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Connect Rail To 36 State Capitals, Buhari Directs


President Muhammadu Buhari has given the directive that all the 36 state capitals should be connected with rail in the ongoing railway projects. The Minister of Transportation, Mr, Chibuike Amaechi, said on Thursday at the meeting with the Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Sen. Shehu Sani. The meeting also attended by the Ministers of Finance; Budget and National Planning; and Power, Works ... Read More »

ICYMI: Dasuki Spent N650m On National Prayer, Says EFCC


An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Michael Adariku, on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4bn security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser was diverted. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Adariku, an EFCC officer of EFCC, made this known when he testified in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan. ... Read More »

Dogara Wants Emphasis On Innovative Training For National Development

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Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker, House of Representatives, has stressed the need for more innovative training of students in the nation’s universities to ensure a sustainable national development. Dogara gave this advice on Friday at the 16th matriculation lecture of the Covenant University, Ota in Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the title of the lecture is: “Leadership By Producers: The Role of ... Read More »

Fight Against Corruption Becoming Tougher – Magu


The EFCC Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, has said that the fight against corruption is becoming tougher, urging all Nigerians, including children, to use every weapon at their disposal to fight it. Magu said this in Lagos on Friday during the sensitisation forum on the plan to launch “EFCC-Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC) Corruption Busters”. He said the fight against corruption was not personal and ... Read More »

Constitution’ll Determine Our Presidential Candidate – APC


Following discordant tunes over whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari will be given an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election, the ruling All Progressives Congress has said it will be guided by its constitution to resolve the issue. This position was made public by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, who spoke to reporters in Abuja, after an expanded meeting of the ... Read More »

INEC Says 2,158,171 To Vote In Anambra Gov Poll


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said it was not thinking of disqualifying any candidate in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. INEC also said 2,158,171 voters were registered for the November 18 poll in the state. The Director of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, Mr. Oyewole Uzzi, a lawyer, disclosed this to our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital. ... Read More »

2019: INEC To Recruit One Million Ad Hoc Workers


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakub, told the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday that the commission would recruit about one million ad hoc members of staff for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. According to him, the ad hoc workers to be deployed for the polls, which will begin in 484 days, will be about 300 higher than ... Read More »

Governor Ikpeazu lifts curfew in Aba

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on Sept. 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. Ikpeazu via a statement issued in Umuahia on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted. The governor commended the residents of Aba for ... Read More »

APC Women Leader Backs Devolution Of Power

Hajia Ramatu Aliyu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Women Leader has drummed support for the devolution of power in the country. According to the women leader, it will enhance the delivery of essential services to Nigerians. She stated this at a public hearing organised by APC Committee on True Federalism on Thursday in Abuja. Aliyu stressed the need for some of the items on ... Read More »

President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting, Leaves For Turkey


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of Federal Executive Council in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which started at about 10 a.m., was attended by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habiba Lawal and cabinet ministers. The president was scheduled to leave Abuja for Turkey immediately after the Council’s meeting. A statement by ... Read More »

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