Politics

Niger senators set to tackle Al-Makura, others for APC chairmanship seat

Ahead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), chieftains of the party have remained unrelenting in pushing for the North Central geopolitical zone to produce the chairmanship of the party. A chieftain of the party, who craved anonymity, told The Guardian that contrary to notions in certain quarters that the lot might …

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BREAKING: Tight security as Buhari, service chiefs arrive Maiduguri

  There is a heavy presence of security operatives in Borno State as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and some service chiefs arrived Maiduguri, the state capital on Thursday morning. The presidential jet landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport around 10am. Buhari and his entourage were received …

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2023: Tinubu’s posters flood Abuja

Posters of a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The sudden appearance of the posters is coinciding with the celebration of democracy day anniversary.   The posters, with Tinubu’s picture and name, surfaced, yesterday, strategically posted on public infrastructure like traffic kiosks, bus …

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PDP, Shaibu hail Obaseki’s Supreme Court victory against Ize-Iyamu

  The Supreme Court, on Friday, struck out the appeal of the All Progressives Congress candidate in the 2020 Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, challenging the election of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Godwin Obaseki. The apex court, in a judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim, held that the appeal failed to prove its …

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BREAKING: Tinubu, govs, other South-West APC leaders oppose separatist agenda

  Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West have rejected calls for separation of Nigeria, saying that the country needs religious and ethnic unity to progress. This is coming amid calls for the creation of a Yoruba Nation in the South-Western part of the country. The APC leaders made their positions known in …

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Reps Postpone Planned Security Summit Over Death Of Army Chief, Others

  The House of Representatives has postponed its planned security summit scheduled for Monday, 24th May, 2021. This was contained in a statement signed by the Clerk of the House, Chinedu Francis Akubueze which stated that, the summit has been shifted to Wednesday, 26th May, 2021. “This is to inform the general public that the …

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2023: Disquiet in APC over plot to jettison zoning

  A declaration by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress suggesting that the party may jettison zoning in 2023, is causing disquiet within the party. The Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu, while welcoming the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade into the party last week had said, “APC …

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2023: Attacks On INEC Offices May Affect Elections — Yakubu

  The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the series of attacks on the commission’s facilities may undermine its capacity to organise the 2023 general elections. He added that the trend, if not checked, would negatively impact on the nation’s electoral processes. Yakubu stated this on Wednesday during an emergency …

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Gbajabiamila Welcomes Ayade’s Defection As PDP Urges Members To Stay United

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed joy over the defection of the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the party is opened to all. Gbajabiamila in a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre …

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Senate proposes 15-year jail term for Nigerians paying ransom to kidnappers

  The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill that seeks to prohibit the payment and receipt of ransom for the release of any person kidnapped, imprisoned or wrongfully confined. According to the bill, Nigerians who pay ransom to kidnappers and kidnappers who receive ransom risk 15 years imprisonment. The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which …

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