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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Journalist manhandled at Trump-Putin press briefing

A journalist was forcibly removed from the venue of the press briefing between Presidents Donald Trump of the United States and Vladimir Putin of Russia, moments before the briefing began. The event monitored on the CNN showed security men physically removing a journalist said to have been holding a sign talking about nuclear weapons. The meeting is holding in Helsinki, ... Read More »

Saraki seeks closer partnership between executive, legislature

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, called for closer partnership between the executive and legislative arms to ensure effective governance in the country. Saraki, who made the call in his speech at the opening session of the 1st National Assembly Open Week (NASSOW) in Abuja, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, said it ... Read More »

Gov. Samuel Ortom dumps APC

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he has ceased to be a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following what he called “a red card” given to him. Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Jerome Shimbe, who replaced Mr Titus ... Read More »

I will defeat Buhari, fight against poverty in Nigeria – Dankwambo

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, said at the weekend that, if elected president in 2019, he would declare war on poverty and injustices in the country. The Gombe State governor also said with the consultations going on on his behalf by prominent Nigerians all over the country, he would get ... Read More »

National Carrier: Nigeria begins negotiation with Airbus, others

Ahead of the proposed unveiling of Nigeria’s National carrier, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has commenced negotiations with aircraft manufacturers and investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom (UK). Sirika explained in a statement issued by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Media and Public Affairs, that the Nigerian delegation which he led, had ... Read More »

Ogun House of Reps aspirant dumps APC for SDP

An aspirant for the position of House of Representatives under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in Ogun State, Ayoade Adesina, on Wednesday, dumped the APC and joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Adesina, while registering as a member of SDP at the state party secretariat in Abeokuta, attributed his leaving the APC “due to ... Read More »

Nigeria, France in $475m deal

Nigeria and France on Tuesday in Abuja signed three agreements worth US$475 million on social amenities and reforestation. The agreements cover Urban Mobility Improvement Programme of Lagos State, sustainable water supply in Kano city and reforestation in Ogun. President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed the signing of the agreements during their bilateral talks held at ... Read More »

France President, Macron, meets Buhari in Aso Rock

PRESIDENT of France, Emmanuel Macron has arrived presidential villa, Abuja for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The French president was received by his host at the forecourt of the president’s office at about 4.36pm. They went into a closed-door meeting after both leaders introduced their entourages. They are expected to address a joint news conference at the end of ... Read More »

Saraki urges resolution of differences to stop killings

  Nigeria Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged all government structures to put away all political differences and to make the security and welfare of Nigerians a top priority. The Senate president decried the incessant bloodshed in the country. He emphasized that it is never pleasant to lose even one Nigerian life. “The security and welfare of the ... Read More »

SDP takes on FG over insecurity, mass poverty

The Lagos chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has challenged the Federal Government on the insecurity and mass poverty that have ravaged the Nigerian society in the few years past, and especially in recent times. Speaking at their weekly strategic meeting last Wednesday held in the Surulere area of the state, the chairman of the chapter, Chief Olatunde Onakoya, ... Read More »