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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 13 February, 2018.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Former First Lady Mrs Patience Jonathan is a shopping freak – going by facts and figures unveiled by detectives.

She blew thousands of dollars at highbrow stores. The cash came from $11,849,069.03, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said 31 individuals and companies paid  into her two domiciliary accounts.

The accounts, which  are Skye Bank (2110001712) and First Bank (2022648664) had “questionable deposits” between 2013 and 2017.

The Skye Bank account had about $7,452,319.32 lodged in it. Detectives found $4,036,750.00 in the second account with First Bank.

The ex-First Lady allegedly spent the cash at TFS stores,  Selfridges,  John Lewis, Kingsgate,  Sainsbury’s, Harrods, Marks and Spencer, Dolce and Gabbana, and Gina.

She went on a shopping  spree in expensive outlets in the United States, Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, UAE, Italy and China.

The highest shopping was  at Goyard Beijing  in Beijing CN on January 28, 2014 where Mrs. Jonathan shelled out $28,388.72.

On the same day at Hulian Xinguang Beijing CN, she blew $13, 069.68 on some luxury items.

There were transactions traced to Oakham School,  Natwest Bank and $26, 228. 18 spent at Hotel Nassaeur HOF Wishbaden DE on November 20, 2015.

Perhaps overwhelmed by the EFCC probe and its likely consequences, the ex-First Lady has applied for an out-of-court settlement with the EFCC.

In “a major breakthrough by EFCC with international collaboration” detectives found that about $7,452,319.32 suspicious funds were deposited in the ex-First Lady’s account with number 2110001712 between 8th February 2013 and 7th April 2015.

The account was opened on  September 12, 2013  by a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Hon. Dudafa Waripamo Owei depositing  $1,948,400.00.

About 23 other individuals, including  the ex-First Lady allegedly deposited cash into  the account as follows: Festus Iyoha ($287,100.000); Ocheche Emmanuel ($150,000);  Philemon Buoro ($150,000);  Festus Isidahomen ($100,000);  Felicia Apatake ($148,900); Patricia Okogun ($ 99,700); Buoro Ojo  ($400,000); Stella Wasiu  ($250,000);  Amaka Adebayo  ($250,000);  Segun Moses  ($249,400); Jimoh Peter ($246,700);  Ahmed Musa ($196,400); Ibrahim Musa($198,300); Dame P. Jonathan ($100,000);  Ayemere Sunday ($ 250,000);  Eneji A.P ($300,000); Johnson Ojo ($300,000);  Mary Buoro ($400,000); Jude  Bosede ($500,000); Festus Iyoha ($400,000);  Jimoh Moses ($400,000) and  Ahmed Musa ($100,000).

“The balance in this account as at 9th September 2016 was about $5,831,173.55,” the EFCC said.

The second account was opened on February 22, 2013 at First Bank.

Cash deposits were made into the account between 26th February 2013 and 30th April, 2017 which altogether was $4,036,750.

Apart from the ex-First Lady who deposited $2,037,650 in nine tranches, other lodgments ranged  from $98,900 to $400,000.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The House of Representatives will join the battle to raise $500million needed to complete the last phase of the Ajaokuta Steel project, Speaker Yakubu Dogara said yesterday.

He said except the political will is lacking, getting the funds to complete the company should not be an issue, given the importance of the firm to the country’s development.

Dogara spoke in Kogi State when he led a delegation of lawmakers to the state, which hosts the long-neglected steel firm.

Dogara said the lawmakers would not support any move to privatize the company because doing so would be tantamount to “concessioning Nigeria’s future”

The speaker described as “a collective shame to all leaders that the project is yet to be completed after so many years”

He said the House would consult with stakeholders to work out ways to source for the $500 million adding that leadership problem was responsible for why the project was ledt uncompleted.

He said there were many ways through which the $500 million could be sourced. He listed the Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Excess Crude Account and the recovered financial crimes loot.

The Speaker said the House would invite Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman Ibrahim Magu to brief the House on how much his agency had recovered from corruption proceeds that could be pumped into the completion of the project.

He explained that his determination to ensure that the steel company is revived is borne out of the promises that the company held for Nigeria’s teeming population in the form of power and gas development, economic boost, thousands of jobs creation, development of manufacturing sector, development of infrastructure and investor appeal, among others.

He said: “Imagine if this plant had been completed in 1986, where Nigeria would be at the moment.

“Any patriotic Nigerian that visits this place will shed tears irrespective of the part the person is from and for a foreigner that visits here, when he hears people describe this place as a shithole, he will go with the impression that it may be true.   We have no reason not to complete that plant.

“You cannot concession your future, it is never done. I’m yet to see a nation that even concessions its bedrock and still succeeded. If you see one, just tell me. And that’s why previous attempts to concession it were not possible.

“We keep doing repeating the same things and expecting to get different results. That’s the definition of stupidity and since we are not stupid, we will not repeat it. We can make Nigeria proud so that every black man in the world can beat his chest. Anyone who plans to outsource the completion of this plant will definitely run into problems with us.”

The team also visited Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello where Dogara said:

“We all know the benefits of steel development. You cannot be an industrialised nation without developing the steel sector.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
One of the two policemen declared missing after an encounter with Fulani herdsmen in Benue State on Saturday has been found dead.

Four policemen were initially declared missing after they were ambushed by herdsmen in Tse Akpan in Logo Local Government but two returned unhurt.

The policeman’s body was found in the bush in Azege, Tombo Ward yesterday by a police search team. It was dismembered.

Benue Police spokesman  Moses Yamu said the body had been deposited in the mortuary.

He did not disclose the name and rank of the policeman but said the police would remain undaunted in their efforts to tackle insecurity.

There is no trace yet of the remaining policeman, he said.

Also yesterday, bodies of two officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were found in Awanger village in Guma Local Government. They were also believed to have been killed by herdsmen.

No official of the NSCDC was available to comment yesterday.

Also yesterday, the Catholic Church prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims of the attacks.

The mass was organised by the four Catholic Dioceses of  Makurdi, Gboko, Otukpo and Katsina-Ala.

The Chairman of   Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, urged Benue people to unite in the face of the security challenges.

Rev. Kaigama, who spoke at the memorial mass for the 73 victims of herdsmen attacks, said the people needed to unite and form a common front devoid of political, religious and traditional sentiments to tackle the security challenges in the state.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Chairman Abdulaziz Yari yesterday said creation of state police would help in addressing the spate of insecurity in the country.

Yari, who is Zamfara State Governor, stated this at the end of a two-day summit organised by the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Review of Current Security Infrastructure in Nigeria.

He said:, “Today, we have reiterated the position of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the position of the security summit we held in August, that there is a need for the state police; we can say it is the only answer.”

The Vice President had during the opening of the summit last week drummed  support for state police.

He had said: “We cannot realistically police a country the size of Nigeria centrally from Abuja. State police and other community policing methods are clearly the way to go.”

The governor said internal security was supposed to be handled and managed by the police, and that the police of today were inadequate.

“There are about four million people in Zamfara and we have fewer than 5,000 policemen.

“We in governance agree that we can find a way through which we can fine-tune the issue of state police,” he said.

On the cost implications, Yari explained: “It is not all the states that are supposed to have the state police, those that could should be able to have it.

“It is something we cannot take off at the same time.  We were created differently.”

He said the issue of security was not something to play with, adding that the primary responsibility of any government is to ensure that lives and properties of citizens are protected.

“Many challenges of Nigerians for the past 10 years ranging from Boko Haram, cattle rustlers, armed banditry and militancy in the Niger Delta are dwindling the Nigerian economy and threatening the unity of the nation,” Yari said.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
A 31-year-old former bank worker, Augustine Ononiwu, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court for allegedly stealing N5.1 million from customers. The defendant, who lives at Ikeja, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing before Magistrate J.O. Awope. The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that theRead MoreThe post Ex-banker 'steals' N5.1m from customers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
APC, Saraki, Obasanjo, others mourn ex-minister The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has given an account of how former Minister of Internal Affairs, Senator John Shagaya died. Shagaya, retired Brigadier-General, died on Sunday in a road accident on Langtang-Pankshin Road in Plateau State. In a statement, FRSC spokesman Bisi Kazeem, said the Plateau State AllRead MoreThe post How Shagaya died, by FRSC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has named his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, as his successor in 2019. Nwosu is Okorocha's son-in-law. The governor, at a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Owerri Municipal Council Area, said his decision to support Nwosu is derived from the fact that Nwosu has 'theRead MoreThe post Okorocha endorses son-in-law as successor appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Security checks, bad roads, forex, others blamed For more than two months, the fuel situation has been unpredictable. Today there is product and the next day the pumps at the filling stations are dry. Major players in the oil industry say the government should go beyond products' importation. They are pushing for a friendlyRead MoreThe post Why fuel scarcity will persist, by unions appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The first Executive Committee (EC) meeting of Lagos East Baptist Conference (LEBC) in 2018 will hold on Thursday at the Conference Room of Baptist Academy at Obanikoro in Lagos, from 11 a.m. It will be presided over by the President, Dr. Emmanuel Awotunde; with the Chairman, Rev. Julius Omomola; the First Vice Chairman, Dr. MichaelRead MoreThe post Baptists to hold meeting, workers seminar appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Aggrieved APC members protest alleged imposition The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has lifted the ban on campaign by aspirants for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the 33 local governments and 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the state. The commission announced this in the amended election time table it released yesterday inRead MoreThe post Oyo electoral body lifts ban on campaign for council poll appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Afrilux has launched its website of over 17,000 trusted products from 500 brands across the globe with an aim to provide Nigerians high quality original products. Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Afrilux Nigeria, Mr. Jack Ikwueme, describe Afrilux as an online cosmetic offshore with over 17,000 trusted products. 'We deal with all sorts of cosmetic fromRead MoreThe post Afrilux brings 17,000 cosmetics to Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Idowu Olayinka, has warned that newly licensed institutions that fail to take mentoring from older institutions are likely to run a trial and error basis and reinvent the wheel. Olayinka spoke yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, while hosting the Bishop of Sword of SpiritRead MoreThe post UI VC advises new varsities on mentoring appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has reinstated five rusticated student. The rusticated students are members of the university's Student Union Government, (SUG), rusticated for allegedly leading a protest against increase in school/hostel fees. They had staged a demonstration on November 24, 2017, over the hike, an action the school's management said wasRead MoreThe post UNIBEN reinstates rusticated students appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Prof. Doknan Sheni, the Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University ( PLASU ), Bokkos, on Monday, said the university was set for accreditation of its additional 15 programmes by National Universities Commission ( NUC ). The vice chancellor made the disclosure at a news conference at the university's Senate Chambers. He said 'all is now setRead MoreThe post PLASU set for NUC accreditation of 15 additional programmes VC appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka has warned that newly licensed institutions that failed to take mentoring from older institutions are likely to run a trial and error basis and reinvent the wheel. He gave the warning while playing host to the Presiding Bishop, Sword of Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke who ledRead MoreThe post Varsity Don charges newly licensed universities on mentoring appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
For the past 48 hours, the students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has been denied of water supply and university management has failed to release any circular to inform students about menace. students have expressed Their displeasure over what They described as The appalling state of students' well-being on campus. Banjoko Alfred, a student ofRead MoreThe post Water scarcity hits OAU, students lament appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
In two years under Ibrahim Magu's watch, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered huge sums of money and properties. It is prosecuting many politically-exposed persons for alleged corruption. Yet, the Senate has refused to confirm him as EFCC chairman. What is the matter' How long can he continue as acting chairman followingRead MoreThe post Magu's confirmation battle appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Chioma Ezeobika knew what she wanted to become: a lawyer. But her dad did not approve of it. The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) graduate tells ROBERT EGBE her story. Family My name is Chioma Gloria Ezeobika. I am from Aguluezechukwu in Aguata Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State. I am the fifth of six children:Read MoreThe post 'Dad didn't know I was studying Law' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) has expressed concerns that awaiting trial inmates constitute 70 per cent of the nation's prison population. Malami said the development was a violation of the rights of inmates, which must be reversed through deliberate efforts of the state to decongest the prisons. DeputyRead MoreThe post AGF decries increase in detainees without trial appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Police have arraigned three men who allegedly attacked the executives of Aso Rock Community Development Association and their security guard, causing them bodily injuries. Oni Ayotunde (34), Osemedwa Emmanuel (32) and Prince Ifeanyi Osemedua (35), said to be staff members of Pinkron Hotels, were arraigned at the Ejigbo Chief Magistrate's Court on a five-countRead MoreThe post Police arraign suspects as community fears attacks appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Aformer CIG Motors Company Limited employee Akeem Adebiyi Adeyemi has filed a N1.062 million suit before the National Industrial Court (NIC), Lagos Division, against the management of the company for alleged wrongful termination of appointment. In the suit, with reference No: NICN/LA/35/2018 filed through his counsel, Olawale Fapohunda, the claimant is seeking a declaration thatRead MoreThe post Ex-manager sues firm for N1.062m appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), have alleged a grand cover up of high level corruption and other impunity in federal universities. They made the claims in Lagos at the presentation of a new report by SERAP titled: Stealing the future: How federal universities in Nigeria have been strippedRead MoreThe post Falana, SERAP, others accuse universities of corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 will soon be domesticated in Kano State, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Mr. Ibrahim Mukhtar has said. He spoke during the a Legislative Advocacy and Sensitisation Workshop on the Domestication and implementation of the ACJA, organised by the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA) in collaborationRead MoreThe post 'Kano to domesticate criminal justice law' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
On February 1, the Lagos State Government inaugurated Special Courts for Corruption and Sexual Offences for speedy justice dispensation. Lawyers suggest what must be done for the courts to be efficient and effective, ADEBISI ONANUGA reports Lagos State judiciary has added to its lists of firsts with the inauguration of the Special Courts for CorruptionRead MoreThe post How to make special courts work, by lawyers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar has warned new commissioners against corruption. He said anyone caught stealing state funds would not be spared. Among those sworn-in is the Attorney-General and Commission Mr. Haruna Mohammed. The governor urged them to exhibit exemplary leadership and diligence in running state's affairs. Abubakar said the appointees got the job onRead MoreThe post Abubakar warns commissioners against corruption appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The law firm of Paul Usoro & Co (PUC) has started receiving entries for the second edition of its pro bono challenge. According to the firm, the initiative is aimed at rewarding the selfless and sacrificial efforts of lawyers who go the extra mile to defend the defenseless. The term pro bono denotes work undertakenRead MoreThe post Firm begins pro bono challenge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed concern over indiscriminate valuation queries of the invoice of imported items by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). A communique issued at the end of its Council meeting in Lagos called for a credible ground to dispute the value of invoice on imports. The group addedRead MoreThe post LCCI faults Customs indiscriminate invoice valuation queries appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) economy will likely continue its steady growth with both government and private sector organisations paying close attention to cloud technology and its enormous potential. Closely linked with IoT is blockchain. LUCAS AJANAKU writes on this emerging technology and its future as private and public organisations move to entrench transparency,Read MoreThe post Prospects of blockchain appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Federal Government has been given the tumbs up forexporting agricultural produce through the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal. Over 30 export laden containers were moved by barges from the terminal to Lagos sea port as part of measures to decongest the ports and boost the economy. The gesture, exporters said, would enable Nigerians to maximise theRead MoreThe post Exporters hail govt on exportation from Ikorodu terminal appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has said licensing infrastructure providers (Infracos) is a key step to ensure the deployment of the much needed infrastructure for the telecoms sector. Speaking at a panel session of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) and Regional Telecommunications and Media Forum in Singapore,Read MoreThe post NCC: Infracos key to infrastructure deployment appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
MainOne will for the third time host ICT stakeholders at its annual flagship event, Nerds Unite. With a focus on digital disruption with the theme: 'Radical Digital Transformation', the 2018 edition will feature a keynote address from the author of Disrupting Africa: The Rise & Rise of African Innovation, Nnamdi Oranye, supported by speakers fromRead MoreThe post MainOne mulls IT stakeholders' summit appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Terminal operators indebted to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) have two weeks to pay up or be sanctioned. At a stakeholders' forum held in Lagos, NPAManaging Director Ms Hadiza Bala Usman threatened to sanction any operator who fails to clear its debt or provide holding bays for empty containers. Sources at the Federal Ministry ofRead MoreThe post Terminal operators get two weeks to clear N40b debts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Are airlines owing aviation agencies and some companies N516 billion on fees,levies and navigational charges' This is the nut to be cracked as operators refuted the claim of Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika that they are owing that amount. They asked Sirika to prove the allegation with verifiable facts. In an interview, Airline OperatorsRead MoreThe post Operators fault Sirika on N516b debts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Access Bank last Saturday gave out $120,000 to three top winners in the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Kenyan athletes dominated the male category as Kiprotich Kiroi, Ronny Kiboss and Peter Benjamin emerged in first, second and third place winners, taking home $50,000, $40,000 and $30,000 respectively. Ethiopian athletes Ayelu Hordofa, Tigist Girma andRead MoreThe post Access Bank gives prizes to marathon winners appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is set to motivate over 100 customers among its youth segment with cash rewards, other exciting prizes and engagements to commemorate this year's Valentine's celebration. In its annual campaign tagged, 'Banking on Love', the lender said many young and even some older people view the February 14th Valentine Day celebrationRead MoreThe post FCMB to motivate 100 customers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Digital platforms are increasingly becoming vital to the growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Facebook, in its recent Economic Impact Study, discovered that using its platform to trade has enhanced significant growth in the revenues of SMEs across the country. According to the study, 91 per cent of businesses surveyed outlinedRead MoreThe post Facebook claims its app drives SMEs' revenue appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The recall of the head of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, by the President, despite the displeasure and outstanding query from his supervisory minister and investigating agencies of the executive, over alleged misappropriation of N919 million, exposes the underbelly of our presidential system of government. According to report, the president unilaterally overruledRead MoreThe post Minister's powers appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
In our secondary school days, those unfortunate enough to lose their belongings would be admonished 'lost property'.careless owner'. The United Kingdom government is planning to teach many high net worth Nigerians and some members of our middle class, a financially painful school lesson. In recent years, the UK had one of the best performing propertyRead MoreThe post UK's Unexplained Wealth Orders: Why Nigerians should take note appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari gave fresh ammunition last week to the growing legion of critics who maintain that his war on corruption has been half-hearted and selective when he reinstated the embattled executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, who was under a suspension order, charged with gross violations of theRead MoreThe post Usman Yusuf's reinstatement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Like most technological advances, the internet is a double-tipped spear. Its usefulness as a source of information, education and entertainment is beyond doubt. However, its potential to cause harm is almost as great as its undoubted utility. The truth of this can be seen in the recent report that 54 per cent of Nigerian childrenRead MoreThe post Cyber bullies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Sir: Access to political relevance and control of economic power are interwoven. The economic and political class by virtue of the role they play in campaign financing of office holders usually skew policy making and functioning of institutions in their favour. These few individuals who control economic and political power undermine policies that encourage inclusionRead MoreThe post Understanding inequality appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
If course, there are reasons the Nigeria Police Force is largely ineffective. The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Akintunde, supplied a major reason during his tour of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on February 8. Akintunde was quoted as saying: 'The funniest thing is that only 20 per cent of the policeRead MoreThe post Powerless manpower appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, spoke with reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, during his 67th birthday on partisan issues. ADEKUNLE JIMOH was there. How do you feel at 67' By the grace of God, I feel very strong, much younger than the figures ofRead MoreThe post Baraje: Buhari should take Obasanjo's statement seriously appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, has promised to turn around the state's economy and empower its people, if voted into office. Faparusi, a former House of Representatives member, said the major policy thrust of his administration will be commercial agriculture, technological innovation and tourism. HeRead MoreThe post Faparusi pledges to transform Ekiti appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has anointed his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as his successor. But, some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have objected to it. They believe that former Minister of State for Works Prince Dayo Adeyeye will be a more better candidate. Assistant Editor GBADE OGUNWALE examines the struggle for successionRead MoreThe post Ekiti poll: Can Adeyeye get PDP's ticket' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State Dr. Adebayo Orire has said that money will not influence the choice of the party's flag bearer. Orire said APC delegates are men and women of integrity who cannot be purchased by moneybags to sway votes in favour of any contender. According to him what EkitiRead MoreThe post 'Ekiti apc ticket not for highest bidder' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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