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Atiku, Obi Storm Delta For Campaign Rally

Governor/Presidential running mate, Peter Obi, President of the Senate/DG PDP’s Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government House, Asaba, yesterday.  Pix 2: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign train at the Asaba Township Stadium during its Presidential campaign rally  in Delta State yesterday.  Pix 3: Mammoth crowd of supporters at the Presidential Campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Asaba, Delta State yesterday. …

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Buhari Explains Staff Re-Organisation At Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ongoing re-organisation at the Presidency is aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nigerians. A statement by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, said the president stated this when he fielded questions from State House Correspondents, shortly after his arrival from London on Friday night. President Buhari said: ”It is unfortunate that the recent disengagement of some political appointees from the presidency had been given ‘‘ethnic and political’’ interpretations. ‘‘They said 35 people were sacked in the Vice President’s office. We just…

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SERAP Seeks ICC Probe Of APC, PDP Over Violence In Bayelsa, Kogi Polls

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”   The petition dated 16 November, 2019 was sent to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, ICC.   The organization urged Ms Bensouda: “to push for those suspected to be responsible for these crimes, mostly…

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Ninth N’Assembly Chooses To Unite In National Interest Says Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said the ninth National Assembly has consciously chosen to unite in the national interest despite the fact that its members are from different political parties. “This ninth National Assembly is a different National Assembly,” Lawan told members of the University of Maiduguri Alumni Association at the weekend. “We have chosen consciously to be united on one thing: that thing is national interest,” the Senate President said at a maiden end of year dinner and awards night organised by the UNIMAID, his alma…

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Enugu Police Begin Hunt For Catholic Priest’s Kidnappers

The Enugu Police Command said in Enugu that it has commenced a massive manhunt of abductors of a Catholic Priest, Rev.-Fr. Theophilus Ndulue. This was coming barely two weeks after the release of another catholic priest earlier abducted in the state. According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, Ndulue was abducted by unidentified gunmen on his way home along Amansiodo Road in Ndiagu-Oghe in Ezeagu Local Government Area on Friday evening while returning from a pastoral council meeting. Amaraizu while confirming the incident, in an interview in…

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DSS Explains Continued Detention Of Sowore, Dasuki, El-Zakzaky

The Department of State Security has explained the reason for its continued detention of former National Security Adviser Col Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore and Islamic cleric, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in spite of bail granted them by courts of competent jurisdiction. In a statement, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said that these individuals chose to be with the service rather than the correctional facilities without mentioning the total disregard of the Department to the orders of the courts that they should be released.   SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT…

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WAEC Releases SSCE 2019-Second Series Results For Private Candidates

….Over 35% gets five credits and above in English, Maths The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released the results of candidates that sat the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for private candidates, 2019- Second Series in Nigeria. Speaking at a press conference at the WAEC, headquarters in Lagos, the Head of  Nigeria National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun disclosed that a total of Ninety Seven Thousand and Eighty (97,080) candidates registered for the examination in Nigeria, out of which Ninety Four Thousand Eight hundred and Eighty Four (94,…

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Two Die, Six Injured, 17 Vehicles Burnt In Fuel Tanker Fire

.…In Ota Two persons were confirmed dead and six others injured in a fuel tanker fire accident which occurred at Bible College Bus-stop along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Thursday night. Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Assistant Corps Commander in Ota, Ganiyu Akeem, said that 17 vehicles were also burnt in the accident that happened around 11.55 p.m. He said the incident happened when the lone tanker fell and spilled its inflammable content into the drainage channel. He said the tanker ignited the fire that burnt many vehicles. Akeem said 17…

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Poverty, Inequality Among Africa’s Top Challenges, Says ECA’s Ruzvidzo

Eradicating extreme poverty and reducing inequality remain some of Africa’s biggest challenges which the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is trying to help member States tackle through various policy recommendations and actions. This was said Thursday by Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director of the Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division at the ECA, in remarks to the third session of the committee on gender, poverty and social policy. The committee is meeting for the next two days to look into the core role of the newly-formed Division that was reformulated to…

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Senate President Calls For Synergy Between N’Assembly, Houses Of Assembly

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has called for synergy between the National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities to the people. Lawan said the Assemblies at both state and national levels should continue to exchange ideas on how to support each other. The Senate President made the call on Thursday while receiving in audience in his office Speakers of State Houses of Assembly who came on a courtesy visit. “This kind of visit should be very often,” Lawan told his guests. “We…

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