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Nigeria delays election until February 23 over ‘challenges’

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.

South Africa’s ruling ANC pledges to assist Zimbabwe

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.

NIMC: Payment for National e-ID Card begins in 2022

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says payment for issuance of National Identity Card would begin in 2022.

2019: NASFAT tasks politicians on good conduct, peaceful election

The Nasrul-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) on Sunday charged politicians to always exhibit good and ensure peace during and after the 2019 general election.
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Northern monarchs worried by security threats to 2019 polls

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.

NLC urges federal government to respect ILO principles

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.

Federal government moves to address incessant strike by medical workers

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 Police Command in Sokoto State on Monday said the just-concluded launching of the North-West campaign rally by the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, held in Sokoto was hitch-free.

Goodluck Jonathan: Vote PDP so that we can all have food to eat

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.
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2019: Don’t campaign with hate speeches – KSM warn political parties

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.
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Ikra Bilbis: Politicians promoting hate speeches in Nigeria

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, Ohaneze, Afenifere back restructuring

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.

NDIC investigates management, directors of defunct Skye Bank

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.

Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour: Judiciary support is essential to efficacy of arbitration

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.
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Walter Onnoghen calls for alternative dispute resolution

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.

NMA urges federal government to resolve NHIS crisis

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has called on the Federal Government to urgently resolve the lingering crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Bolanle Ambode’s wife urges unity among women

Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, on Tuesday urged women to learn to come together, support each other and discard unproductive habits.

NEC to declare state of emergency on education sector

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.

[email protected]: Victor Ndoma-Egba salutes Nigerians on nation’s 58th anniversary

The Chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 58th independence anniversary.

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Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince with highest civilian award

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.

Nigeria Eurobond yields rise after surprise election delay

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.

Election postponement: NLC demand public holiday

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.
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Woman petitions NAPTIP over alleged child abandonment by ex-international footballer

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.
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Bayern Munich leave out Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery for Champions League clash with Liverpool

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.