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The Federal Controller of Works in Anambra, Mr Adeyemo Ajani, on Saturday said the second Niger Bridge may be redesigned to prevent suicide attempts.

Second Niger Bridge workers, host communities protest against contractor

The workers and host communities of the ongoing Second Niger Bridge project in Anambra and Delta states have shut down the Julius Berger yard office at bridgehead, Onitsha, the Anambra state capital.

Uniport vice chancellor, former Asuu chairman in war of words

Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Prof. Ndowa Lale, and former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIPORT chapter, Prof. Andrew Efemini, an activist, are entangled in a brawl.

Striking Laspotech workers call for investigative panel

Striking non-academic workers of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) have urged the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to institute a panel of inquiry into the administration and finances of the polytechnic in the last four years.

Fleeing Ekiti monarch returns six months after abdicating throne

The traditional ruler of Ilogbo Ekiti, Oba Edward Ajayi, who abandoned the throne six months ago for safety, having been chased away by angry subjects over certain offences, has returned.

Plateau PDP passes vote of no confidence on chairman, deputy

The Plateau chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has passed a vote of no confidence on its Chairman, Mr Damishi Sango, and the Deputy Chairman, Mr Amos Gombi.

Governor Badaru, Rep Zorro bicker over Jigawa killings

The House of Representatives member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigateri, Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency in Jigawa state, Sani Zorro, has called for resignation of Governor Badaru Abubakar on the basis of alleged incompetency and highhandedness.

Crisis: Anambra Assembly reopens amidst tight security

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Thursday reopened for sitting two weeks after the Police Command in the state sealed the complex.

APC state chairmen protest direct primaries

The looming crisis of confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the mode of primary election to adopt for the 2019 elections has taken a new dimension as some aggrieved state chairmen at the weekend ignored threat of sanction by the party to meet on the way forward.

Ohanaeze youths condemn clampdown on IPOB women

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has condemned, in strong terms, the alleged harassment of female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB Women) by security operatives in Owerri.

PDP decries alleged harassment of Senator Ekweremadu, others by security agents

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried what it called the harassment of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, opposition leaders, and voices of dissent by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led-Federal Government.

Jigawa council chief suspended for misappropriating public fund

Dutse Local Government Chairman in Jigawa State, Mal. Awwalu Yakubu Bala Yargaba, has been suspended by the Jigawa State House of Assembly for six months.

PDP: APC is Nigeria’s problem

The Peoples Democratic Party has declared that the All Progressives Congress, “by its manifest retrogressive, violent and despotic proclivities, has proven to be the clog in our collective quest for national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity as a people”.

PDP: APC planning clampdown on Nigerians campaigning against it

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to clamp down on citizens campaigning against it ahead of the 2019 elections.

23 Kano lawmakers set to impeach speaker

23 members of the Kano House of Assembly are set to impeach the Assembly’s speaker, Yusuf Atta, for alleged highhandedness, dictatorship and many other offences.

Tyranny of the gavel

But it is the subject of the gavel that I intend to engage in this piece, particularly against the backdrop of the recent suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate and others before him.

Governor Ugwuanyi awards contract for erosion control on Umuabi road

The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, in line with its rural development agenda, has awarded contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi-Obinagu road in Udi Local Government Area of the state.

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Youth volunteers, better known as civilian joint task force, led by Muazu Alhaji Misiya in Bama local government area, have captured 19 Boko Haram fighters, and two commanders on the wanted-list of the Nigerian army.

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Stakeholders advocate better platform for migration reportage

Stakeholders on migration reporting have underscored the need for the creation of a better platform to ensure effective coverage and implementation of the national policy on migration issues.