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The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Stakeholders say Senator Akpabio undermining APC in Niger Delta

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Niger Delta have raised the alarm that the actions of the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs is undermining the cohesion of the party in the region.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s coalition has strengthened its grip on parliament after the country’s electoral commission finalised the outcome of the election in the Indian Ocean nation.

Mauritius premier tightens hold on parliament

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s coalition has strengthened its grip on parliament after the country’s electoral commission finalised the outcome of the election in the Indian Ocean nation.
Members of the minority parties in the House of Representatives have faulted the suspension of the Minority Leader, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, and five other leaders of the caucus by the Peoples Democratic Party.

Reps minority leader rejects PDP’s allegations of disloyalty, warns of implosion

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has denied fresh allegations of disloyalty leveled against him by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, warning that poor handling of the crisis within the ranks of the party in the House of Representatives could lead to its destruction.

Ghanaian traders shut Nigerian shops

Members of the Ghana Union of Traders Association on Thursday closed shops owned by Nigerians in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region, Ghana.
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General (DG) of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the monthly allowance of corps members is tied to the national minimum wage and any hike will depend on the new wage.

NYSC awaits directives on minimum wage payment

Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the scheme is waiting for directives from the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on when to begin the payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage to corps members.

Nestle declares N25 interim dividend

Nestle Nigeria Plc has declared N25 per share interim dividend for the period ended September 30, 2019 (Q3’19) to its shareholders subject to appropriate withholding tax and approval.
A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

CSO petitions SGF, wants ALGON elections probed

A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Oyo APC crisis: We’re for genuine reconciliation – faction

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, popularly known as Reformer group, at the weekend, called on the national leaders of the party to raise a reconciliation committee that will resolve the post-election crisis in the party to enable it to regain its strength ahead of the 2023 elections.

NYSC members to benefit from new minimum wage – minister

Members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will soon receive the new minimum wage as allowance, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has said.

Four members of one family die in tragic accident

Five persons, including four members of one family, who have not yet been identified, were killed as two cars were gutted by fire after a collision.

Whitney Houston, Notorious BIG get nomination for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced late American international music legends, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G among its inductees for the 35th annual Hall of Fame ceremony, years after their death.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps to inaugurate standing committees next week

The House of Representatives will on October 2 inaugurate the chairmen, deputy chairmen, and members of its standing committees.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson charges corps members on free, fair elections

Corps members deployed to Bayelsa State for their national service and who would volunteer as electoral ad hoc staff during the gubernatorial election have been charged to ensure that the process was free, fair and credible.

South Africa arrests 90 for xenophobic attacks, looting

No fewer than 90 persons have been arrested in connection with the xenophobic attacks on foreigners, especially Nigerians in South Africa, the government has stated.

Stakeholders call for presidential intervention over ex-Customs unpaid benefits

Following appeal by the Association of Retired Customs Officers, ARCO, to the Customs management to pay the pension arrears owed its members, stakeholders in the maritime industry have called on the Presidency to intervene in the matter before it is too late.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC to sanction members engaging in anti-party

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Bayelsa State chapter, has vowed to sanction members who allegedly indulge in anti-party activities in the state.

Radiographers furious over inclusion of non professionals in training

Members of a professional body of radiographers in Nigeria, the Medical Imaging Society of Nigeria (MISON), have threatened to seek legal measures against the Registrar of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) and the Head of Institute of RRBN.
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Expert advises federal government to drop auto policy

An automotive communication consultant, Dr Oscar Odiboh, has advised the federal government to drop the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) Bill because the policy is not working.

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Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N702.058 billion for October

The Federal government, States and Local government Councils on Wednesday shared a total of N702.058 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of October 2019.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari signs executive order ending open defecation

Moves to check indiscriminate defecation in public places and its associated health challenges may have seen President Muhammadu Buhari signing Executive Order 009 to outlaw the practice.
The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone.

Betty Akeredolu: Child upbringing a joint task

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has decried the rate at which many Nigerian men abandon the responsibility of training children to their wives alone, and described childcare as a joint task in order to have a peaceful society.

Customs seizes contraband in Lagos, Kano

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have destroyed imported frozen poultry products seized by CGC Strike Force.
Chelsea have apologised after young players were exposed to a dangerous and prolific child abuser who was able to offend unchallenged at the club during the 1970s.

Chelsea to expect transfer ban verdict in the next two-to-three weeks

Chelsea were also fined £467,000 for breaking rules regarding third-party influence on players, which FIFA said they were guilty “in connection with two agreements it concluded concerning minors and which allowed it to influence other clubs in transfer-related matters.”