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Red Card For Saraki, Dogara: Leave APC Or Be Expelled

A founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s deputy publicity secretary have offered a friendly advice to both Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara: to quit APC  without delay or  be expelled. Abu Ibrahim who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs and an ally of President Muhammadu Buhari and APC Deputy ...

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Defections: Buhari Meets APC Senators

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to meet this evening with senators elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting comes on the heels of defections which hit the APC caucus in the two chambers of the National Assembly. The meeting is scheduled for the First Lady Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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FG Must Revive Ports In Other States, Oil Pipelines To Save Lagos From Gridlock – Ambode

…approves employment of 1000 teachers Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday tasked the Federal Government to do everything within its powers to revive existing Ports in other States of the federation so as to bring about permanent solution to the perennial traffic congestion in Apapa axis of the State. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the Third Quarter Town ...

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International Airport Ready End Of August, Bayelsa Govt Insists

The Bayelsa State Government insisted yesterday that its multi-billion naira international cargo airport will be ready by the end of August this year, but noted that the date of its inauguration will be determined by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is expected to officially declare the facility open. Commissioner of Works in the state, Mr Lawrence Erujakpor, told journalists during an ...

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APC To Gov Ortom: Your Defection To PDP Somewhat Surprising

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the defection of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ioraer Ortom, from the Party, describing it as “somewhat surprising.” In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, “The Party recalls efforts made by the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to address some of the grievances raised by the Benue ...

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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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