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Group plans one week rally against Governor Okorocha’s government

A group known as the Imo People’s Action for Democracy, IPAD, has announced that it will hold a one week rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital against the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led government

President Buhari, APC should not be talking about 2019 – Ex-NHRC chief Chidi Odinkalu

A former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, ​has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government for talking about re-election in 2019.

Catholic groups oppose NGO bill

A Christian group has criticised the Non-Governmental Organisation Bill seeking to regulate the affairs of NGOs in the country.

South East leaders back honour for Okwaraji

South East leaders have backed the proposed honour for former Super Eagles player, Sam Okwaraji, who died while playing against Angola in Lagos on August 12, 1989.

Shehu Sani vows to fight ‘dangerous’ NGO bill

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he is opposed to the bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGO).

Christian, Muslim clerics fault NGO Bill

Some Christian and Muslim clerics have kicked against the Non-Governmental Organisation Bill seeking to direct the affairs of NGOs in the country.

Igbo leaders call for support to honour late Okwaraji

Some Igbo leaders have called for support to honour late footballer, Sam Okwaraji, who died while performing a national assignment at the National Stadium in Lagos.

Some NGOs fund terrorism – Reps member

Umar Buba Jibril, deputy majority leader of the house of representatives, says the non-governmental organisation (NGO) regulation bill is in the interest of Nigerians.

Nigerians deserve better from Buhari – Odinkalu

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights activist, says Nigerians deserve a better treatment from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kenya Supreme Court ruling strong message to Nigeria – Olanipekun

Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, saturday described the Supreme Court judgement, which annulled the recent presidential election in Kenya as a strong message to Nigeria, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the need to up their democratic game.

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800 rural dwellers to benefit from ENT medical outreach in Kaduna

The National Ear Care Centre on Wednesday said it had targeted 800 rural dwellers during its three days medical outreach camp in Kaduna State, tagged “That all may hear’’.

Oil market to balance within a year – OPEC

Supply and demand in the global oil market are likely to balance out by the end of 2018 thanks to a pick-up in demand, notably from the transport sector, OPEC said on Wednesday.

Court to hear Governor Wike’s suit against Police in February

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has adjourned hearing into a suit filed against the Nigeria Police Force by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

FIFA sanction: NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick apologises to Nigerians

The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has apologised to Nigerians and football lovers for the FIFA sanctions on the country.

Nigerian Air Force ready to partner innovative institutions for capacity development

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is ready to partner with innovative institutions with capacity development to combat insecurity and insurgency in the country.

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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni plans tenure extension

Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni said he supports extending a president’s term to seven years from five but one critic said any such move would help enable one of Africa’s longest serving leaders to rule for life.

World Cup: Nigeria showed quality with win over Argentina – Croatia’s Ivica Olic

Croatia assistant coach Ivica Olic insists his side must be at their best to beat the Super Eagles in their group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Ebonyi PPA wants court to declare lawmaker’s seat vacant

The Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) in Ebonyi State, at the weekend, said it has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abakaliki seeking for declaration of the seat of the representative of Afikpo North in the state Assembly, Maria Ude Nwachi, vacant.

National convention: Governor Wike working towards destroying PDP – Ex-minister Wole Oyelese

Ahead of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a former Minister of Mines and Steal and chieftain of the party, Wole Oyelese, has accused the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of backing Uche Secondus for selfish reasons.

PDP’s second chance for a new life

The party would have been over by now. Peoples Democratic Party stalwart, Raymond Dokpesi, had, in fact, organised a mock funeral.