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Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until February 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.
The South African government and the ANC are singing from different hymn books when it comes to the current crisis in Zimbabwe, whose citizens have taken to the streets over the past few weeks in protest against massive fuel price hikes recently imposed by the government.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says payment for issuance of National Identity Card would begin in 2022.
The Nasrul-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) on Sunday charged politicians to always exhibit good and ensure peace during and after the 2019 general election.
The Northern Traditional Rulers Council has expressed concern that the rising wave of kidnapping, banditry, farmers–herders’ conflicts, insurgency and other criminalities in the region may affect the conduct of the 2019 elections.
Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, National Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the federal government to respect International Labour Organisation (ILO) principles and the rights of workers in order to have peaceful industrial relations.
The Federal Government is taking a move to address the issue of incessant strikes by Medical Workers; as the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, promised on Friday that the government will consider their requests.
The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised that if elected, he will bring to bear his diverse experiences to tackle unemployment, insecurity and other challenges facing the nation.
The Knights of Saint Mulumba (KSM) of the Catholic Church in Nigeria has called on politicians and political parties to campaign on issues that would address national challenges rather than hate speeches that is capable of truncating the Nation democracy.
As the campaigns for 2019 general elections commences, the Board Chairman, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Mallam Ikra Aliyu Bilbis, has argued that politicians are the ones behind nearly all the hate speeches hence they promote it.
Wole Soyinka, the leader of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, and the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, have called for the immediate restructuring the nation.
The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), says it is monitoring investigations of directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc being carried out by law enforcement agencies.
A legal luminary, Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, on Friday said a supportive judiciary was an essential element for the efficacy of arbitration in dispute resolution procedures.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has called for the use of alternative dispute resolution, especially for settling of commercial and family disputes.
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called on the Federal Government to urgently resolve the lingering crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The National Economic Council (NEC), concerned with the declining standards in education delivery, is considering declaring a state of emergency in the basic sector anytime soon.
The Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 58th independence anniversary.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.
The electoral commission said the postponement, which is due to last a week, was due solely to logistical factors and denied political pressure had played any part in the decision. President Muhammadu Buhari and his rival, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, both urged voters to stay calm.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government to declare a two or three-day public holiday to enable workers travel to perform their civic responsibility in the face of imminent voter apathy as a result of the shift in the date of the general elections.
A woman, Ms Esther Emiola, has petitioned the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) over alleged child abandonment by former international footballer, Sani Kaita.
Bayern Munich have left Jerome Boateng out of their squad for their Champions League match against Liverpool on Tuesday night, while Franck Ribery will travel separately to Liverpool on Monday.
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
No less than N8.3 billion has been expended by the Federal Government for rehabilitation of the 104-kilometre Funtua Road in Katsina State to Gusau Capital of Zamfara State.
Thousands of APC supporters have taken over Katsina, the Katsina State capital, awaiting the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign rally in the state.
Apparently angered by the judgment of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja against the candidacy of Senator Ayogu Eze as the governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu State, Enugu State indigenes residing in Onitsha, Anambra State has thrown their weight behind the embattled Eze, saying that they have decided to join him to fight his cause.
Buba Galadima, the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential campaign organisation, has pointed out how the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will rescue Nigeria from recession if elected on Saturday.