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Electoral Bill: CSOs knock Senate over ‘consensus’ option as NASS re-amends bill

• Senate, Reps bow to Buhari’s request on electoral act• Consensus option undemocratic, says CISLAC• HURIWA: Legislature a captive of Buhari• NASS attempt to over-regulate political parties unnecessary, says Olurode• Buhari has no option but to assent to bill, says women forum Exactly a month after President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the 2021 Electoral…

Intrigues, suspense as contenders for APC national chairmanship set for final battle

The sudden resignation of the Director General of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman in the heat of controversy around the forthcoming national convention of All Progressives Congress (APC) is a pointer to the fierce battle among various interest groups jostling to produce national chairman of the party. Although, Lukman has not disclosed reasons…

Court bars NNPC, petroleum ministry from allocating crude to oil firm

A Federal High Court in Lagos has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ministry of Petroleum Resources and National Petroleum Investment & Management Respondent Services (NAPIMS) from allocating crude oil to Addax Oil Exploration Plc. Justice Tijjani Ringim held that the firm should not be allocated crude oil explored from OMLS 123, 124, 126…

Tinubu apologises for misleading claim on ‘expiration’ of voters card

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu has apologised for a misleading statement about the alleged expiration of permanent voters’ cards. “Immediately upon being apprised of this, Asiwaju apologised for the incorrect statement and felt sorry for any confusion it may have caused,” Tinubu’s media aide Tunde Rahman said in…

2000 University Students Benefit from Nwoke Scholarship

“Ever since I was driven out of that exam hall twelve years ago because of delay in paying school fees in FUTO, I have not seized to find ways to make sure that everyone that wants to go to school can go to school”. Plus 3000 Basic, Secondary Students A popular philanthropist, Mr Akachi Nwoke…

President didn’t order fuel subsidy removal, Lawan clarifies

• Senate wants Shonekan immortalised, moves to standardise rents in FCT President Muhammadu Buhari has not directed anyone to implement fuel subsidy removal, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has declared. He spoke after meeting Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, stating that he had gone to convey the feeling of constituents to him on…

Another batch of 1,030 Benin artefacts for repatriation from Germany

Nigeria will receive no fewer than 1,030 Benin artefacts from Germany this year, Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Abba Tijani, has said. Tijani told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan yesterday that many artefacts had been received from the European nation, but the commission would receive at least an additional 1,030…

Only six of Nigeria’s offshore rigs operational as oil prices near $90

Confirming concerns about Nigeria’s production challenges, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC’s) Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR), published yesterday, showed that oil output remained below quota as the country’s rig count dropped further to six last month. As oil prices continue to rally, edging closer to $90 a barrel, there are concerns about the…