Ghanaian president sacks energy minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has relieved Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, of his post with immediate effect, the presidency said. According to the presidency, Mr Akufo-Addo has asked Mr Agyarko to hand over to John Amewu, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, who would act temporarily as Minister for Energy, until a substantive appointment is made. No reason was assigned for Mr Agyarko’s sack. However, local reports say his dismissal was linked to attempts by his ministry to amend portions of the controversial 510 million dollars power deal…

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National Assembly: Osinbajo summons DSS DG, IGP Idris

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials. The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m before the arrival of the DSS Director General at…

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APC: President Buhari’ll win in 2019

The All Progressives Congress has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will coast to victory in the 2019 elections despite the gale of defections that has hit the party within the last few weeks. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, on Sunday. He was responding to a question on the possible effect the exit of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on the party’s fortunes come 2019. Nabena explained…

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Trump admits his son met Russians for dirt on Clinton

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday that his son met with Russians in 2016 at Trump Tower to get information on his election opponent Hillary Clinton, saying it was “totally legal” and “done all the time in politics.” The Republican president had previously said the meeting was about the adoption of Russian children by Americans. Trump’s morning Twitter post was his most direct statement on the purpose of the meeting, though his son and others have said it was to gather damaging information on the Democratic candidate. In a…

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Senator Adamu: Bukola Saraki a drowning man

The senator representing Nasarawa West in Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu, has described Bukola Saraki as “a drowning man” who is clutching at straws to salvage his dwindling reputation. Adamu, while reacting to Saraki’s recent allegation that he (Adamu) is “a mischievous liar,” said the senate president actually “turned reality on his head because he (Saraki) is the actual liar.” Senator Saraki had, in a recent statement issued by his media aide, alleged that the former Nasarawa State governor’s support for President Muhammadu Buhari was half-hearted and only prompted by Adamu’s…

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Akpabio meets Buhari in London

Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio met vacationing President Muhammadu Buhari in London today, four days before he crosses over to the All Progressives Congress. Issues discussed were not diclosed. Akpabio had met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Thursday and also national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Lagos. Akpabio’s decision to leave the PDP has dampened PDP celebration over the defection of a dozen senators, three governors and some 30 members of the House of Representatives, who hitherto were members of the All Progressives Congress….

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NDDC to construct 69km road, 22 bridges in Delta coastal communities –Adjogbe

From Grandball Joel THE Executive Director of Projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Engr, Sam Adjogbe has disclosed that the Buhari administration is set to construct a 69 km road with 22 bridges to link the coaster communities in Delta state for effective oil exploration and smooth take of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko. Speaking at Evwreni in Ughelli North,Delta state, when the Buhari Support Group Center, BSGC made him  patron of the group, Adjogbe held that the Buhari administration has touch lives and communities in the Niger…

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Senator Gumel: Executive order 6 targets thieves

Senator Abdullahi Gumel (APC, Jigawa) has urged Nigerians not to express fears over the Executive Order 6, recently signed by President Buhari. Gumel told the journalists yesterday that “only thieves” would be afraid of an order meant to help preserve assets wrongfully acquired. The lawmaker, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration, said it was not meant to witch-hunt Nigerians except those looting the resources of the country for personal interest. “If somebody is kicking against, it may be that the person is a thief. The…

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Polish president proposes vote on new constitution

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday presented plans for a non-binding vote on a new constitution to address issues ranging from giving the president greater powers to the supremacy of Polish laws over EU ones. The right-wing head of state had 10 questions for the proposed November 10-11 referendum, including whether a new constitution should replace the current one adopted in 1997 after Poland peacefully shed communism. Other issues include if the supremacy of Polish law over EU law should be enshrined and whether the preamble should refer to Poland’s…

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UNHCR welcomes EU’s deal on Mediterranean migrants’ stand-off

  The UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has given a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at Mediterranean Sea for days. The UN refugee agency chief, however, warned that a “ship-by-ship” arrangement was not sustainable, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. The development came after the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal ended a disembarkation stand-off involving the migrants, who had set out from the Libya coast, by agreeing…

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