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My job is not really difficult, simply because the constitution is very clear — Yakubu, INEC boss

The newly-appointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Monday, promised to be guided by the Electoral Act and the Constitution in the discharge of his function. Yakubu, who spoke shortly after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, said “I am not sure that my job  …

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Behold Nigeria’s first female Governor!; I’ll appeal the judgement – Gov. Ishaku

The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-hassan has been declared the duly elected Governor of Taraba State by the Governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja. Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar Saturday declared Al-Hassan winner of the April 11, 2015 general election after annulling the election of …

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Traffic gridlock & robberies: Ambode reads riot act to okada operators, others; issues 90-day ultimatum to tank farm owners

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Friday, read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders, commercial buses and street hawkers, saying that the state government will no longer tolerate their nefarious activities on the streets and highways which have caused untold hardship for the people of …

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President Buhari approves expansion of Nigeria’s maritime boundaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday approved the continuation of efforts by the National Boundary Commission to significantly expand the nation’s maritime boundaries. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President gave the approval after he was briefed by the commission’s Director-General, Dr. …

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Murray-Bruce, Melaye, Goje, Tinubu, Uzodinma named chairmen as senate constitutes committees

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday, announced the various committees and their heads to oversee relevant issues arising on the floor of the house. This is as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) predictably dominated the headship of the committees. The list as read by Saraki during Plenary has Senator …

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Crude oil: NNPC scraps offshore processing arrangement; adopts direct sale, purchase option

In a major steer designed to enshrine transparency and eliminate the activities of middlemen in the crude oil exchange for product matrix, the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Tuesday, announced the replacement of the Offshore Processing Arrangement (OPA) option in preference for the more efficient Direct Sale-Direct …

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Ministerial nominees: PDP senators stage Walk-Out as Senate confirms Amaechi, 17 others; We’re now united — APC

Senators elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Thursday, staged a walk-out on the floor of the legislative house as the Senate moved to confirm the 18 ministerial nominees it had already screened, including the controversial former Rivers State governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. The PDP senator …

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Our policies may hurt some businesses in the short term, but they are in the interest of national economy — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said in New Delhi, India, that despite the fall in oil prices, his administration remains fully committed to maintaining macro-economic stability and improving investor confidence in Nigeria. President Buhari disclosed this, Wednesday, at an interactive session with Chief Executives of Indian companies with interests in Nigeria. …

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We’ll vigorously pursue recovery of stolen funds to deter others from seeking public office for personal gains – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, in New Delhi reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to curbing corruption, plugging all loopholes in public sector accounting and deploying available resources for the good of all Nigerians. Addressing members of the Nigerian community in India, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on (Media & …

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Boko Haram: Reconstruction of N/East will gulp N233bn — Danjuma Committee; as Gowon faults Buhari on December deadline to end insurgency

ABDULLAHI ISAH, Maiduguri Presidential Committee on North-east Interventions (PCNI) is to spend N233 billion on the post-insurgency reconstruction and rehabilitation of the communities ravage by Boko Haram war in the North-east geo-political zone of the country. The chairman of the Committee, General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) disclosed this when President Muhammadu …

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Polio eradication: There will be no complacency from my administration – Buhari assures WHO

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the World Health Organization, WHO, of his administration’s resolve to commit resources towards totally eradicating cases of poliomyelitis in the country by the year 2017. Receiving a team from the United Nations agency at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Monday, to mark the one year of …

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Finally, Amaechi gets senate’s nod; as Saraki moves ministerial nominees’ screening to Tuesday

After three postponements, the former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, eventually took his turn to be screened at the floor of the Nigerian Senate, Thursday, along with four other ministerial nominees. This is as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, adjourned till Tuesday, October 27, for further screening of ministerial …

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