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INEC okays Makarfi as PDP Acting National Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has recognised Sen. Ahmed Makarfi as the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Nick Dazang, INEC’s Deputy Director, Voter Education and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja. He said INEC ratified the administrative approval granted Makarfi, based on the judgment of the Federal ...

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Hillary Clinton makes history with US presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton secured Democratic Party’s U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton’s former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton, 68, should be selected as the party’s nominee at ...

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Buhari flags-off Abuja-Kaduna rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Abuja-Kaduna standard-gauge railway line at the Idu station in Abuja. With the launch, commercial operations will now commence. A test-run operation was done earlier in the month. The railway line was one of the infrastructural projects of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Also, the Buhari government has revived the Kano-Port Harcourt train services in an ...

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2 die in fuel fire in Lagos

Disaster crept into Lagos late Monday evening as a petrol tanker laden with 33,000 litre of premium motor spirit ignited a fire in the Cele Bus-stop area of Oshodi Apapa Expressway. Two persons died in the ensuing disaster which witnesses said started by 5pm local time. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said fire started from a PMS spill in ...

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Babangida overthrew me to escape probe –Buhari

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari said he was toppled in 1985 because he planned to cleanse the military of corruption. Specifically, he said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, masterminded and effected his ouster on August 27, 1985, to save themselves from a probe, which was hanging over their head like the proverbial sword of damocles. ...

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Ribadu returns to APC, says he’s a loyal party man

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC),  a party he left in 2014 for the then ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).   Apparently he wanted to contest the governorship of Adamawa State , a position he was unable to get at the APC.   However, today he ...

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FG rejects IMF’s economic prediction, says economy will grow by over 3% in 2016

FG rejects IMF’s prediction, says economy will grow by over 3% in 2016 Despite the forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the Federal Government says the Nigeria’s  economy will grow by 3.3 to 3.5 percent by the end of 2016. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) had on  Tuesday reduced its global economic growth projection for 2016 and 2017, with ...

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