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CSOs protest in Bayelsa, demand fresh election

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Bayelsa State have held a peaceful protest in Yenagoa, the state capital demanding fresh presidential and National Assembly elections in some wards in Nembe and Southern Ijaw local government areas.
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Election: INEC inaugurates team to track campaign finance

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated an inter-agency campaign finance monitoring group ahead of the general election.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Centre: Supranational bodies’ intervention must respect constitutional order in Nigeria

Following the reactions of the supranational bodies over the suspension of erstwhile Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Centre for Democracy and Good Governance (CDGG) has opined that their judgements were biased and one-sided.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Submit yourself for arrest immediately – Femi Falana tells Senator Melaye

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has advised Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, to submit himself for arrest without any delay.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.

Yusuf Lasun: No crisis’ll stop elections

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has said nothing can stop next year’s general elections in the country.
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SERAP writes Buhari, seeks speedy trial of corrupt past governors

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Muhammadu Buhari urging him to expeditiously prosecute grand corruption cases involving all indicted former state governors and to prosecute indicted serving governors at the expiration of their tenure as governors.

SERAP drags INEC to court over vote buying

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the commission’s “failure to put Ekiti vote buyers on trial and do something about the allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during recent governorship election in Ekiti State.”
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Senator Adeleke: I’ll surround myself with best brains if elected Osun governor

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming September 22 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said that his poor result in secondary school will not limit his performance in office, if elected as the state’s helmsman at the poll.

Governor Shetttima: Why I’ve been unable to commission projects in seven years

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has explained why he has been unable to commission most of the projects his administration embarked upon since he assumed office seven years ago.

Bola Shagaya loses bid to reclaim seized N1.9 billion

The Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed an application seeking to unfreeze a Unity Bank account with a balance of N1,902,673,399.93 belonging to Hajiya Bola Shagaya.

Ekiti guber: My ambition scares other APC aspirants – Kayode Fayemi

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, on Friday spoke on his ambition to return as governor of the state, saying his declaration has created unease within the ranks of All Progressives Congress in the state.

Restore Justice Uzokwe as Abia CJ or face legal action – SERAP tells Governor Ikpeazu

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State to “immediately withdraw his illegal appointment of Justice Obisike Orji as the acting Chief Judge of the state and restore Justice Theresa Uzokwe, who was unlawfully removed by the State House of Assembly, back to her position as Chief Judge.”

Governor Bello recruiting NCE teachers to replace sacked Kogi university lecturers – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday accused the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, of recruiting holders of Nigeria Certificate in Education to replace about 150 lecturers dismissed at the Kogi State University.

Ijaw Youth Council demands release of 50 Niger Delta activists

Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, led by Mr. Eric Omare, has called for the urgent release of about 50 Niger Deltan activists allegedly arrested and detained without trial for over a year by security agencies...

Federal govt abandoned ex-VP Alex Ekwueme in London hospital – CD

Campaign for Democracy, CD, yesterday accused the Federal Government of contributing to the death of the Nigeria’s Second Republic Vice President, late Dr Alex Ekwueme in London Hospital, and warned that it should take responsibility for his death.

Aviation unions shun ULC strike, as airlines operate normal flight schedules

Aviation unions affiliated to United Labour Congress (ULC), on Monday, shunned directives to shut down the Nigerian airspace as the ULC begin a nationwide strike.

Biafra: Nigerian military must reverse declaration on IPOB – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has advised the Nigerian military to review the labelling of IPOB as a terrorist organisation.

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Dozens of Australian journalists could face prison or a fine for allegedly breaching a reporting ban on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Ninth Senate: Leave Bukola Saraki out of your jostle for Senate presidency – PDP...

The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress to stop dragging the name of the incumbent Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, into the schemes and plots by Senators-elect of the ruling party over who and who gets elected into the leadership of the Ninth Senate.
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Tite: Brazil ready to bounce back against Czech Republic

Tite insists he will not allow criticism of his Brazil tenure to affect him as his team look to bounce back against the Czech Republic.

Driver docked over alleged drunk driving, manslaughter

A 28-year-old driver, Ganiyu Abubakar, who allegedly drove a Mazda car while under the influence of alcohol and killed a man, on Tuesday appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos.
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GTBank congratulates President Buhari on re-election

The Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the renewal of his mandate by the electorate.