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Why I joined APC, by Imo ex-governor, Ohakim
July 28, 2021 2370 1383

Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has said his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was to offer unhindered support to Governor Hope Uzodimma to move the state forward. Ohakim disclosed this, yesterday, during a receptio... Read more

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PDP governors insist on electronic transmission of election results, reject direct primary
July 27, 2021 2961 1788

Governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, insisted that the National Assembly must approve electronic transmission of election results, which had earlier been rejected by the lawmakers during a ... Read more

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Zulum raises panel to resettle Borno IDPs
July 27, 2021 2496 1315

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has set up a 24-man committee to return Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Malam Fatori community in Abadam Local Council of the state.   The community, located on the shores of Lake Chad, was atta... Read more

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Corrupt PDP chiefs joining APC, says Tambuwal
July 27, 2021 2280 1144

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum Chairman, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday said only corrupt party chieftains have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Healso said the defectors left for APC ... Read more

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PDP governors to meet Monday in Bauchi over economy, others
July 26, 2021 3020 1838

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will meet today in Bauchi to examine the state of the nation.                   ... Read more

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APC leads as Lagos, Ogun hold LG polls
July 25, 2021 3249 1805

The All Progressives Congress (APC) were on the front foot Saturday night after the local government elections held in Lagos and Ogun states, with the party winning in all the 20 local government areas whose results were released by the Lagos Stat... Read more

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APC reneges on power rotation in Abia
July 25, 2021 2682 1367

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has seemingly thwarted the rotation order of the governorship position among three Senatorial zones in Abia State.The state APC Chairman, Donatus Nwankpa, said the party would select its governorship candidate f... Read more

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Light shines on unconditional electronic transmission of election result
July 25, 2021 2490 1238

For the second time in one week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it has the capacity to transmit unhindered, election results from far-flung parts of the country, again contradicting claims by both the Nation... Read more

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Money, court ‘shopping’ in Anambra Gubernatorial politics
July 25, 2021 2341 1090

The journey to the off-season governorship election in Anambra State exposes the three peculiar elements that make elections in the state very intriguing and exasperating. Affluence, influence, and godfathering constitute the underlying factors th... Read more

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Tension in PDP as governors, Secondus, NWC squabble
July 25, 2021 2105 940

All is not well in the camp of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the misunderstanding between the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and his chief sponsor, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, gets messier.... Read more

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Voter apathy, logistics problem greet Ogun LG polls
July 24, 2021 2483 1326

The Saturday local government elections in Ogun was largely characterised by low turnout of voters and logistic challenges at the early stage of the excercise in most council areas. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitore... Read more

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NCC lied, Nigeria is ripe for electronic transmission of results, INEC insists
July 24, 2021 2535 1366

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said contrary to claims by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), there is enough network coverage across the country to guarantee electronic transmission of election results in 2023. ... Read more

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YIAGA scores LASIEC low on preparations for local council polls
July 23, 2021 2861 1569

Due to low mobilization and sensitisation, there might be a low turnout of voters for the Local government elections scheduled for Saturday, civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa said on Friday. Yiaga also faulted LASIEC for hoarding informati... Read more

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Ikpeazu’s aide urges Abia Assembly to pass disability bill
July 23, 2021 2429 1306

Mr Samuel Ekeoma, Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, on Disability Matters, has urged the Abia State House of Assembly to expedite action on the passage of Discrimination against Persons with Disability Bill, 2018.   E... Read more

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Kalu urges unity in Abia APC
July 23, 2021 2614 1468

Senate Chief Whip Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has appealed to All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Abia state to imbibe the spirit of love, tolerance and sacrifice and work for the party’s unity. Kalu, who is APC Caucus in Abia State, tol... Read more

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Buhari’s integrity, simplicity lured me into APC, says Ayade
July 23, 2021 2304 1244

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade on Thursday narrated how President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity and simplicity lured him into the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Prof Ayade, who recently dumped the Peoples Democrat... Read more

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FG inaugurates NEITI’s governing board
July 22, 2021 2464 1329

The Federal Government has inaugurated the governing board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) to enhance the smooth running of its administration. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (... Read more

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Again, APC forecloses third term for Buhari
July 22, 2021 2471 1400

The All-progressives Congress (APC) has, again, ruled out a third term ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari at the expiration of his tenure in 2023.The Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party, Senator... Read more

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Intrigues, suspense as APC plans national convention
July 21, 2021 2760 1633

Intrigue,Suspense. These features becloud the much-awaited conduct of ward congresses by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The exercise is expected to begin by July 31, 2021.  The congresses would be the first of such gathering ... Read more

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U.S. urged to impose visa ban on anti-poll electronic collation senators
July 21, 2021 2418 1304

The Democracy Vanguard of Nigeria in Diaspora (DVND) has called on the United States to impose a visa ban on those senators that opposed electronic transmission of election results in Nigeria. Led by Comrade Timothy Sule, the group also urged Pre... Read more

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Court restrains Zamfara Assembly from impeaching dep gov
July 20, 2021 2809 1564

A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Zamfara State House of Assembly Speaker and two others from proceeding with their planned impeachment of the Deputy Governor, Mahdi Gusau. Also restrained are the governor and the chief judge. Jus... Read more

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Lawyers sue Buhari, Malami, others over appointment into FCC
July 20, 2021 2428 1294

Lawyers under the auspices of FS Onifade and Associates have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, Attorney-General Abubakar Malami and the Federal Character Commission (FCC) to court over alleged lopsided appointment into the commission. In a suit... Read more

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Court declines to suspend July 24 Lagos council poll
July 19, 2021 2628 1437

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declined to make an order of status quo ante that would have suspended the local government elections in Lagos scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2021. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, rather, adjourned till Nove... Read more

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High drama in NASS over electronic transmission of election result
July 19, 2021 2633 1473

The passage of the 2021 electoral amendment bill, especially clause 52(3) by the National Assembly has continued to generate controversy among Nigerians seeking electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Comm... Read more

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APC grants waivers to new members, returning executives to contest congresses
July 18, 2021 2683 1451

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of its nationwide ward congresses scheduled for July 31.   The approved schedule was contained in a statement issued by the ... Read more

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