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    Politics Thugs Rescue Senator Dino Melaye From Police In A Double Cross - Daily Trust

    There was pandemonium at the popular Area 1 roundabout Abuja when suspected thugs loyal to the embattled Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) rescued him and whisked him to safety from the fully armed Special Anti-Robbery Squad. READ MORE HERE...
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    Politics Senator Dino Melaye injured, hospitalised in Abuja – The Sun News

    Following the drama that played out, on Tuesday, in Abuja, when embattled Senator Dino Melaye jumped out of the vehicle conveying him to Kogi State ostensibly to face trial, he has since been located and found critically injured in the process. ...
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    Politics Senator Dino Melaye Jumps Out Of Police Car, Runs Into Bush Enroute Kogi - The Sun

    In what was like a typical Sylvester Stallone film, on Tuesday afternoon in Abuja, embattled senator, Dino Melaye, while being conveyed to his native state to face charged by police authorities, did the unthinkable, as he jumped out of the moving ve...
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    Kaduna LG election to hold as scheduled – KADSIECOM – Daily Post Newspaper

    The Kaduna State Local Government election scheduled for May 12, 2018 will hold, Chairman KADSIECOM, Dr. Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu, has said.. The office was gutted with fire on Saturday, May 21, 2018, thereby giving room to speculations that the loca...
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    Politics Omo-Agege: Urhobo People Release Burial Poster For Sen Saraki - PoliticsNGR

    An obituary banner was designed for the ”burial” of Senate president, Bukola Saraki over the suspension of senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central at the National Assembly. READ MORE HERE...
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    2019: President Buhari support group inaugurated in South-south – Today.ng News

    The National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) has opened offices in Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Edo states to coordinate the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking during the event which held in Calabar, Cross River, Ibrahi...
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    Politics Buhari in closed door meeting with CJN, Onnoghen – Daily Post Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The meeting is holding behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read more via Daily Post Nigeria – https://ift.tt/2qSG8mK -...
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    Politics 2019: I’m not desperate to be Nigeria’s president — Atiku – Premium Times Nigeria

    Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he is not desperate to become Nigeria’s president, come 2019, as some Nigerians have said. “If I am desperate, I wouldn’t have stepped down for M.K.O Abiola in 1993 presidential race,” he said. Re...
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    PDP urges Nigerian youths to vote in 2019 like they voted in 2018 BBNaija – Daily Post Newspaper

    The Peoples Democratic Party has reacted to the just concluded Big Brother Naija show which saw Miracle emerging as the winner. Miracle, one of the 20 housemates who participated in the reality show emerged winner of the N25 million grand prize on ...
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    Politics US Releases Damning Human Rights Report On Nigeria, 10 Days Before Buhari Visits - Nairaland Forum

    The United States government on Friday released a damning human rights report on Nigeria, saying grave violations continued to increase in 2017 while officials who perpetrated them were almost never prosecuted by the administration of President Muham...
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    Politics Buhari Misled To Approve $469m For Fighter Jets Without NASS Backing - The Cable

    President Muhammadu Buhari was misled to approve 6 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without the backing of the national assembly, a source told TheCable. The money was said to have been withdrawn from the excess ...
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    Politics Saraki, Tambuwal Give PDP Conditions – The Nation Nigeria

    Will the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) grant the request of Senate President Bukola Saraki and some of its former members for a name change before rejoining the party? The party is wooing Saraki, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, his predecess...
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    APC convention: Chairmen in four south-south states reject Oshiomhole – TheCable – TheCable

    Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in all but two of the six states in the south-south have denied endorsing Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo state, for the chairmanship position of the party. At a press conference on Monday, t...
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    2019: Coalition hits brick wall over OBJ’s demand – Tribune

    A series of high-level meetings, beginning from tomorrow, is taking place across the country, as politicians and other stakeholders fine-tune talks on forming a formidable opposition against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). This is notwi...
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    Politics "How Jonathan Made Me Finance Minister" - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes More Revelations - Nairaland

    So this is how treacherous this cute looking Donald Duke is? a greater thank you to Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for this expose. Now we know what the truth really is Read more via Nairaland Forum – https://ift.tt/2HmpbXZ -- Get More Nigeria Political Ne...
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    Omo-Agege Loses N1.75bn To Suspension – Leadership Newspaper

    Embattled Senator OvieOmo-Agege may likely lose over N1.75 billion to his suspension by his colleagues in the Red Chambers of the National Assembly. The amount is a summation of the monthly running cost of every serving Senator which the Senate put...
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    Saraki, Dogara, others meet over mace theft – Punch Newspapers

    Abuja The leadership of the Senate held a marathon meeting on Monday night over the last Wednesday’s invasion of its chamber and snatching of its mace by suspected thugs. In attendance at the meeting were the presiding and principal officers of bot...
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    APC, INEC Perfecting Plots To Rig 2019 Election – PDP – Sahara Reporters

    Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of planning to rig the 2019 general election with the use of underage voters, manipulation of voters’ data and creation of new p...
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    Libel: Shehu Sani Counter-sue El-Rufai, Demands N5 Billion – Sahara Reporters

    Senator Shehu Sani, a lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has sued Gov. Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna State for N5 billion in a counter-claim libel suit filed at Kaduna State High Court. Governor El-Rufai had filed a N500 million libe...
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    N’Assembly, Executive Head for Showdown over Unapproved $496m Withdrawal from ECA – Thisdaylive

    Lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly are set to take on the Executive over the withdrawal of 6 million (N151.4 billion) from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the procurement of 12 … Read more via Thisdaylive – https://ift.tt/2...
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    Politics Oyegun, Amaechi absent as South South leaders back Oshiomhole for chairman – Vanguard News

    THE leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South-South zone, met in Benin City, yesterday, and adopted the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as the zone’s choice for the party’s national chairman. Rea...
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    ”I was in UK not U.S.” – Kachikwu to Sanusi – PM NEWS Nigeria

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday, refuted reports that he was absent at an intended meeting with investors in the U.S. alongside other ministers. A statement in Abuja by the spokesman for … Read more via...
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    Atiku, IBB, Dickson Once Called Nigerian Youths ‘Lazy’ – Muslim Group Defends Buhari – Nairaland

    The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described the controversial statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari regarding some Nigerian youth as “apt, precise and succinct”. Buhari while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, … ...
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    2nd Niger Bridge now subject of politics, insult to Ndigbo, rights group laments – Vanguard News

    A human rights group, Campaign for Democracy, CD, has described the 2nd Niger Bridge project as a subject of politics, insult and caricature to Ndigbo in particular, concerned citizens of the entire South East and South South zones of the country. ...
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    Lagos saves N4.5bn from non-sponsorship of religious pilgrimage – Vanguard News

    The Lagos State Government saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years as a result of the decision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to stop the sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Commissioner for Home Aff...

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