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House of Reps propose primaries for presidential, guber aspirants in states, local councils

The House of Representatives has proposed special conventions for political parties, where the presidential candidates of the parties will emerge to contest in the country’s general elections.

PDP wins Ekiti local council election

The Peoples Democratic Party has won all the chairmanship and councillor ship seats in the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State in Saturday’s local government election.

Senate approves card reader, sets fees for aspirants

The Senate has passed the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 Amendment Bill 2017, making it mandatory for use of card reader and banning of manual accreditation, when it becomes a law.

Anambra guber: IGP Ibrahim Idris deploys DIG, AIG, 3 commissioners for security

Ahead of next Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, deployed a Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operation to handle security arrangement before and during the exercise.

INEC chief Mahmood Yakubu urges National Assembly to expedite passage of electoral laws

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has called on the National Assembly to guiding the conduct of elections in the country.

Governor Dickson calls for bi-partisan approach to restructuring Nigeria

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has urged the Federal Government to set up a bi-partisan body to develop framework for the restructuring of the country.

Anambra guber: Obi never sponsored Obiano with N7bn personal funds – Umeh

The Director General of Governor Willie Obiano campaign organisation for the 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Victor Umeh, has said that it was not true that former governor, Mr. Peter Obi, spent his personal money to sponsor the campaigns of the Obiano’s first term.

PRONACO to reconvene conference in January

Barely 24 hours after the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) canvassed a return to the 1963 Constitution, the Pro-National Conference Organisation (PRONACO) has announced plans to reconvene its national confab adjourned in 2007 following calls for the restructuring of the country.

Okowa extends hand of fellowship to other political parties

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed desire to work in harmony with members of other political parties in the state in the interest of peace, good governance and development of the state.

Anambra guber: INEC advises parties to follow guidelines for primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties to follow electoral guidelines and party principles in the conduct of their primaries for the Anambra Governorship election scheduled for Nov. 28.

Impeaching the “useless and costly” Senate for African power adventurers

Ruling African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip, Doris Dlakude, said the real intention of the opposition was to carry out a coup d’état. She lamented that “(The opposition) are using the constitution so to collapse government, deter service delivery and sow the seeds of chaos in society so as to ultimately grab power”

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Collapse of reward system responsible for national vices – Solomon Dalung

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NNPC, others operate secret $137m joint venture account – Senator Melaye

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