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Observers call for cancellation of Delta council poll

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups in Nigeria have called for the cancellation of the January 6th council elections in the 25 local government areas of Delta State, adducing alleged widespread violence and electoral malpractices as reasons.

Oil marketers accused of seeking return to fuel subsidy regime

A coalition of civil society groups under the aegis of Civil Society for Development Initiative, CSDI, have accused oil marketers of pushing for a return of the fuel subsidy regime.

Lagos govt procures N2.5 billion health equipment

The Lagos State Government has procured N2.5 billion health equipment to boost the delivery of qualitative healthcare in the State General Hospitals and Teaching Hospital, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has said.

Aisha Buhari urges judges to review penalties associated with abuse

The Judiciary has been charged to review penalties associated with abuse in Nigeria in order to adequately address the violation of the fundamental human rights of victims of abuse.

CSOs hail Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s strides in agriculture, education, others

A coalition of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) has lauded Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamafara State on his achievements in agriculture, Information Technology Communication (ICT), healthcare, education, among others.

NYCN lauds PDP over successful national convention

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for successfully conducting its national convention.

Group plans one week rally against Governor Okorocha’s government

A group known as the Imo People’s Action for Democracy, IPAD, has announced that it will hold a one week rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital against the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led government

CSOs raise alarm over alleged ceding of Nigerian waterways

A coalition of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) has called on the House of Representatives to probe alleged ceding of the patrol of Nigerian coastal waterways to a foreign security firm.

President Buhari should sack everyone involved in Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement – CNPP

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, sack everyone involved in the recall and reinstatement of former Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

CSOs urge National Assembly to probe alleged ceding of waterways to Israeli firm

A coalition of civil society groups has urged the National Assembly to probe the ceding of Nigerian coastal waterways to an Israeli firm.

Energy thieves will be prosecuted – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Friday said some influential people in the country were not paying for power, adding that plans were on to prosecute them and drag them into the energy payment net.

Tackling ownership opacity in the extractive sectors

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$25bn oil deal: VP Yemi Osinbajo approved loans not contracts – Presidency

The Presidency has again faulted claims that $25 billion oil contracts were awarded by the the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or is $25 billion NNPC fund missing.

Enugu joins Open Govt Partnership

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the state’s membership of Open Government Partnership, OGP, in Nigeria.

You are minister for information, not propaganda – Reno tells Lai

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, to stop spreading propaganda.

Anti-kidnapping police shot dead in A’Ibom

A 33-year-old anti-kidnapping police Sergeant, Daniel Nwankwo, an indigene of Abia State, serving in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been killed by a kidnapping kingpin at Obot Ndom Community, in Uyo , the state capital.

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Beginning with the Osun governorship election next month, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it would not allow itself to be outsmarted by the rigging machinery of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Dankwambo: Why I want to be president

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State on Tuesday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential Library Complex in Abeokuta.

Number of political parties rises to 91

The Independent National Electoral Commission has registered 23 new political parties, bringing the total number of parties to 91.

Biafra Zionists give federal government one-week ultimatum to release Biafran detainees

The Federal Government has been issued with a one-week ultimatum to release all pro-Biafra detainees across the country.

Kano government uncovers $1 million stashed in foreign account by Senator Kwankwaso

The Kano State Government has revealed how it discovered a sum of over $1 million allegedly paid by former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to a university in Ukraine where no Kano state student was studying.