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…Says dissolution of Executive Committee, reduces distraction for Buhari Chairman of the PGF and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Friday said that the alleged threat by some members of the dissolved National Working Committee, NWC, of the party to challenge their dissolution ...

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Reasons President Muhammadu Buhari moved against the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, emerged last night, as the  National Executive Committee, NEC, wielded the big stick to check the crisis ravaging the party and avert what the President described as self-destruction.   Also read: APC Caretaker Committee: No Victor, no Oshiomhole; fair to all sides, says Amaechi’s ...

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By Festus Ahon – Asaba Poultry farmers under the auspices of Poultry Association of Nigeria, PAN, Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to come to their rescue, lamenting that their farms were crumbling over the rising cost of maize and soya beans. They lamented that small poultry farms were closing down as a result of the high cost of feeds. Speaking ...

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By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday discharged and acquit the former Acting Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Anthony Elujoba of abuse of office and financial misappropriation. The court also discharged and acquit the former Acting Bursar of the university, Mrs Josephine Akeredolu on allegations of fraud and conspiracy levelled against ...

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Lawan, Gbajabiamila, 16 Govs others in attendance   By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is attended by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the ...

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By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA: Security operatives have again sealed the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Abuja. This is coming two days after the police sealed and reopened the premises within hours. Thursday’s action also comes on a day the Chief Victor Giadom faction of the APC is meeting at the Presidential Villa with some members ...

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 Nigerians react By Juliet Ebirim Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj of rape, has formally filed a criminal complaint against the music star. In a press statement released by Babatayo on Wednesday morning, detailing the timeline of events since she came out with her story, she revealed that she has filed a ...

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More than 200 pupils and staff who returned to a boarding school in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province this month tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday, officials said. Eastern Cape accounts for around 15 percent of South Africa’s 101,590 COVID-19 cases, making it the country’s third worst affected province. The province’s health department announced the outbreak at Makaula Senior ...

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Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor. By Babajide Komolafe The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said that it will eliminate the multiple exchange rates regime in the country. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele disclosed this yesterday while confirming plans for unification of exchange rates. The plan to eliminate the multiple exchange rate regime was similarly indicated by the Minister of Finance ...

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By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio, Yenagoa The Governor of State Government, Senator Douye Diri, has appealed to resident doctors in the state not to embark on their planned industrial action as it is doing everything possible to address their grievances. He made the plea during a meeting between the state government and representatives of the National Association of Resident ...

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A cartoon picture used for illustration gotten from the inernet By Shina Abubakar The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has stressed the need for harmony within the family system, as a mother of two, Omolara Seriki, 35, was said to have battered her husband’s scrotums over infidelity. According to the statement issued by the Osun NSCDC’s Public Relations Officer, ...

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kick against privatization of public health services By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark 2020 International Public Services Day, ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Public Services International, PSI, Nigeria, Tuesday, urged the government on adequate financing of public health to boost women and girls’ life. This was the position ...

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. By Ozioruva Aliu, Benin-City The build-up to Edo state governorship election continued yesterday as three councillors have been purportedly used by the chairman of Uhunmwonde local government area, Napoleon Agbama to remove the leader of the house, Hon Osarobo Ogbegiere. Vanguard gathered that the decision to remover the leader who has also allegedly been ...

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja As insecurity continues to rise in the Northern part of the country, the 19 state governors of the region on Monday met with heads of security agencies in the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (retired) in Abuja. Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State disclosed this after meeting behind closed ...

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*Ogoni  By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–THE National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Sheriff Mulade, has called on the Federal Government to speed up the clean up, remediation and restoration of the degraded Ogoni land in Rivers State, caused by oil and gas exploration activities by multinational oil companies about forty years ago. Comrade Sheriff Mulade, a traditional ...

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File photo: Impounded motorcycles By James Ogunnaike ABEOKUTA – Following the threat by the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to ban Okada operation in the state, the COVID-19 Joint Taskforce on commercial motorcycles in the state on Monday impounded no fewer than 150 motorcycles for disregarding safety measures put in place by the state government to contain the spread ...

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Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 20, 919 on Monday as 675 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Seven deaths were recorded from the virus on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 525. This was announced by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control on its Twitter handle. ...

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Oil •Stakeholders mount opposition, set to cut cost to $10 per barrel •As COVID-19, low oil prices bite harder By Udeme Akpan THERE are strong indications that Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (Amendment) Bill might fail, as stakeholders, currently working to cut the cost of producing oil from $30 to $10 per barrel, have started mounting pressure ...

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