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APC governors give Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position. “It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of the party constitution and convene superior organ meeting to deliberate on all our challenges, or he should just accept his

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INEC Restricts Military Participation in Bayelsa, Kogi Gov Elections to Patrol

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that the military would not be involved at the polling boot security, except on the invitation of the lead security agency, the Nigeria Police. Consequently, said the commission, the military would only patrol as a standby force in case of trouble beyond the control of the internal security forces. The commission clarified

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Why Buhari sacked Osinbajo’s aides –Presidency

• Insists No Friction With Vice President The Presidency has finally confirmed the sack of some of the aides attached to the office of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.In a statement, yesterday, the Presidency confirmed that the action was carried out as part of the “ongoing, unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of

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New Regulation Confers on AGF Power to Manage Recovered Assets

 States to pay 30% to FG on reclaimed properties The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has been empowered to manage all assets recovered as proceeds of crimes under a new regulation that came into effect on October 24, 2019. Entitled: “Asset Tracing, Recovery and Management Regulations, 2019,” and published as Government Notice

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Border Closure Indefinite as FG Lists Conditions for Reopening

•Customs explains Jan 2020 an operational deadline The federal government yesterday listed conditions to be met by Benin and Niger Republics before the country would reopen its borders for goods importation. This is coming as the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the January 31, 2020 cut-off date for the first phase of the

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More Revenue for Nigeria as Buhari Assents to PSC Amendment Bill

•New law to unlock extra $1.4bn cash yearly for the federation Nigeria’s push for more revenue from oil has received a major boost as President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assented to the bill amending the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract (PSC) Act governing the PSC agreements between the federal government and International Oil Companies (OICs). The House of

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