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US support to 2015 election is declared vital to Nigeria’s stability

The United’s State support for Nigeria during the 2015 elections have been said to have brought President Muhammadu Buhari power as key to Nigeria’s stability. The president spoke this while granting farewell audience to Mr. James Entwistle, the outgoing United States ambassador to Nigeria, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, it ...

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Ogah insists not desperate to be Abia State governor

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant of Abia State, Dr. Uche Ogah, have insisted that his demand to be sworn in as the state Governor following a court order, is not out of desperation. According to Ogah, he was validly victorious in court and not ‘a hurriedly executed legal ambush for the acquisition of political power as being insinuated by some persons.’ The ...

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Abia State: Ikpeazu no longer governor by law -Agbakoba

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has lend his voice to the controversy trailing the sacked governor  Ikpeazu by a Federal High Court, Abuja. According to Agbakoba who is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu is no longer the Governor of Abia State in the eyes of the Law. “The court has removed ...

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Oyo State: Ajimobi announces first LG election in 9 years

While inaugurating  Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) members, the State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has declared that the commission will conduct council polls in September, the first of such in nine years. According to Ajimobi, the commission can be entrusted fo free, fair and credible election. “Today is a very remarkable day. This occasion is significant because we are taking a ...

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2019: INEC chairman advocating for electronic voting

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said during a meeting with executives of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECs) that the commission has decided to drop manual conduct of voting in 2019 general elections,. Prof. Yakubu noted that the commission was working to replacing the manual process with modern technology in the conduct of local elections. He said: ...

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Presidency: 2016 budget to be implemented till May 2017

The 2016 Appropriation Act signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 6, will run until May 2017. Buhari’s Senior Spe­cial Assistant on Nation­al Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this yesterday, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. “The Act provides that the budget takes effect­from the date of assent by the president and runs a full course of 12 months. “So, ...

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N23.3b bribe: EFCC to probe INEC chiefs

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials have been summoned to the agency’s Abuja headquarters in connection with the alleged N23.29billion bribe the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing. The EFCC has quizzed 16 top INEC officials, including 10 directors, over the scandal. Those invited are two Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and an administrative officer. The RECs are ...

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EFCC to probe Diezani for allegedly trying to rig 2015 election

Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is under investigation for allegedly trying to rig last year’s elections, a spokesman for the country’s anti-corruption agency said on Tuesday. “We are investigating a case involving the former petroleum minister Mrs Alison-Madueke in respect of some millions of dollars she is accused of giving to INEC officials to influence the 2015 elections,” Wilson ...

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EFCC to arrest more INEC officers, bankers for N23bn bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arrest more officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and election monitors that received various bribes in the N23bn funds from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. According to Punchng report on Thursday, the EFCC had arrested the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, ...

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