INEC extends PVC collection till Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Friday, announced an extension of the window for the collection of the Permanent Voter Card till Monday. INEC made the announcement on its Twitter handle, revealing that PVC collection scheduled to end on Friday (today), would now extend over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) till Monday when the process would end nationwide. The statement …

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Breaking News: Buhari suspends Onnoghen, appoints Tanko Muhammed

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari on Friday swore in Ibrahim Tanko as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria to replace embattled Justice Walter Onnoghen. His swearing-in followed Onnoghen’s suspension by the president, who acted based on an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Onnoghen is currently facing trial at the tribunal for allegedly failing to declare some of his …

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BREAKING: Tension as Police barricade National Assembly gate

Men of the Nigerian Police Force have occupied the National Assembly Complex. The operatives, who have shut all entrances to the premises, prevented workers from gaining entry. The main entrance close to the Eagle Square was barricaded with patrol vans. The security operatives also frisked journalists, construction workers, vendors and a few who they felt should be allowed in. The …

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National Planning minister, INEC Chairman at Senate to defend 2019 elections’ budget

The Minister of National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has joined the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, for the 2019 elections’ budget defence. The two stepped into the venue of the meeting of the Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives Committees on INEC, at the Senate building, at 12:15pm, today. Chairman …

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Buhari sends delegation to access windstorm

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to lead a Federal Government delegation to Bauchi State to assess the level of havoc caused by the recent windstorm, which destroyed an estimated 1,505 houses mainly in the state capital. Eight persons were confirmed dead while 120 others reportedly sustained various degrees of injury as a result of …

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DMO applauds release of capital funding

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the release of N1.2 trillion for capital projects by the Federal Government in six months is a positive development in the country. The capital projects are contained in the 2017 Appropriation Act. The 2017 budget was only finalised in July 2017, when its implementation started. The DMO said in a statement on Tuesday evening …

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