Politics

PDP To Buhari: Nigerians Can’t Survive Fuel, Electricity Price Hike

The Latin American roll-out of a potential COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca could be set back after the biotech company announced a pause in tests, the government of Mexico, which is involved in developing the drug alongside Argentina, said Tuesday. AstraZeneca, which is working on a vaccine in conjunction with Oxford University, said that a volunteer had developed an undiagnosed ...

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Electricity Tariff Hike: Review Is A Painful Adjustment, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the decision to adjust the electricity tariff is one that is regretted by the Federal Government. He is, however, relieved that the tariff review is not about the increase – which will only affect the top electricity consumers – but establishing a system that will lead to improved service for all at a fair and reasonable ...

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Avoid Political Crisis In Guise Of Tenure Elongation, Buhari Tells ECOWAS Leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to resist the temptation of elongating their tenure in office beyond what their constitutions allow.  A statement by Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, quoted his principal to have said this on Monday during the 57th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and ...

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We Will Only Accept Credible Candidates For By-Elections – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will only accept credible candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation. APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, gave the warning while inaugurating the Party’s Screening and Appeal Committees for the by-elections at the APC National Secretariat, ...

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Ishaku Faults Critics Over Claims On Taraba Crisis

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has condemned the claims that he is causing trouble and division among the people of the state. He described as unfortunate, the withdrawal of ethnic groups who have conflicted for decades from tendering their memorandum and testimonies at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the sake of peace in the state. The governor insisted that ...

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Supreme Court Commences Hearing On Wada’s Appeal Challenging Yahaya Bello’s Election

Supreme Court has on Tuesday commenced hearing on the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Musa Wada challenging the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed is presiding over a seven-man panel at the hearing. The PDP had ...

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APC Begins Screening Of Aspirants For October 31 Legislative By-Elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has started screening aspirants for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections.   In a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, the exercise is expected to hold from Wednesday, August 26, 2020- Thursday, August 27, 2020. The elections will be conducted in eight states of the federation, which include, Bayelsa, Borno, ...

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NBA’s Apology Over El-Rufai’s Disinvitation ‘Completely Unnecessary’ – NEC Member

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Chinonye Obiagwu, believes the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) doesn’t have to apologize to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai after he was disinvited as a speaker in one of the panel sessions at the lawyers’ conference. Obiagwu, who is also a member of the NBA National Executive Council (NEC), stated this during his appearance ...

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APC Sweeps Ondo LG Polls

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has swept to victory in the Ondo State council polls which held on Saturday. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC), Professor Yomi Dinakin. Announcing the results at the commission’s head office on Sunday in Akure, the state capital, Dinakin noted out of the 18 local government ...

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