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Governor Bagudu: Unity of APC our greatest strength in Kebbi

The Kebbi State governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said that the All Progressive Congress in Kebbi State has derived its strength from the unity of party with all the notable political figures from the opposition party, PDP joining the party.

Students drag provost to court for alleged non accreditation

Some students have dragged Mr Sankyai Obadiah, Provost of City College of Health Science and Technology, Zaria, Kaduna State before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Zaria over alleged non-accreditation of the institution.
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Sokoto APC alleges threat to supporters in state civil service

The Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Campaign council in Sokoto State, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, has accused the state government of coercing civil servants to vote for PDP supporting the party in the state.
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Zimbabwe scrambles to ease passengers’ woes after protests

An ecstatic Zimbabwean passenger Shylot Sibanda screams with joy as he boards a bus from downtown Harare to the township of Budiriro. The fare has been slashed to a third of what he paid last week.

Governor Akeredolu: Ondo government pledges to encourage investment

The Ondo State Government has pledged to provide the enabling environment required to encourage investment with a view to developing the nation’s capital market.
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100 Days: Ekiti Assembly passes vote-of-confidence on Governor Fayemi

The Ekiti House of Assembly has unanimously passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Kayode Fayemi, for his laudable achievements as he marks his first 100 days in office.

Minimum wage bill scales first, second reading in Senate

The National Minimum Wage Bill (2019), on Thursday, scaled both first and second reading in the Senate after which it was committed to a Special Adhoc Committee for further legislative work.

Minimum wage: Kwara civil servants advise traders not to inflate prices of goods

Kwara civil servants on Wednesday advised traders in the state against inflating the prices of goods, in order to make the newly-announced minimum wage of between N27,000 and N30,000 meaningful.

Nasarawa governorship candidate accuses Governor Al-Makura of corruption

Ishak Ahmed Kana, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Nasarawa State, on Sunday, accused Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura-led government of being corrupt, adding that Al-Makura awarded contracts to himself and members of his cabal at the detriment of the people of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has told supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state not to vote for any candidate from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the general elections.-9

Kogi PDP blasts Governor Bello for allegedly spending over N1 billion on APC rally

The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of spending a whopping N1 billion taxpayers’ money on the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally held in Lokoja, on Wednesday.
The Nigeria Labour Congress has embarked on a nationwide protest on Tuesday after the rescheduled meeting between it and the Federal Government failed to hold in Abuja on Monday.-5

Minimum wage: Labour promises hell for dissenting governors

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari planned release of a new salary package for civil servants, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has promised tough times for governors who may not pay the new salary structure.

Yobe government approves N1.012 billion for payment of gratuity

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has approved the sum of N1, 012, 168, 347.63 for payment of gratuities to 551 retired and deceased civil servants whose retirement or death happened between March 2018 and September 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari took his campaign for a second term in office to Bauchi state, and was received by massive turnout of supporters.-3

Rotimi Amaechi: Loyalty of Bauchi people to President Buhari unequalled

The Director General, Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday said the people of Bauchi were very dear to the All Progressives Congress (APC) because of their unflinching loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Pensioners give Gombe government deadline

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Gombe State Chapter, on Thursday appealed to the state government to settle the backlog of gratuities of its members before May 29, to ameliorate their sufferings.

Elections: Kingsley Moghalu wants more investment in education

Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has called for a political will for more investment in the nation’s education sector.

Governor Ganduje offers to pay N30,600 as minimum wage‎

The Government of Kano State has restated its commitment to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000 with additional N600.
The 15th king of Malaysia, Sultan Muhammad V, abdicated on Sunday [Mohd Rasfan-AFP]

Malaysia’s royal council meets after king’s surprise resignation

Malaysia's royal families have met to decide when a new king will be elected from among them after King Muhammad V unexpectedly resigned, according to the country's national news agency Bernama.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Bisi Egbeyemi: Kayode Fayemi’s government making people happy

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has said the Kayode Fayemi Administration has brought smiles to the people by policies executed since coming to power in October.

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[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Kano rerun: Turn out impressive

A visit to some of the wards in Nassarawa and Dala local government areas by our reporter, indicated that security was beefed up in all the area that was tagged as a political war zone for the re-run poll.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Nigerians return to vote in governorship, state assembly elections

Nigerians returned to vote in governorship and state elections on Saturday after polling a fortnight ago was declared invalid in some areas because of violence.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of 16 constituencies and declared one inconclusive in the Bayelsa Assembly poll held on Saturday.

Nasarawa elections: Assembly rerun witnesses mass turnout of voters

A large turnout of voters has been witnessed in the ongoing rerun election to determine who will represent Keffi East in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.
Paddocks at Washington County Fairgrounds are partially underwater due to flooding in Arlington, Nebraska. [Humeyra Pamuk-Reuters]

River levels keep rising in already flooded US

Flood waters continue to rise across the United States and there are fears that many parts of the Mississippi River will remain above flood stage for a further two or three months.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least four dead in Al-Shabab assault on Mogadishu

Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.