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Senate passes bill to establish National Agricultural Development Fund

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The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund. The passage of the bill followed consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Presenting the report, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West), explained that the purpose for the establishment of…
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Gunmen kidnap 4 in FCT, demand N200 million ransom

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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday, abducted four residents of Kiyi town in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. An older brother to one of the victims told Daily Trust that the kidnappers contacted the family and demanded N50 million for each victim. He said the contact was made immediately after the abduction.…
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Southern Senators’ Forum pledges support to Nigeria’s unity

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Senators from the southern part of Nigeria, under the aegis of Southern Senators Forum, on Wednesday, pledged commitment to indivisibility of Nigeria. Addressing a press conference at the National Assembly after the inauguration of the forum’s leadership in Abuja, Senator Bamidele Opeyemi, who emerged Chairman of the group, said, they were aware of the storms…
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Presidency responds to Buhari, Tinubu ‘rift’ over 2023

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The Presidency, on Wednesday, insisted that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the duo have a very strong commitment to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Nigerian people. “Recent reports of a rift between the two leaders of our party…
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Ogun abduction: We know kidnappers’ hideout – Police

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The Ogun State Police Command has said it knows the hideout of the gunmen who abducted the Olori-Ilu of Imope in Ijebu North Local Government, Chief Kolawole Akintayo. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in an interview with DAILY POST on Wednesday. Akintayo was kidnapped by some suspected bandits along Oke…
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Suswam received $15.8m in his Maitama residence – EFCC witness

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Abubakar Umar, the fourth prosecution witness in the trial of a former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, testified on Wednesday. Umar told Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court that he handed over $15.8million to Suswam at his Maitama residence, Abuja. The Bureau De Change Operator and CEO of Fanffash Resources has been…
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Tinubu’s charity does not begin at home – Omokri lambasts Tinubu

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A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has berated the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for donating money to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina Central Market. Tinubu had on Wednesday donated the sum of N50m to victims of the fire disaster which engulfed Katsina…
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Niger Governor decries poor participation of women in politics

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The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has decried the low level of participation of women in the political process in the state. Bello, who said this in Minna at the Get Involved Leadership Training organized by the Lead Generation Initiative said the state is lacking in achieving gender equality in the political…
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SDP chieftain condemns labelling, identifying tribes with crime

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The Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Cross River, Barr Eyo Ekpo has condemned the continued labelling of Fulani people as herdsmen, bandits or referring to them by other derogatory names. Speaking with DAILY POST via phone Ekpo lamented such name-calling, saying that crimes are committed everywhere including in the south-south and…
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LG Polls: Oyo to partner with Osun for successful exercise

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Towards ensuring hitch-free conduct of its forthcoming local government election in May this year, members of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) have sought a working collaboration with its counterpart, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC). To that effect, DAILY POST reports that a high powered delegation led by Chief Kunmi Agboola was at…
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