Buhari in company of Tinubu to attend EU-AU Summit in Abidjan

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, between Tuesday and Wednesday. Adesina, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, said the president would participate in working sessions on the summit theme: “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development.” He said that on the margins of the summit, Buhari would meet with a number of African Heads of State and their EU counterparts. The presidential aide said the president would use the occasion of the…

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Aeroland Kicks as Moshood Salvador become Lagos PDP Chairman

The Lagos Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected as its Chairman, Mr Moshood Salvador, a factional Chairman of the chapter. Salvador and other executives of the chapter were elected at a closed-door congress held at the King Seliat Hotel, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos. The list of the new executives was made available to TheElite Times on Monday by the state Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani. Gani said that all the state officers emerged by consensus of party leaders. The other officers are: Alhaji Hassan Waliu, Deputy Chairman; Prince…

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Buhari approves payment of 50% of Paris refund to states, urges governors to Pay workers’ salaries before Christmas

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments to ensure payment of outstanding workers’ salaries in their various states, to enable workers to “smile to banks”, and to happily celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo confirmed this development to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. He said workers’ issue took the centre stage during the meeting, saying that the president was so much concerned with those who depended on salaries to feed their families, pay school…

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PDP: Allow return of members with values to add, Chairman tells leaders

The Chairman of  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger, Mr Tanko Beji, has advised party leaders to allow the return of defected members who had values to add to the party. Beji gave the advice on Monday in Minna when he received Chief Raymond Dokpesi, an aspirant for national chairmanship of the party, who was on a campaign tour to Niger. He also called for reward mechanism for members who stood by the party in the troubled times. “As a state chapter of the party, we have resolved that loyalty…

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Deconstructing the Misconceptions about MMM

By Malik Istifanus   Since the MMM community came to Nigeria, there have been many misconceptions and crass misunderstanding of what the scheme is all about. This misrepresentation of MMM is very dangerous and causes a damage for members of the public who can easily be deceived.   The misconception is based on an approach that MMM is a way to make money. People join MMM to make money and some of them get disappointed later. But MMM was never created to make money and cannot be used as a way…

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