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246 ex-Councillors dump PDP for APC in Katsina

More than two hundred and forty six formerly elected councillors under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina, have defected to the All Progressive Congress.

160 House of Reps members are rejecting official cars

Some members of the House of Representatives, numbering about 160 have rejected its leadership’s offer to provide them with official cars.

Enugu expects over 5,000 personnel for November 4 local polls – CP

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmalam, has said that over 5,000 security personnel will be deployed for the Enugu State Local Government polls on Nov. 4. He said that the personnel would be drawn from the various security agencies working in the state.

Ekiti guber: Fayose, others announce preferred candidate

Less than twelve months to the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State have adopted the Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola, from Ekiti South Senatorial District, as the preferred candidate of the party.

Sokoto releases 680m for local govt pensions, severance gratuities

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the release of about six hundred and eighty million (N680m) for the settlement of accumulated pensions for teachers, local government staff and severance gratuity for former Councillors in Sokoto State.

Sacked Plateau councillors give Lalong 30 days ultimatum to pay N1.57bn entitlements

Sacked councillors in Plateau have given Gov. Simon Lalong 30 days ultimatum to pay their N1.57 billion accrued salaries and allowances or face another court action.

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Governor Ajimobi, CAN preaches peace at Oyo Christmas Carol

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and Rev. Supo Ayokunle, the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have called on Nigerians to embrace peaceful co-existence and attitudinal change for the development of the country.

Malawi declares state of disaster in ‘armyworm’ affected districts

President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has declared a state of disaster in all districts affected by fall army worms.

Police informant killed by unknown gunmen in Nasarawa

An official of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Nasarawa State Chapter, Yakubu Mama, has been killed by some unknown gunmen.

I will contest Anambra governorship again – Osita Chidoka

The candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the November 18, 2017 Anambra State governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, on Sunday, said he would contest the position again.

Igbos should forget presidency in 2019 – Ex-Ohanaeze chief Dozie Ikedife

A Former President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife, yesterday advised Igbo politicians planning to contest for the presidency in 2019 to perish the thought.

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NYSC begs Governor Aregbesola to support corps members with extra pay

The National Youth Service Corps has appealed to the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to start paying allowances to corps members deployed to the state in order to ease their transport problems.

US orders new probe on alleged massacre in Somalia

The head of the US Africa Command on Thursday ordered a new investigation of claims that US troops massacred 10 civilians in an August raid on a farm in central Somalia.

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided.

Why President Buhari cannot implement recommendations of National Conference – Northern Senators

The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Abdullahi Adamu, has argued that it is unfair to expect President Muhammadu Buhari to implement the recommendations of the national reform conference convened by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.

I did not call Crystal Palace’s Wilfired Zaha a diver – Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe insists he did not call Wilfried Zaha a diver after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace but says Bournemouth are awaiting clarification from the FA on two controversial penalties.