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    Politics PDP formally asks Court of Appeal President Bulkachuwa to stand down from presidential election tribunal – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has formally asked the President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, to recuse herself from the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The party presented the request at a closed-door meeting of the parties at the Court on Wednesday. The petitioner’s...
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    Politics Buhari off to Saudi Arabia – Premium Times Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Saudi Arabia Thursday. A statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said Mr Buhari is travelling at the request of the Saudi king to perform an Islamic function called Umrah. “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman …...
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    Politics Court voids appointment of new emirs in Kano – TheCable

    A Kano state high court sitting in Ungogo has declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, as illegal. Nasiru Saminu, the presiding judge, on Wednesday ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the …...
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    Politics Senate Okays N5m fine for company without dignified staff buses – Tribune Online

    The Senate on Tuesday, approved a fine of N5 million as penalty against any company who failed to provide dignified means of transportation for its employees. Any director who is accused of failing to provide dignified transportation for workers will also be fined with N200, 000. The approved …...
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    Politics Reps kick against bill restricting public officials from foreign medical trips – TheCable

    The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to prevent public officials from seeking medical treatment abroad. The lower legislative chamber voted against the bill when it came up for debate during Tuesday’s plenary. They had passed it for second reading last year. The bill seeks to...