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It’s absurd to claim that Fulani herdsmen are behind Benue, Enugu attacks – JNI

A Northern group, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has reiterated the position of Northern States Governors’ Forum, NSGF, by stating that it was absurd to blame Fulani herdsmen for the massacre of innocent villagers in Agatu, Benue State, Ukpabi Nimbo,

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Ethnic Bloodshed, Rights Abuses & Other Regime Atrocities In Nigeria

Exposing The Conspiratorial Roles Of Some CSOs, Buhari Administration & Security Forces   It is an incontestable fact that ethnic bloodshed, gross rights abuses and other regime atrocities in Nigeria’s present dispensation have deteriorated on account of conspiratorial roles of

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Assets declaration: 19 political parties back Saraki, says he won’t get justice

Wants Danladi Umar should step down as CCT chairman   19 political parties in Nigeria on Wednesday added a new dimension to the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), over non-declaration

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Nigeria’ll boil if Jonathan is arrested, Northern CAN warns

…Urges Buhari to arrest murderous herdsmen, sliding economy.   THE Northern branch of Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday advised President Muhammadu Buhari against purported moves to arrest former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Nigeria would boil should the man regarded

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Presidency moves against emergency billionaires

Says holders of public office must account for their wealth   Serving and former public office holders will henceforth be made to account for their wealth, Vice President Yemi Osibajo (SAN), has said. He stated this at a town hall

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Eviction order: Five Shell officials to appear in court, risk imprisonment

Five senior officials of Shell Petroleum Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) are expected to appear before the High Court of Bayelsa State in Yenagoa today (Thursday April 21 2016) for allegedly violating the building regulations of the state. The accused

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Non-Conduct Of Outstanding Legislative Reruns In Imo, Anambra & Rivers States Is An Invitation To Anarchy

Ref: Intersociety/SBCHROs/001/04/016/INEC/ABJ The Chairman (Prof Mahmud Yakubu) Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) INEC National Headquarters Plot 436 Zambezi Crescent, Maitama District FCT, Abuja, Nigeria Sir, Non-Conduct Of Outstanding Legislative Reruns In Imo, Anambra & Rivers States Is An Invitation To

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Buhari’s failure: Ex-military rulers should be banned from politics, says LP

Following the general outcry against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and seeming deception of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Labour Party in Nigeria (LP), has called for a ban on all past military rulers from contesting elective offices

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IPAC: 25 political parties disown Yusuf Ibrahim, confirm Ameh chairman PPA

    A conglomeration of about 25 political parties in Nigeria under the aegis of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has ratified the election of the National Chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Peter Ameh, as its National Chairman.  

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New Councils: Aregbesola inaugurates committees

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Thursday evening inaugurated three different committees saddled with the task of proper take off of the newly created councils in the state. At the ceremony, he described human beings as the basic instrument

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Wrongful exclusion: Bayelsa Tribunal strikes out suit against Dickson

Efforts by some opposition parties seeking to nullify the election of Governor Seriake Dickson in the last Bayelsa Governorship polls suffered another major setback on Wednesday when the State Election Tribunal in Nyanya, Abuja struck out a suit filed by

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Buhari: Nigerians have entered one chance – Labour Party

Says it’s a costly mistake bringing Buhari, APC to power   More criticisms on Tuesday continued to trail the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Labour Party (LP), insisting that “Nigerians have made the greatest mistake” electing him and

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Pressure to dismiss Kachukwu: Group dares Buhari to sack him

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The strain and confusion that have trailed the Petroleum and the Power sectors distribution chain respectively in the country that has seen the worst in the last eight months of Buhari’s administration appear unrelenting.  

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Bayelsa Election Tribunal: Dickson wins round one, floors Sylva

The Bayelsa State Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Nyanya, Abuja has granted the prayers of Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to inspect the election materials used to conduct the January 9 Guber election in Brass Local Government

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PDP blasts APC over N400 million ministerial appointment scam

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has taken a swipe at the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) over its internal bickering resulting from crisis of confidence regarding the accusation that former governor and candidate in the last election, Timipre Syla, took bribe as tradeoff

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Ministerial appointment: Sylva, Lokpobiri fight over N200 million balance, N1 billion campaign fund

The suspension of a former governor of Bayelsa State by the All Progressives Congress has taken a new twist as investigations reveal that he has fallen apart with the Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri over N600 million ministerial

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Rivers State: INEC allocated votes to PDP, says Rivers’ APC, insists on fresh rerun elections

After a careful study of the facts on ground, the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out to declare that what took place in the State on March 19 was not the expected rerun State

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The Return Of Iwu’s Dark Era In INEC: Before The Commission Sets Anambra, Imo And Rivers States On Fire

The leaderships of Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs), comprising: International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Center for Human Rights & Peace Advocacy (CHRPA),

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Legislative Aides Forum: My removal doesn’t stand, says Melaye’s brother

The Chairman of National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum, Mr. Sam Melaye, on Sunday in Abuja, described as a joker, his purported removal by a faction of the organisation led by one Lawson Oviasogie, saying it does not stand. “The purported

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Adams Oshiomhole is a man of double standard and a liar – Agbomhere, APC’s governorship aspirant

Visits Iyase of Benin Kingdom Threatens to probe Oshiomhole if he becomes governor   Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been accused of having manipulated proceedings leading to the upcoming APC’s governorship primaries in the state in favour of his

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UTME: House of Reps. makes u-turn, backs computer-based test

The House committee on Basic Education on Wednesday in Abuja threw its weight behind the Computer Based Test (CBT) saying the electronic test was in tandem with global dictates to sanitize the education system   The Chairman House Committee on Basic education, Zamari

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“You cannot continue to take the blood of the innocent” – Gov. Fayose tells Pres. Buhari

Reacting against the high level of violence and the killings that characterized the rerun elections in Rivers State, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State who had earlier described President Buhari as lacking competence to lead Nigeria said, “God is angry

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Rivers State rerun elections exposes opposition’s desperation: Support PDP – Akwa Ibom State Speaker

Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke has advised a youth group in the state, Coalition of Youth Leaders, CYL, not to relent in supporting the PDP led government in the state. He also commended the CYL

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End Of A Dark Era: Regime Atrocities Facing COAS Turkur Buratai & Retiring IGP Solomon Arase

The attention of all Nigerians and members of the international community are drawn to the fact that clock is speedily ticking for the duo of the outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase and the Chief of Army

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Dickson commends media’s role on Ese Oruru’s abduction, Nigeria’s democracy

Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that the media has a constitutional responsibility to guard and entrench the liberty of the society for the deepening of the nation’s democracy. Hon. Dickson, who stated this when the

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Udenwa, Ohakim, Uzodinma, Ihedioha, Achonu … : At last, Dickson settles Imo PDP crisis

The chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Peace and Reconciliation Committee and Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday made another history by reconciling the warring factions of the party in Imo State. The meeting was

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Abia North rerun: PPA rejects result, says INEC should insist on inconclusive election

The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) on Tuesday added a new dimension to election re-run held in Abia North Senatorial distrust in Abia state, describing it as “robbery”. In the re-run election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and

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Wike is set to bribe Ogonis for votes with blood money – Rivers’ APC alleges

By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress [APC] said its attention has been drawn to the announcement by the Secretary to the Rivers State Government [SSG], Chief Kenneth Kobani that the Rivers State Government will pay

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Pensioners: Bayelsa warns against sponsored protests, says it’s committed to payment

The Bayelsa State Government has frowned against frequent recourse to protests by various aggrieved groups, but expressed commitment to the welfare of pensioners in the State. A statement issued on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Henry Seriake

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Naira Depreciation: Blame Governors’ Forum By Daniel Osofisan

The naira has been on a steady decline for the past few months. The disparity between rates at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and that of the parallel market is as clear as the difference between day and night.

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