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Bolaji Abdullahi withdraws from Kwara PDP guber race

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has pulled out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Kwara.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Zakari Mohammed: Federal government might can’t beat Senator Saraki in Kwara

A member of the House of Representatives from Kwara state, Zakari Mohammed, has said that the famed federal might cannot defeat the Bukola Saraki ‘winning political machinery’ in Kwara state.

Full list of 37 Reps who defected from APC for PDP, ADC

Thirty-six members of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC).

36 House of Reps members dump APC

Announcing their defection on Tuesday during plenary, the lawmakers cited division at all levels of the APC as the reason for their defection.
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President Buhari: Comrade Oshiomhole as consensus candidate meant to heal wounds

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the idea behind adopting a consensus candidate as chairman of the party was meant to heal aggrieved members of the party.

Report: Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso set to dump APC

It has emerged that a meeting of aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was held on Wednesday where the participants weighed several options, with majority backing the idea of a mass defection from the ruling party.

House of Representatives urges JAMB to reduce cost of UMTE form to N3000

The House of Representatives has urged the federal ministry of education to review downward the cost of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) by about 50% from the current N7, 500.00 to not more than N3, 000.00 in order to make university and other tertiary education accessible and affordable.

Rep Zakari: 2018 budget will be ready in April

Rep. Zakari Mohammed, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Education, has assured that the country’s 2018 budget would by end of April.

Anambra govt canvases for increased funding of education in Nigeria

Anambra state government has canvassed for increased funding for education, being the hallmark of the twenty-first century development.

Kebbi releases N4.6bn UBE counterpart fund

The Kebbi Government says it has released N4.6 billion as its 2016/2017 counterpart fund for the execution of Universal Basic Education (UBE) projects to improve primary school education.

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INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.