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INEC deregisters 74 political parties (Full list)

 The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has deregistered 74 out of Nigeria’s 92 political parties for their lackluster performance in the 2019 general elections. Some of the deregistered parties include All Blending Party, Advanced Allied Party, We the People Nigeria, Sustainable National Party and Youth Party. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who made the declaration at

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Ohuabunwa urges FG to honour Arthur Nwankwo for ‘heroic role in defense of democracy’

Anietie Udobit Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has urged the Federal Government to set up a national monument in honour of Dr Arthur Nwakwo for his heroic role in the defense of our democracy. He described the death of the former National Vice Chairman of National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, Dr. Arthur Nwankwo, as a huge loss to Nigeria

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Buhari meets Lawan, Gbajabiamila in Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila. The leaders of the National Assembly reportedly arrived into the venue at the Presidential Villa, Abuja at about 3:04 pm. The agenda of the closed-door meeting is not disclosed officially. The meeting

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Ibom Deep seaport project to kick-off

The Federal Government is impressed by the level of infrastructural development and commitment shown by the Akwa Ibom State government towards the Ibom Deep seaport project. Director-General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Chidi Izuwah, said at the weekend, that the state has fulfilled virtually all the requirements necessary for the development of the deep seaport. Izuwah

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Ecobank Agribusiness summit holds February 13

Ecobank Nigeria says all is set for its Agric Business Summit 2020. The Agribusiness summit is part of the bank’s determination to further showcase the potentials in the agricultural sector of the nation’s economy in partnership with the Vanguard, the Economic Forum Series and Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG). The summit with the theme: Unlocking productivity

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Trump’s expanded travel ban will hit Nigerians the hardest

No country has more to lose from President Donald Trump’s decision to expand the travel ban than Nigeria. Starting February 22, Nigerians will no longer be able to obtain visas allowing them to immigrate to the US permanently. They can still travel to the US on temporary visas, such as those for foreign workers, tourists,

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Coronavirus outbreak a global emergency-WHO

World Health Organization (WHO), on Friday declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. The WHO had previously declared widespread diseases like Swine flu (2009), Polio (2014), Ebola (2014 and 2018), and Zika (2016), as international public health emergencies. The latest is the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made

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Maryam Sanda to be hanged for killing husband

FCT High Court on Monday sentenced Maryam Sanda, the woman who stabbed her husband to death, Bilyaminu, son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Haliru Bello, to death by hanging. Delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu, convicted her on circumstantial evidence. The killing was premeditated, the police said. The police

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