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LG poll: Heavy security at LASIEC office

Security has been beefed up around the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) headquarters in Yaba ahead of Saturday’s council polls in the state. Our correspondent who was at the office on Friday reports that scores of security personnel were stationed around the office. At the junction of Birrel Road, ...

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Afenifere, OPC, others mourn late Onagoruwa

Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation Afenifere joined other Nigerians on Friday to mourn Dr Olu Onagoruwa, a former Attorney-General of the Federation. Afenifere’s spokesman Yinka Odumakin said that Nigeria had lost a prolific legal mind. “We have lost a brilliant attorney and prolific legal mind. His death has robbed the ...

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APC has not delivered on change promises – Atiku

Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday declared that the citizens were yet to witness the change promised them by the All Progressives Congress-led administration. Atiku spoke at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, in a lecture series organized by the Senior Staff Club of the University. Addressing ...

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Lagos council poll: NBA to assign 20 lawyers as monitors

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Epe Branch, is to assign no fewer than 20 lawyers to monitor the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State. According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the association, Mr Sunday Abimbola and the Social Secretary, Mrs Funmilola Adeogun, on Thursday in Lagos, ...

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Kwara NULGE set to fight Ahmed over N1b Paris refund

Local government workers under the aegis of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Kwara state have rejected a N1billion allocated to pay part of their outstanding salaries from the N5.12billion that accrued to the state under the Paris loan refund. In a statement NULGE, directed the state government ...

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Lagos APC crisis: Mushin lawmaker dumps Banire for Tinubu

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Mushin constituency II, Hon. Olawale Abdussabur has declared unalloyed loyalty to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying he remains the father for all. The lawmaker who made the declaration in response to the on-going ...

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Okorocha denies rift with APC leadership

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday described as unfounded and misleading the report that he is heading for a showdown with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over an internal crisis in the state chapter of the party. The Governor also dismissed the reported crisis ...

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Makarfi sacks Dickson’s PDP reconciliation committee

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved its National Reconciliation Committee (NRC) headed by the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson. Following the dissolution, a statement by Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the governor held a valedictory session with members of the committee on Wednesday in ...

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Appeal Court frees ex-gov Adamawa governor, Ngilari

The Yola Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday discharged and acquitted former governor of Adamawa, Mr Bala Ngilari earlier convicted by a Yola high court. The Court, presided over by Justice Olayomi Folashade quashed the charge against Ngilari for lack of merit and enough proof of the offences levelled ...

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S’Court sacks APC lawmaker for PDP’s candidate in Kano

The Supreme Court has ordered a member representing Kura/Garunmallam in Kano State House of Assembly on the platform of APC, Hayatu Dorawar-Sallau, to vacate his seat for the PDP candidate, Abdullahi Mohammed, who came second in the election. Prior to the general election, an APC aspirant, Danladi Karfi, had dragged ...

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