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Court Nullifies Result Of APC’s Governorship Primaries In Rivers State

A Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, earlier today has nullified the direct and indirect primary elections conducted by two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in Rivers state.

Delivering judgment, Justice Kolawole Omotosho, said both factions of the APC acted in disrespect of a pending suit before a Port Harcourt High Court.

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2019: Buhari Hands Over His Re-Election Campaign To Tinubu. See Why

The National Leader of the All Progressives CongressAsiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been chosen to lead the party’s campaigns for the February general elections in place of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the Chairman of the APC Campaign Council.

This decision was arrived at by President Buhari, today while inaugurating the campaign council.

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Biafra: Umahi Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plans By IPOB To Kidnap And Kill Five Governors

The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has alleged that some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have plans to kidnap five Southeast governors.

The Governor further alleged that the plan of the Biafra fighters is to kill themselves and their kidnapped victims after they may have collected ransom.

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ASUU Strike: Ngige Appeals To University Lecturers To End Strike

Labour and Employment Minister, Chris Ngige has appealed to teachers under the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)  to show mercy on students by calling off their strike.

Naija News recalls that members of ASUU began a nationwide strike since November, last year, over some disagreement between the union and the Federal Government.

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What Trader-Moni, Market-Moni, N-Power Is For – Osinbajo Tells People In Oyo State

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has again, clarified what the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is up to with the TraderMoni, MarketMoni and the N-Power programmes.

This is as criticisms have taken place in recent times, tagging these poverty alleviation programmes as forms of dirty politics such as vote buying, Naija News reports.

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Boko Haram: Confess Your Role In Chibok Girls Kidnap – Fani-Kayode Mocks Shettima For Weeping

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that Governor Kashim Shettima’s tears would continue to flow until he opens up on the role he allegedly played in the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.

Fani-Kayode tweeted, ”The Governor of Borno State wept about the plight of his people in the hands of Boko Haram during a meeting with Buhari.

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Amaechi Calls Lagos State, A ‘Glorified Village’ In New Audio

Yet another audio clip of Rotimi Amaechi, Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organisation, has surfaced in which the embattled Minister of Transport allegedly describes Lagos as a ‘glorified village’.

According to the audio tape which was released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Amaechi said there was very little infrastructure in Lagos, especially water and roads, while lamenting the spate of traffic jams in the state.

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Boko Haram: Gov. Shettimah Burst Into Tears, Beg Buhari To Intervene In Killings

It was an emotional moment for Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday who burst into tears as he lamented before President Muhammadu Buhari, the recent tolls of attacks by Boko Haram in his state.

Naija News reports that Boko Haram have continued to launch attacks on the northern communities in Borno State while killing scores of people in each attack.

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ASUU Strike: FG And Union Members ‘Reach’ Agreement

Striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government appear to have reached a truce following their meeting on Monday in Abuja.

Speaking after the meeting, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said majority of demands by the union have been met, including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls.

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President Buhari Reacts To Failed Military Coup In Gabon

Following reports of attempted military takeover in Gabon, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for respect for constitutional provisions in the oil-rich west-central African nation.

President Buhari, who is also the ECOWAS Chairman, in a statement on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, urges military officers with political ambitions to resign or face their constitutional role.

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Amina Zakari Saga: Family Members Clarify Blood Ties With Buhari

Family members of Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC), has explained its ties to President Muhammadu Buhari.

This is as Naija News reports that the criticisms and concerns went viral on media over the appointment of Zakari as head of INEC’s collation centre in the forthcoming general election.

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