Category Archives: Politics

Minister urges State Governors to deploy modern technology in tackling insecurity

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has called on State Governors to deploy modern technology in tackling insecurity in the country. The Minister said that security was the key to effective, meaningful and social interaction, adding that the economy of any nation depends on its internal security. The minister made the call in a statement…

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INEC calls for adequate security during Kogi election

Independent National Electoral Commission Kogi State, has called on all security agencies to ensure adequate provision of security before, during and after the election. INEC’s Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the call in Lokoja while declaring open, a three day training for security personnel for Kogi governorship election, organized by The Electoral Institute in collaboration…

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House of Representatives calls for the automation of the nation’s budget

House of Representatives has called for the automation of the nation’s budget in order to improve the process. They made the call at the resumed plenary of lawmakers on Tuesday at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, after about eight weeks of recess. Following a motion raised on the floor of the…

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New National Minimum Wage suffers another setback

The new N30,000 National Minimum Wage has suffered another setback following minor changes at the end of the committee meeting held in Abuja. At the end of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council meeting which was chaired by the Head of service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-ita, Journalists learnt that both the federal government and…

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SERAP asks AGF to adopt public registers for corrupt Governors and others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami (SAN), to adopt public registers for corrupt state governors and other high-ranking public officials. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Sunday by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare. The agency urged the AGF to…

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Federal Government will prosecute saboteurs of its Social Investment Programs – Presidency

Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Hajiya Maryam Uwais, says the Federal Government will prosecute saboteurs of its Social Investment Programmes(SIPs). Uwais gave the warning in a statement by Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office on Sunday in Abuja. Uwais said the Federal Government would continue to mainstream the principles of…

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New executive orders will be given to tackle international fraud – FG

Presidency has said that new executive orders will be given to tackle international fraud. This is according to Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu. His comments come few days after US authorities announced charges against 80 people, most of which are Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering…

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KANO STATE GOVERNOR TO COMMENCE HIS DEFENSE TODAY BEFORE THE ELECTION PETITIONS TRIBUNAL

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, is expected to commence his defense today before the Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal. Ganduje’s victory at the March 23, 2019 poll is being challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party. The governor, through his counsel, Offiong Offiong (SAN), informed the tribunal, presided over by  Justice Halima Shamaki, that…

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SSA to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, pledges to deepen the current mutual relationship between the Executive and the Senate

Newly appointed Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare, has pledged to deepen the current mutual relationship between the Executive and the Senate. Omoworare, in a statement on Tuesday, said he would deploy his vast legislative experience and his robust contacts in the Senate to ensure a rancor-free…

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Omoyele Sowore collaborates with foreign countries to topple the current Buhari administration – DSS

Department of State Services has alleged in fresh papers filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, met with “foreign collaborators” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries on how to topple the Muhammadu Buhari government”. DSS also alleged in the court document that Sowore…

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