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Secondus victory: PDP punished SWest for role in 2015, says APC
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
The All Progressives Congress, on Sunday, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, at its Saturday’s convention, decided to punish the South-West for voting against the PDP in the 2015 elections.
The APC made this allegation in a statement in Abuja on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi.
It said the failure of the South-West to get the PDP chairmanship was a punishment meted out to the zone by the former ruling party.
The ruling party further said the national convention of the PDP had once again showed Nigerians that corruption was deeply rooted in the PDP’s genes.

2019: PDP battle-ready to sack APC ' Secondus
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Newly elected national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said the party was battle-ready to take back power in 2019. He told President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to start preparing their handover notes.
In his acceptance speech after taking his oath of office, Secondus said the immediate task confronting the PDP was to save the country from the “clueless and rudderless” leadership of the APC, starting from the presidency.

Probe reveals N30b oil revenue ‘hidden’ by NNPC
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Full disclosure in the administration of crude sales remains an issue at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) despite current efforts at enthroning transparency in the conduct of government business.
An account reconciliation activity for crude oil transactions found gaps in the corporation’s reporting and remittances to the Federation Account for the month of October 2017. 
State governments had boycotted the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting on November 23, accusing the NNPC of cutting corners in reporting and remitting of receipts from oil in the period under review.

Buhari not capable of being dishonest ' Oyegun
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Quite frankly, we have done very well all considered. One keeps saying it that the situation we took over was much worse than we expected. You had to deal with the unexpected event of the collapse of the crude oil market which made it very difficult to get the funding that was needed to reflate the economy. So, it posed Herculean challenges both for the government and the people of this nation.

States submit 108 names to Buhari for cabinet, boards
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Thirty-six states in the federation have submitted 108 names to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as ministers and board members, credible sources told Daily Trust yesterday. 
This is coming about 41 days since the president announced his intention to expand his cabinet and make more board appointments to appease aggrieved party members.
Daily Trust findings have shown that each state submitted names of three All Progressive Congress (APC) members to be appointed as ministers or heads of federal agencies.
On October 31, Buhari had during the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC disclosed his intention to expand the ministerial appointments from 36 to an undisclosed number.


Kidnappers kill 3, abduct 10 people in Niger
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Kidnappers at the weekend allegedly killed three people and kidnapped 10 others along the Kaduna-Sarkin Pawa road in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.
The Senator representing Niger East, David Umaru, said people around the area alerted him to the development yesterday. 
He said kidnappers who were dislodged from the Abuja-Kaduna expressway had shifted base to Munya area of Niger State and were wreaking havoc on that part of the state.
He said from the information he gathered, the kidnappers attacked about 15 villages situated along the Sarkin Pawa-Kaduna road.