Monthly Archives: July 2018

Don’t Contest In 2019, Anambra Youths Tell Ngige

Anambra Youths under the umbrella of Youths for Credible Democrats of Nigeria (YOCDON), has asked Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige to forget re-contesting in 2019. A Communiqué issued at the end of their quarterly meeting in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area (LGA), and signed by its President Mr Godwin Okeke, the youths noted that the ...

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How Citizens Can Use FOI Act To Curb Corruption In Health, Education, Water Sectors—SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has launched its latest report on “how citizens can use the Freedom of Information Act to curb corruption and improve access to public services, particularly education, healthcare and water in Nigeria.” The report raises “concerns that 57 million Nigerians still lack access to clean water and a significant amount of the country’s disease burden ...

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Gov Ortom Formally Dumps APC

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Wednesday in Markurdi formally defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ortom made the announcement during a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors at the Government House Makurdi. Angry youths had earlier blocked him from traveling to Abuja to ...

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Beware Of Fake News, FG Tells Online Publishers

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has appealed to online publishers not to lend their platforms to the spread of fake news. He warned that they would lose credibility if their publications were identified with fake news. Speaking during an interaction with online publishers and social media influencers in Lagos on Tuesday, the minister said it was in furtherance of the National ...

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Community Policing, Strong Intelligence Way To Solve Nigeria’s Security Challenges – Ambode

…says Nigeria stands to benefit from Lagos model of fighting crime Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said the fight against crime and all forms of criminality in Nigeria could only be better enhanced if concerted efforts were geared toward embracing community policing to complement the police and other law enforcement agencies. The Governor also said in view ...

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APC Retains Senate Majority Seats – Majority Leader

…APC-53, PDP-49, ADC-3, APGA-2, Vacant-2 The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, has disclosed that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) retains majority seats in the Senate, despite the defection of some Party members during Tuesday’s plenary. Senator Lawan made the disclosure to journalists after a close-door meeting with the APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by the National Chairman, ...

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Defections: APC Reacts, Urges Members To Remain Calm

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has noted the development in the National Assembly with the defection of some of its members from the Party. In a statement, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said, “In the last couple of weeks our Party leaders have worked to stave off this situation as responsible Party leaders would do. It ...

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I’m Happy ‘Mercenaries’ Dumped APC –Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday met with President Muhamamdu Buhari a few hours after some members of the party in the National Assembly dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Punch reported that Oshiomhole told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting with the President that he was happy with ...

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Secondus, Atiku Condemn Siege To Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Homes

The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has condemned Tuesday morning security siege to the Abuja residences of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. Secondus in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja described the development as “attack on democracy, using state security apparatus’’. He said that Directorate of State Services (DSS), Army and ...

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House In Rowdy Session As 37 Members Dump APC

Thirty seven members of the House of Representatives formerly in the fold of the All Progressive Congress (APC), have dumped the party and moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC). The Representatives in a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, officially announced their defection during plenary on Tuesday. Top on ...

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