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The Senate on Wednesday removed Senator Ali Ndume as Chief Whip and replaced him with Mohammed Monguno representing Borno North. Days after openly complaining against President Tinubu government, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has written the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, to ask the Chief Whip, Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) to resign from the party and join either the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, or any of the opposition party. APC, in the letter, also removed Senator Ali Ndume as Chief Whip of the 10th Senate and replaced him with Senator Mohammed…

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The Plateau State Government has confirmed 22 deaths and 132 injured persons, from the Jos collapsed school building. Mr Musa Ashoms, the commissioner for Information, said six of the injured were in critical condition. Ashoms said that those injured were receiving treatment in various tertiary health facilities in the state, while the bodies of the deceased had been deposited in the mortuaries.. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that a two-storey building of Saints Academy, a secondary and primary school located at Busa-Buji community of Jos North Local Area, had collapsed , trapping students, teachers and others. The incident…

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The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohamed Malick Fall, has decorated the governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) champion, describing his leadership as the model that Nigeria, the UN, and Africa need. Fall said Africa was tired of wars and other depressing stories, hence the need to celebrate and support leadership models anywhere on the continent that show the vision, drive, discipline, rigorous planning, and improved efficiency to change the narratives and inspire hope. The UN chief, who was on a working visit to the Government House, Enugu, on Friday,…

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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of financial autonomy for the 774 local governments in Nigeria. The court ordered that funds for local governments be paid directly to them, bypassing state governments. This ruling is a significant victory for local government autonomy, a long-standing demand of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and other stakeholders. The court’s decision aligns with the constitutional requirement for democratically elected local government systems. The judgment is expected to have far-reaching implications for grassroots governance and development in Nigeria. Local governments will now have greater control over their…

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has emphasized the role of partnership between the Federal, State, and Local Governments as well as the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in accelerating efforts towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Presidential Aide made this call while speaking at an advocacy and sensitization campaign in Kano State. A statement issued by Desmond Utomwen, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the SSAP-SDGs, noted that as the global community seeks to accelerate the implementation of the Global Agenda in the Decade of Action…

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The Edo State Governorship Election slated for September 21, 2024 appears set to redefine the political landscape and tapestry of not only Edo State known as the Heartbeat of the Nation, but the way and the content of politics in our nation. There are close to 20 candidates seeking the mandate to occupy the Osadebe House in Edo State, but one candidate stands out. One candidate has apparently engaged the Edo People at home the most. That candidate has transversed Edo South, Edo North and Edo Central talking to the people and selling his vision for Edo State to the…

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, (SSAP-SDGs) Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has called on State, Local Governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to double their efforts in the quest to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the global community seeks to accelerate the implementation of the Global Agenda in the Decade of Action for the Goals. The Presidential Aide made this call at the ongoing Advocacy and Sensitisation campaign in Kano and Ondo States. A statement issued by Desmond Utomwen, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the SSAP-SDGs, noted that with…

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“Let us all join hands in cultivating a brighter future for our communities.” Three days after burying his brother in-law in Ufuma, Anambra State, in a massive ceremony, Dr Pat Asadu launches his free Agricultural Support Program to combat food insecurity and empower local farmers in Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Enugu State. The former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Nsukka/ Igbo-Eze South for four uninterupted terms has launched a groundbreaking entry into farming and agricultural support to the needy in his constituency. Dr Asadu, a Medical Doctor and a first class Lawyer who served once as the…

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Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell has died aged 54 after a “short illness,” the Premier League club announced on Saturday. Campbell played 228 times for Arsenal in the 1980s and 1990s, winning the English First Division title (the predecessor to the Premier League), the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup with the North London club. He later moved to Nottingham Forest and Everton, where he became the club’s first Black captain and a fan favorite, especially for his remarkable record of scoring nine goals in five games to help ensure the Toffees avoided relegation from the Premier League…

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The Federal Government and the organised labour, on Monday night signed an agreement on fixing of a new minimum wage that is above ₦60,000 The agreement was signed at the end of a meeting held on Monday between leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and representatives of the federal government. Details below: Further to the negotiation by the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage (NMW) and subsequent withdrawal of Labour from negotiation, the Leadership of the National Assembly intervened on 2nd June, 2024. The Organised Labour declared nationwide strike on Monday, 3rd June, 2024…

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