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PDP Speakers Forum mulls true federalism

Speakers of state assemblies under the aegis of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Speakers’ Forum have lent their voices to the call for the country to practice true federalism.

Ekiti guber: I succumbed to God’s pressure to pick my deputy – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said if he were to use human wisdom to choose who to support as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in next year’s governorship election in the state, he would have rooted for one of his former Commissioners, Mr Kayode Osho.

President Buhari condoles NITDA boss Ali Pantami over mother’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commiserated with the family of the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Ali Pantami, over the death of his mother, Hajiya Amina Ahmed.

Police smash interstate car theft syndicate in Yobe

The Police Command in Yobe State has smashed a car theft syndicate operating around Borno, Yobe, Bauchi and Gombe States.

NYSC embarks on free medical, veterinary services in Gombe

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has embarked on a four-day free medical mission for animal and man in Gombe State under its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers.

Governor Ajimobi reports Olubadan, Senator Ladoja to President Buhari over chieftaincy crisis

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Tuesday reported the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, to President Muhammadu Buhari.

SERAP sues fed govt over Bukola Saraki, Babtunde Fashola, others’ N40bn pay, pensions

SERAP has sued the Federal Government over its “failure to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and failure to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

Adamawa has 6,231 unqualified teachers – SUBEB

The Executive Chairman of Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB), Mr Mohammed Toungo, said that the state has 6,231 unqualified teachers.

Disconnect customers who reject prepaid meters – NERC tells DISCOs

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has given electricity distribution companies the permission to disconnect customers who refused to be metered, according to the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC).

Rep Olowookere Ajisafe defends governors’ diversion of bailout funds

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Olowookere Ajisafe on Wednesday in Abuja held brief for state governors who used part of their bailout funds for other projects outside payment of outstanding salaries and pensions.

Emerging low voter turnout at polls worries INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed concern over decreasing rate of voter turnout in recent elections in the country.

Shooting Stars fire 20 players, coach Fatai Amoo’s fate undecided

Shooting Stars have begun the process of trimming down their squad ahead of life in the second tier of Nigerian football.

All Nigerian hajj pilgrims airlifted back home

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on Monday concluded the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims back to the country.

Fed govt plans 10 new rail lines nation-wide

The Federal Government is currently carrying out feasibility studies on the construction of 10 new standard gauge rail lines across the country.

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