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2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Ex-militants: We’ll Support Whoever Wins

A group of former Niger Delta militants, Niger-Delta Coalition and Delta Coalition for Change, yesterday said it would support whoever emerges as President after the March 28th election. The group dispelled rumours making the rounds that they were preparing to take up arms should President Goodluck Jonathan lose in his quest for re-elections. Speaking on behalf of the groups, Mr. ...

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Masari Condemns Sale Of PVCs

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari has condemned the “rampant’’ purchase of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by some politicians in the state. Masari made the allegation during an interactive session with the people of Ingawa, Kankia and Kusada Local Government areas in Kankia town on Monday. ‘’The rampant purchase of PVCs by some politicians ...

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No Row Between Jonathan, Mu’azu – PDP

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has stated that its national chairman, Adamu Muazu, has an excellent working relationship with President Goodluck Jonathan ahead the March 28 presidential election. The party gave the assurance Monday in a statement after a report by Punch newspaper said that Mr. Mu’azu was under watch by the presidency because his loyalty to Mr. Jonathan’s ...

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Ogun Faces Legal Action Over Demolition

The head of Federal Public Complaints Commission, Ogun State, Wale Ogunbanjo says the body will drag Ogun State Government before a court of law ‎to seek redress over the demolition of its structure under construction in the state. He said this on Monday in Abeokuta, while briefing journalists on the development. The state government, through the Ministry of Urban Development ...

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Ado Ekiti Poly Unbans Unions

The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, has lifted the suspension on all unions activities. The council had on February 6 ordered the indefinite suspension of all trade unions and students union activities on campus following protracted strike by the Non-Academic Staff Union, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics. The unions ...

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FG To Consolidate Against Insurgents

The Federal Government says it will put in place effective measures to consolidate the current success of the military in defeating insurgency in the North-East. Dr Abdu Bulama, Minister of Science and Technology, stated this in Damaturu yesterday during a commemoration sympathy visit to parents of 29 students of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, that were killed by Boko Haram ...

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Senate Kills Insurance Brokers Bill

Attempts to seek legal backing for Insurance brokerage and accord professional status to the practitioners, were frustrated by the Senate yesterday at a public hearing organised by its committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions. The bill, entitled, “The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers Act 2003 (repeal and re-enactment) Bill 2015″ was rejected based on the advice of ...

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Outstanding N230b Delay Federal Roads

Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen told the House of Representatives yesterday that over N230billion was outstanding as unreleased funds budgeted for road projects since 2012. He said the development had impacted negatively on the pace of work on many road projects as the ministry had to struggle to execute projects with the inadequate releases made by the Ministry of ...

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INEC Extends PVC Collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards across the country by additional two weeks. The collection deadline which was fixed for March 8, will continue until March 22. The commission in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the commission, Mr. Kayode Idowu, ...

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Bomb Blasts Stop Shettima’s Campaign

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has terminated his ongoing political campaigns to the Southern part of the state following multiple bomb blasts in Maiduguri, the Borno capital. The termination is contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri yesterday by his Special Adviser on Communications, Mr Isa Gusau. According to the statement, the governor decided to call off the campaign tour ...

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