About 2,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other political parties, at the weekend, defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State. Apart from the defectors, the party also officially admitted over 500 new members into its fold including a retired Deputy Controller-General of Customs, Mr.
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Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole will on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, hear the suit filed by an Abuja based lawyer and former Commissioner for Information in Abia State, Dr. ACB Agbazuere against the Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice and the National Assembly, challenging some sections of the Administration
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Worried by the non-compliance of oil companies to remit three percent of their annual budget to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in line with the Act establishing it, the National Assembly has ordered them to pay the statutory dues without further delay. The highest lawmaking organ of the government gave the order when officials
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Economy on life support Power supply worsens Unending fuel queues nationwide I feel your pains â€“ Buhari Just as President Muhammadu Buhari jetted out to China on another foreign trip weekend, a nationwide survey revealed that majority of Nigerians are going through the most unbearable agonising time in living memory. According to the survey conducted
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federal government would be borrowing the sum of N1.884trillion to finance this yearâ€™s budget, even as it has tasked media practitioners in the country on debt management reporting, calling for all to key into the federal governmentâ€™s debt management policy. Speaking at a one-day workshop on Debt Sustainability and the Challenge of Financing Economic Recovery
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Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Olajide Basorun has stated that about 360 students across the six educational districts have benefited from the Lagos state government Agricultural-Yes Summer School Program for the secondary school students. Dr Basorun, who stated this at the closing ceremony of 2015 program, explained that todayâ€™s agricultural students were
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Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has described as unfortunate and disappointing, the recent statement by Edo State Governor, Adams Oshimhole that the Agricultural Transformation Agenda, ATA, of former president Goodluck Jonathan was a scam and worst ever in the history of the country. Dr Adesina explained that it was unbecoming
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Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, has disclosed that the Bank will adopt top of the range banking technology to push its market penetration strategy to become one of the top three Nigerian banks in the next three years. Mr. Kie who assumed leadership of Ecobank Nigeria in January said rather than build new branches
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Over the past few days, there has been a furore in the global community regarding reports on â€œthe Panama Papersâ€, an enormous leak of more than 11 million documents which are said to date back up to four decades and are allegedly connected to a Panama law firm. According to the International Consortium of Investigative
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Dr Kunle Adeniji, a one-time Chairman of Ife Central Local Government Council, on Saturday applauded INEC for the hitch-free conduct of the by-election in Ife Central state constituency. Adeniji gave the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Ile-Ife at the weekend. He said that INEC officials arrived at the polling units
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A cross-section of political stakeholders in Ile-Ife, Osun, adjudged the weekend by-election for Ife Central State Constituencyâ€™s seat in the House of Assembly as peaceful and credible. Mr Biyi Odunlade, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, told the News Agency of Nigeria that voters in the neighbourhood had aptly demonstrated their level of political
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Special Adviser on Media to the factional Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Bawa Dangana, said the recent legal opinion offered by the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on the leadership crisis rocking the Assembly would end the impasse. Dangana, who is an aide to Imam Umar, noted
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Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members in Anambra State at the weekend threw their weight behind the senators representing Anambra in the Senate, saying that the Oguebego faction were not part of the primaries that produced candidates of the party, and as such cannot question the primaries or foist their factional candidates on them. They urged
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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick claimed in a statement signed by Ademola Olajire that she â€œhas swiftly moved to file an appeal, a motion to vacate the order and a motion for a stay-of-execution against the judgement of the Jos High Court, which on Friday decided to re-list a case
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Former Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso has declared that Super Eagles caretaker coach Samson Siasia performed creditably well to be named substantive manager. Bosso who spoke on the heels of plans by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF board to hire a foreign coach maintained â€œIn Samson Siasia I believe and trust for the Super Eagles
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Praises amidst tears were the dominant acts at the burial of frontline chieftain of Ijaw nation and former Bayelsa State, DSP Diepreye Alamieyeseigha at his country home Amassoma, yesterday. Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who lamented the circumstances surrounding Chief DSP Alamieyeseighaâ€™s death, said his sudden departure left a bitter taste in the memory of Ijaw
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Boko Haram is asking for a ransom of nearly $50million from the federal government for the release of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the insurgents two years ago, according to The Sunday Telegraph of London. The paper said it gathered from sources close to the sect that the demand was made â€œduring
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Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has purchased 26,000 metric tons of fertiliser for sale to farmers at a subsidised rate of N1, 780 per bag, adding that the efforts would boost agriculture production in the state. The governor disclosed this in katsina while launching the sale of the commodity. He explained that 100 bags
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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has hinted that he could make a move to Fenerbahce next season, according to Fotomac. The German midfielder of Turkish descent is a fan of the Super Lig side and has often been linked to a move there throughout his career. And the newspaper report says a deal could emerge as
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Workers and retirees in Osun State are now crying aloud over the inability of Governor Rauf Aregbesolaâ€™s led government to pay their Salaries and pensions, condemning the Governor totally for his nonchalant altitude to their plight. According to investigation by Nigerian Pilot, the workers and pensioners were owed between eight to ten months by the
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