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Nigeria : Legality Of Special Presidential Panel Under Investigation – Speaker Dogara

Nigeria : Legality Of Special Presidential Panel Under Investigation – Speaker Dogara

Speaker of  Nigeria’s House of Representatives,  Yakubu Dogara, has said  that the House is investigating the Special Presidential Investigation Panel to ascertain where it got the powers to investigate public officers as it is not listed among the agencies listed to discharge that function in the constitution. Dogara said while speaking at a public hearing […]

Nigeria; FCTA Defends N40 billion 2018 National Priority Budget at NASS

  By Peter Usman In Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA has defended its 2018 National Priority Budget proposal of N40, 297,122,872.00 before the Senate. The figure shows an increase of N10 billion over that of 2017. Making the presentation to the Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, FCT, at the National Assembly in Abuja, […]

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Nigeria: Anti-Grazing Bill Scales Second Reading In Oyo Assembly

  A bill for a law to regulate open rearing and grazing of cattle scaled through second reading at the Oyo State House of Assembly, in southwest Nigeria. The bill seeks to prohibit uncontrolled grazing of cattle across the state and put a stop to incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state. According […]

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South Africa: ICASA Chair To Be Sentenced Today

  Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) Rubben Mohlaloga is expected to be sentenced today in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria. He was convicted of fraud and money laundering in January. Mohlaloga‚ along with five others‚ was accused of defrauding the Land Bank of about R6 million in 2008. […]

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Nigeria: Southern Gombe Youth Detain Senator Over Poor Representation

  By Ahmad Umar, Gombe Nigeria Police and Military have rescued Senator Joshua Lidani (PDP – Southern Gombe) who was Monday held hostage by angry Youths of his constituency in Talasse town, headquarters of Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe state, northeast of the country. Senator Lidani was in Talasse to inspect classroom projects and pay homage […]

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ECOWAS Tasks Sierra Leone On Transparent Presidential Run-Off

  The ECOWAS Observation Mission has advised  the Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) to ensure  that the Saturday run-off presidential election was concluded with fairness. “The Mission urges the National Electoral Commission to approach the concluding phases of the process with fairness, openness and transparency until the proclamation of the results,” the Declaration added. The […]

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Armed Bandits: Nigerian Governor Gives Shoot At Sight Order

  At last, the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar on Friday directed security agencies to shoot at sight any bandit carrying arms. Yari gave the order when he led members of the state executive council on a condolence visit to the Emir of Anka over the armed bandit attacks in Bawar Daji village in Anka […]

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UN Peacekeeping Force Depart Liberia After 15 Years Of Operation

  The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on Friday, finally concluded a 15-year mission in the one-time war-torn country, describing its operations as a success. The UN said the peacekeepers were departing a “stable and grateful Liberia” as peacekeeping mission in the country formally ceased operations on Friday after aiding Liberia’s transition from ravaging civil […]

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