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  • 2019: Rivers APC stakeholders endorse Magnus Abe for governor

    FROM: CHRIS ANUCHA, PORT HARCOURT Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, on Thursday, endorsed Se. Magnus Abe, as the party’s governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state. Abe’s endorsement  was  contained in a communiqué issued  at  the end of  the stakeholders’ meeting  in Port  Harcourt. The communiqué endorsing Abe’s…

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  • Governors wants FG to hand over federal roads to states

      From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The governors of the 36 state of the federation in Nigeria have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to handover some of the  roads belonging to the Federal Government to them to fix. This was part of their demands at the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi…

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  • Men suppressing women in politics -Dogara

      By Kemi Yesufu, Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has accused men, especially those at the decision making level, of frustrating efforts to realize 30 percent representation for women in government. Speaking at the 2017 session of the Women in Parliament Summit, held in Abuja Thursday, Dogara challenged the executive at…

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  • 2015 polls: I’ll reveal how we lost presidency soon- Jonathan

    From: Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan said he would soon make public what happened in the 2015 general elections that led to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),losing the presidency. Jonathan stated this while receiving members of the Forum of Ex-speakers of State Houses of Assembly, who visited him in Abuja on Thursday….

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  • Govs want FG hand over federal roads to states

    From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The governors of the 36 state of the federation have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over some of the federal roads to them to fix. This was part of their demands at the National Economic Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in…

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  • EFCC arrests Ekiti Finance Commissioner, Accountant General…

    Wole Balogun The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arrested the Ekiti State Commissioner for Finance, Toyin Ojo and Accountant-General, Mrs. Omobola Owolabi over alleged misappropriation of the Paris Club refund Thursday. Operatives of the anti-graft agency arrested  them  in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on the same day the state governor, Mr. Peter Ayo Fayose…

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  • Russia tell U.S. to step back from dispute over military observation flights

    The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday told the United States to step back from a confrontation over military observation flights before the two countries became embroiled in another round of tit-for-tat retaliatory measures. The United States has accused Russia of flouting the so-called Open Skies Treaty, an agreement designed to build confidence between the two…

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  • 10,000 Nigerians admitted into U.S. colleges in 2017, envoy says

    Ten thousand Nigerian students are among over one million international students admitted in U.S. universities this year, a U.S. envoy announced in Lagos on Thursday. U.S. Consul-General in Lagos Mr John Bray made the disclosure at a College and Career Fair, organised by Education USA and the Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. embassy. Bray…

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  • Federal Government sets up panel on port, border security

    The Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated a Presidential committee charged with enhancing security at the nation’s borders. The 11-member inter-ministerial committee has Dambazau as Chairman and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior as Secretary. Other members are the Minister of State for Aviation; Director General, Department of…

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  • Kenya election talks collapse after opposition walks out

    Kenya’s opposition walked out of talks with the ruling party on Thursday in protest of proposed changes to the country’s electoral law ahead of next month’s repeat election, local media reported. The proposals by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party could prevent the Supreme Court from annulling future election results because of flaws with the electronic…

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