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EFCC: Saraki in our custody

The Economic and Funancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday in Abuja confirmed the arrest and detention of the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Saraki was invited for questioning over allegations of corruption and money laundering. He said the former senate president was currently in the custody of the commission for continuation of interrogation. The invitation and detention of Saraki for interrogation was happening days after a former Nasarawa State Gov. Tanko Al-Makura and…

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Tinubu Hale, Hearty, Returns Soon

His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is fine. He is hale and hearty. He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalization. Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He will be back shortly.Anytime he travels out of the country, the next thing some mischievous people would say is he is sick, hospitalized or has died. It is shameful that perpetrators of this evil are not deterred by the fact that each time this fake news has been propagated, they have been…

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Lagos APC Group decries modalities for ward congress

The Lagos4Lagos Movement within the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the procedures and guidelines for Saturday’s ward congress. The Convener of the group, Mr Olajide Adediran , who addressed newsmen on Friday  at Ikeja, alleged  that the National Ward Congress Committee, headed by Mohammed Dangiyadi , was biased. Adediran said that the the national committee ought to have  formed a local working electoral committee to work with, to make its work easier in the 245 wards in Lagos State. “The congresses will hold tomorrow but till now…

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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 Congresses: Kebbi Gov pledges to uphold justice, fairness

Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu, has pledged to uphold the tenets of democracy by allowing people to elect their choices through a transparent exercise during the forthcoming APC Ward Congress, scheduled for Saturday, July 31. Bagudu, who is also the Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum, stated this during the APC Stakeholders’ Meeting held in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday, preparatory to the upcoming congress. The governor assured party stakeholders and members of the APC in the state that honesty and justice would form the basis of the forthcoming ward congresses in the…

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Congresses: Borno APC adopts consensus option

Ahead of the Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stakeholders in Borno have unanimously adopted consensus method in the election of party officials at all levels in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decision was reached during a Critical Stakeholders meeting of the party held on Tuesday in Maiduguri. The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, moved a motion for the adoption of consensus for the congresses and seconded by one Abdu Musa. The motion, thereafter, was put to voice-vote where all the…

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2023: APC promises to support constitutionally-backed INEC innovations

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will continue to support constitutionally-backed innovations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), gave the assurance in a statement on Monday in Abuja. “Under President Muhammadu Buhari, every election conducted in the country has been an improvement on the last. “The APC will continue to support constitutionally-backed innovations by our election management bodies to make our elections more credible. “At party level, the APC has resolved to entrench…

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PDP Govs’ Forum tasks NASS on electronic transmission of election results

The PDP Governors’ Forum has urged the National Assembly to entrench electronic transmission of result of elections into the nation’s electoral law. The call was contained in a 10-point communique issued at the end of the Governors’  Forum meeting, on Monday in Bauchi. The communique read by the Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, said the call was part of resolutions adopted at the meeting. “On the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the Governors identified with the need for a free, fair and credible elections in the…

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CVR: INEC begins physical biometric voters’ capture in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State on Monday commenced biometric registration and physical capturing of applicants in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. INEC Spokesman in Lagos, Femi Akinbiyi, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. According to him, the exercise is taking place at the INEC headquarters in Sabo, Yaba and all INEC offices in the 20 local government areas of the state. Akinbiyi said that prospective voters, who have completed the online CVR pre-registration and those who have not…

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PDP governors’ forum to meet over state of the nation, other issues, says DG

Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Monday meet in Bauchi, to deliberate on unemployment and the state of the Nigerian economy, according to a statement issued on Sunday, in Abuja, by the Director-General (D-G), PDP Governors Forum (PDP-GF), Hon. CID Maduabum. Maduabum said that PDP governors would, at the meeting, examine and deliberate on the current state of the nation, and the state of their respective States. He said the health of Nigeria’s democracy, including the Electoral Act Amendment, Constitution alteration bills, pending…

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