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There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Over 200 observers deployed in Osun ahead of guber poll

The Civil Society Organization, in partnership with Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) had deployed about 200 trained observers to Osun state for the upcoming 2018 governorship elections.

Samuel Ortom confirms receipt of N14.9 billion Paris club refunds

The Benue State government confirmed on Thursday that it had received the last tranche of the Paris Club refund amounting to N14.9 billion.

NNPC records N17.16 billion trading surplus, up 46 percent

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has consolidated on its operational performance with a trading surplus of ₦17.16bn in the month of April, 2018.

Osun guber: INEC’s ban on phones will reduce vote buying, selling – CSO

YIAGA Africa, a Civil Society Organisation, said the Independent National Electoral Commission’s ban on phones in voting booths during the Osun governorship election would reduce vote buying and selling.

SERAP asks health minister account for spending on LUTH, other hospitals

“Millions of Nigerian children are believed to die each year before the age of five, and most of those children lose their lives to diseases that are easily preventable or treatable at low cost. Nigeria is third highest in infant mortality rate in the world.”
1 Aisha Buhari inaugurates women centre, visits the sick

Aisha Buhari urges advocacy for good governance

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has urged supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to continue the advocacy for transparency, good governance and nation building.
Abdulmumini Abiola

Youths hold key to Nigeria’s transformation – MKO’s son

Alhaji Abdulmumini Abiola, the son of Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, says Nigerian youths hold the key to the nation’s transformation.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

US concerned about currency swaps between Africa, China

The U.S. is concerned that increased currency swap agreements between China and African nations will reduce visibility into financial transactions and will make it harder to prevent money laundering, a senior U.S. sanctions official said.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

EFCC: How to promote transparency in port operations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged government agencies at the ports to intensify collaboration in order to promote transparency and integrity in port operations.

IMF to set conditions for completion of Ghana’s programme

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the April 2019 completion date for Ghana’s programme will largely depend on meeting some critical targets during the mission review visit in September.

APC: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, Senator Mark insincere on restructuring

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday cautioned Nigerians to be wary of insincere proponents of restructuring.

School Feeding Programme: N35 not enough for quality meal – vendors

Some food vendors of the Federal Government’s Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday complained that N35 was grossly inadequate to prepare a quality meal.

NERC: DisCos remit N51.6 billion market invoice in first quarter

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has said that the eleven Electricity Distribution Companies remitted only N51.2billion of electricity invoice out of the total N163.1 billion they received in the first quarter of 2018.

NFF presidential aspirant faults LMC over aborted NPFL

Mr Chinedu Okoye, Presidential aspirant in the Sept. 20 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) election has faulted the decision of League Management Company (LMC) to end the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season with 13 matches left to play.

Lagos APC’s resolution on direct primary elections intact – spokesman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State said on Thursday that its decision to elect its candidates for the 2019 general elections through direct primaries had not changed.

Cash transaction as security vote hits $670 million yearly

Transparency International (TI), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said $670 million was transacted annually in cash as security vote in Nigeria.

Peter Ameh emerges IPAC national chairman

Chief Peter Ameh of the People’s Progressive Party on Wednesday in Abuja emerged the National Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council.

Transparency: President, governors spend over N241 billion on security votes yearly

Transparency International says the President, 36 governors and 774 local government chairmen across the country, spend $670m (N241bn) yearly on security votes which are not subject to audit or legislative oversight.

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Aminu Tambuwal: I’m set to give 21st century leadership

The governor of Sokoto state and a frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said that he is well-prepared to provide the 21st century and dynamic leadership that Nigeria and Nigerians deserve.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun guber: Ademola Adeleke still in the race – PDP chair

The Osun State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Soji Adagunodo, on Friday said the state PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Ademola Adeleke, has not withdrawn from the race.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki to stand firm in defence of the country’s democracy and the rule of law.

2019: Nyesom Wike asks Bukola Saraki not to pass INEC budget if Muhammadu Buhari...

Governor Wike also told Saraki and the National Assembly not to pass the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, budget if President Muhammadu Buhari refuses to assent the electoral act.

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC denies hiding $470.5 million, N8 billion in commercial banks

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it has no hidden 470.5 million dollars and N8 billion in any commercial bank as alleged by the Nigerian police.