Appeal Court Adjourns Hearing On Change Of Election Sequence

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has adjourned hearing in a suit challenging the ruling of a Federal High Court which set aside the amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Abubakar Yahaya told the parties in the case on Thursday that a full court would be constituted to hear the suit, as their panel cannot hear the appeal. The counsel to the National Assembly, Mr Joseph Daudu, said the issue before the court was very urgent. He told the court that…

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30,000 security personnel for election

Security agencies, including the Nigerian Police Force are to jointly deploy 30,000 officers and men to enhance adequate security during the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.   Arrangements are also in top gear to receive the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris on a one-day official visit to the state next week.   Caleb Ikechuckwu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Ado Ekiti that the IGP would meet with all stakeholders, preparatory to the…

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Ekiti election: The battle this time

Ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, BIYI ADEGOROYE gauges the indices capable of swinging the pendulum of victory in a manner alien to the 2014 elections in the state     From the remark made by the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), candidate in Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Eleka, who said “Who is Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti politics?” shortly after the emergence of the former minister as candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the incumbent Deputy Governor’s salvo was indicative of the fact that the election…

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2019: Buhari’s re-election will mark end of Nigeria –Ohanugo

The governorship candidate of the Better Nigerian People’s Party, Hon. Ikem Ohanugo has said that the re-election of President Mohammed Buhari will be the end of Nigeria.   Hon. Ohanugo who spoke with journalist in his office at Onitsha at the weekend, said that Buhari’s government has failed Nigerians and should be rejected in the 2019 pools If he presents himself as the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC).   Ohanugo said that the problem facing Nigeria is lack of political ideology and principle, even as he quarried why somebody…

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Lessons from the Anambra election

BOLA BOLAWOLE TREASURES

The Anambra governorship election has come and gone but its reverberations will remain with us for some time to come. I congratulate Governor Willie Obiano, and my brother and professional colleague, Chucks Iloegbunam (Chairman of Obiano’s Media Team), for their victory and while commiserating with the losers, I ask them to take heart and not fight dirty. As the saying goes, there is always another time and he who fights and runs away lives to fight another day.   If it does not rain today, it will sure rain tomorrow.…

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POLITICAL NOTES: Racing against time

The euphoria that greeted the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration after 16 years of unbroken rule by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is fast eroding given the fact that the government is yet to turn things around as it promised. The ruling party had made several promises, which revolve around three key issues – fight against corruption, insecurity and job creation – during the campaigns for the 2015 general elections. It had then assured addressing the issues will bring positive changes in the lives of Nigerians within two…

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Boko Haram attacks force INEC to suspend voter registration in Madagali Council

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended its Continuous Voter Registration in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, due to persistent Boko Haram attacks. The Communications Officer of INEC in Adamawa, Mrs Rifkatu Maxwell, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Friday. “The commission has suspended the ongoing nationwide continuous voter registration exercise in Madagali Local Government Area, due to security challenges and frequent Boko Haram attacks. “The commission will announce a date for resumption of the exercise if…

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NSA probes N15bn recovery

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), has begun an investigation into the recovery of about N15 billion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This is as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to submit a report on the recovery. The EFCC had, last week Wednesday, recovered $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million totalling about N15 billion from a private apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. New Telegraph was informed…

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Sustained development for Etche

As at May 29, 2015 when the good people of Rivers State rightly expelled the All Progressives Congress ( APC) from government, the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality were one of the most neglected communities. They were denied developmental projects, appointments and respect from their own state government. Due to no fault of theirs, they were degraded to second class citizens in a state where they served as food basket and also have some of the critical oil producing communities. Their situation was worsened by the fact that Etche APC…

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Ekiti guber aspirant preaches unity among APC members

Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, an aspirant, Mr. Yinka Akerele, yesterday advised members and leaders of the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to close ranks and ensure the party’s victory at the poll. According to him, the mission of taking over power from those he described as usurpers must dwarf other tendencies among the party members. He added that they needed to remain united until APC records success democratically. He spoke when he visited the party’s secretariat where he officially notified…

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