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PDP: Rep Yakubu Dogara not our member

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi State, yesterday said that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, was no longer its member.

Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

The Federal High Court sitting, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an ex-parte order to paste hearing notices on former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office.

Court fixes date to hear suit seeking to oust ex-Speaker Dogara from House over...

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on February 4, hear a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asking for the declaration of the seat of Rep Yakubu Dogara vacate on account of his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
There was tension during Saturday’s bye-election in Dass Constituency in Bauchi State as officials of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained a former Head of Service in the State, and top People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin, for over five hours.

Bauchi bye-election: DSS, EFCC detain PDP chieftain over ‘vote buying’

There was tension during Saturday’s bye-election in Dass Constituency in Bauchi State as officials of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained a former Head of Service in the State, and top People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin, for over five hours.

Bauchi bye-election: Ex-Speaker Dogara not instrumental to APC’s victory – PDP

The Bauchi State Chapter of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the outcome of last Saturday’s Dass Assembly Bye-election where the APC candidate won the election, saying that Yakubu Dogara who represents the constituency in the National Assembly was not instrumental to APC victory in the election.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bauchi bye-election: APC wins Dass constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bala Lukshi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the just-concluded state assembly bye-election into Dass constituency of Bauchi State.
YIAGA Africa

Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.
Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu, on Saturday urged voters in the Local Government Area to conduct themselves peacefully in the ongoing Dass state constituency bye-election.

Bauchi bye-election: Emir of Dass calls for peaceful voting

Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu, on Saturday urged voters in the Local Government Area to conduct themselves peacefully in the ongoing Dass state constituency bye-election.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor lauds German foundation for upgrading hospital facilities

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Sunday, commended ‘Water is Life Foundation’, a German grant foundation, for the upgrade of hospital sanitation facilities in the state.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
Alhaji Bilyamu Othman, the Emir of Dass, has urged journalists in Bauchi State to uphold the ethics of the profession and report objectively while discharging their social responsibility of information dissemination.

Emir advises journalists on objectivity in reportage

Alhaji Bilyamu Othman, the Emir of Dass, has urged journalists in Bauchi State to uphold the ethics of the profession and report objectively while discharging their social responsibility of information dissemination.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.

Three injured as petrol tanker explodes in Bauchi

Three persons were reportedly injured in a tanker explosion around the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi area on Wednesday night.
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Nigeria records lowest daily virus cases in three months

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC urges Nigerian government to intervene over deteriorating security in Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state has urged the federal government to intervene over what it termed ‘deteriorating security’ in the state.
KIDNAPPING

Kidnapped wives, daughter of slain Bauchi assemblyman regain freedom

After spending four days with their captors, kidnapped wives and daughter of the slain member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon Musa Mante Baraza, have regained freedom.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi governor condoles with family of murdered lawmaker

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has expressed sadness over the brutal murder of Alh. Musa Mante the lawmaker representing Dass Constituency in the state House of Assembly by gunmen.

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Experts urge India’s richest state to gear up for third wave of coronavirus

Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands.
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Ekiti APC suspends two members for ‘fraternising’ with pro-Tinubu group

For allegedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the party.
Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

Euro 2020: Scotland eye first win vs England in 22 years

Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

ICPC, Shippers’ council inaugurate task team for Port Harcourt, Onne ports

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other ports agencies, has inaugurated a Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) in the Eastern Ports of Port Harcourt and Onne as part of the on-going collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

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The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has been described as “uncommon phenomenon” for his “resilience and ability to dissect issues and downgrade division”.

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Euro 2020: Germany desperate for more cutting edge vs Portugal

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Police recover AK47 live ammunition, others from passenger

Delta State Police has recovered a rice bag containing 138 rounds of AK47 live ammunitions, one AK47 magazine, one Baretta pistol magazine and a knife from a cab passenger.

MTN Nigeria tells customers about potential disruptions for business continuity

MTN Nigeria said on Wednesday it notified some enterprise customers about a potential service disruption to enable them put in place business continuity measures.
UEFA has confirmed “several people” are being treated in hospital for injuries caused by a protester who parachuted into the stadium before France’s victory over Germany on Tuesday night.

UEFA confirms several people being treated after protester’s act

UEFA has confirmed “several people” are being treated in hospital for injuries caused by a protester who parachuted into the stadium before France’s victory over Germany on Tuesday night.
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