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Threat To Scrap LG: NULGE Kicks, Set To Occupy NASS

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The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has today following the move by the National Assembly to abrogate the third tier of government has provoked them into issuing the threat of occupying homes of National Assembly members who are party to the move.

Alleged 2023 APC Zoning List: Party Dismissed List Says Its Enemy’s Diversionary tactics

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All Progressive Congress (APC) party through its Extra-Ordinary /Caretaker Convention planning Committee (CECPC) has yesterday slammed a purported list indicating how the party has zoned elective public offices ahead of the 2023 general election as well as the National Working Committee.

Ballots Should Determine Election Winners Not Court – Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has joined his voice to those calling for the strengthening of electoral laws so that only ballots shall henceforth determine election winners, not law courts. Jonathan explained that in saner climes and by all standards, the electoral management bodies are responsible for returning candidates and declaring winners, while the judiciary complements these electoral empires either through upholding such declarations or otherwise when is there evidence that the process was marred by malpractices and order for a rerun.

After Eradicating Polio, UNICEF Caution Nigeria Of Possible Resurgence Except

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The United Nation International Children Endowment Fund (UNICEF)has warned Nigerian authorities that the success of wiping the wild poliovirus may be in vain except preventive measures is put in place as follow up.

Doctors May Resume Nationwide Strike If Demands Are Not Met – Dr. Uyilawa

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Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), who just recently suspended its strike have asked the Federal Government to honour its agreement with the union or they will resume the industrial action. They warned that should the government fail to honour its agreement in the next four weeks, they would be forced to declare another indefinite nationwide industrial action. President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, gave the word of caution on Monday during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

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President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi has on Saturday announced the suspension of the strike by Resident Doctors after 10 days. The strike which commenced April 1, 2021, was suspended after the association signed a new agreement with the federal government in line with their 13-point demand on Friday. During the reconciliatory meeting with Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, and other representatives of the government, both parties signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

Minister Sale Mamman Apologizes Over Power Outage

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The Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman has tendered an apology to all Nigerians affected by the power outage currently being experienced across the country. Engr. Mamman who described the situation as unfortunate said the outage is due to gas constraints, maintenance of Jebba Plant, and water shortage management in Shiroro plant. His Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Aaron Artimas, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The statement reads; “The Ministry of Power is not unaware of the current power outages/shortages bedeviling many parts of the country.

Alleged N60bn Printing: Obaseki Lied Says FG

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The Federal Government has slammed the comment of Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki that the Federal Government printed N60billioin naira to argue the money given to state governors in March.

Nigeria Set To Boost Trade Relations With Spain – Seriki

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The newly appointed Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain, Chief Ademola Seriki has promised to boost the country’s trade relations with Spain. Seriki was until his appointment as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Ahmed Musa Joins Kano Pillars For A Second Stint

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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has rejoined boyhood club Kano Pillars after more than a decade spell in Europe and Asain leagues. The forward will spend the rest of the 2020/21 season playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, since he could not find a European side. Musa with over 40 appearances and 22 goals in the NPFL has agreed to join "Sai Masu Gida" with whom he became the top scorer in 2009 after scoring 18 goals before moving to VVV Venlo in the Netherlands.

Liverpool Need To Be At Their Best Against Madrid – Klopp

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Liverpool must produce a “perfect performance” to overcome a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Real Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals, manager Jurgen Klopp said.

Perez Re-Emerged As Real Madrid President Unopposed

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Florentino Perez has been re-elected as the Real Madrid President for another four years term in an election that he contested without an opponent.

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Governor Umahi Warns Of Plot To Incite War In Southeast

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The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, has raised the alarm on plots to incite war in the South East. He urged the people not to fall for such plans. He spoke on Channels programme Sunrise Daily breakfast show, yesterday. The governor while reacting to the rising insecurity in the Southeast, where gunmen have attacked several police stations and killer-herders have sacked communities, especially in Ebonyi, said bandits were committing crime in the Southeast under the guise of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a security arm set up by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). He emphasized that governors would not allow what he termed illegality to reign in the region, which was why they launched the Ebube Agu vigilante outfit. The governor claimed there was a plot to incite war in the Southeast, asking the people not to fall for such plans.

UAE Rover To Land On Moon In 2022

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Japanese Lunar exploration firm, iSpace has on Wednesday announced that it will be transporting an unmanned rover belonging to the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to the moon next year. The Gulf State earlier announced the planned launch of the “Rashid” Rover in September, indicating an expansion in their space sector also said the rover was scheduled for 2024. The rover "will be transported to the Moon on iSpace’s lunar lander" during a mission in 2022, ISpace said, adding that it "will deliver the Emirates lunar mission's 'Rashid' rover to the Moon, provide wired communication and power during the cruise phase, and engage in wireless communication on the lunar surface".

Google Honours Oliver De Coque On His 74th Posthumous Birthday

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Highlife King of Africa and Nigerian guitarist Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as King (Dr.) Chief Oliver De Coque who died at the age of 61 in 2008 has been honoured posthumously by Google when the company dedicated a doodle on him for his 74th birthday. The illustration for the doodle was made by Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco (Ohab TBJ) who expressed his delight as a dream come true.

Biden To Withdraw U.S Troops From Afghanistan by Sept 11

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United States’ President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining U.S troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11, 2021, ending the 20 years presence of American forces in the Middle Eastern country since the 9/11 attack by al Qaeda. According to Reuters, U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and U.S Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin are expected to brief NATO allies on Wednesday in Brussels, while the president may also make a public announcement on the decision. Also, a senior Biden administration official said “The president has judged that a conditions-based approach, which has been the approach of the past two decades, is a recipe in staying in Afghanistan forever.”