Politics

Trump To Extend US Work Visa Freeze To Year-End: White House

US President Donald Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry, the White House said Monday. A senior administration official told journalists the move would affect 525,000 jobs in the US, which is currently reeling from a high unemployment rate caused by the coronavirus ...

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Buhari, APC Governors Meet Over Party Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The governors were led to the villa by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Katina State Governor, Atiku Bagudu. Others at the meeting ...

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PHOTOS: Akeredolu Visits Buhari Ahead Of Ondo Election

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Akeredolu’s visit on Tuesday comes four months to the governorship elected slated on October 10 where the governor seeks re-election for a second term in office. He also used the opportunity to submit his Express of Nomination form issued to him ...

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Oshiomhole Leads APC’s NWC Members To Meet With Chief Of Staff, Gambari

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Monday led some members of the party’s National Working Committee to meet with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting which held at the State House may not be unconnected with rumble in the party over the disqualification of the incumbent ...

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Insecurity: It Is Uncharitable, Wrong To Say Buhari Has Failed, Says Adesina

The presidency has cautioned Nigerians against criticising President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to address the security challenges in the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said it is wrong and uncharitable to accuse his principal of failure. “Government is working at it and it is work in progress. Let nobody come and say ...

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Obaseki: NGF Is A Toothless Bulldog – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has described the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) as a ‘toothless bulldog’ that can only bark and not bite, following the ‘failure’ of the forum to speak up for embattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. Wike accused the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state, Dr. Obubelebara Adeniyi, of politicizing the fight ...

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State House Shooting: Umar Faults Aisha Buhari’s Alleged Role In Incident

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sanni Umar, has faulted the role of the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari in the incident that led to the recent shooting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Reacting to the incident, he noted that it was not the duty of the President’s wife to quarantine anyone but that of the Nigeria ...

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UI Confirms Obaseki’s Certificate

The University of Ibadan on Wednesday said Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, passed through its walls and earned a degree in Classics. The University’s clarification was prompted by allegations that Obaseki, who is running for a second term in office in September, did not complete a first degree at the prestigious institution. But Mr Obaseki actually gained admission in 1976 ...

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Rivers APC Caretaker Committee Illegal Says Court

The High Court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has declared a former member of the House of Representatives for Phalga Constituency, Mr Igo Aguma, as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state. The court also declared the Isaac Ogbogbulam-led five man caretaker committee chairman constituted by the National Working Committee of the APC, as illegal. ...

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Edo & Ondo Elections: CLEEN Foundation Launches Election Security Support Centre; Ask for specialized training of security personnel

1.0 Introduction The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the 6th of February 2020 announced the dates for Edo and Ondo States governorship elections. While the Edo state governorship election is scheduled to hold on the 19th of September 2020, Ondo state governorship election is slated for 10th of October 2020. Political Party primaries will hold from 2nd to 27th ...

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COVID-19: Why It Is Imperative To Proceed With Electoral Activities – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained while it is necessary for Nigeria to continue with electoral activities in the period of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, health authorities in Nigeria have issued guidelines on how public institutions can protect their workforce and safely serve the public interest. He made the remarks at ...

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Obaseki’s Spokesperson Slams Oshiomhole, Says Hired Equipment Were Used To Inaugurate Edo Specialist Hospital

Andrew Emwanta, the Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has slammed the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole over an alleged breach of the state’s Public Procurement Law. According to him, the former governor breached the law by paying 75% upfront for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital, when he ...

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Edo Specialist Hospital: Afegbua Defends Oshiomhole, Insists Obaseki Was Part Of Process

Spokesperson of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and a former commissioner in Edo State under the Oshiomhole administration, Kassim Afegbua, has defended the former governor’s actions in regards to the upfront payment of 75% for the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital. Oshiomhole had come under fire for allegedly breaching the state’s Public Procurement Law (during his tenure) which states ...

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Governorship Election: Ondo PDP To Hold Primaries In July

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State will be holding its governorship primaries on July 22, 2020. The National Organising Secretary of the party, Col. Austin Akobundun disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Akobundun noted that the primaries would be conducted by the party’s Gubernatorial Electoral Committee while the election will hold in the ...

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Nigerian Officials Signing Loan Documents In Chinese Language, Lawmaker Claims

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Ben Ibakpa has claimed that some Nigerian officials sign loan documents from China in Chinese language. Mr Ibakpa said this on Thursday when he appeared on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, claiming that the National Assembly is not carried along when the country takes loans from China. According to the member ...

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