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Buhari declines assent to two bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria Bill. The President also declined assent to the Nigerian Aeronautic Research Rescue Bill. The communication from the president to the House of Representatives was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, at Tuesday’s […]

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INEC challenges court order on Bauchi election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has challenged the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja, ordering it to stop the collation of the governorship election results in Bauchi State. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education said the commission has filed a ‘motion on notice`, challenging the jurisdiction […]

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Buhari vs Atiku: Peter Obi reveals what would have happened if ex-VP, PDP didn’t go to court

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi has said that by challenging the outcome of the election in court, the party’s standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar, and the party have chosen the most civilised manner to seek redress and grow the nation’s democracy. According […]

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Bauchi guber: Court stops INEC from concluding announcement of governorship result

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to stop further collation, conclusion and announcement of result of the governorship election in Bauchi State held on March 9, 2019. The court gave the order following an ex parte application filed by the Governor of Bauchi State and candidate […]

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New Minimum Wage: FG gives condition for payment of N30,000 as Senate approves figure

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said that the Federal Government was considering increasing Value Added Tax, to enable it fund the new national minimum wage. Udoma stated this on Tuesday while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance. The Minister also told the panel headed by Senator John Owan-Enoh, that […]

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I’ve been warned by Northern PDP leader not to attack, criticise Buhari again – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of Aviation, on Tuesday, disclosed that a prominent PDP leader from the Northern part of the country has warned him not to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari again. According to Fani-Kayode, the PDP leader, also told him that only Northerners should criticise Buhari so as not to upset the North. The former […]

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Wike vs Biokpomabo: Senator Abe blasts Amaechi, tells supporters who to vote

The Senator representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has told the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi that he (Amaechi) cannot single-handedly pick a governor for the state. Abe said the right to elect leaders rests squarely on the shoulders of the Rivers people. The lawmaker stated this at the funeral service of […]

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What I discussed with President Buhari behind closed-doors – Gov Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, on Monday revealed that his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was the usual briefing borne out of his passion for security and peace in the state. Lalong, while speaking with State House correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, said that the last […]

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Supplementary elections: How Buhari has proven he rigged presidential poll – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s posturing that he will not manipulate the March 23 governorship supplementary election is an indication that he rigged the presidential polls. PDP said Buhari’s stance on the “supplementary elections is not only a direct confession that the Presidency used its overbearing influence to rig the […]