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Ben Nwabueze faults President Buhari’s June 12 declaration

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ben Nwabueze, has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Civil society groups begin good governance assessment in Osun

The project is with the support of three rights groups, the Civil Society Coalition for Mandate Protection, the Nigerian Human Rights Community and the Green Peoples Environmental Rights Groups, a member of the International Alliance on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest, based in Thailand.

Governor Ortom congratulates Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has congratulated Muslim faithful for successfully completing the Ramadan fast felicitated with them on the occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Fitri celebration.

2019: I don’t have ex-President Obasanjo’s backing – Donald Duke

A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Donald Duke, on Tuesday said that his ambition was not backed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Ex-NEC chief Humphrey Nwosu hails recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day

The umpire of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, is elated that the recognition of the day will rekindle the national consciousness for a better nation.

Humphrey Nwosu hails President Buhari over June 12 declaration

The Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission, Humphrey Nwosu, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and for honouring the memory of Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election.

Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum demands IGP, INEC chairman’s sack

Worried by the audacious refusal of the police to submit to civil authority and the doubt over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in 2019, Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum has demanded the immediate sack of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu.

PDP mocks President Buhari for ‘claiming National Assembly achievements’

The Peoples Democratic Party has lampooned the Buhari Presidency for appropriating the achievements of the National Assembly and listing them as those of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Osun guber: Speaker warns local council chairmen against intimidation

The Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Najeem Salaam, has warned local government chairmen against intimidating wards and council delegates to serve their interests preparatory to the 2018 governorship election in the state.

Assemblyman lauds President Buhari on Autonomous Bill

A lawmaker in the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Olatunbisun Oyintiloye, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Fourth Alteration Bill that grants financial autonomy to state Judiciaries and State Houses of Assembly into law.

Ex-President Obasanjo accuses Buhari of plotting his arrest on false charges

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the Buhari administration of plotting to slam false charges on him, to pave the way for his indefinite detention.

IPAC advises politicians on democracy

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Thursday, advised politicians and public officers to guard against issues that were detrimental to the development of democracy in the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Leadership, mismanagement bane of tertiary institutions

One of the core principles of tertiary education in Nigeria in respect to economic development and socio-political order was that made available by 1960 Report of the Ashby Commission on Higher Education premised on creating a national elite; engendering development and; promoting unity and nation-building.

APC accuses Governor Wike of running Rivers with local council funds

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of using local government allocations to run the affairs of the state, alleging that the governor had stashed the allocations of the state in his Abuja residence.

US angry with Mali over anti-democracy moves

The U.S. has condemned the Government of Mali for its refusal to allow political march requested by the opposition for Saturday, saying it was an affront on democracy.

Aspirant: I won’t attack my enemies with EFCC

A female presidential aspirant on the platform of Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN), Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh, has promised that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-corruption agencies would not be used against her opponents if she emerges President in 2019.

President Buhari urged to sign Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill passed by the National Assembly.

Speaker Dogara: Exclusion of youth from governance, crime against humanity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the exclusion of young people from the decision making processes that affect them could be equated to crime against humanity.

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Benue Muslims urges federal government to support ranching

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