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ABUJA — The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its state congresses. According to the opposition party, the APC congresses were crisis-ridden in 20 state chapters of the ruling party where parallel congresses were held. Several APC state chapters held parallel congresses to elect two sets of executives on Saturday. The opposition in a statement on Sunday described the APC congresses as a harvest of confusion. PDP said the...

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IBADAN — The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has named Prof. Kayode Adebowale, the new substantive Vice-Chancellor of the 73-year-old university. Adebowale, a professor of Chemistry and the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor, administration, was announced on Thursday by the Governing Council. The Chairman, UI Governing Council, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, confirmed this to our correspondent on the telephone. He said, “Yes, Prof. Adebowale has been named UI VC.” Sixteen candidates had applied for the position...

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ABUJA — The Senate on Wednesday summoned the accounting officers of seven federal ministries, departments and agencies over their failure to defend their input in the N5.01trn loans proposed to fund the 2022 budget deficits. President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, decried the non-appearance of the affected MDAs before the Senate Committee on Loan and Foreign Debts. Lawan, while issuing the summons at the close of plenary on Wednesday, said if the MDAs fail to appear,...

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In the early hours of Wednesday, 13th October 2021, Chidiume Kenneth Ekene, a 100 level physiology student in the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu University was found ablaze at a corner in a student lodge where he resides-Kosi lodge, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu University, School front, Uli, Anambra State. The West African Pilot News gathered from his close friends that he was quickly rushed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, but did not make it as he is...

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ABUJA — The President of Para-Soccer Federation of Nigeria (PFN), Misbahu Didi, said a total of 16 states would be participating in the 9th edition of the 2021 National Para soccer championship. Didi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Abuja, that the Federation had sent letters of invitation to all the 36 states, and the FCT. He said this was the only championship that the Federation had been organising constantly without...

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ABUJA —The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) North Central Stakeholders have adopted former President of the Senate, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as its consensus candidate for the party national chairman. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen after the stakeholders meeting on Tuesday night in Abuja. Ortom said that the part leaders from the geo-political zone, out of five people from the region aspiring for the position, unanimously endorsed Ayu to present him...

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YOLA — A renowned Islamic scholar, and the national Chairman Zuwiyyatu Dariqatit Tijjaniyat Foundation of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim Abubakar Daware has resigned from his position as part-time chairman of Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission. In the resignation letter dated 11th October, 2021, captioned “Resignation as part-time Chairman, Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission”, the Islamic scholar thanked governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for the honour done to him. “I will like to inform the governor of...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has requested that the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) hold off its planned strike. NUPENG had on Saturday said it will commence a strike on December 11 to protest the bad condition of roads in the country. However, in a statement issued on Sunday, Garba Deen Muhammad, NNPC spokesperson, said while it recognises the concerns of the tanker drivers but embarking on strike...

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The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said preferential treatment won’t be given to either bandits, insurgents or secessionists. The minister said to the New Agency of Nigeria that the allegation that the FG is handling bandits lightly and secessionist brutally is a misconception and fake news rolled into one. He noted that the federal government does not make a distinction between terrorists and bandits. “We noticed that of recent, there is this...

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ABUJA — Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has declared that the federal government is winning the war against insecurity in the North East. The minister said this in an interview with NAN. According to him, the surrendering of Boko Haram members shows that peace is returning to the war-ravaged region. He declared that the government is undoubtedly winning the war against the terrorists. “A few years ago, when we came in 2015 —...

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