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INEC: Lack of internal democracy a major set back

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as a major set back the lack of internal democracy among the political parties.

NBA, CSOs make case for transitional justice

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Federal Government to introduce transitional justice into Nigeria’s legal framework to address issues of human rights abuses.

Don’t change 2019 time-table – CDD tells NASS

The national assembly should not change the order of the 2019 elections, Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says.

Why democracy is not delivering freedom to Africans – Ex-INEC chief Attahiru Jega

“Institutions designed to deliver their aims are doing everything but delivering their aims. Democracy is about good governance and good governance is about service delivery’, he said.

Boko Haram engaging in forced marriage, extortion – Group

A civil society group, Centre for Democracy and Development, has said that Boko Haram uses blackmail to extort money from abducted victims’ families in its desperate attempt to raise funds for its activities.

‎Anambra guber: 20 parties score less than 100 votes each

More than half of the 37 parties that took part in Saturday’s governorship election scored less than 100 votes, an analysis of the results show.

US, UK biggest recipients of looted funds from Nigeria – Matthew Page

Matthew Page, former United States intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria, has said that the U.S. and the United Kingdom are the biggest recipients of funds looted from Nigeria.

US faults military option in resolving Nigeria’s conflicts

The country is warming up to charged elections in two years and the U.S. assistant secretary believes the “2019 election will be critical to Nigeria’s continued prosperity and stability.

LASU holds post-humous lecture for Momoh

The Ojo campus of Lagos State University (LASU) is to hold a post-humous lecture for Prof. Abubakar Momoh, a former Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of the university on Monday.


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President Buhari mourns late Senator Wakili, says his virtues worthy of emulation

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the death of Sen. Ali Wakil from Bauchi State as “an incalculable’ loss to Nigeria’s democracy.

Governor Obiano sworn in for second term

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, and his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, have been sworn in for a second term in office.

Expert urges Nigerians to adopt sleep hygiene

Dr Itopa Garuba, a behavioural Scientist at the General Hospital Minna, has called on Nigerians to adopt sleep hygiene for the body’s general well being. ‎

Governor Ambode: Location of Olusosun dumpsite unhealthy

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday justified the decision of the State Government to shut down the Olusosun dumpsite in Ojota, saying the location of the facility was no longer healthy both for trading activities and residents living in the neighborhood.

Dapchi abduction: House of Representatives investigation to focus on security agencies’ action, inaction

The House of Representatives has said that it would not shy away from apportioning blames to agencies that shirked its responsibilities in the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on 19 February, 2018.

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Israel makes arrests after deadly West Bank car ramming

Israeli forces have arrested a brother and an uncle of a Palestinian accused of killing two soldiers in a West Bank car ramming late on Friday, the army said.

Ishaq Oloyede: Prophetess directs son to sit for UTME for brother

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Thursday blasted parents encouraging their children to cheat in examinations, saying such parents should seek God’s forgiveness.

Anti-Buhari’s elements in APC, working against Asiwaju Tinubu committee’s success

A former Security Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh has alleged that some State Governors and politicians within the All Progressive Congress (APC) of working against the success of the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu committee on peaceful reconciliation and presentation of a formidable from for the re-election of President Muhammad Buhari in 2019.

Osinbajo, wife, Aisha Buhari, governors, ministers attend wedding reception of Ajimobi’s son to Ganduje’s...

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, were among the dignitaries that attended the wedding reception of Idris and Fatima Ajimobi.

FRSC confirms death of NYSC member in trailer-motorcycle crash

The Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of a Youth Corps member, Oyeleke Ajani, as one of the two people killed on Thursday in an accident involving a Trailer and motorcycle in Kaduna.