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President Buhari Signs Endangered Species Bill Into Law
President Buhari, today, signs into law an Act that protects endangered species in the country. The amendment has harsher penalties and is expected to deter poachers.
Abia Assembly Speaker Steps Down, A Day After Election
Barely a day after he was sworn in as Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Kennedy Njoku has resigned. Njoku was reported to have resigned on personal grounds.
Abia Assembly Speaker Impeached
Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly Martins Azubuike has been impeached. Azubuike was fired after 20 of the 24 lawmakers in the Assembly voted to impeach him.
Rivers: Wike Presents N470bn Budget To House Of Assembly
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Wednesday presented a N470 billion budget christened "Golden Jubilee Budget for Accelerated Development" to the State House of Assembly for 2017.
Pensioners Urge Gov. Ikpeazu To Pay 3 Years Pension Arrears
Retirees from the Abia State University Teaching Hospital ask that they be paid their salary arrears. They asked to be treated fairly and in good faith.
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Odigie-Oyegun: APC Not Scared Of Mega-Party
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is not scared over the much-touted mega-party being purportedly put together by some politicians ahead of the 2019 elections.
Kwara Workers Say No To Use Of Consultants To Pay Salaries
Local government workers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), in Kwara have kicked against the appointment of consultants to prepare and pay their salaries.
Media Rights Agenda Backs Whistle-Blowing Programme
Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has thrown its weight behind the whistle-blowing initiative of the Federal Government even as it seeks a more transparent government.
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Rivers APC Chieftain Denies Link With Police Officer’s Death
The APC chieftain, Augustine Wokocha, said linking him to the beheading of the officer was a fabrication by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Ibori Freed By UK Court On Wednesday
The ex-governor of Delta state, James Onanefe Ibori, has been freed by a UK court today Wednesday. The court ruled that he should be released before going through his confiscation trial.
Rivers Rerun: 22 Yr Old Gang Member Arrested With Beheaded Police Officer’s Phone
A 22yr old gang member has been arrested with the phone of the deputy superintendent of police, DSP Mohammed Alkali, that was beheaded in Rivers State.
Akeredolu: INEC Conducting Acceptable Elections
The Ondo State Governor-elect has expressed satisfaction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as he believes the commission has improved in its conduct of elections.
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Electoral College Confirms Trump As US President
Unofficial reports said Trump received 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 224, with six electors said to have voted for other candidates, costing Trump two votes and Clinton four.
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Anti-Trump Camp Seeks Electoral College Revolt
Many Democrats are looking at the Electoral College vote Monday as the last barrier to keep Republican Donald Trump out of the White House.
Magu’s Rejection: SERAP Alleges Political Vendetta, Petitions UN
In the petition to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, SERAP alleged that the Senate was working against Magu in concert with other government agencies.
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Alleged Audio Tape: Police To Investigate Gov. Wike
The Inspector-General of Police has set up a panel to investigate and analyse alleged audio comments by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on the rerun of legislative elections in the state.
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UN Stops Gambia Army Chief From Visiting Darfur
The UN has stopped Gambia's controversial army chief from visiting troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, adding to mounting international pressures on President Jammeh.
Plateau APC Leaders, Supporters Defect to PDP
APC Petitions INEC, Police Over Rivers Polls
The APC has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police over the conduct of the recently-held rerun elections in Rivers state.
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Mimiko Secretly Recruiting Workers, Selling Properties To Cronies – APC
Ondo APC has raised alarm over alleged secret recruitment of workers by the outgoing government of Mimiko into various ministries and parastatals in the state.
Rivers Govt Descend On APC, Sahara Reporters Over Leaked Audio Tape
The Rivers State government has descended heavily on APC and Sahara Reporters over the leaked audio recording of Gov Nyesom Wike allegedly arranging with INEC officials to rig elections.

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