FLASH | Mugabe agrees to Step Down, plots Wife’s Departure

 President Mugabe makes plans for wife to leave Zimbabwe. Reports show that President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe makes plans for his wife Grace to vacate the country to South Africa, while he gets set to step down. A Press conference has been scheduled to hold on Thursday afternoon, Daily Sun reports. The Zimbabwean military is in custody of the president and his presidential guard. Ministers, a large number of whom belonged to the G40 faction led by the first lady have all been detained by the army. Also, government offices,…

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Wike’s convoy face-off with Amaechi’s security aides in Rivers

 The security aides of Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road in Port-Harcourt. Both men have released statements with varying accounts of what resulted in the confrontation. While Wike says he was attacked by Amaechi’s security aides, the minister said he narrowly escaped being shot by the governor’s security personnel. Wike and Amaechi, who hardly see eye-to-eye, are the political bigwigs in Rivers state.

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2019 Election Is Either Buhari or Atiku, We are In Trouble, Says Femi Falana

The Human rights lawyer Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) has lamented the possibility of Nigerians having to choose between current President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar come 2019 general election, stating that it portends trouble for the populace. Mr. Falana said this while making a contribution during a panel discussion at the ongoing Lagos Book and Arts Festival holding in Freedom Park, Lagos. He urged Nigerians to make use of the internet in raising serious developmental issues as regards the future of the country. The human right lawyer also…

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An Afternoon With Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan By @DeleMomodu

 Fellow Nigerians, after my chance meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari last week at the Presidential Villa, it was the turn of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, two days ago, on November 9, 2017, to be my host. The only difference is that the meeting with President Jonathan had long been in the offing but had not materialised due to several factors. First, I was considered an enemy of the Jonathans because of my support for President Buhari. No one remembered my audacious support for Jonathan in 2010 when I risked…

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Lagos, Kano Set To Get Two More Ministers

Following plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to expand his cabinet to accommodate new Ministers, Lagos and Kano states have been penciled down to get one minister each. According to a report in Daily Trust, six new ministers will be introduced, while some current ministers may be dropped and replaced. It was also gathered that “disloyal ministers and those with dual allegiance” would be shown the way out, a source privy to the information disclosed. “Above all, there are some who did not perform and would therefore be replaced,” the source said. Our source…

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2019: God has ordered me to run again 

 Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday disclosed that God has directed him to run for a second term in 2019. He made the declaration after he was endorsed by his supporters from Guma, Makurdi, Gwer West, Gwer East and the nine local government areas of Benue South district. Ortom assured people of the state that he would work hard to reduce the state’s wage bill and ensure prompt payment of salaries. He said, “Earlier when I was being pressured by so many groups to run again, I told…

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Dogara Warns president Buhari  Against Abandoning 2017 Budget 

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to totally abandon the 2017 Budget, adding that its fiscal targets must be enforced and provisions complied with as authorised by the legislature. Similarly, he disclosed that the 2018 Budget passage may suffer delay caused by inadequate consultations between the MDAS and various over- sighting Committees of the National Assembly. He made these known while delivering remarks at the occasion of the presentation of the 2018 Budget Estimates by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National…

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 Dogara begged us not to protest against Buhari, says PDP rep

 Oghene Egho, representative of Amuwo Odofin federal constituency in the house of representatives, on Tuesday said Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, made the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers shelve a planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari.  Earlier  reported that the opposition legislators attempted to hold an anti-Buhari protest during the time that the president presented the 2018 budget before a joint session of the national assembly. Speaking after the presentation, Egho said the PDP lawmakers were aggrieved because of the slow implementation of 2017 budget. “It’s true that we…

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INEC deploys 23,000 for Anambra polls – REC

The  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says twenty-three thousand (23, 000) ad hoc staff will be deployed for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, made the disclosure on Monday during the Election Management System Implementer Workshop for INEC officers in Awka. He said that the ad hoc staff included members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and those redeployed from other states. Orji described the Election Management System as a critical tool, which the commission required to effectively…

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INEC To Give Better Result In 2019 Than 2015 – UN

United Nations (UN) has suggested that the 2019 general elections in Nigeria will be free of violence. The head of UN office for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambers, made this known in a chat with reporters Chambers said: “Let us not forget that so far there have been some significantly successful elections in this country by the current National Electoral Commission (INEC) leadership gubernatorial elections, senatorial elections, and other by-elections. ‘”So there have been opportunity for INEC to test itself and so far, as we can all attest to, those…

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