BREAKING: JACOB ZUMA RESIGNS AS SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT

  South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned from his office with immediate effect, the BBC has reported. The announcement was made in a televised address Zuma made to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Zuma’s governing African National Congress (ANC) party told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader. Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption.  …

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WHY SERIAKE DICKSON SAYS HE’S THE ONLY VALENTINE GOVERNOR IN THE WORLD

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State IN identifying with the euphoria surrounding celebration of February 14 as lovers day, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State declared himself as the only Valentine governor in the whole world. He said this while celebrating his sixth year as governor of Bayelsa State, recalling that Governor Dickson assumed his role as the governor of Bayelsa State on February 14, 2012. Before his assumption of office, he was a member of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012. Dickson boasted of his achievements in…

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TINUBU MEETS OYEGUN, NWC MEMBERS IN ABUJA OVER NEW ROLE

UPDATED: Tinubu in closed door meeting with APC’s NWC Punch Newspapers / Zovoe Jonathan / 1 hour ago John Alechenu, Abuja Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, has said the change Nigerians seek cannot be served like instant coffee, it has to be gradual. Tinubu who is one of the leaders of the governing All Progressives Congress, said this during a meeting with the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party at the APC National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Wednesday. He spoke before reporters were asked to leave the hall for the…

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HOW MARKETERS DIVERTED OVER 9 MIL LITRES OF PETROL IN 3 MONTHS

By Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said that between December 2017 and February 2018, about 162 trucks containing eight million litres of petrol supplied by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as intervention products were diverted from their original destination service stations across Nigeria. The DPR stated shortly after all its controllers met with its Director, Mr. Mordecai Ladan, in Abuja on the current petrol scarcity experienced in cities across the country, that its Special Intelligence Unit (SPU) created to monitor the situation made this discovery. Speaking…

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SENATE ADOPTS CONTROVERSIAL AMENDED ELECTORAL TIME TABLE

The senate on Wednesday adopted the amended timetable for the 2019 general elections. The upper legislative chamber took the decision, after it considered the recommendations of a conference committee report on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act. The House of Representatives had changed the order of the timetable for the election by amending the act. Details later..

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DSS INVITES FORMER INFORMATION MINISTER, LABARAN MAKU

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Department of State Security Service, Nasarawa state command, on Wednesday summoned the National Secretary of  the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Mr. Labaran Maku, for undisclosed issues. Maku, who described his invitation by the DSS as “a good one” which, he said, has nothing to do with the speculations in the social media that he would be arrested, called on politicians to desist from shedding the blood of innocent Nigerians on account of the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The National Secretary of APGA made the call in Lafia,…

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PRO-BUHARI SENATORS WALK OUT OVER AMENDED ORDER OF ELECTIONS

Leke Baiyewu About 10 members of the Senate have staged a walk-out in protest against the adoption of the report by the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on the Amendment to the Electoral Act. The protesters say despite the adoption of the report by the Senate, they would insist on its reversal. They alleged that the amendment was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, Senator Suleiman Nazif, had presented the report at the plenary on Wednesday. After the…

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HOW ALEX EKWUEME HELPED IN CREATING MORE STATES BY ERIC TENIOLA

OW EKWUEME HELPED IN CREATING MORE STATES BY ERIC TENIOLA (1) After the inauguration on October 1, 1979 Dr. Alex Ekwueme as Vice President with the approval of his boss, Alhaji Shehu Shagari made some appointments. These included Dr. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi from Igbuzo in Oshimili North Local Government in the present Delta state as special assistant and Prince Victor Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi as special adviser. Prince Olagbegi is now the Olowo of Owo. Dr. Ekwueme had two disadvantages at that time. He was not part of the kitchen cabinet…

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MURIC THREATENS RELIGIOUS WAR OVER LAW SCHOOL HIJAB SAGA

Hijab saga: Muslims warns Nigerian Law School, say religious war looms Daily Post Nigeria / Seun Opejobi / 3 hours ago The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC​) has raised alarm that the six Nigerian Law School campuses across the nation may not allow female Muslim students due for Bar Part II to wear their hijabs during the 2017/2018 First Term Law Dinner, ​from Wednesday, 13th February​ to Thursday, 15th February, 2018. ​Its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola, in a statement, warned of religious crisis if the hijab controversy is not properly managed. The don insisted that…

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YOU DONT ALLOW SENATORS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES – MARAFA ACCUSES SARAKI

Kabir Marafa, Senator representing Zamfara Central, has accused Senate President, Bukola Saraki of preventing members from expressing themselves at the Nigerian Senate. Marafa said this on Tuesday after Saraki asked him to go straight to the point as he narrated an issue relating to security in his home state of Zamfara. He said, “I have given you the summary: the chief adviser of the governor is the principal accused and the government disbanded all organisations for these people to protect themselves. From that day, criminals roam my constituency with rifles.…

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