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Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN

2019-01-29T10:54:27+00:00

The Senate on Monday filed a suit before the Supreme Court praying for among others, an order reinstating Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The Senate action came after it cancelled its scheduled plenary earlier billed for Tuesday (today). The Clerk of the Senate, Mr Nelson Ayewoh, who announced the cancellation in a statement signed by him, did not give reasons for the action. He only explained that the federal lawmakers would resume on February 19. But the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in a statement explained that the cancellation was due to [...]

Senate asks Supreme Court to reinstate Onnoghen, says Buhari can’t remove CJN 2019-01-29T10:54:27+00:00

2019 elections: INEC accredits 144 observer groups

2019-01-28T10:29:05+00:00

The Independent National Electoral Commission has accredited 144 observer groups that will monitor the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the country. The figure, as published on the commission’s official website, www.inecnigeria.org, comprised 116 domestic and 28 international observer groups. The commission advised all the accredited observers to abide by its code of conduct for election observers. “INEC is pleased to announce the successful applicants to observe the 2019 general elections holding on 16th February 2019 and 2nd March, 2019. “All accredited observers shall abide by the code of conduct for election observers, which is available for download on the [...]

2019 elections: INEC accredits 144 observer groups 2019-01-28T10:29:05+00:00

Minimum Wage: FG to Send Proposal to NEC Thursday

2019-01-16T10:28:07+00:00

The Federal Government is set to present the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage proposal to the National Economic Council on Thursday (tomorrow) for further consultations. This was the key resolution of an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which ended in Abuja on Tuesday night. President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting at the Presidential Villa. State governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria and some major Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government constitute the NEC. The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, informed State House correspondents after the FEC rose that deliberations centred on the minimum wage. Mohammed did not [...]

Minimum Wage: FG to Send Proposal to NEC Thursday 2019-01-16T10:28:07+00:00

Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14

2018-11-22T14:05:10+00:00

The Nigerian Election Debate Group has fixed December 14, 2018 for a debate for presidential candidates of different political parties taking part in the 2019 elections. The vice presidential candidates are billed to have their debate on January 19, 2019. The group’s chairman, Mr. John Momoh, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Momoh who is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation added that the debates will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and will be broadcast live by all BON members. President Muhammadu Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress with Vice-President Yemi [...]

Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14 2018-11-22T14:05:10+00:00

Primaries: Aggrieved APC Reps To Decide Next Move After Appeal Panel Decision

2018-10-15T09:41:33+00:00

Many All Progressives Congress House of Representatives members who lost out at the recent primary election are to decide on their next line of action after the outcome of the appeal they entered before the party’s appeal panel, it was learnt on Sunday. Findings showed that some of the aggrieved lawmakers felt they were “deliberately edged out” of the primaries to pave the way for the favoured candidates of godfathers or other interests. A member, who spoke for a group of over 70 lawmakers, largely from the North, Mr Musa Soba said that they had entered an appeal and were waiting [...]

Primaries: Aggrieved APC Reps To Decide Next Move After Appeal Panel Decision 2018-10-15T09:41:33+00:00

Protesters storm APC National Secretariat Over Alleged Imposition of Candidate

2018-10-09T09:30:00+00:00

Dozens of protesters from different states of the federation stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress to protest alleged imposition of candidates during the just concluded National Assembly primaries. Sets of protesters from Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa and Enugu states were at the party secretariat, on Monday, to register their displeasure over what some of them described as the imposition of candidates as well as injustice. A twist was added to the protests by a former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, who lost out in the scramble for senatorial tickets. He simply addressed a press conference where he rained [...]

Protesters storm APC National Secretariat Over Alleged Imposition of Candidate 2018-10-09T09:30:00+00:00

APC Primaries: President Buhari urges losers not to defect

2018-10-08T10:33:23+00:00

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated winners of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries across the country and urged the losers to learn and demonstrate sportsmanship. In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari urged the losers of the primaries to accept the outcomes without bitterness or resentment. “In every competition, someone has to win and someone has to lose, but those who lost should not abandon the party or lose their enthusiasm for the advancement of the party,” he said. President Buhari also advised Nigerian politicians to learn from several aspirants like Governor [...]

APC Primaries: President Buhari urges losers not to defect 2018-10-08T10:33:23+00:00

Abacha’s ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha, Emerges PPN presidential ticket

2018-10-08T09:53:35+00:00

A former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, on Sunday, emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria. He polled 3,564,262 votes to beat Dr Imuetinyan Igbinnosa and Chief Isiaka Olorunnimbe, who scored 2,183,856 and 1,400,755 votes, respectively. The Chairman of the Presidential Primary Elections Committee and Ekiti PPN Chairman, Dare Adekolu, declared him as the winner after collating results from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory at the party’s Presidential Primaries/2018 National Convention held in Ado Ekiti. He urged members and Nigerians to support and vote for [...]

Abacha’s ex-CSO, Al-Mustapha, Emerges PPN presidential ticket 2018-10-08T09:53:35+00:00

No Screening for Saraki, Atiku, Tambuwal, Others Now – PDP

2018-09-03T10:04:56+00:00

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has explained why it has yet to constitute a panel that will screen its presidential aspirants. Apart from the presidential aspirants, the party has also yet to name the panel that will look into the credentials of other aspirants. Already, many of the aspirants who have purchased the party’s presidential and expression of interest forms are said to be waiting for the naming of the panel. Among the aspirants who have picked the forms are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; Governor of Sokoto [...]

No Screening for Saraki, Atiku, Tambuwal, Others Now – PDP 2018-09-03T10:04:56+00:00