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    2019 polls: LP will not field candidates for elective positions

2019 polls: LP will not field candidates for elective positions

The Labour Party (LP) says it will not field any candidate for the 2019 elections as it could not hold an all-inclusive national convention as directed by a federal high court in Abuja.Ebere Ifendu, national publicity secretary of the party, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Ifendu said the all-inclusive national convention involving the Nigeria Labour Congress [...]

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    Kano senator: Agents of darkness are after Ganduje

Kano senator: Agents of darkness are after Ganduje

Barau Jibrin, sentor representing Kano north, says agents of darkness are out to tarnish the image of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano.Jibrin said this in response to the comments on the video of Ganduje allegedly collecting bribe from some contractors.In the video which has been trending online since Saturday, Ganduje was seen putting bundles of dollars into his pockets.The governor [...]

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    Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, has accused the police of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop him from retrieving his "stolen mandate".In a statement on Tuesday, Adeleke said there is a plot is to harass and intimidate him in order to disrupt the commencement of his petition before the election tribunal.The senator [...]

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    Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

The house of representatives has urged international non-governmental organisations involved in addressing the humanitarian crisis in the north-east not to abandon the country.The lawmakers made the plea following the execution of Hauwa Liman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman on Monday, [...]

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    N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly has approved N242 billion for the conduct of the 2019 elections.The two chambers of the national assembly passed the budget — as sent by President Muhammadu Buhari — during plenary on Tuesday.A total of N189 billion was allocated to the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) while N53 billion was for the security agencies.Buhari had sent the [...]

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    FG charges Adeleke to court over ‘exam malpractice’

FG charges Adeleke to court over ‘exam malpractice’

The federal government has charged Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, and four others before the federal high court, Abuja, for allegedly engaging in examination malpractices.Adeleke and four others were accused of fraudulently registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Osun state, to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) of June/July 2017.Named alongside Adeleke in the [...]

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    Fayose to EFCC: I will not beg for bail… just give me a bed

Fayose to EFCC: I will not beg for bail… just give me a bed

Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, says he has readied the bed and pillow clothes he will use at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Speaking during a farewell dinner organised for him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Fayose said he will not beg the anti-graft agency for bail.The governor said he will intensify his criticism [...]

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    The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is its greatest opposition.Atiku, a former vice-president, said ahead of the 2019 elections, one of APC's greatest challenges is President Muhammadu Buhari's health condition.Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview published in a new book titled 'Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for [...]

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    HURRAY! Issuance of passports with 10-year validity to commence December

HURRAY! Issuance of passports with 10-year validity to commence December

Mohammed Babandede, comptroller-general, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), says the issuance of Nigerian passport with 10 years validity will commence in December 2018.Babandede made the disclosure when he visited governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state on Monday in Ibadan.He explained that the new passport would have features that could stand the test of time, adding that it would run concurrently with [...]

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    ‘Travel ban is barbaric’ — Lawyers challenge Buhari’s order on seized assets

‘Travel ban is barbaric’ — Lawyers challenge Buhari’s order on seized assets

Ikenga Ugochinyere and Keneth Udeze, both lawyers, have filed an appeal against the judgement upholding President Muhammadu Buhari's executive order 6.On July 5, Buhari had signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.He explained that he signed the order to stop owners of the assets from using their proceeds [...]

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