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SDS, NOA sensitise Abuja youth on violence-free elections

Youths in the Federal Capital Territory have been implored to avoid violence during and after the just concluded area council elections. 

In particular, the youth are advised not to allow themselves to be used as a tool for violence in the hands of desperate politicians.  

Sat, 09 March 2019


IWD: Helpline makes case for gender balance

 

As the world celebrates the International Women's Day, IWD, an Abuja based non-governmental organization, Helpline Foundation for the Needy, has called on women to be economically viable aimed at forging a more gender-balanced world. 

The group said the day will be used t [...]

Sat, 09 March 2019


AMMC to subject ‘aged buildings’ to integrity test

The Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC, has given the indication that it will subject all aged buildings around the metropolis to rigorous integrity test, as part of precautionary measure to mitigate building collapse in the territory. 

Coordinator of AMMC, Umar Shaibu, disclosed [...]

Sat, 09 March 2019


Food vendors smile to bank in Abuja

Food vendors in most polling units in the Federal Capital Territory made brisk business as most electorate besieged their makeshift tents in search of food, our correspondent reports. 

The vendors, who prepared noodles and jollof rice, arrived most polling units as early as 5.45am to beat [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


APC, PDP supporters clash in Makurdi

 

It was a battle of wits supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, tried to force their way into the state Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headquarters along One Jang Road in Makurdi, Benue state on Monday afternoon.

one g [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Voting materials missing in 14% of polling units —EU

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria says the February 23, 2019 elections was marked by serious operational shortcomings, adding that 14 per cent of some essential materials were missing from polling units.

The EU Chief Observer, Maria Arena, who is also a member of the EU [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Forex: CBN injects $268.4m, CNY46.3m into retail SMIS

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, last Friday, February, made an intervention of $268.4million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY46.3 million in the spot and short tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market.

The director, Corporate Communications Dep [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


Saraki denies congratulating APC senator-elect

Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has denied reports that Mr Saraki congratulated APC senator-elect, Ibrahim Oloriegbe.

Oloriegbe, the APC candidate, who contested against Mr Saraki in Saturday’s National Assembly election, w [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


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