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Bomb scare at National Assembly
BARELY 24 hours after the Nyanya bomb blast, there  was pandemonium Tuesday at the  National Assembly as staff abandoned  their duty posts as early as 1.30pm to avoid being killed by a bomb allegedly planted in the complex. workers that spoke to  Vanguard claimed that there was an order that.....
APGA Leadership: Court Strikes Out Umeh’s Application For Stay Of Execution
PRESS RELEASE   Justice Abdulkadir Abdu-Kafarati of the Federal High Court Abuja has struck out an application for stay of execution of the judgment that removed the All Progressive Grand Alliance former National Chairman Victor Umeh and Secretary Alhaji Sani Shinkafi from office. Justice Abdu-Kafarati also granted an application filed.....
2015: INEC targets 35% positions for women
  The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared its readiness to address what it describes as the age-long inequality  and gender imbalance in the nation’s  politics. The commission is also set to achieve gender balance across the various cadres of its personnel. Deputy Director, Gender Division, INEC, Mrs. Blessing Obidegwu,.....
Boko Haram kills Scores of UTME candidates in Borno
Socres of students travelling to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Borno State have been reportedly killed by the Boko Haram sect. They were among several persons that lost their lives in multiple attacks unleashed by the dreaded sect in four communities. The Senator representing Borno Central in the.....
Jonathan lambasts APC over ward congress, candidates’ selection
President Goodluck Jonathan has described the Peoples Democratic Party as more democratic than other political parties in Nigeria. Apparently referring to the opposition All Progressives Congress, Jonathan said the PDP was more democratic because it would not cancel ward congresses across the states without considering the wish of its members......
Confab delegates call for state creation
Some delegates to the national conference have called for the creation of more states to address issues of marginalisation and minority in the country. They made the call in Abuja on Thursday while deliberating on President Goodluck Jonathan’s speech on March 17. Mr Emmanuel Tsamdu, representing Former Local Government Chairmen,.....
2015: INEC to begin voter registration in May
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday said the commission would commence its continuous voter registration in May ahead of the 2015 election. Jega said this at the opening ceremony of INEC/State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) Experience Sharing Conference, organised by United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).....
Senate passes Pension Reform bill
The Senate on Tuesday passed the Pension Reform Act 2014 which now, officially accommodates employees of private firms in the contributory pension scheme. The passage of the bill automatically repealed the Pension Reform Act 2004 thereby making it possible for every person who worked in either the public service of.....
FG scraps NAPEP, FRC
Rejects merger of EFCC, ICPC Accepts merger of NAMA, NCAA, NIMET The Federal Government Monday accepted the recommendations by the former Head of Civil Service, Steve Oronsaye for the scrapping of the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) and the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC). This was contained in the White Paper.....
Defection: INEC challenges court’s power to declare Okorocha’s seat vacant
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has challenged the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, to declare the seat of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State vacant, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a motion filed before the High Court, the electoral body.....
Ajimobi, Okorocha’s convoys foil bloody clash in Ibadan
The convoy of Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his counterpart from Imo State, Rochas Okorocha was to the rescue during a reign of anarchy at Gbagi area of Ibadan on Friday. There was commotion in the area as hoodlums suspected to be members of the National Union of Road.....
INEC begins demarcation of constituencies for 2015
Jega’s 17-man panel to review lawmakers’ seats allocation A major redrawing of constituencies, which may affect representation in the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, has begun. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) inaugurated yesterday a committee to redelineate the constituencies nationwide. The 17-man committee, headed by INEC chair Prof......

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