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2019: Women want VP, DG posts, affirmative action

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Nigeria, on Friday advocated for positions of Vice President, Deputy Governors and Vice Chairmen of Local Government to women in future elections. This was part of the ten points resolutions reached at the end of a 2-day Nigeria Women Political Stakeholders Summit in ...

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Restructuring not possible in Nigeria, says Gowon

A former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has described the move to restructure the country as impossible, saying the current composition of Nigeria makes it difficult for any kind of restructuring to take place. Gowon who spoke in Minna, the Niger State capital said Nigeria is made up of ...

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PDP Chairmanship: Agbaje declares, says party mismanaged success

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has joined the race for the national chairmanship of the party. In a post culled from his wall on Wednesday, he however blamed the misfortune of the party in the last ...

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Chairmanship: PDP needs a gentleman with ideas – Adeniran

A former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, says his gentle mien will not diminish his chances of becoming the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adeniran told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Wednesday that being a gentleman, he remained the ...

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Maina’s reinstatement embarrassing, says APC

The All Progressives Congress says reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, into the Federal Civil Service was an embarrassment to the Federal Government. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. ...

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INEC involved in 419 cases – Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, said that it had been involved in 419 court cases over election matters from 2016 to date. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this in an interactive session with a group of civil society organizations, under the umbrella of the ...

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Reps begin probe of bailout funds to Kogi over director’s suicide

The death of a director in the Kogi Civil Service, who committed suicide, has drawn the attention of the House of Representatives to the non-utilisation of bailout funds and the non-payment of salaries in Kogi state. The House of Representatives has mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Bail-out Funds to ...

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Southern governors demand true federalism, devolution of powers in Lagos

For the first time in 12 years, Governors of the Southern States of Nigeria on Monday met in Lagos, where they unanimously reiterated the call for true federalism and devolution of powers to States. The Governors, in a communique at the end of the meeting read by the host Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos ...

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Dickson to PDP: Our party not playing opposition to APC

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not playing its expected role as an opposition party due to numerous internal crises within it. Dickson, who made the claim during a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa, however, said he remained optimistic that the party would ...

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Buhari’s anti-corruption war dead with Maina’s recall, says Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his anti-corruption war has died with the recall of a former chairman of presidential task force on tax reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina. Reacting to the development in his verified twitter handle, the governor hinged believe on ...

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