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Senate to Confirm Mohammed as CJN

Nigeria President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan

Calls for National Security Summit By Jude Opara Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Senate today confirmed Tanko Mohammed As Chief Justice of Nigeria, even as the Upper Chamber has called for a security summit to tackling the worsening insecurity in the country. The decision to screen the nominee was taken after …

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Death Toll in Jos Building Collapse Hits 14

By Jude Dangwam, Jos It was a day of wailing and tears in Jos, Plateau State capital on Tuesday as 14 persons were killed and many injured when a three storey building collapsed. Eye witnesses said the incident which happened late Monday evening at Layin Sarki, Jos North Local Government …

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Tribute: The First Lady of The North

In the early 50’s, two nagging issues tormented Elizabeth Ivase as Nigeria approached independence: what would be the fate of her minority Tiv ethnic group in the giant Northern Region dominated by the Hausa Fulani? Secondly, as a woman, what would be her place in a society like the north …

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Reps Urge FG, States to Setup Anti-Cultism Vanguard

Nigeria House of Representative

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives yesterday urged the federal and states governments to set up anti cultism vanguard as part of efforts to combat cultism. The resolution followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Hon. Henry Nwawuba (PDP, Imo). While …

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Reps Urge FG to Rehabilitate, Reinstate Rape Victims

Nigeria House of Representative

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to establish rehabilitation and re-integration programmes for victims of rape and other sexual offences in every state of the federation. The resolution which was taken at yesterday’s plenary following a motion of urgent public importance by Shina …

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Reps Annuls Edo Assembly Election

Nigeria House of Representative

By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja ‎The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to nullify the purported election of the Edo State House of Assembly principal officers, citing “improper inauguration.” The resolutions followed a unanimous adoption of a “Report of the House ad-hoc committee on the need for intervention in the Edo State …

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NASS Pledges Support to Public Complaint Commission

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By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gabjabiamila has said that the 9th National Assembly would give adequate support to the Public Complaint Commission(PCC) to achieve its mandate. The Speaker, who spoke during a courtesy call on him by a delegation of the …

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Pregnant Woman, Eight Others Burnt on Ibadan Road Accident

A pregnant woman was yesterday afternoon burnt to death after a commercial bus in which she was riding, somersaulted and burst into flames at Omi-Adio on the Ibadan-Abeokuta expressway. She died along with eight other persons, who were trapped in the Toyota Liteace commercial bus, which was taking passengers from …

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Uwais Tasks Media on Positive Reportage on NSIP

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By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja Former Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Maryam Uwais has appealed to the media to beam its searchlight on positive outcomes of the National Social Investment Programs (NSIP) in their analysis and appraisal of the various components of the intervention programme of the Buhari …

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Kukah Warns Against ‘anti-Fulani’ Campaign

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The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has warned against blanket demonisation of herdsmen, especially of the Fulani stock, warning that such actions could be preamble to a breakout of violent confrontation. The bishop said hate speech often precedes any genocide experienced in history. Speaking yesterday at a colloquium on …

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