Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Sunday called on Nigerians to be careful about the people they intend to trust their votes with in the 2019 general elections. Soyinka made the call in Lagos at a programme to commemorate the 80th posthumous birthday of late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi. The News Agency ofRead More
President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Sunday visited a female Sergeant-At-Arms, Mrs. Sandra Davou who was injured by unknown invaders of the Senate chamber. Davou was injured on April 18 while trying to stop some unknown persons who invaded the Senate and carted away the Mace. This is contained in a statement releasedRead More
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A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Dapo Lam-Adesina, has denied speculations that he is planning to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Alliance for Democracy (AD). Lam-Adesina (APC- Ibadan North-East/South-East) made this known to newsmen on the sideline of a fund raising programme organised by the Old Students Association of BaptistRead More
The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million (108,000,000,000.00) from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 just ended in London. The governmentRead More
The organiser of anti-government protests in Armenia said he would hold talks with Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan early on Sunday. Nikol Pashinyan has been leading calls for Mr. Sargsyan to resign over a constitutional change that opponents said is an attempt to retain power, the BBC reports. The change transferred significant power to the primeRead More
Kano State Government has appointed former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, to head the committee mandated to nurture the Maitama Sule Centre for Politics and Democratic Governance. The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who inaugurated the committee in Kano, said the Centre was to immortalise the late elder statesman forRead More
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The Anambra Police Command says it has arrested three masqueraders for allegedly disrupting a church programme on Friday night at Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Nkeiruka Nwode, told newsmen on Saturday in Awka that the suspects attacked worshipers at the Holy GhostRead More
•Presidency uncovers plot to use IDPs to stage protest A state governor has been identified for involvement in an alleged plot to rubbish Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the operation of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Osinbajo heads the board of NEMA which has distributed relief materials to more than 16 states in theRead More
The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM) head office was on Saturday morning gutted by fire less than a month to the local government elections in the state. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time our Correspondent visited the scene. However, the commission’s chairman, Dr. (Mrs) Saratu Binta Dikko-AuduRead More
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In spite of the warning by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that debt levels in African economies were rising, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun on Friday said Nigeria’s debt level was still sustainable and under control. Speaking to newsmen on the sideline of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings at the ongoingRead More
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