Soremekun as Chief Returning Officer

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo state, said it has reliable information that plans are being made to manipulate and rig Saturday’s governorship election. PDP alleged that to attain the nefarious agenda, INEC has concluded plans to use the same set of people who compromised the Edo election. Ayo Fadaka, PDP publicity director, in a statement said Professor Kayode …

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Trump’s pullout of TPP opens way for China

An Asia-Pacific trade deal stands almost no chance of working now that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pulled the plug on it, proponents of the pact said on Tuesday, opening the way for China to assume the leadership mantle on trade. Japan and Australia expressed their commitment to the pact on Tuesday, hours after Trump vowed to withdraw from the …

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Ondo guber: Segun Oni to lead team to coordinate APC Situation Room

The Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Segun Oni, will lead a six-member team from the party’s national leadership to coordinate the Situation Room during the Ondo governorship election. The party’s Assistant Director of Publicity, Mr. Edegbe Odemwingie, in a statement on Tuesday said that the decision was reached after a meeting of the party’s National Working …

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US House Republicans keep Paul Ryan as Speaker

Republican members of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously chose Paul Ryan to keep his job as Speaker, following the party’s victory at the polls last week, the House GOP conference announced. “It is a tremendous honor to be nominated by my colleagues to serve as Speaker of the House. Now it’s time to go big,” Ryan, a …

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Reps panel grills BPE chief on alleged N27bn fraud

The chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on Insurance, Mr. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade, has justified its resolve to review the transactions between ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government and insurance firms saying it was borne out of the need to ensure a level playing field in the sector. Speaking after members of the committee grilled the Acting …

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Lack of capacity in MDAs hindering PPP drive – Udoma In NIGERIA21 mins ago

The Federal Government has condemned a lack of capacity among most staff members of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), saying the development hinders the effective take-off and sustenance of Public Private Partnership (PPP) needed to end economic recession. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, made the condemnation yesterday in Abuja at a seminar by the …

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ASUU begins one-week warning strike tomorrow

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it will begin a one-week warning strike tomorrow to protest the Federal Government’s failure to implement their 2009 agreement. The development is coming after months of industrial peace in the nation’s universities. ASUU is accusing the government of turning the establishment of universities into constituency projects to score political points, saying …

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Nigeria’s population now 182 million – Commission

The Director-General of National Population Commission, NPC, Ghaji Bello, has revealed that Nigeria’s population was currently 182 million. He said half of its people is less than 30 years of age. According to him, this puts a severe strain on a nation, with its slowing economy and declining revenue to provide enough schools and health facilities. Bello, who made this …

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