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APC Rejects Inauguration Of State Assemblies In Edo, Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the inauguration of the state assemblies in Edo and Bauchi. In a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary, the party described the inauguration as “a joke and embarrassment” to democracy. Nine Edo lawmakers said to be loyal to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, had edged out their colleagues by taking oath of office “secretly”, while ...

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I Won’t Stop Speaking The Truth Whether It Hurts Buhari Or Not, Vows Adedayo

Festus Adedayo, prominent columnist, has vowed to continue holding politicians to account “no matter whose ox is gored”. Reacting to the cancellation of the appointment Senate President Ahmad Lawan offered him, Adedayo said he had no regrets speaking the truth to power. Lawan had withdrawn Adedayo’s appointment after supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kicked against it. They had cited ...

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Lawan Bows To Aisha Buhari’s Pressure’, Withdraws Festus Adedayo’s Appointment

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has withdrawn the appointment of Festus Adedayo, a columnist. Lawan took the decision, barely 48 hours after appointing Adedayo as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.  This came after some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kicked against the appointment. The senate president had appointed Adedayo as his special adviser on media and publicity and ...

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Tension In Bauchi Assembly As Two Speakers Emerge

A wild drama played out at the Bauchi State House of Assembly on Thursday when 11 members out of 31 elected a new speaker. It was gathered that the 11 lawmakers who convened at the house at about 6 am at the early morning session had elected the new speaker unopposed without 20 other members of the opposition All Progressive ...

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Supreme Court Sacks Niger APC Senator

The supreme court has sacked David Umaru, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Niger state. A five-man panel of justices led Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), gave the verdict on Friday. The apex court declared that Mohammed Sani as the authentic candidate of the APC in the senatorial district. The verdict of the apex court set ...

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Insecurity: All Former Presidents, Heads Of State Shun Democracy Day Event

None of the former heads of state and presidents attended the Democracy Day celebrations at Eagle Square in Abuja. The event is the first since President Muhammadu Buhari approved June 12 as Democracy Day in honour MKO Abiola, presume winner of the 1993 presidential election. Since return of democracy in 1999, May 29 had been observed as democracy day. Although Buhari ...

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Update: Buhari Renames Abuja National Stadium After MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late self-acclaimed President, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (GCFR). Buhari made the remark during the 2019 Democracy Day Address at the Eagles Square, Abuja. Abiola had run for the presidency in 1993, but the election results were annulled by former military President, Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari, on the 6th ...

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INEC Finally Gives Okorocha Certificate Of Return

Rochas Okorocha, senator-elect of Imo west senatorial district has been issued a certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Okorocha was initially denied the certificate by the commission over an allegation that he harassed INEC’s returning officer during the election and forced him to announce the election results under duress. INEC said on Tuesday that the decision ...

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PDP Congratulates New National Assembly Leadership

*Charges lawmakers to protect legislative independence, rule of law The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the 9th National Assembly for its successful inauguration. According to a statement issued by the party, PDP also acknowledged the newly elected Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; as well as the newly elected Speaker, ...

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How Gbajabiamila, Idris Emerged Speaker, Deputy Speaker

The House of Representatives on Tuesday elected Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, as the speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. Gbajabiamila was declared the speaker after an election following his nomination by the former Appropriations Committee Chairman, Mr. Jibrin Abdulmumin, a fellow member of the All Progressives Congress. Abdulmumin was considered as one of the lawmakers who worked against Gbajabiamila’s speakership ...

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