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Jonathan will not contest 2019 presidential election – PDP

Goodluck Jonathan GEJ

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-South league, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan would not contest the 2019 presidential election. The group said this while dismissing claims that Jonathan wanted to hijack the party structure in Bayelsa state for his presidential ambition in 2019. In a statement by its Chairman, …

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We have no hands in Melaye’s travails – Kogi govt

Dino Melaye

The Kogi State Government has distanced itself from claims by Sen. Dino Melaye that it was behind his recall process. Speaking to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday, the Director General on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo said it was “untrue” that the State Government was behind the …

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Buhari blasts governors over Paris Club refund

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the way the Paris Club Refund was spent by some state governors. He said this at a meeting with members of the National Council of traditional rulers. Buhari condemned the inability of the affected state governments to pay the retirement benefits and outstanding salaries …

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Soyinka speaks on Nigeria’s restructuring

Wole Soyinka

4Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has added his voice to the current debate over restructuring of the country. According to him, Nigeria was over-centralised and the present contraction did not allow the expression of the true will of people. He also noted that peddling the idea of ‘restructuring the mind’ was …

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Buhari reveals why he almost “ran away from Nigeria”

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has joked that he was already considering what country “to run to”, but for the improved rainy seasons in the last two years. Buhari stated this while receiving the National Council of Traditional Rulers, led by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, at the presidential …

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