Gov Umaru Bago Inaugurates 10-Man Committee On Recovery Of Grazing Lands And Reserves In Niger State

By NewsBits The Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has inaugurated a 10-man committee on the recovery of grazing lands and reserves in the State. The committee, which is chaired by the Emir of Kagara, Ahmed Attahiru Gunna II, was inaugurated by Governor, Umaru Bago,at the Government House, Minna, the state capital. According to the governor, terms of reference of the committee are to identify all State and Federal government-owned grazing reserves; and trace relevant history associated with each grazing reserve. Others are; to ascertain the establishment, record of acquisition…

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Edo Guber: Ex-NBA President, Akpata Wins Labour Party Ticket

By NewsBits Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata has been declared winner of Edo Labour Party (LP) Governorship primary election. Akpata scored 316 votes to win the exercise held in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Friday. The Deputy governor of Abia State, Ikechukwu Emetu, who is the returning officer for the poll made the declaration after collating the results. After his emergence, Akpata paid tribute to a former governor of Ondo State and NBA president Rotimi Akeredolu who was buried on the same day.…

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Calls For Uzodimma’s Sack As PGF Chairman Not Misplaced – UPF

By Tony Adibe The United Progressive Foundation (UPF), a political action committee of All Progressives Congress (APC), has maintained that calls for the removal of Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, as the chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) are not misplaced. UPF said that Governor Uzodimma’s actions over the years have never yielded any positive dividend for APC, stressing that the time has come to remove the governor from influential positions in the party, particularly the headship of APC Governors’ Forum. The group, which made its position public while…

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Police Release LP Chairman Julius Abure After Arrest For ‘Attempted Murder’

National chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure has been released by the police. Abure was arrested on Wednesday in Benin city alongside Kelly Ogbaloi, the LP chairman in Edo state. The police said Abure was arrested over a petition accusing him of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit dangerous harm. Addressing supporters and party members after his release, Abure said no struggle to liberate a country comes easy. The LP chairman said he was released by the police on bail following several interventions. “Let me thank and appreciate…

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10th Senate In Nigeria Vow To Conclude Constitutional Amendment In 2026

The 47-member Constitution Review Committee of the 10th Senate rose from its inaugural meeting on Wednesday in Abuja with a pledge to conclude the exercise in two years. Chairman of the committee and Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin stated this while delivering his speech at the meeting. He said, “It is important to note that the committee is not constituted to rewrite the 1999 Constitution but to process proposed amendments to it, and we will strive to conclude this assignment within the next 24 months.” Jibrin pledged that members of…

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Finally, APC Drops Hope Uzodinma, Bassey Otu To Chair Fresh Edo Guber Primary

Governors Hope Uzodimma (left) and Bassey Otu To avert the impending crisis that is looming in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State, as the chairman of its governorship primary election committee in Edo State. He replaces the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma who has faced severe criticism since the shambolic primaries, which he chaired. The party declared the initial primary election inconclusive after some governorship aspirants were declared winners of the exercise. Recall that Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo and…

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Senate Confirms Appointment Of 17 National Population Commissioners

The Senate has confirmed 17 persons for appointment as Commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC) out of 19 nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Their confirmation followed the adoption of the screening report of the Committee on National Identity Card and Population at the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday. The report was presented by the Chairman of the committee, Sen. Abdul Ningi (PDP Bauchi). Ningi, while presenting the report, said out of the 19 persons nominated, 17 appeared for the screening. He said the nominees representing Ogun and…

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Senate Resolves To Probe Buhari’s N30Trillion Ways And Means

The N30trillion ways and means secured under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari, is to be investigated by the Senate. The upper legislative chamber took this decision on Tuesday after it considered a report by its joint committee on banking, finance, national planning, agriculture, and appropriation. The ways and means is a loan facility through, which the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) provides short-term financing to cover the government’s budget shortfalls. Before the ninth National Assembly wound down, Buhari had asked it to approve N22.7 trillion his administration had…

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Senate President Akpabio Blames Current Economic Hardship On Emefiele’s Policies, Actions

By NewsBits The President of Nigeria Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has blamed the current hardship in the country on certain monetary policies and actions implemented by the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele. Akpabio who was speaking on Sunday in a function in Abuja said Emefiele left multiple debts and economic mess for the current administration. According to the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, the government is presently deliberating, which allegations to prosecute Emefiele for, considering his numerous misconducts during his tenure as CBN governor. He said:…

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Assassinated APC Spokesman Got 20 Death Threats – Secretary

By NewsBits The All Progressives Congress in Plateau State was thrown into mourning on Sunday following the killing of its Publicity Secretary, Sylvanus Namang. Namang, who hails from the Mangu Local Government Area, was shot dead in the neighbouring Pankshin LGA where he attended a burial on Saturday. He was said to be buying something in a shop in the area when the hoodlums gunned him down. The National Secretary of the APC, Festus Fuanter, who described Namang’s death as a big blow to the party, demanded a thorough investigation.…

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