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National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Mr Kolade David Alabi has promised to meet with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on the dissolution of council chairmen.

ALGON denies sacking national leader

The National Executive Council of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has dismissed a purported communique stating it has removed its national president, Kolade Alabi.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA not owing pensioners – management

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has described as misleading and diversionary the news that it refused to pay outstanding benefits to workers disengaged in May 2008.

CSOs task central bank on sustaining improved economic policies

As the 5th All Nigeria Civil Society Economic conference came to a close in Abuja, stakeholders at the conference have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sustain the improved reform economic policies, rising investment opportunities and Agricultural development.
US President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a breakfast meeting during the G7 on Sunday.

Donald Trump regrets escalation of trade war with China, not backpedaling

US President Donald Trump has for the first time expressed regret that his trade war with China had spiralled into an international quagmire, answering “yes” when a reporter asked if he regretted the way things had played out.

Northwest governors grant amnesty to cattle rustlers, other criminals

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has said that cattle rustlers and arm bandits have been granted amnesty by the Northwest governors as part of measures to restore peace in the zone.

Traditional institutions call for routine immunization services in IDP camps

This was contained in a communique issued and signed by the 36 participating members of the review meeting. It stated that an increase in the demand for RI in the 3 states has been attributed to the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) initiated by NI hence the need for possible expansion of the programme to more Local Government Areas in the 3 states.

Cross River doctors resume work as kidnapped member regains freedom

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River State has suspended its notice of total and indefinite withdrawal of medical services across the state, following the release of their member, Dr Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, a medical practitioner who was kidnapped on May 3rd by unknown gunmen.

NMA urges federal government to improve health infrastructure, doctors’ remuneration

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), South South Zone, has advised the Federal Government to improve on the country’s health infrastructure, working conditions and remuneration of doctors to curb mass migration of Nigerian doctors to other countries.

Bayelsa youths advocate regular engagement of constituents by legislators

Youths in Bayelsa State have called on political leaders and elected representatives of the state to engage in regular consultations with their constituents in order to know the challenges of development affecting them.

Group seeks release of 3000 Fulani herdsmen in detention

The Coalition of Fulani Associations from across the country on Sunday called for a better deal for Fulani herdsmen, saying they remained the most marginalized people in Nigeria.
Lanre Issa-Onilu.

Endorsement: APC warns South East to be wary of machinations of Atiku Abubakar

Miffed by the recent endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the South East geopolitical zone to be wary of the machinations of conmen masquerading as ‘messiahs’ in the garb of politicians.
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Election: Nigerians in Diaspora caution against hate speech

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Europe (NIDOE) on Sunday cautioned Nigerians against fake news and provocative utterances that could incite violence before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
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300 CSOs appraise insurgency war, want Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election

A coalition of 300 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari had been successful in the counter-insurgency battles and deserves accolade and re-election.
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Farmers/herders crisis: Ranching path to sustainable peace – UN

The United Nations (UN) and other stakeholders met and recommended that pastoralists should adopt global best practices of ranching as path to sustainable peace.
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UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds

Malnutrition: Kaduna government urged to increase budgetary allocation

To address the growing rate of malnutrition among children, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Wednesday urged the Kaduna State Government to improve on its budgetary allocation.

2019: Catholic bishops advise Nigerians against vote-buying

Catholic Bishops have urged all registered voters to ensure that they are equipped with voter’s card and reject the illegal practices of selling and buying of votes.

INEC registering foreigners to vote in 2019 – Southern, Middle Belt leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of registering foreigners, especially from Niger Republic, to pave the way for electoral malpractices in 2019.

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