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Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government establishes 20 new marriage registries

The Federal Government has established 20 new Federal Marriage Registries across the country in a bid to bring Federal Marriage Registry closer to the grassroots.

INEC creates 924 additional polling units in Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State says it has created additional 924 polling units across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON petitions President Buhari over ‘N5 billion theft’

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has called on President Muhamamdu Buhari to invoke his constitutional powers by directing relevant anti-corruption agencies to arrest and investigate Mr. Alabi Akolade David for alleged misappropriation, diversion and money laundering of funds to the tune of over N5 billion belonging to the association.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court voids council dissolution in Katsina, Oyo

The Supreme Court, in two judgments on Friday, set side the decision by Governors Aminu Masari (Katsina State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) to dissolve elected Local Governments Councils in their states.
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Oyo council poll: Security agencies enjoin stakeholders to shun violence

As local government election draws near in Oyo State, all security agencies have mapped out strategies to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order during the exercise.

2023: INEC creates additional 770 polling units for Gombe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Gombe will get additional 770 polling units to the existing 2,218, following the expansion of voter access to the polling units.

NOA sensitises Oyo residents ahead of council election

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has embarked on sensitisation of residents of some local government areas in Oyo State, ahead of the May 22 council elections.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Minister: 28 states at risk of severe flooding

No fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced on Thursday.

2023: APC group urges Kebbi governor to ‘institutionalise power rotation’

A pressure group in the Kebbi State All Progressives Congress (APC) advocating for power rotation has urged state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu to ‘institutionalise power rotation’ in the state.

Cash transfer officers charged to enrol vulnerable households in Enugu

National enrolment officer of the Conditional Cash Transfer, Mr Shimang Shikfu, has tasked the Enugu State Cash Transfer Unit officers to enrol the “poorest of the poor and vulnerable households” into the scheme to eradicate poverty.

Kano state fire service rescue 13 from open wells

Kano State Fire Service, says it rescued 13 victims who fell inside wells and open water bodies from January to March.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor places price on head of two gang leaders

Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike has placed a price on the head of two dreaded criminal gang leaders, VIP and Comasi, terrorising communities in Rivers.

2023: ‘Political party gamblers’ no longer acceptable in APGA – party leader

The Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Augustine Ehiemere, said the party will no longer issue tickets to “political party gamblers”.

2023: INEC creates 1,235 new polling units in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created additional 1, 235 polling units in Imo state to expand access to voters.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers not part of secessionist struggles

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has warned secessionist groups not to hoist unnecessary flags in his state, noting that the state was not part of such struggles
An All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) aspirant for Governor of Anambra in the November 6 state election, Nonso Okafor, has declared that he would consolidate on Governor Willie Obiano’s legacy should he be elected into office.

APGA guber aspirant: I understand Anambra’s potentials, problems better than others

An All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) aspirant for Governor of Anambra in the November 6 state election, Nonso Okafor, has declared that he would consolidate on Governor Willie Obiano’s legacy should he be elected into office.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian service chiefs to brief Senate on Thursday

The Service Chiefs will on Thursday brief the Senate on the security situation of the country.
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Lagos council poll: LASIEC cautioned against conducting elections in 37 LCDAs

Ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State, a group, United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, has cautioned the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), against conducting the poll in 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi raises the alarm over influx of bandits from Yobe

Bauchi State Government has raised the alarm over the influx of bandits from neighboring Yobe state. It said the bandits had infiltrated four local governments.
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Lagos council polls: Election must take place in only 20 councils – group

United Foundation for Survival and Sustainability, a Non Governmental Organisation, has warned the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) against conducting elections in 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, saying the exercise should only take place in 20 Local Government Area, LGAs, across the state.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Insecurity: There will be no election in 2023 – APC chieftain

Former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, in Niger state, Jonathan Vatsa, has said that unless the current security situation in the country is addressed, Nigerians should not expected any election in 2023.
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NPopC seeks traditional rulers’ support for enumeration area demarcation

The National Population Commission (NPC) has called on the traditional rulers in Zamfara to support the ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in the state.

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Taraba governor: Senator Alhassan’s demise a personal loss

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has described the death of former minister of Women Affairs Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan as a personal loss to him.

President Buhari mourns Senator Al-Hassan’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he is deeply saddened by the death of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, “Mama Taraba’’, who was Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development during his first term in office.
Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

Newcastle boost survival hopes after hitting four past Leicester

Newcastle gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost after hammering Leicester 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Edo to spend N3 billion on economic recovery programme

Edo state government will spend over N3 billion to implement the Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC begins work on Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has kicked off construction work in the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project with a firm commitment not to fail Nigerians.

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Washington denies Iran state media report saying prisoner swap agreed

The United States on Sunday denied a report by Iran's state television that the arch-foes had reached a prisoner swap deal in exchange for the release of $7 billion frozen Iranian oil funds under U.S. sanctions in other countries.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong: Plateau to sign final agreement with minimum wage negotiation council

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has directed the Head of Service to convene a meeting with the negotiation Council for the signing of final agreement and consequential adjustment on the N30,000 new minimum wage in the state.
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

Ogun workers make case for 2015-2020 leave allowance

Ogun state workers have pleaded with the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to look into the remnants of the 2015-2020 leave allowance of the state public servants.
National Population Commission - NPC - NPopC

NPopC seeks traditional rulers’ support for enumeration area demarcation

The National Population Commission (NPC) has called on the traditional rulers in Zamfara to support the ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in the state.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kogi governor lauds vigilantes for repelling kidnappers, rescuing victims

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commended the vigilance group and security agents in Dekina Local Government Area of the state for the arrest of notorious kidnappers.