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Prosecute Perpetrators Of Vote Buying In Ekiti Election Or Face Legal Action, SERAP Warns INEC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) urging him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, and to collaborate with the ...

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Northern Stakeholders Task Buhari, NASS On PIGB, Host Community Bill

Stakeholders mainly from the northern part of the country have called on President Muhammdu Buhari to sign the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB) into law. The stakeholders have also urged the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Host and Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHICDB) as well as the two other components of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) before the ...

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Ortom Has Not Quit APC, Says Oshiomhole

Chairman of the  All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has described the alleged exit of the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, from the party as a rumour. Reacting to what the party called speculation, on Monday in Abuja, Oshiomhole said the party had a cordial relationship with  Ortom. He spoke to newsmen after a closed door meeting with members of ...

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44 Die, 500 Houses Destroyed In Katsina Flood…Buhari Mourns

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, expressed his sadness and concern about the devastation caused by floods in his home state, Katsina, and other parts of the country. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President pledged the Federal Government’s support for the victims of the disaster. Buhari said he had been saddened ...

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Gov Ortom Dumps APC

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he has ceased to be a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following what he called “a red card” given to him. Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Jerome Shimbe who replaced Mr Titus ...

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Flood: Lagos Allays Fears, Says Maintenance Of Drainage Channels On Course

In the wake of torrential rainfall experienced in some neighbouring States, the Lagos State Government on Monday allayed fears of residents, assuring that the on-going flood abatement and ocean shore protection measures will keep them out of harm’s way during the rainy season. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, in a statement, said the Government had already commenced ...

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Employment: 5,000 Undergraduates Begin Training In Lagos

At least 5,000 final year students from eight tertiary institutions in Lagos have commenced training in three different centres for the third edition of the Ready.Set.Work, an Entrepreneurship and Employability Training programme of the State’s Ministry of Education.  The training programme commenced at the weekend at the three designated centres including LASU, Ojo Campus; LASPOTECH, Ikorodu Campus and UNILAG, Akoka, with ...

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I Won’t Just Be President But A Warrior In Fight Against Poverty, Injustices – Dankwambo

A frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, said at the weekend that, if elected president in 2019, he would declare war on poverty and injustices in the country. The Gombe State governor also said with the consultations going on on his behalf by prominent Nigerians all over the country, he would ...

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Army Confirms Boko Haram Clashes

…says troops not missing The Nigerian Army said 23 of its soldiers and eight trucks are not missing, contrary to reports. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said the report was exaggerated, “untrue and misleading” and that the “Nigerian Army is on top of the situation.” “The Nigerian Army wishes to state categorically that the report is not only ...

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Fayemi’s Victory Is Daylight Robbery, Says PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has   rejected   Saturday’s governorship election results in Ekiti State. It described the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission as a daylight robbery. But  the Presidency, in its reaction berated the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, describing him as “a high-powered nothing.” Fayose had, during the electioneering, supported his deputy, Prof. ...

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