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INEC Warns Against Receiving Funds From Abroad for Political Campaigns
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INEC Warns Against Receiving Funds From Abroad for Political Campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned political parties to desist from receiving funds from foreign countries to aid their campaigns. The INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, stated this while speaking on a programme, Politics Today, aired on Channels Television. See Also: Court Sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC Senatorial Candidate for Yobe North He also said political parties are not allowed to receive anonymous donations to fund campaigns. This may pose a problem to the Labour Party since it has told Nigerians abroad to fund its campaigns, as the party risk remitting such funds to INEC as stated by Festus Okoye. Okoye said, “Section 225 of the Nigerian constitution makes it clear that no registered political party in Nigeria shall possess any fu...
ASUU Strike: Buhari Begs Lecturers to Return to Classrooms
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ASUU Strike: Buhari Begs Lecturers to Return to Classrooms

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the eight months strike embarked on by the Union. See Also: ASUU Says FG Can Resolve Eight-Month Strike in Two Days Buhari implored lecturers to return to classrooms during his Independence Day anniversary speech on Saturday. He assured the demands of the lecturers will eventually be met but within the limits of scarce resources. He said ” I’m using this independence Day celebration to reiterate my call for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to return to the classroom while assuring them to deal with their contending issues within the limits of the scarce resources available. “This administration has made appreciable progress in redressing ...
Ibrahim Musa Gusau Elected as New NFF President
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Ibrahim Musa Gusau Elected as New NFF President

Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected as the new President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after an election was conducted on Friday. See Also: NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach Gusau became the 40th President of the NFF after being elected at the NFF’s 78th Elective Congress in Benin, Edo State. The newly elected President got 21 votes to defeat his closest contender, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who managed 12 votes. Coming in third place, League Management Committee Chairman, Shehu Dikko, ended up with only six votes. At the start of the election, only seven out of the total ten intending candidates contested for the position, as three candidates namely, Moukhtar Muhammed, Musa Amadu, and Yahaya Kwande withdrew before the election starte...
New Born Baby Discovered by LAWMA Officials in Lagos Dump
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New Born Baby Discovered by LAWMA Officials in Lagos Dump

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Officials discovered a newborn baby abandoned in a refuse dump in a street in IKoyi, Lagos State. See Also: Why You Should Breastfeed Your Child, Red Cross Tells Mothers The LAWMA officials filed a report to the Ikoyi police division on the discovery of an abandoned baby at about 10 am. Acting on the report, a police team visited the scene and took the infant to a Military Hospital at Dodan Barracks, Ikoyi. The baby was sent to a motherless baby home in the city after medical treatment. Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the baby was retrieved on Thursday and is doing fine after medical treatment. He also said the police had started an investigation adding that infanti...
NECO Releases 2022 SSCE Examination Results
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NECO Releases 2022 SSCE Examination Results

The National Examination Council (NECO) announced on Thursday, the release of the 2022 Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results. NECO Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi made the announcement at the NECO Headquarters in Minna. See Also: How NECO Registrar Died – Exam Body Clarifies It was also revealed that 29 supervisors had been blacklisted for committing various malpractice offenses during the concluded examination. Prof. Wushishi said 60.74% of students, which is around 727,894 made five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language. This means a decrease of 10.9% compared to 2021 performance while noting that out of 1,209,703 registered candidates, only 1,198,417 sat for the examination. The Re...
Court Sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC Senatorial Candidate for Yobe North
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Court Sacks Ahmed Lawan as APC Senatorial Candidate for Yobe North

The Federal High Court has invalidated the parallel primary election of 9th June 2022 that elected Ahmed Lawan as the APC senatorial candidate for Yobe North. See Also: Obiano’s Wife Wins APGA Ticket For Anambra North Senate Poll In a judgement delivered yesterday by Justice Fadimatu Murtala, the court orders the All Progressive Congress to present the name of Bashir Shariff Machina as the authentic candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District. The Court still recognizes the primary election conducted by the party on the 28th of May 2022 but prefers another candidate. Source: Daily Post
ASUU Says FG Can Resolve Eight-Month Strike in Two Days
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ASUU Says FG Can Resolve Eight-Month Strike in Two Days

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Emmanuel Osadeke, says the Federal Government is capable of resolving the ongoing strike within two days. See Also: ASUU Reaches Agreement with Reps, Awaits Buhari’s Approval Prof. Emmanuel stated this while he was featured on the Arise TV programme, he further stated that the reason the strike continues is that the Federal Government does not want to meet the demands of ASUU. He also blasted Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige for taking ASUU to the National Industrial Court while the House of Representatives and President Buhari are still negotiating with the Union to end the eight-month strike. “All Nigerians can see that the government is not interested in resolving the issues. Like I have said, th...
Tinubu Celebrates Bishop Oyedepo’s 68th Birthday
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Tinubu Celebrates Bishop Oyedepo’s 68th Birthday

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, celebrates the new age of Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. See Also: Pat Utomi Dares Tinubu to Make Medical Test Public Asiwaju Tinubu noted in a statement by his media office yesterday, the positive influence of Bishop Oyedepo on the Pentecostal Christian movement In Nigeria since he began his ministry 40 years ago. He also lauded the Bishop’s vision and investment in Education, notably Covenant University in Ogun State and Landmark University in Kwara State, which is excelling in research and technology. “I rejoice with and celebrate Bishop David Oyedepo on his 68th birthday today. Bishop Oyedepo has served God and our country very well with the life-changing impacts...
Pat Utomi Dares Tinubu to Make Medical Test Public
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Pat Utomi Dares Tinubu to Make Medical Test Public

Labour Party chieftain and political economist, Pat Utomi, has dared the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to carry out a medical test and make the result public. See Also: Peter Obi Reveals His Economic Master Plan He stated this when he spoke on Channels Television’s Politics Today, saying that next year’s election is a battle for the lives of Nigerians. He said there were evident signs that Tinubu is unfit to become president of the country while challenging him to go for a medical check-up and he should reveal the results to the public. “Our country has suffered so much from having ailing leaders. That was why the Vice President stepped up." American Presidents go through medicals that are made public. Let him (Tinubu) go for medic...
National Grid Restored After Partial Collapse – TCN
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National Grid Restored After Partial Collapse – TCN

The National Grid has been fully restored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) after the reports of its partial collapse on Monday. See Also: Grid Collapse: Lawmakers Lambast Power Minister, Demand Improved Electricity Supply General Manager and Public Affairs of TCN, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, stated this on Monday in Abuja. She revealed the partial collapse of the national grid occurred at about 10.51 am. Mbah noted a sudden drop in the system frequency resulted in the partial collapse of the grid. The restoration of the grid commenced immediately at 11.55 am in the affected areas, which were Osogbo, Ihovbor, Jebba, Osogbo, Kainji, Jebba, Benin, Onitsha, Shiroro, Kaduna, Shiroro, Katampe, and Alaoji, Ikot-Ekpene. Others affected by the collapse were Lokoja, Gwagwalad...