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Jubilation in Sokoto as SEC approves new minimum wage

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sokoto State Executive Council (SEC) has approved the full implementation of national new minimum wage and consequential adjustment to state civil servants. The state Commissioner of Information, Isah Bajini Galadanci, stated this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state executive council meeting held at the Council Chamber, Government House, Sokoto. He said the council approved all the recommendations Read More

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Court orders Diezani’s arrest, convicts 2 INEC staff over N362m bribe

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola, Thursday, ordered the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, to liaise with the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) to arrest a former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The former minister is among three defendants charged before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC on a three count Read More

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Kogi West: Dino Melaye heads to tribunal

December 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Kogi West senatorial district supplementary election, Senator Dino Melaye, has vowed to approach the election petition tribunal if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to review the outcome of the November 16 Appeal Court ordered rerun. The INEC had returned the verdict of inconclusiveness following alleged electoral violence and malpractice that Read More

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Fallout of Nov 16 poll: Oyo PDP attacks APC

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Since the declaration of the November 16 governorship elections results in Bayelsa and Kogi states respectively in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has repeatedly disparaged the outcome. Bayo Agboola writes. Reactions Expectedly, there were mixed reactions to the outcome of the two governorship elections held in Bayelsa and Kogi states respectively. Even before Read More

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When APC made confession about Jonathan

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday presented Bayelsa state Governor-elect David Lyon to President Muhammadu Buhari where they praised former President Goodluck Jonathan for his large political heart following the defeat of PDP candidate in Saturday’s governorship election. Joy Emmanuel writes. APC lauds Jonathan The All Progressives Congress Monday heaped praises on former President Goodluck Jonathan for Read More

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Brazil vs Nigeria: Senegal’s match Super Eagles undoing – Obuh

October 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Akwa United Technical Adviser and former national U-20 handler John Obuh has disclosed that the Super Eagles were preoccupied with the outcome of the friendly match between Senegal and Brazil(1-1) which almost backfired for us. “I think they were looking at the Senegal’s match. I want to believe that they were satisfied with the draw but it almost cause us Read More

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Sokoto: Tribunal dismisses Dababa’s petition against Tambuwal

September 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto State has dismissed the petition of Senator Ibrahim Danbaba challenging the election of Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal of All Progressives Congress (APC). Danbaba contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during 2019 election for Sokoto South senatorial district and was defeated by Shehu-Tambuwal. Unsatisfied with the outcome Read More

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PDM withdraws case against Buhari, cites national interest

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, and its candidate, Pastor Aminchi Habu, Wednesday withdrew the petition both filed against President Muhammadu Buhari to nullify the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. The party had sought redress before its logo was not included in the ballot paper that was used for the presidential election, and had therefore prayed the Presidential Election Read More

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Polls: Atiku wasting money on court cases, he can’t win – Niger Gov

March 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is only wasting his resources by going to court to challenge outcome of the presidential elections organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Read More

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MRDD furious, wants poll cancelled over party logo omission

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD) Adamawa gubernatorial candidate, Reverend Eric Theman, has urged INEC to cancel the governorship election in the state over absence of his party logo on the ballot paper. Theman said Sunday in Yola that whatever the outcome of the election was unacceptable to him and his party.“I reject the election and Read More

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Presidential poll: Atiku, files petition against Buhari’s re-election, seeks election material inspection

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) inthe just concluded February 23 presidential election, Alhaji AtikuAbubakar, and his party, Tuesday formally kick-started their petitionchallenging the conduct and outcome of the election which producedPresident Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for asecond term of four years. Atiku in an ex-parte motion filed at the Court of Appeal Read More

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NSE market capitalisation decreases further by N196bn on election outcome

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday continued to react negatively to the outcome of the presidential election with the market capitalisation losing N196 billion to close below N12 trillion mark in February. Market capitalisation for last trading day in February shed N196 billion or 1.63 per cent to close at N11.828 trillion against N12.024 trillion on Wednesday, Read More

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Those who reject results are not democrats – Tinubu

February 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has lambasted those who rejected last Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Tinubu, who is the co-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, said those who rejected the results are not democrats. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP,) had rejected the ongoing results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission Read More

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Why APC lost to PDP in Ondo – Boroffice

February 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senator Ajayi Boroffice representing Ondo North senatorial district said that the division in the state’s structure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led to its defeat by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in February 23 election. Boroffice, a member of APC, stated this on Monday in Akure when speaking with newsmen on the outcome of the Presidential and National Assemble Read More

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300,000 engaged in productive ventures – NDE

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has said that over 300,000 Nigerians have been engaged in productive ventures as a result of its desire to empower women and youth. NDE Director General, Dr Nasiru Mohammed Laden, who said this recently in his address at the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair, explained that 237,172 persons of the 300,000 are exposed to Read More

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Libel: Court admits ‘controversial’ statement as exhibit

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti yesterday admitted a ‘controversial’ statement allegedly made by an accused person, Ayan Olubunmi, in police custody as exhibit, in spite of opposition. The admissibility of the statement allegedly signed by the accusedperson while in police custody had become very contentious because of the accusation by the accused person that the Read More

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Paris Club refund: Niger releases N6.4bn for LG workers’ salaries

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Niger state government announced that about N6.4 billion was released to the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from the Paris Club refund it collected from federal government. The Commissioner for Local Government, Zakari Jikantoro, disclosed this yesterday while addressing journalists on the outcome of the state weekly executive council meeting. He said that the fund was spent Read More

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Court adjourns Dasuki trial till March 22

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja An FCT High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the hearing of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) trial till March 22. Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the trial, after Dasuki’s counsel, Mr. Adeola Adedipe drew the court’s attention to an application dated November 3, 2017, for an adjournment, pending the outcome of a Supreme Court judgment on March 2. Dasuki is Read More

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Russia meddled in U.S election – Ex-President Bush

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former U.S. President George W. Bush accused Russia yesterdaty of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “brilliant tactician”. Mr. Bush, interviewed on stage at a business conference in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, said there was clear evidence that the Russians had meddled but whether that affected the outcome of the Read More

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High cost of medicare pushes 100m people globally into poverty-WB

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The World Bank says about 100 million people have been pushed into poverty due to high cost of obtaining health services. The findings, released Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report, by the World Bank and the World Health Organization, these expenses are enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90. This is Read More

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MPC retains lending rate at 14%

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By David Agba Abuja For the eight consecutive times, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has once again retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 14 per cent due to persistent uncertain economic conditions and high inflation. The Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, made this known at a news conference on the outcome of the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting Read More

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Buhari congratulates Obiano

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra State, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) election observers as well as security agencies on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state. The president said: “The processes leading to the election and its peaceful conduct and outcome, have Read More