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Buhari to get NDDC ‘forensic audit’ report July
June 23, 2021 2170 1229

Barring any last-minute changes, President Mohammadu Buhari will next month receive the much-awaited report of the ongoing forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). Minister of the Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, gave the hi... Read more

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Reps haunted by rubberstamp toga in two years of lawmaking
June 22, 2021 2597 1339

The rubber stamp toga has continued to hang on the neck of the House of Representatives despite modicum work it has recorded midway into its four years tenure with Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila at the helm. The House, which espouses the doctrine of p... Read more

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APC will face big challenge after Buhari, says Lawan
June 22, 2021 2259 1137

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may face challenges after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari from office in 2023, except timely interventions are taken to avert same. Lawan, according to... Read more

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Supporters of Kwara APC leaders clash
June 22, 2021 1994 953

A street brawl between supporters of two leaders of the All Peoples Congress (APC) in Kwara State has left many hospitalised. It was gathered that the clash took place  on Sunday during separate ward rallies in Offa   by the  ... Read more

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INEC introduces partial online registration
June 22, 2021 1862 784

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the introduction of a portal to enable eligible Nigerians register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. The portal was desi... Read more

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Ogunbiyi would not make a governor, says Osun federal lawmaker
June 22, 2021 1674 673

As the political activities for the Osun State governorship scheduled to hold July next year get underway, the lawmaker representing Ede North/Ede/South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Bamidele Salam has dampened the... Read more

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Bye-election;PDP wins Kaduna Assembly seat
June 20, 2021 2904 1515

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alhaji Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer, Dr M... Read more

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2023; Why Tinubu may play own Trump card
June 20, 2021 2549 1263

On Wednesday, I stumbled on a newspaper article written by one Mr. Emameh Gabriel where he highlighted the bottlenecks or rather, the many hurdles the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would face shou... Read more

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Lagos APC council electoral appeal committee treats 125 petitions, submits report
June 20, 2021 2193 1097

Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) Electoral Appeal Committee, headed by Lawal Pedro (SAN), has recommended a consensus approach to addressing the various complains arising from its May 29, 2021 council primaries. The complaint... Read more

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Chairmanship options, zoning worries dog APC national convention
June 20, 2021 1959 934

Against the backdrop of recent history of divisions and infighting within the National Working Committee (NWC) of governing All Progressives Congress (APC), stakeholders have continued to examine the profile of the party’s next national chai... Read more

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APC govs okay autonomy for judiciary, legislature
June 19, 2021 2322 1166

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), yesterday, rose from an emergency meeting in Abuja, endorsing autonomy for states judiciary and legislature. The forum, chaired by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, enjoined the states to commen... Read more

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June 12 Protesters test Buhari’s democratic credentials
June 18, 2021 3046 1593

Amid protest and demand for good governance, equity and justice, Nigerians celebrated 22 years of democratic governance and the first year anniversary of the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day.   On Saturday, prominent Nigerians and Ci... Read more

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APC suspends Buhari’s ex-aide in Kano
June 17, 2021 3097 1590

Former Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Broadcast Media and Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Ibrahim Sharada, has been suspended from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The me... Read more

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Appeal Court reaffirms Akeredolu’s victory in guber poll
June 17, 2021 2700 1368

The Court of Appeal sitting in Akure has upheld the election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the Ondo State October 10, 2020 election, re-affirming that the appellant’s case, Eyitayo Jegede, lacks merit... Read more

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Anambra guber; PDP, APGA replaying old antics
June 17, 2021 2426 1169

Will transaction politics hold sway in the lead up to the election of Governor Willie Obiano’s successor on November 6, 2021? The poser becomes relevant when viewed against the backdrop of recent court and shock attacks on the platforms of P... Read more

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Presidency accuses PDP governors of seeking more cash to blow
June 17, 2021 2103 1060

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors are seeking more money “for their own profligate political ends,” the Presidency said on Wednesday. It accused them of asking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to “br... Read more

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INEC 2022 timetable raises political tempo in Ekiti, Osun
June 17, 2021 1866 765

Tempo of political activities has been raised in Ekiti and Osun states, following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) release of governorship election dates. Ekiti will go to the poll on June 18, 2022 while it will be the turn of... Read more

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Lagos, Kano, Kaduna top INEC polling units list
June 17, 2021 1717 674

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednannounced the creation of additional 56, 872 Polling Units (PUS) across the country. With the new units, Nigeria now has 176,846 full-fledged PUs. A breakdown of the 176,846 PUs shows L... Read more

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APGA crisis deepens as splinter NWC sacks Oye, suspends six others
June 16, 2021 2227 1107

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra State Chapter, was thrown into confusion yesterday following the alleged sack of the National Chairman, Chief Victor Oye, and suspension of six other executives of the party. National Publicity ... Read more

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Yoruba elders restate support for Tinubu’s presidential bid
June 16, 2021 2210 1135

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), yesterday, said it was in support of power shift to the South-West in the 2023 presidential election, adding that if Tinubu gets the ticket of his party, it will support him. Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle... Read more

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Akwa Ibom Assembly passes 19 bills
June 15, 2021 2510 1278

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly said it has passed 19 out of 52 sponsored bills into law in two years of the existence. Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Aniefiok Akpan stated this yesterday while giving a summary of the achie... Read more

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INEC job; Lobby for Onochie gears up at Senate
June 15, 2021 2103 1054

The Senate is under pressure to confirm Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), it was learnt on Monday. A principal officer of the ... Read more

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Plateau APC suspends chairman for alleged anti-party activities
June 14, 2021 2586 1388

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State, Mr. Latep Dabang, has been suspended for alleged anti-party activities. The National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party, Senator John Ja... Read more

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Presidency, Onochie, Senate and sanctity of future elections
June 14, 2021 2254 1216

IT was in October 2020 that President Muhammadu Buhari nominated four commissioners for inclusion in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). But, out of the five nominees whose names were sent via a letter to the Nigeria Senate inclu... Read more

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Internal wrangling and battle for soul of Kano APC
June 13, 2021 2678 1338

The internal wrangling in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano is assuming a disturbing dimension as various interest groups kicking against the party leadership are now threatening to resist attempts to force them out of the party. ... Read more

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