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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Lagos APC resolves Ndigbo leadership tussle in ruling party – chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State says it has resolved the raging leadership tussle within the Ndigbo group in the party.
A popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has said that his ancestors are Igbo, from South-East of Nigeria.

Bishop T.D Jakes: My ancestors are Igbo

He said this in an interview with BBC Igbo. According to him: “Mine was traced back to West Africa, to Nigeria and particularly Igbo. My ancestors were Igbos. It’s indescribable. It gives something that we the African-Americans don’t have, which is roots.

PDP: Edo election has rekindled hope for Nigeria’s democracy

Deacon Austin Umahi, the South East National Vice Chairman of the PDP, said the outcome of the 2020 governorship election in Edo State had rekindled hope and emboldened other Nigerians that determined electorate could decimate tyranny and enthrone the government of the people.

Jordon Ibe set to join Derby County on free transfer

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe is set to join Derby County on a free transfer.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor requests for re-accreditation of nursing schools

Governor Hope Uzodinma has appealed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to consider the re-accreditation and re-opening of Nursing and Midwifery schools in Imo state.
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YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
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Ohanaeze tackles General Buratai over state of emergency statement

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has tackled the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai over his alleged statement that he would declare state of emergency in the South East if security operatives are attacked in the zone.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

APC South-East National Assembly caucus passes vote of confidence on interim leadership

The South-east caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on the interim leadership of the party led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.

Gunmen attack FRSC officials, kill two

Suspected kidnappers have attacked two bus-loads of Federal Road Safety Corps officials at a location in Nasarawa State, killing two officials.
The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

Nigerian government lauds Pearlena Igbokwe on chairing world leading entertainment coy

The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

Reps to mandate federal character in service chiefs’ appointments

The lawmaker representing Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency of Rivers State, Awaji-Inombek Abiante, who sponsored the bill, noted that the appointment of the current service chiefs was lopsided.
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Six die in Adamawa road crash

It was gathered on Monday that the accident involved a Toyota Starlet cab and a Toyota Corolla car, Sunday afternoon, along the Yola-Mubi Road.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senator Basiru: Effort to declare parallel poll in Imo North criminal

Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, Chairman of the APC primary Election Committee for Imo North senatorial district has expressed sadness at the attempt by three of the 7-member Committee to rubbish a transparent, free and fair process concluded at Okigwe on September 3rd, describing activity of the three committee members as a glaring case of criminality.

Senator Nwobodo: South East governors not weak

Elder Statesman and former Governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, has taken offence at the branding of Governors in South East states as being weak in discharge of their official duties.
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Abia: Alex Otti, other APGA members defect to APC

Former governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Mr. Alex Otti, and his supporters yesterday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Ghali Na’Abba: I’ll support South East presidency if …

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, on Tuesday said that the South-East should select their best and present them for selection in the 2023 Presidential race.
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Factional Abia APGA chairman, SWC cross-carpet to APC

Chief Nkem Okoro, the factional Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Abia along with State Working Committee, on Tuesday joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

2023: Ethnicity no factor in presidential ticket – Senator Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Tuesday, said that the emergence of presidential candidates in the 2023 election will not be based on ethnicity.

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Aisha Buhari empowers farmers, women in Kogi

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, through her pet project, ”Future Assured”, has empowered farmers and women in Kogi, to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on them.
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Katsina spends N1 billion on virus management – official

The Katsina State Government says it spent over N1 billion on the management of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
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Leeds United linked with a move for Fernando Llorente

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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops neutralise 21 bandits, rescue 8-month-old infant in Katsina

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” on Thursday killed 21 bandits during a foiled attack on Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers to employ 6, 000 teachers

Determined to improve the quality of learning in Rivers state educational institutions, government is set to employ no less than 6, 000 highly trained teachers to augment the shortfall of the current staff.