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Attacks: INEC counts losses, gives ways out

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says timely arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of attacks on its facilities and assets nationwide would end the trend. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the opening of a two-day Induction Retreat for the commission’s Residents Electoral Commissioners in Lagos on Wednesday. The News Agency of […]

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2023: Group urges politicians to shun vote buying

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has called on politicians to shun vote buying and concentrate on issues that would attract votes from the electorate. The Executive Director of Advocacy for Good Ethics and Accountability for Development, Mr Henry Thomas, made the called at a sensitisation Programme tagged “Vote in Peace“ on Wednesday in Abuja. Thomas […]

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Group seeks end to Drug Abuse, Electoral Violence

The StandSafe Society Against Drugs and Substance Abuse (SSADASA), has called on all stakeholders to address the menace of substance abuse among young persons, as the 2023 general elections drew close. SSADASA Executive Director, Mr Godwin Bebiem, made the call at a one-day workshop on Election, Drugs and Violence in Abuja on Wednesday. He said […]

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FG has no plan to increase fuel pump price – Authority

The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) says the Federal Government has no intention of increasing the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) during the festive period. The General Manager, Corporate Communications, NMDPRA, Mr Kimchi Apollo said this through an advisory which addressed speculations on the increase in price and availability of PMS. […]

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APC officially flags off Sanwo-Olu’s re-election campaign

The APC Governorship Campaign Group in Lagos State on Wednesday, officially flagged off the re-election campaign of the incumbent governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Speaking at a media briefing to herald the flag -off at Ikeja, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso said the theme of the 2023 re-election campaign for Sanwo-Olu and […]

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9 professors, 3 EFCC lawyers, 50 others make new SAN list

Nine professors of law, three lawyers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and 50 others as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) were among those sworn in by Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on Monday in Abuja. The 62 were elevated to the rank by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) […]

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ASF France to support war against torture with more budgetary allocation

The Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF) France has said it was ready to make available more budgetary support in the fight against torture and extra-judicial killings. Ivan Paneff, Vice President of ASF France, otherwise known as lawyers without border, made the remarks in Abuja during a press briefing to mark the end of SAFE Project intervention […]

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Stakeholders seek equal access to healthcare as Nigeria marks World AIDS Day

As the world marks this year’s AIDS Day, stakeholders have called for equal access to HIV services. They also advocated special attention to youths in the execution of policies toward ending the scourge. The stakeholders spoke on Wednesday in Abuja at a ceremony to commemorate the 2022 Wold AIDS Day (WAD). The ceremony was organised […]

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Safe transport, security key to nation’s growth, development — stakeholders

Stakeholders, including the Nigerian Army, have reiterated the importance of safety and security in developing the transportation sector and engendering growth of the nation. They spoke at the 4th National Transportation Summit of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) on Tuesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the […]

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15 women benefit from Foundation’s medical intervention, others

No fewer than 15 women have benefitted from a medical intervention programme organised by the Daniel Onoja Foundation in Abuja. The intervention which focused on women who had been diagnosed with fibroid and could not afford the cost of surgery, took place at the Kubwa General Hospital, in the the Federal Capital Territory. Mr Daniel […]