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FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROF. ATTAHIRU JEGA SAID THAT IMPROVING THE INTEGRITY OF ELECTIONS IS KEY TO THE DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT OF ANY NATION. JEGA SAID THIS IN IBADAN WHILE DELIVERING A LECTURE TO MARK THE 71ST FOUNDATION DAY AND CONVOCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ON THURSDAY, RAISED THE ALARM OVER THE INCREASING SUICIDES RATE IN THE COUNTRY AND CALLED ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ADOPT MEASURES TO CURB THE MENACE.

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, CUMMINS WEST AFRICA LIMITED, ADE OBATOYINBO, STATED THAT DEPLOYING THE USE OF EMBEDDED POWER PLANT WILL HELP TO SOLVE NIGERIA’S POWER ISSUES.

THE NIGERIAN GUILD OF EDITORS HAS CALLED ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESCIND ITS DECISION TO REGULATE SOCIAL MEDIA AND INSTEAD SEEK WAYS TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF IT TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION.

THE BUDGET DEFENCE OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE (NPF), MAY HAVE RUN INTO A HITCH, AS THE SENATE HAS QUERIED THE DOCUMENTS IT SUPPLIED DURING THE BUDGET DEFENCE, SAYING THEY DID NOT INDICATE THE ACCURATE FIGURE OF ITS PERSONNEL.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS MADE SPECIAL FUNDING COMMITMENT TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TRANS-SAHARAN AFRICAN HIGHWAY LINKING LAGOS WITH ALGIERS, THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL.

THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (FEC) MEETING PRESIDED OVER BY VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO ON WEDNESDAY APPROVED N5.72 BILLION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF OFFICES FOR THE NIGERIA DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (NDIC).

THE NIGERIAN SENATE HAS ALSO REJECTED THE PLANNED NATIONWIDE ‘OPERATION POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION’ BY THE MILITARY.

CHAIRMAN OF THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU, HAS CALLED FOR FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS (SIECS) FOR TIMELY CONDUCT OF CREDIBLE COUNCIL ELECTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS PLEDGED THAT THE EXISTING TIES BETWEEN NIGERIA AND RUSSIA WOULD BE STRENGTHENED FOR MUTUALITY IN A HUMANE, INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSIFIED ENVIRONMENT. PRESIDENT BUHARI SAID THE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP MUST GO BEYOND TRADE AND BUSINESS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES LIKE COUNTER-TERRORISM, POVERTY ERADICATION, HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFICKING, ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND […]


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