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Report: Only 10 Nigerian states economically viable, 17 insolvent

The Economic Confidential has released the Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) which shows that seventeen (17) States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2018 were far below 10% of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday said it has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in two separate operations within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

EFCC arrests five suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday said it has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in two separate operations within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

INEC vows to vacate court order on Bauchi elections

Following the order of a Federal High Court, Abuja, barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from continuing with the collation and declaration of the result of the Bauchi State governorship election held on March 9, 2019, the commission has vowed to take steps to vacate the order.

ICPC seizes 12 landed property in Abuja

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has seized 12 landed properties belonging to a construction firm and its owner.
The National Action Council on Sunday elected its National Chairman, Dr Rabia Cengiz as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.

Election: Female presidential candidate steps down for President Buhari

A female presidential candidate on the platform of National Action Council (NAC), Dr Rabia Hassan Cengiz, has stepped down and thrown her weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of next week’s presidential election.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Acting CJN Tanko Muhammad to inaugurate election tribunal panels

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who was sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, is expected to perform the inauguration of members of the National Assembly, governorship & state assembly election petition tribunals today.
Former Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa has hit back at critics of his move to Saudi Arabia outfit Al-Nassr following calls for him to be dropped from the national team of Nigeria, where he is the first vice captain.

NFF condoles Ahmed Musa on mother’s death

The Nigeria Football Federation has condoled Super Eagles’ deputy captain, Ahmed Musa, on the death of his mother, Sarah Moses, on Thursday afternoon.

Labaran Maku: Goodluck Jonathan remains my leader forever

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Nassarawa State, Honourable Labaran Maku, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan remained his Leader forever.

Nasarawa Assembly passes financial autonomy bill

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, passed into law a bill for a law to Provide for Self Accounting of the state House of Assembly for effective legislation and service delivery.

Ibrahim Jibril emerges new Emir of Nasarawa

Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, Minister of State for Environment, has been selected as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa emirate in Nasarawa state.
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2019: South East’ll vote party that supports restructuring – Group

A socio-political group, Igbo Kwenu Association, has said Igbo living in the South East and other parts of the country would vote any political party that supports restructuring.

Godwin Obaseki: Call for Adams Oshiomhole’s removal may not succeed

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said alleged move by governors to remove the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, may not succeed, until all the processes are exhausted.

NIMC decries low turnout of minors in national identity enrolment

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has decried low turnout of children in the National Identification Number (NIN) registration.
Delegates of the National Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) casting their votes during the congress in Gombe

National youth council elects new leadership, expels former president

Over 10 years after its last convention in Abuja, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has successfully held a convention and elected a new leadership.

Recruitment: Police shortlist 37,062 for examination

The Police Service Commission has shortlisted a total of 37,062 candidates for examination in the ongoing Police recruitment exercise.

Presidency: PDP will reverse President Buhari’s achievements if they win in 2019

The Presidency has warned that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will reverse the achievements of President Mohammadu Buhari led All Progressive Congress (APC) government has brought the country if it to win the 2019 presidential election.

INEC denies colluding with APC on creation of new polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed as false the allegation that it plans to collude with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to compromise the 2019 general elections by creating 30,000 new polling units.

FAAC disburses N263.28 billion to federal government in February – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the Federal Government received a total of N263. 28 billion from the N635.55 billion Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed to three tiers of government in February.

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The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.

Benue Assembly elects principal officers

The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.
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EFCC expresses worry over use of POS machines

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday expressed concern over what it called the errant use of Point of Sale (POS) machines in the country.
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Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.

PDP leaders, lawmakers meet over National Assembly minority positions

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.