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    INEC: Smartphones can be used at polling units but not inside voting cubicle

INEC: Smartphones can be used at polling units but not inside voting cubicle

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not banned the use of smartphones around polling unit areas.The electoral body says the rule only comes into effect once a prospective voter enters the voting cubicle to cast his or her vote.Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, made the clarification in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in [...]

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    Pensioners block convoy of finance minister over 14 years’ arrears

Pensioners block convoy of finance minister over 14 years’ arrears

Some senior citizens on Tuesday staged a protest at the ministry of finance over 14 years pension arrears owed them by the federal government.The protesters demanded the payment of N45.3 billion which they claimed had been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari since 2017.The protesters, who are members of Nigeria Airways branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, blocked the [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘must not harm’ Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram ‘must not harm’ Leah Sharibu

Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), a human rights group, has asked the government to clamp down on Boko Haram members and ensure that no harm befalls Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, abducted in February.The group said this after Boko Haram murdered of Saifura Khorsa, a Red Cross aid worker and [...]

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    Buhari: Osun must not return to the dark days

Buhari: Osun must not return to the dark days

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged residents of Osun state not to allow the state return to what he described as the "dark days".Buhari said this on Tuesday when he led top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a mega rally for Isiaka Oyetola, the party's candidate.The president urged the residents to come out in their numbers and vote [...]

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    Ex-Lagos PDP chairman on panel to screen APC aspirants

Ex-Lagos PDP chairman on panel to screen APC aspirants

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a seven-man committee to screen aspirants for the October 4 state assembly primary.According to NAN, Tunde Balogun, state chairman of the party, inaugurated the committee on Tuesday at the ACME road secretariat of the party.Members of the committee include Femi Pedro, a former deputy governor of the state; [...]

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    Anti-Faleke protesters ask him to  strengthen Kogi APC and forget Lagos reps’ seat

Anti-Faleke protesters ask him to strengthen Kogi APC and forget Lagos reps’ seat

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Ikeja federal constituency of Lagos state have rejected James Faleke.Faleke, member representing the constituency in the house of representatives, is positioning himself for re-election in 2019.The lawmaker had, in 2015, contested the deputy governorship seat in Kogi, his state of origin, and also asked the Independent National Election (INEC) to [...]

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    Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke, presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the "umbrella was breaking".Duke served as governor of Cross River for eight years under the platform of PDP which has umbrella as its symbol.Speaking during the inauguration of Cross River SDP secretariat in Calabar on Tuesday, the former governor said the SDP [...]

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    Section one of Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘at 57% completion’

Section one of Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘at 57% completion’

The federal ministry of power, works and housing says section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is currently at 57 percent completion.Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer supervising the project from the ministry, made this known to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos.The section one of the project, which spans from Ojota in Lagos to Sagamu Interchange, is being handled by Julius Berger.Section two begins [...]

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    Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

The Rivers government has asked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to account for proceeds from the sale of $308 million gas turbine power stations formerly owned by the state.Amaechi was governor of Rivers from 2007 to 2015. The gas turbines were sold to Sahara Energy, a company owned by Tonye Cole, governorship aspirant of APC.In a statement on Monday, Emma [...]

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    Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has described his sack as a blessing in disguise.Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday, Lawal said his monthly income as SGF was N953,000 but he made about half a billion last year.Buhari fired Lawal in October for allegedly diverting funds meant for people displaced by the Boko Haram [...]

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