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Former minister exposes National Assembly; reveals how lawmakers received N17b to pass 2015 budget

Former minister exposes National Assembly; reveals how lawmakers received N17b to pass 2015 budget

How lawmakers were given N17b to pass 2015 budget - Former minister exposes National Assembly
APC, PDP reportedly spent N7.7bn for 2015 elections

APC, PDP reportedly spent N7.7bn for 2015 elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have reported that they both spent a little below N8 billion in the 2015 general elections. the APC claimed it spent only N2.9 billion.

APC, PDP reportedly spent N7.7bn for 2015 elections
Taraba APC crisis deepens as 2 factions lay claim to party leadership

Taraba APC crisis deepens as 2 factions lay claim to party leadership

The Taraba state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) barely a week after electing two separate executives at different locations in Jalingo, both factions are claiming that their congresses were authentic.

Taraba APC crisis deepens as 2 factions lay claim to party leadership
Breaking: Judge goes ahead with Metuh’s trial despite absence of his lawyers for the second time

Breaking: Judge goes ahead with Metuh’s trial despite absence of his lawyers for the second time

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja continued with the trial of a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, in his absence and that of his lawyers on Friday, May 25.

Breaking: Judge goes ahead with Metuh’s trial despite absence of his lawyers for the second time
Just in: PDP hit by another loss as former governorship candidate Isiaka dumps party with detailed reason, reveals 2019 ambition

Just in: PDP suffers big loss as ex-governorship candidate Isiaka dumps party, gives reason for decision

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 governorship election in Ogun state, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has announced his resignation from the political fold saying, however, that the decision was not easy.

Just in: PDP suffers big loss as ex-governorship candidate Isiaka dumps party, gives reason for decision
The real reason we fixed June 23 for our national convention - APC speaks on postponement of event

The real reason we fixed June 23 for our national convention - APC speaks on postponement of event

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has given details of the circumstance that led to its decision to shift the date of its national convention from June 2 to June 23, saying the decision was affected by the ongoing Ramadan.

The real reason we fixed June 23 for our national convention - APC speaks on postponement of event
Parallel congresses: Major crisis looming in APC ahead of 2019 - Baraje

Parallel congresses: Major crisis looming in APC ahead of 2019 - Baraje

Baraje, who recently wrote a warning letter to the APC leadership, on behalf of members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party cited the recent parallel congresses in the party as one that portends danger for the party.

Parallel congresses: Major crisis looming in APC ahead of 2019 - Baraje
Party chieftain accuses APC of marginalising CPC members in Edo

Party chieftain accuses APC of marginalising CPC members in Edo

Godwin Erhahon, a former chieftain All Progressives Congress said no former member or leader of CPC now defunct, was elected into APC executive at the recently concluded APC 192 wards and local government congresses.

Party chieftain accuses APC of marginalising CPC members in Edo
There is no need to resign to contest political position in APC - Osun SSG

There is no need to resign to contest political position in APC - Osun SSG

Alhaji Moshood Olalekan Adeoti who is the secretary to the Osun state government (SSG) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s constitution allows political holders to seek election without resigning.

There is no need to resign to contest political position in APC - Osun SSG
Opinion: Obasanjo's road show and Buhari's forgotten task by Azu Ishewkene

Opinion: Obasanjo's road show and Buhari's forgotten task by Azu Ishewkene

Azu Ishiekwene the managing director/Editor-In-Chief of The Interview in this piece talks about the recent spats between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 election.

Opinion: Obasanjo's road show and Buhari's forgotten task by Azu Ishewkene
2019: PDP's national chairman speaks on party's criteria for picking of presidential candidate

2019: PDP's national chairman speaks on party's criteria for picking of presidential candidate

The national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, on Thursday, May 24, that the party was already working out modalities on how to get the best out of its array of aspirants jostling to fly the party’s flag in 2019.

2019: PDP's national chairman speaks on party's criteria for picking of presidential candidate
Buhari’s bill on control of water resources splits northern, southern senators

Buhari’s bill on control of water resources splits northern, southern senators

An executive bill forwarded to the Nigerian Senate on the control of water resources by the federal government has caused a rift among Senators. The bill is expected among others to provide for the regulation of water in Nigeria.

Buhari’s bill on control of water resources splits northern, southern senators
El-Rufai appoints Japheth Omojuwa on the governing board of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship

El-Rufai appoints Japheth Omojuwa on the governing board of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna announced in the morning of Friday, May 25, that he had appointed Japheth Omojuwa, a social media activist, into the governing board of The Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship in the state.

El-Rufai appoints Japheth Omojuwa on the governing board of the Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship
What is going on in Nigeria is beyond what the government can shoulder - Remi Tinubu

What is going on in Nigeria is beyond what the government can shoulder - Remi Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central) on Thursday, May 24, blamed colonialists for hatred among Nigerians as well as insurgency in the country while contributing to a motion to celebrate the 2018 Children’s Day in the Senate

What is going on in Nigeria is beyond what the government can shoulder - Remi Tinubu
Nobody should boast of sending me to prison, I'm privileged to sleep in same bed Obasanjo used - Senator Jonah Jang

Nobody should boast of sending me to prison, I'm privileged to sleep in same bed Obasanjo used - Senator Jonah Jang

Lalong stated this in Jos while addressing over 200 clergymen at the opening ceremony of the 94th General Church Council of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), shortly after a speech by Jang was read by his former appointee.

Nobody should boast of sending me to prison, I'm privileged to sleep in same bed Obasanjo used - Senator Jonah Jang
Trouble as APC accuses Fayose, petitions police IG and DSS over as Ekiti governorship election draws near

Trouble as APC accuses Fayose, petitions police IG and DSS over as Ekiti governorship election draws near

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the director general of the State Security Service (SSS), over the wanton destruction of the campaign billboard of its candidate.

Trouble as APC accuses Fayose, petitions police IG and DSS over as Ekiti governorship election draws near
President Buhari breaks Thursday Ramadan fast with Saraki, Lawan, others in Aso Rock (photos)

President Buhari breaks Thursday Ramadan fast with Saraki, Lawan, others in Aso Rock (photos)

A cross section of the National Assembly leadership was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 24 at the State House in Abuja where the president broke the Ramadan fasting with the lawmakers and also addressed them.

President Buhari breaks Thursday Ramadan fast with Saraki, Lawan, others in Aso Rock (photos)
President Buhari, Oshiomhole meet behind closed-door ahead of APC convention

President Buhari, Oshiomhole meet behind closed-door ahead of APC convention

President Muhammadu Buhari met with former governor of Edo state and major contender for the position of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, May 24, ahead of the party’s national convention.

President Buhari, Oshiomhole meet behind closed-door ahead of APC convention
Ekiti poll: I dare INEC to rig election - Fayose prepares for battle, goes on the offensive

Ekiti poll: I dare INEC to rig election - Fayose prepares for battle, goes on the offensive

The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has reiterated his call for a free and fair gubernatorial election in the state on July 14, stating that the people of the state would resist any attempt to rig the election.

Ekiti poll: I dare INEC to rig election - Fayose prepares for battle, goes on the offensive
How move to override Buhari's veto on peace corps bill was resisted

How move to override Buhari's veto on peace corps bill was resisted

The first of this back-down was seen after Karimi who had sponsored overriding the bill through its first reading reneged leaving the bill at the mercy of members of the committee on rules and business for two months.

How move to override Buhari's veto on peace corps bill was resisted
Adesina knocks Buhari’s critics, says only the blind won’t see the good things happening under current administration

Adesina knocks Buhari’s critics, says only the blind won’t see the good things happening under current administration

Special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has stated that opponents of the current administration have made it a point to keep harping on negative occurrences in the nation.

Adesina knocks Buhari’s critics, says only the blind won’t see the good things happening under current administration
Just in: Buhari approves 4 new appointments, gives beneficiaries mandates

Just in: President Buhari approves 4 new appointments into health agencies, college of education

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, May 24, approved appointments for four federal government agencies as confirmed by Olusegun Adekunle, the permanent secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Just in: President Buhari approves 4 new appointments into health agencies, college of education
Drama as mace is snatched during plenary, lawmakers scamper to safety

Drama as mace is snatched during plenary, lawmakers scamper to safety

It was drama at the Gombe state House of Assembly on Thursday, May 24, as a lawmaker reportedly got hold of the mace and seized it during a session. He fled the chamber with what has become known as the symbol of authority.

Drama as mace is snatched during plenary, lawmakers scamper to safety
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