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Ogun APC warns banks against granting Governor Amosun’s last-minute loan

The Ogun State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned banks and other financial institutions not to succumb to threats and pressures from the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to obtain last-minute loans, overdrafts and other financial instruments barely two months to the end of his tenure.

Governor Okorocha: Imo State isn’t rich enough to have N17 billion

Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that, with its meagre federal allocation and a paltry Internally Generated Revenue, Imo State did not have the N17bn said to have been illegally withdrawn by him.
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Groups call for regional integration of South West

Mr Seye Oyeleye, Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) and other Pan-Yoruba groups have called on the newly elected political leaders in the South-West to make regional integration their focus.
Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Zamfara State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Zamfara governor-elect promises to boost IGR for state development

The Zamfara State Governor-Elect, Mukhtar Idris, has promised to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state for the development of the people.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Low turnout in elections universal

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC National Leader, has said that low turnout in Saturday’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections in Lagos and other places was a universal development.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Elections: We’ll win because we’re the only party in Lagos – Asiwaju Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that his party will clear the polls because it is “the only party” in Lagos State.

Bureaux de Change operators set exchange rate agenda for President Buhari

The Association of Bureaux de Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has set N250 to dollar exchange rate agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari in his second term in office.
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Speaker Dogara, six political parties, others move to stop Governor Abubakar

Six political parties and other political stakeholders in Bauchi State under the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, have formed a coalition to stop the incumbent governor, Mohammed Abubakar’s re-election bid.

Amnesty programme reintegrates 13,000 ex-militants

The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof Charles Dokubo, has said that over 13,000 ex agitators in the Niger Delta have been fully reintegrated into the society by the federal government.

Official: Benue government to grant BIRS autonomy

Benue State government has assured the Benue Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) that it was prepared to grant the board autonomy, if it promises to improve on revenue generated internally.

Elections: NANS accuses Akwa Ibom government of buying endorsements

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has threatened to shut down the state government’s activities in Akwa-Ibom.
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NANS threatens to shut down Akwa Ibom government’s activities

The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) has threatened to shut down government’s activities in Akwa Ibom State.
The Lagos State All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Jimi Agbaje, on Friday differed on infrastructure, health and other issues that would spur the development of the state.

Election: Jide Sanwo-Olu, Jimi Agbaje disagree on infrastructure, health

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Jimi Agbaje, on Friday differed on infrastructure, health and other issues that would spur the development of the state.

Bayelsa internal revenue hits N13.6 billion

The Bayelsa State Government, on Thursday, posted a total of N13.6 billion as its annual Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for last year, as against the N4.5bn realized in 2012.
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Nigeria’s e-payment transactions hit N56.85 trillion

Latest report from the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), has shown that Nigeria’s electronic payment (e-payment) services, recorded transactions worth N56.85 trillion between January and end of September, 2018.
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Adekunle Akinlade: I’ve 50-year vision for Ogun

Adekunle Akinlade, the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun State, Wednesday, said he has a 50-year vision for the State.

Governor Ajimobi presents 2019 budget, says 2018 appropriation bill performed at 27 per cent

The economic and social sectors topped the N285 billion Appropriation Bill presented by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to the Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday.

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NAF to take delivery of battle aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force says it will take delivery of Augusta 109 power helicopter from Italy soon, to strengthen its arsenal for the fight against insurgency in the North-West.
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Stakeholders seek NJC intervention on violence during Rivers elections

Stakeholders in Rivers State on Tuesday has called on the National Judicial Commission (NJC) to ensure justice is meted out to perpetrators of violence during and after the 2019 general elections.

Election petitions: PCA Bulkachuwa threatens to deal with erring judges

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday warned that the court will not hesitate to deal decisively with any chairman or member of the Election Petitions Tribunal found wanting in the discharge of his or her duties.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ll reclaim my mandate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandate.