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I’ll probe NNPC’s missing $20bn – Buhari

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Presidfent-elect, Buhari

Investigations into the circumstances of an alleged $20 billion missing from the coffers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will be a priority for the incoming administration, the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), said yesterday.

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Senate President: Buhari states position

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President GoodLUCK  Jonathan, President Elect General Muhammadu Buhari accompanoied by the APC National Chairman Chief John Odigie Oyegun at the President. APR 25 2015

As the 7th Senate winds up ahead of the inauguration of the 8th Senate on June 4, the upper legislative chambers is at the moment caught up in a high-level of intrigues, horse-trading and lobbying, backstabbing, in a bid to outwit one another or zone on who becomes the next president of the Senate.

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Zoning of N-Assembly offices: APC meeting ends in deadlock

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APC Joint Leadership Meeting:  From left, National Publicity Secretary of APC Alh. Mohammed Lai, National Chairman John Oyegun, National Auditor Chief Morgan, Senatorial Candidate of APC, Hon Dino Melayi  and APC Presidential Campaign Organization and River State Governor Rotimi Amechi discussing during APC Joint Leadership Meeting held in Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

A meeting of senior members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, called to resolve issues concerning the zoning of top offices in the incoming majority party in the National Assembly ended in a deadlock, Wednesday night.

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Drama, as Abba stalls handover for hours, 3 DIGs protest Arase’s appointment

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File: Acting Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase (middle) discussing with his Deputy Inspector General of Police Hashimu (left) and  DIG Doma (right)  shortly After handing Over in Abuja Yesterday. Photo by Gbemiga  Olamikan

There was confusion and drama at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, as the sacked Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, stalled the formal handover to his successor, Mr Solomon Arase, until he was compelled to do so by the Presidency.

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Why Jonathan fired IGP, Suleiman Abba

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DIG Solomon Arase replaces Suleiman Abba  as Inspector General of Police

THE Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, yesterday, became the first major casualty of the just concluded general elections, which President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost to the opposition.

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Xenophobic attacks: Protests target S-African business outfits

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Xenophobic Attacks:Nigerians protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa at the South African High Commission, in Abuja, yesterday. Photos: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Angry Nigerians, yesterday, stormed the South African High Commission in Abuja, threatening to shut down South African companies in Nigeria over xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa, including Nigerians.

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Showdown in Ekiti as Fayose mobilises Okada riders, NURTW against impeachment bid

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose during a victory rally in Ado Ekiti today after the Supreme Court had affirmed his election

There appears to be no end in sight to the current face-off between the 19 All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly and Governor Fayose

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Huge debts await Buhari, in-coming govs

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AFTER the euphoria of their electoral victories, one of the major challenges that will confront the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and 20 or 21 new governors is the level of debt stock the out-going administrations will leave behind.

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Why I conceded defeat to Buhari – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015.  President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. The platform is targetted at increasing the number of local investors in the country and to enable about 30 millions domestic investors have access to the market. AFP PHOTO

President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy.

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Face-off with N-Assembly: Why I didn’t sign amended constitution – Jonathan

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President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, gave reasons why he refused to assent the constitution amendment bill forwarded to him by the National Assembly even as some eminent lawyers backed his decision.

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Buhari to move against pension for ex-governors

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President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is to lead a campaign to repeal the pension laws for governors enacted by many states of the federation, Vanguard has learnt.

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How elections were rigged, by PDP, APC

  /   in Headlines, News 12:00 am   /   Comments

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The struggle to win more governorships between the political parties, yesterday, shifted to the media with the two major political parties accusing each other of conspiring with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to rig the governorship elections against them where they lost out.

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APC sweeps gov polls

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Gov-list

WITH ferocious intensity, the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, swept into its kitty most of the 29 governorship seats contested at the weekend. The huge victory has catapulted the party to the enviable position of the dominant party in Nigeria.

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24 hrs to governorship election: PDP, APC trade words over plans to rig polls

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Local representatives of the Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) collate figures from the general election in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's southern oil-rich Rivers State, on March 29, 2015. Nigeria's closely fought general election went into a second day after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan. AFP PHOTO

Barely 24 hours to the governorship and houses of assembly elections, the two major parties, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have engaged in a war of words, trading accusations over alleged plans to disrupt and rig the elections.

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Ojukwu would’ve saved Nigeria one year of bloodshed if he had behaved like Jonathan – Danjuma

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VISIT: President Goodluck Jonathan (left) with former Defence Minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd) during a visit by the President to the General's House In Asokoro, Abuja, yesterday.

Former Chief of Army Staff and ex-Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) declared, yesterday, that President Goodluck Jonathan averted civil war in the country by conceding defeat to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) even before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the final result of the March 28 presidential election.

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Threat to Ndigbo: Ignore Oba Akiolu; Clark, Tinubu tell non-indigenes

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Akiolu

ELDER statesman and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, urged non-indigenes in Lagos State, especially the Igbo, to ignore the Oba of Lagos, HRM Rilwan Akiolu’s death threat within seven days if they did not vote for the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.

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AMBODE: What I told Igbo leaders – Oba of Lagos

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Oba Akiolu

AS outrage greeted the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu’s alleged death threat and curse that Igbo will drown in Lagos lagoon within seven days if they did not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Oba, yesterday, said he was misquoted and clarified what he told Igbo leaders, who visited him.

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I’ve been in cage for 16 years – Jonathan

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From left: President Goodluck  Jonathan; Chief  of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Jones  Arogbofa; Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Mr.  John Kennedy Opara; former minister of health, Prof. Onyebuchi Ohukwu  and others  during Easter day church service at Aso villa chapel in Abuja on Sunday

Barely a month to his exit, having lost the Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, reviewed his sojourn in government and declared that he has been in a cage for 16 years.

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BUHARI: Suspected militants fire first warning, blow up main gas pipeline in Delta

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vandalised petroleum pipeline at Ijedodo in Ojo Local Government of Lagos State on Monday (3/6/13)

Are the Niger Delta militants posing a threat to the incoming administration of the former Head of State and president- elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari as they did to current and past regimes?

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Alleged polls irregularities: We’re still weighing our options – PDP

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Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu and President Jonathan

The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, formally congratulated Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) on his election as president-elect of the country even as it affirmed that it was still weighing its options on challenging the elections based on alleged irregularities it claimed characterised the polls.

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Jonathan has nothing to fear – Buhari

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Presidfent-elect, Buhari

The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), yesterday, laid down a contract with Nigerians underpinned by a commitment to restore the dignity of all Nigerians irrespective of partisan considerations.

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Presidential Election: Buhari leads, PDP kicks

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Erstwhile Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was last night sustaining his lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in the declared results of the presidential elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last night.

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POLLS: Tension as results trickle in

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Nigerian troops take position during a demonstration by All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters calling for the cancellation of the presidential election in Port Harcourt in the Rivers State on March 29, 2015. Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party demonstrated in the southern state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities. AFP PHOTO

The nation was in suspense, yesterday, as results from last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections continued to trickle in.

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Jonathan vows to deal with trouble makers, enjoins politicians to accept election results

  /   in Elections 2015, Headlines 7:05 am   /   Comments

President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on all Nigerians to come out en masse on saturday and vote for the candidate of their choices in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

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We’ll accept polls outcome -Jonathan, Buhari

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L), and APC main opposition party's presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari shake hands under the eyes of Chairman of the Abuja Peace Accord former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (C), after signing the renewal of the pledges for peaceful elections on March 26, 2015 in Abuja. Security is a major concern at Saturday's vote both from Boko Haram violence against voters and polling stations to clashes between rival supporters. In 2011, around 1,000 people were killed in violence after Jonathan beat Buhari to the presidency. AFP PHOTO

The two leading candidates for the Presidential election scheduled for tomorrow, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday signed another peace accord, 48 hours to the election, where they affirmed their preparedness to accept the outcome of free, fair and credible elections.

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Polls: FG shuts land, sea borders

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President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) inspecting parade during the Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Abuja On Saturday (6/7/13)

All land and sea borders were closed last night while international flights to and from Nigeria will be suspended by midnight today as Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to elect the President and members of the National Assembly.

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FUEL: FG accuses oil marketers of sabotage

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cartoon-marketers

The Federal Government has accused oil marketers of undermining efforts to make petroleum products available to Nigerians, especially in this critical period close to the Presidential polls.

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Court bars soldiers from polling stations

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soldiers

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, restrained the Federal Government from deploying soldiers for the general elections beginning on Saturday with Presidential and National Assembly polls.

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Jonathan, Buhari lay siege to South East

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Buhari and Jonathan

The two leading presidential candidates, President Goodluck Jonathan and Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) are today and tomorrow shifting their focus on the South-East with separate bids for the zone’s 6.6 million voters.

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Fani- Kayode asks Buhari to explain level of funding from Hamas, ISIS, Al Qaeda

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Fani- Kayode and General Muhammadu Buhari

AHEAD of the Presidential and general elections slated for March 28 and April 11 respectively, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO yesterday alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC set up its own radio station called Radio APC or Radio Chanji to use it as a vehicle to announce false results after the Presidential polls.

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Yoruba elders split over Jonathan, Buhari

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LEFT: From left: PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George; Gen. Mobolaji Johnson (rtd); Afenifere Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State; Senator Femi Okunrounmu; Prof. Dupe Olatunbosun and Founder of O'odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr Frederick Fasehun, at the Post-National Conference Summit, in Lagos, yesterday. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

THE South-West geo-political zone was split, yesterday, as Yoruba leaders and elders were sharply divided over who to vote for in the March 28 presidential polls between President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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CONFAB Report : FEC okays immediate implementation

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Confab Closes— From left: President Goodluck Jonathan receiving Report of 2014 National Conference from  Chairman of the Confab, Justice Idris Kutigi at the closing ceremony of conference in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday set the stage for the restructuring of the country by approving immediate and full implementation of the recommendations contained in the 2014 National Conference Report.

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