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Senator Saraki: Legislative business must continue despite elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has charged his colleagues to be focused on legislative business despite activities of the election season, even as he called for restraint in the use of power.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje. UNDP Nigeria

INEC assures on readiness to conduct free, fair elections

Ahead of the general elections coming up on February 16 and March 2, the Osun State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has expressed the commission’s readiness to conduct a free, fair and credible poll.

PDP: APC’s threat to takeover power in Kwara an unrealistic dream

The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the purported threat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their leaders in the state to takeover power in the state in 2019 as an unrealistic ambition that would not see the light of the day.

Christmas: APC tasks Nigerians to pray for Nigerian leaders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of Christmas to pray for the country’s leaders, peace, progress and socio-economic development.

By-election: LASIEC presents Certificate of Return to councillor-elect in Lagos

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has presented Certificate of Return to Mr Nurudeen Olufemi, the winner of Bariga (Ward C Owode Orile) by-election held in Bariga Local Council Development Area on Tuesday.

NGO tasks Bauchi stakeholders on local council autonomy

Stakeholders in Bauchi State have been urged to champion the agitation for the autonomy of the local government system in the country.

UN: Nigeria ranks 11th highest in child marriage

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), on Wednesday said Nigeria ranked 11 among the 20 countries in the world with highest prevalence of child marriage.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday urged Nigerians not to fall into deceptions of President Muhammdu Buhari and his party (APC) in their to seek second term.-3

PDP: Why South-East governors were absent at Atiku Abubakar’s Sokoto rally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Organization has dismissed media reports that governors elected on the platform of the party from the South East geo-political zone shunned the party’s Zonal rally held in Sokoto on Monday.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has restated that he is an advocate of fiscal federalism, stronger state governments and state police.

PANDEF: Yemi Osinbajo frustrating development in Niger Delta

Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, the umbrella body of traditional rulers, leaders and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region has accused the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbjo of causing confusion in the Niger Delta region with his purported abandonment of the Strategic Implementation Work Plan, SWIP, for development of the oil and gas-rich region.

Firm urges Nigeria to leverage innovation for productivity, growth

The Country Managing Director, Accenture Nigeria, Niyi Yusuf, has urged Nigerians to leverage on innovation to boost productivity, economic prosperity and improve growth prospects.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Cleric warns Afenifere not to don’t divide Yoruba over support for Atiku Abubakar

Leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, have been advised to stop endorsing or openly campaigning for individuals and political parties seeking elective offices in 2019 general elections.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at the opening ceremony for the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/Pool

Pakistan premier’s defence of the political U-turn sparks mirth

Margaret Thatcher was famously not for turning, but Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has declared U-turns to be a "hallmark of great leadership", in comments provoking criticism from opponents and a slew of jokes from Pakistanis.
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Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes of also featuring at the finals.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says China aims to complete talks on a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea within three years. AFP

ASEAN and China tout progress over South China Sea

Leaders from Southeast Asia and China say they're making progress in keeping the peace in the disputed South China Sea as they work towards a "code of conduct" to govern navigation routes and other activities in the area.

Osita Okechukwu calls for Adams Oshiomhole’s resignation as APC chair

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has asked the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to resign honourably to save the party from further embarrassment.
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2019: US Institute denies predicting Muhammadu Buhari’s victory

The US Institute of Peace has described reports by some Nigerian newspapers that it has made a prediction that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election as ‘erroneous’
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Police restrategise to tackle crimes

Wise World Firm Consult Limited, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has trained some police officers in the use of technology in tackling crimes and insecurity in the country.

2019: Buruji Kashamu hails INEC’s decision on Ogun PDP candidates list

Sen. Buruji Kashamu, whose faction’s list was accepted, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the leadership of the party for recognising the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led Ogun State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti government to reconstruct Ado township roads

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend said his administration would soon begin the reconstruction of Ado township roads many of which have become deplorable as a result of lack of maintenance in the last four years.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

APC: Governor Abiodun’s appeal court victory, true reflection of people’s wishes

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has described the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the Appeal Court as a true reflection of the overwhelming wishes of Ogun people, freely expressed in the March 9 governorship election.

Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Aisha Buhari counsels parents on moral upbringing of children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.