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NSITF Board: Ministry accuses labour of disrupting inauguration

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of disrupting the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

Algeria protests loosen stranglehold on media

Weeks of anti-government protests have helped Algerian journalists shake off the chokehold of state-imposed censorship but their work remains complicated and is often contested by demonstrators.

IMF clarifies report on Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday clarified its categorisation of Nigeria as one of the countries with the worst use of the Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Federal government rejects IMF report on sovereign wealth fund

The latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranking Nigeria as the world’s second worst user of sovereign wealth funds is “fundamentally flawed”, the federal government says.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki releases details of National Assembly’s 2018 budget

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has released details of National Assembly’s 2018 budget in public domain.

Minister: Projects in 2018 budget not abandoned

The Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu, has said no project in 2018, whose funds were released by the Ministry of Communications, were abandoned for any reason, contrary to speculations that the ministry abandoned 104 projects captured in last year’s budget.
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President Buhari challenges world leaders on safe, inclusive digital world

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all.

Success Adegor: SERAP gives Governor Okowa seven days to disclose spending on primary education

SERAP said: “The evidence of education deficit in the state is further buttressed by the case of Success Adegor, who was sent home because her parents could not pay the illegal school fee/levy of N900 and the insufficient and poor-quality education infrastructure of Okotie-Eboh Primary School 1, Sapele.”
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Rivers elections: AAC candidate cries foul over Governor Wike’s huge votes

Biokpomabo Awara, the governorship candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, has described ongoing collation of results of March 9 Rivers governorship election as a charade scripted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to favour the incumbent governor, Nyesom Wike.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike exchanging pleasantries with INEC National Commissioner supervising Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers State, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu during the stakeholders meeting on the resumption of electoral activities for the completion of outstanding 2019 General Elections in Rivers State on Saturday

INEC: No fresh elections in Rivers

Against the backdrop of the recent suspension of the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State, halfway through the process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday in Port Harcourt that no fresh elections would be held in the state.

US Consulate engages young Africans through technology

In a determined effort to develop the continent, United States (U.S.) Consulate has embarked on the development of African countries through a Techcamp reconnect programme in Lagos with 46 participants selected from 15 countries across the continent.

Elections: EU observers commend INEC

The European Union Election observation Mission (EUEOM) to Nigeria has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for improving electoral procedures and logistics following the March 23 supplementary Governorship election.
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President Buhari extols VP Osinbajo’s virtues at 62

On the occasion of 62nd birthday anniversary of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari has described his relationship with his vice as one of a special bond.
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Lagos elections: Ifeanyi Ubah, TAN endorse Babajide Sanwo-Olu, promise Igbo votes

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has endorsed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the Lagos State Gubernatorial elections.
FILE PHOTO - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina-File Photo

Algeria leader vows to quit early if re-elected

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika pledged Sunday not to serve a full term if re-elected at April polls after huge protests against the bid to extend his 20 years in power.

Senator Wamakko: APC governments will sustain fairness, justice, accountability, transparency

The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum and Coordinator, North West, Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has said governments led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), at all levels, will continue to uphold fairness, justice, accountability and transparency.

Emeka Ihedioha thanks Imo people for voting PDP

The Imo State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has commended the citizenry for their stoic faith in the party.

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VP Yemi Osinbajo presides over FEC

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as the deadline given to cabinet members for submission of handover notes expires.
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Improper service stalls hearing in Senator Adeleke’s suit

The hearing of appeal filed by Sen. Ademola Adekele, PDP Candidate for Osun State in the September 2018 governorship election was on Thursday stalled in Court of Appeal, Abuja on account of improper service.

N7.65 billion fraud: Senator-elect Orji Kalu loses no case submission

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, in response to the N7.65bn fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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Puerto Rican visa issues deny Nigeria FIBA 3×3 World Cup qualifiers participation

Nigeria’s 3×3 men basketball team will play no part at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifiers 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico after they pulled out of the competition due to visa issues.
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Andy Murray ‘optimistic’ he can play this year – mother

Andy Murray is “cautiously optimistic” he will be able to play tennis again this season after successfully undergoing hip surgery, his mother Judy has said.