Day: December 11, 2018

Atiku Boycotts Peace Accord As EU Pledges Neutrality

The candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday boycotted the signing of Peace Accord among all presidential candidates for the elections. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the leadership and officials of the PDP also boycotted the event, which was organised by the National Peace Committee […]

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Shocking! Footballer Killed By Lightning As He Celebrates Goal

A Kenyan footballer has been struck dead by lightning as he celebrated his team’s equaliser against their opponents. According to a report by The Standard of Kenya, the victim, Allan Mbote, was a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student. He played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks. The incident happened on Sunday, with five […]

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Setback as Katsina’s APC Rep Joins PDP

Hon. Ibrahim Murtala, a member of the House of Representatives from Katsina State, on Tuesday defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former APC lawmaker is representing Matazu/ Musawa Federal Constituency. Murtala announced his defection in a letter read by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on the floor […]

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Buhari Arrives ICC For Peace Accord

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja for the signing of a peace accord by all the presidential candidates, gunning for election next February. This was revealed by the Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Basheer Ahmed. He said,  “President Muhammadu Buhari arrives International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja for […]

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Reps Speaker Dogara Under Fire For Calling FG Soft Loan, Tradermoni Vote-Buying

Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Yakubu Dogara has come under heavy criticisms over his condemnation of Federal Government’s soft load scheme TraderMoni as an indirect way to influence voters ahead of the next general elections. Dogara who had said the moment meant for traders to boost their commercial activities is a ploy by […]

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See Real Reasons Why Buhari Refused To Sign Electoral Bill

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Tuesday read the letter written by President Muhammadu Buhari to the leadership of the senate, explaining why he refused to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly. The letter reads: “Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of […]

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2019: Cross River Pensioners Endorse Ayade For Second Term

Ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Cross River State,  Governor Ben Ayade got a major boost yesterday as the State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) on Tuesday endorsed him for a second term in office. The State chairman of NUP, Comrade Ntamu Adie conveyed the decision of the the pensioners during […]

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Khashoggi Picked As Time Magazine ‘Person of the Year’

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country’s Istanbul consulate, has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” alongside several other journalists. The magazine took the decision on Tuesday. It also honored Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who is currently imprisoned in Myanmar […]

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Shell Bags 2018 Local Content Operator Award

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has emerged the Local Content Operator of the Year 2018 at the Annual Oil Industry Achievement Awards Dinner of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN,). PETAN is an association of indigenous technical oilfield service companies in the upstream and downstream sectors. The 2018 award marks […]

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Senate Refuses To Confirm EFCC Nominees

Following a lopsided appointment, the Senate on Tuesday refused to confirm four persons nominated as members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The nominees are: Ndasule Moses, Lawan Mamman, Galadanci Imam Najib, and Adeleke Adebayo Rafiu. The Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes had presented to the Plenary its finding on the nominees, but […]

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