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Lagos bye-elections: 20 candidates jostle for senatorial, assembly seats

Twelve candidates will be contesting for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election slated for Oct. 31.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu urges Edo people to reject Governor Obaseki on election day

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu, has called on the people of Edo State to reject Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and kick him out of government house.

Edo guber: APC, PDP bicker over allegation to doctor INEC’s adhoc list

Barely two weeks to Edo state governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Godwin Obaseki of attempting to smuggle the names of agents of some political parties to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as those of the PDP.
‎Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.

Edo guber: APM vows to resist move by national body to arm-twist state chapter

‎Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.
The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, made the disclosure when the President, Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association (PTONA), Mr. Isaac Uhunwagho, led the association’s National Executive Committee and Trustees to pay her a courtesy call in Abuja.

Senator Saraki pledges Nigerian government’s commitment to improve port services

The Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemishola Saraki, has assured APM Terminals of the Federal Government’s commitment to make ports services in Nigeria meet international standards.
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo guber: Zenith Labour Party adopts deputy governor as candidate

The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.

Ondo guber: INEC releases names of all 17 candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a provisional list of candidates for the Ondo governorship election.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: 35 parties endorsed Governor Obaseki in exchange for N5 million each – APC

Edo State Media Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the news conference in Benin by 35 fringe parties, with Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) endorsed as their sole governorship candidate, was allegedly done in exchange for N5 million each and a promise of N65million.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Senator Kashamu slams PDP chairman over comment on party membership

A former National Assembly lawmaker, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has berated the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Uche Secondus for saying he is not a member of the party.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila: $22.7 billion loan approval suspended over South-East protest

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the protest by National Assembly members from the South-East geopolitical zone led to the suspension of work on the $22.79bn external borrowing request by President Muhammadu Buhari
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Patigi state constituency bye-election in Kwara State, Adam Ahmed Rufai, has been declared the winner. The returning officer for the election, Dr Abdulazeez Ishola Musbau of University of Ilorin, declared Rufai the winner having polled 10,354 votes

APC candidate declared winner of Kwara bye-election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Patigi state constituency bye-election in Kwara State, Adam Ahmed Rufai, has been declared the winner. The returning officer for the election, Dr Abdulazeez Ishola Musbau of University of Ilorin, declared Rufai the winner having polled 10,354 votes
Ibikunle Amosun

Senator Amosun, Adekunle Akinlade bid former Ogun majority leader farewell

The remains of a former Majority Leader, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Yinka Mafe, have been laid to rest on Friday.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC releases lists of contestants for March 14 by-elections in four constituencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission has published names of candidates of political parties who are qualified for the March 14,2020 state and federal constituency by-elections in Sokoto, Kwara, Jigawa and Niger States.
The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.

Ogun APM guber candidate, supporters return to APC

The governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade on Monday said he would be leading his supporters across the state back to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Allied Peoples Movement Party, APM, is seeking the cancellation of the Kogi State Governorship election held on November 16 for the exclusion of it’s party’s candidate, Yusuf Mamman Danielle, from the ballot.

APM seeks cancellation of Kogi governorship election

The Allied Peoples Movement Party, APM, is seeking the cancellation of the Kogi State Governorship election held on November 16 for the exclusion of it’s party’s candidate, Yusuf Mamman Danielle, from the ballot.

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#EndSARS: President Buhari sends ministers to home states

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As the #EndSARS protests turn violent in different parts of the country, a Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has called on the demonstrating youths not to take the laws into their own hands.

#EndSARS: Methodist Bishop sues for peace

As the #EndSARS protests turn violent in different parts of the country, a Methodist Bishop, Dr Sunday Onuoha, has called on the demonstrating youths not to take the laws into their own hands.
Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos.

Hoodlums vandalise Plateau secretariat, others

Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos.