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Court orders reinstatement of PDP Obiora Okonkwo as Anambra Central Senator

    The Abuja Federal High Court has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party as the senator representing the Anambra Central Senatorial District. Justice John Tsoho gave the ruling on Wednesday after counsel to other parties in the matter withdrew their arguments against the plaintiff. The judge said

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Anti NGO bill protesters, Police clash in National Assembly

  Some civil society groups standing against the seemingly non-governmental organisations bill currently before the National Assembly, stormed Abuja in thousands to register their displeasure for the bill, but were prevented by the security operatives, from entering the Assembly complex. The House of Representatives had recently, passed through second reading, a Bill

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FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player against Algeria

  Goal.com   Fifa has sanctioned the Nigeria Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying encounter against Algeria, but it will not affect the country’s participation in Russia next year. The Super Eagles fielded right-back Abdullahi Shehu - who was on one-match suspension - in their final qualifying clash

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Lagos govt seals Chisco, Ifex, GUO, Peace other transporters’ offices 

  Lagos State Government on Tuesday sealed off the premises of Chisco Transport, Ifex Express Limited, GUO Transport, and other major commercial transport operators in Jibowu area of Yaba, Lagos. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Olufemi Salami, acting on the approval of the Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Anofiu Elegushi, said the move

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Nigerian Senate to ensure mandatory health insurance, subsidy for poor

  The Nigerian Senate is reviewing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act to ensure that it is made mandatory for all Nigerians.The law making body is also working to ensure the subsidisation of premium for poor Nigerians who cannot afford to pay for the health insurance. The Senate Committee Chairman on

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SARS collaborates Criminals,to bring in contraband,NATFORCE DG alleges

-Stella Ukwuoma,Abuja Some officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have been alleged to be in collaboration with criminals importing contraband into the country. The Director-General, National Taskforce to Combat Illegal Importation of Goods, Small Arms, Ammunitions and Light Weapon (NATFORCE), Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke alleged in an exclusive interview with UNITYTIMES at

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Osinbajo begins consultations to end farmers/herdsmen conflicts

  -Agency Reports   The Federal government has opened nationwide consultations with opinion leaders towards ending incessant farmers – herdsmen conflict. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo opened the dialogue with the hosting of some traditional rulers from Adamawa at the State House in Abuja. The meeting was sequel to his visit to Adamawa on Dec. 5,

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