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Gunmen Kidnap Kaduna APC Deputy Chairman, Daughter

Gunmen Kidnap Kaduna APC Deputy Chairman, Daughter

The politician and his daughter were said to have been kidnapped by armed men on Wednesday in the Zaria area of the state. APC Chairman in Kaduna State, Retired Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada, confirmed the abduction to Channels Television on Thursday. According to him, the party’s deputy chairman and his daughter were abducted in the...

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NIGERIA GOVERNORS ASK NASS TO CUT DOWN INFECTIOUS DISEASE BILL

NIGERIA GOVERNORS ASK NASS TO CUT DOWN INFECTIOUS DISEASE BILL

The Nigerian Governors Forum has asked the National Assembly to step down the Infectious Disease Bill to allow for wider consultations with stakeholders. It also set up a three-member committee made up of governors Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Simon Lalong (Plateau) to meet with the leadership of the National Assembly over the...

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RIVERS STATE INAUGURATES A NEW PDP CHAIRMAN

RIVERS STATE INAUGURATES A NEW PDP CHAIRMAN

Ambassador Desmond has been inaugurated as the new PDP chairman of Rivers State. The new Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Executive Council has been inaugurated in Port Harcourt. Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Ikuinyi Ibani administered the oath of office on the new executives led by Ambassador Desmond Akawor. In...

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House of Representatives approves Buhari’s N850bn loan

House of Representatives approves Buhari’s N850bn loan

The House of Representatives has approved the request by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to borrow N850bn to fund the 2020 budget. The Senate had earlier okayed the borrowing plan amidst controversy. The approval was however given by the House at the plenary on Tuesday within about seven minutes. Details later…

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Emir of Ilorin thanks Buhari for appointing Gambari as chief of staff

Emir of Ilorin thanks Buhari for appointing Gambari as chief of staff

Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, emir of Ilorin, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Ibrahim Gambari as his new chief of staff. Gambari, who is a professor of political science and Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations, is from Kwara state. Gambari would be unveiled as the chief of staff to Buhari on Wednesday. In a statement...

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COVID-19: YOUR INCOMPETENCE , BACKSEAT GOVERNANCE DESTROYING, KILLING NIGERIAN – PDP ATTACKS BUHARI

COVID-19: YOUR INCOMPETENCE , BACKSEAT GOVERNANCE DESTROYING, KILLING NIGERIAN – PDP ATTACKS BUHARI

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the manifest incompetence of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency is destroying Nigeria. PDP said Buhari’s lack of visibility and failure to personally lead from the front is responsible for the failure to check the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The opposition party lamented that the alarming increase in...

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Ekweremadu @58: reflections on feedinG bottle federalism and covid-19

Ekweremadu @58: reflections on feedinG bottle federalism and covid-19

By Uche Anichukwu Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, nailed the Nigerian situation in three words that have stuck in the Nigerian political lexicon: feeding bottle federalism. Delivering the 2012 edition of Oputa Lecture on Governance in Africa at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, entitled...

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GOVERNOR WIKE AUCTIONS SEIZED FOR VIOLATING LOCKDOWN REGULATION

GOVERNOR WIKE AUCTIONS SEIZED FOR VIOLATING LOCKDOWN REGULATION

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said vehicles impounded for violating the COVID-19 lockdown regulations would be auctioned. He said on Thursday: “The defaulters will be tried by the Mobile Courts and I have told the Attorney-General that all the impounded vehicles must be auctioned. “By tomorrow (today, Friday), the Attorney-General would have advertised...