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  • Wike to INEC,  Security: Don’t undermine electoral process

     Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that political leaders would be more accountable  if security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) restrict themselves  to their constitutional roles. Wike said that the use of security agencies and INEC by some politicians to manipulate  the electoral system has encouraged  them…

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  • Olubadan chieftaincy review: Ajimobi loses to Ladoja as court voids exercise

    Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Justice Olajumoke Aiki of an Oyo State High Court, on Friday, declared the review of existing 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadanland by the Oyo State Government as ‘unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect’. The judgment was delivered in the case filed by the Osi Olubadan,…

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  • DPR compels marketer to return diverted fuel in Gombe

    Ali Abare,  Gombe The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has compelled a fuel marketer, B. A. Bello, in Gombe State, to return 13,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) it earlier diverted. DPR official,s who were on ground to ensure the marketer complied with the order, thereafter, supervised the dispensation of the product to customers…

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  • Sokoto spends N6b on LG pensioners, retired teachers

    Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Sokoto State Government said it has spent about N6 billion to offset payments of pension arrears and gratuities to retired staff of local government and primary teachers across the state. Chairman of the Local Government Staff Pension Board, Alhaji Abubakar Umar disclosed this on Friday in an interview with journalists, in…

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  • Buhari congratulates King Ayemi-Botu at 70

    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated His Royal Highness, Dr. Charles Ayemi-Botu, the paramount ruler of ancient Seibiri Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, on his 70th birthday as well as his 24th anniversary on the throne of his fathers. President Buhari congratulated the paramount ruler, his family and friends…

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  • Politicians dividing Nigeria for selfish reasons – Amosun

    Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has accused some politicians of causing disunity in the country for selfish reasons. Governor Amosun, therefore, called on the media ahead of the 2019 general elections, to project more of the things that unite than divide us as a nation. He said this at the 2018…

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  • Malaysian grandmother, 99, to run for Parliament

    StraitsTimes At 92 years old, ex-Malaysian prime minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad, will be the country’s oldest Member of Parliament should he win at the next general election. But he might not be the oldest candidate to stand in the upcoming Malaysian polls. Madam Maimun Yusof, 99, stood and lost in both the 2008 and 2013…

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  • Obasanjo steals show at 7th NOUN convocation lecture

    Fred Ezeh, Abuja Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, took the attention of guests and graduands at the 7th convocation lecture of the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Obasanjo was the first PhD graduate of NOUN, having successfully completed his academic and other research works, that aimed him the doctorate degree…

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  • After storm, trains resume limited service in Germany

    ChannelNewsAsia Trains on Germany’s intercity lines began running early Friday, a day after being suspended as violent gales battered northern Europe, killing at least six people across the country. In the south, the high-speed ICE trains were running as normal on Friday morning, although the service in the rest of the country remained subject to…

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