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INEC Issues APDA, ADP, 3 Other Parties Certificate

6 days ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, in Abuja presented certificates of registration to five newly registered political parties, bringing to 45 the total number of registered political parties in Nigeria. The newly certified political parties are Action Democratic Party (ADP), All Democratic People’s Movement (ADPM), Advanced People’s Democratic Party (APDA),...

 

2019: I’ll Never Endorse Sen. Abe’s Governorship Ambition – Amaechi

6 days ago /

The leadership crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a turn for the worse with the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, asserting that not even President Muhammadu Buhari, can make him endorse the governorship aspiration of Senator Magnus Abe. Amaechi told some stakeholders...

We’ll Soon Be A Registered Political Party, says ANN

1 week ago /

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political association, has assured its supporters that it will soon be a registered political party. Speaking with journalists, Jay Osi Samuels, coordinator of the association, said ANN’s name, acronym and slogan have been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He expressed optimism that ANN...

Report Of My Expulsion From APC False — Jibrin

1 week ago /

Honourable Abdulmumini Jibril Kofa, has described as false the report that he has been expelled from the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, for anti-party activities. Abdulmumini in a statement on Thursday, said that his purported expulsion was carried out by ‘political antagonizers who are perpetually threatened by his advocacy for transparency...

INEC To Deploy More Materials For Continuous Voters Registration

1 week ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would be deploying additional 300 additional Direct Data Capture Machines (DDCMs) to some centres of the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to ease congestion. The Commission, in a statement signed by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter...

APC Expels Suspended Lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin

1 week ago /

The All Progressives Congress(APC) chapter in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has expelled Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives.  Sani Ranka, chairman of the party in the local government, hinged the action on alleged anti-party activities by Jibrin. Ranka accused the former chairman house committee on appropriations of...

INEC Confirms Theft Of Its Voters Registration Machine In Rivers

1 week ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has confirmed the theft of the Direct Data Capturing, DDC equipment being used for the voters registration exercise in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers state. The INEC equipment alongside with council properties were allegedly stolen from Emohua Local Government Council. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in...

Maryland, District Of Columbia Sue Over Payments To Trump Hotels

1 week ago /

The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Monday filed a lawsuit claiming that government payments to President Donald Trump's businesses violate the U.S. Constitution. Payments to the president's enterprises from foreign and domestic governments through his hospitality empire draw business away from Maryland and D.C. venues and...

Move To Recall Me Will Fail, Says Melaye

1 week ago /

Sen. Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) has said that the ongoing move by the electorate in his constituency to recall him from the Senate will fail. Melaye, who is representing the Kogi West Senatorial District in the Senate, made the statement in Kabba, Kogi, on Sunday when he addressed his supporters. He said his achievements...

INEC Registers Five New Political Parties

2 weeks ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties. According to the Commission, 95 associations applied for registration as political parties, but it approved five applications which met the constitutional requirements for registration. The parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP); Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA); New Generation Party of Nigeria...

Why Senate Confirmed Only 15 Out Of 27 REC Nominees

3 weeks ago /

Facts have emerged on why the Senate confirmed 15 out of the 27 Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioners ‎submitted for confirmation by President Muhammadu Buhari. Although there are petitions against some of the RECs, which the Senate Committee is currently treating, it was gathered that the others are undergoing...

 

I Will Name My Successor In May 2018, Will Run For Senate – Ajimobi

3 weeks ago /

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday said he would unveil his successor in May 2018, urging the people to be patient. The governor, who lives office in May 2019, also said he has identified five possible successors. Mr. Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan during an interactive session with journalists to...

APC Lacks Focus, Experience – Akpabio

3 weeks ago /

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government, has failed to deliver in the last two years because they lacked experience and technical-know-how to administer the country. Akpabio stated this while speaking to ThisDay in Abuja. Apparently mocking APC leaders, the former Governor...

Chaplain Allegedly Sacked For Disrespecting Governor's Wife

4 weeks ago /

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, allegedly prompted the Governing Council, Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Lagos State, to remove Venerable Femi Taiwo as Chaplain. Taiwo, it was gathered, got the sack letter, without any query or official reason. He was ordered to exit his official quarters where he lived with his...

Sokoto: Court Set June 23 For Judgment On Tambuwal’s Election

1 month ago /

The fate of the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant Umar Dahiru in the 2015 general elections will be finally determined on the 23rd of June 2017,  when judgment in the legal Tussle over Sokoto Governorship seat will be delivered  A Federal High Court in...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Sheriff’s Application Against Makarfi Faction

1 month ago /

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application filed by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Modu Sheriff, against the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party. Sheriff had filed the application on March 21, seeking to stop the Supreme Court from hearing the appeal filed by the Senator...

APC Gains Majority Of 18 To 8 In Ondo Assembly As More PDP Lawmakers Defect

1 month ago /

During the tenure of former governor Olusegun Mimiko, the PDP had 21 members as against APC five members. But within three months of the present administration, 13 members of PDP have jumped ship to join the five shooting the number of APC lawmakers to 18 and depleting the opposition to eight. Amongst the...

5,000 APC, APGA, LP Members Defect To PDP

1 month ago /

No fewer than 5,000 persons from the All Progressive Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defected members were received during the PDP Enugu West Zonal Executive Meeting coming just a week after the former Enugu State...

Nnamdi Kanu Reacts To Reports That He’s Gunning To Become Biafran President

1 month ago /

The embattled leader of the Pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to popular opinion that he intends to become the president of the Republic of Biafra if the dream is actualized. Nnamdi Kanu who was recently released on bail while speaking with Vanguard noted that...

INEC Inaugurates Planning Committee For 2019 Elections

1 month ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday inaugurated the Election Project Plan Committee (EPPC). The Commission also approved the 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan for immediate implementation, following its validation by stakeholders. The EPPC has an INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu as Chairman, as well as the Director of Planning...


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