarters by Senate President Bukola Saraki and a host of other lawmakers and politicians who took part in a rally to demand immediate declaration of Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the controversial governorship election in Osun State last month. …

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Breaking: Osun Election: Saraki, Dogara, Secondus, protesting against Osun election result

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Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are currently protesting against the outcome of the recently concluded Osun State Governorship election. PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, led the protesters to the headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) …

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Suspected Herdsmen attack village in Plateau, 18 persons killed

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18 persons were confirmed killed on Wednesday night in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ariri village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Triotinaija gathered that eight members of a family were murdered in cold blood in the fresh attack and four others inflicted gunshots injuries when the attackers invaded the village while …

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Buhari in closed-door meeting with nine APC Governors

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed-door meeting with nine governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting which is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the primary elections of the ruling party across the country. The governors present at the meeting are Rochas Okorocha …

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Recovered body from Jos Pond is not missing General says Army HQ

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The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that the charred remains of a dead man pulled out of Du Pond in Jos, Plateau State, is the missing Major General Alkali(retd). A statement from the Army’s website said: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a charred body purported to be that of the missing Maj-Gen I. M. Alkali(retd). …

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Buhari Calls Leah Sharibu’s Mother, Promises Daughter’s Safe Return

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called the mother of the Dapchi Secondary schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe. The president assured Mrs Rebecca Sharibu that he will do anything in his power to make sure she been released and returned back home safely. In the statement by Senior Special Assistant to the …

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Ronaldo releases official statement on rape allegations [Read Statement]

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Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has “firmly” denied raping a woman in a US hotel room almost a decade ago. Ronaldo insists he has a “clear” conscience over the allegation he attacked Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. He spoke out ahead of her lawyers giving a press conference on Wednesday. He had previously said the allegation, …

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Saraki did not betray me, says Bolaji Abdullahi

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Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Senate President Bukola Saraki did not betray him. Abdullahi said this in reaction to reports that the Senate president worked against his governorship ambition. An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state, Abdullahi withdrew from the race on Monday. In a statement, Abdullahi said though the …

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Ambode accepts defeat, congratulates Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode has accepted his loss in the Lagos State governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress. “I wholeheartedly congratulate the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and urge all Lagosians to immediately support our party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections and work for the success of our dear party,” Ambode said …

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Osinbajo announces slash in business name registration fees

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced approval of a 90-day special window to register businesses at a reduced rate of N5,000 only from N10,000 Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President in Abuja, said that Osinbajo made the announcement in Enugu. Osinbajo, who was quoted as making the announcement …

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BREAKING: Lagos APC declares Sanwo-Olu winner of guber primary

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The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced Babajide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the gubernatorial primary election. Tunji Balogun, chairman of the party in the state, made the declaration at the state headquarters of the party in Ogba, Ikeja, on Tuesday night. He said Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat Ambode who was said to have …

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Lagos APC primary: Deputy governor, Adebule dumps Ambode for Sanwo-Olu

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The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule on Tuesday abandoned Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to support Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the two-horse race to pick the ticket to represent the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election. Adebule told newsmen at Ward A and D, in Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos where she participated in the …

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