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Nollywood calls for bundled broadband, local content

Principal players in the nation’s entertainment space, Nollywood, have intensified calls for government to make bundled broadband internet service widely available in its quest to diversify the economy and boost the emergence of local digital content.

Taraba APC governorship candidate decries spate of underdevelopment

Alhaji Sani Danladi, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba, says the state has yet to experience meaningful development since it was created in 1991.

Governor Ishaku, UDP, APC candidates shun Taraba peace accord signing

Taraba State Governor/governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Darius Ishaku; ex-Minister of Women Affairs/candidate of United Democratic Party, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan; and All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Sani Danladi, on Thursday failed to show up at a peace accord signing ceremony.
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Bye-election: Seven parties adopt APC in Kwara

Seven political parties on Tuesday agreed to work for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s bye-election for the Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency seat of Kwara.

‘Mama Taraba’ loses 5,000 supporters to APC in Jalingo

The Taraba State All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, has received over 5000 party defectors from the United Democratic Party, UDP, in Jalingo Local Government.
United Democratic Party UDP

2019: Kwarans are bedridden with poverty – UDP candidate

The governorship candidate for the United Democratic Party, UDP, Mr Adetunji Oyabambi, in Kwara State has said the people of the state were rocking in poverty.
United Democratic Party UDP

UDP candidate pledges to tackle poverty in Kwara

Mr Adetunji Oyabambi, the governorship candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP) in Kwara has pledged to fight high rate of poverty in the state if elected in the 2019 general election.

2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.
United Democratic Party UDP

2019: UDP’s Ishola Balogun promises 25m jobs if elected

The Presidential candidate of United Democratic Party (UDP), Ishola Balogun, has promised to provide 25 million jobs to Nigerian youths if he emerges winner of the 2019 election.
United Democratic Party UDP

2019: 50,000 APC members defect to UDP in Taraba

No fewer than 50,000 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have defected to the United Democratic Party, UDP, in Taraba State.
Aisha Alhassan, immediate past minister of women affairs, has joined the United Democratic Party (UDP).

Aisha Alhassan: APC now the weakest party in Taraba

Following her resignation as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has picked the gubernatorial nomination form of United Democratic Party (UDP) for Taraba State.
Aisha Alhassan, immediate past minister of women affairs, has joined the United Democratic Party (UDP).

2019: Aisha Alhassan picks UDP guber nomination form

Aisha Alhassan, who resigned her appointment as women affairs minister and also dumped the APC on Saturday, has picked the United Democratic Party (UDP), nomination form to contest for the Taraba governorship seat.
Aisha Alhassan, immediate past minister of women affairs, has joined the United Democratic Party (UDP).

Aisha Alhassan defects to UDP with Taraba APC exco members

Alhassan left the All Progressives Congress (APC) after she was disqualified from contesting the party’s governorship primary election.

2019: Coalition backs ex–Ebonyi SSG Bernard Odoh for governor

A coalition of 10 registered political parties in Ebonyi has endorsed Prof. Bernard Odoh, former Secretary to State Government (SSG) to contest for 2019 governorship election in the state.
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki

Agency plans to freeze Senate, Senator Saraki’s accounts – NUP

National chairmen and other leaders of 45 opposition political parties on Thursday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by a government agency to freeze the bank accounts of the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki.
There was large early turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti capital city, as electorate already trooped out enmasse as early as 6.00am trekking long distances to get to their polling units.

Ekiti goes to poll as electorate decide fate of 35 candidates

The people of Ekiti State will on Saturday queue behind their candidates for the governorship election scheduled to replace the incumbent Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure will end in November.
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Gambia’s president announces major Cabinet reshuffle

Gambia's president has named a new vice president in a major Cabinet reshuffle that also integrates a minister who served under former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Labour Party, NCP, others disagree over 6-year single term proposal for presidency

Some political parties in the country, on Tuesday, disagreed over the proposed six-year single term for president and governors as a panacea to the country’s political problem.

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Ousmane Dembélé given ‘final warning’ at Barcelona

Ousmane Dembélé has been given his ‘final warning’ by the Barcelona directors after his failure to show up for a medical examination this week.

Adams Oshiomhole: APC‘ll maintain winning streak beyond 2023

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed optimism in the ability of the party to maintain its winning streak beyond 2023, but conceded that with the spate of litigations against the party, it was not yet Uhuru in spite of its showings in the last general elections.
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Mauricio Pochettino: Christian Eriksen can shut out transfer speculation

Christian Eriksen remains focused on his job even as transfer rumours persist, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari marks 400th anniversary of slave trade abolition with article in Washington Post

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the abolition of slavery in all modern forms in a opinion article he published in The Washington Post to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Three prospective corps members caught with fake certificates

The National Youth Service Corps on Friday handed over three prospective corps members found with fake certificates to Police and other security operatives in the camp for further investigation.