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I’m too busy to eye Anambra gov seat — Ngige

I’m too busy to eye Anambra gov seat — Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has said he is too busy serving the nation at the national level to consider a shot at the 2021 Anambra State governorship election. Ngige who spoke to reporters in his ...

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Edo, Ondo polls won’t be postponed from Sept, Oct –INEC

Edo, Ondo polls won’t be postponed from Sept, Oct –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has ruled out shifting the date for the conduct of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, scheduled for September 19 and October 10 2020, respectively. The commission also expressed determination to provide the ...

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Oshiomhole’s lawlessness will destroy APC, says deputy chairman

Oshiomhole’s lawlessness will destroy APC, says deputy chairman

The Deputy National Chairman (North), of the All Progressives Congress, Lawal Shuaibu, on Wednesday, warned that the party stood the risk of disintegration should the alleged arbitrariness of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was left unchecked. He said with the ...

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PDP rejects curfew extension

PDP rejects curfew extension

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said it had noted the alleged assumption of Presidential powers by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha who announced an additional two weeks for the partial lifting of the ...

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Supreme Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as senator

Supreme Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as senator

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeals filed by Chief Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor challenging Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District. A five-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta unanimously held that ...

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Constitution amendment: Reps propose independent candidacy

Constitution amendment: Reps propose independent candidacy

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to allow independent candidacy in Nigerian elections. The Chief Whip, Mr Mohammed Monguno, had sponsored the ‘Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal ...

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Governors meet today to review COVID-19 strategy

Governors meet today to review COVID-19 strategy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, are set to hold their 8th teleconference to review the COVID-19 situation in states as well as develop strategies on how best to quickly ...

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Kalu: Supreme Court judgment a setback, says Sagay

Kalu: Supreme Court judgment a setback, says Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, SAN, has expressed his displeasure over the Supreme Court’s judgment nullifying the trial of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, and others, who were in December convicted and ...

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Niger Delta stakeholdeers back probe of NDDC by National Assembly

Niger Delta stakeholdeers back probe of NDDC by National Assembly

Some stakeholders in the Niger Delta have commended the National Assembly for its decision to investigate alleged fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The stakeholders under the aegis of the Transparency and Accountability Advancement Group (TAAG) said it ...

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Senate dares critics, considers health bill

Senate dares critics, considers health bill

• Gbajabiamila faults opponents of the proposed law • Stop unpopular legislations, CNPP warns N’Assembly • Urges lawmakers to present selves as guinea pigs The Senate yesterday began work on the controversial Health Emergency Bill despite the intense criticisms that trailed ...

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With powerful backers, controversial vaccine bill defies resistance

With powerful backers, controversial vaccine bill defies resistance

Contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the decision to set the legislative term plate for the administration of COVID-19 preventive vaccine predated the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Chief of Staff (CoS), Mallam Abba Kyari. Some commentators had claimed ...

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Explain role in alleged N33bn NEMA fraud, PDP tells Osinbajo

Explain role in alleged N33bn NEMA fraud, PDP tells Osinbajo

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to come clean on the N5.8bn National Emergency Management Agency scandal for which he allegedly has questions to answer. The PDP also demanded that the Presidency under the leadership of ...

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When Gbajabiamila amplified COVID-19 vaccine test fears with hurried bill

When Gbajabiamila amplified COVID-19 vaccine test fears with hurried bill

When last week House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila rushed his colleagues through the first and second reading of a bill seeking to compulsorily vaccinate Nigerians, many had feared that the conspiracy theories making the rounds might have come home ...

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PDP accuses Buhari of ‘abandoning’ Nigerians over COVID-19

PDP accuses Buhari of ‘abandoning’ Nigerians over COVID-19

Nigeria becoming an open prison, HURIWA alleges The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians not to resign to fate and jeopardise their lives following what it called “President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to find direction in the fight against ...

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Between politics of petrol subsidy and deregulation of downstream sector

Nigeria’s LNG export revenue threatened as demand plunges

The regime of fuel subsidy came into Nigeria since 1973 to cushion the impact of importation at a time the government failed to maintain the nation’s refineries despite growing demand for petroleum products. With the introduction, government fixes pump price ...

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COVID-19: INEC meets May 7 to adopt guidelines for resumption

COVID-19: INEC meets May 7 to adopt guidelines for resumption

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would meet on Thursday (May 7), to review the situation in its offices nationwide. The commission will also at the meeting adopt a clear road map and guidelines for resumption of activities. ...

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Court awards N5m against Atiku, Saraki over billboard photo

Court awards N5m against Atiku, Saraki over billboard photo

The Federal High Court in Lagos has awarded N5m against the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his campaign director, Dr Bukola Saraki, over unauthorised use of the photograph of a Lagos-based trader, Mrs ...

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Reps seek deportation of illegal Chinese immigrants

Reps seek deportation of illegal Chinese immigrants

The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved a motion seeking relevant government agencies to check the validity of immigration documents of Chinese nationals in Nigeria, to fish out illegal and undocumented immigrants and repatriate them to China. The bill, titled ...

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Akingboye Will Promote Entrepreneurship And ICT – Ondo Youths

Akingboye Will Promote Entrepreneurship and ICT If Elected

By Adekunle Adebayo, Akure A socio-political group in Ondo State under the aegis of Akingboye Youth Support Group (AYSG), has assured that their principal Otunba Bamidele Akingboye (OBA) a governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform will promote ...

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Interrogating the clash of pen and ‘koboko’ in Ebonyi State

Interrogating the clash of pen and ‘koboko’ in Ebonyi State

• Umahi’s Frustrations With Open Society The recent decision by Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State to restrict some journalists from government facilities in the state has brought back to national consciousness the challenges of media practice under the ...

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