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Akwa Ibom government evacuates street children

The Akwa Ibom State government has evacuated children engaged in hawking during school hours off the streets of Uyo. They are to be sent back to school immediately.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps divided over Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s freedom

Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday disagreed over a motion urging Kaduna State Government to obey a court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Full list of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees

Full list of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

President Buhari nominates Senator Akpabio, Festus Keyamo, Tunde Fashola, 40 others as ministers

This was made known by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who read out the president’s letter at plenary on Tuesday.
Godswill Akpabio

Akwa Ibom North: PDP witness makes shocking revelation on senatorial election

Dr. Alloysius William, one of the witnesses called by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before the National Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in Uyo, stunned the court with some revelations at the weekend.

Serap drags senior Nigerian officials to ICC ‘for leaving 13.2 million children out of...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her “good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr. Glory Edet, said the stipend will be N10,000 for each person

Monthly stipend for 41,000 households in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom state government says it will be giving monthly financial support to 41,000 households in the state.

Unknown gunmen kill two soldiers, abduct expatriate at project site

Unidentified gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate at the road construction site in Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

Farmers-herders conflicts: Miyetti Allah seeks CAN collaboration

Leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have called for the collaboration of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in uniting the different religious groups in the country for peaceful resolution of the farmers-herders’ conflicts.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari plays video to counter Atiku Abubakar, PDP evidence on INEC server

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday played a video clip at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal showing the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, expressing reservations on the possibility of deploying electronic transmission of results for the 2019 general elections.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Average price of cooking gas decreases in June

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average price for refilling of a five-kilogramme (kg) cylinder of cooking gas decreased to N1,995.38 in June from N2,028.04 in May.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom governor urges NPopC to conduct census devoid of politics

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has called on the National Population Commission (NPopC) to separate census exercise from politics so as to gain acceptance from Nigerians.

Nigerian Navy seazes 483 bags of rice in Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base located at Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, says it arrested eleven suspects conveying 483 bags of smuggled rice in two wooden boats.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC calls for resignation of election tribunal chairman

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has called for the resignation of the chairman of the election petition tribunal for the national and state assembly election in the state.
APC Nigeria Supporters

APC calls for resignation of election Akwa Ibom tribunal chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has called for the resignation of Hon. Justice Jennifer Mbalamen Ijohor, who is the chairman Panel of 2 in charge of National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in the state.

Council autonomy: Akwa Ibom council boss faults NFIU guidelines

Chairman of Itu Local Government Area, Etetim Onuk, has described the much talked about Local Government guidelines issued by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) as the proverbial case of giving something with the right hand and collecting it with the other hand.
Waziri Adio NEITI

NEITI: 36 States received N3.95 trillion in 2018

The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Wednesday disclosed that the 36 states of the federation received N3.95trillion as total revenues in 2018 but none of the states could fund their 2018 budget from their total revenue for the year.

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Timi Frank asks Senate to reject 70% of President Buhari’s ministerial nominees

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has described the ministerial list sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate as a big disappointment to Nigeria and its citizens.
Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: NFF must arrange refresher courses for Nigeria coaches

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has insisted that the only way he could embark on the refresher course with Bayern Munich is if the Nigeria Football Federation outlines the refresher programmes for local coaches.

Man ‘connives’ with mum, two others to kill UK-based lover

Emmanuel Anikwe, the 27-year-old lover of Alexia Thomas, a 47-year-old United Kingdom-based professor, was yesterday, brought before an Ogba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ikeja, for allegedly poisoning the professor.