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CSOs, other stakeholders oppose NGO Bill amid protests

Almost all representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) Wednesday vehemently denounced the proposed establishment of a regulatory commission for supervision, co-ordination and supervision of the groups’ activities in the country.

Anambra guber poll ‘one of the worst’ since 1999 – PLAC

The Saturday Anambra election has been adjudged “one of the worst” governorship election conducted in the country since the return of democracy in 1999.

MainaGate casts doubt on Nigeria’s anti-graft crusade

Muhammadu Buhari was elected as Nigeria’s president on a promise to root out rampant corruption in government that has seen billions of dollars of public money stolen over decades.

INEC clears 35 candidates for Anambra guber election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Anambra State has cleared 35 candidates to participate in the November 18 governorship election in the state.

INEC to engage 20,000 personnel for Anambra guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will engage no fewer than 20,000 personnel for the conduct of November18 governorship election in Anambra.

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ADO De Haag confirm negotiations with Benfica over Tyronne Ebuehi

Dutch club ADO Den Haag have confirmed they are in talks with Portuguese giants Benfica over the possible transfer of Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi.

Appeal Court dismisses Senator Annie Okonkwo’s suit to stop Anambra re-run

The Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Tuesday struck out two motions filed by Senator Clement ‘Annie’ Okonkwo, seeking to stop the January 13 Anambra Central Senatorial District election.

Anthony Joshua laughs off Joseph Parker’s drug taunts

Britain's Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand's Joseph Parker he is the "king of steroids" ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout.

Alcohol consumption in Russia decreases by 80 percent – minister

Alcohol consumption in Russia decreased by 80 per cent over the past five to seven years, while smoking became less popular among adults by 22 per cent, Healthcare Minister, Veronika Skvortsova, said Tuesday.

NSCDC cuts off fuel supply to Boko Haram

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has cut off fuel supply to the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

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APGA’s Victor Umeh wins Anambra Central senatorial rerun

A former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, has won the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic plays down pay fight talk

Novak Djokovic hosed down suggestions Tuesday he is pushing to create an independent players union to fight for even more prize money, and denied reports it could lead to tournament boycotts.

Edo govt sets women empowerment agenda for female aides

The Edo State Government has charged Special Assistants on Gender in the state to strengthen structures in their communities that will facilitate change in the socio-economic conditions of women across the state.

Most Americans ‘don’t want’ Oprah Winfrey to run for president

Americans may love Oprah Winfrey, but most don't want the chat show queen to run for president, although if she did she would beat Donald Trump, a poll revealed Friday.

Fire razes 36 houses, 46 silos, kills 40 goats, sheep in Jigawa

An early morning fire on Monday destroyed 36 houses, 46 silos and killed 40 goats and sheep in Abanderi village of Dutse Local Government Area, Jigawa, the police confirmed.