Category Archives: POLITICS

Fact Check: Did Pastor Tunde Bakare declare self Nigeria’s next president last Sunday?

A video of senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, with claims that he will be Nigeria’s next president has been widely shared on social media platforms and media reports as a recent video. Two separate reports published on Monday, 23 by news platforms, Vanguard and Legit, claimed that the politician pastor made the declaration during the

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FEC Approves N166bn for Repair, Construction of 14 National Roads.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N166 billion for the repair and construction of 14 federal roads across the country, a statement from the Ministry of Works and Housing has said. The statement, which was sent to THISDAY yesterday by Mr. Hakeem Bello, who is Senior Special Adviser on Communications to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde

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Atiku, PDP head to Supreme Court as tribunal affirms Buhari’s victory

• President ‘eminently qualified’ to contest poll, panel declares • Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Bello, Okorocha, others, hail ruling • Verdict unjust, say CUPP, Musa, Galadima, others • It’s time to move nation forward, put bickering behind, says Buhari The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which dismissed the suit filed by the

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PDP asks Buhari to resign over alleged ‘no certificate’ plea

• Ministry faults celebration of 2015 interview • APC leaders move to sustain president’s legacies The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office since the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, allegedly admitted that the president was not in possession of the required certificate and begged Nigerians to pardon him. The opposition party gave the advice

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Delta State election tribunal sacks James Manager

The Delta State National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the state capital, yesterday, nullified the election of James Manager, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly. Immediate past Governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for that election, Emmanuel Uduaghan, had in a petition filed by

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NASS’ obsession for foreign SUVs threatens economy, local plants – Stakeholders

• Decry High Cost Of Governance The plan by the National Assembly (NASS) to spend over N5.5b on imported Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is generating fresh concerns among stakeholders, especially its impact on the on local vehicle industry and the state of the economy. The disclosure by the ad hoc Welfare Committee of the Ahmad Lawan-led Senate of plans to

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Tribunal verdict ‘19: D Day scares Buhari, Atiku camps

Between Monday and Friday this week, the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal must hand down its verdict in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Although the tribunal did not give a definite date for judgment when it adjourned after listening to parties

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