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Enugu Governor Explains Why He Has Not Conducted Council Polls In Two Years

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said the desire to make local government system responsive to service delivery accounted for the delay in conducting council polls in the state. Ugwuanyi disclosed this on Monday in Enugu during the 2017 Democracy Day celebration at the Michael Okpara Square.

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Nigerian Government threatens to shut land borders over Rice Smuggling

By Maxwell Adeleye The Federal Government has threatened to shut some land borders if the smuggling of rice continues from neighbouring countries. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave the warning on Monday while speaking to newsmen on some of the Federal Government’s achievements in the agriculture sector in the last two years in Abuja. 

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Plateau generates N52.1bn in 2years as revenue, Lalong declares

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau said on Monday that the state government generated N52.1 billion as revenue in the last two years. Lalong made the disclosure in Jos at a town hall meeting to mark his administration’s second anniversary and Democracy Day. The governor said that the disclosure became imperative as part his of administration’s policy thrust, which is transparency and ...

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Nigerians in South Africa call for Diaspora Voting

The Nigerian community in South Africa, on Monday, suggested that one of the ways to deepen democracy in Nigeria was to introduce Diaspora Voting. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of the Nigerian community in that country from Pretoria, made this suggestion in a telephone chat with our correspondent.

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SERAP Wins Round One In Battle Over Release of FG Audited Reports For 1999-2015

As Nigeria marks its 18th Democracy Day anniversary, a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday gave Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) a victory in Round One of the groups’ attempt to secure the release of Federal Government audited reports for 1999-2015.

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Make sure your Sit-at-home order is optional, Ekweremadu advises IPOB, MASSOB

By Maxwell Adeleye The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra had called on citizens of South-East to stay at home on May 30 to observe their anniversary. Ekweremmadu gave the advice on Sunday at an Inter-denominational church service at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Abakaliki, to commemorate 2017 Democracy Day ...

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2nd anniversary: Makarfi faction of PDP in Lagos hails Ambode

By Rachel Okporu The Moshood Salvador faction of the Ahmed Makarfi’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos on Sunday commended the Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration for his achievements in infrastructure development in the last two years. The Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, gave the commendation in an interview with Blackface News in Lagos.

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Ekiti Catholic Bishop Urges Full Implementation of 2014 Confab Report

By Maxwell Adeleye  The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, The Most Rev. Femi Ajakaiye, has said that full implementation of the 2014 National Conference report is the panacea to moving Nigeria forward. Ajakaiye, who was a representative at the conference, made the call on Sunday at St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Ado Ekiti, at a service to mark the 2017 World ...

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DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, MAY 29, 2017 

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation. Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as ...

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Osinbajo in Abuja Market, Confirms Fayose’s Agitations, Says Nigerians Are Truly Suffering

By Afiz Abolayo Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has today Friday alighted at Garki Market in Abuja to confirm what Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State told him last weekend during the burial of Late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo at Iyin-Ekiti, that prices of goods in the markets are no longer affordable and that Nigerians are really suffering.

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