Matawalle appoints Zamfara Speaker as 2022 Amirul Hajj

Governor Bello Matawalle, of Zamfara State, has approved the appointment of State House of Assembly Speaker, Nasiru Magarya, as Amirul Hajj (leader of Hajj pilgrims) of the state for the 2022 Hajj. This is contained in an issued press statement signed the Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe, in Gusau, on Monday. “This is to inform the general public that Governor Bello Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, Speaker, Zamfara House of Assembly, as Amirul Hajj and leader of the state government delegation for the 2022…

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Lagos Federal High Court nullifies 6th Edition NBC Broadcasting Code

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday, declared as illegal the 6th edition of the National Broadcasting Code issued by the National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC). In reaching his decision, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa said the proposed amendments 6th Edition of the National Broadcasting Code are ultra vires, incompetent null and void and perpetually restrained the NBC from implementing document. The court equally declared that the NBC does not have the power to prohibit exclusivity on and compel sub-licensing of privately acquired rights to television content as such is against…

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June 12 Democracy Day: “Get your PVC, elect best candidates to sustain democracy for good governance” Liberty TV Boss urges Nigerians

…Pays tribute to founding fathers In commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day celebration, the Executive Chairman of ATAR Communications Nig Ltd., owners of the No. 1 Arewa News Channels, TV and Radio FM stations, Alh. (Dr) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has tasked citizens to ensure that they get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to enable them to exercise their civic rights in voting in and out bad candidates to sustain democracy for good governance in the country. A statement to Voice of Liberty online yesterday, quotes Dr. Ramalan as describing the…

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More Nigerians’ll fall into extreme poverty, World Bank predicts

The World Bank has predicted that more people in Nigeria and its sub-Saharan neighbours are expected to fall into extreme poverty. According to a report obtained via a World Bank newsletter on Friday, titled: “Global Economic Prospects”, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its effect on the commodity market, supply chains, inflation, and financial conditions have intensified the slowdown in economic growth. The Washington-based institution further explained that the possibility of high global inflation could eventually result in tightened monetary policy in advanced countries which might lead to financial stress on…

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Democracy Day: Buhari decries annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election

…Pledges free, fair, transparent electoral process President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the annulment of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election twenty-nine years after describing it as “an incident emanated from the worst of our leadership”. The president stated this yesterday, during a nationwide broadcast as part of the activities to mark the 2022 Democracy Day in Abuja. The President, therefore, urged the Nigerian people should not to forget the labours of the nation’s founding fathers by making sure they make their political leaders accountable. Buhari said the election revealed the…

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Terrorists abduct 50 wedding guests, motorists along Sokoto-Zamfara highway

Suspected terrorists have abducted no fewer than 50 wedding guests travelling along the Sokoto-Zamfara road, in Kaduna State. Those abducted include telephone marketers at a popular point, called Bebeji Plaza, in Gusau, the State capital. They were returning to Gusau after attending a wedding of their colleague in Sokoto State when the incident happened between Tureta-Bakura road, around 6pm on Saturday. The vehicles conveying the wedding guests were a Toyota coaster bus belonging to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), a Gusau Local Government Secretariat staff vehicle and two other…

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Progressives’ PDP Reps. set to endorse Wike as Atiku’s running mate – Legislative Group

As the search for the running mate of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar continues, a new parliamentary group known as the ‘Progressives PDP Reps’ in the House of Representatives is set to meet in Abuja today, Monday, to endorse the candidature of the River State governor, Nyesom Wike, for the position. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by the leader of the group, Hon. Oluwole Oke, from Osun State. According to Hon. Oke, who is also the…

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Democracy Day: ‘It’s time to work for unity, security, equity, inclusiveness’ – Atiku

Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that this historic June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria, is a period to rally around all compatriots; to think and work in concert for the unity, security, equity, inclusiveness, socio-economic prosperity and equitable development of the country. Atiku, who said that this year’s Democracy Day provides the nation with no room to stomach rhyme and rhetoric, but salient facts, sobriety and promise of a better tomorrow, added that this historic June 12, is indeed one of…

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2023: SERAP asks Atiku, Tinubu, Obi, others to publish assets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to presidential candidates ahead of the February 2023 presidential election, urging them to urgently publish details of their assets and liabilities, and to publicly commit to rejecting vote-buying and electoral bribery before and during the elections. SERAP said: “While there is no constitutional requirement for presidential candidates to publish their assets and liabilities before elections, doing so would show that they can stand up for transparency in assets declaration by public officers if elected”. In the open letter,…

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‘Only a Tinubu can break cabal holding Nigeria down’ – Ex-NUPENG scribe

A former General Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG), Chief Frank Kokori, has said that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is the only living politician capable of breaking the cabal holding Nigeria down. Kokori, an APC elder in Delta State, while speaking with newsmen yesterday in his residence in the Ethiope-East local government area of the State, applauded Tinubu’s emergence as the party’s flagbearer for the 2023 general election, saying, “I don’t think there’s a better…

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