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House of Reps panel seeks prosecution of NDDC IMC, contractors over N81.5 billion infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore who secured a second term of office.

Allies of Burkina Faso’s president retain control of parliament

The ruling coalition of Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore, who was re-elected to a second term last week, has retained its majority in parliament, the electoral commission said on Sunday.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

PDP: Governor Ikpeazu has no plans to join APC

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed reports that Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu has no plans to defect to the All Progressive Congress, APC.

Senator Egwu: Arrest me with proof I plan on instigating violence in Ebonyi

Former Governor of Ebonyi State, Sen. Sam Egwu has asked security agencies to arrest him if it is proved that he, alongside other leaders, are planning to instigate violence in the state.
Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.

Anambra election: God has cleared my way to government house – George Moghalu

Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has explained why he is eyeing the governorship seat of Anambra state come 2021.
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as voters stand in a queue to cast their ballots during the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) and Panchayat by-elections at a polling station in Shamsabad area of Budgam district on November 28, 2020. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

Tough security for Indian Kashmir’s first vote since autonomy cancelled

Voters in Indian-administered Kashmir went to the polls Saturday amid a heavy security presence in the first direct elections in the disputed region since the government stripped its semi-autonomy last year.
Former Governor of old Kano Retired Colonel Sani Bello has explained why he decided to give up normal birthday celebrations for medical outreaches.

Colonel Sani Bello: Why I gave up normal birthday celebrations

Former Governor of old Kano Retired Colonel Sani Bello has explained why he decided to give up normal birthday celebrations for medical outreaches.

Niger Delta militants asks Nigerian government not to accede to the demands of region’s...

A coalition of nine militant groups, under the auspices of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has asked the Federal Government to throw away the seven-point demands made by South South Leaders and governors during a recent meeting with a team from the Presidency, led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari in Port Harcourt.

Governor Umahi accuses Senators Anyim, Egwu, others of planning to destabilise his government

Less than two weeks after his defection from People’s Democratic Party, PDP to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has accused leaders of his former party of planning to destabilise his government.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has played down reports of a training ground row between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos and says there's no problem between the pair

Dani Ceballos: David Luiz incident shows Arsenal character

Dani Ceballos believes his recent training ground spat with David Luiz shows Arsenal have a character not previously seen until Mikel Arteta's arrival.
Many Nigerians have been paying tribute to the late editor of Sunday Times and celebrated columnist, Gbolabo Ogunsanwo, who died at 75.

Nigerians mourn veteran journalist Gbolabo Ogunsanwo’s demise

Ogunsanwo died on Friday in Lagos after a brief illness. Some of those who have paid tribute to the late Sunday Times editor were Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and leading lights in Nigerian journalism, namely former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba; ex-Minister of Transportation, Chief Ebenezer Babatope; a former manager of training at the Daily Times, Chief Tola Adeniyi; and another veteran journalist, Mr Eric Teniola.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Zamfara governor commends David Umahi for dumping PDP

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has commended his Ebonyi counterpart, Gov. Dave Umahi, for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Governor Uzodinma: If you’re in opposition, fasting is your hope of survival

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday in Abuja boasted that only members of the ruling party had accelerated access to federal resources, saying members of the opposition, on the other hand, could only rely...
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APC: PDP not a worthy opposition

The APC also claimed former President Goodluck Jonathan has been working for the ruling party and the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, because he is a ‘progressive’ statesman.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

2023: PDP berates Tunde Fashola, urges him to respond to N4.6 billion fraud allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, not to hide under the disagreements and confusion in his party, All Progressives Congress, over the 2023 elections to divert attention from reports of how N4.6 billion public fund was diverted into private bank accounts during his tenure as Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos East bye-elections: Governor Sanwo-Olu woes electorate for APC

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday implored residents of Lagos East Senatorial District to vote for candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Dec. 5 bye-elections.
Defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore who secured a second term of office.

President Buhari congratulates Burkina Faso president on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a five-year second term in office.
The three months moratorium on loans to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) granted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is a reprieve of about N410 million, it was learnt yesterday.

Lagos governor urges residents to encourage council chairmen to do more projects

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged residents of the state to encourage their council chairmen to execute more development projects within their communities.

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Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo speaker, three others risk jail term over ‘contempt of court’

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oloyeloogun, and three members of the state Assembly have been summoned by the State High Court to show course why they should not be jailed for disobedience to the court’s order.
The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest.

#EndSARS: Traders beg Nigerian government, states for compensation

Reeling from the wanton loss of property, the Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest that erupted across the country.
End Sars Protesters gather to barricade the Lagos - Ibadan expressway, the oldest highway and major link to all parts of the country. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola-NurPhoto via Getty Images

CSO: Second wave of #EndSARS protest‘ll ground Nigeria

A Civil Society Organisation, Citizen Action for Good Governance (CAGG), has raised the alarm over planned resuscitation of the #EndSARS protest, warning that the country may not survive the civil unrest, following the loss of lives, destruction of public and private property that greeted the previous exercise.
In his vote of thanks, the Emir of Gona lauded Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his political sagacity in influencing the setting up of the hospital in the state and for approving the siting of the medical facility within his emirate.

Gombe governor lauds President Buhari for his political will on oil, gas exploration

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his Political will and commitment he has so far exhibited on the actualization of the Kolmani Oil Well Project in the Benue trough of the Gongola basin.
US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic.

UK secures two million more doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

The new deal came a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Nadhim Zahawi, a junior business minister, to be minister responsible for the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.