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Zabarmari Tragedy: Gov Ganduje, Tinubu Condole With Zulum, Borno

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state visited Borno State to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the death of farmers in Zabarmari town. In a statement in Kano, Mr Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov. Ganduje said the visit to Borno followed the killing of 43 rice farmers by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Nov. 28 in Zabarmari village. According to the governor, he visited government House, Maiduguri, where he met with the Gov. Babagana Zulum, members of the State Executive Council, and other…

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Zamfara Bye-Election: INEC Describes As Rumour Withdrawal Of Candidates For PDP

Zamfara State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has not received notice of withdrawal of any candidate from Bakura state constituency bye-election. The commission described the purported withdrawal of  candidates of nine political parties from Saturday’s state House of Assembly by-election in Bakura local government area as “mere rumour”. Nine candidates announced their withdrawal from the race at a news briefing in Gusau on Wednesday, calling on their supporters to vote for the PDP. While responding to whether the affected candidates had informed the commission of…

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PDP Advises Yakubu To Reorganise INEC Before 2023 Polls

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to use the more than two years ahead of the 2023 general election to rejig the electoral commission. The party gave the advice in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday. Ologbondiyan advised Yakubu to use the period to work out legislations and operational rules that would guarantee a free, credible and all-inclusive electoral process. He advised him to go to Ghana and…

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NASS Has No Power To Offer New Constitution, Says Omo-Agege

Deputy President of Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has declared that the National Assembly has no power to replace the current constitution with new one. Omo-Agege’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yomi Odunuga, in a statement on Wednesday said the deputy senate president made the remark when he hosted members of the Alliance of Nigerian Patriots led by Amb. Umunna Orjiako. Omo-Agege, who is Chairman, Senate Ad hoc Committee on Constitution Review, said the National Assembly had no powers to replace the current constitution, but could only amend it. He…

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Benue: Senate Approves restoration Of Mata, Mbagwa, Agasha Constituencies

…Passes bills to establish two Federal Universities The Senate on Wednesday approved the restoration of Mata and Mbagwa State Constituencies from the Ushongo Constituency as directed by the Federal High Court. This was just as it approved the restoration of Agasha State Constituency by altering the boundaries of the current Guma State Constituency to create two State Constituencies. They are: Agasha State Constituency comprising of Saghev, Ndzorov, Kaambe and Abinsi council wards, and Guma State Constituency comprising Uvir, Mbadwem, Mbabai, Mbawa, nyiev and mbayer/yandev council wards. The approval for the…

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Buhari Seeks Senate Approval For Finance Bill 2020

The Senate on Tuesday received a transmission of the Finance bill 2020 from President Muhammadu Buhari, for consideration and passage into law in support of the 2021 budget before the National Assembly. The transmission of the bill was accompanied by a letter dated 25th November, 2020, and read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The letter reads: “Pursuant to Sections 58 and 59 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), o formally request that the Finance Bill, be considered by the Senate, for…

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APC Holds Virtual Emergency NEC Meeting

An emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary on Sunday. Nabena said that NEC members had been invited through a letter by the National Secretary of the party’s Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedeheh. According to him, the meeting which will hold virtually, will review the party’s position and set agenda for its next…

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PDP Demands Investigation Into Saturday’s Attack On Gov Wike’s Father’s Church

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a thorough investigation into Saturday’s explosion at the Christian Universal Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The party made the call in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Sunday. It condemned the “dastardly attack” on the church, founded by Rev. Nlemanya Wike, the father of Governor Nyesom Wike. “The PDP is disturbed by the intentions of the attackers in detonating an explosive in a religious place, particularly given the large number of persons that usually gather…

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Lagos Bye-Elections: We’re Hopeful Of Victory, Says PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State on Sunday said that its candidates in the forthcoming bye-elections in the state had made the party to be hopeful of electoral victory. The party’s Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, said in Lagos that candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be defeated in the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II elections. According to him, the party will win four out of the five Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up the Lagos East Senatorial District – Somolu, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe…

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Reps Speaker Gbajabiamila Condemns Killing Of Borno Rice Farmers

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condemned the killing of about 50 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno by Boko Haram insurgents. Gbajabiamila expressed sadness over the killings of the innocent rice farmers in a statement by his spokesman, Lanre Lasisi on Sunday in Abuja. The speaker said the incident had once again brought to the fore the need for more military action against the terrorists. He said it was unfortunate that at a time the country was focusing on self-sufficiency in rice farming, about 50 of the farmers were killed in…

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