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2018 budget: Early passage depends on good working relationship with NASS members; So, lobby them (not the PDP way), let them work for you – Saraki tells Buhari

  SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI (C.O.N) ON THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL – 7TH NOVEMBER, 2017. PROTOCOL. 1. Mr. President, on behalf of my colleagues, Distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Honourable Members of …

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PDP sweeps Enugu LG polls; Police arrest 4 for minor explosions; It was free, fair, credible – Electoral Commission boss

By Stanley Nwanosike  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has swept the 14 chairmanship election results released by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) in Saturday’s  local government election. The party also swept all ward councillorship positions in 11 Local Government Areas also announced by the commission. The Chairman of ENSIEC, …

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Security agencies must develop new tools for protecting, preserving Nigeria’s democracy from violence

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has charged the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and other security agencies to develop new innovations in order to be able to counter novel security challenges that are threatening Nigeria’s democracy. Dogara, while speaking at the Graduation Ceremony for participants of EIMC …

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LG elections in Enugu:3 persons arrested, 2 wounded in minor explosion near polling station; APC condemns conduct of polls; `Aggressors’ are trying to disrupt the elections, PDP’s on ground – Anikwe, Information Commissioner

By Stanley Nwanosike The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with  a minor explosion which occurred on Saturday, about 400 metres away from a polling station at Coal Camp, in the Enugu metropolis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the polling …

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Enugu Local Govt. Elections: Gov. Ugwuanyi casts vote; CP expresses satisfaction with deployment of security officials; `Okpa,’ sachet water sellers, make brisk business

By Stanley Nwanosike Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Saturday voted in his Amaube ward II in Udenu Local Government Area of the state. Ugwuanyi, who voted at 11.33 a.m., told newsmen and his supporters that “I have voted and Enugu State is in the hands of God’’. The …

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