2023 Countdown: Tinubu’s camp hints on ‘alliance’ with Wike, G5

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), commonly called G5, are “welcome” to align with the All Progressives Congress (APC). Paparazzi magazine reports that Fani-Kayode, who is one of the spokespersons of the APC Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), said that the G5 “probably have no other option” than to support the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. Recall that the G5 came into being amid the crisis in the PDP over calls for Senator Iyorchia Ayu to step down as…

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Ex US police chief, council member given one-year prison sentences for vote buying

A former Louisiana police chief and a former city council member were each sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison related to a vote-buying scheme.  Amite City Police Chief Jerry Trabona and Amite City Council Member Kristian Hart were charged with violating federal election laws. The pair were accused of paying off and offering to pay voters living in Tangipahoa Parish for voting in the 2016 open primary election and the 2016 general election in which both were candidates, the Justice Department said. “Trabona and Hart’s vote-buying scheme included the solicitation and…

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SMEDAN rolls out matching fund programme for agro-based SMEs

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), in partnership with Sterling Bank Plc, has started a matching fund programme for agro-based Nano, Micro and Small Enterprises (NMSEs). Prospective beneficiaries are expected to apply for financing within the range of N500,000 and N2.5 million. This is contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Head of Corporate Affairs Division of the agency, Ibrahim Mohammed. The statement quoted the Director-General of SMEDAN, Olawale Fasanya, as saying the intervention is to deliver credit to the sub-sector in six…

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APC Kicks Against BVAS, E-Transmission Of Poll Results

ABUJA- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised serious doubt about assur­ances given by the Independent Na­tional Electoral Commission (INEC) that poll unit level results will be trans­mitted and viewed real-time via the INEC Results Viewing (IReV) portal. Senator Abdullahi Adamu, APC National Chairman, raised the con­cern when he received Common­wealth Election Team led by Ms. Abio­la Sunmonu, Adviser & Head, African Section, Political Team, who is in the country for update on preparations for the 2023 general elections. The APC national chairman told the Commonwealth Political Team that whereas…

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Court Sets Aside Committal Order Against EFCC Chairman

Justice Chizoba Oji of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Maitama, Abuja today, November 10, 2022, set aside the Order of Committal and the entire contempt proceedings against the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ruling on a motion on notice filed by the EFCC, asking the court to quash the entire proceedings in Suit No. FCT/HC/CR/184/2016 between Federal Republic of Nigeria V AVM Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo, and set aside the conviction of the Applicant for contempt, Justice Oji said she found merit in the application in…

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Nigerians should expect another fuel price hike soon -Marketers

Petroleum products marketers have hinted of another pump price hike for Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also called petrol. This is coming as black marketers now sell the product for between N300 and N400 a litre in major cities like Abuja, Calabar and Aba. The Depots and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) says access to dollars at the official investors and exporters (I&E) window has been a great challenge. President of Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria (PETROAN), Dr. Prince Billy Harry, gave the warning in a…

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The mind-blowing consequences of CBN’s new naira

 by Ubah Jeremiah Ifeanyi The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently gave Nigerians less than 100 days to ‘dispose’ of the old banknotes in their possession following the announcement of the redesign of the N1000, N500, and N200 naira notes.Although the monetary policy aims to reduce the amount of money outside of the banking system and rein in inflation, the immediate aftermath has left the naira in more trouble than before.Some of the consequences we have noticed since the announcement include massive depreciation of the naira and higher imported inflation, etc.Massive…

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APC Inaugurates South West PCC’s Contact & Mobilisation Directorate, See Photos & Video Inside

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has sworn in South West members of it’s Presidential Campaign Committee’s Contact and Mobilization Directorate. Below is the video of Committee chairman’s welcoming speech to the members and photos taken on the occasion. The inauguration ceremony took place at the BON Hotel in Ibadan, OYO State.

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JULIUS BERGER HOLDS INVESTOR RELATIONS FORUM

“The Company, today, is endowed with the largest market share, and have limited competition of similar scale, quality and financial capacity….”, says Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars RichterJulius Berger Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s engineering construction market leader and preferred partner for infrastructural development across the country, held its investor relations forum event.The event which was co-anchored by the company’s managing director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter and Financial Director, Mr Christian Hausemann, also had shareholders and investors in attendance. The According to Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, the purpose of the company’s Investor…

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Blackmailers On The Prowl: Groups Warns Mischief Makers To Leave Rev. Yakubu Pam The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission

This is to lend our voices to the broad and total condemnation of the dubious statement credited to an obscure and amouphous group identified as The Rights Action Against Corruption(CRAAC). The unregistered group in their bile pedestrian letters and statements alleged that Rev Yakubu Pam of Nigerian Christian Pligrim Commission has betrayed public trust by bankrolling through the back door to be handpicked as a correcting factor for the Muslim-Muslim ticket of a political party. Part of the spurious allegation was that the Reverand gentleman betrayed public trust. Nothing can…

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