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INEC raises committee to probe underage voting in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday constituted a panel to probe the recent cases of possible underage voting in Kano State.

Economist raises the alarm over looming fiscal challenge

An economist, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, has raised the alarm over what he described as a looming fiscal challenge, saying the country’s current debt profile, particularly the foreign component, portends a looming fiscal challenge to the economy.

2019: Northern elders move against ex-President Obasanjo

Prominent northern stakeholders Saturday floated a new group- Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF) – aimed at enabling the region to take its destiny in its hand ahead of next year’s elections, especially the presidential poll.

Only prayers, not change in govt can solve Nigeria’s problems – Cleric

A cleric, Evangelist Felix Adunpe, says periodic change in government cannot bring the desired progress and development of moving Nigeria forward socially, economically and politically.

2019: Senate, House of Reps adopt reordered sequence of election

The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making presidential election last.

EU to support Nigeria’s electoral process with €26.5 million

The European Union, EU, has re-affirmed its commitment to support Nigeria’s electoral process with a 26.5 million Euros grant.

Nigerian Air Force holds first quarter route march

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) held its First Quarter Route March for personnel serving in Abuja on Saturday.

Benue crisis calls for reflection not blame game – NNPP

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) on Monday urged security agents to take pro-active measures to stop farmers/herders clashes to save lives.

Politicians hail INEC over timely release of 2019 elections timetable

Some political party leaders on Thursday praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the timely release of the 2019 General Elections timetable.

Justice Walter Onnoghen urges judges to remain firm as public perception of judiciary improves

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has urged judges to be strong, courageous, fair but firm to sustain the ongoing improvement of public perception in the judiciary.

Justice Ademola’s resignation, an afterthought – NJC

The National Judicial Council said on Thursday that it had recommended Justices Adeniyi Ademola and Segun Tokode, both of the Federal High Court for compulsory retirement over acts of misconduct.

2019: INEC solicits religious leaders support

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on religious leaders in Zamfara to mobilise support for the commission’s activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.

INEC chief Mahmood Yakubu urges National Assembly to expedite passage of electoral laws

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has called on the National Assembly to guiding the conduct of elections in the country.

JIBWIS chair urges pilgrims to pray for Buhari, Nigeria

The National Chairman of Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa’ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, has urged Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia not to relent in their prayers for peace and stability in Nigeria and for President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Hadiza Usman: Intels decides what to pay to federal govt from revenue

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, says Integrated Logistics Services Limited (Intels) decides what percentage of revenue generated at the ports to remit to the federal government.

Military plans to provide cover for Fulani herders take over farmers’ lands – Tiv...

The Tiv Socio cultural group, Mzough U Tiv, has expressed displeasure over what it tagged, ‘emerging trends of the military exercise tagged Exercise Ayem Akpatuma’ which was flagged off, in Benue State, on Tuesday.

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility.

Sade Adu sings in ‘A wrinkle in time’ after 8 years hiatus

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Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor

Anti-corruption authorities in Latvia have arrested the governor of the country’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, the government said Sunday, while assuring there is “no sign of danger” to the financial system.

Oyo council poll: APC postpones Monday’s primaries

Primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) preparatory to the local government elections in Oyo state, earlier scheduled to hold tomorrow (Monday) will no longer hold.

2019: Delta APC denies zoning governorship ticket

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has said that the governorship ticket for the 2019 election has not been zoned to any senatorial district in the state.

Joe Cole: I should have come to the United States instead of Liverpool

Joe Cole thinks he made a mistake not coming to the United States sooner, believing he should have made the move after he joined Liverpool from Chelsea.

Scores injured in Kwara communal crisis

Clashes erupted again over land between Offa and Ijagbo communities in Kwara State early Wednesday, forcing people residing in border areas of the communities to flee.