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E-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing – Sheik Gumi
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E-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing – Sheik Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Islamic cleric and scholar has commended the senate's decision to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission transmit election results electronically. Gumi in a Facebook post he shared, averred that e-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing. He also stated that it will reduce rigging and votes manipulation which bad politicians have been using to hold the country at its jugular veins. The Cleric wrote; Since 1999 when the khaki returned to the barracks, we’ve not heard the better good news for Nigerians as this singular act of making it legal to transmit elections results electronically. Though, it remains the funding and implementation which are yet to be seen. Nonetheless...
Creative Lagos: Governor Sanwo-Olu To Sponsor 100 Exceptional Creative Talents Out of 1,000 Graduands To The Del-York Creative Academy Diploma Program
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Creative Lagos: Governor Sanwo-Olu To Sponsor 100 Exceptional Creative Talents Out of 1,000 Graduands To The Del-York Creative Academy Diploma Program

History was made as Del-York Creative Academy and the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture pioneered the successful completion of one of the largest and first-ever digital skill training programs for creative talents in the state. With an initial entry of about 10,000 aspiring talents, only 1,000 of the best creative minds from all LGAs and LCDAs were drafted into the Creative Lagos Training Program. These 1,000 residents of Lagos were subdivided into five creative zones (Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja, Eko, And Epe). On August 6th, 2021, all successful and thoroughly groomed finalists in the inaugural DCA Creative Lagos program were honoured in a grand ceremony by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; the Honourable Commissioner, Pharm. (Mrs) Uza...
Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT
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Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) and the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they were read the third time. Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow. “I thank you all for this historic exercise,” the Speaker said. The House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.
IGP reacts as police arrest 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects, rescue 393 victims
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IGP reacts as police arrest 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects, rescue 393 victims

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the Katsina State Police Command for arresting 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects and securing the freedom of 393 kidnapped victims The command also recovered 4-GPMG, 37-AK47 rifles, 288 anti-aircraft ammunition This was contained in a statement on Friday by CP Frank Mba Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja He further commended the state command for rescuing kidnapped victims and reuniting them with their families, as it showed improving public confidence. He said the IGP gave the commendation during a one-day official visit to Katsina State on Thursday, 2nd September, 2021. He said the visit was part of efforts at carrying out on-the-spot security assessments in the State, and to...
Zamfara Assembly begs FG to intensify efforts in ending security challenges in state
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Zamfara Assembly begs FG to intensify efforts in ending security challenges in state

In its resumed plenary after almost one month recess, the Zamfara State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on both state and federal governments to place more efforts in curtailing the decade old insecurity in the state. The resolution of the House followed a motion raised by the House leader, Faruk Musa Dosara under matters of urgent public importance. Dosara who in the first instance commended the efforts of the state government towards enforcing some emergency rules aimed at curtailing the excesses of bandits and banditry activities in the state, called on the people of the state to show understanding and corporate with the government and security agencies in the state He said the punitive measures are to end the precarious and protracted insecurity bedevilling t...
BBNaija: Toke Makinwa reveals why Maria was evicted
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BBNaija: Toke Makinwa reveals why Maria was evicted

Popular Nigerian celebrity, Toke Makinwa has commended Maria’s fans for voting for her. Toke Makinwa is the host of BBNaija ‘the Buzz’ exclusive to Showmax. She described Maria’s eviction as unfortunate. According to her, Maria played a good game and she would have survived if it was not a triple eviction day. She further stated that the show was coming to an end and the house needs to be decongested. “Maria’s fan base tried, it’s unfortunate that it was a triple eviction night plus the game is getting closer and closer. “The house has to be decongested. Maria played her game well, she gave us talking points and she’ll do well. Nobody loses, the platform has been given.” She wrote on Twitter.
Insecurity: Kaduna Government postpones school resumption, commends military operations
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Insecurity: Kaduna Government postpones school resumption, commends military operations

The Kaduna State Government on Friday, confirmed that military operations delayed school resumption, coupled with slow infrastructure projects in high-risk areas Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security in a statement on Friday, commended the military and police high commands for the ongoing security operations against armed bandits across the state. According to the statement, “The government praised the doggedness and courage of officers and troops carrying out air and ground operations around the Kaduna/Niger/Katsina/Plateau and Zamfara boundaries. “KDSG has also requested the military and police high commands to expand the operations to newly identified hideouts. “As the security operations proceed, the Kaduna State Government has been advised to post...
Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife
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Update: Governor Ortom directs Demolition of house used by kidnappers of Benue Commissioner’s Wife

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered for the immediate demolition of a house used by the kidnappers who abducted the wife of the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver. LIB reported that a gun duel with the kidnappers and men of Operation Zenda on Monday, August 2, led to the rescue of Mrs Ann Unenge and her driver who sustained injury on his left leg while three other suspects allegedly escaped. Governor Ortom gave the directive at the Nigeria Police Headquarters Makurdi where dead bodies of three of the kidnappers neutralised by men of Operation Zenda were displayed. The directive given by the Governor for the demolition of the house used by the abductors is in line with provisions of the Benue State Law on prohib...
Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’
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Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’

  A Ghana Premier League defender has scored two deliberate own goals to stop a ‘match-fixing plot’. Hashmin Musah, Inter Allies central defender put the ball in his own net twice on purpose at the weekend. Musah’s team were 5-0 down to Ashanti Gold when the defender scored in the final 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute to make it 7-0. The pace, power and accuracy these strikes are hit with shows it wasn’t an accident. Musah didn’t hide at the end of the game and spoke to reporters about his decision. “After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM per Goal. “I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. ...
Saraki Congratulates Nigeria’s D’Tigers for beating Argentina 94-71
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Saraki Congratulates Nigeria’s D’Tigers for beating Argentina 94-71

  Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigeria’s Men Basketball Team, D’Tigers, for defeating Argentina in an exhibition match ahead of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. D’Tigers had defeated Team USA in a stunning performance on Saturday. Team Nigeria dominated with a 94-71 win over fourth ranked Argentina. Saraki in a post via his Twitter page commended D’Tigers on their 23-point win against Argentina. He stated that the nation’s men’s basketball team, who over the weekend became the first African side to defeat the United States of America, continue to make the entire nation proud. He tweeted: “Another inspiring performance by D’Tigers (@NigeriaBasket) on the road to the #TokyoOlympics! Well done guys, you keep making the entire nation proud!” Sa...
‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest
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‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest

Following the rearrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government with the aid of Interpol, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have reacted. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima said the Nigerian government and court should ensure that Kanu whom he referred to as a “common criminal” should face the “music” of his actions. Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said Kanu’s rearrest was long overdue. He commended the Nigerian government and security agents for rearresting the IPOB leader. Shettima said “Finally Nnamdi Kanu has been brought back home. We must commend the Nigerian government, Interpol for its wonderful work. “They have demonstrated that it’s a matter of time, though long overdue at least, it’s better late than never. “Finally, he has to ...
IPOB/ESN members killed and beheaded their chief priest in Imo – Police
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IPOB/ESN members killed and beheaded their chief priest in Imo – Police

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN have allegedly killed and beheaded their chief priest identified as Paschal Okeke of Umudim Ukwu Orji Awomama in Oru East LGA of Imo State. A statement released by CSP Michael Abattam,  the media adviser to the state Commissioner of police, states that the incident happened on June 25 during a raid on the ESN's camp. He said that large sums of money were given to the deceased with promises of invisibility for the secessionist members and decimation by the Police troops. ''They shot him, decimated his remains, excised the head, and burnt the body and his house for the futile efficacy of the charms he had given the group over time and the colossal failure  to protect them from Police bullets.''Abattam st...
Southern Speakers back Southern governors on Restructuring, Ban on Open Grazing and others
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Southern Speakers back Southern governors on Restructuring, Ban on Open Grazing and others

Southern Governors have gotten the backing of Speakers of the southern states’ House of Assembly over the agreement that was reached in Asaba, Delta state's capital few days ago. The Speakers in a resolution signed by the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, who doubles as the Deputy National Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said they were ready to galvanise their respective parliaments to legislate on resolutions of the southern governors for the country to overcome its current challenges and make progress. The resolution also had the signatures of Mr Aniekan Bassey, Vice Chairman (South South) of the conference; Francis O.Nwifuru, Vice Chairman (South East) of the conference; and Prince Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo, Vice Chair...
Anyone Opposing Southern Governors’ ban on open grazing has a Hidden Agenda – Governor Ortom
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Anyone Opposing Southern Governors’ ban on open grazing has a Hidden Agenda – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has commended Governors from the Southern region of the country for issuing a ban on open grazing in the region. Speaking at the ‘Media Week and Communications Day 2021’ organised by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi at the Holy Ghost Parish Hall on Thursday May 13, Ortom stated that those opposing the ban have a hidden agenda. The Benue state Governor who maintained that his southern counterparts had chosen the right path to address insecurity, added that Nigeria remains a great country with huge potentials and should, ordinarily, have no business with poverty if only there were guaranteed security for lives and property and the people are allowed to remain stable in their localities. He also thanked Christians and and ...
Eze’s Versatility Is Awesome -Hodgson
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Eze’s Versatility Is Awesome -Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has commended Ebere Ee for his versatility in the team. The England U21 international, who is still under the radar of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr to represent Nigeria, has dazzled fans with his skills, speed, and ability to carve out opportunities for his teammates. The 22-year-old has been outstanding since he moved to Selhurst Park on a five-year deal from Queens Park Rangers in August. He has a tally of three goals after 20 league appearances for Roy Hodgson’s side this season. However, Hodgson, during Friday’s press conference showered encomium on Eze for adapting into any position that has been saddled to him. “He’s a very talented ball player, a very good offensive midfielder. We’re trying to encourage him to be a good al...
“Her Way of Life, Dressing is not in Line with Islam” – Man Says People who Support Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau are ‘Anti-north and Islam’
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“Her Way of Life, Dressing is not in Line with Islam” – Man Says People who Support Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau are ‘Anti-north and Islam’

A Nigerian man, Abubakar Suleiman Idris has said that people who support Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, are anti-Islam and North. Idris stated this on Sunday, April 18, after George Onmonya Daniel commended the actress for donating food items to the less privileged. According to Abubakar, George and other people who support the actress and commended her charitable donation are anti-north or Islam because the actress' way of life is not in line with her region and religion. "George, we know you will support or write good about her because of her way of life is not in line with northern or Isalm. You are anti north or Islam." he wrote. When Mr Onmonya asked what he meant by the actress' way of life, he mentioned her mode of dressing in particular...
Honeymoon Palava: Yvonne Jegede Lauds Deyemi Okanlawon For Near-Nude Scene
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Honeymoon Palava: Yvonne Jegede Lauds Deyemi Okanlawon For Near-Nude Scene

Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has commended actor Deyemi Okanlawon for his bravery and commitment to art as he went all out in the upcoming Nollywood movie titled Honeymoon Palava set to hit the cinemas from April 30, 2021. Last week, a clip surfaced online where Deyemi came out of the bathroom naked while acting a scene alongside Yvonne Jegede and Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay) in Honeymoon Palava. The video generated reactions with some people saying Deyemi went too far as a married man. Yvonne said in a statement that the reaction the almost naked footage has caused is unnecessary as Deyemi is just acting. ‘Deyemi is an actor. He interprets roles. He is acting coming out of the bathroom after a warm bath, do people expect him to come out fully kitted? This is a movie, it is ...
Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says
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Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says

One of the students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State who have been reunited with their families after being freed by bandits, has spoken about how they were freed. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who first announced the release of the students had said; “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up." Army Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed while speaking about the "rescued" students, said the GOC 1 Division commended the troops for their "effort...
Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits
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Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralized two bandits at "Five-Thirty" village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, said the armed bandits attempted to kidnap four women from the village. The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the area to engage the bandits. Following a gunfight, the bandits abandoned the captives who were then able to escape. After the skirmish, the corpses of two bandits were recovered, with the others having escaped with possible gunshot wounds. One soldier sustained a bullet injury to the face during the exchange, and is recuperating in hospital. Aruwan said Governor Nasi...
Miyetti Allah Commends Bauchi Gov for Defending Armed Herdsmen, Blasts Gov Ortom and Akeredolu
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Miyetti Allah Commends Bauchi Gov for Defending Armed Herdsmen, Blasts Gov Ortom and Akeredolu

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association, the umbrella body for Fulani community in Nigeria, has commended the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, for defending herdsmen who go about carrying AK47. On Thursday, February 11, Governor Mohammed at a function said that Fulani herdsmen carry AK47 rifles to protect themselves since the government isn't protecting them. He accused Governor Samuel Ortom of not accommodating other tribes like the Fulanis in Benue state “The governor that is most wrong is the governor of Benue State, my brother, and colleague Governor Samuel Ortom. If you don’t accommodate other tribes, we are also accommodating your tribes in Bauchi and other places.  We have so many Tiv people farming in Alkaleri, in Tafawa Balewa, farming in Bogoro LG...
‘I Am Still A Rabbit’ – Peruzzi Reveals Level Of His Musical Career
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‘I Am Still A Rabbit’ – Peruzzi Reveals Level Of His Musical Career

Popular Nigerian singer, Peruzzi has revealed that he has is yet to reach the peak of musical career and he is still at a low stage. The DMW signee and ‘Gunshot’ crooner, who has written hit songs for his boss, Davido, made this known after a fan on Twitter commended him by enlisting him in the ‘goat status’. Not Yet. I think I’m still a rabbit for now ? https://t.co/QW7EATFYAg — PERUZZI (@Peruzzi) May 5, 2020
Davido’s Babymama, Sophia Momodu Recounts Her Experience With Stranger Who Commended Her Beauty (Video)
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Davido’s Babymama, Sophia Momodu Recounts Her Experience With Stranger Who Commended Her Beauty (Video)

Davido’s first Babymama, Sophia Momodu got excited after a stranger walked up to her to commend her beauty. Momodu took to her Snapchat account to share a video in which she could be seen while walking on the streets of Dubai. Mama Imade, as she is fondly called, revealed a female stranger approached her and asked her where she got her braids done. The stranger went on to ask about her Nationality and inquired if she was Kenyan. The mother of one proudly said she is a Nigerian and she ended up getting a compliment from the stranger, who said she is the most beautiful African girl she has seen in a while. The entrepreneur said she is going to take the compliment while blushing. Watch Video Video Player http://talkofnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/86195149_...
Amotekun Comment: South-West Governors Back Tinubu
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Amotekun Comment: South-West Governors Back Tinubu

South -West governors and the apex Yoruba socio -political group, Afenifere, on Wednesday differed on the All Progressives Congress leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ’ s position on the Western Nigerian Security Network, Operation Amotekun . The governors commended the former Lagos State governor and promised to look into the issues he raised , but Afenifere hit Tinubu hard , saying his statement lacked substance . After almost three weeks of silence on the launching of Amotekun, Tinubu on Wednesday made his position known on the security outfit, which was launched by the South- West governors in Ibadan on January 9. Afenifere chieftains , Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Senator Femi Okurounmu , had , in a report published by Sunday PUNCH on January 19, challenged Tinubu to speak on the security o...
Singer H2O Reacts to Pastor Adeboye Praying for Staff of a Construction Company over a Road job Expected to have Been Completed in 2019
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Singer H2O Reacts to Pastor Adeboye Praying for Staff of a Construction Company over a Road job Expected to have Been Completed in 2019

Nigerian singer, H2O has reacted to a video of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye praying for staff of a construction company for a road job they were allegedly paid and expected to complete in 2019. The singer who commended Pastor Adeboye for praying for the staff of Julius Berger to finish the Lagos Ibadan Expressway which according to him is backed by the Bible, wondered why the construction company took the job if they knew they can't complete the job on time. He sarcastically added that the construction company should do the job for free and collect the blessing of the man of God. H2O wrote; PASTOR E.A Adeboye praying for Julius Berger to finish the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, I really commend this act as the Bible commands us to pray...
‘We Will not Fail Nigerians’ – President Buhari tells Bill Gates
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‘We Will not Fail Nigerians’ – President Buhari tells Bill Gates

President Buhari last night commended one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe, and specifically for supporting the eradication of polio and HIV diseases in Africa and Nigeria in particular. Speaking in a telephone call to congratulate the President upon his resounding election victory, winning a second four-year term of office, Gates, who said he was happy to be associated with the President, restated his commitment to the success of the administration as well as the progress, prosperity and well-being of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He expressed willingness to do more for the country. President Buhari reiterated his opinion that Mr Gates’ wealth has benefited Nigeria’s development, and expressed app...
Enugu Elections Exceptional, One Of The Best In Country, Says INEC
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Enugu Elections Exceptional, One Of The Best In Country, Says INEC

The national leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commended the peaceful and successful conduct of the just concluded general election in Enugu State, describing it as exceptional, one of the best in the country and a demonstration of “good electoral behavior”. The electoral umpire added that the exercise in Enugu State, unlike in some states, witnessed no case of “violence, snatching of ballot boxes or all sorts of electoral malpractices”. The INEC commendation was made by the National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Barr. Festus Okoye, during the presentation of Certificates of Return to Gov. Ugwuanyi and Governor-elect, his deputy and the Deputy Governor-elect, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo and the elected members of the ...
CJ warns Sharia court judges against corrupt practices, laxity
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CJ warns Sharia court judges against corrupt practices, laxity

Danladi gave the warning in Katsina on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at a two-day workshop on Shariah Procedure and Practice, organised for judges of Sharia Court in the state. He said that there were complaints on some of the judges, hence the need for them to adhere to the judicial ethics and code of conducts. The CJ urged the judges to allow the fear of God, the Quran and the Prophetic traditions to guide them always. He advised them to be punctual at work, have a good appearance and avoid disgracing people in their courts. He further advised judges to be careful of attending events that are capable of spoiling their names and reputation, while urging them to develop a good relationship with the people. The CJ counselled the judges to avoid taking decisions...
INEC presents Certificate of Return to Gov. Bello of Niger
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INEC presents Certificate of Return to Gov. Bello of Niger

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger on Wednesday commended eligible voters in the state for their peaceful conduct during the 2019 general elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Samuel Egwu, made the commendation after presenting Certificates of Return to Gov. Abubakar Bello and his deputy, Ahmed Ketsu, in Minna. The REC also presented certificates of return to the 27 winners of the state assembly election of which APC won in 26 constituencies and PDP in one. Egwu said that the political maturity demonstrated by the voters paved way for the peaceful electoral process in the state. He also lauded the efforts of INEC officials for ensuring smooth implementation of the electoral process during and after the elections. Speaking afte...
APC Massively Sweeps Assembly Seats in Ekiti
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APC Massively Sweeps Assembly Seats in Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has cleared 25 out of the 26 seats in the state House of Assembly. The commission, in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegeshin, on Sunday, however, said the election is yet to be concluded in Ekiti East Constituency 1 due to disruptions that engulfed four of the polling units of the constituency. The polling units, according to the statement, are Aya Alafe street, Teledalase PU 003; Late Oloda’s frontage PU 006, Baba Egbe’s house PU 008 and Beside Baba Egbe’s house PU 009. While appreciating the cooperation of all stakeholders in ensuring peaceful conduct of the election, the commission also commended the people of the state for their peaceful conduct during the election.
Buhari Has Done Well For South East, South South – Obiano
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Buhari Has Done Well For South East, South South – Obiano

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the progress of work on the construction of the second Niger Bridge. He said the President had done well for the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones. Obiano stated this during an inspection visit of the project in Onitsha, Anambra State. He expressed satisfaction with the standard and pace of work on the project. The governor said he was confident that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari would deliver on the job as scheduled. He noted that the bridge, when completed, would not only boost the economic activities of the South-East and South-South but that of the country at large. Obiano said, “I have no choice but to praise President Muhammadu Buhari for his...
Why We Set Up National Health Insurance Scheme – Obasanjo
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Why We Set Up National Health Insurance Scheme – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration for deeming it fit to domesticate the National Health Insurance Scheme in the state, saying his administration in 2004 set up the National Health Insurance Scheme to carter for health needs of Nigerians. Speaking in Owa-Alero in Ika North East LGA, of Delta State, shortly after the commissioning of 5.6 km Owa-Alero-Agbor road, Obasanjo said government at all levels must pay attention to health facilities so as to address the health needs of Nigerians. “When I was told Governor Okowa is a road master, I didn’t know what they were talking about but today the governor has proved to me that he is a road master, and for you to be a road master you must be a bulldozer. He is interested not only on ...
Bangladesh Envoy Visits PMB, Promises Stronger Ties
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Bangladesh Envoy Visits PMB, Promises Stronger Ties

The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, E.M.D. Shameem Ahsan has commended Nigeria’s growing relations with his country , assuring that he will support efforts for a deeper and richer relationship. The Envoy gave the assurance Thursday, when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari to submit copies of his credentials along side two other Ambassadors at the presidential villa, in Abuja. The High Commissioner who extended an Executive Visit invitation to President Buhari that will be reciprocated by his Prime Minister said, his country’s population of 160 million people had largely remained “self-sufficient’’ in feeding, adding that the experience on self-reliance on agriculture can be shared with Nigeria.The High Commissioner mentioned the visit of the...
AFCON Qualifier: Fans Hail Eagles, Urge Rohr To Fortify Team
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AFCON Qualifier: Fans Hail Eagles, Urge Rohr To Fortify Team

Ebonyi football fans on Wednesday commended the Super Eagles’ 3-2 victory over the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday night in Sfax, Tunisia. The fans expressed their satisfaction with the result, recorded by the Ahmed Musa-led team, in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki. NAN reports that the Libyans decided to play the qualifier for the 2019 competition finals scheduled for Cameroon in Tunisia as a result of the ongoing civil war in their country. The football enthusiasts, however, advised Coach Gernot Rohr to fortify the squad, by correcting the lapses noticed in the match in Tunisia ahead of the two remaining matches of the qualifiers against Seychelles and South Africa. Chinedu Chukwu...
We’re Ready To Assist PDP Because Of Peter Obi – Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths To Atiku
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We’re Ready To Assist PDP Because Of Peter Obi – Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths To Atiku

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths (Worldwide) has commended the PDP presidential candidate and former Vice President Atiku Abubaka, for choosing an Igbo son as the vice presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections. The commendation was given through a statement issued in Owerri on Sunday by its Acting National President, Dr. Kingsley Dozie; and Emeka Odom, its Assistant National Legal Adviser. It said that assistance of Igbo youths would be made available to the PDP, having chosen Dr. Peter Obi as its presidential running mate. The group said it had already started discussing and liaising with youths of other ethnic nationalities on how to have a productive and people-oriented election. To restructure Nigeria is our priority now and we’ll get it right this time. “The cho...
I Always Win Because I Want People Around Me To Win – Davido
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I Always Win Because I Want People Around Me To Win – Davido

Award-winning Nigerian superstar, David Adeleke aka Davido who was commended by a lot of people for helping his uncle during and after his campaign for osun elections has revealed why he always wants people around him to win. He said: 'I always win because anybody i've ever came in contact with, I either wanted to see them win or I would point to them in the right direction to win! You gotta want to see other people win..even if it's not your season to win.'
PDP Wants Kemi Adeosun Arrested, Accuses FG Of Planning To Help Her Escape From The Country
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PDP Wants Kemi Adeosun Arrested, Accuses FG Of Planning To Help Her Escape From The Country

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the resignation of Kemi Adeosun from office as Minister of Finance. However, the party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Adeosun for forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate in addition to alleged impropriety and abuse of office as minister. The party also raised the alarm of plots by the Federal Government to secretly move Adeosun out of the country following her resignation. The statement reads in part, “The party invites Nigerians to note that President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration has become notorious for shielding its many fraudulent and corrupt officials, could not summon the rectitude to sack Mrs....
2019: Adjogbe Urges Deltans to Support APC Change Mantra
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2019: Adjogbe Urges Deltans to Support APC Change Mantra

EXECUTIVE Director, Projects EDP, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Samuel Adjogbe, has charged the people of Delta State to support the change mantra of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Adjogbe Speaking at his Evwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State country home when Prof Pat Utomi paid him a consultation visit on his gubernatorial ambition, Adjogbe said it was imperative for Deltans to give room for Delta North Senatorial district to produce the governor of the State in 2019. He said: “If Delta Central has done two tenures, and Delta South has done the same, it would only be natural for the other senatorial district which is Delta North to also do theirs so that by 2023, following this sequence, the same Anioma (Delta North) will support Delta Central to...
Incessant Attacks on Ohaneze: Stop  Provoking US, Nwodo Warns Ipob
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Incessant Attacks on Ohaneze: Stop Provoking US, Nwodo Warns Ipob

The apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, has advised the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, to stop antagonizing Ohanaeze in the overall interest of Ndigbo. Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze In a release on  Saturday, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emeka Attamah, decried the incessant attacks on Ohanaeze Ndigbo by IPOB at any slightest opportunity. He regretted that even after the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, had condescended and repeatedly made clarifications on its stand on IPOB and efforts he has been making to seek redress for the organization, the latter was still hell bent on blindly accusing Ohanaeze of complicity in its woes. He cited the example of...

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