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BREAKING: INEC Extends Voter Registration By Two Weeks

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise by two weeks. According to information obtained by SaharaReporters on Tuesday, the registration will be concluded at the end of August. The extension is coming a few days after TakeItBack Movement, OurMumuDonDo Movement, as well as the Presidential […]

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SEN AKPABIO RESIGNS AS MINORITY LEADER

Senator Godswill Akpabio has tendered his resignation as Minority Leader of the S The letter dated August 4 and addressed to the Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha and the Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers did not state any reason for the resignation. Akpabio however thanked the senate Minority leadership and referred to the PDP as […]

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DSS OPERATIVES BLOCK ENTRANCE TO NASS

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have blocked all the entrances into the national assembly. The operatives are turning away cars of lawmakers. TheCable reported that senate leader, Ahmed Lawal met with Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, at about 1am on Tuesday. Earlier on Monday, he met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo […]

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LASSA FEVER KILLS ONE IN ENUGU

One person has been confirmed dead from Lassa fever in a health facility within Enugu metropolis. The Permanent Secretary, the state Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi, made the confirmation to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu. He said that the health providers at the health facility tried to manage the patient but lost him. […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO INCREASE CORP MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCE

The Federal Government has begun an upward review of the 19, 800 naira monthly allowance paid to members of the National Youth Service Corps. Director General of the scheme, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure noted that the NYSC, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, received a letter from the Presidency, which confirmed that the […]

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GOVERNOR AJIMOBI MOVES TO RESOLVE PARTY CRISIS IN HIGH-PROFILE STAKEHOLDER MEETING

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has met with former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, current deputy governor, Moses Alake, and chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Akin Oke, to discuss ways to resolve the crisis birthed by the struggle for control of the party, following the various congresses held in […]

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APC PARTY LEADER THREATENS MINISTER SUSPENSION

The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has approved the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu and three others from the party for rubbing shoulders with the opposition. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan said the party took the disciplinary action as it was detrimental to the interest of the PDP.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TASKS CAPITAL MARKET ON SYNERGY

The Federal Government has called for synergy among operators in the capital market to enhance the growth of the nation’s economy. This charge was given by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, through the Director-General, Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha yesterday in Abuja. Professor Osinbajo explained that government policies such as Economic Recovery and Growth Plan […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNVEILS NEW NATIONAL CARRIER, NIGERIA AIR

The Federal Government has unveiled the branding and livery for the new national carrier, Nigeria Air, slated for inauguration at the end of this year. Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, unveiled the carrier at a press conference during the Farnborough Air Show in London. The aviation ministry said the branding and naming […]

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LAWMAKERS PROBE ALLEGED OIL LEASE RENEWAL FRAUD

Nigerian lawmakers have resolved to investigate Nigeria’s imminent loss of 10 billion dollars to illegal discounts and rebates granted by Federal Government officials in the process of oil and gas lease renewal. The lawmakers yesterday called out the Presidency; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu; and the Department of Petroleum Resources for […]

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