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Rotimi Amaechi: General elections between the rich, poor

Director General Buhari/Osibajo Campaign Organisation, Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi on Friday in Ilorin, Kwara State capital hinted that the 2019 elections in Kwara state and all other 35 states of the federation are between the rich and the poor.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.
Joseph Edafiadhe

Joseph Edafiadhe: My spirit has been revived after a long time

Joseph Edafiadhe, African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) long jump gold medallist says his spirit has been revived to once more prove his mettle in track and field events.

World Bank selects LASU as African Centre of Excellence

The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank, among other 16 universities across Nigeria.

WAUG: UNIPORT emerges overall winner, UNILAG, Ghana university shine

University of Port Harcourt on Monday emerged the overall winner of the 14th West Africa University Games hosted by the institution in Port Harcourt.

WAUG: 5,000 athletes arrive Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt came alive on Saturday as the 14th West Africa Universities Games began with 85 universities and 5,000 athletes participating.

WAUG: UNIPORT expresses worry over ‘poor’ funding

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has expressed worry over delay in release of funds for the hosting of the 14th edition of West Africa Universities Games Association (WAUG).

Rivers guber: Ex-Rep Dawari George joins fight for APC ticket

A former federal lawmaker who represented the Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. Dawari Ibietela George, has joined the governorship race in Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

Governor Wike: APC has no business presenting candidate in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to even contemplate presenting a governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state shows that something is fundamentally wrong with the party.

Governor Wike: No ground for APC to present candidate against me

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that for the APC to even contemplate presenting a governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state shows that something is fundamentally wrong with the party.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Ministry generates over N9 billion from solid minerals in 34 months

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has generated more than N9 billion from November 2015 till date.
Okiemute Ighorodje

MTN Project Fame winner decries stereotype in Nigeria music

Okiemute Ighorodje, the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Season 9, has decried the glorification of Afro pop to the detriment of other genres of music.
3 President Muhammadu Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chambers in State House. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUGUST 1ST 2018

President Buhari withholds assent to PIGB

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to the Petroleum Industrial Governance Bill (PIGB). The decision is coming after 17 years of rigorous consultations and legislative hassles on the document.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC, EU urge youths to shun electoral violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the European Union (EU) have urged youths to resist being used for violence in 2019 polls.

EU condemns violence in Rivers bye-election

The European Union on Monday condemned the violence that marred the bye-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3, describing the outcome of the exercise as unacceptable.

Niger Delta tasks federal government on community 20% equity fund in PIB

The people of Niger Delta have called on the Federal Government to approve and institutionalise the community 20 percent equity fund, as captured in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

Ministry: 11 universities share N84 million for mineral research, development

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development on Thursday in Abuja shared N84 million to 11 universities to conduct research and development of minerals deposit in Nigeria.

Governor Tambuwal: Nyesom Wike is ‘Ekwueme of Rives State’

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has described his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, as ‘Ekwueme of Rivers State and a promise-keeper, who is committed to the development of the state’.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks federal government to show evidence he benefitted from N156 million slush...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
Kano Pillars gaffer Ibrahim Musa

Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

The club’s Team Manager Kabiru Baleria was installed as the acting technical adviser and he was in charge of the team’s last two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches against Heartland and El Kanemi Warriors respectively.

NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians need honest president like Muhammadu Buhari

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the country needs a sincere and honest President like Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country.