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President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki

Saraki calls for investigation into National Assembly blockade

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called for investigation into the blockade at the entrance of the National Assembly by security operatives on Tuesday.

Suspected rebels attack Eastern Congo, abduct 15

Suspected rebels kidnapped 15 people after an attack on the North-Eastern City of Beni in Congo, the Mayor said on Saturday.

INEC decries low rate of PVCs’ collection in Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 71,462 registered voters in Ebonyi are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in spite of the sustained enlightenment campaigns in the state.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Education minister urges stakeholders to collaborate with governments

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday urged all stakeholders to collaborate with the Federal and State Governments to fund and boost the quality of education in the country.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Federal government committed to increasing children protection systems in Nigeria

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to further improve the wellbeing of the Nigerian child by increasing the Children Protection Systems in Nigeria.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Plot to impeach Governor Ortom designed to scare others from joining us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attempt by some Benue lawmakers to impeach the governor, Samuel Ortom.
Yemi Osinbajo

UN bodies praise Nigeria’s anti-terrorism measures

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on Friday commended efforts of the Federal Government in its anti-terrorism measures.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: Federal government using police to pull down democratic institutions

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has alleged that Federal Government was using the Police and other security forces to pull down democratic institutions built at a great price.

CAN cautions presidency, police over threat to democracy

Following the siege to the residences of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by the police and other security agencies, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Tuesday cautioned the Presidency and the police over the threat to the nation’s democracy.

INEC: Why there are increasing cases of vote-buying in elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said cases of vote-buying was increasing in elections in the country because its administrative process could not be subverted.

ICPC, YAF convene anti-corruption summit in Abuja

A coalition of civil societies led by the Youth Alive Foundation (YAF) in collaboration and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will host a stakeholders’ summit on anti-corruption in Abuja on July 24.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Ekiti guber: Police warn against post election violence

Ekiti State Police Command has warned members of the state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) against heating up the polity to truncate the post- election peace being enjoyed by the populace and cause violence.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

Experts urge President Buhari to fast track PIGB signing

Some cross section of environmental experts and professionals in the upstream and downstream sector, on Thursday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly assent to the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB).

Kogi group drums support for Yahaya Audu’s senatorial bid

A group, under the aegis of Kogi Youths Advocates of Good Governance (KYGG), has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) and people of the state to ensure the emergence of Yahaya Audu, the younger brother of late Prince Abubakar Audu as the Senator to represent Kogi East in the forthcoming election.
Ezenwa Nwagwu

2019: Politicians forcing Nigerians into frivolities – CSO

The Chairman, Partners for Electoral Reform (PER), Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, on Monday said politicians were forcing Nigerians into discussing frivolities at the expense of real issues in the polity.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: Ekiti guber election was generally successful

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the just concluded Saturday governorship election was generally successful.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Ekiti guber: CSOs call for urgent legislation against vote-buying

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of no fewer than 70 civil society organisations (CSOs), has called for urgent legislation to tackle the challenge of vote buying in Nigeria’s elections.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

CDD: No evidence of rigging in Ekiti guber poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), on Sunday, disclosed that so far, there had been no evidence of rigging in the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.

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Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala loses stepmum

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“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, at a regular press briefing.

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
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UK worried about Alexei Navalny’s safety after Russia detains him – minister

Britain is worried about the safety of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he was detained on return to Moscow, British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.