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Buhari again meets security chiefs, governors

A meeting between President Muhammad Buhari and members of Nigeria Governors Forum’s security council is underway at the presidential villa, Abuja. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is attending the meeting at the council chamber of the villa. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the National Security ...

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INEC to appeal Appellate Court ruling invalidating deregistration of parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to appeal a Court of Appeal judgement ordering the commission to enlist 22 political parties that were deregistered. A four-member panel led by Monica Dongban-Mensem, the appeal court president, on Monday, held that INEC had failed to give reasons to the parties ...

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Violence: INEC threatens to suspend Edo, Ondo polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will suspend the Edo and Ondo governorship election process if the actions of political actors led to a breakdown of law and order. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this on Thursday in Abuja after ...

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#RevolutionNow: Clampdown on protesters wrong, group says

The Centre for Democracy and Development,Thursday, condemned the attacks on and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states in Nigeria. The group spoke on the development through a statement signed by the director, Idayat Hassan. The protesters were arrested in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives ...

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#RevolutionNow: (PHOTOS) Nigerians protest amidst harassment by security officials

Nigerians in several states took to the streets, on Wednesday, to protest against poor governance and corruption, using the slogan #RevolutionNow In many of the states, the protests were foiled by armed security agents who arrested dozens of protesters. PREMIUM TIMES reported how protesters were arrested in Lagos and Osun. ...

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Magu: Again, IGP redeploys senior police officers from EFCC

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered a fresh round of redeployments involving senior police officers initially deployed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), PREMIUM TIMES can confirm. The 16 affected senior officers include eight Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and eight Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs). ...

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FG to resume Digital Switch Over roll out – Lai Mohammed

The federal government says it will “very soon’ resume the roll out of Digital Switch Over (DSO) – a transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting – across the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday in Lagos at a ceremony to unveil the ...

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APC’ll rule Nigeria beyond 2023 – Woman leader

The National Woman leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Stella Okotete, has expressed optimism that the party will govern Nigeria beyond 2023. Mrs Okotete, who is member of the APC Caretaker Committee, said this on Friday when she led a delegation to donate food items to the Internally Displaced ...

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Insecurity: We’ve done our best – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurances that there will be more resources for the country’s military, police and other security agencies to deal with the unwanted security situation in some parts of the country. The president gave the assurance shortly after performing the Eid prayers with his family and aides ...

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World Hepatitis Day: Poor awareness threatens Nigeria’s battle to eliminate disease

In 2017, Shehu Akowe, a rights activist, tested positive for Hepatitis B when he volunteered to donate blood for an ailing friend’s son admitted at the National Hospital, Abuja. If not for the donation of blood, Mr Akowe would not have known he had the viral infection that can cause ...

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