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Group drums support for Senator-elect Orji Kalu’s deputy senate president bid

The National Alliance For Equity & Justice, a pan Nigerian group, Friday enjoined the All Progressives Congress, APC, senators-elect and other stakeholders to support the bid by former governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, to emerge as the Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly.
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PSC chairman tells Ndigbo to join forces to produce speaker

Mr Chemberline Adiaso, the Chairman, Presidential Support Committee (PSC) South-East, has called on Ndigbo to join forces in their struggle to produce the Speaker of the ninth House of Representative.
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South East APC presents member elect of Accord Party to Adams Oshiomhole as Speaker

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the five southeastern states on the platform of the South-east Equity Alliance have asked the party to cede the seat of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the zone in the spirit of equity and fairness.

Orji Kalu: 79 senators have endorsed Ahmed Lawan as Senate President

Former Abia State Governor and Senator-elect for Abia North, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu said on Friday that the coast is finally clear for Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) to emerge as the Senate President of the ninth Senate to be inaugurated next week.
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Senate presidency: 21 PDP lawmakers endorse Ahmed Lawan – Senator-elect Kalu

Senator-elect Abia North Constituency, Orji Uzor Kalu, disclosed that 21 PDP lawmakers have endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan as candidate for the Senate Presidency.

Senator-elect Orji Kalu: Why President Buhari should intervene in Adams Oshiomhole, John Oyegun’s feud

Senator-elect Abia North Constituency, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the rift between former National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie–Oyegun, and the current chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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APC moves to reconcile aggrieved members in South East

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has begun moves to reconcile its aggrieved members across the five states of the South East geo-political zone of the country.
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Miyetti Allah: Herdsmen have no reason to attack South-East

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, South-East zone, has said that it has no grudges against any state in the zone, let alone plotting any form of attack.

N-Power: APC chieftain lauds achievements, wants federal government to sustain scheme

Nnanna Okoroafor, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi, has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to sustain the present N-Power social investment programme.

Deputy Senate presidency: North East group roots for Senator-elect Orji Kalu

A group, the North East Peace and Good Governance, has appealed to distinguished senators-elect of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, to consider electing Senator-elect (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu from Abia State as the next Deputy Senate President.

Ninth National Assembly: Femi Gbajabiamila will deliver inclusive, quality leadership – Reps member-elect

Ganiyu Johnson, House of Representatives member-elect for Osodi/Isolo Constituency 2, has said that Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader in the House of Representatives and a top contender to the Speakership position in the Ninth Assembly, will deliver an inclusive and quality leadership going by the way he has been canvassing, carrying everyone along to ensure that he gets the support of everybody across party line.

Austin Umahi: PDP will reclaim Anambra

The National Vice Chairman (South East) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Austin Umahi, has said the party will reclaim Anambra State in 2021.

JAMB releases 4,536 more results of UTME candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 4, 636 more results of its recently conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

UTME 2019: JAMB releases more results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 4, 636 more results of its recently conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
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Ayo Adebanjo: Nigeria may disintegrate if South-East is not allowed to produce next president

Elder statesman and leader of the Yoruba apex socio-political organization, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has declared that Nigeria risks disintegrating if the South-East is not allowed to produce the next President in 2023.
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Reps speakership: EFCC not threatening me – Jide Olatunbosun

An aspirant for the position of Speaker in the Ninth House of Representatives, Olatunbosun Olajide, on Friday said he was not under pressure to drop his ambition.

Pro-Biafra coalition urges boycott of Fulani cow meat

A coalition of pro-Biafra groups has asked the people in the South East to boycott the consumption of Fulani cow meat forthwith, insisting that their native cow is a source of protein.

Senate kicks against planned downgrading of Enugu Airport

The Senate on Thursday asked the Federal Government to stop the planned downgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

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EFCC re-arraigns ex-minister, four others for alleged N450 million fraud

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AFCON: Eagles ready to soar – Mikel Obi

After more than two weeks of intensive preparations, John Obi Mikel, says the Super Eagles are ready for their opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria.