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Tompolo Clarifies Rumours About Him Joining APC

Tompolo Clarifies Rumours About Him Joining APC

Former militant leader Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo has reiterated that he is not a politician and does not belong to any political party. 

Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting Over 2018 Budget Signing

The Federal Executive Council meeting for Wednesday, 20, June, 2018, will not hold due to the signing of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, reports say.
NADECO

Nwabueze Says June 12 Democracy Day Illegal

Constitutional lawyer Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN) says President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the constitutional power to verbally cancel May 29 as Democracy Day.
PDP Wins All 23 Chairmanship Seats In Rivers State Local Government Election

PDP Wins All 23 Chairmanship Seats In Rivers State Local Government Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 23 chairmanship positions contested on Saturday in the Rivers State Local Government election.

MASSOB Leader Uwazuruike Bags Jail Term

An Owerri High Court has sentenced the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike, to one month in prison for disobeying the order of the court to appear in a case in which he is a plaintiff.
Nigerian Newspapers

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Monday, June 18th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday June 18th.

Looters Against Buhari’s Second Term Bid – Orji Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed that looters are opposing President Muhammadu Buhari's second term bid.

Makarfi To Challenge Buhari, Atiku For Presidency In 2019

Former Governor of Kaduna state Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Sunday joined the race to contest Nigeria's presidency in 2019.
Atiku

Bishop Reveals Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will emerge as the country's leader during the 2019 election, says Presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries, Prophet Wale Olagunju.

Hilarious Reactions Trail Eagles Defeat To Croatia

Football fans in Nigeria have described the Super Eagles 2-0 loss to Croatia in a Group D 2018 World Cup game as unimpressive. 

Collecting Nomination Fees Unconstitutional, Falana Tells Parties

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has threatened to sue political parties for collecting fees for nomination forms from aspirants gunning for elective position.
Tinubu

How Abiola Rejected NLC Offer For Freedom – Oshiomhole

Former governor of Edo state Adams Oshiomhole has said that the late MKO Abiola rejected a move by leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to free him from detention.
Nigerian newspapers

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Sunday, June 17th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Sunday June 17th.

Two Killed As Windstorm Wreaks Havoc In Bauchi

At least two persons have been confirmed killed and several others injured in a heavy windstorm in Bauchi state.

Ita Enang Says Buhari’s Govt Most Transparent

The Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, on Saturday disclosed that the Buhari’s government was the most transparent.

Tolerate NASS Members As Your Children, Saraki Tells Buhari

President of the Nigerian Senate Bukola Saraki has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to tolerate lawmakers in the National Assembly.
Lauretta Onochie Lists Factories Commissioned Under Buhari

Why Nigerians Will Beg Buhari For Third Term – Emir Of Daura

The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, says President Muhammadu Buhari already has the mandate of the Nigerian people to lead for a second term.
Ladoja

I Won’t Return Any Money To EFCC, Ladoja Vows

Former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Friday vowed he will not refund any money to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Nigerian newspapers

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Saturday, June 16th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Saturday June 16th.

Buhari Says He Rejected Advice To Avoid Ramadan Fast

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he rejected advice given to him to refrain from participating in the just-concluded Ramadan fast.
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