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(Opinion) The pride of a nation by Aniebo Nwamu

What do we make of a nation that has the potential to supply all of the world’s rice needs and yet imports N1billion rice every day or N365billion every year? I just hope the narrative would change from the next planting season, as the Muhammadu Buhari administration takes root. Chief …

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Low turnout mars Borno Central Senatorial District by-election

BY ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI Low turnout marred Borno Central by-elections, as most of the voters stayed indoors despite the vehicular movement restriction around the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, where the election was held in the eight local governments that constitute the senatorial district. Our correspondent who went round the town reports …

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PDP needs rebranding – APC insists

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the resort to crude, personal attacks by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, spokesman, Olisa Metuh‎ in his latest statement is a clear vindication of the APC’s stand that the PDP should urgently rebrand or go into extinction. In a statement issued in Lagos …

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Buhari mourns late Plateau PDP governorship candidate, Pwajok

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, expressed sadness over the death of the immediate past senator representing Plateau North senatorial district and Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the April 11, 2015 election, Senator Gyang Pwajok. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the …

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MAN flays planned electricity tariff hike

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has described as ‘insufficient’ the reasons given by electricity distribution companies and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for the planned increase in electricity tariffs. President of the association, Dr. Frank Jacobs, while explaining the planned tariff hike to Bloomberg recently, said efforts to …

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Enugu to partner with NMA for improved health care delivery

The Governor of Enugu State,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has expressed satisfaction with the efforts and dedication of doctors in the state towards improving healthcare delivery in the state. This is just as he expressed the desire of the state government to partner the Nigeria Medical Association, Enugu State branch, to achieve …

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Erosion: Obiano begs FG for help

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency, save the Onitsha-Enugu Express road and Onitsha-Owerri Express way from imminent collapse due to erosion menace. Governor Obiano made the call, Friday, while inspecting the erosion sites along the …

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Stop whining, rebrand or go down – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the communique issued by the PDP National Caucus on the so-called political developments in the nation as a rehash of the opposition party’s infantile whining which will not save it from going down unless it rebrands most urgently. ”It is time for the …

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I have confidence in judiciary — Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that  he had ‘absolute confidence and respect’ for  the  Judiciary  to do justice  in the state governorship  legal tussle,  pointing out  that based on the April 11 election,  his mandate would be upheld  in the course of the Appeal process . Also, Rivers …

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PDP to President Buhari: Halt undemocratic attitudes of your government

Rising from its National Caucus meeting which held, Thursday, in Abuja, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to ‘halt the undemocratic attitudes of agents of government in the interest of peace and stability.’ Issuing a 12-point communiqué signed by its …

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