Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils

The Presidency on Thursday said the Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, a component of the government’s Social Investment Programme NSIP, in the last two years. The Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mariam Uwais, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja said that about eight million, five hundred and ninety six thousand, three hundred and forty pupils were currently being fed in forty six thousand, two hundred and forty seven public primary schools…

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CUPP opens Abuja secretariat

Barely three weeks after forming an alliance between the PDP and 38 other political parties to field single presidential candidate in 2019, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has opened its office in Abuja on Thursday. The new secratariat, located at 13, Thaba Tseka Street, Wuse District, Abuja, was formally used by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP during the legal tussle that engulfed the party. CUPP is a coalition of 39 political parties namely the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC),…

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LAI MOHAMMED:Defection of the Senate President, is a great relief to APC

The federal government on Wednesday said the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a great relief to the party. The government said Saraki was always an opposition in the ruling party, who used his position as Senate President to frustrate the workings of the government. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, said…

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PRESIDENT BUHARI TO EMBARK ON A 10-DAY WORKING HOLIDAY IN LONDON

President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting London for a 10-day working holiday, which will commence on Friday, August 3, 2018. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the President has transmitted a letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, notifying them of his vacation to London. Adesina noted that while the President is away on vacation, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will be in acting capacity…

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2019: What will happen if Igbos fail to support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of…

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JUST IN: Christian youths protest killings in Yola

Anti Riot policemen Wednesday dispersed Christian Youths who stormed the streets of Yola to protest endless killings resulting from Herdsmen/farmers feud in the state. The protesting youths in their hundreds have laid siege on the major streets before they marched to the gate of Govt House, where the protest turned violent. The violence erupted when policemen tried to prevent a peaceful procession organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) from reaching strategic parts of the city. CAN said it organised the protest to register its displeasure with killer herdsmen…

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JUST IN: 23 Members Of Kwara Assembly Defect From APC To PDP

Twenty-three members of the Kwara State House of Assembly have announced their exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers on Wednesday said they were defecting from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defection comes one day after the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, dumped the ruling party for the opposition party. Both leaders had decried lack of dialogue and fair treatment allegedly by the APC leadership. “I have realised all along, there are some others in the party leadership…

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BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge made the order…

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Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal Defects From APC To PDP

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. He made the announcement amid hundreds of supporters who stormed the Government House to declare their support for him. Governor Tambuwal explained on his Twitter handle that he took the decision after a wide consultation with the people of the state who assured him of their support for his next political move. The announcement comes after…

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Senate fixes date to screen Onnoghen for confirmation as CJN

The Senate on Tuesday fixed March 1 for the screening of Justice Walter Onnoghen for confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, announced the date at the resumption of plenary for the week on Tuesday. Onnoghen has been in office in acting capacity since last year. His name was sent to the Senate by the Presidency two weeks ago. All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in…

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