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Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.

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Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Omoyele Sowore: NBA rebukes DSS, urges Nigerians to defend rule of law

The Nigerian Bar Association has issued a strong rebuke of the Department of State Services, calling its arrest of Omoyele Sowore in Abuja Court as assault and desecration of the court.

PDP urges INEC, National Assembly to legalise electronic voting

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to legalise electronic voting in Nigeria.
Nigeria Police

Police redeploys officers in Niger for council polls

The Police Command in Niger has redeployed divisional police officers across the 25 Local Government Areas of the state to ensure neutrality in the Nov. 30 local government elections.

Femi Falana calls for action on electoral impunity

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Collation underway as INEC studies reports of violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has begun collation of governorship election results in Kogi and Bayelsa states, reminding its officials of their oath of neutrality and the need to discharge their duties accordingly.

Kogi guber: APC will not score 30 percent of votes – PDP

The Deputy Director Public Communication, Austin Okai Usman, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, has stated that the All Progressive Congress (APC) will not score up to 30 per cent in the coming gubernatorial election in Kogi State.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki celebrates with Oba of Benin on 3rd coronation anniversary

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has celebrated with the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, on the revered monarch’s 3rd coronation anniversary.

Anambra council chief admonishes youths to avoid vices

As the nation celebrated its 59 years of independence on Tuesday, Asha Raphael Nnabuife, the transitional chairman of Idemili North Local Government Area in Anambra state admonished Nigerian youths to shuns vices like cultism, drugs addiction, cyber crimes and criminalities.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson: APC a toothless bulldog in Bayelsa

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “a toothless bulldog” that lacks the capacity to win any free, fair and credible election in the state.

Kogi guber: PDP accuses Governor Bello of purchasing PVCs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from registered voters in Kogi State for N5000 each ahead of the November 16 governorship election.g

Kogi guber: NGO calls for more voters education to curb violence

Against the backdrop of increase in violence and thuggery activities associated with elections, a nongovernmental organisation ‘The Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development’ (PIBCID), has called on stakeholders on election management to increase sensitisation and awareness to rural communities in Kogi State.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Enugu West: Tribunal upholds Ex-DSP Ekweremadu’s election

The State and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Enugu has affirmed the election of Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 23 general elections.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

CAN urges President Buhari, governors to appoint young people into positions of power

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 states governors to appoint more young people into positions of power with a view to exposing them to the inner workings of government.

Niger councils poll: Police warn against provocative campaign, violence

The Police in Niger State on Monday warned political parties and their candidates against provocative campaigns, violence and acts capable of breaching the peace in the state.

Kogi guber: Yakubu Mohammed obtains APC nomination form

A veteran journalist and former Pro-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Alhaji Yakubu Mohammed, has obtained the Nomination and Expression of Interest Form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the governorship primary in Kogi State.

Kogi now capital of poverty, thuggery in Nigeria – guber aspirant

A governorship aspirant in Kogi state and front line Journalist, Yakubu Mohammed, on Friday lamented Kogi state was gradually degenerating into the capital of poverty and thuggery in the country.

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Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Dangote Industries targets $30 billion revenue by 2021

The President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday said the company would increase its revenue base from $4 billion to $30 billion by 2021.
Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).

Flour Mills earmarks N34 billion in Niger

Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has unveiled plans to spend about N34 billion over the next 10 years to develop Sunti Community in Niger State, hosting of one of its sugar plants – Sunti Golden Sugar Estates (SGSE).
World Bank Group President David Malpass

World Bank: Development partners pool $53 billion to fight poverty in Africa

A coalition of global development partners has announced $82 billion commitment for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, to maintain momentum in the fight against extreme poverty.

Central bank targets forex earnings from artificial intelligence, software development

Briefing the media Saturday in Ogere, Ogun State, after the Bankers’ Committee Retreat, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said the initiatives are in consonance with theme of the event, ‘Delivering increasing Growth through Digital Finance for the Nigerian Economy.’