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Commotion as Bayelsa assembly impeaches speaker

There was commotion at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Monday as the embattled Speaker, Emmanuel Isenah, was controversially impeached.

Imo government drags Senator Okorocha to court for ‘incitement’

A Magistrates’ Court in Owerri has summoned the former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to appear before it on October 8 to explain why he should not be convicted for alleged incitement.

Cleric: Don’t kill deformed animals for Sallah

A Muslim Cleric, Jimoh Abdulwahab, has advised against slaughtering deformed animals for Sallah.

500 thugs surrender weapons in Bauchi

No fewer than 500 thugs who were members of the notorious ‘Sara Suka’ have surrendered their weapons to the police in Bauchi State.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

Minister Ngige insists Frank Kokori won’t head NSITF

Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Ngige, vowed on Thursday never to allow a former labour leader, Mr Frank Kokori, to head the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund.

One feared dead as PDP, APC supporters clash in Kogi

Ahead of November 2 governorship election in Kogi State, thugs suspected to be members of the ruling party – All Progressive Congress and the opposition People’s Democratic Party had a bloody clash on Sunday afternoon at Ayingba leaving one dead with many sustaining various degrees of injuries.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC demands inauguration of Frank Kokori-led NSITF board before May Day

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to inaugurate the Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) under the chairmanship of Chief Frank Ovie Kokori before the 2019 May Day.
Nigeria Police

Police recover weapons at PDP, APC secretariats in Kano

Police authorities in Kano have recovered some weapons at the state secretariats of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tudunwada Local Government Area of the state as well as the All Progressives Congress (APC).

NIREC: Hunger, injustice major causes of insecurity in Nigeria

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) on Saturday in Abuja identified hunger and injustice as major causes of insecurity and high level corruption in the country.

Many injured as suspected thugs attack traders in Edo

Youths suspected to be thugs on Tuesday attacked Lagos Street traders who had gone to protest at Okhuahe Community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
Vote Buying

Report: Violence, vote buying marred polls in South-East

A joint report released by Women Aids Collective (WACOL) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) indicated that violence, intimidation by thugs and vote buying marred the just concluded general elections in the South East.
Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.

INEC officials seek transfer from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.

Abia elections: Opposition bullying Senator Ohuabunwa from claiming his mandate – campaign

The Campaign Organisation of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, the senator representing Abia-North and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly election has claimed that some people were attempting to bully him from reclaiming his mandate in court.

Thugs set electoral materials ablaze in Benue

Suspected thugs on Saturday set ablaze electoral materials meant for supplementary elections in the entire Azendeshi ward in Chito town of Benue state.

Police arrest Kano commissioner

Police officers on election duty Saturday arrested Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Muktar Yakasai.

Benue elections: PDP accuses soldiers of brutality, electoral violence

Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) in Apa Ward, Ado Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State have appealed to the State Police Commissioner over the alleged assault and intimidation of their members during the March 9 governorship election by soldiers on the orders of one Agbese Philip.

National Assembly election petition tribunal receives five petitions in Ogun

The Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal has received five petitions challenging the result of two Senate and three House of Representatives elections conducted on February 23 in the state.

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CSO asks President Buhari to sack minister over $62 billion debt statement

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Nollywood diva Monalisa Chinda harps on actors’ welfare

Veteran Nollywood actress, producer and TV personality, Monalisa Chinda, has called for improved welfare and better working environment for Nigerian actors.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. 6

Senator Saraki’s Ikoyi houses under forfeiture — in pictures

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi, Lagos, belonging to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.