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Poll: Petitioners seek cancellation of Senator Aduda’s election

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been called upon to nullify the Senatorial Election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the FCT Senatorial District in the February 23 elections. The Tribunal was also urged to nullify the declaration of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda who was declared as the winner of Read More

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Kwara gov: Tribunal adjourns PDP’s case over WAEC subpoena

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state governorship election petition tribunal Thursday adjourned to Friday to enable a representative of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to present his subpoena.  The tribunal had adjourned to Thursday for full hearings to begin in the petition of the PeoplesDemocratc Party (PDP) challenging the declaration of governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the allegation that the governor had presented a Read More

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Ganduje declares free, compulsory education in Kano

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has declared free primary and secondary education for school age children in the state.‎ He made the declaration in his acceptance speech, shortly after being sworn in as governor for second term in Kano Wednesday. He promised free and compulsory basic education for all school age children in Kano. He stated that tertiary education for Read More

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Jere fed constituency: Absence of petitioners stall pre-hearing

May 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The absence of the petitioners Thursday in the Borno National and state Houses of Assembly sitting in Nyanya, stalled the commencement of pre-hearing in a petition filed by Malam Bukar Shuwa of the PDP. Shuwa, is challenging the declaration of Malam Ahmed Satomi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election into the Jere federal constituency of Read More

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I will perform far better than Saraki – Oloriegbe

March 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senator-elect from Kwara Central into the 9th Senate, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, has declared that his performance in the Senate within the next four years, will surpass whatever performance , Senator Bukola Saraki has put up in the last eight years. Oloriegbe who made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja alongside two other Senators- elect from the state after Read More

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Prove you are Balewa’s son, court tells defendant

March 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An FCT High Court judge in Nyanya Abuja, Justice Peter Kekemeke on Thursday gave order that one Abdujalil Balewa should produce the originals of documents he seeks to tender in court to prove that he is the son of late Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Balewa was brought to the court by his siblings claiming that he was not the Read More

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Bayelsa to sack education officers for age falsification

September 14, 2018 Administrator 0

The Bayelsa state government has recommended compulsory retirement for about 158 members of staff of the post primary school board over age falsification and other offences. The executive chairman of the board, Dr Asiam Blessing Ikuru, disclosed this in Yenagoa during a press conference on the state of schools in the state. She said a staff verification committee has established Read More

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VAIDS: FG to review states, private sector’s plea for extension

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, at the weekend confirmed that the government was currently reviewing the requests by the states and private sector for an extension of the tax amnesty programme, the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). The tax amnesty programme, which expired on Saturday, offered a nine-month window of opportunity for tax payers to regularise Read More

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Assets declaration: Court adjourns Saraki’s trial indefinitely

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja yesterday adjourned indefinitely the trial of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, pending the time Saraki’s appeal at the Supreme Court would be determined. Saraki is being tried on three of the 18-count of false assets declaration filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read More

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Galadiman Zazzau joins Kaduna gov’ship race

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Zaria A traditional title holder in Zazzau emirate of Kaduna state, Dr Ja’afar Sa’ad (Galadiman Ruwan Zazzau) has joined the strong opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a declaration to contest the governorship of the state in 2019. Our correspondent reports that his declaration came few days after obtaining the party membership card from his Kaura ward in Zaria local Read More

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Govs are PDP problems – Publicity scribe

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi state chapter, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari, has declared that the attitude of some governors to anoint “unpopular candidates in the past” was among the problems that led to the failure of the party in the 2015 general elections. Zainabari made the declaration yesterday while interacting with newsmen in Bauchi after the Read More

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Fulani seek end to killings, rustling in Numan, Demsa

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola A Fulani group, Mobgal Kautal Hore Fulbe, has cried out over alleged silent killings of nomads in Numan, Demsa and Lamurde local government areas of Adamawa state. The group which called for urgent action by government to check the development said it would be forced to resort to self help to protect themselves if those in Read More