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Work with N’Assembly to sanitize Nigeria’s electoral process, Lawan charges INEC

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work with the National Assembly towards sanitising the country’s electoral process. Lawan stated this in his remarks after the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on INEC on the screening of three nominees as Resident Electoral Commissioners…

LG dissolution: Oyo APC needs training in democratic procedures

Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) requires training in democratic governance. The PDP, which was reacting to calls for the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly in the dissolution of local governments in the…

What goes round comes around… by Bola Bolwaole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533   If a writer does not generate hostility, he is dead – Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, Nobel Laureate in Literature (2001). In any man that keeps silent in the face of tyranny, the man dies – Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate in Literature (1986). Those who vote (in elections) decide nothing; those…

Appeal Court verdict: Afenifere warns against anarchy in Oyo

…condemns third term agenda  The Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere, on Tuesday warned against any situation that could foist anarchy on Oyo State in respect of the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the Governorship election in Oyo State. Afenifere, in a communique made public after its meeting in Akure, Ondo state, condemned what it…

Appeal Court ruling: APC is afraid of its shadows -Oyo PDP

…says petition against Makinde’s victory a wasted effort  Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state as a bunch of desperate politicians who are afraid of their shadows. The PDP, which spoke through the State Publicity Secretary of the Party. Engineer Akeem Olatunji, said…

Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi in stiff contest as INEC fixes Nov 30 for rerun of Kogi West Senatorial poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed November 30, 2019 for the rerun of the Kogi West Senatorial District elections and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency. The INEC Commissioner of Voters Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said the decision was taken on Thursday after the commission’s meeting in Abuja. Both elections held on last Saturday were declared…

Senate begins Electoral Act amendment

The Senate on Tuesday began consideration of a bill to amend Nigeria’s Electoral Act. The Bill which scaled Second Reading is For an Act to Amend the Electoral Act (No.6), 2010. According to the Sponsors, Senators Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno North), the bill which has 26 clauses seeks to…

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