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Buhari to launch free healthcare scheme for children, women

President Muhammadu Buhari is to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme for access to medical facilities by women and children at no cost in a couple of weeks. The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure yesterday at an engagement workshop with low-performing local government areas on routine ...

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IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATES AS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY

Internal party democracy is a key ingredient of any democratic system of government. This is because democracy ought to begin from the parties and how they choose their candidates for the election proper. If the candidates are chosen otherwise than in line with tenets of democracy, then the political space would be tainted and no true democracy can be said ...

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2019 presidency: Arthur Nwankwo is Olawepo-Hashim’s running mate

Frontline Presidential Candidate, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has chosen  statesman, Chief Arthur Nwankwo as his running mate, in a move aimed at locking in  South-Eastern votes in next year’s presidential election. Olawepo-Hashim, who is  running on the platform of the People’s Trust (PT), announced at the weekend that Nwankwo would bring his grasp of political economy to bear in the shaping ...

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NEMA DG Maihaja queried over fraud, embezzlement!

It has been discovered that the Presidency had queried the embattled and indicted Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustpha Maihaja over fraud, corruption and embezzlement of billions of Naira illegally expended by the agency last year. However, the query and the report of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offense Commission (ICPC) were not made ...

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Probe Campaign Spending by Saraki, others, SERAP asks INEC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting him to “promptly, thoroughly and effectively investigate allegation that Senate President Bukola Saraki spent between N200m and N400m in every state, except the six South-West states, to influence the outcome of the 2015 elections for the All Progressives ...

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FG Declares Tuesday 20th Public Holiday For Eid-El Maulud

The Nigeria government has notified the general public that Tuesday November 20th is public holiday to celebrate the Eid-El Maulud. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the permanent secretary Dr. M.B Umar, has; urged all Muslim faithful to align themselves with the ...

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Ekiti State House of Assembly commences the probe of Fayose Administration

THE  Ekiti State House of Assembly,  Tuesday, commenced probe of the finances of the 16 local government chairmen under the administration of the immediate past governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The council bosses are still in office under Governor Kayode Fayemi owing to the fact that their two years tenure has not lapsed  having been elected on December 19, 2017. Speaking ...

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Meet first Female President in present day Ethiopia!

Ethiopia’s parliament has approved senior diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president, proceedings on state television showed, cementing another shift in the country’s political system from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia’s new President and former Director-General at UNON, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: J.Marchand Sahle-Work is at present U.N. under-secretary-general and special representative of the secretary general ...

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Investors lose N257 billion amid election fears, insecurity

…As Banks’ losses to fraudsters rise by 1,446% to N12bn H1’18*** The lingering political uncertainties surrounding Nigeria’s 2019 general election have continued to spur sell pressures and volatility on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as investors lost N257 billion in the month of October. Indeed, a breakdown of market activities last month, showed that the NSE ...

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Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it may take “a handful more weeks” before Washington has enough evidence to impose sanctions on individuals responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The murder has placed strain on the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ...

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