Dankwambo congratulates Atiku, pledges support

Following the emergence of Alhaji Abubakar Atiku as Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of the runners-up during the primaries, Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, has congratulated and pledged his support to him. Dankwambo declared his support for the party’s presidential candidate in 2019 elections on Friday in his congratulatory message, made […]

Obasanjo makes U-turn, says Atiku better than Buhari

• Oyedepo, Kukah, Gumi, Adebanjo meet ex-leader • Approval inconsequential, insists presidency • How Afenifere, Ohanaeze, others pacified ex-president Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a surprising reversal of his stance by endorsing the political ambition of his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Following several allegations he made suggesting the aspirant is corrupt and selfish, […]

Oshiomhole alleges bias as INEC bars Zamfara APC

• Party chair insists it will field candidates • No legal backdoor to escape sanction, say lawyers • Again, aggrieved governors storm Aso Rock • Court nullifies Rivers’ APC guber nomination, primaries The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole yesterday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of bias. This came […]

IMF warns Nigeria of debt crisis, urges diversification

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday warned Nigeria and Sub-Saharan African economies to check rising levels of debts, diversify their revenue bases or face crisis. Nigeria’s debt profile was N22.3 trillion as at June 30, 2018. About two-thirds of the government’s revenues go into servicing interest payments, with the principal still waiting for redemption at […]

Government raises panel on implementation of defence policy

The Federal Government has inaugurated a steering committee on the implementation of the 2017 Nigerian National Defence Policy. The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali, noted yesterday in Abuja that the prevailing security challenges necessitated the review of the document by President Muhammadu Buhari last year. He said the exercise was carried out […]