BUHARI TOO WEAK TO SIGN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA ACT – OBASANJO

Olusegun Obasanjo Expresses hope that Nigeria will soon have a president who will endorse the agreement By Kunle Aderinokun and Obinna Chima in Bali, Indonesia Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Saturday described President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a sign of weakness by the president. Obasanjo said this on Saturday while speaking at the second Babacar Ndiaye lecture series organised by Afreximbank in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of the ongoing IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. “We now have the Continental Free Trade…

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POLICE DECLARES DINO MELAIYE WANTED, RAIDS HIS KOGI HOME

Dino Melaye The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly Dino Melaye seems to be wanted by the police in Abuja and his home state, Kogi. In Abuja, the senator, along with Ben Murray-Bruce is wanted over an alleged attack on policemen on 5 October, during a protest about the Osun election. He has not heeded the police invitation. On Friday, the Kogi State Police Command sent a detachment of officers to his country home in Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi State to effect his arrest, an incident that…

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BUHARI WARNS RELIGIOUS LEADERS OVER INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS

President Muhammadu Buhari says religious leaders should not partake in partisan politics or be involved in political controversies. Buhari gave the admonition while speaking at the Interfaith Conference on Religious Harmony in Nigeria on Saturday. According to the president, with the influence religious and traditional leaders wield over their followers and subjects, they are in the best position to encourage them to “vote wisely” ahead of the 2019 general election. “Having recognised the role our religious leaders have been playing so far, I appeal to them to eschew partisan politics…

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SEE WHAT DRUG BARONS DID TO A NIGERIAN WHO FAILED TO PAY UP IN A DRUG DEAL

According to a trending report, a Nigerian man from Imo State has been dealt with after a failed drug business. Facebook user Vincent aka Eze Awo who said the victim collected cocaine from a man in India and sent it to some of his village friends in Mozambique, wrote… ‘This 3 stupid umu Awo omamma sale & put they blood brother in this poo!! In de name of making money!If you support this die now says Eze Awo!Is my destiny to stop evil minded people am second son of chukwu…

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POLITICAL APPOINTEES, ASSOCIATES KEEP OFF FAYOSE’S LAST DINNER PARTY, FOOD WASTED

dinner party organised on Friday night by the outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose to round-off his tenure in office was shunned by the expected crowd of party faithful and political appointees. Newsmen report that the dinner which ought to have begun at 7:00pm did not record up to 20 of the expected guests till about 12 midnight Only journalists, armed security men, protocol officers and band boys of a musical group contracted to perform at the ceremony were present, as at 11pm. Those conspicuously absent at the valedictory dinner…

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IF JONATHAN HAD DONE WHAT BUHARI DID IN OSUN, OSHIOMHOLE WOULD NOT BE A FORMER GOVERNOR TODAY- OLAWEPO- HASHIM

If Jonathan did what Buhari, APC did in Osun, Oshiomhole won’t be calling himself former gov today—Olawepo-Hashim Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust (PT) and Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) in the 2019 general election, and also the candidate of a coalition of political parties, called the Third Force. In this interview, he speaks on his agenda for the economy, declaring that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not prepared for free, fair and credible elections next year. Group Politics Editor TAIWO ADISA brings excerpts:…

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BUHARI BANS 50 HIGH PROFILE NIGERIANS FROM TRAVELLING ABROAD

The presidency has just circulated the statement below announcing the placement of 50 high-profile Nigerians on travelling restrictions. The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed, include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation and litigation. The statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the measure is part of the implementation of Executive Order Number 6 which seeks to ensure “that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing all available…

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