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2019: INEC seeks close partnership with CSOs for credible election

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called for a close partnership with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to improve the electoral process in the country. Yakubu made the call while declaring open a one-day INEC-CSOs Zonal Dialogue on the 2019 General Elections (Southern Edition) in Enugu on Monday. The dialogue was organised by […]

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APC Crisis: Buhari holds closed door meeting with 3 South-West Governors

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES OGUN GOV 3. President Muhammadu Buhari (R) receives the Execitive Governor of Ogun State Senator Ibikunle Amosun in his Office at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE. MAY 23 2016 President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with three state governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South […]

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Google Impact Challenge Nigeria opens for public voting – Country director

The Google Impact Challenge Nigeria, a competition to find the most innovative, not-for-profit Nigerian organization using technology to solve societal problems, has opened for public voting, an official said on Monday. The Country Director, Google Nigeria, Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said in a statement in Lagos that the competition would bring people’s attention to the good work […]

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2019: Ezekwesili says Tinubu’s influence in Lagos overrated, gives reasons

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, on Monday declared that the political influence of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu was “overestimated.” She anchored her assertion on the inability of Tinubu to control the biggest Local Government Area in Lagos State, Alimosho. Ezekwesili, a […]

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Saraki ‘blows hot’ over NNPC claim on NLNG’s dividend

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the claims made before the Ahmed Lawan Adhoc Committee by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on how and why the corporation was diverting the dividend from the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas […]

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New minimum wage: What Ngige said after labour leaders boycotted meeting with FG

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has said organised labour would attend a meeting with the federal government on the contentious new minimum wage on Monday. He spoke Sunday night in Abuja after labour leaders failed to show up for the scheduled meeting. “They are not here today and they gave excuse why they […]

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FG will no longer bear cost of service charge for TSA payments – AGF

Henceforth, the Federal Government will no longer bear the service charge cost on all payments to its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as such costs will be borne by the payer. Mr Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), said this in a statement issued by Mr Johnson Oise, Director, Press, Office of the Accountant-General […]

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PDP: Buhari’s certificate saga, worst national embarrassment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  on Sunday said public demonstrations that the Presidency may have procured a forged West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate Attestation and Confirmation for President Muhammadu Buhari is a huge smear on the nation’s integrity and the Office of the President. The party, in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, […]

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Lagos APC announces Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State chapter has announced former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, Dr Kadri Hamzat as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The state party leaders made the official presentation of Hamzat as Sanwo-Olu’s running mate on Sunday at the party secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba […]

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NLC strike: No need for panic buying of PMS – NNPC

The Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured motorists that it has adequate petroleum products that will serve the nation, irrespective of the proposed strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress. The Corporation gave the assurance in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu in Abuja on Sunday. “The corporation had 39 days petroleum products sufficiency and […]