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Adams Oshiomhole

Ninth National Assembly: Adams Oshiomhole urges APC members to take charge

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has insisted that the governing party with majority of senators and members-elect in the 9th National Assembly would not allow the opposition to hijack strategic committees.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Over 3.6 m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria.

Facebook to offer grants to bring more to ‘news deserts’

Facebook said Monday it would begin directing some of its funds to support US journalism efforts to so-called “news deserts” with little or no media coverage.
national assembly abuja

Presidency, APC yet to decide on National Assembly leadership positions

The Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have not taken any decision on the zoning of the positions of presiding officers of the 9th Assembly, according to a report.
Yusuf Buba

Yusuf Buba wishes to succeed Yakubu Dogara as speaker

Mr Yusuf Buba, Member, Representing Hong/Gombi Federal Constituency, Adamawa, has expressed desire to vie for the position of speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara in the ninth assembly.

Barnabas Gemade: Senatorial election a ‘terrible outing’

Senator Barnabas Gemade has described the just concluded National Assembly election in Benue Sate as a “terrible outing”, adding that the magnitude of corruption was unbelievable.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

ACPN congratulates President Buhari, wants government of national unity

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari “on his well deserved victory at the just concluded presidential election”, urging him to form a Government of National Unity.

APC set to dominate ninth Senate

Having won 60 seats by its candidates at last Saturday’s National Assembly election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to maintain dominance in the Ninth Senate.
Mammoth crowd today trooped out in Daura, Katsina State, as President Muhammadu Buhari observed today’s juma’at prayers at the central mosque of the town.

Celebration in Maiduguri over President Buhari’s re-election

Hundreds of jubilant youths took to the streets of Maiduguri, the Borno capital, to celebrate the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he would not be cowed to abandon the corruption war as steps have already been taken to insulate already recovered assets from looters-11

Nigerian president takes early lead amid vote-rigging charge

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari surged to an early lead in election returns on Monday, winning seven of 36 states in Africa's largest democracy, while the main opposition rejected the count, alleging manipulation.

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu resumes duty as new Defence spokesman

The new Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday assumed office at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Election: Plans thickens to unseat Senator Goje as six parties support PDP candidate

The Media and Publicity Committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organization in Gombe state, Alhaji Dahiru Hassann Kera, says the party is not disturbed by the postponement of the Presidential and NASS election by one week.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO holds forum on livestock, diary production in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday organized a one-day stakeholders forum for livestock farmers in the northeast, to accelerate milk and dairy production.
1 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF aircraft destroys Boko Haram training camp in Borno

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp and neutralized several terrorists at Malkonory in Northern Borno State.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

Elections: Military identifies troubled zones

The Defence Headquarters has identified some likely zones that might be prone to violence during the forthcoming general elections.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abukabar asks Borno electorates to reject President Buhari over failed promises

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in continuation of his campaign.
Maryam Garba Bagel

Maryam Bagel: Why Northeast should support President Buhari

Maryam Bagel, a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, who is also the national treasurer of Presidential Support Committee (PSC), has urged the electorate in the Northeast region to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 election so that he can complete his development projects.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, has donated 140,468 bags of food items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Boko Haram in Borno and Yobe states.

Boko Haram: 59,000 displaced in last three months – IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says an upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-ravaged North-east Nigeria has displaced 59,200 people in the last three months.

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Court jails trader for attempting to defile 7-year-old girl

A Magistrate’s Court in Jos on Tuesday sentenced a trader, Abdullahi Amadu, 30, to six months in prison for attempting to defile a seven-year-old girl.
Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann gestures during the Spanish League football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on Decemeber 22, 2018. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)

Antoine Griezmann ‘a little bid fed up’ of transfer talk as Barcelona rumours resurface

Antoine Griezmann has declared himself "a little bit fed up" of transfer speculation amid fresh talk he could leave Atletico Madrid for Barcelona.

Journalists face possible jail for Cardinal’s trial reporting

Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Ninth Senate: Leave Bukola Saraki out of your jostle for Senate presidency – PDP...

The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress to stop dragging the name of the incumbent Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, into the schemes and plots by Senators-elect of the ruling party over who and who gets elected into the leadership of the Ninth Senate.
Brazil's Tite

Tite: Brazil ready to bounce back against Czech Republic

Tite insists he will not allow criticism of his Brazil tenure to affect him as his team look to bounce back against the Czech Republic.