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Those who claim that no suspect has been held for the killings in the land are wrong, the Federal Government said yesterday. It tendered facts and figures to back its claim. In all, 947 suspects have been arrested in connection with the farmers-herders clashes. Of the lot, 841 are being prosecuted. In fact, 68 of the accused persons have been convicted. The suspects were arrested in 11 states –  Taraba, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, Zamfara, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Katsina. ...
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FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp •Govt gets 10 days ultimatum to pass report to National Assembly Labour leaders have rejected Federal Government’s plan to set up another high-powered technical committee on the new national minimum wage. The leaders of the union, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC), stated this in a communiqué jointly signed and issued at the end of national leadership meeting o...
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overnor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, on Friday presented a budget of N129.9billion for 2019 to the state House of Assembly for consideration. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the budget, christened, “Budget of Restoration”, is made up of N57.8billion capital expenditure and N72.7billion recurrent expenditure. The capital expenditure represents 44 per cent, while the recurrent expenditure is about 56 per cent of the budget. Fayemi said the budget was tailored after the 4...
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A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Terngu Tsegba and  a former speaker of the  Assembly, Hon.Terseer Tsumba were left  injured after  three gunmen invaded  the  Makurdi International   Golf Course Thursday night. Both are prominent members of the golf club. An eye witness,Terfa Ape,told The Nation that moment after Tsegba and Tsumba retired to a section of the club house following a game of golf,the three gunmen came in ,asking for Tsegba. An aide of the former Rep was...
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  Oshiomhole accuse Imo Gov of anti-party The governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress(APC) kicked off on Friday in Owerri with Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha conspicuously missing. But the National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomole led other national officers of the party to the event. Members of the State Executive Committee of the party were also absent at the scantily attended ceremony. The usual crowd that attends APC gatherings in the state was missing ...
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Africa’s number one player, Dorcas Adesokan lived up to her billing as she made it to the final of the Rivers Governor’s National Badminton Championship, which will end tomorrow at the Alfred Diette-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt. Adesokan, who is representing Ogun State, will take on Edo’s Deborah Ukeh to determine who takes the top prize in the Women’s category. Adesokan beat Tosin Atolagbe 2-0 (21-7, 21-3) while Ukeh beat Zainab Alaba 2-1 (19-21,21-17, 21-18) to set up the final pairing...
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Members of Abia state executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday suspended the state's chairman of the party Chief Johnson Onuigbo over an alleged breach of the party's constitution. A communique made available in Abuja on Thursday, which was signed by members of the state executive and the zonal leaders of the party representing Abia North, Abia Central and Abia South Senatorial Districts, indicated that the Chairman violated Sections 21(3) and 24(3) of the PDP Constitution....
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President Muhammadu Buhari has a stand that his administration has ensured even distribution of political appointments to reflect diverse interests across the country, regardless of the voting patterns of the 2015 presidential elections. He made the assertion while receiving a delegation of Bassa Traditional Rulers and Elites led by His Royal Highness, Alhaji Bako Ebiredelu Dogwo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. The President affirmed that the Nigerian constitution clearly maps...
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In a statement released and signed by the state Scholarship board, Hon Altine Sheu Kajiji disclosed that the payment exercise will commence with students of Usman Dan Fodio University (UDUS), from 7th to 9th November, 2018 and will be follows by students of Sokoto State University schedule between Monday 12 and Tuesday 13th November, 2018. The statement further explained that the place of the exercise is Sokoto State schorlarship Board office at Shehu Kangiwa Secretariat by 10am daily. The...
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ON Sunday, the 2019 general election campaigns began officially. Ordinarily, this should not call for any concern. But if the primaries organised by the major political parties are any indication, there is ample cause for concern. The primaries demonstrated a high level of organised crime and were, in most cases, faker than a forged certificate. They were unusual in the allocation of bogus figures to candidates, widespread use of thugs to suppress voters and the deployment of cash to sway voters...
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Boko Haram Goes Hi-Tech With Drones, Mercenaries       The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has given an account of military losses in recent weeks to Boko Haram terrorists and at the same time made a chilling revelation  that the insurgents have gone hi-tech in fighting Nigerian soldiers. He revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents now use drones and mercenaries  to attack troops’ formations in the northeast. A statement signed by Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka, on behalf...
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Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia's presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office. With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59 per cent of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40 per cent. Ms Zurabishvili was backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party while Mr Vashadze was a united opposition candidate. A new constitution is due to come into force, making the role of president largely ceremonial BBC reported. Ms Zurabishvili, 66, was born...
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