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  • Speakership: Is Gbajabiamila home and dry? May 14, 2019
    With less than one month to the proclamation of the ninth National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, the campaign for who becomes the speaker of the House Representatives which was fierce in the beginning seems to be gradually dying down. Most of the candidates who threw in their hats into the ring early last month, […]
  • Panam Percy Paul May 14, 2019
    Bakulipanam Percy Paul Mokungah, populary known as Panam Percy Paul, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose musical career spans 40 years. He was born to Major Paul Harley, an officer in the Nigerian Army, and composer Paulina Paul Mokungah in 1957. Both of his parents are of the Lutheran Church. Paul’s kind […]
    In recent time, the media are awash with how cult wars among youths and groups degenerate leading to unleashing of hell on innocent, peace-loving citizens of Edo State with reckless abandon. The worst is that law-abiding citizens are not the only main targets; the security agencies, especially the police, have become prime targets. The proliferation […]
  • Reps pass N346.513bn NDDC budget May 14, 2019
    House of Representatives yesterday passed N346.5 billion as the 2019 budget for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. At the Committee of Supply chaired by Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his Deputy, Yususf Lasun, the House approved the issuance from the statutory revenue fund of the NDDC, the total sum of N346,513,046,220 for the 2019 fiscal […]
  • Why EFCC is Investigating Saraki — Magu May 14, 2019
    Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday, declared that the investigation of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is not based on personal motive. He said the commission only invites people it suspects of corruption-related crimes. Mr. Magu spoke yesterday with journalists after receiving an award at the commission’s headquarters […]
  • Reps give new state constituencies to Benue May 14, 2019
    House of Representatives yesterday added new constituencies to Benue State following a request by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The two additional constituencies were carved out from the existing Guma State Constituency. They are Guma and Agasha State Constituencies. With the addition, Benue now has a minimum of 30 state constituencies from the initial […]
  • 2019 polls: Presidential tribunal asked to stop Buhari’s inauguration May 14, 2019
    …as Bulkachuwa chairs panel Ahead of the presidential inauguration on May 29, Hope Democratic Party, HDP, has asked the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to stop the planned swearing-in ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari. The party insisted that it will be unfair and unjust to inaugurate Buhari on the ground that validity of the election that […]
  • Journalists urged to avoid being used to sow discord May 14, 2019
    Bayelsa State Government yesterday urged journalists to avoid being used as agents of discord to destabilize the system ahead of the local government and governorship elections in July and November respectively. Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who stated this when the leadership of the Federated Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of […]
  • Human rights abuse: PRAWA calls for effective monitoring of SARS May 14, 2019
    Civil society organisation, Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, has called for the effective monitoring of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, to end incidences of gross violation of human rights. Executive Director of PRAWA, Dr. Uju Agomoh made the call in Enugu at the end of a two-day training on strengthening of monitoring and provision […]
  • Gov Emmanuel condoles families of electrocuted victims May 14, 2019
    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has condoled with the families of two persons who were electrocuted in Uyo yesterday. Emmanuel while inaugurating a committee on the verification of state government projects attributed the mishap to electrocution resulting from fallen cables during a heavy downpour. The victims, a man and woman, were discovered in […]