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INEC announce extension for PVC registeration

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday announced extension for the ongoing permanent voters card registration and collection. INEC made the announcement in a statement signed by its national commissioner on information and voter education, Mallam Mohammed Haruna. He said the registration for PVC which was held from 9am and 3pm …

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2019 elections: Saraki, Secondus, Tambuwal, Ortom, Wike, others meet

Intrigues ahead of the 2019 elections continued yesterday as Senate President Bukola Saraki, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus and other high ranking members of the party met in Ilorin, Kwara State. Others at the meeting included former Jigawa State governor and PDP presidential …

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Saraki meets with PDP leaders in Ilorin

SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki hosted a delegation of political office holders in the country in Ilorin on Wednesday, in what political observers termed to be a step in the consolidation of a possible return to PDP. The political bigwigs who visited include both serving APC and PDP governors and …

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FG unveils name, livery for National Carrier

Mixed reactions on Wednesday trailed the unveiling of the name and logo of the proposed new national carrier by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Sirika had unveiled the name of the new carrier as “Nigeria Air’’ with a …

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa Savages Chigumba Over Poll Reform Stance

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa has fired a broadside at the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chair Priscilla Chigumba describing her as “arrogant” for allegedly standing in the way of electoral reforms being demanded by his party. “Chigumba is very arrogant,” Chamisa said at a media briefing in Harare Tuesday …

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Dangote Retains Position As Africa’s Richest Man

The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has retained his position as the Africa’s richest man with a $12.4 billion networth. Also, listed by Forbes is the Chairman of Conoil and Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga, whose networth is $4.4 billion. These figures were released on Forbes website yesterday. The …

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Govt Recovers U.S.$2 Trillion Assets in 18 Years – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday disclosed that the total value of recovered funds and assets by the Federal Government since 1999 is estimated at US$2 trillion dollars. Dogara made the disclosure in an opening remark at a one-day public hearing by the House Joint …

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HIV Infections Down, but Still 230 000 New Cases in 2017 – HSRC

A new report, released by the Human Science Research Council, into HIV prevalence and incidence in South Africa, has shown a significant decline in new infections in 2017, compared to a similar survey five years ago. But more concerning for researchers was the occurrence of risky behaviour among respondents. It …

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Buhari Seeks ICC Intervention in Repatriation of Stolen Assets

President Muhammadu Buhari has solicited the intervention of the International Criminal Court, ICC, to press it upon member countries not to obstruct the repatriation of illicit funds warehoused in their countries. President Buhari who made the appeal on Tuesday while delivering a keynote address at the solemn hearing to commemorate …

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‘Why NAF refused southern leaders’ flight to land at its base’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday debunked the reports that denying landing rights to a chartered flight carrying Southern leaders to a Middle Belt conference in Makurdi, Benue State, was politically-motivated. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, in a statement said there was no …

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Peru arrests more than 50 in anti-drug bust at Colombian border

Peru arrested more than 50 people on Monday, the majority Colombian, as part of an operation against drug trafficking in a jungle border province where dissident former Marxist FARC rebels have reportedly taken refuge. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said his country’s security forces coordinated with Colombia’s military to carry out …

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Trump: I ‘mis-spoke’ at Putin press conference

Donald Trump has backtracked on his claim that he “didn’t see any reason” why Russia would be involved in US election meddling. This evening he said that what he meant to say was he didn’t see any reason why Russian wouldn’t be responsible for meddling in the 2016 vote. He …

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GOVERNOR AMBODE’S NEPHEW, DAMILOLA, WEDS LOVER, TEMI (PHOTOS)

On the 30th of June, 2018, Damilola Ambode and Temi Ojelabi got married. The couple had a 2-in-1 ceremony with the traditional wedding holding first followed by the white wedding and reception which had about 1600 guests including politicians and dignitaries. Governor Ambode, the groom’s cousin was the father of …

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