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Kwara REC urges INEC officials to be neutral on duty

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Mr. Attahiru Madami, has advised INEC officials to be neutral and discharge their duties responsibly in the ongoing governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Court remands man in prison over alleged robbery

An Ilorin Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of Babatunde Omotosho, 32, in Oke-kura Prison.

Rainstorm renders hundreds of residents homeless in llorin

Hundreds of residents in various parts of Ilorin, the Kwara capital, have been rendered homeless by rainstorm, following downpour which lasted for over three hours on Saturday evening.

We patronise local contractors for projects – Kwara govt

Contrary to claims by opposition parties, the Kwara State Government says it has always made use of local contractors in the execution of road projects in the state.

Nigeria transmits 5,222 MW electricity, highest ever – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Sunday disclosed that it recorded new national peak with the transmission of 5,222.3 Mega Watts (MW) of electricity into the national grid on December 18.

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

NEC approves additional $250 million for investment funds

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, approved additional investment of $250 million into the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

Nigerian youths urged to maximise agric potential

Nigerian youths have been urged to seize opportunities in agriculture, a sector imperative to the diversification programme of the Federal Government.
Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday passed the Finance Bill for the third time.

Senate approves 7.5% VAT increase

The Senate passed the 56 amendments on the 2019 Finance Bill but some senators kicked against the increase in VAT during the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

House of Reps to probe NIMASA, transport ministry over ‘$195 million security contract’

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate an alleged $195.5 million contract awarded to an Israeli security firm to secure Nigeria’s waterways by the Ministry of Transportation. This is a sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) at the plenary on Thursday.

Nigeria’s relationship with Germany should not end with automobile – ministry

This came as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Ring West Africa Limited, producer of Cassanovas Chips, Thomas Hirsch, said he decided to site his factory in Nigeria since the country is the major producer of cassava in the world.