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Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Governor Yahaya suspends all government’s appointments, contracts in Gombe

The newly sworn-in governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, has suspended all appointments, contracts and allocations by the state and local government councils as from March 10.
Petr Cech

Unai Emery: I’m happy Petr Cech is facing Chelsea

Unai Emery will have no qualms starting Petr Cech in the Europa League final, despite the retiring Arsenal goalkeeper reportedly returning to Chelsea this summer.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC tasks Nasarawa government on contributory pension system

The Nasarawa state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the State Government to adopt contributory pension system to safeguard the future of its workers.

Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief urges personnel to maintain discipline, battle-readiness

Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has urged officers and men to maintain discipline and combat-readiness always to be able to end insurgency and banditry in the country.

Sa’ad Idris named substantive INEC’s TEI chief

Dr. Sa’ad Umar Idris has been appointed as the substantive Director General of the Electoral Institute, TEI, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Easter: Police assures Lagosians of adequate security

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has assured the people in the State of adequate security during the Easter holidays.
The policemen arrested were identified as: Inspector Adamu Usman, Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergeant Kashim Tijani, Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and, Sergeant Paul Adeoye.

Police arrest five, declare inspector wanted for killing girl, injuring man in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested five Police officers and declared an Inspector, Dania Ojo, wanted, for allegedly shooting dead a girl, Ada Ifeanyi, in the Apapa area of Lagos State.
NSCDC

UTME: NSCDC deploys 39 officers to Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Niger Command, has deployed 39 personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in different parts of the state.

Central bank: Economic activities expand faster in March

For the first time in 2019, economic activities grew faster as the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors continued to expand in the month of March.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Tension as rerun polls hold in four states

There is palpable tension in Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states as thousands of voters in selected polling units file out this morning to conclude the elections that will determine winners of the governorship polls in the states.

Supplementary elections: Police deploy five DIGs, other senior officials

Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu has deployed five deputy inspectors-general (DIGs) to oversee election security in parts of the country where rerun had been scheduled for Saturday.
Atedo Peterside

Stakeholders ask federal government to probe killings during Rivers elections

Some stakeholders in Rivers state have called on the federal government to investigate every single death recorded during the elections in the state.

Don’t blame army for involvement in elections – Bayelsa deputy governor

The Bayelsa Deputy Governor, retired Rear Admiral John Jonah, has urged Nigerians not to blame the army for its involvement in the 2019 general elections.

Uche Secondus: There may be no elections in 2023

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, during his speech at the opening session of the caucus meeting of the party in Abuja, raised the alarm that there might be no election in 2023 if the military continued to participate during elections as they were allegedly used during the February 23 elections.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army: We operated within legal boundary during polls

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its activities in the just-concluded Presidential and National Assembly polls were within the ambit of the law and rules of engagement.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Elections: IGP Adamu warns policemen to remain apolitical, non-partisan

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers deployed for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections to remain apolitical and nonpartisan.
Peter Afunanya

DSS denies tapping phones, slams PDP’s CUPP for fake news

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied tapping the telephone lines of Nigerians and dismissed as fake news the allegation by Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, a political group allied to the PDP.

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Senator Victor Umeh

Senator Umeh: Why I’m challenging Uche Ekwunife’s declaration

The immediate past senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district, Chief Victor Umeh, has said that for Nigeria to evolve, there must be strict adherence to the rules governing the country.

Police nab four over murder, robbery in Ekiti

The Ekiti State police command has arrested a 33-year old man, Kazeem Babalola, for allegedly killing three persons in Ado Ekiti metropolis.
Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

Nasarawa Assembly re-elects Balarabe-Abdullahi as Speaker

The sixth Nasarawa State House of Assembly has re-elected Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi (APC-Umaisha/Ugya constituency) as Speaker.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump: Federal Reserve ‘very, very destructive’ to economy

President Donald Trump said Monday the US central bank has been “very, very destructive” to the economy by raising interest rates too quickly.

Nigerian Breweries faces lawsuit by engineering firm over intellectual property

An Engineering firm, Evanpower Engineering Limited, has threatened to drag brewery giant, Nigerian Breweries to court over alleged usage of its Intellectual Property without pay.