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    Osinbajo signs bills to establish two tertiary institutions

Osinbajo signs bills to establish two tertiary institutions

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday signed into law three bills into law.Laolu Akande, senior special assistant on media and publicity to Osinbajo, made this known in a statement issued on Saturday.Akande listed the bills as the Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission (Establishment) act, 2018; the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (Establishment) act, 2018; and the Federal School of Medical [...]

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    Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

The Nigerian army has handed over 23 children suspected of ties with Boko Haram to the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).Abbah Dikko, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practice.This brings the number of children released from administrative custody this year to 207.Dikko said the gesture [...]

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    Kofi Annan’s humility and love for humanity set him apart, says Buhari

Kofi Annan’s humility and love for humanity set him apart, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogised the late Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations.The Nobel peace laureate died on Saturday after a short illness. He was aged 80.In a statement issued by the presidency, Buhari praised Annan’s “humility, nobility and love for humanity” which he said set the late global icon apart while he was alive.“President Buhari, who called [...]

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    INEC releases notice of activities for 2019 elections

INEC releases notice of activities for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released the notice of activities for the 2019 general election.NAN reports that the notice was posted at the federal capital territory (FCT) office of INEC in Abuja.Ndidi Okafor, INEC head of voter education, FCT, told NAN that the notice was in accordance with section 30 of the Electoral Act 2010.According to the [...]

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    APC: PDP campaigning for non-existent votes… we’ll win 2019 polls by a landslide

APC: PDP campaigning for non-existent votes… we’ll win 2019 polls by a landslide

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is having sleepless nights because it will win the 2019 elections by a landslide.In a statement on Friday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said this why the PDP is desperate and has started campaigning early "to attract non-existent votes"."Meanwhile, the PDP has realised that the 2019 elections has been [...]

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    Fayemi, Oni attend burial of Ojo, murdered APC chieftain

Fayemi, Oni attend burial of Ojo, murdered APC chieftain

The remains of Bunmi Ojo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were on Friday laid to rest in his hometown, Ido Ekiti, in Ido-Osi local government area of Ekiti.Ojo, who was shot by gunmen on August 10 in Ado Ekiti, was a commissioner in the Federal Character Commission.All markets in the town were closed while some public offices [...]

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    Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election.Ojudu disclosed this while reading the president's speech at the 2018 annual Nigeria political parties summit held in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, Buhari gave an undertaking that he would ensure [...]

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    US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

US embassy ‘hopes to’ resume consular services in Abuja after Eid-el-Kabir

The US embassy says it hopes to resume consular operations in Abuja after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.A temporary stoppage of consular services in the nation's capital was on Tuesday announced by the US embassy.The embassy had said the development would mean a halt of visa operations and services for American citizens.The US embassy had cited "reasons beyond our control" but noted [...]

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    N’assembly re-invites INEC chairman to clarify 2019 elections budget

N’assembly re-invites INEC chairman to clarify 2019 elections budget

The national assembly joint committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again invited Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission, to give further clarifications on the 2019 general election budget.Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the senate committee on INEC, made this known to journalists after the joint committee meeting.He said Yakubu was expected to be at the meeting by 11am [...]

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    Again, customs intercepts container laden with military uniforms

Again, customs intercepts container laden with military uniforms

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