El-Rufai warns against senator’s recall

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has dismissed the purported plan to recall Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi as he reaffirmed his firm support for and solidarity with the distinguished Senator of Kaduna North Senatorial District. In a statement issued yesterday by Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the media aide to El Rufai, the governor warned those behind the move to stop tarnishing the image of respected persons as well as creating divisions within the party. El Rufai warned that those playing the childish game of a futile recall bid on Senator Hunkuyi should desist, saying: “We…

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MasterCard to provide 15,000 jobs in Nigeria, Tanzania

A five-year, $13 million collaboration between Michigan State University and The MasterCard Foundation will help 15,000 young people access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the fast-growing horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava and oilseed sectors in Nigeria and Tanzania. The partnership, the Agri- Food Youth Opportunity Lab, will focus on youth ages 18 to 24 in major food shed regions surrounding Lagos and Dar es Salaam. The AgriFood Youth Lab will assist economically disadvantaged, hard-to-reach and out-ofschool youth transition into employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the agrifood system. “Working with The Master-…

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Waiting for Anambra Central senatorial poll

Since December 7, 2015, when the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu nullified the election of Mrs. Uche Ekwunife as the senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, the zone has remained without any representation at the Senate. Ekwunife, then of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had contested against Dr. Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress (APC), now the Minister of Labour and Productivity, and a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, among others, in the March 28, 2015 National Assembly election. Ekwunife was…

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Ekweremadu, Chime renew battle for Enugu West

CHARLES ONYEKWERE reports on the imminent battle between a former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over who represents Enugu West senatorial distric in the National Assembly in 2019 A cold war is brewing in Enugu State between the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Sullivan Chime and the Senate deputy president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu over the soul of Enugu West senatorial seat. Both politicians had before the 2015 general elections engaged each other in one of the heaviest political battles in…

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LG dissolution: PDP drags Ondo govt, INEC to Appeal Court

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged the Ondo State Government, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to the Court of Appeal, asking the appellate court to reverse a judgement in favour of the trio, which resulted in the sack of all the 18 PDP local government chairmen last week. An Akure High Court presided over by Justice S. A. Sidiq had ordered the dissolution of the local government councils on the grounds that the PRP was not listed on the ballot paper during…

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Protesters storm National Assembly

National Assembly

IDPs threaten to take over Abuja over Ndume’s suspension Protesters numbering several hundred stormed the National Assembly yesterday, protesting the suspension of the former leader of the Senate, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South). The protesters, who mostly claimed to be indigenes of Borno State, arrived the main entrance of the nation’s apex legislative assembly at 9a.m., demanding for the immediate reinstatement of their son and senator, Ndume. The aggrieved protesters gave the National Assembly three-day ultimatum to recall Ndume or face the wrath of the Borno people, threatening to…

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