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2019 Elections: The Buhari I Know Will Want A Normal Process – Tinubu

1 day ago /
Nation 

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not support any form of imposition of candidates within the party. Tinubu said this on Wednesday during an interview with reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He was reacting to the controversies that have accompanied...

Oko Polytechnic Wants Federal Govt To Immortalise Ex-VP Alex Ekwueme

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Anambra, has urged the Federal Government to immortalize the first Vice President of the country, the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, for his selfless service to the nation. The polytechnic’s spokesman, Mr. Obini Onuchukwu, made the institution’s position known in a statement in Oko, Orumba North Local...

Ex-President Jonathan Mourns Ekwueme

3 days ago /
Nation 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the government and people of Anambra state, on the passing of former vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died on Sunday at the age of 85. In a letter of condolence to the Ekwueme Family, the government and people of Anambra State, Jonathan described the late statesman’s...

Buhari Mouns Ekwueme Describes Him As A Committed Democrat

3 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled Nigerians and the government and people of Anambra state, on the passing away of elder statesman and former vice president, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme On Sunday, November 19, 2017.  President Buhari in a statement on Monday commiserated with the entire Oko Kingdom, the Aguata council of...

Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Mourn Ekwueme

3 days ago /
Nation 

Senate president Bukola Saraki has expressed grief over the demise of the first elected vice-president of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. Saraki in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, lauded the dedication and service of ekwueme to the development of the country. He described Ekwueme...

Dokpesi Mourns Ekwueme

4 days ago /
Nation 

Front runner for the chairmanship position of the peoples democratic party, PDP and founder, Daar communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi has commiserated with the entire family of Nigeria's Fomer Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died Sunday night in London The PDP chairmanship top contender prayed god to grant the Ewkueme family, the...

BREAKING: President Buhari Mourns Alex Ekwueme

4 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday mourned the death of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON). The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, condoled with Nigerians, as well as the government and people of Anambra State, on...

South-East Governors, Ohanaeze, Obiano Mourn Ekwueme

4 days ago /
Nation 

Tributes have started pouring in for former Nigerian Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, who died in a London Hospital on Sunday night. News of Ekwueme’s death filtered in the early hours of Monday and the South-East Governors’ Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano have all expressed sadness over his...

Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, Is Dead

4 days ago /
Nation 

According to a statement released by the Ekwueme family in Anambra state, signed by the traditional ruler of Oko family and brother to the late Second Republic Vice President, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, Alex Ekwueme died around 10:00 pm in London Hospital on Sunday. “Ekwueme family regrets to announce the peaceful passing...

Fayose Suspends Education Commissioner And Permanent Secretary

6 days ago /
Nation 

Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose has suspended the state commissioner for Education Jide Egunjobi and permanent secretary Adekunbi Obaise for alleged negligence of duty. The two government officials were suspended for three months by the governor having left their duty posts without officially informing the governor. Governor Ayodele Fayose who confirmed the...

Buhari Condoles With Iran, Iraq Over Earthquake

6 days ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined world leaders to commiserate with President Hassan Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the devastating earthquake which struck the western province of Kermanshah recently, causing the death of hundreds and injury to thousands. The president, who described the natural disaster and...

Cazorla Injury The Worst I’ve Seen, Says Wenger

1 week ago /
Sports  

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger,  has described Santi Cazorla’s ankle injury as the worst he has seen but remains hopeful the Spanish midfielder will return to action in January. Cazorla, 32, has not played for Arsenal since October 2016 and has undergone eight operations to address a longstanding Achilles problem. He revealed earlier...

Power Slips From Mugabe As Military Steps In

1 week ago /
International News 

Zimbabwe’s military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target “criminals” close to President Robert Mugabe. Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior...

Traders Lament As Fire Destroys Goods Worth Millions In Ondo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Hundreds of shops located along the Akure/Ilesa High way, Ondo State, were on Tuesday morning reportedly razed down by an inferno. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but victims are calling on the state government to come to their aid. Goods lost include clothing and textile materials, assorted...

Osinbajo Urges D8 Countries To Leverage On Economic Cooperation

1 week ago /
International News 

Nigeria’s vice President Prof, Yemi Osinbajo says the developing eight countries, d8, must leverage on its economic cooperation to improve the lives of its citizens. Osinbajo who was addressing the sixth d8 ministerial meeting on industrial cooperation in Abuja. Challenged them to create new opportunities for trade relations among member states. Nigeria’s...

SGF Visits Ekwueme, Delivers Buhari’s Message

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha has visited a former Nigeria’s Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, in a hospital in London. A statement issued on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Mr Mustapha conveyed President...

Buhari Commiserates With Goje

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Goje family over the passing away of Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje, wife of Sen. Danjuma Goje. In a letter of condolence to the Former Gombe State Governor delivered by a federal government delegation led by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, at the funeral...

FG To Spend N5.6bn On Erosion Control In Six States

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has approved the sum of five point six billion naira as soil control accelerated intervention fund to address the challenge of erosion in six states across the six geo-political zones of the country.  The benefiting states are Kano, Sokoto, Osun, Ondo, Bayelsa and Enugu. The approval of the soil...

What President Buhari Said During Presentation of 2018 Budget Proposal (Full Speech)

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a proposal for a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. At the presentation of the budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari addressed the lawmakers on the key achievements and plans of his administration as well as the...

Wike Urges International Community To Save Nigeria’s Democracy

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, says there is an urgent need for the international community to save Nigeria’s democracy from imminent collapse. The governor expects the international community to achieve that goal by mounting pressure on the Federal Government to uphold the rule of law and guarantee the integrity of...


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