ELECTION: Senate adjourns till February 19

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137,845 total views, 1,541 views today The Senate on Thursday  adjourned plenary sitting  till February 19. The senate will be using this period to prepare for the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections. This recess is coming two weeks after resumption from the Christmas break. The senate however did not consider

Amina Zakari heads Presidential coalition committe

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9,694 total views, 35 views today The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appointed a National Commissioner in the commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari, as the chairperson of the presidential election collation committee. Mrs. Zakari, a former acting head of the commission, is said to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece. INEC Chairman, Prof

Kano government sends 2019 budget to House of Assembly

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6,927 total views, 34 views today The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday received the N205.2 billion 2019 Appropriation Bill for the 44 Local Governments in the state. The Speaker, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum, who announced this at plenary, said the document was signed by Alhaji Abba Ladan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of

Mbaka seeks support for Buhari

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6,916 total views, 34 views today Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammad Buhari. Mbaka, who has ignored critics over his support for Buhari, urged Nigerians to pray hard so that the country would overcome what he tagged ‘impending unimaginable difficulty’


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7,147 total views, 34 views today Saying happy new year is not enough to usher people into the new year. The new year is a time to have sober reflection on how the year ended has been to every individual physically, mentally, socially, economically and financially. As the year 2019 has started

Akala says INEC and APC are coniving to disenfranchise voters

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8,522 total views, 34 views today The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party’s (ADP), Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Tuesday 11th December 2018 stated reasons why he wants to govern the state again at the official launch of his campaign and inauguration of his campaign team held in Ibadan, the state capital. Alao-Akala

Atiku worried over ASUU strike

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9,330 total views, 33 views today The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar was deeply worried by the lingering industrial crises between the Federal Government and some labour unions in the country. Spokesperson of the party’s presidential campaign council, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Monday said that Abubakar

2019. INEC will use smart card readers… Yakubu

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10,371 total views, 34 views today The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday assured Nigerians that the smart card readers would be used in the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. Yakub gave the assurance amidst controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s withholding of assent to

Court sacks APC chairman in Anambra

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10,338 total views, 33 views today A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, on Thursday, nullified the election of Mr Emeka Ibe as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state. Chief Uzochukwu Onyekwere, a member of the APC in Anambra and chairmanship aspirant had gone to court

PDP hold mega rally in Ibadan

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10,369 total views, 34 views today The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday 6th December held its south west mega Presidential rally at Mapo hall Ibadan. In attendance was the party’s presidential aspirant Alh. Atiku Abubakar, his running mate Peter Obi, the gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state Engr. Seyi Makinde,  the former governor

Buhari is not scared of debate.. Keyamo

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10,997 total views, 34 views today The Buhari Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not evading debate but will only participate if he is convinced that the circumstances and rules for such debate are germane. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had challenged the president to a live debate with

Civil servants will retire at 70… Donald Duke

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11,175 total views, 33 views today Mr Donald Duke, Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), has promised that the retirement age for civil servants would be extended to 70 years if elected president in 2019. Duke, represented by Mr Precious Elekima, the Governorship candidate of the party in Rivers, made the

Oyetola takes over Osun today

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8,905 total views, 17 views today Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola will be sworn in today as the new governor of Osun state, succeeding Rauf Aregbesola, who has completed an eighth-year tenure. Oyetola is the fifth civilian governor of the state, created in August 1991. Others before him were Isiaka Adeleke, who ruled between

PDP challenges Buhari for Debate

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8,711 total views, 17 views today Nigeria’s opposing People’s Democratic Party has challenged the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, to a live debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on critical sectors of the country. The opposition party in a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, said Buhari

PVC Stops Katsina Speaker from voting in Bye-election

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9,269 total views, 18 views today The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, could not vote during Saturday bye-election for the Ingawa/Kusada/Kankia Federal House of Representatives due to his lack of a Permanent Voters Card. Kusada, who was the All Progressives Congress candidate in the election, nonetheless, won the

Police seals Anambra House of Assembly Complex

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9,617 total views, 18 views today The Police Command in Anambra has announced the sealing of Anambra Assembly (ANHA) complex over the impeachment crisis rocking the House. SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Friday. Mohammed said the application to seal

Why I Ignored Ohanaeze… Buhari

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8,475 total views, 18 views today President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that many well-meaning Igbo leaders asked him to ignore the so-called endorsement by Ohanaeze Ndigbo of the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Buhari said he was told that the action by the Ndigbo apex group was all gas, lacking substance. The President

NEC urge FG, State Government to allocate 15% to Education

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10,423 total views, 19 views today The National Economic Council (NEC) has advised the Federal and state governments to allocate 15 per cent of their budgets to education. This was part of the resolutions reached during the Council’s meeting held on Thursday inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

USA has no preferred candidate in 2019 election

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10,392 total views, 17 views today The United States of America (USA) has said that it has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria in February 2019. Mr Phillip Franz, a political officer in the US embassy in Nigeria, stated this during a visit to Katsina State Government House

EFCC Releases Photos of houses belonging to Fayose

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11,126 total views, 18 views today As the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) digs deeper into the graft accusation against ex-governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, it has released photos of his properties. The Spokesman for the Commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, released copies of the pictures on Wednesday.   According to him,

Atiku in closed door meeting with Obasanjo

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10,755 total views, 17 views today The presidential candidate of the main opposition party, PDP visited the Abeokuta home of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Abubakar, who recently emerged PDP candidate, hopes to convince the former president to support his ambition. On Thursday, the former vice president arrived the home of Mr

Ekiti state house of assembly speaker impeached

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11,973 total views, 17 views today The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, and his deputy Mr Shina Animashaun has been impeached. He was impeached this afternoon by 14 members of the house in a move spearheaded by the three All Progressives Congress’ lawmakers in connivance with some

Chris Okotie again declares presidential ambition

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13,183 total views, 18 views today Reverend Chris Okotie has again joined the 2019 presidential race. He declared his intention to run for the presidency under the platform of the Fresh Democratic Party on Monday, during a service to commemorate the nation’s Independence Day at the Household of God Church. He also

Ben Murray Bruce quits Senatorial race

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11,061 total views, 17 views today Ahead of 2019 general elections, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has withdrawn his ambition to return to the Senate for a second term in 2019. The senator, popularly known by his sobriquet ‘Commonsense’ Senator, abandoned his ambition to represent the Bayelsa East Senatorial District following the alleged widespread

APC Postpones Governorship Primaries in 3states

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10,906 total views, 18 views today The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has again rescheduled governorship primaries in Lagos, Enugu and Adamawa states. It also changed the mode of primaries for Enugu and Adamawa states from indirect to direct Primaries. This was contained in a statement signed by the

PDP calls emergency NEC meeting

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11,217 total views, 18 views today The Peoples Democratic Party has summoned its National Executive Committee meeting to discuss the venue for its national convention. The emergency NEC meeting holds in Abuja later today (Friday). The convention was slated to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 6. However, some members

Buhari Congratulates Osun State Governor Elect

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11,249 total views, 17 views today President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated the All Progressives Congress and the Governor-elect of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, for winning the state governorship election which he described as keenly contested. He said the people of the state had shown that they are supporting his administration’s good

APC disqualifies Shittu, others ahead of primaries

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11,238 total views, 18 views today The All Progressives Congress has disqualified the Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu and his Women Affairs counterpart, Aisha Jummai Alhassan from participating in Saturday’s governorship primaries of the party. While the party said Barrister Shittu was disqualified for not presenting his NYSC discharge certificate, no

INEC Declares Oyetola as Osun state Governor Elect

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11,707 total views, 18 views today The Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, as the Governor-elect of Osun State. The rerun of the Osun State governorship election was held in seven polling units across four council areas on Thursday with the candidate of the

Shettima sacks Cabinet

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9,228 total views, no views today Borno Governor Kashim Shettima has dissolved the state executive council just as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) suspended the Executive Council of Adamawa State indefinitely, four days to the governorship primaries. The Secretary to Borno State Government, Mr. Usman Jidda Shuwa, announced the decision

Leah Sharibu’s mother sues for N500m damages

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8,932 total views, 1 views today Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of kidnapped schoolgirl Leah Sharibu has filed an action at the Federal High Court in Lagos, claiming N500m damages more than seven months after the abduction of the school girl by Boko Haram insurgents. Leah Sharibu was one of the 110 female

APC NWC Suspends Adamawa state executives

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9,001 total views, 1 views today The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has announced the suspension of its Adamawa state executives. This is coming few days ahead of the parties presidential primaries. Details later.. Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinBufferemailPrintPinterestDiggTumblr

Oyo state deputy speaker defects to ADC

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8,803 total views, 1 views today THE Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Abdulwasih Musah has officially announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to African Democratic Congress (ADC) at the floor of the house. Hon Musah defected to ADC alongside other 8 honourable members through the

BASA moves to new party

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8,377 total views, 1 views today Bolanle Ashabi Sarumi-Aliyu(BASA) who was refused the governorship ticket by the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) during their primaries has decamped to a new party the National Interest Party (NIP). In her acceptance speech she said she is running the race to make history Read full

Lagos state APC (GAC) backs direct primaries

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8,731 total views, no views today The Governor Advisory Council (GAC) of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State on Monday backed the direct primary adopted by the party. The 22-man council, which is the highest decision making organ of the party and headed by the National Leader of the All

Activist drags APC,PDP, INEC to court over nomination form fee

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7,588 total views, no views today A People’s rights activist and an All Progressives Congress Presidential aspirant, Mr Christmas Akpodiete, has dragged the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the People’s Democratic Party, and order registered political parties before the Federal High

APC leaders,Ajimobi to pick concensus candidate

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7,027 total views, 1 views today Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that he would in conjunction with some leaders of Alł Progressives Congress(APC) meet with aspirants of the party on Saturday to pick consensus governorship and other elective candidates. He made the disclosure on Wednesday during the APC Oyo

Why APC opted for direct primaries… Oshiomole

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7,194 total views, no views today The All Progressives Congress (APC) adopted the direct primary for the selection of its candidates for next year’ elections to boost internal democracy, National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole said yesterday. He that that  the party decided to “liberalise” its shadow polls by making all registered members

Saraki heads 85 member campaign council in Osun

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7,886 total views, no views today The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, as the Chairman of the 85-member campaign council for the September 22 Osun State governorship election. The party also described the All Progressives Congress as a haven for corrupt people. Saraki,

INEC set to partner with NCC over 10m uncollected PVC’s

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231,398 total views, 1,580 views today The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it was partnering with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to send text messages to owners of the uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). INEC National Commissioner, Mr. Soyebi Adedeji, made this known in Abuja at the Nigeria Civil Society

Buhari refused to sign electoral bill

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7,419 total views, no views today President Muhammadu Buhari has again declined assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, said this on Monday in a statement titled, ‘Presidential decision to decline assent to Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018.’

APC direct primaries.. Governors aspirants against Oshiomole

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6,671 total views, no views today Opponents of the direct primary method announced by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress have started mobilising state chairmen and other stakeholders to resist moves to foist the method on the states. Towards this end, some party stakeholders including state APC chairmen

FG ask court to dismiss suit on Senate reconvening

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6,762 total views, no views today The Federal Government has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to dismiss a suit filed by two former All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, Rabiu Ibrahim Adebayo and Isa Hamma Misau, to stop the Senate from reconvening without the notice of its president, Bukola Saraki. The

I’m not afraid of free,fair elections.. Buhari

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6,447 total views, no views today President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that the 2019 polls, under his watch, are free, fair and credible. While addressing a gathering of Nigerians on Sunday in Beijing, the President said that as a beneficiary of free and fair elections, he is

I’m out for credible polls Buhari assures Theresa May

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6,791 total views, no views today PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured the British Prime Minister, Ms Theresa May, that he was committed to conducting a free, fair and credible election in 2019. This is as the Nigeria and British governments have signed agreements on Defence and Security and Economic Development

Shittu to exit cabinet soon

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6,479 total views, 1 views today Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, has secured the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State. With the development, Shittu will exit the cabinet anytime soon to enable him start his election campaign ahead of primaries. The approval was