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Nasarawa pensioners decry hardship, exclusion from payment voucher

Pensioners in Nasarawa State yesterday decried the untold hardship being experienced due to the decision of the state government to delist their names from the Payment Voucher (PV).

Electricity: SSAEC calls for review, sanction of violators on privatisation

The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEC) has called for review and sanction of violators on electricity privatisation in the country.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has revealed that among other things, if elected into power he will enrich his friends.

Election: 34 political parties in Ogun adopt Atiku Abubakar

Thirty four political parties in Ogun State under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have adopted former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as their preferred candidate in the presidential election coming up in February, this year.
Eedris AbdulKareem

Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem gives farewell message to ex-IGP Ibrahim Idris

Barely 48 hours after the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris bowed out of the service, controversial rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem, on Wednesday gave a farewell message to him.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike accuses federal government of neglecting Niger Delta

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried what he described as deliberate neglect of the Niger Delta despite the “untold environmental hardship” being faced by people in the area.
Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka

Keep hope alive, better days are ahead – Olusola Eleka tells Ekiti people

Immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola Eleka, has told Ekiti people to look beyond current hardship, disappointment, frustration and broken promises because better days are ahead.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks Muhammadu Buhari to resign over comment on economy

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over his Friday’s comment that Nigeria’s economy was in a bad shape.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering

Following the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that economy is in bad shape, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that Nigerians don’t deserve more suffering.

Edo monarchs back Godwin Obaseki’s directive to electricity distribution firm

Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, headed by the Benin Monarch, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolo kpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has thrown its weight behind the tough stand of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, on the poor service delivery of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) leading to weeks of outage across the state.
pdp convention

2019: Campaign officially starts nationwide tomorrow

Political parties will kick off campaign nationwide tomorrow for all elective positions in line with the time table of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.

PDP: Rotimi Amaechi should resign as minister

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demand the immediate resignation of Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation to demonstrate his ‘touted’ integrity.

Cardinal Onaiyekan: Poverty not an excuse for human trafficking

His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, says that neither poverty nor any form of hardship is an acceptable excuse for Nigerians to engage in human trafficking.

Uche Secondus: APC’s 2015 victory a blessing to PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its defeat in the 2015 presidential election has become a blessing somehow to the party.

Police give Akwa Ibom youths five days to surrender arms

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday appealed to aggrieved youths of Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas to lay down their arms within five days and embrace peace.

PDP inflicting hardship on Abians – APGA

The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has come down hard on the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, accusing the party of inflicting hardship on the people through misrule.

Islamic New Year: Osun declares Tuesday public holiday

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has declared Tuesday, September 11, a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra.

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Former Vice President Namadi Sambo was yesterday unanimously elected chairman board of trustees of Baze University, Abuja alongside four other new members inaugurated by the board.
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Ninth National Assembly: Forum of APC newly-elected Reps backs Femi Gbajabiamila

The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the consensus candidate of the party for the 9th National Assembly Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila.