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President Buhari nominates Yakubu for second term in office as INEC Chairman

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has been nominated as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for a second term in office. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the ...

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INEC blames COVID-19 for the delay in voters registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cited  COVID-19 pandemic as the factor causing delay to the  voter registration (CVR) exercise ahead of 2023 general election. Speaking with newsmenRotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, said the commission had planned to resume the exercise in the first quarter of 2020. There have been calls on the electoral umpire ...

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Why people of Southeast, Southsouth should work in unity- Amaechi

Minister of Transportation. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has urged  the people of the Southeast and Southsouth‍ to work in unity so as to hasten he progress of the regions. The former Rivers Governor made the call during an interactive session with the Southeast/Southsouth Professionals of Nigeria (SESSPN) in Lagos. The SESSPN had invited the Minister to address concerns regions about security, ...

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Politicians sponsored #EndSARS Protests, says Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has taken a dim view of the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country, saying that it is politically motivated. In an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, the governor explained that although he supports the agitations of the youths, the fact that they refused to relent after some demands were met, means ...

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Lagos Senatorial Poll: AAC candidate urges women to support one another politically

Ms Mercy Adeoye, candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the Lagos East senatorial by-election, has called on women to corporate and give support to one another when seeking elective positions. Adeoye, a gospel artiste popularly known as AMA, made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in Lagos. She said that women needed to wake up from slumber and ...

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#EndSARS Protests: Sanwo-Olu lied about N1trn figure, wants to extort- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, on Monday has said that it disagreed with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s alleged claim that it will take N1 trillion to restore all properties and facilities destroyed by hoodlums during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the state. The PDP disagreed with Sanwo-Olu and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in ...

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US 2020: Nigerian Pastor organises intensive prayer for Trump

Thousands of devotees of Living Christ Mission Inc, Nigeria have organized an intensive prayer walk for the United States President and Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump ahead of the November 3rd presidential election. The walk was led by the founder of the church, Most Rev. Daddy Hezekiah and was done in honour of the US presidential candidate, Trump and his ...

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Nigeria must be renegotiated without delay, says Danjuma led group

The National Christian Elders’ Forum, NCEF led by Gen Theophilus Danjuma has strongly suggested that Nigeria should be renegotiated without delay. It also added that whoever authorised the deployment of troops to face the protesting youths during the #EndSARS protests should be court-marshalled for murder. These are resolutions reached at the end of the forum’s emergency meeting and signed by ...

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LG boss kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Oyo State

Some daredevil unknown gunmen have abducted the Chairman, Iganna Local Council Development Area of Oyo State, Mr Olayiwola Adeleke. It was gathered that Adeleke was kidnapped together with his driver on Sunday night. The council boss was said to be travelling along the Okeho-Ado Awaye road on his way to Ibadan for a meeting scheduled to hold with Governor Seyi ...

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Tinubu: Nigerian leaders must accept protest as part of national development

A top politician and former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, has said that  for Nigeria Nigerian leaders must accept protests as part of its national development. According to him, protest is essential because it lends greater depth to the relationship between government and the governed. The APC national leader in a statement on Sunday reaffirmed his support for the ...

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