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Benue governor clears air on ‘move to dump PDP for APC’

Reports that the Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, and a former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, have made all necessary arrangements to decamp to the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been debunked and tagged baseless.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions

The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”

Emmanuel Jime: I accept Supreme Court verdict in good faith

Mr Emmanuel Jime, the All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship candidate in the 2019 governorship race in Benue, has accepted in good faith the Supreme Court verdict that affirmed Gov. Samuel Ortom’s re-election.

Governor Ortom: I’ll not be distracted by Senator Akume’s antics

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday said he will not be distracted by antics of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume.
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APC, PDP bicker over ‘verbal attacks’ on Tiv monarch

The All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party all in Benue state are at loggers heads over Senator George Akume alleged verbal attacked on Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse.
Benue National Assembly PDP caucus raises concern over verbal attack on Tor Tiv

Benue National Assembly PDP caucus raises concern over verbal attack on Tor Tiv

Members of the Benue State Caucus of the National Assembly have expressed concern over the crisis generated by the alleged verbal attacks on the person and office of the Chairman, Benue State Council of Chiefs, the Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty, Professor James Ayatse, by the Minister of Special Duty and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

Tiv traditional council summons minister over ‘insult’ on monarch

The Tiv Area Traditional Council has invited the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, to appear before it over his alleged uncomplimentary and derogatory remarks against the person and office of the Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

President Buhari: My administration determined to tackle challenges confronting Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the determination of his administration to tackle all challenges confronting Nigerians.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

Senator Akume under fire for ‘insulting’ Tor Tiv

The Tiv Youth Organization (TYO) has asked the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, to tender an unreserved apology to the Paramount ruler of the Tiv nation, the Tor Tiv, HRM Prof. James Ayatse, over his recent insults on his person and office of the Tiv Paramount Ruler.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders former governors who serve as ministers, senators to return their pensions

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

ICPC kick start constituency projects verification

The Independent Corruption Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has kick start verification of constituency projects in Benue state.
The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

Senator Akume: Border closure already paying off for local farmers in Nigeria

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.
Lanre Gbajabiamila, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions.

Lanre Gbajabiamila: National, Lagos lottery boards working in collaboration now

The Director-General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, has said that the commission is currently working in collaboration with the Lagos State Lottery Commission, LSLC, in the area of control and regulation for the interest of the country.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari: Western civilization destroying African culture of respect to elderly

George Akume presented the president’s speech on Monday at the conference on the rights of older people hosted by ECOWAS parliament in collaboration with Human and People’s Rights.
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Senator Akume: Lottery can become Nigeria’s cash cow

The Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has said the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) is an agency capable of providing the bulk revenue of Nigeria, second only to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
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Appeal court affirms Senator Orker-Jev’s election

The Court of Appeal Makurdi Judicial Division has upheld the decision of the National/State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, which affirmed the election of Emmanuel Orker-Jev as Senator representing Benue North West Senatorial district.
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Federal government’s proposed plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty realistic –...

Despite doubts on the Federal Government’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, said it is realistic.

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The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano clarifies on ongoing work at Sani Abatcha isolation centre

Kano State Government on Tuesday said the delay in the early completion of the Sani Abacha Stadium (SAS) Isolation Centre was necessitated by the review of the project initial plan.
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UN encourages Africa to invest on digital transformation

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has encouraged African countries to make right investments toward developing a digitally transformed economy.

Nnamdi Kanu: No sit-at home for Biafrans from 27th to 30th of May

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Tuesday advised Biafrans to dedicate three days to pray for her fallen heroes.
The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' historical cooperation, the foreign ministry said.

Tanzania summons US official over coronavirus warning

The US embassy's charge d'affaires, Inmi Patterson, met with Wilbert Ibuge, permanent secretary at the foreign ministry, who reminded Patterson about the two countries' "historical cooperation", the foreign ministry said.
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has declared he doesn’t care what anyone says, willing he has the belief of his team-mates, manager and fans after scoring a brace in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round.

Manchester United manager gives update on Odion Ighalo’s future

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said no agreement has been reached between United and Shanghai Shenhua over Odion Ighalo’s loan extension.