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On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.
Kayode Akiolu

I took advantage of Not Too Young To Run Act – Lagos Rep-elect

House of Representatives member-elect Kayode Akiolu (APC-Lagos) said that he took advantage of the “Not Too Young to Run” act to win the Feb. 23 election.
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Nigeria’s youth boom approaches the voting booth frustrated

Halima Usman is part of a booming new generation in Nigeria, voting for the first time in a presidential election on Saturday after being raised during the country's two decades of civilian rule.
Abdulaziz Nyako

Senator Nyako: Senate needs more powers to sanction erring government officials, organisations

Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako (ADC-Adamawa) has called for more powers for the Senate to enable it to sanction erring government officials and organisations.

Samson Itodo wins Future Awards Young Person of the Year

The `Not too Young to Rule’ sponsor Samson Itodo on Sunday emerged the winner of 2018 Future Awards Young Person of the Year 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari raises alarm over ‘misuse’ of social media

President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted Nigerians on the challenges and danger associated with the misuse of what he described as “today’s world of social media.’’

ANPA to assist Nigeria scale-up healthcare

The Association of Nigerian Physicians in America (ANPA) has pledged to enlist the services of over 5,000 members to assist Nigeria to scale-up its health indices and boost healthcare delivery.
President Buhari meets with Nigerians in Diaspora at the Sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 27th Sep 2018 4

Nigerian doctors in US pledge to scale up Nigeria health indices

The Association of Nigerian Physicians in America pledged to assist Nigeria scale up her health indices and boost healthcare delivery.

Criticism over huge fees for Nigerian election hopefuls

Nigeria's two main political parties are asking election hopefuls to pay huge fees for the chance to stand at next year's general election, in a move criticised as favouring the rich and well-connected.

2019: APC aspirants cry out over ‘outrageous cost of nomination forms’

Aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have cried out over what they tagged as ‘outrageous cost price’ of nomination forms into various elective positions for the 2019 general elections.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki

2019: Senator Saraki picks PDP presidential nomination form

Twenty four hours after declaring his intention to run for president in 2019, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has obtained the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki: I did not intend to create rift among the ‘Not Too Young...

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said it was his intention to put the Not Too Young to Run group in an invidious position, when he declared his presidential ambition at a function organised by the group.
Bukola Saraki

2019: My declaration made in good faith – Senator Saraki replies youth group

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that his declaration for the presidency in 2019 election was made in good faith to young PDP aspirants, partly as a symbolic act of encouragement.
Bukola Saraki

Not-Too-Young-To-Run condemns Senator Saraki’s presidential declaration

“As noted earlier, the movement reaffirms its identity as a non-partisan citizen-led movement dedicated to the defense of democracy, political inclusion and transformative leadership.

2019: ‘Not Too Young To Run’ dissociates self from Senator Saraki’s declaration

The ‘Not Too Young To Run’ movement has dissociated itself from the formal declaration by Bukola Saraki to run for president on the platform of the opposition party, PDP.
Senate President Bukola Saraki

2019: Full text of Bukola Saraki’s declaration to run for presidency

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday formally declared his intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 general elections.

ADC strengthens NWC, appoints new spokesperson

The reorganisation was said to be in line with the party’s commitment to developing a sustainable political platform to serve as a model in the country that will produce credible leaders, who will take Nigeria to its preferred destination.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) talks during a press conference at the Kutupalong refugee camp after meeting with the Rohingya community in Bangladesh's southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar on July 2, 2018. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit July 2 to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

2019: UN to activate Nigeria Peace Committee

As the 2019 general election draws near, the UN said there is the need to reactivate the National Peace Committee, which played critical roles in ensuring a peaceful 2015 presidential election.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
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SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

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Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

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Huawei accuses US of bullying

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Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.