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Lagos land use charge and the beauty of democracy

One of such is accountability. Every democratically elected government is accountable to the people, to whom it owes its existence. This is why it has become traditional for the Lagos state government to periodically render periodic account of its stewardship and interact with the people at Town Hall Meetings and other such forums.

UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed celebrates Nigerian women appointed into global positions

Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, has expressed excitement at the appointment of Nigerian women into global leadership positions.

Lagos slashes land use charge, waives penalty for late payment

Following extensive deliberations with stakeholders on the new rates payable by property owners under the Lagos State Land Use Charge (LUC) law, the government on Thursday announced a major reduction in the rates and waived the penalty for late payment across board.

EU: Sierra Leone elections credible

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) in Sierra Leone said the country’s National Election Commission delivered credible and well-organised electoral process in spite of numerous challenges.

NASEIC: Governor Al-Makura approves funds for council election

Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has approved funds for council election slated for May 26, 2018.

Dickson Akoh: President Buhari misled to reject Peace Corps bill

The Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has said he believes President Muhammadu Buhari “may have been misled” into rejecting the Peace Corps bill.

INEC: We haven’t cleared Governor Bello of double registration allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday explained the reasons for issuing the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, a new Temporary Voter Card (TVC) despite the allegation of double registration earlier levelled against him.

Hassan Sunmonu: President Buhari’s technocrats are turning Nigerians to slaves

As the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, marks its 40th anniversary, the pioneer President of the labour movement, Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, has taken a swipe at the ministers and special advisers of President Muhammadu Buhari, alleged that they were bereft of ideas and innovation.

Federal govt must not pay ransom for abducted Dapchi schoolgirls – CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and faith-based organisations have asked the federal government not pay ransom to the Boko Haram sect for the release of 110 students abducted from Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.

Senator Saraki laments high rate of human trafficking in Nigeria

The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has decried the high rate of human trafficking in the country.

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.

Kano anti-corruption chief advocates establishment of state anti-graft agencies

Muhiyi Magaji, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission, has stressed the need for state governments to establish anti-graft agencies to strengthen the fight against corruption in the country.

Kano SIEC promises to cooperate with INEC on probe of underage voting

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) yesterday promised to cooperate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to probe alleged incidence of underage voting during the recent local government elections in the state.

KANSIEC welcomes proposed INEC probe on alleged underage voting in Kano council poll

INEC’s move, which was announced by its Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, at the election preparation workshop in Lagos, was hinged on video


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Miyetti Allah kicks as police arrest 54 in connection to attack on Taraba communities

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Sunday said the arbitrary arrest and persecution of its members by the police and the Takum Council Chairman, Hon. Shiban Tikari, was inimical to peace.

NYSC refutes death of corps member in Kwara

The National Youth Service Corps has said that no corps member serving in Kwara died in the auto crash in Oke-Ose, Ilorin.

2019: Nigerians urged to get their permanent voter cards

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Nigerian Army donates educational materials to Nasarawa IDPs

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Chief justice sacked over birth date forgery

Nepal has sacked its controversial chief justice Gopal Parajuli following accusation that he faked his date of birth to remain in office, officials said Thursday.

UNILORIN vice-chancellor seeks help for ailing alumnus with kidney problem

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has urged members of the university community and the public at large to support Mr Kunle Balogun.

Lagos CP probes killing of 16 year old boy during protest

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered investigation into the killing of a 16-year-old boy, Emmanuel Chukwu, allegedly shot by the police.

Ethnic violence in DR Congo’s northeast displaces at least 60 000

Officials say violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo between the Hema community and the Lendu ethnic group has now killed at least 150 people and has forced more than 32 000 people to flee to Bunia, where humanitarian assistance is strained and the suffering are eager for improved conditions.

Colombians vote in elections seen as test for peace deal

Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Congress with a resurgent right, bitterly opposed to a peace deal that allows leftist former rebels to participate, expected to poll strongly.