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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Senate investigates worsening security situation in the country

The Senate has started probing the  worsening security situation in the country, following the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in the North-East. At Wednesday’s plenary, it set up an Ad Hoc Committee to that effect, following the adoption of a motion on “The Worrisome State of Security in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states” sponsored by the APC Senator Mohammed Ndume ...

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12 political parties to participate in Akwa Ibom council poll–Chairman

The Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC), Aniedi Ikoiwak, on Wednesday, said that about 12 political parties would participate in Saturday’s local government election. Ikoiwak stated this while briefing newsmen on the commission’s preparedness for the December 2 council poll. He said that the  political parties had registered about 900 candidates to contest the chairmanship and councillorship positions ...

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2019 Elections: INEC to partner political parties for credible polls

An improved partnership is being proposed between political parties and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is one of the means of ensuring credible elections in 2019, at least in Ebonyi state, where the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),  Godswill Obioma, stated, on Wednesday, in Abakaliki, on the outcome of a meeting between the commission and Inter Party Advisory Council ...

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EU-AU Summit: Buhari orders immediate repatriation of Nigerians in Libya

President Muhammadu Buhari  has ordered the immediate  repatriation of  Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world for rehabilitation. He gave the instruction in Abidjan, according to a statement issued, on Wednesday,y by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. Shehu said that the president made this known in an interactive session with members of ...

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EU-AU Summit: Buhari informs Nigerian in Diaspora of progress at home

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with and briefed  Nigerians in Diaspora of the current developments back home. This was on the side-lines of the African Union-European Union Summit, in Abidjan, Cote D’ Ivoire. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari told them that “there is good news from home in the area of ...

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Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

 President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country, but the machinery of government is working. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting, which commenced at exactly 10:55 a.m., had, in attendance Ministers of Information, Lai Mohammed and Science and Technology, Ogonnaya Onu. Others were Ministers of ...

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APC’ll sweep LG polls in Delta – Youth leader

The January 8 local government election in Delta state promises to be a very keen contest between two horses. The state’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has insists that it can vote out the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Its Youth Leader, Christopher Agali, who stated this in Asaba, said, “APC has come to stay and we are determined, more ...

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Court orders INEC to register Socialist Party of Nigeria

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately register and recognize the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), as a new political party. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, directed INEC to issue a Certificate of Registration to the party within 30 days. Justice Kolawole ...

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15,000 police personnel to monitor A ‘Ibom council poll

Security for the Akwa Ibom local government polls, which is scheduled for December 1, will be beefed up with 15, 000 police personnel. The intent is to ensure a free, fair and violence-free exercise. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, made this known, on Wednesday, in Uyo . He explained that at least two policemen would be in charge ...

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I will be in APC for the rest of my life, says Adamawa governor

Adamawa Governor, Bindo Jibrilla says he has no plan to toe the line of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC). Jibrilla made his position known on Tuesday after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said he would remain in the ruling party with his numerous followers ...

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