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Ex-President Jonathan tasks Ninth Assembly on electoral reforms

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged elected members of the incoming Ninth National Assembly to take the issue of electoral reforms a notch further by adopting measures that would deepen confidence in the electoral system.

Festus Keyamo mocks PDP as South Africa announces election winner

Festus Keyamo, SAN, has mocked opposition political parties in Nigeria after the results of the South Africa Provincial and National elections were announced by the Independent Electoral Commission yesterday.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa voting on Wednesday. His party ANC projected to win the poll

ANC projected to win South Africa election

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was in touching distance of election victory Friday but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the country’s flagging economy and fight corruption, results showed.
Maximiliano Mendez-Parra

UK seeks improved relations in trade, investment with Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed its desire for improved growth in trade and investment relations with Nigeria, as a research delegation of the International Economic Development Group (ODI) is conducting a diagnostic study on the state of trade and investment between Nigeria and the UK.
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa to hold elections in May 2019

South Africans will head to polls in May 2019, officials said Wednesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party seeking to reverse growing voter discontent over the weak economy.
An Afghan voter casts his ballot at a polling centre for the country's legislative election in Herat province on October 20, 2018. - Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on October 20 as voting gets under way in the long-delayed legislative election that the Taliban has vowed to attack. (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI / AFP)

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

Explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, as the long-delayed legislative election dissolved into chaos with many voting locations remaining closed due to technical glitches and lack of staff.

SON engages experts to ensure safety, quality of products

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has engaged experts from the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry to develop and implement the Electro-technical standard to ensure the safety and quality of products.

Abia residents urged to support environmental courts

Abia Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ikechi Mgboji, has advised people of the state to support the efforts of the state’s environmental courts to ensure cleanliness in the society.

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The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.

CropIT, IITA to launch Nigeria’s first digital advisory agric platform

CropIT Nigeria Limited (CropIT) in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have concluded plans to launch a robust digital platform that will impact more than 5,000,000 farmers and over 100,000 agricultural extension officers.

South-East PDP congratulates governors on tribunal victories

The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-East geopolitical zone has congratulated Governors Okezie Ikpeazu, David Umahi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Emeka Ihedioha of Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo respectively on their victories at the governorship election petition tribunals.
[FILES] This aerial picture shows smouldering peatland after a fire blaize. (Photo by ADEK BERRY - AFP)

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.