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INEC Acknowledges Receipt On The Recall Of Senator Dino Melaye

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In accordance with the electoral guidelines for the recall of a member of the national assembly, the independent national electoral commission, INEC, has acknowledged receipt of a petition on the recall of senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district. The commission in a statement issued after its weekly meeting said...

Femi Falana - Bad Governance To Be Blamed For Increasing Agitations And Threats To National Unity

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Organized labour in Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has blamed elected leaders and bad governance for the increasing agitations and threats to national unity. At a joint media briefing in Abuja on Thursday, they said the ploy by mischief-makers to disintegrate Nigeria may succeed if the political elite continue...

Middle Belt Leaders Call For The Full Implementation Of The 2014 National Conference

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In view of the recent threats to peace, stability, and national cohesion, leaders from the middle belt have called for the full implementation of the resolutions of the 2014 national conference. The leaders, after due deliberations on factors, structure, system and forces behind Nigeria’s stability, at a conference tagged ''middle belt...

EFCC Rewards 25 Youths With Net Book Laptops

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The EFCC has rewarded 25 youths with Net book laptops with Bribe Buster application for joining the Commission in the anti-corruption campaign through their art works. Mr Osita Nwajah, the Director, Public Affairs of the commission, presented the gifts to the youths during the launch of the Creative Youth Community Development...

Yobe Government Approves 2.1bn Naira For Capital Projects

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The Yobe State Government has committed the sum of over 2.1 billion Naira for the execution of capital projects spread across the state. The State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mala Musti, revealed this to journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting held in Damaturu the...

FRSC Calls For Strengthening Of Inter-agency Synergy

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The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Zonal Commanding Officer of Zone 4 comprising of Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau, Jonas Agwu has advocated the need to strengthen inter agency synergy to achieve its mandate. He was speaking during a familiarisation visit to Nasarawa state command of the federal road safety corps. “We are...

Edo Govt Moves To Reduce Illiteracy Through Technology

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has attributed the poor literacy state in the society to lack of proper foundation at the basic education level. Mr Obaseki made the deduction when he received the district governor of Rotary Club 9141,  Rotarian Ikpenmwosa Ogiemudia,  with other senior Rotarian on a courtesy visit...

Fayose Holds Rally, Attacks APC

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will again be roundly defeated in 2018, even as thousands of his supporters trooped out on Wednesday, to celebrate three years of his electoral victory. Governor Fayose made this known while addressing the crowd after declaring open the...

INEC Hosts ICT Regulatory Council

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The independent national electoral commission, INEC, says it will welcome whatever is required of it within the law, to improve on election processes in Nigeria.   Chairman of the commission, professor Mahmood Yakubu made this known when members of the computer professional registration of Nigeria, led by its registrar Allwell Achumba visited...

Dino Melaye Describes Attempt To Recall Him As “Comedy Of Errors”

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The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has dismissed efforts by his constituents to recall him from the National Assembly.  Senator Melaye who described the move as “a comedy of errors” took to twitter on Wednesday expressing his apparent disgust over the petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). “It cannot succeed. It is...

Obaseki Appoints Ihonvbere, Others As Special Advisers

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has announced the appointment of Professor Julius Ihonvbere as Chairman, Strategic Planning Team to the governor’s office. This was made known in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie. In addition, the governor named Osaro Idah as Special Adviser on Political...

Okowa Asks Youths To Shun Cultism, Drug Abuse

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has called for urgent actions to save Nigerian youths from the adverse effects of cultism and drug abuse. The Governor made the call on Tuesday in Asaba when he received the Chairman, Delta State Chapter of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Kenneth Okorie,...

Osinbajo Meets Governors, Calls For National Unity

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Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has advised state governors to resist the temptation of playing politics with matters of security as the Federal Government pledges greater commitment to work with states to ensure peace and stability. Speaking to governors at the fifth consultative meeting on the expressions of discontent by northern...

Police Sack Four Officers, Reinstates 14

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The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of one Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and three Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) over cases of indiscipline. This was made known in a statement signed on Wednesday by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani. Also according to the statement, one ASP...

Akeredolu Asks Muslims To Pray For Buhari’s Recovery

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The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has called for prayers for the quick recovery of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. Akeredolu made the call, during an Iftar programme (Breaking of fast) with Muslim Communities in the state, held at the International Culture and Event Centre (The Dome) in Akure. He urged the Muslim...

BREAKING: Kogi Indigenes Submit Petition For Melaye’s Recall To INEC

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The Indigenes of Kogi West Senatorial Constituency have submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. Earlier in the month, indigenes of Western Senatorial District Kogi State, started the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye from the National Assembly. The exercise which took...

Nigeria Not Fully Prepared For Emergencies – Health Minister

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The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole says Nigeria is not fully prepared for health emergencies. Professor Adewole said this at the closing ceremony of the Joint External Evaluation of Nigeria’s health regulations in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Addressing an audience at the event, he said: “You look at how prepared you...

Court Of Appeal Dismisses EFCC Motion To Freeze Ekiti Gov. Fayose's Account

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The Court of Appeal, Ado Ekiti, has dismissed a motion filed by the EFCC seeking to stop Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, from operating his Zenith Bank accounts. The court said the motion was lacking in merit and speculative because the anti-graft agency suppressed material facts in the matter....

Osinbajo Urges Northern Traditional Rulers To Counsel Misguided Youths

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The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has called on traditional rulers to advise misguided youths in their domains against divisive actions. Professor Osinbajo made the call on Tuesday when he met with traditional rulers from the Northern states in continuation of his consultations with leaders of the North and South East. The...

Two Killed As Boko Haram Ambush Military/ Police Convoy

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Two people have been confirmed dead and many missing, as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists ambushed and opened fire on a military/police convoy. The incident occurred on Tuesday at Abari/Dalwa village along the Maiduguri/Damboa highway. The large convoy was conveying civilians, soldiers and police on a special duty deployment from...


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