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New polling units: We’ll overrule INEC – Senate

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Senate yesterday declared its resolve to overrule the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s decision to create additional 30,000 polling units if it failed to heed its advice to stop action. The Senate position on the matter came from the Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Andy Uba, who told journalists in Abuja that the creation […]

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Reps suspend debate on Electoral Act

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House of Representatives yesterday suspended consideration of the report on Electoral Act over the proposed amendments in the new act. The House, presided over by the Deputy Speaker Emeka Ihedioha, had already got to clause nine out of the 37 clauses of the proposed amendment, when a member of the Electoral Matters Committee, Hon Simon […]

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Gov Orji wants end to Boko Haram insurgency

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As part of his 54th independence anniversary message to Nigerians, Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji has called on members of the Boko Haram sect to down their weapons and embrace peace as a mark of respect for the sacrifices of Nigeria’s nationalists who fought for the independence and unity of Nigeria. Orji, in a statement […]

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El- Zakzaky alleges fresh plot against Shi’ites

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Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El- Zakzaky yesterday revealed that there is a sinister plan to cause violence in the city of Zaria and attribute such to his movement. El-Zakzaky disclosed this at the weekly lecture, Husainayya, in Zaria yesterday. El- Zakzaky said he arrived at the centre earlier than his […]

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Bayelsa trains 484 teachers on Ebola prevention

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The deadlock between teachers and government appears to have been resolved, as Bayelsa government commenced the training of teachers in the state on preventive measures against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease as schools resumed on Monday across the state. The Commissioner of Education, Hon. Salo Adikumo on Tuesday flagged off a two-day training workshop on […]

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Nigeria saves N127bn annually from cassava flour

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Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said Nigeria is saving N127billion annually through the use of High Quality Cassava Flour, HQCF, in making bread. Adesina stated this recently at the Training conducted for master bakers on the inclusion of 20 percent HQCF at the Garden City Bakery, Port- Harcourt. The Minister, according […]

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Northern Govs harp on unity

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Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, and Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has urged Nigerians to mark the 54 years of Nigeria’s independence by working for its unity and prosperity. The Chairman in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel A. Ebije, expressed optimism over the continued existence of Nigeria against […]

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INEC, parties strategise on 2015

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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and registered political parties in Nigeria have agreed to move their quarterly meeting to monthly. Making an opening remark at the third quarterly meeting of the commission with the political parties in Abuja yesterday, chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega noted that the decision was borne of the desire […]

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Nigeria sports @ 54: The good, the bad

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Since Nigeria’s independence in 1960, sports have remained pivotal in the country’s development, looking at the level of influence it has made so far. Looking at the impact sporting activities have made, especially, in the lives of many young ones, no one is left in doubt why successive government administrations need not to toil with […]

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No vacant senatorial seat in Bayelsa – Group

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As political gladiators gear up for the forthcoming 2015 general elections, the Bayelsa Development Association has declared total support for the re-election of Senators Paulker Emmanuel, Heineken Lokpobiri and Clever Ikisikpo, representing the three senatorial districts of the state. The decision to adopt the three senators was unanimously taken at the executive council meeting of […]

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