Borno to Hold Council Polls Next Year

The Borno State Government yesterday said it would hold elections into the 27 local government areas of the state in the second quarter of next year. The State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, unfolded the plan during the presentation of the 2014 Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly, said …

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Yobe election: NGO urges Jega to apologize to Geidam, Yobeans over statement

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Network for Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria, a coalition of registered Pan-African Civil Society and NGO committed to strengthening democratic values in Nigeria, has said that the 28th December 2013 local government election in Yobe State should be commended Leader of the team, Comrade Victor Kalu …

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PenCom Reviews Contributory Pension Compliance for North Western States

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) said only three out of the seven states in the North West geo-political zone of the country have recorded significant progress on their way to fully embracing contributory pension scheme The regulator said compliance status of the states in the North-West zone underscored the need …

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PDP woos APC rebels •Defected govs’ deputies, Shekarau, Bafarawa, others …

FOLLOWING the rumbling created by the defection of five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party  into the All Progressive Congress,the leadership of the ruling PDP has opened its doors to aggrieved APC members in the affected states, a top party official has confided in the Nigerian Tribune. The open-ended invitation …

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G-5 defection: We are ready to meet PDP in court – Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, was ready to meet the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in court following the defection of its (PDP) five Governors to the opposition. Amaechi stated this in Port Harcourt on Wednesday while speaking as a guest on radio …

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Katsina gets N113b 2014 budget proposal

WorldStage Newsonline– Governor Ibrahim Shehu Shema of Katsina State has presented a budget proposal off N113 billion for 2014 financial year to the  Katsina State House of Assembly. He said the targeted of the budget which was lower than last year’s of 114.6 billion, was social responsibility to be delivered …

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Defection: Sambo in crucial meetings with N/West PDP leaders •Pressure on …

WORRIED by threats to his political survival, Vice President Namadi Sambo has launched series of moves to stop defection of members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State and the North-West geopolitical zones. A gale of defections had reportedly rocked Kaduna State in the last two weeks, with …

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Extremists kill 12 in Nigerian Christian villages

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists targeted two Christian villages in mainly Muslim northeast Nigeria and killed at least 12 civilians including guests at a wedding reception, witnesses said Monday. The soldiers fighting to put down the 4-year-old Islamic uprising reported that they killed at least 57 insurgents in …

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Nigerian Tribune 2013 Man of the Year: Opposition elements

Stanley Knowles, that distinguished Canadian parliamentarian, once observed that “The opposition should so conduct itself as to persuade the people of the country that it could be an improvement on the government of the day.” Perhaps taking a cue from Knowles’ observation, the opposition in the country has been so …

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