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    Women ‘should be given more responsibilities’ in security sector

Women ‘should be given more responsibilities’ in security sector

Senator Iroegbu, a security expert, says women should be given more roles in security matters.In an interview he granted, Iroegbu said women should be more involved and included in the security deliberations because they could act as a reliable source for sustainable peace.He also said their inclusion would encourage gender equity and justice.He advocated for a reform in the security system [...]

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    Senate rejects motion seeking to discuss Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

Senate rejects motion seeking to discuss Buhari’s Democracy Day speech

The senate has rejected a motion seeking to discuss the Democracy Day speech of President Muhammadu Buhari.The motion was sponsored by Istifanus Gyang, senator representing Plateau north.While moving the motion on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator explained that he was drawing the attention of his colleagues to the speech because of the "interest it has generated.""Order 52 of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts African leaders on Democracy Day

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts African leaders on Democracy Day

At least 11 African leaders were in Abuja on Wednesday in commemoration of Democracy Day.President Muhammadu Buhari hosted them in the nation's capital.Below are photos:[...]

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    Buhari: We’ll crack down on instigators of violence

Buhari: We’ll crack down on instigators of violence

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not tolerate those who incite violence and social unrest in the country.Buhari spoke during the June 12 Democracy Day celebration at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Wednesday.The president alleged that most instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife are being sponsored or incited by ethnic, political or religious leaders for their selfish interest."Most of the [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ hit Katsina again, abduct village head

‘Bandits’ hit Katsina again, abduct village head

Suspected bandits have abducted the village head of Garin Labo in Batsari local government area of Katsina state.The village head was reportedly abducted on his farmland around 1pm on Tuesday.The gunmen attacked the village on motorcycles and shot indiscriminately into the air.Gambo Isah, spokesman for the Katsina police command, confirmed the development on Wednesday.He said the police were making efforts [...]

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    We have what it takes to combat reckless electoral spending, says Buhari

We have what it takes to combat reckless electoral spending, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has what it takes to curb reckless electoral spending, and his administration is committed to doing so. Buhari spoke at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja, on Tuesday.He appreciated President Paul Kagame of Rwanda for his "enduring personal commitment towards collaborating with the federal government in addressing issues of corruption".Speaking on the theme "Curbing [...]

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    ‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the presiding officers of the national assembly.Unlike in 2015, the preferred candidates of the ruling party emerged in both chambers of the national assembly.Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege were elected as senate president and deputy senate president respectively while Femi Gbajabiamila emerged speaker of the house of representative and Idris Wase, deputy speaker.In a statement by Femi [...]

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    Beware of fake Gbaja Twitter account

Beware of fake Gbaja Twitter account

A fake Twitter account bearing the name of Femi Gbajabiamila, newly elected speaker of the 9th house of representatives, has been detected.Gbajabiamila was elected speaker after polling 281 votes to defeat Mohammed Bago, reps-member elect for Chanchaga federal constituency in Niger state, who garnered 76 votes.The fake account, with handle @SpeakerGbaja and account name RT Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, declared Gbaja as speaker while [...]

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    CSO congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege but insists on open ballot

CSO congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege but insists on open ballot

Advocates for Good Governance (AGG), a civil society organization, has congratulated Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege on their emergence as senate president and deputy senate president respectively.A statement signed by Duro Meseko, convener of the organisation, described their emergence as "victory for democracy".However, the group says it will continue to campaign for open ballot system in the election of national assembly [...]

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    ‘160 for public universities’ — JAMB announces cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission

‘160 for public universities’ — JAMB announces cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission

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