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INEC Deregisters 74 Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered seventy-four political parties. This suggests that only eighteen political parties survived the deregistration process. The commission carried out a review of the performance of political parties after the 2019 general elections to see which parties qualify to exists. The Chairman of INEC, …

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Lagos Deploys 65 Buses Across Major Routes

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the management of Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) to deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major routes from Monday, February 3, 2020. The directive follows a recent ban on the operation of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the State. According …

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US Embassy – We never denied Bishop Oyedepo Visa

The United State Embassy in Nigeria has described report that it denied Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, visa as false. Thisday had reported that the US Embassy denied Oyedepo Visa and that the preacher blew hot over the denial …

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NBC N2.9bn Fraud: Witness counters defendant’s claim

The Prosecution witness, Jackson Joseph Edet, in the ongoing trial of the former director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba, and four others before Justice Mojisola Giwa-Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, debunked the claim of the second defendant Patrick Areh. He denied that he …

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BEYOND SMUGGLING OF FOOD PRODUCTS, WE CLOSED BORDERS DUE TO INFLUX OF ARMS AND HARD DRUGS, PRESIDENT BUHARI TELLS AKUFO-ADDO OF GHANA

The partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is not caused solely because food products, particularly rice, were being smuggled into Nigeria, but also because arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs were being ferried into Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.Holding a bilateral meeting Monday in London at the sidelines …

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Re: All is well in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.

By Anietie Ekong. Reading through the article by Aniekeme Finbarr, a Personal Assistant on Media to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, one is left wondering whether he means well for the Governor or is an agent provocateur on a mission to destroy the good relationship presently existing between the Senate …

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APC Crisis: Senator Abe Begs Amaechi, Others

The immediate past representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has pleaded with Transportation Minister and other top officials of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State to end the in-fighting and let peace return to the party. He said that no …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS UK-AFRICA INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20, 2020.Hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the event, according to the organisers, is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of …

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Blackout: TCN confirms collapse of national grid

The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a statement on its Twitter page which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “There was system disturbance which …

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UMANA GETS SECOND TERM AS OGFZA MD/CEO

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr Umana Okon Umana as the Managing Director/CEO of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) for a second term of three years with effect from 23 December 2019.Mr Umana has since resumed duty.Signed:SA MEDIA to MD/CEOOGFZA

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Hope Uzodinma Receives Certificate Of Return As Imo Governor-Elect

Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the Certificate of Return from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) as the governor-elect of Imo State. He was awarded the certificate on Wednesday in Abuja, barely 24 hours after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha as …

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A’ IBOM STATE GOVT ORDERS CONTRACTORS BACK TO SITE

..ASSURES ON IMPROVED FUNDING  The State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has ordered all contractors handling projects in the state to resume work at their different sites. He also made it compulsory that soil test should be conducted on all projects sites with proper documentation to ascertain quality and suitability of …

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Two weeks after wedding, Imam discovers his wife is a man

A Ugandan Imam has been suspended for unknowingly tying the nuptial knot with a fellow man, Daily Monitor reports. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, was suspended as investigations into the shocking incident commenced. According to regional Kadhi Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, the …

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