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Nigeria: Senate mulls debate for Presidential, Governorship candidates ahead of polls

…Seeks end to voting along ethnic, religious lines The Senate on Thursday began amendment to the Electoral Act to introduce electoral debate as a requirement to be fulfilled by candidates of political parties seeking to contest Presidential and Governorship elections in Nigeria. Sponsor of the Electoral Act Amendment bill 2020 (SB.176), Senator Abdulfatai Buhari (APC…

South-West PDP welcomes Oyinlola, supporters, APC, ZLP, ADC, other parties’ chieftains

…it’s the beginning of unity in PDP—Leaders ….Only enemies of the people will oppose Amotekun’s formation—Makinde Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, joined leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West geopolitical zone to receive bigwigs from rival political parties to the party, declaring that a fresh wave of unity, which…

APC NEC decides Oshiomhole’s fate as National Chairman

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would hild an emergency National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The meeting, was called to resolve the crisis surrounding its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, would hold at the party National Headquarters in Abuja. A statement by its Acting National Secretary, Chief (Hon.) Victor T. Giadom, said…

Confusion over Oshiomhole’s suspension as APC National Chairman

There is confusion in the ongoing political crisis around Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after he was suspended by an Abuja High Court. Oshiomhole, who believed that his travail is woven around his disagreement with Governor Obaseki of Edo State, he was his estranged protege, the…

Lawan advocates stiff punishment for election rigging, ballot snatching  

…As Senate seeks establishment of Electoral Offences Commission President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday advocated stiff penalties for electoral offences such as election rigging and ballot snatching. Lawan made this known in his concluding remarks after the Senate considered a bill that seeks to establish the Electoral Offences Commission. According to the Senate…

I vowed never to deceive those who elected me – Senate President

…Wants Skill Acquisition Centre established in Yobe North President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday disclosed that his foray into partisan politics came with a vow never to deceive those who elected him. According to the Senate President, his decision to be transparent in his dealings as a lawmaker stems from his determination to…

Africa takes lead in female parliamentary speakers

The archetype of the strong African woman standing as an unmoving pillar of her community is one that transcends national borders on the African continent. While in the past, this image often faded the instant a woman crossed the threshold of business or politics, 2019 saw significant advances in female leadership spanning the public and…

Protesters storm APC Abuja hq, demand Oshiomhole’s sack

A group of protesters has stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Abuja demanding the removal of the national chairman Adams Oshiomhole. The protesters under the aegis of Concerned APC Youths are demanding that Oshimhole be removed from the office of the national chairman because the party has lost more states under him, the…

INEC declares PDP’s Douye Diri winner of Bayelsa election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Duoye Diri, winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election. The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made this announcement on Friday at the INEC headquarters in Abuja said the certificate of return will be issued immediately to the winner….

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