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APC invites Akume, Ortom after Gov’s exit

The Deputy National Chairman (North) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu has invited Sen George Akume and Gov Samuel Ortom to Abuja for an urgent meeting. The duo are the main actors in the tussle for leadership of the Benue chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). …

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Observer groups reject Ekiti election results

Fayemi’s days of triumph numbered, vows PDP • Denies N5b support for Fayose on poll A coalition of observer groups and civil society organisations have rejected the outcome of Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election. In a statement by spokespersons Comrade Haruna Farouk and Nze Adachi Okoro, they said the exercise …

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APC has issued me red card, says Ortom

Gov not shut out of party, Oshiomhole counters Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday said he had been issued red card by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and was therefore “at the moment outside the pitch where I have been playing the game of politics.” The governor spoke …

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Fayose will face trial after leaving office – EFCC

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State will face criminal trial after leaving office, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, said on Monday. Mr Fayose, a vocal critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to leave office in October after handing over to the governor-elect of the state, Kayode Fayemi. Mr Fayemi on …

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Trump’s wet kiss to Putin seals a new world order

The president has upended the global definitions of friends and foes. President Donald Trump cast his meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a step “towards a brighter future.” But the global community had a different assessment: the summit in Helsinki signaled the manifestation of a new world order. …

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Result declared exceeds number of accredited voters – PDP

INEC declared Kayode Fayemi winner of the Ekiti governorship election which held on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti state has alleged that the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is more than the number of accredited voters in the state. INEC declared …

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Cash-for-votes fears before Nigerian general election

Nigerian civil society groups on Monday accused leading political parties of buying votes, after reports of cash inducements at a key governorship election. Kayode Fayemi, of President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC), won the closely watched vote in the southwestern state of Ekiti on Saturday. Both the APC and …

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Nigerians misunderstand role of NASS – Dogara

Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has said that many Nigerians do not understand the functions of the parliament in carrying out its constitutional responsibilities. Dogara said this on Monday at the opening of National Assembly Open Week in Abuja. He expressed hope that the event will meet …

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Rampaging youths injure Taraba Commissioner of Police

Rampaging youths in Jalingo on Monday pelted Taraba Commissioner of Police, Mr David Akinremi, with stones, injuring him on the head. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo, said the Commissioner had gone to the tudunwada area of the metropolis with …

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Courtois snubbed France celebrations before tuning back in

Courtois snubbed France celebrations before tuning back in Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says he turned the World Cup final off before full-time to avoid watching France celebrate. France were crowned world champions with a 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow on Sunday but Courtois could not bring himself to view …

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