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So far, only one party has submitted 2019 elections expenses – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said only one political party has so far submitted its audited report on 2019 general elections expenses, three months after the poll.   INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, in his remark during the review of the 2019 general …

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EFCC re-arraigns Ayo Fayose before a new judge in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned the former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose in a Federal High Court in Lagos for an alleged fraud of N6.9billion. Recall that the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati granted the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan names principal officers for 9th Senate

Senate President,  Ahmad Lawan,  has announced the names of the principal officers for the 9th Senate. During plenary this morning, Lawan announced Senator Abdullahi Yahaya as Senate Leader and Ajayi Boroffice as his deputy. He also announced Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as the Minority Leader and Phillip Aduda as Minority Whip. He said Senator Emmanuel Bwacha will …

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INEC has the power to de-register political parties – Senator Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the constitution amendments carried out by the 8th National Assembly had substantially addressed the problem of multiple  political parties in Nigeria. Ekweremadu, who was also the chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review for 12 years, stated this in a statement …

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PDP raises cost of governorship nomination forms from N5 million to N20 million

Ahead of the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reviewed the party’s cost of nomination forms for governorship position from five million naira to twenty million naira.   According to the party, the increase is as a result of the rising …

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We’ll arrest you and your parents – Governor Ganduje warns out-of-school children in Kano State

Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State has ordered the arrest and prosecution of parents who refuse to send their children to school.   The governor, who stated this during an interactive session with UNICEF Youth Advocacy in Government House, said his administration and that of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi …

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Mudashiru Obasa re-elected as speaker of Lagos State’s 9th Assembly

Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has been re-elected as the speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly. Obasa who represents Agege Constituency 0I stood unopposed as he and all other principal officers were re-elected by their colleagues.    The election was held immediately after the 9th Assembly was inaugurated moments ago. …

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Breaking: APC expels ex-governor, Abdulaziz Yari

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Zamfara state, have expelled the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari, for allegedly scuttling the party’s chance of winning the March 9th governorship election in the state.  Yari’s expulsion was contained in a statement jointly signed by the chairman of the …

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Certificate scandal: Davido’s uncle, Senator Adeleke wins at appeal court

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday ruled that Senator Ademola Adeleke was qualified to contest the September 2018 governorship election. A three-man panel of the court made the pronouncement in a unanimous judgment which upheld the appeals by Adeleke and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Emmnuel …

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Breaking: Court Of Appeal Sacks Ned Nwoko as PDP senator-elect, re-instates Peter Nwaoboshi

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has nullified the emergence of Ned Nwoko as the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District.  The court in a decision on Thursday said the case instituted at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which resulted in the recognition of Mr Nwoko as the winner …

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