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APC Caretaker Committee chairman sues for peaceful congresses

Governor Mai Mala Buni, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), has charged stakeholders and members of the party to conduct themselves peacefully in its Congress, slated for Saturday. Buni, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, called on officials conducting the Congress to be fair and objective to all candidates contesting the election. “As stakeholders of the party, we have great responsibilities to make the Ward Congress in all the participating states successful. “We should endeavour to place the interest of the party above…

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APC explains recommendation of consensus option for Congresses

All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is recommending consensus option for election of party officials at all levels in the forthcoming congresses to reduce possible acrimony. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. “For us, we have to take into consideration the need to accommodate everyone because APC is a party for all Nigerians. “We are encouraging states to adopt the consensus arrangement because it saves costs and reduces acrimony. “That is why when…

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APC, PDP Senators Voted Against e-Transmission Of Polls Results – Senate President

…..Says Majority Voted Against Immediate Application Or Deployment President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has advanced reasons to justify the position taken by the Senate on the electronic transmission of election results. The Senate on Thursday, while considering the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill, voted that “The Commission(INEC) may consider electronic transmission of results, provided the national coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure by the National Communications Commission (NCC) and approved by the National Assembly.” awan explained that the Upper Chamber voted the way it did in defence…

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Senate Passes Electoral Act Bill, Approves Electronic Transmission Of Results With Conditions

The Senate on Thursday finally passed the long awaited Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The upper chamber during a clause-by-clause consideration of the bill approved electronic transmission of results during elections, provided that such areas are adjudged by the National Communications Commission to be adequately covered under its national coverage and approved by the National Assembly. The approval came following an amendment to Clause 52(3) by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North) during consideration of a report by the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The amendment was…

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Senate Approves Buhari’s Request For $8.325m, €490m External Loans

The Senate on Thursday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for ongoing external loans to the tune of $8,325,526,537 (USD) and €490,000,000 (Euros) under the 2018-2020 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan. The approval followed the consideration of a report on the 2018-2020 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan by the Committee on Local and Foreign Debt. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Clifford Ordia, in his presentation, said the Committee noted with utmost importance, the genuine and very serious concerns of Nigerians about the level and sustainability/serviceability of the country’s borrowings in the last Decade. According to the lawmaker,…

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PDP tasks NASS to support electronic transmission of election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday urged federal lawmakers to vote for electronic transmission of results. PDP made the appeal in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja. Ologbondiyan urged members of the National Assembly to shun partisanship and vote in the national interest on section 50 (2) of the Electoral Act amendment bill. The section dwells on electronic transmission of results in the country. He alleged that certain interests were plotting a rejection of electronic transfer of results on the floors of both…

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APC: Letter purportedly suspending Okorocha is fake

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to disregard a letter purportedly suspending Sen. Rochas Okorocha, a former Imo governor,  from the party as fake. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC  Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He described the said letter as fake and the handiwork of fifth columnists who were prepared to cause crisis within the party. “It has come to the attention of the APC National Secretariat that a fake letter of a purported suspension…

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Senate Okays 20yrs Jail Term For Snatching Ballot Materials  

……..Passes Bill To Establish Electoral Offences Commission The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Electoral Offences Commission. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South), in his presentation, said the bill became imperative in view of INEC’s inability to prosecute electoral offenders in accordance with the provisions of a section 149 and 150(2) of the Electoral Act (as Amended).  “By the foregoing statistics, it…

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New Zamfara APC Leadership Charged To Reconcile Aggrieved Members

The newly constituted caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has been charged to reconcile all its aggrieved members in the state for the progress of the party. The call is part of the terms of reference given to the new leadership by the national secretariat of the party via a letter, titled ‘Appointment into the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee in Zamfara State.’ The letter which was addressed to the Chairman of the three-member committee, Sen. Hassan Mohammed, with reference ‘APC/NHDQ/COMM/22/2021/51, was signed by the…

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Tour Your Country To boost Economy, NTDC Urges Nigerians

The Director-General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr Folorunsho Coker, has called on Nigerians to tour the country and patronise made in Nigeria products to boost the nation’s economy. Speakig in Abuja on Sunday, Coker said that domestic tourism has the potential to strengthen the nation’s economy and attract international tourists. “We don’t need tourists to come and visit Nigeria. There are over 200 million Nigerians. Let Nigerians know more about Nigeria first. Let Nigerians consume enough of Nigerian products. “If we make more positive noise about Nigeria, other people…

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