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Minister assures victim of bottle attack of justice

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has assured that justice will be served to the victim of a broken bottle attack, Mr. Elvis Omoiro, who was stabbed over a political disagreement in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta state.

Tanko Yakassai: Once you can read, write, understand, you can stand for election

Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said that he was not surprised by the verdict of the presidential election petition tribunal which affirmed President Muhammad Buhari as the winner of the presidential elections conducted by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) earlier in the year.

Presidential tribunal: President Buhari’s chief of staff, others storm court

The Chief of Staff (COS) to President Muhammad Buhari, Abba Kyari, is the latest of dignitaries to arrive at the venue of the much expected judgment in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Federal government signs MOU with Unilorin on land for N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government has signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of 40-hectare farmland with the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, for the Social Intervention Programmes (SIP) N-Power Agro beneficiaries.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC boss urges incoming ministers to mainstream human rights in government policies

Mr Tony Ojukwu, Executive Secretary (ES) of National Human Rights Commission, on Wednesday in Abuja, urged incoming ministers to mainstream human rights in development policies of government.

North group vows to resurrect RevelotionNow campaign

Contrary to a statement by the Coalition of Northern Group that the North would not join the “RevolutionNow” campaign as called by Omoyele Sowore a few weeks ago, another northern group, Joint Northern Action Front in Kaduna on Sunday called on the North to join the campaign.

Lagos Assembly screens commissioner-nominees Joe Igbokwe, six others

The Lagos State House of Assembly ad hoc committee screening Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commissioner-nominees and advisers resumed the exercise yesterday with the final batch of 13 nominees it received over the weekend.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Catholic knights task President Buhari on insecurity

Worried by increasing insecurity in the nation, the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria have called on President Muhammad Buhari to rise above the myriad of challenges facing the nation and deliver on his electoral promises to Nigerians.

10,000 for post-UTME screening at Federal University Dutsinma

About 10,000 candidate are expected to participate in the post UTME screening exercise for the 2019 admission into Federal University Dutsinma, FUDMA, Katsina State, beginning from Monday, August 5
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

Governor Ortom: I will work with Senator Akume for Benue’s development

There are strong indications that the feud between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his estranged godfather, Senator George Akume, will soon be a thing of the past following the governor’s expressed desire to work with the latter.

Army commander renews call on Boko Haram to surrender

The newly promoted General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu, has renewed call to Boko Haram insurgents to surrender their arms.

Abubakar Yari lauds President Buhari for re-appointing Godwin Emefiele as central bank governor

A former Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Governor Yahaya: Peace Corps a critical security need

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has said the Peace Corps organization should be allowed to assist the existing agencies in restoring peace and security in Nigeria.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senator Lawan: Senate to review Public Procurement Act

The President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmad Lawan, on Monday said the nation’s public procurement procedures was short of world best practices, saying the Act will receive holistic overhaul.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Chaplain commander applauds President Buhari over anti-corruption bill

Commander-General, Harpazo Chaplain Corps International, Chaplain (Dr.) Joluwaseyi Joseph, has applauded President Muhammad Buhari, for signing the new anti-corruption bill into law.

Senator Bode Ola wants release of June 12 election results

Sen. Bode Ola, a lawmaker in the 6th Assembly and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, has urged President Muhammad Buhari to order the immediate release of the June 12,1993 election results annulled by the military government.
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Banditry: Governor Matawalle meets Miyetti Allah

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara state has disclosed that end to banditry will no longer be lips talk but by action based on the outcome of his meeting with leaders of the Fulani and their famous association Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.

Democracy: Ex-INEC chief Attahiru Jega calls for review of extant laws

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for a review of extant laws to further deepen democracy in Nigeria.

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Federal government begins trial of train services on Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge November

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the ambition of the federal government is to begin free ride on Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line by November.
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Two jailed over online image of footballer Sala’s body

Two people were jailed on Monday for illegally accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January, and posting images online.
The National-State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified the election of Chris Adaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.

Tribunal sacks Benue deputy speaker

The National/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, has nullified the election of Chris Adaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the 2019 Ohimini State Constituency election.

#BBNaija: Tacha, Mike, three others up for eviction

Tacha, Mike, Ike, Elozonam and Cindy have been nominated for possible eviction.

NANS wants Anambra polytechnic re-opened

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday called on Anambra State Government to urgently reopen the state Polytechnic, Mgbakwu shut down last week following a protest by the students.