Constitution Amendment: Senate endorses independent candidacy

The clamour for Nigerians who are eligible to do so to contest elections outside the platform of political parties got a big boost on Tuesday in the ongoing constitution amendment process in the National Assembly. The Senate on Tuesday passed Bill number 58 which seeks to allow independent candidates to contest for elective positions. The Upper Chamber, however, threw out a bill seeking to allow Nigerians in Diaspora to vote during elections.However, a Bill which seeks to provide for the election of Mayor for the Federal Capital Territory was rejected…

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Award Winning Journalist, Olori Janet Afolabi Launches Book

Olori Janet Afolabi, CNN award winning journalist, publisher and Queen of Apomu Kingdom in Osun State, has joined the league of authors. Her authorial debut is titled  “The Masters Who Trained Me”. It was unveiled on February 24 ,at the Alapomu Palace Hall in Apomu, headquarters of Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State, as part of the activities to mark the second coronation anniversary of Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi, the Alapomu of Apomu. Presenting the book to the guests, Gbenga Adefaye, General Manager/Editor-In-Chief of Vanguard Newspapers said it is…

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Sowore Declares To Run For Nigerian President in 2023

Sowore had last week said he would make his 2023 presidential declaration in March. Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has officially declared to run for President in 2023.Sowore is expected to contest on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC).He was the party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election. Sowore had last week said he would make his 2023 presidential declaration in March. He had also accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led government of arresting him and filing new charges against him to stop his declaration. A team of armed policemen…

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2023: Nigerians should allow Wike to fix the Country as President -Bala Mohammed

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been hailed by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, over his ability to manage resources in improving the quality of life of the citizenry, Paparazzi Magazine reports. Mohammed believed that Wike if elected as President in the 2023 general elections, will fix Nigeria with his leadership ability. He stressed that Wike’s vision and administrative knowledge is most needed at the national level. Mohammed went on to say Nigeria will be lucky to have the South-South state governor as president. He said though Wike has…

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Why Vladimir Putin Has Already Lost this War – By Yuval Noah Harari

Less than a week into the war, it seems increasingly likely that Vladimir Putin is heading towards a historic defeat. He may win all the battles but still lose the war.Putin’s dream of rebuilding the Russian empire has always rested on the lie that Ukraine isn’t a real nation, that Ukrainians aren’t a real people, and that the inhabitants of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv yearn for Moscow’s rule.That’s a complete lie – Ukraine is a nation with more than a thousand years of history, and Kyiv was already a major…

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Oil Spillage: Court rules in favour of Akwa Ibom communities, orders NNPC, Mobil to pay N82 billion as judgement debt

Agency Report The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to pay the sum of N82 billion judgement debt owed some oil communities in Akwa Ibom State. The communities in Ibeno Local Government Area of the state led by Obong Effiong Archianga and nine others brought a lawsuit against the NNPC and Mobil through their lawyer, Lucius Nwosu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). They had, in their original suit, sought about N100 billion compensation for economic losses…

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DSS issues strong warning to PDP Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu over inflammable comments

The Department of State Services, DSS, has issued a strong warning to the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Iyorchia Ayu over recent disparaging comments. Below is statement from the agency made available to news men on Monday and signed by its spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya(Phd.); The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to an unwarranted statement made by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu against security agencies including the Service. The Party Chairman, while speaking at an…

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FG, ASUU meet again today over strike

Following the seemingly unproductive state of the last negotiation meeting between the Federal Government and leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the latter’s ongoing one month warning strike, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has slated a new date for continuation of the meeting. A press statement signed by Deputy Director/Head Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Charles Akpan, and made available to journalists in Abuja over the weekend, stated that the meeting, which hopes to bring an end to the industrial…

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