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PDP vows to wrest power from APC in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday vowed to launch back to power at the centre in 2019.

PDP ready to accept anyone who emerges chairman at convention – Governor Fayose

The eight contenders for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has agreed to work with any of them elected at the party’s National Convention on December 9.

PDP governors, chairmanship aspirants meet in Enugu

The 11 Governors of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in a closed door meeting in Enugu with the eight national chairmanship aspirants of the party ahead of the Dec. 9 national convention of the party.

Akwa Ibom APC state lawmaker defects to PDP

The only member of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

President Buhari hosts National Assembly leaders at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted the leadership of the National Assembly to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Fed govt committed to developing creative industry – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it is irrevocably committed to growing the creative industry in view of its importance to the economy.

Akwa Ibom commissioner Ime Ekpo refutes alleged N4bn fraud in govt house contract

Ekpo, who said he was yet to receive any letter from the ICPC, accused Nyah, of trying to get extra cash through dubious means, adding that other consultants were not part of the petition.

Akwa Ibom commissioner Ime Ekpo dragged to ICPC over alleged N4bn fraud

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Lands and Town Planning, Arc. Ime Ekpo, has been dragged to the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for alleged N4 Billion fraud.

Governor Emmanuel, Senator Akpabio’s relationship intact – Akwa Ibom PDP leaders

Some Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Akwa Ibom State, have called on those they described as ‘professional mudslingers’ to desist from spreading falsehood against the Governor Emmanuel Udom.

Why N41bn Akwa Ibom hospital was shut down – Governor Emmanuel

Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, has revealed why a N41bn hospital built in the state by the previous administration of Godswill Akpabio was shut down.

Governor Emmanuel, Senator Akpabio eulogize Akwa Ibom House of Assembly at 25

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, have attributed the pace of development being experienced or recorded in Akwa Ibom State to the cordial relationship between the executive and the legislative arms of government.

SERAP sues fed govt over Bukola Saraki, Babtunde Fashola, others’ N40bn pay, pensions

SERAP has sued the Federal Government over its “failure to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, and failure to seek recovery of over N40bn of public funds unduly received by these public officers.”

Super Eagles will shut Zambia’s Chipolopolo up

Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye is confident the Super Eagles will defeat Zambia on Saturday despite Chipolopolo ‘making noise’ ahead of Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier here in Uyo.

WCQ: Super Eagles play down Elderson Elderson’s training ground knock

Super Eagles officials have said there is no cause for alarm after Turkey-based leftback Elderson Echiejile suffered a knock on his ankle in yesterday’s training.

Senate tasks boundary commission on land disputes

The Senate on Tuesday directed the National Boundary Commission to investigate boundary conflicts around the country and clearly delineate the boundaries to curb widespread disputes.

Time for the APC federal government to think

This is the time for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government to settle down and reflect. I mean think about their failure in governance.

Senate congratulates Nigerians on 57th independence anniversary

The Senate on Thursday, congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of the country’s 57th Independence Anniversary, on Oct. 1, and cautioned the people to avoid violence and anything that would threaten the peace and unity of the country.

Saraki reshuffles Senate committee chairmen, deputies

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reshuffled the headship of the various committees of the Senate.

Akpabio denies donating N1.4bn to commercial bank

Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, has debunked the allegations that he donated N1.4 billion to a commercial bank.

Peace, unity germane to Nigeria’s progress – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised Nigerians against breaking the bond of unity and peace existing in the country.

Peace, unity germane to Nigeria’s progress – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised Nigerians against breaking the bond of unity and peace existing in the country.

EFCC probes Akpabio for alleged N1.4bn bank gift

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun a fresh probe of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, over allegations that he gave a gift of N1.4bn to a bank for unknown reasons.

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SGF: Nigeria to collaborate with Sierra Leone on road safety

The Federal Government has pledged to collaborate with the Sierra Leone government in its drive to ensure safety on the country’s roads.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Ogun: NSCDC intercepts tanker with siphoned petrol

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ogun Command, on Friday, said it intercepted and impounded a petroleum tanker used by vandals to siphon 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the state.
Patients are seen inside an ambulance while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India’s hospitals report dire oxygen shortage as coronavirus cases spiral

India on Friday logged over 332,730 new COVID-19 infections, the highest-ever daily infection worldwide.
The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League to bring in new law to stop future breakaway

The ‘Big Six’ clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham – withdrew from the breakaway European competition on Tuesday after a severe backlash from supporters.
A crowd gathers to witness the state funeral for the late Chadian president Idriss Deby in N'Djamena. (Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP)

Thousands gather to wish Chad’s slain president ‘a deserved rest’

Thousands of people gathered at the main square in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday to pay their respects to the late President Idriss Deby, who was killed while leading his troops against a rebel offensive on Monday.

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Senate investigates ‘killing’ of Nigerians in Togo

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA advises President Buhari to purge the federal government of terrorist sympathizers

Foremost rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go the whole distance in ridding the federal government of all sympathisers of the ideals of terrorism in the country.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu on Monday adopted Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as the new leader in the South East Zone.

Enugu governor commissions Neke-Mbu-Ogbodu Abba-Obollo Etiti road

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, inaugurated the newly asphalted 22.443km Neke-Mbu-Ogbodu Abba-Obollo Etti road which was awarded under the Phase one roads of the Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP-2) in the state.

Soldier declared missing after bandits attack on military camp in Niger

A soldier was declared missing after armed bandits stormed a military camp in Zazzaga community in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State.
Sporadic shootings have been reported in Ward 8, Bomu Town in Gokana Local Government, Ogoniland, in the ongoing local government election in Rivers State.

Security agencies prevent plans to disrupt Rivers council poll

Andoni local government area of Rivers recorded peaceful poll in the Saturday council poll as security agencies stop plans by unknown persons to disrupt the process.