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2019 election: National Assembly invites INEC chairman again

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again invited the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to give further clarifications on the 2019 General Elections Budget. The Chairman of the Senate committee on INEC, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, who made this known to newsmen after the joint committee meeting on Thursday, […]

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Lagos breaks silence on Ambode’s ‘moves against Igbo, other tribes’

The Lagos State Government on Thursday decried a report alleging that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was making moves against non-indigenes, especially the Igbos in the state. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, in a statement, described the report as “baseless, mischievous and irresponsible”. Bamigbetan said the claims were nothing, but absolute falsehood and a mere figment […]

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Court threatens to jail IGP, Idris over alleged contempt

A High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf has threatened to imprison the Inspector General of Police, Mr Idris Ibrahim, for alleged contempt. The IGP was alleged to have disobeyed the order of the court to release Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s Personal Assistant on Political Matters, Mr Olalekan Alabi. […]

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2019: Buhari speaks on ‘interfering’ with elections

Ahead of the 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised that the poll will be free and fair. He promised not to interfere with the activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before, during and after the elections. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojodu, said this while reading the President’s speech […]

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2019: Why Buhari is jittery, holding Nigeria to ransom – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari, in his “desperation to achieve a personal ambition was holding the nation to ransom” by refusing to sign the Electoral Act Amendment bill, passed by the National Assembly to check manipulations in the 2019 general elections. PDP claimed that President Buhari and the All Progressives […]

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2019: How Buhari plans to use dead people, underage children to rig election – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to use dead persons and underage children to rig the 2019 election. The Party said that this was the main reason the President had allegedly refused to sign the electoral act amendment. In a series of tweets on Thursday evening, the main opposition […]

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Why I dumped APC for PDP – Gombe Minority Leader

The Gombe State Minority Leader, Alhaji Ahmed Usman, on Thursday said that he dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over several attempts to blackmail him. He said the attempted blackmail and suspension issued to him by the state chapter of APC, and the failure of the national leadership to respond constitutionally to […]

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Minimum wage: We are not elected to pay salaries alone – Governors

The Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, has reacted to the call for the implementation of minimum wage. NGF said they were not voted into power to pay salaries alone. The chairman of the NGF and Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, said they were voted to also provide good roads, electricity, education and other necessary amenities. The governor said this […]

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Details of Osinbajo’s meeting with governors, security chiefs emerge

The National Economic Council (NEC) says the security situation in Benue Sate has improved. Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, briefed State House correspondents after NEC meeting presided over by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday. Abounu said that the National Security Adviser, Babagana Mongunu, briefed the council on behalf of the various security […]

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Saraki clears air on 2019 ‘presidential declaration’

Senate President Bukola Saraki has spoken on his supposed declaration for the 2019 presidential election. The former Kwara governor said the comment credited to him as nursing a purported plan to succeed President Muammadu Buhari was false. On Thursday, Olu Onemola, Saraki’s Special Assistant on New Media, explained that his principal stating that he was “considering” […]

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Buhari greets former Rivers governor, Peter Odili

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended good wishes to former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary. His message was contained in a statement on Thursday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina. He said Buhari recognises the important contributions the ex-governor has made to the development of his immediate community, […]