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APC; Burden by Buni’s prolonged tenure amid jostles for party chairmanship
July 18, 2021 2662 1530

On June 5, 2020 when President Muhammadu Buhari called for the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and appointed Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala-Buni to head the Caretaker/Extraordinary Conventi... Read more

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Abaribe; ‘I invoked order 73 to expose PDP, APC senators’
July 18, 2021 2474 1337

The Minority leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinaya Abaribe has disclosed that most of his colleagues betrayed him after he spoke to them on electronic voting provision in the electoral act, saying the betrayal forced him to call for division, to ... Read more

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FG to take possession of looted Benin bronzes when returned – Lai Mohammed
July 17, 2021 2544 1369

The Federal Government says, in line with operative conventions and laws, it will take possession of the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes being expected from Germany. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Saturd... Read more

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PDP drops suit against Zamfara deputy gov over alleged defection
July 17, 2021 2411 1342

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, in Abuja withdrew Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mahadi Aliyu Gusau, from a suit seeking to unseat him and Governor Bello Matawalle at the Federal High Court over alleged unlawful defection to ... Read more

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Name of PDP’s candidate missing on INEC list for Anambra governorship poll
July 16, 2021 2816 1566

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has published the list of candidates for the November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra State. The electoral umpire, in the list published on Friday, dropped the candidate of the Peoples Democra... Read more

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FG appoints Jega, Udoma, others as Governing Council Chairs
July 15, 2021 2963 1596

The Federal Government on Thursday appointed a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega and former Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Victor Udo Ndoma-Egba as Chairmen of the Govern... Read more

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Senate confirms Sani Adam as INEC National commissioner
July 15, 2021 2556 1291

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Prof. Sani Muhammad Adam, as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing the North Central zone. The confirmation of the nominee followed a presentation and... Read more

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CSOs, CNPP warn Buhari not to renominate Onochie, laud Senate
July 15, 2021 2838 1584

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to renominate his Senior Special Assistant, Ms Lauretta Onochie to the Senate for confirmation as a National Commissioner of the Independent Natio... Read more

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APC and its contentious gentleman’s agreement on power shift
July 15, 2021 2542 1376

The “Lagos Declaration” by the 17 Southern governors on rotational presidency seems to be unsettling some founding fathers of All Progressives Congress (APC).   While some ruling party gladiators say the demand from the southern... Read more

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Arewa youths fault Ohanaeze, insist power rotation unconstitutional
July 14, 2021 2969 1701

Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYFC) has faulted the Ohaneaze Ndigbo over its rotational presidency advocacy, saying that such political arrangement is not constitutional and should be jettisoned. The group said Ndigbo were not in tune with the ... Read more

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Akeredolu advocates paradigm shift in political ideology
July 14, 2021 2674 1427

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has declared that the country is in desperate need of a paradigm shift in ideology of what political offices should be across all tiers of government in the nation. Akeredolu, who frowned at the manner ... Read more

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Why we rejected Onochie as INEC commissioner, by Senate
July 13, 2021 2697 1420

The Senate has given reasons for the rejection of the nomination of Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).It said her nom... Read more

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Fresh worries in Enugu APC as no fewer than 10 jostle for chairmanship
July 13, 2021 2568 1506

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State is on the march again. The party, which seemed rejuvenated following the recently concluded registration and revalidation exercise where it grew in membership, registering about 180,291 membe... Read more

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Oyetola swears in 69 newly-appointed local council caretaker chairmen
July 13, 2021 2401 1311

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday inaugurated caretaker committees in state’s local government areas, local council development areas and others. Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony at multi-purpose Hall, Local Governmen... Read more

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Ayade sacks Cross River housing commissioner Njah
July 12, 2021 2498 1321

The Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade has sacked the Commissioner for social housing, Chris Njah.The sack was announced in a statement by Ayade’s special adviser on media and publicity, Christian Ita. It will be recalled that si... Read more

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I will only withdraw from presidential race if APC zones ticket to South, says Yerima
July 12, 2021 2675 1561

A former Zamfara State governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Senator Sani Yerima, has said he will step down from the presidential race if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) zones the ticket to the South. Yerima bared his mind on the 2... Read more

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Ex-senators, minister chide Ubas, back Ozigbo as PDP flagbearer
July 12, 2021 2355 1262

The former senator for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Ben Obi and his counterpart for Anambra North, Joy Emodi, have berated Chief Chris Uba for seemingly sidetracking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in respect of the governors... Read more

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‘Why North should produce Buhari’s successor’
July 12, 2021 2139 1164

Former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Karimi Sunday, has explained why the North should still produce the occupant of Aso Villa when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023. Sunday, who represented Yagba Federal Constituency... Read more

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Of Southern governors’ confab, presidential paranoia and 2023 babel
July 11, 2021 2535 1405

Not minding the absence of two, the recent meeting of the governors of 17 Southern States produced unanimity on crucial geopolitical issues that revolve around Nigeria’s continued state of being. Barely one week after the momentous gathering... Read more

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PDP staunch members decamp to APC, promise to help new party produce governor in 2023
July 11, 2021 2214 1179

Prominent Abia State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyalists have decamped and pledged their loyalty and commitment to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the assurance that they will help the party win the 2023 governorship e... Read more

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Bello faults clamour for rotational presidency, state police
July 10, 2021 2736 1561

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has rejected the demand for zoning of the presidency and creation of State Police.   The governor said what Nigeria needs today is the best brain to captain it, noting that community policing is better th... Read more

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22 parties besiege INEC office, protest exclusion from Anambra poll
July 9, 2021 2508 1315

Not less than 22 political parties besieged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja on Friday to submit names and particulars of candidates for the November 6 Anambra governorship election. The parties, which we... Read more

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PDP strategises for Lagos council elections
July 9, 2021 2548 1444

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged its members to work towards changing the fortunes of the party during the next council elections scheduled to hold later this month. Its chairman, Dr Dominic Adegbola wh... Read more

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AbdulRazak, Mohammed supremacy tussle deepens Kwara APC crisis
July 9, 2021 2327 1204

The waves that swept over the political terrain of Kwara State some two years ago were strong enough to pull down the Saraki political dynasty built over some three decades.   Couched in Yoruba lexicon, ‘O To Ge’ (enough is enou... Read more

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Kwara APC may suspend Lai Mohammed
July 8, 2021 2694 1475

The crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not abate soon, as the party plans to suspend the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, from the party. Chairman of Kwara APC, Abdullahi Abubakar, told reporte... Read more

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