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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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Bayelsa State Should Not Be As Backward As It Is Now – David Lyon

The All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, has come out to say that the social conditions of the people and their communities should not be as poor as it is right now. According to David, the state should not be so backward and underdeveloped with ...

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Engr. Wada’s Rising Popularity In Kogi Is Doom For Yahaya Bello – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said the large crowd that showed up at its official flag-off of its governorship campaign in Lokoja, Kogi state capital is a clear sign that the people are prepared to kick Governor Yahaya Bello out of office on November 16. The party also believes ...

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Pensioners Are Part Of Minimum Wage Increase ― Chris Ngige

The Federal Government has said Nigerian pensioners will also gain from the new minimum wage. Speaking recently to Vanguard in Abuja, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said the adjustment of the wages is a constitutional matter under Section 173 of the Nigerian Constitution. He added that now ...

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I Am Not Planning To Dump PDP For APC – Gabriel Suswam

Ex governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has come out to say that he has no plan to exit Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). The senator representing Benue North-East District disclosed this during the 57th birthday celebration of the State Chairman of the PDP, Sir ...

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Nigerian Governors Mismanage States Ecological Fund ― Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha has come out to say that governors are not making use of ecological funds to address erosion menaces destroying their states. According to Hon. Nkeiruka, even if FG shares ecological funds to states every month, the governors scarcely use ...

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We Do Not Monitor Salt, Rice Sharing By Political Parties – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission is not responsible for the monitoring of the sharing of salt, rice and other commodities by political parties during political campaigns according to the Head, INEC’s Department of Voter Education and Publicity in Bayelsa State, Wilfred Ifogah. Ifogah said this as a reaction to an ...

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Godwin Obaseki Is Now A Threat To Democracy – Edo Lawmakers

14th members-elect of the Edo state House of Assembly have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his pledge of fixing the legislative impasse in the state. According to them, this is time to take steps because Governor Godwin Obaseki has crossed the line and he is now a major threat ...

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Beneficiaries Of Empowerment Programmes Must Reduce Poverty – Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has urged beneficiaries of empowerment programmes, especially women and youth, to use the knowledge they acquire to change their status and decrease poverty. Mrs. Ibijoke, who spoke at the inauguration of Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Empowerment Scheme in ...

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Nigeria Ranks No. 1 In Open Defecation In The World – Mr Suleiman Adamu

The Federal Government has said Nigeria now ranks number one in the world with people practicing open defecation. Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu revealed this as he declared open a two-day Private Sector Forum on Sanitation, on Monday in Abuja. The forum was organized by Organised Private ...

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Yoruba Does Not Exist In Ifa ― Ifayemi Elebuibon

Popular traditionalist and the Araba of Osogbo, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon has said before any contact with the Hausa/Fulani, the Yoruba race was called “the people of Ife.” According to him, it is very sad that the people failed to give the race a name before they met the Hausas. He ...

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