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Group Urges Buhari To Bypass NASS And Release INEC N242b Election Funds

Group Urges Buhari To Bypass NASS And Release INEC N242b Election Funds

NEWS
The group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bypass the National Assembly and approve for release the N242billion supplementary budget. The group said the budget for the sake of national interest should be treated like the Tucano Military Aircrafts funds approved before NASS debated on it. National President of the group, Comrade (Engr) Igbini Odafe Emmanuel in a statement on Tuesday said the National Assembly members should save themselves the problem of cutting short their vacation and allowed express approval of the budget. "I ask President Buhari to urgently treat the INEC N242b Supplementary Budget the same way he treated the release of funds for purchase of the Tucano Military Jets if indeed it is truly fo...
Akpabio Visits President Buhari In London

Akpabio Visits President Buhari In London

NEWS
President Muhammadu Buhari with Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio in London, the United Kingdom on Sunday, August 5, 2018. PHOTO: Bashir Ahmad/Twitter Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday visited President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom. Although details of the Senator’s meeting with President Buhari are not yet known, there had been speculations that he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom North West District is the Senate Minority Leader and currently a member of the PDP. The Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang, on Saturday announced that the APC will receive Akpabio into its fold on Wednesday, Au...
JUST IN: Buhari In Close-door Meeting With Akpabio Amid Saraki Defection

JUST IN: Buhari In Close-door Meeting With Akpabio Amid Saraki Defection

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President Muhammadu Buhari has entered into a closed-door meeting with Senator Godswill Akpabio amidst formal defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) The Senate Minority Leader met the President at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The former Governor of Akwa Ibom state, a PDP chieftain arrived the president’s office at 5:00pm, presidential source told BigPen Online.
JUST IN: Buhari Meets Isoko Traditional Rulers, Leaders In Villa

JUST IN: Buhari Meets Isoko Traditional Rulers, Leaders In Villa

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received delegations of Isoko traditional rulers and leaders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which was held at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, started shortly after 12 noon. Those in the delegation include; President General of Isoko Development Union, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, Delta state chairman of the APC, Prophet Jones Erue, the Delta state Commissioner in board of NDDC, Dr Ogaga Ifowodo, APC chieftain in Delta state, Chief Lucky Esigie, Coordinator of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), for Delta, Edo and Rivers States, Mr. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, Hon Benjamin Okiemute Essein among others. https://twitter.com/AsoRock/status/1022852802526306304 Details later...
This Is Just A “Seasonal Occurrence”, Buhari To APC Faithful, Wishes New Decampees Well

This Is Just A “Seasonal Occurrence”, Buhari To APC Faithful, Wishes New Decampees Well

NEWS, POLITICS
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the wave of defections that hit the ruling party, APC on Tuesday, urging party faithful to see it a “seasonal occurrence” that is unavoidable at the eve of every election. Buhari said the defections had nothing to do with his government as he explained that the Senators involved may have existent problems in their localities which might inform the decision to quit the party and brighten their chances. This was contained in a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu. Buhari expressed his total commitment to the values of democracy, freedom of choice as well as total willingness to work with all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of their political party, for the benefit of th...
Gov Dickson Blames Imbalance In Nation’s Security Architecture For Senseless Killings

Gov Dickson Blames Imbalance In Nation’s Security Architecture For Senseless Killings

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson has said that the wind of insecurity blowing across the nation, particularly the killings of innocent Nigerians in the Northern part of the country were fuelled by the imbalance in the country's security structure and the politicisation of security by members of the ruling party. Dickson spoke on Friday in Abuja while delivering a lecture entitled: "Cultural Values, National Security and Challenges of Contemporary Governance: Perspective From Bayelsa State Experience”, organised by Institute of Security Studies (ISS). Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Deacon Francis Ottah Agbo, quoted Dickson as saying that the current spate of violence and senseless killings, particularly in the Northern part of the country is the biggest thr...
Saraki Trades His APC Membership For N10bn, 2019 Senate President Position As Condition To Remain In Party

Saraki Trades His APC Membership For N10bn, 2019 Senate President Position As Condition To Remain In Party

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is allegedly bartering his continuous stay in the Nigeria ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) for at least N10 billion in monetary compensation from President Muhammadu Buhari in a high stakes deal that would also saw his emerging as Senate President in 2019, THEWILL is reporting. According to the report, Saraki, who is the arrowhead of the splinter group of the APC, Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, has allegedly entered into a negotiation with top echelon of the APC, demanding that he returns as Senate President in 2019 should the APC emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections as part of the agreement. The Kwara State native and his group have threatened to leave the party for the main opposition party, Peoples Democrat...
Buhari’s Government Named Jonathan’s Aides, Secondus As Treasury Looters

Buhari’s Government Named Jonathan’s Aides, Secondus As Treasury Looters

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  Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has named some of the aides of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan and incumbent National Chairman of opposition party, PDP, Uche Secondus as those who allegedly looted the nation's treasury. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who released the list in a press briefing in Lagos on Friday, clarified that the “treasury looters” were individuals who were officials in the past government. According to the list, the individuals include PDP chieftains who are currently being tried for corruption and financial crimes. The minister further enjoined Nigerians to jettison the apology of the party stressing that the PDP looted the treasury dry under their watch. Mohammed said: “The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under...
Your Government Presided Over Tragic Economic Mismanagement, Presidency Replies Jonathan

Your Government Presided Over Tragic Economic Mismanagement, Presidency Replies Jonathan

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The Presidency has accused the Goodluck Jonathan administration of “monumental and tragic economic mismanagement” and of handing over an economy ravaged by years of corruption. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency accused Mr Jonathan of failing to invest and allowing widespread looting, which led to the current economic crisis. This comes two days after the former President defended his administration’s performance, the impact of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, on the country and accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of failing to build on his economic achievements. Mr Jonathan had claimed his administration had a sound economic team, kept the country’s inflation at single digit, ...