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VAPP Act yet to be domesticated in North East in spite of Boko Haram– Report

Most States in the North East have yet to domesticate the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act, in spite of Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the Zone. Survey indicates that only Bauchi State has domesticated the Act, leaving Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Jigawa and Gombe State behind. The VAPP Act was passed into law in May 2015, …

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2,136 police personnel for Plateau South senatorial bye-election — Commissioner

The Commissioner of Police, Plateau Command, Mr Edward Egbuka, says 2,136 of its personnel are to be deployed for the Plateau South senatorial bye-election slated for Dec. 5. Egbuka told stakeholders at a meeting in Shendam on Monday, that each of the 712 polling units in the zone would have three police personnel bringing the …

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IPAC denies endorsing any party for Lagos bye-elections

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Lagos State says it has not endorsed any political party ahead of the upcoming bye-elections Saturday. IPAC also distanced itself from the purported endorsement of candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming bye-elections by a coalition of political parties. IPAC Chaiirman, Femi Olaniyi, in a statement …

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Somalia recalls ambassador to Kenya over political interference

The Somali government said it had recalled its ambassador to Kenya Mohamud Ahmed Nur Tarsan, citing political and economic meddling in an apparent diplomatic spat between the two neighboring countries. Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs further said it had also ordered the Kenyan ambassador to the country, Lucas Tumbo to return to Nairobi for consultations. …

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Rep calls for strengthening of Electoral Act, institutions

Mr Benjamin Kalu, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, says Nigeria must strengthen its laws to ensure politics is practiced without ethnic, religious or tribal considerations. Kalu (APC-Abia), who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, said Nigeria must strengthen its …

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Buhari mourns celebrated Journalist, Gbolabo Ogunsanwo

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined family, friends, and the media industry to mourn celebrated journalist and former editor of Sunday Times, Mr Gbolabo Ogunsanwo. The president’s condolence message is conveyed in a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday. He recalled the height to which the deceased took Sunday Times to …

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Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.” Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). It is the third time Akufo-Addo and …

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Republican Cindy McCain reportedly favourite to be Biden’s ambassador to Britain

Cindy McCain is reportedly the odds-on favorite to be named President-elect Joe Biden’s ambassador to Great Britain. The widow of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has been tipped to be Biden’s envoy in London once he takes over the White House in January, the Times of London reported Saturday. Cindy McCain, a lifelong …

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Kidnapped wife of Akeredolu’s chief of staff regains freedom

Sade Ale, wife of Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has regained freedom. LIB reported earlier that Sade who was returning from a business trip to Lagos, was abducted at Owena in Idanre local government area of the state on Thursday night alongside her driver and another woman. It …

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Police to restrict vehicular movement in Borno for LG poll

The police command in Borno has announced restriction on vehicular movement from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. to ensure peaceful conduct of Saturday’s local council election in the state. Mr Bello Makwashi, the state Commissioner of Police said this in a statement on Friday in Maiduguri. He said that the restriction will also cover tricycles …

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I’ll leave White House if Electoral College votes for Biden – Trump Voting

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would leave the White House if the Electoral College declared Joe Biden the election winner. He said he was not prepared to concede defeat and repeated false claims that he won. The president said that he would “certainly” leave the White House if the Electoral College voted for Biden, …

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Yakubu Gowon reacts to allegation by UK parliament that he “took half of CBN”

Former Nigerian Military leader, Yakubu Gowon, has denied claims of stealing ”half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”. Recall that on Monday, November 23, the UK parliament debated a petition seeking to impose sanctions on Nigerian Government officials involved in the shooting incident that occurred during the Endsars protest in Lekki on October 20. During …

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Buhari condoles with Minister of Communication over daughter’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, over the passing on of his daughter, Aisha. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman confirmed Buhari’s condolence message in a statement in Abuja. Shehu said that the president, who placed a call to the minister on Monday evening, condoled …

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Trump finally allows power transition to Biden

After two weeks of grandstanding, U.S. President Donald Trump has finally accepted to allow a transition of power to his potential successor, Joe Biden. In a Monday evening tweet, Trump said he had recommended that the General Services Administration (GSA) “do what needs to be done” in that regard. The president’s tweet came amid reports …

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PDP mourns party chairman in Sabuwa LG, Katsina

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed sadness over the killing of Alhaji Lawal Dako, the Chairman of the party in Sabuwa Local Government Area, Katsina State, by suspected bandits. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday in Abuja, described late Dako as a patriotic Nigerian. Ologbondiyan …

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We believe it is S/East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP elders

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023. The party elders and stakeholders affirmed the belief at a news conference in Abuja, addressed by the former Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Mr …

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Ebonyi: PDP dismisses purported suspension of Egwu, 23 others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed publications suggesting that some of its key leaders in Ebonyi, including former Governor of the state, Sen. Sam Egwu and 23 other were suspended from the party. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Sunday described the purported …

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