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A 39-year old Nigerian woman Eunice Atuejide has said President Muhammadu Buhari must not be allowed to continue in office beyond May 2019 - Twitter

Another female presidential candidate withdraws from race

The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday, announced her withdrawal from the race for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressed crowds of supporters in his home state of Katsina in the northwest, while his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, held his last rally in his native Adamawa, in the northeast.

Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polling

Nigeria’s presidential candidates wrapped up their election campaigns on Thursday, making a final pitch to voters before Africa’s most populous country heads to the polls.
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Oyo APC accuses PDP governorship candidate of reckless statements

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday berated the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr. Seyi Makinde, for engaging in what it described as uncoordinated vituperations rather than issue-based campaign.
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

ASCSN renews demand for suspension of NHIS’s Usman Yusuf over alleged gross misconduct

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has called for the immediate suspension of Prof Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), by the Federal Government over allegations of gross misconduct.

Adams Oshiomhole’s ex-aide defects to PDP in Edo

Chief David Olukoga, an aide to former Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, and Chairman, Edo State Traffic Management Agency, on Wednesday, formally defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party .
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Ibrahim Mera: My plans for Kebbi if elected governor in 2019

Kebbi State governorship aspirant, Prince Ibrahim Mera, has stated that if elected governor of the state in 2019, he will salvage the state from the stranglehold of misrule, mis-governance, maladministration and the general lack of direction of the administration in the state.
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South Africa in first recession since 2009

For the first time since 2009, South Africa entered recession in the second quarter of the year, data showed yesterday, in a stinging blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to revive the economy after a decade of stagnation.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: PDP’s latest allegation on anti-corruption baseless, diversionary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) latest allegations on President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s anti-corruption efforts as empty, baseless and diversionary.

Group wants R-APC to reconsider court action against APC

Chairman, Grassroots Mobilizers for Buhari (GMB), Ambassador Fatima M. Goni, has appealed to the Reformed All Progressives Congress (RAPC) to reconsider the court action they took against the Adams Oshiomhole led All Progressives Congress, (APC) even as she dismisses the recent coalition of the PDP and other parties.

Workers shut down NEMA offices

The staff of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike over what they termed as maladministration, ineptitude, incompetence and inefficiency of the current Director General, Mustafha Maihaja.

SDP: Mortuary, casket business thrive in Abia as poverty increases

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has lamented the upsurge in the business of mortuary operators and casket makers in Abia State, saying that it was symptomatic of bad governance and neglect of people’s welfare by the present administration.

President Buhari urged to sign PIGB Bill

Prof. Wumi Iledare of the University of Port Harcourt, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed by the National Assembly.

Governor Lalong swears in Justice Dakwak as Plateau Chief Judge

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau on Tuesday swore in Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak as the substantive Chief Judge of Plateau.

Workers seek NCC chief’s removal for alleged impunity

Senior staff of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) yesterday called for the removal of its Director General, Afam Ezekude, for alleged maladministration and misappropriations of funds.

Staff demand probe of NCC chief over alleged misappropriation of funds

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has called for the immediate probe of Afam Ezekude, the director-general of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), over alleged maladministration and misappropriation of funds totalling N406 million.

PTAD decries sharp practices in pension scheme

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has decried alleged sharp practices characterising the country’s pension scheme.

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

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