Politics

Only APC NEC Can End Or Extend Caretaker Committee’s Tenure, Says Buni

The Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, has denied the claim that the committee plans to elongate its tenure. Buni, who is also the Yobe State Governor, described the report as false shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja. He visited the President along with his ...

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Gbajabiamila Proposes Amendment To Federal Character Laws

The need to review the extant definition of Federal Character in the Nigerian constitution has become more pertinent, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said. Gbajabiamila remarked on Saturday while declaring open the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) National Strategy Meeting and Retreat in Abuja. “In thinking outside the box, I think we should consider an amendment ...

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Ondo 2020: Cleen foundation says electorate expect peaceful polls

Cleen Foundation, an NGO, says that from its Election Security Threats Assessment (ESTA) carried out in Ondo State, the electorate were anticipating peaceful and credible exercise in the forthcoming Oct. 10, Governorship election. Dr Shola Omotola, the Project Consultant for the foundation, made this known on Thursday at an online Public Presentation of Findings of Security Threat Assessment for the ...

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Ondo 2020: Foundation trains 50 INEC-accredited observers, harps on self protection

Cleen Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has trained 50 Accredited Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) election observers for the Oct. 10, Ondo State Governorship election, and laid emphasis on the need to self-protect while observing the elections. Mrs Blessing Abiri, the Programme Advisor of the foundation, made this known on Thursday at an online training for the foundation’s Ondo polls ...

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Ondo Election: Akeredolu, Jegede, Ajayi, Other Candidates Sign Peace Pact

Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede; the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Agboola Ajayi, and others, have signed a peace pact ahead of the Ondo State Governorship election slated for Saturday. They signed the pact on Tuesday in the state capital, Akure, pledging to shun violence during the election and avoid actions ...

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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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