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    CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), led by the Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development (CPALD), say they are in support of Ahmad Lawan’s candidacy for the president of the 9th assembly.The All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind Lawan, who is the current senate majority leader.The groups, in a statement issued by Joe Mesele, CPALD director, [...]

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    FEC approves N2.8bn for digital connectivity of prisons

FEC approves N2.8bn for digital connectivity of prisons

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved a N2.8 billion contract for the installation of a digital integrated system to reduce prison congestion across the country.The three-hour meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Speaking with reporters at the end of the meeting, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) said the web-based system will improve the justice system in [...]

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    NYSC certificate: Shittu to know fate on Thursday

NYSC certificate: Shittu to know fate on Thursday

Shittu had failed to present himself for the scheme despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25.Following this, the minister sued the party, seeking redress for being screened out of the governorship primary election which held last year.Also joined in the suit is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). [...]

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    Court restrains INEC from taking further action on Imo north senatorial election

Court restrains INEC from taking further action on Imo north senatorial election

The federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) from taking further action on the Imo north senatorial election.Although the electoral commission declared Benjamin Uwajumogu winner of the poll that held on Feburary 23, it did not issue him a certificate of return.The commission had set up a committee to review the conduct of the [...]

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    Buhari returns to Abuja after economic summits in Jordan, Dubai

Buhari returns to Abuja after economic summits in Jordan, Dubai

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule.NAN reports that the president was initially scheduled to return to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Wednesday, April 10, at about 1.30 a.m.However, the presidential aircraft carrying the president, his aides and some members of his entourage, landed at the presidential wing of [...]

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    Group asks APC to zone house of reps speaker to north-central

Group asks APC to zone house of reps speaker to north-central

The North-Central Elders Forum has rejected the zoning of the speaker of house of representatives to the south-west.President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party have agreed on the choice of Femi Gbajabiamila from the south-west.But addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the group urged the ruling party to zone the position to the north-west, saying the zone is [...]

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    Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has accused some traditional leaders of providing information to bandits.In a statement which Tukur Gusau, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Dan-Ali said the intensified air strikes by the Nigerian air force in Zamfara has led to the killing of many bandits and the rescue of innocent persons.He said the government is concerned about the [...]

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    Senate confirms Paul Tarfa as chairman of North-East Development Commission

Senate confirms Paul Tarfa as chairman of North-East Development Commission

The senate has confirmed Paul Tarfa, a retired major-general, as the chairman governing board of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC).Tarfa and other members of the board were confirmed after a report was presented by Abdulaziz Nyako, chairman of the committee on special duties, on Tuesday.The chairman of the committee while presenting his report said all the nominees met the necessary [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Governors spend weekdays in Abuja while their states are in flames

Shehu Sani: Governors spend weekdays in Abuja while their states are in flames

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says some governors spend weekdays in Abuja in the name of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari while their states are in flames.The senator took to his Twitter account on Monday evening to accuse some Nigerian governors of abandoning their states for Abuja despite the killings and attacks on vulnerable citizens across the country.The lawmaker [...]

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    FG employs 130,000 graduates as extension workers

FG employs 130,000 graduates as extension workers

Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, says 130,000 graduate youth have been employed to offer extension services to farmers across the country.The minister disclosed this at the 24th agricultural extension society of Nigeria (AESON) annual national conference in Abuja on Monday.Ogbeh, represented by Karima Babangida, the director of extension service department in the ministry, said the youth [...]

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