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Daily Archives: February 23, 2019

2019: Oby Ezekwesili formally declares for presidency, gives reasons

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has formally declared her intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ezekwesili made the declaration in a statement titled, ‘Why I am running for the Office [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

2019: Abia Speaker, Kalu picks PDP ticket to seek reelection, opponent dumps party

Chikwendu Kalu, the Speaker of Abia state House of Assembly has picked the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to seek reelection in 2019. Kalu, who is currently representing Isiala Ngwa South constituency in the State Assembly, polled 82 [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

New minimum wage: Why Nigerian workers may not get demand – APC chieftain

Second republic senator, Chief Olorunnimbe Farukanmi, on Saturday said the N50,000 minimum wage being demanded by Nigerian workers may not be realised soon.   The former lawmaker noted that the labour unions have been asking for N50,000 minimum, which he [...]

October 7, 2018 General

Breaking: Buhari polls 14.8m votes in APCs direct primaries

ABUJA: The All Progressives Congress APC has affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the 2019 presidential elections. At a special national convention currently underway in Abuja, the Returning Officer in the presidential primaries, Dr Kayode Fayemi said Buhari [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

PDP Convention: Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others in final showdown for presidential ticket

Presidential aspirants, delegates, party officials, independent observers, journalists and other accredited participants have gathered in Port Harcourt for the Peoples Democratic Party 2018 National Convention. The event, officially scheduled for 6-7 October in the major commercial hub, would end in [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

APC supporters protest, demand cancellation of Taraba guber primaries

Taraba guber primaries: Supporters of the nine aggrieved governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State defied the heavy rainfall, which lasted for several hours, to protest outcome of the just concluded governorship primaries in the state. [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Minister implores revenue generating agencies to double efforts

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has tasked revenue generating agencies to re-double efforts to bring in more monies for the country to meet development plans, as well as debt financing commitments to creditors. Ahmed said Nigeria’s N22tn total public debt [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Governor’s wife commissions centre for mentally deranged women

A Center for rehabilitation of mentally deranged women has been commissioned in Umuahia by the state governor’s wife, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu. Named Body and Mind Centre, it was established by Active Support and Care (ASC), a non-governmental organisation. It would [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Kaduna MSMEs get N2.8bn from BoI

About 20,830 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kaduna State received N2.8bn from the Bank of Industry (BoI). The bank’s Managing Director, Olukayode Pitan, who disclosed this at the 20th edition of National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics

Security beefed up at Eagle Square

Over 7, 000 delegates, yesterday converged in the special convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to affirm President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature for the 2019 poll. As early as 12noon, dozens of heavily armed security operatives had cordoned off [...]

October 7, 2018 Government and politics