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Senate uncovers, orders refund of N145m PIB media consultancy fee
December 14, 2020 3241 1710

Senate Committee on Public Accounts has unravelled how a management staff in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources allegedly paid himself N145 million as media campaign fund to garner support for the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB). The allegation ... Read more

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Buhari misled to shun Reps’ summon, says Afe Babalola
December 14, 2020 3058 1592

Founder of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was misled not to appear before the National Assembly to explain his government’s efforts in addressing the worsening se... Read more

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2021 Budget: Lagos to prioritise employment, food security, youth empowerment
December 13, 2020 3797 2044

As the year 2020 financial year runs to an end, Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would prioritise employment generation, food security and youth empowerment in the N1.15 trillion 2021 budget, noting that the budget is aimed at con... Read more

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Former Reps aspirant murdered in Ibadan
December 13, 2020 3427 1791

A former House of Representatives candidate on the platform of Accord party during the 2015 general elections, Dr. Fatai Aborode has been reportedly shot dead.  Aborode, who was the Chief Executive Officer, Kunfayakun Green Treasures Li... Read more

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Buhari sacks Pondei, appoints Akwa interim administrator
December 13, 2020 3250 1620

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He is Mr. Effiong Okon Akwa, the acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration of... Read more

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How by-election diminishes PDP’s fortunes in Lagos
December 13, 2020 3073 1441

From all indications, the winner of the last Lagos East senatorial by-election, of which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had already declared Mr. Tokunbo Abiru of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) senator-elect may b... Read more

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris named Time ‘Person of the Year’
December 12, 2020 3741 1974

US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been chosen as Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year,” the publication announced Thursday. The Democratic pair was chosen ahead of three other finalists... Read more

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Buhari won’t succumb to threats in carrying out his duties — Presidency
December 12, 2020 3472 1817

The Presidency has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari would not succumb to intimidation or threats in carrying out his constitutional duties as Nigeria’s president. The warning, which was contained in a thread of tweets by Senior Specia... Read more

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Zamfara gold mining: Niger Delta seeks amendment of petroleum, mining acts
December 12, 2020 3225 1633

Irked by the alleged double standard displayed by the Federal Government in the Zamfara gold mining saga, individuals and interest groups in the Niger Delta are, among other things, calling for an amendment to the Petroleum Act and the Mining Act.... Read more

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Sanwo-Olu goes into Self-isolation over aides testing positive
December 12, 2020 2886 1531

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu would go into self-isolation immediately after one of his close aides tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. The governor and other members of his team would be tested by the Lagos State Biobank today, b... Read more

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Lawmakers pass N448.6b 2021 Rivers budget
December 11, 2020 3492 1749

The Rivers State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed the state’s N448.6b 2021 Appropriation Bill.   Speaker of the House, Ikunyi Awaji Ibani, said the budget met budgeting processes, as there was no deduction or addition from the bud... Read more

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APC as threat to Nigeria’s democracy
December 10, 2020 4277 2319

Political parties as modernisisng agencies are expected to perform miracles by turning dreams to realities. The miracles of Japan’s industrial power, China’s poverty to prosperity and USA’s landing of man on the moon started with... Read more

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Invitation to Buhari: Senate disowns House of Reps
December 10, 2020 3782 2051

The Senate on Wednesday distanced itself from the invitation extended by the House of Representatives to President Muhammadu Buhari. The Green Chamber had invited the President to address it on the rising spate of insecurity in the land. Deputy ... Read more

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‘APC, PDP’s position on zoning will shape 2023 politics’
December 9, 2020 3877 2060

    How the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handle zoning of the 2023 presidential ticket would determine their acceptability by Nigerians. An APC chieftain in Anambra State, Azuka Okwu... Read more

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Udom tasks new council chairmen on commitment to completion agenda
December 9, 2020 3511 1637

    Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has restated his commitment and determination to actualise his administration’s completion agenda, describing his mandate as sacrosanct.   He made the assertion yeste... Read more

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Nigerians at war, in war zone, says Soyinka
December 8, 2020 3652 1875

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lamented the insecurity in the country, saying Nigerians are not only at war but are in a war zone. Soyinka, who decried the seemingly intractable killings and kidnappings in the country, spoke yesterday in... Read more

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Why we cannot impeach Buhari – House of Reps
December 8, 2020 3030 1418

    The House of Representatives has rejected a lawmaker’s call for the commencement of the process to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. House of Representatives spokesman Benjamin Kalu said the demand for Buhari... Read more

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Ekiti factional PDP suspends member over appointment
December 8, 2020 2755 1148

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended a member, Badejo Anifowose, over alleged involvement in anti-party activities and gross misconduct. The party, in a statement by the factional Public Secretary, Raphael A... Read more

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Activists renew EndSARS protest despite threats
December 8, 2020 2588 1053

    Activists, yesterday, moved to make good their threat to resume the EndSARS protest, triggering fresh concerns. This came six weeks after a violent turn of events as the #EndSARS protests cascaded into an orgy of vio... Read more

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President praises military, floats housing scheme for slain officers
December 8, 2020 2370 887

    President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, commended the armed forces for swiftly restoring law and order in the states during the #EndSARS nationwide protests. Opening the Chief of Army Staff’s yearly conference v... Read more

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ASUU: why we have not called off strike
December 7, 2020 2736 1354

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has explained why lecturers are yet to call off their eight-month-old strike. Its leadership said the Federal Government has neither implemented nor fulfilled any of the offers it made to ASUU. For instan... Read more

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UN, others fear for debt crisis, food insecurity in Africa
December 7, 2020 2531 1097

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and relevant stakeholders have expressed concern regarding the COVID-19 impact on Africa, warning that debt crisis and food insecurity could worsen due to the pandemic. ... Read more

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‘Why Buhari must stop borrowing of N17 trillion from pension funds’
December 7, 2020 2199 934

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the 36 state governors from borrowing and/or withdrawing N17 trillion from the pension funds purportedly for in... Read more

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FRSC to start arresting motorists making calls while driving
December 7, 2020 2177 898

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, yesterday, vowed to commence arrests and prosecution of motorists, who make phone calls while driving. FRSC said it had observed with dismay, the rampant use... Read more

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APC wins Lagos assembly by-election
December 6, 2020 2641 1367

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Femi Saheed of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of Saturday’s by-election for Kosofe constituency 2 of the Lagos State House of Asse... Read more

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