FG to reintroduce toll gates in 38 points across Nigeria, says Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday said the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to reintroduce toll gates in 38 points across the country. According to Fashola the reintroduction of the toll gates will be consummated after completion of major highways. The minister who appeared before Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) told the lawmakers that the toll gates would be managed by private sector while government would design software to monitor vehicles passing through the roads. He said that road users would be able…

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Why PDP lost Anambra election – Senator Makarfi

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, has revealed why Oseloka Obaze, the Party’s candidate in the just concluded governorship election in Anambra state failed to win the polls. According to him, internal wrangling within the state chapter of the Party was responsible for the Party’s loss. In an interview, Makarfi said: “We can’t give excuses but since 2013, we as a party have been having problem with Anambra. It is a complex internal issue and it was there before we did the primaries. “So, all I…

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Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday where he received a hero’s welcome, telling crowds of supporters in Harare they were witnessing the start of a new democratic era. The 75-year-old will be sworn in as president at an inauguration ceremony on Friday. It was his first public speech since…

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There will be no padding in 2018 budget – House of Reps 

The leadership of the House of Representatives has put checks in place, to forestall incidences of padding in the 2018 budget, Chairman House Committee on Media, Abdulrazak Namdas, has said. The House Spokesman, while having a chat on Wednesday, said the measure put in place by the Green Chamber is to ensure that the type of controversies witnessed in the past does not recur. He said: “You should know that the leadership of the House has put checks in place, like the rule that, no Standing Committee chairman can submit…

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Super Eagles Not Pertubed By FIFA Rankings – Pascal

The Super Eagles co-ordinator Patrick Pascal is unperturbed despite the team faring poorly in the latest FIFA world rankings. The three-time African champions dropped nine places from 41st to 50th position in the latest ranking released by the world soccer ruling body on Thursday. The team is also ranked in the eighth position in Africa behind countries like Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Congo Democratic Republic, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. It came as a shock to many following the Super Eagles’ impressive showing during the last international break during which the team…

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How N-Power Selected 2017 Graduate Beneficiaries

Some days ago, precisely from 11.30 pm on Monday, 20th November, 2017, N-Power 2017 Graduate applicants could access their portal to see if they have been shortlisted. Pre-selecting 300,000 volunteers from the over 2.5m that put in applications from all over the country was going to be a herculean task indeed but the principle of fairness, equity and most importantly merit has guided N-Power in the shortlist. There have been allegations in certain quarters that the shortlist is lopsided in favour of one region or the other – quite typical…

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Jonathan: I won’t sleep well if PDP doesn’t return to power

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the only thing that will make him sleep well is if the Peoples Democratic Party returns to power in 2019. The All Progressives Congress (APC) ended the 16-year reign of the PDP in 2015. Taking responsibility for the poor performance of the party in that election, Jonathan said his focus now is to take the PDP to its former position. He spoke when he received Bode George, a chairmanship aspirant of the PDP, at his Otuoke residence in Bayelsa state. “Whether I like it or…

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