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INEC fixes legislative bye-elections December 5

 Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally settled for December 5, 2020 as the date for the conduct of the outstanding legislative bye-elections in 11 States of the federation.  INEC, in a statement issued by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, revealed that the decision was …
The Sun Nigeria.

INEC fixes legislative bye-elections in 11 states for December 5

  From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally settled for December 5, 2020 as the date for the conduct of the outstanding legislative bye-elections in 11 States of the federation. INEC, in a statement issued by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, revealed that the …
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Breaking : Imo Speaker, Chiji Collins impeached.

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Paul Emeziem representing Onuimo State constituency takes over from him. Before his impeachment, Chiji represented Isiala Mbano State constituency. Details of his impeachment later.
The Sun Nigeria.

Basketball: Goorjian to coach Australia’s Boomers at Tokyo Olympics

American Brian Goorjian will lead Australia’s Boomers at the Olympics for the third time in Tokyo next year after being appointed national head coach until 2023 on Friday. Another American, Brett Brown, quit the job last October in the wake of the postponement of the Games for a year and his sacking by the Philadelphia …
The Sun Nigeria.

Agent in court for alleged N540,000 bitcoin fraud

A 44-year-old agent, Gideon Olanrewaju, on Friday appeared in a  Magistrates’ Court in Ogudu, Lagos State for alleged N540,000 bitcoin fraud. The police charged Olanrewaju, who resides in Obadore area of Lagos with three counts of  conspiracy, stealing and obtaining money under false pretenses. He pleaded not guilty. The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Donjour Perezi, told …
The Sun Nigeria.

Association urges FG to upgrade Obada International Yam Market

  The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers, has called on the Federal Government to upgrade Obada International Yam Market in Kishi, Oyo Sate, to boost farmers’ income locally and internationally. The South West Chairman of the association, Mr Ayanbunmi Gbemileke, made the call on Friday in Kishi during the declaration of the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Navy hands over “Smugglers” abandoned barge to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy handed over a barge laden with unspecified quantity of adulterated diesel and abandoned by suspected smugglers to the EFCC on Friday in Port Harcourt. The barge was handed over to the EFCC by Cdr. Suleiman Mohammed, First Lieutenant, NNS Pathfinder Mohammed said the suspected smugglers abandoned the barge, MVJ Favour 1, and …
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Public, private partnership key to building better Nigeria

Chinenye Anuforo The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has said that building a productive public, private partnership is key to the journey to build a better Nigeria.  The director general stated  this while receiving the founder and CEO of Hotspot Network Limited, Engineer Morenikeji Aniye at the …
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Balarabe: Nigeria loss a true Democrat-Jang

 Gyang Bere, Jos Former Governor of Plateau State, Sen. Jonah David Jang has described as painful the death of Alh. Abdulkadair Balarabe Musa, former Governor of Kaduna State who was a true Democrat and a politician who stood for the emancipation of the people. Jang described the demise of late Alh. Abdulkadair Balarabe, who was …
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Navy saves 1.6billion from pipeline leakage-FOC west

  BY PHILIP NWOSU The Nigerian Navy under the Defence Headquarters operation, code name Operation Awatse, said it has been able to save for the country over N1.6billion between 2019 and 2020,  which was the total value of petroleum products that vandals within the Atlas Cove area of Lagos were prevented from stealing. According the …
The Sun Nigeria.

JUST IN: INEC to hold suspended bye-elections Dec. 5 

Onyekachi Eze, Abuja   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the suspended legislative bye-elections to hold in 11 states in 15 constituencies on December 5. The elections were earlier scheduled on October 31 but were suspended indefinitely due to security challenges occasioned by the #EndSARS protests. INEC, in a statement by Chairman of …

Like Lagos, Kwara to abolish pension for ex-govs 

  Kwara State Governor, Adulrahman Abdulrasaq, says his administration will send a bill to the state house of assembly to abolish pension for former governors and deputy governors of the state. The governor said this via his Twitter handle on Friday. Abdulrasaq said the decision to abolish pension for former governors was in line with …

Katsina Govt: Over 40,000 households to get COVID-19 palliatives

  The Katsina State government has embarked on a fresh phase of palliatives distribution to over 40,000 vulnerable households across the 34 Local Government Areas of the state. Donated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the palliatives are meant to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Katsina State Deputy Governor and Chairman of …

IPMAN kicks against latest increase in petrol pump price

  The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has described the latest increase in the ex-depot price of premium motor spirit from 147.67 to 155.75 without any consideration for the current economic and political situation of the country as uncalled for. IPMAN therefore, appealed to the federal government to stay action on the implementation …

China congratulates Biden, but few US policy changes seen

  China on Friday became one of the last major countries to congratulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to make few changes to U.S. policy in conflicts with Beijing over trade, technology and security. China, along with Russia, avoided joining the throng that congratulated Biden last weekend after he and vice presidential running …

US election security officials reject Trump’s fraud claims

  US federal election officials have said the 2020 White House vote was the “most secure in American history”, rejecting President Donald Trump’s fraud claims. “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the committee announced. They spoke out after Trump claimed without …

JUST IN: NNPC raises petrol depot price, marketers to sell at N168-N170/litre

  The Petroleum Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has increased the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, to N155.17 per litre from N147.67 per litre. The PPMC disclosed this in an internal memo with reference number PPMC/C/MK/003, dated November 11, 2020, and signed by …

AFCON 2021: Eagles all COVID-19 negative as three points beckon against Leone Stars

    Nigeria’s Super Eagles are physically, mentally, psychologically and medically fit for Friday’s AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. COVID-19 tests conducted on every player and official of the team returned negative on Thursday evening, further lifting the spirit of the three-time African champions ahead of the Day 3 of the …

Abia LG poll: Professionals rally support for APC aspirant, Osita-Chuks

  The leading aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 19 local government election in Abia State, Dr. Frank Osita-Chuks has been described as a vibrant politician and seasoned administrator with wide popularity across the state. As part of activities marking the birthday anniversary of the political activist,  a …

US election: A few cracks but no big GOP break with Trump on Biden’s win

  The most powerful Republicans in Washington stood firmly behind President Donald Trump and his unsupported claims of voter fraud on Thursday, but new cracks emerged among GOP leaders elsewhere who believe it’s time for the administration to treat Democrat Joe Biden like the president-elect he is. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who endorsed Trump’s …

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