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INEC Must Be Fair And Neutral During Bayelsa And Kogi Elections – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for exemplary conduct of non-partisanship on the part of election and law enforcement officials in Saturday’s governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi. Buhari, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Thursday, said that voters ...

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Politicians Are Escalating Violence In Kogi State Ahead Of Elections — CDD

Popular election monitoring group, The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said violence is being planned ahead of the upcoming governorship election in Kogi State. The group revealed this in a recent statement. According to them, politicians are working towards disrupting the November 16 election. CDD added that it ...

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Candidates In Kogi, Bayelsa Should Accept Election Results – Buhari

Ahead of the gubernatorial election in Kogi and Bayelsa State on Saturday, November 16, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has warned governorship candidates in the 2 states to accept the result of the election when it is released. In several tweets, Buhari told voters in Bayelsa and Kogi to vote in ...

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South West Development Commission Should Be Established – Ibikunle Amosun

Nigerian senator, Ibikunle Amosun has revealed why he is sponsoring a bill seeking the establishment of South West Development Commission. According to him, it is for the development of the people and the South West region. The bill “South West Development Commission (Est, etc) Bill, 2019” was read for the ...

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Importation Of Steel Materials Will Soon Stop – FG

The Federal Government has said it plans to stop the importation of steel materials into the nation. According to FG, this move will encourage local investors in the sector. Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, revealed this during a familiarisation visit to Kam Industries Limited, a privately ...

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Court Has Granted APC Stay Of Execution In Bayelsa ― Timipre Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr. Timipre Sylva, has said the Court of Appeal in Abuja has granted the All Progressives Congress (APC) a stay of execution on the judgment delivered by the Federal High Court nullifying the primaries of the party. Timipre, who disclosed this in a news ...

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Kogi State People Should Re-elect Yahaya Bello – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has begged the people of Kogi state to re-elect Gov. Yahaya Bello for a second term. He also urged the people to forgive the Governor for his past mistakes and reelect him as governor for a second term on the platform of the APC on Nov.16. He ...

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Candidates, Voters Must Shun Violence During Kogi Elections – Idris Abdul

The Executive Director, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflicts Resolution, Mr. Idris Abdul has urged political parties, their candidates and supporters to stay away from violence during the November 16 governorship election in the state and the Kogi West senatorial election. In a recent statement, he begged INEC to live ...

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Governor Yahaya Bello Tried To Kidnap Me – Natasha Akpoti

Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi, Natasha Akpoti has come out to say that Yahaya Bello recently deployed hoodlums with machine guns to her party head office in Lokoja to cause violence and abduct her since she is becoming a threat to his re-election bid. In ...

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APC Suspends Adams Oshiomhole

Edo State chapter of the APC has suspended national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for anti-party activities. The Edo state chapter of Nigeria’s governing party also suspended its chairman, Anselm Ojezua and the State Secretary of the APC, Lawrence Okah, was also dismissed. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Strategy, ...

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Hate Speech Bill Is Unconstitutional And Undemocratic – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted and rejected the Hate Speech Prohibition Bill in the National Assembly, seeking strict punishment including death by hanging as a penalty. The opposition party gave the rejection in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in Abuja. ...

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Obaseki Should Focus On Governance And Ignore APC Crisis – PDP

The Edo State Chapter of the PDP has blasted Gov. Godwin Obaseki by describing his reign as a hardship phase for the people. Speaking at a recent news conference, Chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Dan Orbih disclosed that Obaseki had failed to provide leadership that will make ...

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Bisi Akande Shares Obafemi Awolowo’s View On Education — Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has come out to say that ex-national chairman, All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande shared identical views with the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo on the importance of education in building the mind and aiding nation-building. Osinbajo said both men agreed that a developed human mind would end ...

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I Will Revive 5 Abandoned Ginneries In Zamfara — Gov. Bello Matawalle

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle has come out to say that he has wrapped up plans to revive 5 abandoned ginneries in the state. Gov Bello revealed this yesterday when officials of the State Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, ...

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Hate Speech Bill Is A Time Bomb On Journalism In Nigeria — Dr. Edith Ohaja

Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Dr. Edith Ugochi Ohaja has said the proposed bill trying to place the death penalty on whoever is convicted of hate speech is a time bomb on the journalism profession in Nigeria. According to Dr. Edith, she cannot ...

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Women Must Increase Their Participation In The Oil Industry – Dame Pauline Tallen

Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has urged women in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to work towards the proper discharge of their duties to make sure they stay relevant and make meaningful impact in the industry. Speaking at the 4th Women in Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior ...

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DSS Is Disgracing Nigeria By Keeping Sowore In Custody – Femi Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has urged the Department of State Service to release Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare as soon as possible after the agency’s claim that the activists were not released because their sureties have refused to show up. Reacting to the statement, Femi Falana told the DSS ...

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Hate Speech Bill Is Not Necessary – Gbemisola Saraki

The hate speech bill presently before the Senate is not necessary, according to Nigeria’s Minister of State for Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki. Ms. Saraki believes the CyberCrime Act already has provisions and penalties for hate speech, so looking into it again is merely a waste of time. She revealed this after ...

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I Will Repair Dilapidated NYSC Orientation Camp Road In Kano – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has insisted that his government is committed to rehabilitating the dilapidated access road to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp in Karaye Local Government Area of the state. He revealed this when he received on a courtesy visit, members of the ...

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My Hope In Our Judicial System Is Back ― Chief Adebayo Adelabu

After the Appeal Court judgment in Ibadan on the March 9 governorship election, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has said his hope in the judicial system is back. He revealed this in a recent statement he signed in Ibadan. He added that ...

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