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Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi

Senator Makarfi tells labour to stop fighting for money

A former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has asked organised labour in the country to always hold government accountable rather than fighting for “money, money.”

NIMC joins secure identity alliance

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has joined the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), as an Advisory Observer.

UK’s CISI, CIS, NCMI sign MoU on capital market training

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) of the United Kingdom has entered into agreements with Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and the Nigerian Capital Market Institute (NCMI) to strengthen professional training and qualification of Nigerian capital market operators.
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NGE, NUJ condemn new National Assembly guidelines for journalists

New guidelines for the accreditation of journalists at the National Assembly have been condemned by journalists and editors.

103 Senior military, para-military officers inducted into NIM

No fewer than one hundred and three senior Military officers including paramilitary officers have been inducted into the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

Ebonyi government to publish names of identified cultists

The Ebonyi government has vowed to publish the names of all identified cultists in the state, including those of public officers in the state’s government.
Justin Hoke

Pastor sacked for opposing homosexuality

A Presbyterian pastor in Northern California, United States, has been sacked after he posted a message on the sign outside his church that stated “homosexuality is still a sin.”

15 suspected cultists denounce cultism in Enugu

No fewer than 15 cultists belonging to different cult groups have openly denounced their membership of cultism in Diogbe community, Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Mohammed Abubakar: I am not afraid of direct primaries

Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi on Saturday refuted speculations that he was jittery over the decision of the National Executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct direct primaries in the state.
Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London for a cabinet meeting to discuss 'no deal' Brexit preparations on September 13, 2018. - AFP - Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Britain warns will not pay Brexit cash if no EU deal

Brexit minister Dominic Raab issued a fresh warning Thursday that Britain would not pay the financial settlement promised to the EU after Brexit if there is no divorce deal.
Michelle Bachelet

UN condemns Egyptian death sentences on Muslim Brotherhood

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned an Egyptian court’s confirmation of death sentences on 75 people on Saturday.
This picture shows detainees inside the soundproof glass dock of the courtroom during the trial of 700 defendants including Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, in the capital Cairo, on September 8, 2018. An Egyptian court on September 8 handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Zeid, known as Shawkan, who earlier this year received UNESCO's World Freedom Prize. Shawkan was one of more than 700 defendants on trial in the same case, most of them facing charges of killing police and vandalising property during the clashes. The same court that jailed him also confirmed on Saturday death sentences initially issued in July against 75 defendants, including leaders of Morsi's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP

Egypt sentences 75 to death but photojournalist to be free ‘in days’

An Egyptian court handed a five-year jail sentence to award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid on Saturday and confirmed death sentences against 75 people in one of the largest mass trials since the 2011 uprising.

2019: ADC begins sales of nomination forms

The African Democratic Congress, ADC, has announced the commencement of its sale of its Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the 2019 general elections.

Two men remanded in prison over FCC commissioner’s murder in Ekiti

Tajudeen Bello and Luck Solomon — who allegedly murdered Mr. Bunmi Ojo, Commissioner in the Federal Character Commission, were on Monday in Ado Ekiti remanded in prison on the orders of an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Kogi group drums support for Yahaya Audu’s senatorial bid

A group, under the aegis of Kogi Youths Advocates of Good Governance (KYGG), has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) and people of the state to ensure the emergence of Yahaya Audu, the younger brother of late Prince Abubakar Audu as the Senator to represent Kogi East in the forthcoming election.

Buhari Support Organisation sets agenda for new APC executive

The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) Enugu State has appealed to the newly elected national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to set up an assessment committee to go round the country for critical updates on the strengths and weaknesses of the party.

Ekiti guber: I’m interested in the output, not election committee membership – Segun Oni

Former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, on Saturday said he is more concerned about the output of the election committee of the All Progressives Congress governorship primary than its membership.

APC proposes N14 billion budget for 2018 activities

As the 2019 general elections draw near, the caucus of the rulling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to consider a proposed budget of N14.82 billion for its activities in 2018.

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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.

We have defrayed N31 billion inherited debt – Ekiti governor

The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.
Markson Fefegha, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, has resigned his appointment in the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson ahead of the governorship election slated for November 16.

Bayelsa commissioner resigns ahead of governorship poll

Markson Fefegha, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, has resigned his appointment in the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson ahead of the governorship election slated for November 16.

Media experts demand administrative independence for INEC

Participants at a Focus Group Discussion on the trends and challenges in election coverage in Nigeria have asked the media to support ongoing advocacy on the administrative independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by actively collaborating with the Civil Society and other stakeholders to bring the issue to the front burner at the National Assembly.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa.

Bayelsa guber: PDP dares APC candidate to debate

Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday said its candidate in the November 16 election, Senator Douye Diri, is ready to face the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief David Lyon, in a debate.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont surrenders in Belgium

Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has turned himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues.