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Senate votes INEC to conduct LGs election’

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Senate, yesterday voted to guarantee democratically constituted local government councils through elections to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a proposal targeted at stripping state governments of power to control polls at thegrassroots. ...

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Gowon and Nigerian unity

By Anthony Akinola When Gen. Yakubu Gowon was asked what he thought was the solution to the crisis situation in the 1960s, he replied rather crisply that it was in “Willink”. Th e Willink Commission whose recommendations were published in ...

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Chairman, Tak Integrated Agriculture Solution Ltd., Barrister Ibrahim Birma chatting with the Chief Executive Officer, Golden Acres Farms, Malam Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, during the opening ceremony of the 1st IID Summit on Ginger

Chairman, Tak Integrated Agriculture Solution Ltd., Barrister Ibrahim Birma (left), chatting with the Chief Executive Offi cer, Golden Acres Farms, Malam Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, during the opening ceremony of the 1st International Investment Development Summit on Ginger, in Kaduna yesterday Photo ...

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4 things Igbo people like

Igbo Kwenu! The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the southeastern and some part of the south central Nigeria. Th ey are an interesting people with a culturally rich heritage and are indeed admirable. Gatherings For their gatherings, ...

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NUP lauds Osinbajo over pension arrears

Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the release of N740billion for the settlement of the outstanding pension liabilities and promotion arrears. Announcing the release, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, admitted that the obligations ...

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INEC: Call for election boycott unfortunate

Reacting to the calls for election boycott by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it’s grievous. RAPHAEL EDE reports Th e Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has urged those ...

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Day lawmaker empowered indigent constituents

Recently, Hon. Rita Orji, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ajeromi Ifelodun Federal Constituency of Lagos state, reached out to some indigent youth in her constituency through her empowerment scheme. TOPE MUSOWO reports Twenty indigent youths whose destinies ...

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CVR: Low turnout for verifi cation

Display of voter register which began nationwide on Monday recorded low turnout of registered voters expected to verify their details in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Th e Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had recently announced that the register would ...

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GENCOs ‘infl ating invoice,’ DISCOs allege

Electricity Generating Companies (GENCOs), have challenged distribution companies, DISCOs, to defend their allegation that GENCOs were infl ating invoices and engaging in fraud. Th e Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), which is the umbrella body of electricity producing companies, ...

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Navy parades 7 fake officers in Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt Nigerian Navy has paraded seven fake naval personnel alleged to have been terrorising and swindling commercial boat operators in Rivers state. Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfi nder, Commodore Sam Bura, who paraded the suspects before journalists, yesterday ...

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Why Africans are suddenly hating Macron

Challenge facing the continent was the countries that “still have seven to eight children per woman”. The condemnation online was swift and relentless. The US political scientist Laura Seay summarised the problem many had with Macron’s words in a series ...

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