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INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.
Joseph Kabila

UN chief commends Joseph Kabila for plan to step down as DRC President

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has commended the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila’s decision not to stand in elections scheduled to take place on Dec. 23.

United Nations seeks stability in Lake Chad

The United Nations (UN) has said it is seeking practical approaches to address the violence in the Lake Chad Basin area and ensure stability of the region.

Nine dead as UN bases come under twin attack in Mali

Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country.

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Group demands immediate review of Imo NYSC presidential award list

The African Initiative Against Corruption and Examination Malpractice (AFICEM), a civil society organization, has called for the immediate review of the list of nominees for the NYSC Presidential Merit Award from Imo.
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday postponed the third reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday.

Senate steps down motion seeking to declare Kogi oil producing state

This development comes on the heels of an adopted motion sponsored by Senator Isaac Alfa representing Kogi East Senatorial district titled, “Need to recognise Kogi State as an Oil Producing State”.
Ahmed Kuru, managing director-CEO of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says AMCON may disengage asset management partners (AMPs) that cannot cope with the speed and enormous challenges of debt recovery expected by the corporation.

AMCON, Bi-Courtney bicker over Supreme Court judgment

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Bi-Courtney Nigeria Limited yesterday disagreed over the import of a Supreme Court judgment delivered on April 5, 2019, allowing an appeal by the aviation services company and dismissing the cross appeal by the asset management company.
Commandant General of NSCDC, Mr. Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu

NSCDC orders psychological test, security profiling of personnel

Abdullahi Gana, the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has directed the agency’s Forensic Psychology unit to work out a timetable for security profiling and psychological test of all personnel.

NMA fumes as Minister Ngige says Nigeria has surplus doctors

Reactions have continued to trail comments by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, that he is not bothered about medical doctors leaving Nigeria because the country has surplus.