N262BN FOR MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING AS BUHARI PRESENTS N10.73 TRILLION 2020 BUDGET TO NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.73 trillion to the National Assembly. Buhari revealed that the said the Federal Government will spend N125 billion on the National Assembly got, the Judiciary got N110bn, the National Human Rights Council (NHRC) got 2.5bn while constituency projects got N100 billion. […]

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SOUTH-EAST GOVS REJECT LIVESTOCK PLAN

South-East governors have rejected the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) proposed by the National Economic Council (NEC) to address the lingering crisis between farmers and herdsmen. Ebonyi State Governor, who doubles as Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, told THISDAY at the weekend that although the NLTP is a voluntary programme of the federal government, […]

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GOVERNOR IKPEAZU; A TRANSGENERATIONAL LEADER

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s lofty dreams to change our economic narrative at the inception of his administration is both noble and patriotic. Economic development is the catalyst for a prosperous society. The late Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary General of the United Nations, posits that “Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere. Although, history […]

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TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS THEODORE ORJI’S ELECTION AS ABIA CENTRAL SENATOR

The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia has affirmed the election of Theodore Orji as the senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District. Delivering a unanimous judgment on Tuesday, the Chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Adeyinka Adebirigbe, dismissed the petition on the ground that the petitioner failed to prove […]

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TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS BUHARI’S ELECTION

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday upheld the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election. The tribunal dismissed the PDP petition challenging the President’s eligibility and integrity of the poll in its entirety Atiku had challenged the President’s re-election, citing election irregularities and non-compliance with the electoral […]

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ATIKU VS BUHARI: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRIBUNAL TO DELIVER JUDGEMENT TOMORROW

The Presidential Election Tribunal is to deliver judgment on Wednesday, September 11, in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against President Buhari. Reports have it that, all parties in the suit have made their final submissions on August the 21st, 2019. It will be recalled that the tribunal […]

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100 DAYS IN OFFICE: GOV. IHEDIOHA UNVEILS PLANS FOR IMO

Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has commenced a review of the report of its Transition Technical Committee (TTC) to midwife a development agenda christened the Growth and Strategic Development Plan (G-SDP). Governor Ihedioha disclosed this at a ceremony to mark his 100 days in office, noting that to build institutional framework for good […]

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KOGI 2019: APC MOVES TO RECONCILE AGGRIEVED GUBER ASPIRANTS

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday met with aggrieved Kogi State governorship aspirants. The meeting was as a result of the fallout of the August 29 governorship primary election in the state. Governor Yahaya Bello was declared the winner of the primary eventually contested by 10 out of the […]

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DINO MELAYE, ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM PETITION PDP NWC OVER WADA’S EMERGENCE AS KOGI GUBER CANDIDATE

The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye and Abubakar Ibrahim, son of former Kogi State governor, Ibrahim Idris, Thursday, kicked against the emergence of Engineer Musa Wada as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship election in Kogi State slated for November 16. The duo stormed the party’s national secretariat, […]

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XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS: SOUTH AFRICA SHUTS ITS HIGH COMMISSION IN NIGERIA

The South African High Commission in Nigeria has shut down operations in the country. Lunga Ngqengelele of South Africa’s department of international relations and co-operations, told ENCA, a South African broadcaster, that the High Commission is temporarily shutting down following reports of attempted attacks on it. Ngqengelele said: “We received reports that some of the […]

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BAYELSA GUBER ELECTION 2019: SENATOR DIRI IS PDP FLAG BEARER

Senator Douye Diri, representing Bayelsa Central in the Senate, early Wednesday emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the November 16 governorship election. Diri, who hails from Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government, emerged with 561 votes to defeat his closest rival Timi Alaibe, who polled 365 votes.  Mr Keniebi Okoko, a businessman and philanthropist, came […]

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GOVERNOR FINTIRI RUNS FOR DEAR LIFE AS GUNMEN INVADE KOGI PDP PRIMARY

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that voting had ended and sorting of votes were going on when the gunmen came to […]

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KOGI GOVERNORSHIP 2019: NEW TWIST AS ABUBAKAR IBRAHIM IDRIS STEPS DOWN FOR ENGR. MUSA WADA

In what appears to be a last minute undercut, one of the frontline aspirants in the PDP gubernatorial primary scheduled to hold on September 3, 2019, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris (AbuIbro) has stepped down for his in-law, Engr. Musa Wada. In a truce brokered by elders and traditional rulers from the East of the State, […]

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BUHARI NAMES FORMER DELTA STATE COMMISSIONER, BERNARD OKUMAGBA, NDDC MD

Former Commissioner for Finance, Delta State, Mr. Bernard Oboatarhieyeren Okumagba has been appointed the new Managing Director/CEO of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Muhammadu Buhari also appointed former deputy governor of Edo State, Mr. Pius Odubu as chairman of the NDDC board. A permanent secretary in the office of […]

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KOGI 2019: ANGER AS EX GOV. WADA ASKS PDP DELEGATES TO VOTE MUSLIMS ONLY

There is great anger in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP leadership and indeed members of the Kogi State chapter following a secret meeting held by former governor Capt. Idris Wada, with only Muslim delegates yesterday. Insiders said that the ex governorwho is contesting for the PDP ticket to return to the Government house in Lokoja, […]

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