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APC and the next unavoidable zoning challenge

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Which is the most likely geopolitical zone to produce the All Progressives Congress´s (APC) presidential standard-bearer in 2023? The right answer happens to be one, which most APC insiders...

Tue Jul 7th, 2020     Read More →

We are in danger of over legislation in Nigeria, says Alabi

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Alabi The former president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Mrs. Boma Ayomide Alabi in this interview with SUNDAY AIKULOLA, talks about virtual court hearing, rising cases of sexual...

Tue Jul 7th, 2020     Read More →

COVID-19: Benue SSG, COS, 32 others test positive

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Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue said the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Tony Ijohor and Chief of Staff, Mr Terwase Orbunde have tested positive to COVID-19. The governor disclosed this on...

Sat Jul 4th, 2020     Read More →

Ortom’s wife, son, domestic staff test positive for COVID-19

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The Benue First Lady, Mrs Eunice Ortom, her son and some domestic staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease. The governor’s wife announced this in a press statement she...

Sat Jul 4th, 2020     Read More →

Lack of quality data major problem in power sector ― Sen. Suswam

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Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Sen. Gabriel Suswam has said that lack of quality data was the basic and most fundamental problem in the power sector. Suswam, in an interview with the News...

Fri Jul 3rd, 2020     Read More →

Why NASS directed DisCos to suspend increase in electricity tariff

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Sen. Gabriel Suswan (PDP-Benue) says the National Assembly directed the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) not to increase electricity tariff because of the current economic challenges...

Fri Jul 3rd, 2020     Read More →

The starving pensioners

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In the last one-week or so, pensioners in Imo State took to the streets in Owerri to protest the non-payment of their pension arrears for four months. It was not the first time pensioners would...

Fri Jul 3rd, 2020     Read More →

Buhari swears in Chairman, members of FCC, RMAFC, others

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday swore in the new Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Muheeba Dankaka from Kwara, and 36 other members of the commission. The president also...

Thu Jul 2nd, 2020     Read More →

Why NASS directs DisCos to suspend increase in electricity tariff

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Sen. Gabriel Suswan (PDP-Benue) says the National Assembly directs the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) not to increase electricity tariff because of the current economic challenges...

Thu Jul 2nd, 2020     Read More →

Nigeria records 790 new highest daily figure of COVID-19 cases

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Nigeria on Wednesday recorded its new highest daily figure of 790 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 26, 484. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its...

Thu Jul 2nd, 2020     Read More →

NASS halts 774,000 public works recruitment scheme

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The face-off between the Presidency and the National Assembly regarding the recruitment of 774,000 persons became messier on Wednesday. At an executive session, the Senate debated the Tuesday...

Thu Jul 2nd, 2020     Read More →

Public water system fails as government spends billions

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Despite billions of naira allocated yearly for the provision of potable water, Nigeria remains immersed in poor infrastructure for collection, treatment and distribution. Amid the water scarcity,...

Thu Jul 2nd, 2020     Read More →

Benue approves partial re-opening of schools

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The Benue government on Wednesday approved a partial re-opening of schools in compliance with recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Briefing newsmen after the State Executive...

Wed Jul 1st, 2020     Read More →

The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Debo Adesina, nominated as ambassador

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Outgoing editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Debo Adesina, is among 41 non-career people nominated as ambassadors by President Buhari. Adesina was mentioned as one of the two ambassadorial nominees...

Wed Jul 1st, 2020     Read More →

Schools resumption faces new hurdles

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PHOTO: REUTERS As stakeholders raise issues on safety guidelines As schools nationwide prepare to resume, following the Federal Government’s easing of restrictions, there are fears that...

Wed Jul 1st, 2020     Read More →