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Senator Imoke: I became a Senator at 30 without connections, godfathers

Former governor of Cross River State, Sen. Liyel Imoke, on Saturday said that he joined politics without connections and a political background when he was elected as a senator in 1992 at the age of 30.
Evacuees at a school being used as a evacuation centre in Mabi, Okayama prefecture. Issei Kato-Reuters

Japan struggles to restore water to flood-hit towns

Municipal Workers in Western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies, a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.
Jerry Gana, former Minister of Information

2019: Nigeria’ll implode if President Buhari returns – Jerry Gana

An aspirant for the 2019 presidential poll, under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof. Jerry Gana, has warned that Nigeria is facing an existential threat in the proportion comparable to the end of Biafra war.

Governor Yari: Banditry requires collaborative efforts by northern governors to tackle

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari, Thursday said the menace of banditry is an internal problem that requires collaborative efforts by northern governors to tackle.

2019: I’m weighing options between PDP, APC – Ex-Governor Uduaghan

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former governor of Delta State, has said he was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but that he was weighing the options between remaining in the party or joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station

Shiroro hydroelectric power station alerts on impending flood

The North South Power Station (NSP) in Niger, has warned host communities of an impending risk of flood in communities living in the upstream and downstream of the hydro-electric power station plant.

Governor Ikpeazu declares support for campaign against girl-child abuse

Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has thrown his weight behind the advocacy for the protection of the rights of women and children, especially the girl-child.

Kaduna enacts law to curb menace of street gangs

The Kaduna State Government has enacted a law to deal with the menace of street gangs terrorising some parts of Kaduna city.
Inspector General of Police , Ibrahim Idris

Ekiti guber: IGP Ibrahim Idris assures of free, fair poll

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said the police will provide security for all stakeholders and ensure that the forthcoming July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State is held without hitches.
President Buhari with Plateau State Governor Simon Lalung, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazzau and Minister of Defence Monsur Dan Ali during the Sympathy visit to Jos Plateau State on 26th June 2018

President Buhari: I was elected to protect lives and property, that I must do

President Muhammadu Buhari said that he was elected to protect lives and properties that he must do.
President Buhari receives in courtesy visit Urhobo Traditional Rulers and Leadership of the Urhobo Progressive Union in State House on 25th June 2018

President Buhari orders probe of military officers ‘selling plots of land’ donated by Delta...

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the minister of defence and service chiefs to investigate military officers allegedly converting to personal use, lands donated by communities.

Eid-el-Fitr: Marketers assure Nigerians of steady supply of petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has expressed its commitment to steady supply of petroleum products in all parts of the Southwest during the Eid-el-Fitr holiday.

2019: Senator Oduah declares for Senate under APGA

The Senator representing Anambra North in the National Assembly, Senator Stella Oduah, has officially declared to run for a second term under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Governor El-Rufai commends IGP Ibrahim Idris for his performance

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Thursday commended the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, for his professional conduct, saying he is doing an excellent job.

Official: Adamawa Cholera outbreak fatality rate drops to 1.8 percent

The Adamawa Commissioner for Health, Dr Fatima Atiku, says the fatality rate of recent Cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of the state, has dropped from 17 to 1.8 per cent.

Shell spends N21 billion on community development in Bayelsa

Communities in Bayelsa State received a total of N21.71 billion from the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Ltd. for development projects between 2006 and 2017.

House of Representatives wants President Buhari to rehabilitate victims of Jos crisis

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a committee to rehabilitate individuals, communities and public infrastructure affected by crisis in Plateau.

Southern Kaduna peace committee holds dialogue forum with security agencies

About 200 Southern Kaduna stakeholders who are members of the Southern Kaduna Peace and Reconciliation Committee working with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Nigeria for peace in Southern Kaduna held a Dialogue Forum with security agencies on May 10 in Kafanchan.

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Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit ‘mess’

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