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NEPAD: 3,450 benefit from grassroots initiative

The National Coordinator of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said that over 3,450 women and youths in have benefited from the federal government’s Grassroots Support Initiative in Imo State.
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Nigeria delays election until February 23 over ‘challenges’

Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until February 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.

China lifts 13.86m rural dwellers out of poverty in 2018

China lifted 13.86 million people in rural areas out of poverty in 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday said.

VON chief urges Ndigbo to vote for President Buhari on Saturday

As campaigns wind up for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the Director General (DG) of Voice of Nigeria (VON) has pleaded with Ndigbo to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bauchi government to disburse N1 billion interest-free loans to traders

The Bauchi State government has inaugurated a committee to manage the disbursement of interest free loans of N1 billion to traders across the 20 local government areas of the state.
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Edwin Clark: Why we adopted Atiku Abubakar

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader Chief Edwin Clark has given his insight into why the Nigerian Leaders and Elders Forum have endorsed PDP candidate and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for president ahead of the February 16 presidential election.

Former Ethiopia premier to lead AU Observation Mission to Nigeria

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegne, will be leading the African Union (AU) Elections Observation Mission to Nigeria for the February 16, presidential and National Assembly elections.

Nigerian women embrace family planning ahead of population boom

Modupe Adegbite's grandfather had 22 children, while her father had nine. At the age of just 19, she has decided she wants no more than four.

The self-destructive, unforced error of fuel subsidy

The above quote is probably synonymous with the popular definition of insanity as “the continuous repetition of the same process with the same wrong results, and still expect a positive difference at each turn.”
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PDP: President Buhari weak, tired, let him go

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, is weak and tired, and therefore should be allowed to go on May 29, 2019.
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Rivers election: Accord Party promises to create billionaires as it flags off campaign

The Accord Party on Wednesday flagged off its campaign in Rivers with assurances that billionaires would be made of the people of the state if its governorship candidate was voted into power.
This picture released by Miraflores presidential palace press office shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro delivering a speech during a meeting in the framework of the preparations for the Bicentennial Angostura Congress and the Military Exercise “Soberania 2019” at the Fuerte Tiuna Military Complex, in Caracas on January 15, 2019. (Photo by Marcelo GARCIA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP)

Tensions rising in Venezuela ahead of rival protests

Opposition supporters and regime loyalists in Venezuela are set to hold competing mass street rallies on Wednesday, two days after a failed mutiny by soldiers hoping to spark a movement that would overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.
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Minister: Federal government’s poverty alleviation initiatives making impact

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Tuesday said the Federal Government poverty alleviation initiatives are making an impact in reducing poverty.
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Atiku Abubakar accuses President Buhari of promoting poverty, misery in Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, on Tuesday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government of promoting poverty and misery in land.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Federal government fighting poverty step-by-step – minister

The Federal Government has said it is fighting poverty step-by-step and ameliorating the plight of the poor and vulnerable people across the country.

Asiwaju Tinubu: Ex-President Obasanjo an election ‘rigger without peer’

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has taken his turn at lashing out at Olusegun Obasanjo over the the former president’s criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.
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Bauchi PRP pledges to reduce poverty

The People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in Bauchi has pledged to reduce poverty by boosting irrigatigation farming in the state if elected in 2019.

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Kebbi APC: We accept elections postponement in good faith

The All Progressive Congress in Kebbi State said it accepted the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in good faith.

11 killed as suicide bombers, gunman attack worshippers in Maiduguri

Eleven persons have died in an early morning suicide attack on Muslim worshippers in Maiduguri, Borno State.

INEC: There were attempts to sabotage our efforts

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there were attempts to sabotage the commission during preparations for the elections.

Nigeria Referees Association suspends 18 referees

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has suspended 18 referees from officiating matches in the ongoing 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.

Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb 25 ahead of Donald Trump...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told the Reuters news agency on Saturday.