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Governor Oyetola cancels Dubai trip for council chairpersons

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has cancelled an earlier approved trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for local government chairmen.

PDP urges Nigerians to offer prayers for national rebirth

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the Easter celebrations to pray for national rebirth.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: We’ll overcome terrorists, kidnappers, bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured the nation will overcome kidnappers, bandits and agents of insecurity.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Easter: President Buhari urges Nigerians to exhibit hope amidst insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged Nigerians not to despair in the midst of rising insecurity across the nation, noting that these challenges will be surmounted.

Speaker Dogara: Bauchi will never bend its back again for an oppressor to ride

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who spearheaded the electoral victory of the gubernatorial election of the PDP in Bauchi State has declared that “Bauchi state has been emancipated from forces of darkness and retrogression, never will it bend its back again for an oppressor”.
This handout picture released by Miraflores palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (C) during a visit to an industry in an event to boost the basic businesses in Guayana, Venezuela on March 6, 2019. Sanctions have worsened Venezuela’s crippling economic and political crisis, the UN human rights chief said Wednesday, as Washington warned it may expand measures targeting President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government.HO / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP

Juan Guaido, Nicolas Maduro rallies set as Venezuela struggles with blackout

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to protest once again Saturday as opposition leader Juan Guaido cranks up the pressure on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro in the midst of a sweeping electricity blackout that has crippled the crisis-wracked country.

Elections: Uche Secondus berates President Buhari, APC for creating ‘artificial relevance’

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for trying to give a mistaken impression that they are popular when the hand writing on the wall is clear that the people have outrightly rejected them.
Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the problems of electricity are slowly being solved as no one can do it by magic.

SERAP asks minister to publish ‘names of contractors that disappeared with money for power...

SERAP said: “The revelation by Alhaji Atiku is entirely consistent with SERAP’s recent report titled: From Darkness to Darkness: How Nigerians are Paying the Price for Corruption in the Electricity Sector, which also revealed how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply was allegedly squandered by politicians and contractors under successive governments.”

Ebonyi NUJ vice chairman killed by armed robbers

The Ebonyi State contingent to the just concluded Nigeria Union of Journalists Triennial Delegates Conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State were on Saturday night attacked by hoodlums on their way back along Nkalagu axis of Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway.

US commits $5.1 billion to HIV/AIDs in Nigeria

The United States says it has committed more than $5.1 billion to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

$16bn power projects: SERAP urges President Buhari to refer ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan to EFCC

Human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to refer the alleged $16bn spending on electricity between 1999 and 2007 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Stakeholders express worry over slow progress in energy sector

Some stakeholders in the power sector have expressed concern over the slow progress in the energy sector.

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company said on Thursday.

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Morgan Tsvangirai’s daughter dies

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, died on Monday following a car crash about a month ago.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the nation that security and law enforcement agencies are capable of safeguarding the country, its people and property.

President Buhari alleges involvement of traditional rulers in bandits’ attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented traditional rulers’ aiding and abetting of banditry in Zamfara State.
Victor Umeh

Anambra Central: Uche Ekwunife not eligible to contest election – Senator Umeh

Senator Victor Umeh, who contested the February National Assembly election on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, said yesterday that Senator Uche Ekwunife of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who was declared winner for Anambra Central senatorial zone by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was not eligible to contest the election.
IKECHI UKO

Expert advocates aviation masterplan for Nigeria

An aviation and tourism expert, Mr Ikechi Uko, on Tuesday said Nigeria should develop an Aviation Masterplan so as to maximise the abundant opportunities in the sector.

Uganda official commends DPR’s regulatory activities

An official of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda has commended the management of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)’s professional conducts in carryout its regulatory activities in the oil and gas industry.