Politics

2019: Southern, M’Belt Leaders Demand INEC Chairman’s Removal

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has expressed fear that the Independent National Electoral Commission may not deliver free and fair elections in 2019. It noted that “the bug of nepotism and sectionalism that this administration is renowned for has also eaten up the leadership of the commission.” The forum demanded the removal of the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud ...

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Faceoff: Buhari’s Loyalists Mobilize Against Saraki, Dogara

The rift between the National Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a new twist as lawmakers loyal to the President have commenced collection of signatures against President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. OrderPaperNG reports that the move is a swift counter to the anti-Buhari wind blowing in the National ...

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Breaking: Senate Asks INEC To Declare June 12, 1993 Election Result

The Senate has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce the results of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Senate made the request on Thursday during plenary. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday declared June 12 to replace May 29 as Democracy Day, in honour of late MKO Abiola, the ...

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Buhari: OPC Lauds NASS, Warns El-Rufai Against Emirates Policy In Kaduna

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has praised the National Assembly for Monday’s joint resolution to sanction the President, saying it was an overdue and commendable step to protect the country’s democracy and check the nation’s slide into totalitarianism. It also flayed the Defence Minister’s demand at a Security Council meeting on Tuesday that states scrap anti-grazing laws and the Kaduna ...

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Congresses: Odigie-Oyegun Charges New State Chairmen On President Buhari Re-Election

Names Sen. Shuaibu To Head Party’s Reconciliation Efforts The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Monday charged newly-inaugurated APC State Chairmen on the re-election of the Party, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections. “On your (State Chairmen) laps lies the onerous responsibility of returning this party to office for a second term. ...

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APC To Sue NWC Over Annulled Lagos’ Congress

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is troubled over threat by Lagos chapter to sue the National Working Committee (NWC) for overruling the state’s congress conducted in the 57 council areas instead of 20. Mr Abiodun Salami, the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, issued the threat during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos. He was reacting ...

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I Stepped Down For Obiano To Become Governor — Nwosu

… faults ban on okada riders Raymond Ozoji, Awka Former governorship aspirant in the 2013/2014 Anambra governorship elections Chief Peter Nwosu has said his ambition to govern the state is not stillborn yet as he aspires to administer the state come 2022. Nwosu said that he willingly relinquished his governorship ambition as well as collapsed his structure for the incumbent ...

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Face Of ‘Police Assassin’ At Kayode Fayemi’s Reception

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Opeyemi Bamidele, and an unidentified person were shot on Friday in Ado-Ekiti at a reception for the candidate of the party, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the reception which held at the APC secretariat in the Ekiti capital had attracted a large crowd of party ...

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Why I Quit APC Chairmanship Race – Odigie-Oyegun

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that he will not be re-contesting the national chairmanship position in the forthcoming National Convention slated for June 23, in the party´s interest. He stated this on Friday night in Abuja while speaking with newsmen, adding that his decision was taken after wide consultation with close political ...

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