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Court Restrains Moves to Unseat Saraki

By Pascal Emeka. There is heightened indication that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki will serve out his full term of office in defiance of threats by the Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. This is because a Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Tuesday warned against any unlawful move to remove […]

Atiku Debunks defection Rumour

By Monday Ochei. The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and strong contender for Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP presidential ticket has debunked rumour making rounds that he plans to set aside his presidential ambition and dump the PDP. Atiku reacted in a statement made available by his campaign office on Sunday, with signature of the spokesperson […]

US Mourns As Senator John McCain Dies At 81

By Charles Beatles. The United States of America, USA was over the weekend thrown into mourning mood as, John McCain, the US ranking senator and celebrated war veteran died at the age of 81. The distinguished senator is known for his works in restoring diplomatic relations with Vietnam, and for his belief in conclusive prosecution […]

Senators Press on for Probe of NASS Siege by DSS

By Reuben Nwankwo. Two distinguished senators, Isa Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim, are pressing on for federal government to immediately set up a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe the recent invasion of the National Assembly Complex by officials of the State Security Service (SSS). Messrs Misau and Ibrahim, in a joint statement on Thursday, stated […]

2019 Elections: Group Hails INEC’s Decision to Extend CVR

Paschal Emeka, Abuja A group known as Take It Back Movement has commended the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the ongoing Continuous Voters’ Registration, CVR, from August 17th to August 31st, 2018. A statement from Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi the group’s Director, PR, Media and Communications, in Abuja, also urged Nigerians to […]

OPEC Output Rises On Nigeria, Kuwait Supplies

Oil production from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose in July, despite supply shortfalls from Libya, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Rising output from Nigeria, Kuwait and the UAE offset the drops. OPEC production averaged 32.32 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, 40,700 higher than June, according to the group’s monthly oil market […]

Why INEC extended Deadline for Voters’ Registration

By Ochai Sunday The recent protests by various interest group and stakeholders in the electoral process notably TakeItBack Movement, OurMumuDonDo Movement, Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) initiative, and concerned Civil Society Organizations calling he Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to extend the deadline to enable more Nigerians register and participate, have been cited as the […]

Umahi Donates N400m to NYSC

By Johnson Eze Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has donated N400 million to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the renovation of its Orientation Camp in Afikpko North Local Government Area. This is separate from the N5,000 travel allowance given to each of the 2,200 Batch B Stream I Corps Members who ended their […]

Group Commends Minister Of Water Resources on Projects Execution

By Pascal Emeka A civil society organization, ‘Media Practitioners for Development, MPD’ has commended the Minister of water Resources Engr Suleiman Adamu over what the group referred as his proactive engagement in tackling the challenges of water supply in the country. In a press statement made available to newsmen in Abuja recently and signed by […]

Insecurity: Former Presidential Hopeful Calls for Speedy Passage of Illegal importation of Small Arms Bill

Paschal Emeka, Abuja   A former Presidential Candidate, in 2007 presidential election, and Director General National Task Force for the Prohibition of Illegal Importation/Smuggling of Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons, (NATFORCE) Chief Osita Okereke Emmanuel, OON, has called on the National Assembly to pass the National Commission for the Prohibition of illegal importation of Small […]