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All INEC staff bound by oath of neutrality – Zakari

The Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Hajiya Amina Bala Zakari, has re-affirmed the Commission’s commitment to its role of being an unbiased umpire in the electoral process. The INEC Acting Chairman made the affirmation during an interview granted Channel TV last week at the Commission’s headquarters. …

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Odusile sworn-in as new NUJ President

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) now has a new National President. He is Mr. Waheed Odusile, who has just been sworn-in as 16th President of the union alongside his executive elected at NUJ’s 5th National Triennial Delegates Conference in Abuja. Odusile beat five other presidential contenders, namely, Rotimi Obamuwagun, …

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Ambode reaffirms commitment to bi-lateral trade relations with UK, others; establishes Office of the Overseas Affairs and Investment

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, at the weekend received envoys from the United States of America, Britain and Australia on courtesy visits, where he reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to strengthen trade relations with their countries. The Governor, who received the trio separately in his office in Alausa, Ikeja, said …

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No hiding place for cultists—IGP vows

AKHERE Godwin, Benin The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, Saturday said that the Nigeria Police would continue to crack down on cultism and other forms of criminality in different states of the country in order to ensure and maintain peace in the Nigerian society. It will be recalled that‎ …

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We will push for more technology in electoral process — Zakari

Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Hajiya Amina Bala Zakari, has said that the Commission will continue to push for more technology in the electoral process, because it ensures transparency in the electoral process. During an interview session granted Channel TV’s Gbenga Ashiru, the INEC boss threw …

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Abia debunks Otti’s claim on threat to life

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Godwin Adindu, has debunked the claim by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Alex Otti, that there was an attempt on his life in his private guest house in Abuja. Adindu said Otti is merely …

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Obiano, wife eulogize values of Nigerian women

Anambra State government has pledged its continued commitment towards sustaining the betterment of values of Nigerian women in all fields of human endeavours. The State governor, Chief Willie Obiano made the pledge Friday while declaring open the 2015 Mothers’ Summit open, with the theme, “Realizing the Values of the Nigerian …

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Haruna Jauro appointed NIMASA Acting DG

Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro has been appointed the Acting Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). His appointment was communicated through a letter issued by the Federal Ministry of Transport. According to Isichei Osamgbi, NIMASA’s Deputy Director/Head Public Relations, in a press statement made …

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World technology brands, CEOs storm Lagos for Tech+

Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, will this weekend play host to renowned names and brands in the Technology ecosystem when the pioneering edition of TECH+ Conference and Exhibitions gets underway at the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites, Victory Island. The two-day event which industry leaders have described as ‘historic and unprecedented’ …

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UK appoints New High Commissioner to Nigeria

Mr Paul Arkwright has been appointed the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, to succeed Sir Andrew Pocock KCMG, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service soon. The newly-appointed High Commissioner, Arkwright, would officially assume office from September 2015. He is married to Patricia Anne Holland, and their marriage has …

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NGF D/Chairmanship: Can APC stop Fayose?

Can the All Progressives Congress (APC), stop Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State from becoming the Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), as is being suggested? The view of some stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who have been reacting to news that the APC would reject …

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Rescue Bayelsa football with bailout money; state FA urges Dickson

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Chairman, Bayelsa state Football Association, Barrister Pobeni Ogun has tasked Governor Seriake Dickson to salvage the condition of football in the state by using part of the Federal Government’s bailout funds on the sport. Barr.Ogun spoke in Yenagoa during the official unveiling of the mascot and logo …

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Tokyo launches emblems for  2020 Olympic, Paralympic Games

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Friday July 26, unveiled the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020’s Games Vision was further manifested as the emblems capture its core essence. “When the world comes together for Tokyo 2020, we will experience the joy of uniting as …

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WWE sacks Hulk Hogan over racial slur

Hulk Hogan has apologised for his use of racial slurs in a leaked tape after World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed, Friday, it had terminated the wrestler’s contract, though Hogan says he resigned. The 61-year-old’s profile was taken off of the WWE website overnight, prompting speculation that evidence of him using …

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The gas to power plan

By Eze Onyekpere Nigeria has abundant reserves of associated and non-associated gas estimated in excess of 187 trillion (standard) cubic feet (Tcf). Though Nigeria is ranked 7th in terms of proven natural gas reserves in the world, geological experts hold the view that more gas can still be found; potentially …

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(Opinion) Now that Buhari is back from America

Tayo Ogunbiyi Following through both local and foreign media, the euphoria that surrounded President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent trip to the United States of America got to a somewhat ridiculous height. The aggregate trend in most of the views and opinions expressed by most media analysts in respect of the visit …

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Mikel Obi ends speculation over Chelsea future

John Obi Mikel has moved to end speculation over his Chelsea future by insisting he is happy at Stamford Bridge. The 28-year-old was linked with the likes of Al Ain and Fenerbahce during the transfer window but remained with the Blues despite the interest. Mikel claims he considered leaving Chelsea …

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