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Order Police to apologise to Nigerians over Ekiti incident, Reps tell Buhari

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to mandate the Police and other security agencies to apologise to Nigerians over alleged brutality on Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion under M

Osun poll: TMG deploys 300 observers, says politicians sharing money

Friday Olokor, Jos With about 72 hours to the Osun State governorship election, a coalition of civil rights organisations under the aegis of Transition Monitoring Group, on Wednesday, said it had uncovered ongoing plans by politicians to disrupt the electora
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Osun poll: TMG deploys 300 observers, says politicians sharing money

Friday Olokor, Jos With about 72 hours to the Osun State governorship election, a coalition of civil rights organisations under the aegis of Transition Monitoring Group, on Wednesday, said it had uncovered ongoing plans by politicians to disrupt the electoral process. The organisation also said it would be deploying 300 citizen observers in the 30 […]

Nigeria’s crude export to US may hit zero

’Femi Asu The imports of Nigerian crude oil and other West African grades to the United States look set to plunge to nearly zero amid growing shale oil production in the North American country, our correspondent has learnt. The US Atlantic Coast imports of
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Nigeria’s crude export to US may hit zero

’Femi Asu The imports of Nigerian crude oil and other West African grades to the United States look set to plunge to nearly zero amid growing shale oil production in the North American country, our correspondent has learnt. The US Atlantic Coast imports of West African crude oil are expected to decline due to harsh […]

My enemies want to tarnish my image —Mr Ibu

Yinka Badejo Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has reacted to a statement posted on Instagram by a female fan claiming that he had a one-night stand with her. Ibu, in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday, said that
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My enemies want to tarnish my image —Mr Ibu

Yinka Badejo Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has reacted to a statement posted on Instagram by a female fan claiming that he had a one-night stand with her. Ibu, in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Wednesday, said that although he posed for a photo shot with the fan in […]

Ishaku loyalists give Oshiomhole seven-day ultimatum

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo A group, Taraba Network for Peace and Development on Wednesday asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to retract his verbal attack on Governor Darius Ishaku or face court action. At a press
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Ishaku loyalists give Oshiomhole seven-day ultimatum

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo A group, Taraba Network for Peace and Development on Wednesday asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to retract his verbal attack on Governor Darius Ishaku or face court action. At a press briefing in Jalingo, Chairman of the group, Alhaji Haruna Musa, who was flanked by […]

Maigari faces ban as NFF poll holds in Katsina today

Festus Abu Former Nigeria Football Federation president Aminu Maigari could be barred from contesting the federation’s presidential election in Katsina on Thursday after he was given a provisional clearance by the   NFF Electoral Committee.  Under-press
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Maigari faces ban as NFF poll holds in Katsina today

Festus Abu Former Nigeria Football Federation president Aminu Maigari could be barred from contesting the federation’s presidential election in Katsina on Thursday after he was given a provisional clearance by the   NFF Electoral Committee.  Under-pressure incumbent president Amaju Pinnick is seeking reelection, with former Secretary-General of the body  Taiwo Ogunjobi and  Chinedu Okoye other contestants bidding to […]

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms beca
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Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said, with one traveller describing “panic” […]

How to achieve more with your Gmail account

 Ife Ogunfuwa Gmail offers a variety of tools aimed at managing your inbox clutter ranging from creating labels to categorise your email and using filters to automatically sort incoming mail. If you have not already, you should enable two-factor authenticati
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How to achieve more with your Gmail account

 Ife Ogunfuwa Gmail offers a variety of tools aimed at managing your inbox clutter ranging from creating labels to categorise your email and using filters to automatically sort incoming mail. If you have not already, you should enable two-factor authentication on your Gmail account. According to Android Central, two-factor authentication works by combining a password […]

‘Obese women likely to suffer involuntary urination’

Tare Youdeowei A study conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, has established a connection between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence, also known as involuntary urination, in young
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‘Obese women likely to suffer involuntary urination’

Tare Youdeowei A study conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, has established a connection between being overweight or obese and an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence, also known as involuntary urination, in young and middle-aged women. Published in Obesity Reviews, the study stated that when compared with normal body mass index, […]

Tinubu, APC mount pressure on Ambode to step down, endorse Sanwo-Olu

Sesan Olufowobi The battle on who gets the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State continued on Wednesday with the party leadership mounting pressure on the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to drop his second term bid and endor
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Tinubu, APC mount pressure on Ambode to step down, endorse Sanwo-Olu

Sesan Olufowobi The battle on who gets the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State continued on Wednesday with the party leadership mounting pressure on the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to drop his second term bid and endorse his opponent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Sanwo-Olu came into reckoning in Lagos politics after he obtained […]

Cultists kill final- year medical student, four others

Alexander Okere,  Benin There was pandemonium in Ekpoma town, in the Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, when no fewer than five persons, said to be students of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, were reportedly killed by suspected cult members.
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Cultists kill final- year medical student, four others

Alexander Okere,  Benin There was pandemonium in Ekpoma town, in the Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, when no fewer than five persons, said to be students of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, were reportedly killed by suspected cult members. PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident occurred during a graduation party in the […]

2019: APC reviews timetable for primaries

John Alechenu, Abuja The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has reviewed the timetable for the conduct of the party’s 2018 primary elections. Sequel to the review, the party’s primary election will begin with that of the President
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2019: APC reviews timetable for primaries

John Alechenu, Abuja The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has reviewed the timetable for the conduct of the party’s 2018 primary elections. Sequel to the review, the party’s primary election will begin with that of the President, which is scheduled to hold on September 25th to be followed four days later by […]

2019: Is the PDP not just joking?

Niran Adedokun nadedokun@gmail.com Thoughts about Nigerian politics would always wear you out. And that is regardless of whether you are thinking about the politicians or the electorate. In the colony of politicians, the import of the calling itself is largel
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2019: Is the PDP not just joking?

Niran Adedokun nadedokun@gmail.com Thoughts about Nigerian politics would always wear you out. And that is regardless of whether you are thinking about the politicians or the electorate. In the colony of politicians, the import of the calling itself is largely centred on what the political actors would gain, that is power and possibly money. Elsewhere, […]

Nigeria, others worry about illicit $100bn flow from Africa

Experts from within and outside Africa recently converged on Abuja to find the solution to the scourge of illicit flow of money, which, more recent reports say, bleed Nigeria and other African countries of about $100bn annually. ADE ADESOMOJU reports The Hig
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Nigeria, others worry about illicit $100bn flow from Africa

Experts from within and outside Africa recently converged on Abuja to find the solution to the scourge of illicit flow of money, which, more recent reports say, bleed Nigeria and other African countries of about $100bn annually. ADE ADESOMOJU reports The High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, chaired by a former President […]

Messi, Dembele shines, but Barcelona needs to improve — Analyst

Lionel Messi had said it was time Barcelona won the Champions League again and he played like a man on a mission on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of PSV Eindhoven. It was his eighth treble in the competition, taking him above the record of
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Messi, Dembele shines, but Barcelona needs to improve — Analyst

Lionel Messi had said it was time Barcelona won the Champions League again and he played like a man on a mission on Tuesday, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of PSV Eindhoven. It was his eighth treble in the competition, taking him above the record of seven he shared with Cristiano Ronaldo to […]

Customs raid Gombe warehouse, seize tramadol, diazepam worth N7m

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Joint operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abuja Headquarters and the Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Bauchi, raided a warehouse in Gombe state and seized drugs worth seven million Naira. The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit
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Customs raid Gombe warehouse, seize tramadol, diazepam worth N7m

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Joint operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abuja Headquarters and the Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Bauchi, raided a warehouse in Gombe state and seized drugs worth seven million Naira. The Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone D, Peters Olugboyega, disclosed this while handing over the drugs to the National Drug Law Enforcement […]

BREAKING: I will contest Lagos gov election –Jimi Agbaje

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the 2015 Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday ended speculations about his re-run bid, saying he was back in the race. Agbaje made the confirmation via a telephone interview with the News Agency of N
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BREAKING: I will contest Lagos gov election –Jimi Agbaje

Mr Jimi Agbaje, the 2015 Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday ended speculations about his re-run bid, saying he was back in the race. Agbaje made the confirmation via a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria  in Lagos. “It is true that initially I did not want to […]

Kane can’t shoulder Spurs goalscoring burden alone, says Lamela

Harry Kane is not a “machine” and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela. The under-fire England striker endured another frustrating game on Tuesday as Spurs slumped to a late 2-
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Kane can’t shoulder Spurs goalscoring burden alone, says Lamela

Harry Kane is not a “machine” and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela. The under-fire England striker endured another frustrating game on Tuesday as Spurs slumped to a late 2-1 Champions League defeat at Inter Milan. The England captain has now […]

Ortom not a betrayer, respects Gemade – Gov’s aide

John Charles, Makurdi The Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Media and Information Communications Technology, Mr Tahav Agerzua, on Monday, said Governor Samuel Ortom does not betray people and has immense respect for Senator Barnabas Gemade. Gemad
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Ortom not a betrayer, respects Gemade – Gov’s aide

John Charles, Makurdi The Special Adviser to the Benue State Governor on Media and Information Communications Technology, Mr Tahav Agerzua, on Monday, said Governor Samuel Ortom does not betray people and has immense respect for Senator Barnabas Gemade. Gemade, a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and the senator representing Benue North East […]

Anti-corruption: Of scapegoats and sacred cows

 Jide Ojo President Muhammadu Buhari campaigned on a three-point agenda in the lead-up to the 2015 general election. He promised to fight insecurity, revamp the economy and tackle corruption. On these, while he may have recorded some baby-step successes, hi
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Anti-corruption: Of scapegoats and sacred cows

 Jide Ojo President Muhammadu Buhari campaigned on a three-point agenda in the lead-up to the 2015 general election. He promised to fight insecurity, revamp the economy and tackle corruption. On these, while he may have recorded some baby-step successes, his performance has been anything but sterling.  In all honesty, we cannot in good conscience claim […]

NERC and burden of power sector regulation

Chisom Ikechukwu In many developing economies, political interference has undermined regulatory independence. Regulatory procedures are expected to be transparent, accountable and predictable. “Without adequate safeguards against the misuse of regulation, i
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NERC and burden of power sector regulation

Chisom Ikechukwu In many developing economies, political interference has undermined regulatory independence. Regulatory procedures are expected to be transparent, accountable and predictable. “Without adequate safeguards against the misuse of regulation, investment will be discouraged and prices higher than needed. …Credible, stable regulation is required to achieve the benefits of privatising and liberalising infrastructure”, according to […]

Equity crowdfunding: An idea whose time has come

Uche Uwaleke Just a few days ago, the global financial community woke up to the cheering news that the World Bank had launched the first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. By this development, the USD87m bond become
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Equity crowdfunding: An idea whose time has come

Uche Uwaleke Just a few days ago, the global financial community woke up to the cheering news that the World Bank had launched the first bond instrument built on a blockchain with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. By this development, the USD87m bond becomes the first to be created by the World Bank using distributed […]

Kemi Adeosun shot in the foot

Leksn Sote After a long silence, Kemi Adeosun resigned as the Minister of Finance last Friday. Many had expected that she would have provided forthright information to enable the fair-minded to determine her motive, or error of judgment, in obtaining a fake N
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Kemi Adeosun shot in the foot

Leksn Sote After a long silence, Kemi Adeosun resigned as the Minister of Finance last Friday. Many had expected that she would have provided forthright information to enable the fair-minded to determine her motive, or error of judgment, in obtaining a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate on time. Alas, it was delayed. This […]

Qatar Airways files $69m loss amid Gulf crisis

Qatar Airways on Tuesday posted a net loss of over $69 million in the year to March 2018, blaming the “illegal blockade” against Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of countries. The tiny Gulf emirate’s national airline said the period had been “
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Qatar Airways files $69m loss amid Gulf crisis

Qatar Airways on Tuesday posted a net loss of over $69 million in the year to March 2018, blaming the “illegal blockade” against Doha by a Saudi-led bloc of countries. The tiny Gulf emirate’s national airline said the period had been “the most challenging year in its 20-year history.” READ ALSO: Nigerian varsities have become business […]

Osun must remain APC state, says Buhari 

Femi Makinde, Osogbo President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the electorate in Osun State to vote for the governorship candidate of the All  Progressives Congress in the state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday. He said this in Osogbo on Tuesday while addr
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Osun must remain APC state, says Buhari 

Femi Makinde, Osogbo President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the electorate in Osun State to vote for the governorship candidate of the All  Progressives Congress in the state, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday. He said this in Osogbo on Tuesday while addressing supporters of the APC at the mega rally for the governorship candidate of […]

Primary: Lagos APC picks Salvador, Pedro, five others to screen aspirants

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has set up a seven-man committee to screen aspirants for the October 4 state assembly primary. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, inaugurated
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Primary: Lagos APC picks Salvador, Pedro, five others to screen aspirants

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has set up a seven-man committee to screen aspirants for the October 4 state assembly primary. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, inaugurated the committee on Tuesday at the ACME road secretariat of the party. READ […]

Police arrest 269 over deadly attack on civilians

Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state police on Tuesday said 269 individuals were arrested in connection with a deadly attack on civilians and property damage on the outskirt of Addis Ababa. However, 23 people have been confirmed dead while 886 others have left
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Police arrest 269 over deadly attack on civilians

Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state police on Tuesday said 269 individuals were arrested in connection with a deadly attack on civilians and property damage on the outskirt of Addis Ababa. However, 23 people have been confirmed dead while 886 others have left their homes as the attack drove residents to flee and seek refuge in schools […]

Fresh push for second Brexit vote faces race against time

Britain’s main anti-Brexit party ramped up calls Tuesday for a second referendum — but time could be running out as Britain approaches the last six months before leaving the EU. “Brexit is not inevitable. It can and must be stopped,” V
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Fresh push for second Brexit vote faces race against time

Britain’s main anti-Brexit party ramped up calls Tuesday for a second referendum — but time could be running out as Britain approaches the last six months before leaving the EU. “Brexit is not inevitable. It can and must be stopped,” Vince Cable, leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats, told his party’s conference in Brighton on […]

FG transfers its 21% shares in Minting Company to CBN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government has transferred its 21 per cent shares in the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company to the Central Bank of Nigeria. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who is the Chairman of the National Council on Privatisation,
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FG transfers its 21% shares in Minting Company to CBN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal Government has transferred its 21 per cent shares in the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company to the Central Bank of Nigeria. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who is the Chairman of the National Council on Privatisation, on Tuesday witnessed the signing of the transfer instrument which was co-signed by the CBN […]

2019: PDP panel grills Atiku, Saraki, Makarfi, others Thursday

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees panel set up to discuss the possibility of having a consensus presidential candidate among the aspirants will meet with them  (the aspirants) and also screen them on Thursday, The PUNCH ha
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2019: PDP panel grills Atiku, Saraki, Makarfi, others Thursday

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees panel set up to discuss the possibility of having a consensus presidential candidate among the aspirants will meet with them  (the aspirants) and also screen them on Thursday, The PUNCH has learnt. The 12-man panel, which is headed by Senator Walid Jibrin, is expected to […]

Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The
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Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The other big story of the gala, television’s answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of eight […]

Emmy Awards 2018: List of winners in key categories

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles: OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “Game of Thrones” OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
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Emmy Awards 2018: List of winners in key categories

Here is a list of the winners in key categories for the 70th Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles: OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: “Game of Thrones” OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES: “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” READ ALSO: Akindele, RMD, Silva, others to star in ‘Chief Daddy’ BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA: […]

CJ bars judges from granting interim orders in political cases

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, has barred judges of the court from granting ex parte orders in political cases. He also said on Monday that he had given a deadline of October ending to judges to co
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CJ bars judges from granting interim orders in political cases

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, has barred judges of the court from granting ex parte orders in political cases. He also said on Monday that he had given a deadline of October ending to judges to conclude political cases with likely effect on candidates in the […]

Why Adeosun should be prosecuted

Azuka Onwuka On May 13, 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot Pope John Paul II four times at St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Doctors battled to save the life of the Pope. Eventually, they succeeded. Following the attack, Pope John Paul II asked people to “pray fo
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Why Adeosun should be prosecuted

Azuka Onwuka On May 13, 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot Pope John Paul II four times at St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Doctors battled to save the life of the Pope. Eventually, they succeeded. Following the attack, Pope John Paul II asked people to “pray for my brother (Ağca) … whom I have sincerely forgiven.” […]

2019: Saraki, Ribadu, Bafarawa disagree over Buhari

John Alechenu, Sam Awoyinfa and Peter Dada The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and an ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu,  on Monday, differe
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2019: Saraki, Ribadu, Bafarawa disagree over Buhari

John Alechenu, Sam Awoyinfa and Peter Dada The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and an ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu,  on Monday, differed on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ribadu, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, […]

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