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Enugu State Governor and Governor-Elect, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left) with the new Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, when the latter paid a courtesy visit to the Government House, Enugu, yesterday.

Enugu CP assures Governor Ugwuanyi of fishing out killers Catholic priest

The new Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, has assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that his Command is “doing everything possible to fish out the perpetrators” behind the killing of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu, and the Secretary to the Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Dr. Nnamdi Ogueche.

Senator Akume: Governor Ortom will lose supplementary poll

Despite loud boasts and expression of confidence, Governor Samuel Ortom and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are bound to lose Saturday’s supplementary election to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator George Akume, has declared.
Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives,

Speaker Dogara writes Police, DSS chiefs over alleged plot to implicate him

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has written to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, to notify them of an alleged plot by the Bauchi State Government to implicate him in an alleged criminal conspiracy.
Godwin Obaseki

Obaseki partners Facebook to connect public schools to internet

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has entered into a partnership with Facebook for the provision of internet infrastructure, learning resources and community support for teachers in public schools.

Governor Emmanuel signs N672 billion 2019 budget into law

The Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, on Wednesday signed the 2019 budget of the state into law.

Governor Ikpeazu reiterates commitment to run inclusive government

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has reiterated his resolve to run an all- inclusive government to ensure speedy and even development of every part of the state.

Governor Ganduje’s supporters protest alleged bias by police in Kano

Hundreds of protesters believed to be supporters of incumbent Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, on Tuesday, staged a protest in the metropolis to express their disapproval over an alleged bias against the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the police during the March 9 governorship elections in the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Rivers supplementary elections: APC calls for redeployment of REC

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, has called on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to immediately redeploy Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Obo Effanga.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi elections illegal

The All Progressives Congress has faulted the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the initial inconclusive elections in Rivers and Bauchi States.

PDP: Governor Okorocha withdrew N17 billion from banks in three days

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of withdrawing N17bn from four banks in three days and converting government property to personal use.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: PDP can lose in other states, not Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that no other party can win in the state except the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Rivers elections: APC berates INEC over comments on military

Rivers All Progressives Congress has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for stating that electoral processes were disrupted by thugs and the military during the March 9 governorship and State Assembly elections.

Offa robbery: I was tortured to implicate Bukola Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5, 2018 bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, Ayoade Akinnibosun, yesterday told a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin how the police coerced him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday voted during the Governorship and State Assembly elections, declaring that he is confident of victory .

Rivers elections: Remain calm, our victory will be sweet – Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on Rivers people to remain calm as the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 Governorship election would be a sweet victory in the end.

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.

Another diehard Buhari supporter begins trekking from Abuja to Kebbi

Another diehard supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari has started trekking from Abuja to Kebbi today (Wednesday).
Aminu Masari

Governor Masari restates commitment to good governance

Right Honourable Aminu Bello Masari, the re-elected Governor of Katsina State, has reassured of his administration’s commitment to continue to promote good governance in the state.

Rivers elections: Governor Wike colluding with INEC officials to rewrite results – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, on Tuesday accused the state governor, Nyesom Wike, of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to rewrite polling unit results of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state Government House.

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SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.