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Presidency responsible for Dapchi schoolgirls abduction – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold the Presidency responsible for the abduction of schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State earlier in the week, saying the claim by government that Boko Haram insurgents had been degraded is a lie that must not be told again.

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers open qualifiers with win over Uganda

Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball team D’Tigers have commenced their 2019 FIBA World Cup African qualifiers on a good note, beating Uganda 102-86 on Friday in Mali.

Uche Secondus: APC must be held responsible for the killings in Nigeria

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be held responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen across the country.

Pyeongchang Games: Nigerian athletes performance simply amazing – Gbenga Elegbeleye

Nigeria’s Chef de Mission to the 2018 Winter Olympics, Gbenga Elegbeleye, says he was impressed with the performance of Team Nigeria that made its debut in the Pyeongchang Games.

Catholic bishops urge INEC, federal govt to tackle underage registration without bias

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have decried reported registration of under-aged people for electioneering purposes by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and called on the commission to urgently do something about it.

President Buhari protecting corrupt people in his govt – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described the new report by Transparency International (TI) revealing that the perception of corruption in Nigeria worsened between 2016 and 2017, as another vindication of his position that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari was not fighting any corruption.

2019: APC planning to rig general election – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again questioned the competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to credibly deliver on the 2019 general elections as an unbiased and impartial umpire.

Imo govt investigates death of pupil frogmarched by soldiers

The Imo State Government said it had started investigation into the death of Queendaline Ekezie, a 15-year-old pupil of Army Day Secondary School, Obinze, Owerri, who collapsed and died during an intense punishment by soldiers in the school.

President Buhari’s cabinet overdue for rejigging – APC chieftain

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to urgently rejig his cabinet if he was desirous of making the best of the remaining part of his tenure and fulfill his electoral promises to the people of Nigeria.

Mike Igini: SIECs’ council elections ‘rape of democracy’

The Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini, has described elections conducted by State Independent Electoral Commissions as ‘rape of democracy’.

Give me more time to decide on 2019 elections – President Buhari tells APC governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for more time to take a decision on the 2019 election.

Stop lying to Nigerians over insecurity – PDP tells federal govt

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Thursday criticised the Federal Government for “misleading Nigerians” with information suggesting security operatives had rescued some of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Yobe State.

Attahiru Jega: Politicians greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, on Thursday said politicians were the greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

Federal govt launches national standard for drinking water quality

The Federal Government on Thursday launched the Nigerian Standard for Drinking Water Quality to promote the availability of safe drinking water for all Nigerians.

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Central bank ready to support anyone willing to invest in agriculture – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, expressed readiness to support anyone willing to invest in agriculture across the country.

Presidential committee’s interventions smooth with military success in North-East – official

Tijjani Tumsah, the Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), says the intervention of medical outreach in the North-East is smooth following successes recorded by the military in the region.

UNESCO restates commitment to safeguard Lake Chad

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Friday restated its commitment to safeguarding Lake Chad and promoting the interests of people who depend on the lake for their livelihood.

Fresh Boko Haram abductions threaten gains for girls’ education in Nigeria

The kidnapping of dozens more schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria by Boko Haram militants could undermine efforts to keep girls in schools and threaten progress on women’s education in the region, experts said on Friday.

Presidency responsible for Dapchi schoolgirls abduction – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold the Presidency responsible for the abduction of schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State earlier in the week, saying the claim by government that Boko Haram insurgents had been degraded is a lie that must not be told again.

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Shehu Sani: Constituency projects have no place in democratic development

Constituency projects have no place in Nigeria’s democratic or constitutional development, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said.

Minister tasks wood dealers on environmental protection

The Minister of Environment, Malam Ibrahim Jibril, on Friday called on wood and allied dealers to protect the wild flora and fauna in the country, for a sustainable environment.

APC faults PDP claims on defection of 500 members in Bayelsa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has faulted as “staged managed” the reported defection of over 500 members of the opposition party into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that those who purportedly defection are not card carrying members of the APC.

Emmanuella: Lawyer wants proper legal framework for child actors

A University of Westminster trained Entertainment Lawyer, Rockson Igelige, says there is need to put in place a proper legal framework for Child Actors in Nigeria.

Landlord set own house ablaze over tenants’ refusal to pay

Angered by the non-payment of rented apartment by a tenant, a man that inherited his late father’s house, Idemudia Obamwonyi, has allegedly set the building ablaze.