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Biseni Rainstorm: Lawmaker, Community To Raise Evaluators Of Property

A team of property evaluators are to be engaged immediately to assess and analyse the impact of recent rainstorm that destroyed many houses in Biseni community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. A member of the National Assembly representing Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma federal constituency, Mr. Douye Diri, made this known when he visited the community to assess the level of ...

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I Didn’t Collect Bribe As Commissioner In Anambra — Egbebike

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Dr. Michael Egbebike, one-time commissioner for environment during ex-governor Peter Obi’s era, has said that he rejected every attempt to lure him into collecting bribe for one reason or the other while serving the state. He said he rejected all financial inducements intended to make him subvert as well as subdue due process for illegality and other ...

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Senate Confirms N13.5m Monthly Allowance To Senators

The Nigerian Senate has said that Senator Shehu Sani was in order when he revealed the N45m quarterly allowance that  each Senator takes home. And it quickly added that the information about the emoluments of senators was never a secret. Senate Spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, said the figure Sani gave out about running cost of the offices of Senators was ...

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SERAP To AU: Suspend Cameroon Over Alleged Torture Of 47 Political Activists, Others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the African Union Chairperson and President of Rwanda Paul Kagame urging him to “urgently call an Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) to suspend the rights of membership of Cameroon from the AU to put pressure on the government to end alleged torture and ...

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Senator Uba Denies Arrest Warrant On Him

The Senator representing Anambra South, Senator Andy Uba, has debunked story making the rounds that a Federal High Court in FCT Abuja issued an order of arrest against him. According to a statement obtained from his media team, the news is described as a mischievous and malicious propaganda sponsored by Uba’s former counsel Victor Uwajeh. “Uwajeh has the selfish aim of tarnishing ...

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Body Of Akwe-Doma Arrives Abuja

The body of late Aliyu Akwe-Doma, former Governor of Nasarawa State, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Saturday night. The remains were transported in a Turkey Airline. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the body was received by a delegation of the state government comprising commissioners, special advisers and interim management committee chairmen. Others include ...

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Group Condemns IGP’s Directive To Retrieve Arms From Vigilance Groups

…says Nigeria Police has failed despite squandering N1.2 trillion since 2015 A human rights group, Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has condemned the recent directive issued by Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, to 36 State and FCT Police Commands to immediately retrieve and recover arms legitimately borne by various State, rural ...

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Niger Delta New Vision: Lectures Commence In Maritime University Next Month

*Shipments for 2 modular refineries arriving, ready for installation in Delta, Rivers states *NDDC completes 372 projects in 2017, sets up Job Placement Centres to engage 200,000 youths in Niger Delta In furtherance of the Buhari administration’s commitment to develop the Niger Delta in line with its new vision for the region, the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, is ...

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‘Africa Not Getting Fair Deal From The Commonwealth’

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have said that Africa is not getting a fair deal from the Commonwealth of Nations. They spoke in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Saturday, during the 74th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) Executive Committee meeting. Present at the meeting were Governor Seriake Dickson; his ...

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Elections Sequence: Pro-Buhari, Pro-Saraki Senators Spoil For War

More facts have emerged on the alleged gang-up against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; and other principal officers of the legislative chamber. Saturday PUNCH has reliably gathered that there is indeed a group of senators in the All Progressives Congress caucus who are loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari and are bent on defending him on ...

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