WHY I CONGRATULATED BUHARI BY GOVERNOR WIKE

Wike: Why I Congratulated Buhari THISDAYLIVE / editor / 44 minutes ago By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has explained that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed his election because it is better to offer public congratulations than visit the president at night. Wike said unlike some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who visit Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from the heart. He spoke Thursday at the funeral service in honour of Late Madam Blessing…

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YAHAYA BELLO CAUSES GRIDLOCK ON GWAGWALADA ROAD AS HE SHARES MONEY

Abubakar Sadiq Isah There was a gridlock after the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, sprayed money at Gwagwalada, along the Abuja – Lokoja road on Wednesday. Bello, who was on his way from Abuja heading to Lokoja, with his long convoy slowed down at Madam Mercy junction and brought out wrapped three bundles of N500 notes and threw them out at passersby. Our reporter, who was caught up in the gridlock which lasted for about ten minutes, observed as the governor wind down the glass of his vehicle and displayed…

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APOSTLE SULEIMAN TO AIRLIFT MORE NIGERIANS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country’s anthem. Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks. The airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return. “I put together over N280 million in other to bring these people back, Air Peace decided to bring them free of charge, nobody paid us…

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WHY I BURST INTO TEARS AFTER SPENDING 280MIL TO FLY NIGERIANS BACK FROM SOUTH AFRICA – AIR PEACE BOSS

I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country’s anthem. Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks. The airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return. “I put together over N280 million in other to bring these people back, Air Peace decided to bring them free of charge, nobody paid…

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40-YR OLD NIGERIAN, KENNETH NINALOWO ARRESTED OVER 1.5MIL DOLLARS FRAUD IN US, SEE PICS

FBI arrests 40-year-old Kenneth Ninalowo for $1.5 million money laundering in Chicago 40-year-old Kenneth Ganiu Ninalowo believed to be a brother to Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo has been arrested by the FBI on charges of laundering over $1.5 million in Chicago. The money, according to the FBI is derived from scams targeting an unnamed Chicago-area community college and an energy company, who were defrauded into sending approximately $5 million to fraudulent bank accounts controlled by Ninalowo and his partner, 27-year-old Brittney Stokes. The two were charged as part of a…

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POLICE ARRESTS ABUJA KIDNAP KINGPIN, BELLO AUDU AKA YELLOW, SEE PIX

Information reaching the POLITICS NIGERIA newsdesk on Thursday afternoon reveals that the Nigerian police force has arrested a notorious Kidnap kingpin, Bello Audu popularly known as ‘Yellow’. Audu is the alleged Mastermind of Kidnappings on Abuja-Kaduna road. He is said to be the most-wanted commander of kidnappers terrorising Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road axis. He was reportedly arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police led by DCP Abba Kyari. He allegedly confessed to more than 50 kidnappings and killings. Members of his gang are also said to be in custody.…

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OYO WAGE BILL INCREASED BY 1BILLION NAIRA BETWEEN WHEN I WON ELECTION AND WHEN I TOOK OVER- SEYI MAKINDE

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan The Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday said the wage bill of workers in the state increased by N1bn shortly after the governorship election of March 9. The governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, spoke during an interactive session with workers in the employ of the state government at the state secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, adding that the development shot up the wage bill to about N5.2bn. He said,  “Between March 10, when we were declared the winner of…

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FG WARNS AOVER FAKE N-POWER WEBSITE

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has urged Nigerians, particularly beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, to discountenance online reports seeking application for a fresh batch of volunteers and devices. In a statement yesterday, its Communication Manager, Tienabeso Bibiye, said: “Such messages are the handiwork of fraudsters who would stop at nothing to employ dubious means of ripping innocent people of their hard-earned resources.” He continued: “We wish to state categorically that the Federal Government has yet to commence the distribution of devices to Batch B N-Power beneficiaries. “Indeed, the process…

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PDP HEADING TO CRISIS AS WIKE ACCUSES PARTY LEADERS OF CORRUPTION

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt and Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be heading for crisis as the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, wednesday berated the committee set up by the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the main opposition party to investigate the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the wish of the party, describing the committee as the most corrupt in the history of PDP. Speaking in Port Harcourt wednesday, Wike also hailed a former…

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59 PEOPLE TO CONTEST KOGI GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION AS 64 VIE FOR BAYELSA SEAT

INEC names 64 parties for Bayelsa’s Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his People Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Musa Wada, and 57 others are to participate in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election in Kogi. Similarly, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 64 political parties for same exercise in Bayelsa State. The information was contained in the lists of candidates and parties released by the electoral umpire for both states yesterday in Abuja. INEC affirmed David Lyon and Douye Diri as APC and PDP governorship…

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