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Constitution’ll Determine Our Presidential Candidate – APC


Following discordant tunes over whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari will be given an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election, the ruling All Progressives Congress has said it will be guided by its constitution to resolve the issue. This position was made public by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, who spoke to reporters in Abuja, after an expanded meeting of the ... Read More »

INEC Says 2,158,171 To Vote In Anambra Gov Poll


The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said it was not thinking of disqualifying any candidate in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. INEC also said 2,158,171 voters were registered for the November 18 poll in the state. The Director of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, Mr. Oyewole Uzzi, a lawyer, disclosed this to our correspondent in Awka, the Anambra State capital. ... Read More »

2019: INEC To Recruit One Million Ad Hoc Workers


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakub, told the Senate Committee on INEC on Wednesday that the commission would recruit about one million ad hoc members of staff for the conduct of the 2019 general elections. According to him, the ad hoc workers to be deployed for the polls, which will begin in 484 days, will be about 300 higher than ... Read More »

Governor Ikpeazu lifts curfew in Aba


Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has lifted the 10p.m. to 6a.m. curfew imposed on Aba on Sept. 12, as a result of improved security situation in the commercial city. Ikpeazu via a statement issued in Umuahia on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Enyinnaya Appolos, commended Aba residents for compliance during the period the curfew lasted. The governor commended the residents of Aba for ... Read More »

APC Women Leader Backs Devolution Of Power

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Hajia Ramatu Aliyu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Women Leader has drummed support for the devolution of power in the country. According to the women leader, it will enhance the delivery of essential services to Nigerians. She stated this at a public hearing organised by APC Committee on True Federalism on Thursday in Abuja. Aliyu stressed the need for some of the items on ... Read More »

Senate Considers Buhari’s $5.5bn Foreign Loan Request


The Senate on Thursday considered the request by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve $5.5bn external borrowings by the Federal Government to be used to finance the 2017 Appropriation Act. Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presented the request to the Senate for consideration, which was unanimously granted by the lawmakers. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary, referred the request to ... Read More »

Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval For CBN Nominees


President Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the appointment of Mrs. Aishah Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the apex bank. The MPC nominees are Prof. Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr. Robert Chikwendu Asogwa and Dr. Asheikh A. Maidugu. Buhari, in separate letters to President of the ... Read More »

Reps Recommend Upward Review Of Minimum Wage

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The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Minister of Labour and Employment to commence the process of negotiating an upward review of the current minimum wage. The call was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Rep. Peter Akpatason (Edo-APC) during plenary on Thursday. Akpatason, in the motion, urged the Federal Government to hearken to calls for ... Read More »

NNPC: I Approved Loans Not Contracts, Says Osinbajo


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday clarified that what he approved for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation when President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation were financing loans and not contracts. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President made the clarification while answering reporters’ questions after the ground-breaking of the multi-billion naira Bonny-Bodo Road project, in Bonny, ... Read More »

Ladoja Returns to PDP


A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Ladoja, has confirmed his return to the people’s Democratic Party from the Accord Party. The Accord Party was founded by Ladoja. In his goodwill message at the unity luncheon of the PDP held in Osogbo which was meant to further unite factions in the party ahead of the coming election, Ladoja said Oyo must retrace its steps to ... Read More »

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