Politics

Drama as PDP member emerges Minority Leader of Rivers Assembly

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt A surprising drama played out on the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly (RSHA) as a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) representing Akuku-Toru Constituency II, Hon Benibo Frederick Anabraba was elected the Minority Leader of the House.

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APC flays Maiduguri bomb blast, says Boko Haram now desperate

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has flayed Monday’s bomb blasts which occurred in a Mosque inside the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.

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INEC arraigns seven alleged electoral offenders in Ondo

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has arraigned seven persons arrested during the recently held Governorship Election in Ondo State for electoral offences before two Magistrate Courts in Akure, the state capital.

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Bill on registration of foreign employers passes second reading

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Bill that seeks to make it compulsory for foreign employers to register in Nigeria by the Ministry of Labour and Productivity has passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

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Council Boss Expresses Confidence in LASIEC to Conduct Credible Council Polls

By Wasiu Popoola The Sole Administrator of Agbado- Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Hon. Sola Akande, has expressed confidence in the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission ( LASIEC ) under the chairmanship of Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips to conduct free, fair and credible elections into the 57 Local Government Councils of the State.

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Ajimobi extols Akande at 78, says ex-Osun governor a quintessential politician

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has described a former Governor of Osun State and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Bisi Akande, a quintessential politician.

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Police Inspector, NSCDC officer, civilian killed in Niger

By Isa Lapai, Minna A Police Inspector, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and a civilian were on Thursday night killed in a clash between herdsmen and farmers in Sabon Daga Village in Niger.

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S’West APC leaders meet in Ibadan, commit to progressive politics

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in the South Western part of the country have met in Ibadan , Oyo State capital with a resolve to remain committed to progressive politics.

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Presidency makes U-turn, denies severing ties with Taiwan

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja Presidency has made a u-turn saying that Nigeria has not cut off ties with Taiwan.

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PDP says Ekweremadu will not defect to APC

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the call on Senator Ike Ekweremadu to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain Deputy President of Senate position.

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