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Every good Christian should vote - Onaiyekan

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has called on every Christian, especially Catholics in Nigeria, to be good citizens by coming out on election day to vote for the candidates of their choice, avoid violence and pray for peaceful elections.

He made this known rec [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


Electoral fraud: Two INEC staff bag 91 years jail term

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos has sentenced two former staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu and Tijani Inda Bashir, to an accumulative 91-year jail term after finding them guilty of their involvement in the laundering of N264.8 million i [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


Poll: “INEC needs 23,454 ad-hoc staff, 1, 125 vehicles in Benue”

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for INEC in Benue state, Dr. Nantewe Yilwatda, has said that the commission requires 23,454 ad-hoc staff and 1,125 vehicles to enable it conduct the 2019 elections very effectively.

The INEC REC stated this, last week, at a "High Level Dialogue Forum for [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


Osibanjo harps on Rwanda lessons

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has stressed the negative consequences of hate speech in any polity, while emphasizing the need for Nigerians to focus on the issues that bind rather than those that cause division in the country. 

Osibanjo stated this at the public presentation and launch of t [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


PWD commend Buhari for signing disability bill

The National Leader of People with Disability, PWD, Misbahu Didi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Disability Bill after suffering series of rejections under previous administrations. 

Didi gave the commendation at the APC national secretariat in Abuja during a [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


No right atmosphere for education in Nigeria - Adedoja

A former Minister for Sports and Special Duties, in Nigeria, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, has said that Nigeria does not have the right atmosphere for education to develop and produce the gains associated with an educated society, which includes patroitism, employment and opportunities for all.

He ma [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


Police IRT not disbanded, I’m still in charge – Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has not been disbanded, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the unit, Abba Kyari, has said.

Mr Kyari told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the clarification became necessary in view of IRT&rsqu [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


Groups make case for social protection safety nets policy

The Executive Director, Africa Network for Environment and Economic, Economic Justice, ANEEJ, Rev. David Ugolor, and host of other civil society organisations, CSOs, have called on the federal government to institutionalise national social investments programme and implementation of the anti-corruptio [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


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Photo2019: Emir of Kano, Int’l Observers to Speak on Credible Polls at Murtala Lectures

Ahead of Nigeria's elections on Saturday, February 16,  the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) has disclosed that its 2019 Annual Lecture, [...]

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Photo2019: Emir of Kano, Int’l Observers to Speak on Credible Polls at Murtala Lectures

Ahead of Nigeria's elections on Saturday, February 16,  the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) has disclosed that its 2019 Annual Lecture, [...]

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