PDP Sweeps All 22 LG Chairmanship Seats, All Councillorships

[Vanguard] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP won all 22 chairmanship seats and all but one councillorship position in the Delta State local government election conducted last Saturday, the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC declared ye…

[Vanguard] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP won all 22 chairmanship seats and all but one councillorship position in the Delta State local government election conducted last Saturday, the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC declared yesterday.

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N88bn Compensation – Govt Yet to Pay Us – Biafra War Victims

[Vanguard] Abuja -Victims of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, yesterday, said the Federal Government had yet to pay them, more than two months after it agreed to release N88 billion for their compensation.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Victims of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, yesterday, said the Federal Government had yet to pay them, more than two months after it agreed to release N88 billion for their compensation.

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Stop Playing Politics With 2018 Budget in the National Interest – Dele Sobowale

[Vanguard] A truth that’s told with bad intent/ beats all the lies you can invent –William Blake, 1757-1827. Agbakoba Gives NASS Seven-Day Ultimatum To Review Budget Presentation Process — News Report, January 4, 2018.

[Vanguard] A truth that's told with bad intent/ beats all the lies you can invent --William Blake, 1757-1827. Agbakoba Gives NASS Seven-Day Ultimatum To Review Budget Presentation Process -- News Report, January 4, 2018.

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How Corruption Fuelled Allocation of Nigeria’s Oil Blocks

[Premium Times] With barely a month to the 2003 presidential election in Nigeria, Funsho Kupolokun, the Special Assistant to then President Olusegun Obasanjo hurriedly put together a bid round for three oil blocks – OPLs 223, 251, and 257.

[Premium Times] With barely a month to the 2003 presidential election in Nigeria, Funsho Kupolokun, the Special Assistant to then President Olusegun Obasanjo hurriedly put together a bid round for three oil blocks - OPLs 223, 251, and 257.

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Chinamasa Reads Riot Act to Wasteful Councils

[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said only local authorities which are efficiently run and properly audited are allowed to borrow from financial institutions to improve their service delivery.

[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said only local authorities which are efficiently run and properly audited are allowed to borrow from financial institutions to improve their service delivery.

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Oyegun – How We Will Sell APC in 2019

[This Day] Abuja -National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said yesterday in Abuja that the party would deploy its achievements as selling points in the 2019 general elections. Odigie-Oyegun stated this when he hosted c…

[This Day] Abuja -National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said yesterday in Abuja that the party would deploy its achievements as selling points in the 2019 general elections. Odigie-Oyegun stated this when he hosted correspondents at his residence. He also said APC was not to blame for the mix-up in the list of heads and members of boards of federal parastatals recently released by the federal government, which had names of dead persons.

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Govt Has Created 8M Blue Collar Jobs in Less Than 3 Years

[This Day] Awka -Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the president Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government created over eight million jobs in less than three years.

[This Day] Awka -Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the president Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government created over eight million jobs in less than three years.

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Despite Security Deployment, Herdsmen Killings in Benue State Continue

[This Day] In spite of security deployment by the federal government to prevent further attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in Benue State, there was a fresh attack yesterday in which several people were killed. The latest attack was reported in …

[This Day] In spite of security deployment by the federal government to prevent further attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in Benue State, there was a fresh attack yesterday in which several people were killed. The latest attack was reported in Ukemberagya and Tswarev wards, in Gaambe-Tiev Logo Local Government Area of the state.

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Mwale Explains Bars Amnesty

Local government minister Vincent Mwale has responded to some of the concerns on the high handed measures taken to halt the spread of cholera in Lusaka. Mwale has offered a candid response on why some bars have remained open with … Continued

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Local government minister Vincent Mwale has responded to some of the concerns on the high handed measures taken to halt the spread of cholera in Lusaka. Mwale has offered a candid response on why some bars have remained open with some churches shut as one of the drastic measures to curb cholera. BELOW IS HIS FULL RESPONSE: Good morning fellow country men and women. I have received a number of questions and concerns from fellow citizens as to why we have decided to ‘fully ban churches’ from congregating both in the epicenter of the cholera epidemic and in other areas while ‘the ban of bars’ from operating in the epicenter with only a partial one (11hrs to 19hrs) in other areas. To start with, let me clarify that we have not banned praying but congregating. We as Christians are encouraged to pray from our homes or wherever we may be comfortable as individuals. In fact, we need more prayers now than ever before; we need God’s strength, comfort and grace as we fight this epidemic. Coming to the issue of bars, we have allowed bars in some areas to open from 11hrs to 19hrs, based on a belief that is anchored on keeping the wheels of the economy running while intensifying inspections to ensure hygiene standards are upped or at least maintained. We take take cognizance of the fact that manufacturers, distributors, retailers all have financial obligations such as salaries, rentals, taxes etc to meet even in times like this. We are definitely not in any way going to compromise the health of our citizens even as we try and ensure their economic safety. These decisions will be reviewed after 7 days. Should the epidemic spin out of control we will definitely impose a complete ban and preserve our citizens’ precious lives at all cost. We have similarly allowed controlled selling of vegetables and fruits in order to ensure farmers with hundreds of boxes of ready-to-sale tomatoes, cabbages etc don’t completely lose out due to their perishables rotting for lack of markets. We will continue to engage citizens as we lead processes that are coming up with immediate, medium-term and long-term solutions to mitigate the impact of this epidemic and ultimately eradicate Cholera form Zambian homes. Every Zambian life counts; Together we can fight Cholera. The post Mwale Explains Bars Amnesty appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Bello Can’t Deliver Kogi to Buhari in 2019 – PDP

[Daily Trust] Lokoja -The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has said that Governor Yahaya Bello cannot deliver the state to President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019 as he recently boasted.

[Daily Trust] Lokoja -The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has said that Governor Yahaya Bello cannot deliver the state to President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019 as he recently boasted.

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