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As flood continues to wreak havoc on riverside communities in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed his government’s determination to ensure the safety of the people, saying residents of impacted areas would be moved forcibly from their houses if necessary.
Work on the second Niger Bridge linking Asaba in Delta and Onitsha in Anambra, has reached 50 per cent completion, Mr Wkscont Ajani, Federal Controller of Works, Anambra, has said.
The Federal Government has described the South-East Governors’ allegation of infrastructural neglect of their zone as “incorrect, unfair and flew in the face of available evidence”.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday stated that the federal government whistle-blower’s policy has raked in N13.8 billion from tax evaders.
The senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, and an ex-Minister of State for Power and Steel, Goddy Ogbaga and 13 others on Saturday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Eminent businessman and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that great and positive change would come to Abia State in 2019 when the All Progressives Congress (APC) would take over the reins of governance in the state.
Former Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia on Thursday said that President Muhammadu Buhari would win over 75 per cent of votes in the South-East in 2019 general elections, as a reward for the landmark projects he had executed in the zone.
Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural organisation of the Igbo speaking part of Nigeria, has tasked the federal government over timely completion of the second Niger Bridge project.
Dr Frank Udemba, National President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, has said the association had reservations on the impact of African Continental Free Trade Area on Nigeria’s economy.
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the “Igbo love President Buhari. What he is doing in Igboland has touched the Igbos. Let him know we love him and that in 2015, Igbo people played bad Politics, because the Igbos never believed in Buhari but in 2019 Igbo will vote massively for Mr. President.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to present its scorecard of achievements, especially in the area of infrastructural development, in the South-East and the South-South in its 16 years in office.
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has explained that if the issues that led to the Federation Accounts and Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting with governors that ended in a deadlocked is not resolved, salaries might be affected in the states.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Federal Government is committed to early completion of the ongoing second Niger bridge project and will sustain its funding.
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has canvassed for massive and total bloc vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in his homestate, Katsina State.
Human rights lawyer Festus Keyamo says Gani Fawehinmi was blacklisted by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari in 1985.
Stakeholders at a workshop organised by the International Republican Institute (IRI) have identified the ineffectiveness of rule of law and weak institutions involved in electoral processes as some of the factors instigating violence during an election in the country.
The presidential candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, has pledged to tackle insecurity and insurgency through proper remuneration of military personnel.
The Pension Transition Directorate (PTAD) yesterday disclosed that it has paid over N800million to war affected officers between 2015 and 2018.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has decried the continuous high-level of abuse of Tramadol and codeine based cough syrup among Nigerian youth and women.
Super Eagles camp for the crucial AFCON 2019 qualifier against Libya opened yesterday in Uyo with just three players as early birds.
Mr Deji Ajomale, President, African Sports Tourism Week, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to establish sports museums across the country.
The World Bank has allocated $10 million grant to the Gombe State Government prevent problem of acute malnutrition in the state.
Oti added that the officer in charge of the Anti-kidnapping Squad, SP Musa Bulus, led the investigation that eventually led to the discovery of the victim in Enugu State on September 14.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted cloudy weather conditions with chances of thunderstorms and moderate rainfall activities over some parts of the country on Tuesday.
The President, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Muhammed Idris, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to review retirement age of teachers to 65 years.