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Ortom dedicates victory to God, Benue people

Governor-elect of Benue State, Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dedicated his victory at the polls to the Almighty God and to the people of Benue state.

In his victory speech, after he returned fron chruch where he thanked God for His mercies, Ortom des [...]

Mon, 25 March 2019


Kano Supplementary Poll: God Has Given Ganduje Power, Accept It – Coalition

A coalition of civil society organization, Coalition for Electoral Advancement (CEA) has said that the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the March 23 supplementary poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) followed the Electoral Act and guidelines of the commission.

Th [...]

Mon, 25 March 2019


Aisha wants 41% women in Buhari’s next cabinet

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has expressed the hope that her husband’s next cabinet will comprise of 41.6% of women.

She disclosed the wish at the unveiling of winners of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, TEEP 2019 in Abuja.

“The strategy visio [...]

Sun, 24 March 2019


Supplementary polls: Observer groups slam ‘Poor INEC’ · Tambuwal, Ganduje in lucky escape · Useni heads to tribunal · Bauchi knows fate Monday

The March 23 supplementary polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in five states of Benue, Bauchi, Plateau, Kano and Sokoto, have been described by observer groups as poor and characterized by impunity.

The slamming is coming on the heels of the electoral victories of Sam [...]

Sun, 24 March 2019


Post-election: Emefiele says tight MPC stance to remain

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has set the post-election agenda for the nation’s monetary policy, projecting that the current monetary policy stance of the apex bank is expected to continue while inflation is estimated to rise to 12 per cent and moderate thereaf [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


CODE, FlexiSAF to tackle out-of-school children in Nigeria

Alarmed by the increasing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, two civil society organisations; Connected Development, CODE, and FlexiSAF Foundation, have come together to address the issue.

 

In a joint press statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the groups said [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Biosafety agency dismisses comments on GMO

Following what it termed ‘inciting comments’ against the National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, and its activities in some radio stations on the safety of genetically modified organs geared towards anti-biosafety of the country, the agency has described these comments as an attempt to [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Chad fires chief of staff after Boko Haram attack kills 23 soldiers

Chad President Idriss Deby has fired his armed forces chief of staff following the latest bout of unrest which culminated in a Boko Haram attack that left 23 dead.

Deby fired Brahim Seid Mahamat and his two deputies by presidential decree after six years in the post on Friday night just hours a [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


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