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Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, Olapade Agoro, is dead.

Former presidential candidate Olapade Agoro passes on

Prominent politician and former presidential candidate of the National Action Council, Olapade Agoro, is dead.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

INEC deregisters 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties, meaning that they would not be participating in subsequent elections in the country.
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.

Election: 15 Imo governorship candidates step down for Senator Araraume

Few days to the Presidential/National Assembly elections in the country, 15 governorship candidates in Imo State have withdrawn from the race in support of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Ifeanyi Araraume.
President Buhari participates at Signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja on 11th Dec 2018-5

2019: Muhammadu Buhari, 67 others commit to peaceful electioneering

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday set the tone for rancour-free 2019 electioneering as he joined 67 other presidential candidates to sign a peace accord anchored by the National Peace Committee.

2019: NIPSS, political parties campaign against vote buying

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State and the National Organising Secretaries of various political parties on Wednesday urged the electorate and politicians to shun vote buying in the forthcoming elections.

2019: BankyW, Falz, others lead #VoteYourFuture campaign

Nigerian celebrities, Banky W, Falz, Ebuka, Bisola and other personalities, stormed Abuja for the official launch of the #VoteYourFuture campaign, hosted by ONE.

Parties in last minutes rush to beat INEC deadline for submission of names

Political parties on Thursday resorted to last minute rush to beat the Independent National Electoral Commission’s deadline for the submission of list of candidates for 2019 general elections.
President Buhari attends APC Presidential National Convention at Eagle Square on 6th Oct 2018 8

2019: Full list of presidential candidates, parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has already scheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections for Saturday, 16th February.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67.

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Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor, an energy expert, has commended the Federal Government on plans to make available 600,000 gas cylinders in the country as part of effort to drive Liquified Natural Gas (LPG) penetration.

Nigerian government to launch new pricing framework for gas operations

The chairman of National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the federal government will launch a new pricing framework to regulate operations in the gas sector.
Nuno Espirito Santo (left) jokes with Raul Jimenez (right), who visited Wolves while training

Wolves boss ‘confident’ Raul Jimenez will return this season

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is "totally confident" Mexico striker Raul Jimenez will be back from his fractured skull before the end of this season.

OPC nabs four ‘kidnappers’ in Ibarapa

The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, in Oyo State said yesterday that it arrested four suspected Kidnappers in the Ibarapa, area of the state.
“Now countries are still pursuing deals that will compromise the COVAX supply,” WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward told a briefing. “Without a doubt.”

WHO: Countries threaten global COVAX vaccine supply by making own deals

Countries seeking their own vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
Walter Kazadi Mulombo, WHO representative in Nigeria, told a briefing by video link that Nigeria was expecting 14 million doses in total.

WHO: Nigeria expects first four million coronavirus vaccine doses from COVAX next week

Nigeria is expecting its first 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week from the global COVAX vaccine programme for poor and middle-income countries, the head of the World Health Organization mission in Nigeria said on Friday.

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Bishop: Body language of leaders show we don’t have a country

A former governorship aspirant in Enugu State, Bishop Chris Asadu has declared that there will not be any country called Nigeria in the nearest future if all hands are not joined together with the Federal and State governments to solve the insecurity threatening the country.
Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.

South-West governors in closed-door meeting with monarchs over insecurity

Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Kagara: Nigerian government insists won’t pay ransom to secure release of abductees

The Nigerian Government has insisted that it would not pay any ransom to secure the release of abductees at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.
Demonstrators protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Myanmar protesters gather, undeterred by worst day of violence

Tens of thousands of opponents of Myanmar’s Feb. 1 military coup gathered on Sunday in towns from north to south, undeterred by the bloodiest episode of their campaign the previous day when security forces opened fire on protesters, killing two.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Official: 317 schoolgirls abducted in Zamfara attack

At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.