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Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Fraud: EFCC witnesses say money not transferred to Shehu Sani

Two bank officials brought to testify in the ongoing trail of a former senator, Shehu Sani, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, have said they do not have any record that money was paid to Mr Sani.

Senator Shehu Sani: My travail is politically motivated

Civil Rights activist and former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has declared that his current travail in the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was politically motivated and out of malice, saying he has not in any way begged the anti graft agency not to make public alleged audio recording between him and his accuser, Alhaji Sani Dauda.

Shehu Sani: Why Transparency, speedy judgement is necessary – CSOs

A group under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for the Defence of Human Rights, Justice and Equity, has made its stance known on the transparent and speedy dispensation of judgment over the ongoing case involving Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), Nasiba Sani Dauda, Abubakar Musa Abubakar and others at different courts.
Senate President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Gambo Mohammed (3rd, L), and other members of NANS executives after a news conference to defend their former leader Comrade Abubakar Musa, alleging attempt to compromise corruption cases pending before various courts in Kaduna and Abuja by Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), in Abuja on Monday (13/1/19).

Shehu Sani: NANS wants EFCC to arrest Sani Dauda over alleged bribe giving

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has joined the call for the arrest of Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD) over the case of alleged extortion and bribery also involving Sen. Shehu Sani.

Senator Shehu Sani: $24,000 extortion claim sponsored to tarnish my reputation

A former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, says the claim by the EFCC that he was involved in a $24,000 extortion was sponsored to ”tarnish his reputation and mute him.”
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14 political parties to participate in Adamawa local council election

No fewer than 14 political parties will participate in the Adamawa Local Government Council elections scheduled for Dec. 7, an official has said.
After much consultation, human rights crusader, Barr. Natasha Akpoti, has declared to run for Kogi State governorship election slated for November 16. Natasha was candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last Kogi Central Senatorial election.

Kogi guber: INEC clears Yahaya Bello, Musa Wada, Natasha Akpoti, 48 others — full...

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 51 candidates and their deputies to contest the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Autism: Zeebah Foundation set for official launch

The Zeebah Foundation, a not-for profit organization established to help provide services for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), will hold its official Launch & Fund Raising on Thursday in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Gombe election: Tribunal orders INEC to allow PDC, others to inspect electoral materials

The Gombe State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has ordered INEC to allow candidates of the Peoples for Democratic Change, All Grassroots Alliance and Alliance of Social Democratic to inspect electoral materials used in the March 9 election.
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Autism awareness: GTBank deploys film to the rescue

As part of its effort in addressing the neglect and stigmatization of children living with Autism face, daily, GTBank has created a short film “A MOTHER KNOWS” to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Nigeria.

Two political parties deny endorsing Governor Ugwuanyi

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections, two political parties, Alliance National Party (ANP) and Alliance for Social Democrats (ASD), have denied endorsing Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, in Enugu State.
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Election: Plans thickens to unseat Senator Goje as six parties support PDP candidate

The Media and Publicity Committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organization in Gombe state, Alhaji Dahiru Hassann Kera, says the party is not disturbed by the postponement of the Presidential and NASS election by one week.

INEC publishes final list of 73 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of Nigeria’s presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the February, 2019 presidential elections in the country.

2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.

INEC extends voters registration, registers 23 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced the extension on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to August 31 from August 17 it had earlier announced.
Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos

GTBank rallies support for children with Autism

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Olupo stool: Minister canvasses rancour-free selection of candidates

Information and Culture Minister, Alh Lai Mohammed, has advised the kingmakers and those entitled to the vacant stool of Ajase-Ipo in Kwara State to ensure a rancour-free selection process.
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Kwara vaccinates children, women against tetanus

Kwara State government began a second round of maternal neonatal tetanus elimination programme across the 10 identified high risk local government areas of the state.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa government threatens shutdown of Lafia market over filthy environment

The Nasarawa State Government has given the management of Lafia modern market seven days ultimatum to clear the filth in market or face shutdown.
Dr Kabiru Ibrahim-Getso, the Commissioner for Environment, stated this while inspecting the monthly environmental sanitation exercise on Saturday in Kano.

Kano government to enact forestry law to tackle deforestation

The Kano State Government said it has initiated a process to enact forestry law to check indiscriminate felling of trees and protect the environment.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi Arabia has ‘completely’ rejected the U.S. intelligence report released on Friday implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Voters queue at a polling station during the second round of the country's presidential election, in Niamey, Niger February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Tagaza Djibo

Nigeriens cast ballots in run-off vote for new president

The second round of Niger’s presidential election kicked off on Sunday, as Nigeriens cast their ballots between a ruling party stalwart and a former president touted as the first peaceful succession between two elected presidents.
The Minister of Power, Mr. Sale Mamman, who disclosed this in series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, explained that the Siemens deal would expand Nigeria’s power grid capacity to 25,000 megawatts.

Nigeria plans 200MW solar power, largest in West Africa

The federal government and some private firms have planned to build Ashama 200 megawatts (MW) solar power farm, which may be the largest in West Africa.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

MUTUK caution Bauchi governor over unguided utterances

The Mutual Union of Tiv in the United Kingdom, (MUTUK) has said that the primary responsibility of the government as enshrined in the constitution is the protection of lives and properties, anything short of of these basic responsibilities is a call to anarchy

WHO: Africa has stepped up vaccine procurement

The deployment of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa has accelerated amid the quest to contain the virus and reopen the continent’s economy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

NDLEA chief: 90% of criminalities in Nigeria linked to drug abuse

The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Buba Marwa (Retd), has disclosed that 90% of criminalities in Nigeria are linked to drug abuse and as such the war against the menace of illicit drug trafficking, peddling and abuse is a fight to finish with him in the saddle of the lead agency.