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Ambode presents N852.13b 2019 budget to Lagos Assembly

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has presented N852.13 billion as the 2019 budget to the state House of Assembly.
The governor in his presentation on Tuesday said that the budget was projected to consolidate on the economic gains made so far by capitalising on realistic, budget-friendly programmes and projects.
He explained that the projected total revenue for 2019 is N775.231billion, of which N606.291 billion is expected to be generated internally.

Why I am seeking to transform Ikeja federal constituency —Odoemenam

.Says he will be a torch bearer

Obi is our son, say Delta monarchs

By Valentine Amanze

PDP chieftain, Ugo Agbala, Udi community endorse Ekweremadu

The people of Udi Local Government Area in Enugu State have drawn their support for the re-election bid of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
They assured that their son, Ekweremadu, would return to the Senate because he represented them creditably.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Enugu State, Chief Ugo Agbala, disclosed this during a campaign rally by the PDP at Obinagu at the weekend.

How APC impoverished Nigerians, by Odoemenam

Mr. Callistus Uwazie Odoemenam (Cally) is the African Democratic Congress’ (ADC) candidate for the House of Representatives for the Ikeja Federal Constituency for the 2019 general election. The Chartered Banker cum politician was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos. Odoemenem, who did his undergraduate studies at Imo State but earned post-graduate degree in Financial Management from Lagos State University, in this interview with Valentine Amanze, unveils his agenda for his constituency and other national issues.

Aghoro community in Bayelsa raises alarm over SPDC’s breach of spill compensation procedure

The people of Aghoro 1 community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has kicked against the breach of oil spill procedures in the leak that occurred in the area on May 17, 2018.
It would be recalled that a leak on the Trans Ramos Pipeline that ruptured spilled about 1,114 barrels of crude oil into the environment.
The oil spill which occurred at an oilfield operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) had impacted and polluted an estimated area of 113.03 hectares.

Fire destroys unclaimed PVCs in Abia INEC office

Some unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have been reportedly burnt inside the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Umu-Ikaa, in the Isiala- Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Niche learnt that the fire started in the early hours of Sunday, February 3.
The fire, it was gathered, woke up some youths in the area, who immediately mobilised and alerted the police for action.
It was through the joint effort of the police and the youths that the fire was put out.

Boko Haram kill six in South-East Niger

By AFP

Boko Haram islamists have shot dead six people in a village in south Niger, near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

Boko Haram kill six in South-East Niger

By AFP

Boko Haram islamists have shot dead six people in a village in south Niger, near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

Atiku, Saraki, other PDP leaders rejoice with Osinbajo over crash survival

Reactions have begun to trail the helicopter crash involving the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in Kogi State.
Earlier on Saturday, the Nigerian Air Force helicopter conveying the Vice President crash-landed at the Kabba Township Stadium.
But Osinbajo and all members of the crew came out of the crashed chopper unhurt, after which he continued his engagement in the state.
The crash was said to have occurred when the propeller of the helicopter suddenly pulled out at the stadium.

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