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INEC deploys 14 new RECs to states
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved the posting of 14 newly sworn-in Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to states, according to a statement by its Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu. The statement issued on Friday showed that James Apam from Benue was posted to Kogi, while Nentawe Yilwatda from Plateau was.....
S/East gets 9% of energy generated in Nigeria – EEDC
A Director in the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Dr Steven Dike says that only nine per cent of energy generated in the country is allocated to the South East zone.  Dike, a board member of the company told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, that.....
Senate Approves NYSC For Open University Graduates
The Senate has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). The approval followed the passage of the National Open University of Nigeria Bill sponsored by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund Sen. Jibrin Barau during Thursday’s plenary. According.....
Senator Akpabio Urges Igbos To Shelf Secession Plan
The immediate past Governor and Senate Minority Leader, Chief Godswill Akpabio on Thursday happed on the indivisibility of the country as one nation and urged the people of the south East to join hands with others in order to bring lasting solution to mirage of problems facing it. Senator Akpabio.....
Keyamo, 29 others named Senior Advocates of Nigeria
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) on Thursday announced the appointment of 30 legal practitioners to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN. The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, made the announcement in Abuja while briefing journalists at the end of the committee’s 127th meeting. Festus.....
Uzodinma emerges Southern senators’ forum Chairman
From Our Reporter The battle for 2019 takes new shape with the emergence of Southern Senators Forum, and headed by Senator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly. Making this known Wednesday, Senate Minority leader, Obong Godswill Akpabio stated that the re-emergence of the.....
Ilomuanya no longer our chairman — S’East monarchs
THE South East Council of Traditional Rulers yesterday called on the general public to desist from transacting any business with Eze Cletus Ilomuanya as the chairman of the council and to desist from addressing him as such, saying that he has since ceased to be the chairman of the South.....
Bribery claims against Dangote ’embarrassing’ — Spokesperson
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, says allegation of bribery linked to him is “all falsehood”. Mr. Dangote said a committee set up by the Kano State House of Assembly to probe the bribery allegation should not waste its time. “It’s all falsehood,” Dangote Group spokesman, Tony Chiejina, said. The allegation.....
Osinbajo signs two bills into law
Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Monday assented to two bill passed by the National Assembly. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, said that the Acting President assented to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (Establishment) Act 2017 and the Petroleum.....
Navy releases list of successful candidates for Direct Short Service
The Nigerian Navy on Monday released the list of names of successful candidates for its Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 24 Selection Exercise. The Acting Director of Information, Naval Headquarters, Suleman Dahun, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Mr. Dahun said candidates who participated in the.....
Nobody has plans to Islamise Nigeria, Onaiyekan tells Christians
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, has called on Christians to rise up and Christianise Nigeria instead of complaining that Muslims want to Islamise the nation. Mr. Onaiyekan, a cardinal, made the call in his homily at a Mass to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of.....
Owerri Prisons may be relocated as State govts get mandates to build prisons
From Marame: As part of resolutions during the just concluded National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on thursday in Abuja is a mandate allowing states capable of building prisons to do so. The states can also collaborate with the Private Sector to achieve new Prison project towards decongesting the existing ones.....

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