Buhari’s 2018 Easter message

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S 2018 EASTER MESSAGE TO THE NATION Fellow Compatriots, I am indeed delighted to join our Christian brothers and sisters to commemorate this year’s Easter celebration. We thank the Almighty God for granting us the opportunity to celebrate another Easter at a time of great promise and hope for our dear nation, despite …

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INEC to sanction erring political parties, election defaulter

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will sanction any political party, individual or corporate organisation that commits electoral offence during the 2019 general elections. Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, said this at a sensitisation meeting of stakeholders with Imo INEC management on Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) held in …

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Prisons reform: Group solicits media support

The Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) an NGO has called on the media to support the ongoing prisons reform in the country. Its Executive Director, Dr Uju Agomoh, made the call at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Agomoh emphasised the need for media to join hands with Federal Government and its partners …

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Benue police confiscate firearms as part of nationwide gun ban

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi

The Benue State Police Command has confiscated 46 firearms ranging from AK47s, locally made pistols, and other weapons including machetes and daggers in different parts of Benue State.

Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni, who disclosed this while showcasing the recovered arms and ammunitions to newsmen on Thursday, said the confiscation was in line with the gun seizure directive of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris.

“We are here to showcase our achievements and results of the directive of IGP with regards to mopping up of firearms. The Command has been working to operationalize the directive since it was given. The Command has been able to recover 46 firearms of different make ranging from AK47, locally made pistols with 126 rounds of live ammunition, four AK47 magazines and five cartridges.”

While disclosing that the police would be focusing on seizing prohibited firearms from those in possession, Owoseni said a standing task force had…

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Thank God Dapchi Girls are back, President Buhari says, saluting Nigerians at Easter

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

As Easter approaches, President Muhammadu Buhari has once again given thanks to God for the safe return of the Dapchi schoolgirls after 30 agonizing days in the hands of their abductors Boko Haram

He has also expressed optimism that those still in captivity, including the Chibok Girls, will be safely released unconditionally to their families, calling on all to continue to pray for their safe return.

Buhari said this in his 2018 Easter message to the nation.

He urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of the season to deeply reflect on how everyone can imbibe the profound teachings of Jesus Christ with renewed vigour.

The message read:

“I am indeed delighted to join our Christian brothers and sisters to commemorate this year’s Easter celebration.

“We thank the Almighty God for granting us the opportunity to celebrate another Easter at a time of great promise and hope for our dear nation, despite the challenges we also have.

“Easter, the season…

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Saraki eulogises colleagues as 8th Senate passes 201 bills

As the 8th Senate passed its 201st bill on Thursday, the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has commended his colleagues in the 8th Senate for their support and hard work. According to him, the chamber achieved this milestone because of the members’ dedication and commitment to their responsibilities. The Senate president made the …

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‘We will talk about it’ – defiant Osinbajo on corruption in Jonathan admin

Ismail Omipidan, Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Chinelo Obogun – Lagos

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo has said that in spite of the objections of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Buhari administration will continue to talk openly about the scale of corruption perpetrated under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He stated this on Thursday at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos, to mark the 66th birthday of the former governor of Lagos State.

He said the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was determined to change the narrative of Nigeria, a country infamous for corruption perpetuated with impunity.

Osinbajo, who described corruption as an existential threat to the country, said, “The corruption of the previous five years destroyed the economy.”

According to him, “Let me say that when we began our journey in 2014, our party, the APC, was determined to change the dominant narrative about our country. We were determined to…

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Benue Assembly receives 2018 Appropriation Bill

The report of the Benue House of Assembly Standing Committee on 2018 Appropriation Bill was presented to the floor of the House on Thursday during the plenary. Presenting the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Adam Okloho (Adoka/Ugboju/PDP), said that if the report was thoroughly worked on and it would help in the development …

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