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Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate to hasten passage of bills rejected by President Buhari

The Senate will fast-track the passage of bills passed in the eight Senate but not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said .
Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Senator Mamora: June 12 is really a day of celebration of democracy

A former lawmaker who served in the Sixth Assembly, Senator Oloruninbe Mamora, says June 12 is the ideal day for the celebration of democracy in Nigeria.

Presidency: President Buhari will not sign stupid bills from National Assembly

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a high number of bills because he has to analyse such documents closely so that he will not sign stupid bills into law.

John Oyegun urges President Buhari to assent to electoral amendment bill

Former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Amendment Bill into law in order to strengthen the country’s democracy.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

75 political parties pass vote of confidence on INEC chairman

Seventy-five registered political parties in the country, on Monday, passed a vote of confidence in the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, following what they described as successful completion of February 23 Presidential, National Assembly and March 9 Gubernatorial, State Houses of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory, FCT Area Council elections.

APC campaign petitions IGP, DSS over PDP’s illegal access to INEC server

The APC Presidential Campaign Council has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar: Muhammadu Buhari not interested in credible election

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, is not interested in ensuring free, fair and credible elections in 2019.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: Muhammadu Buhari working to compromise election

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed doubt over the willingness of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure peace in the 2019 election.

Babangida Aliyu: Why Atiku Abubabar will defeat Muhammadu Buhari ‘squarely’ in 2019

The former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Sunday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

PDP: Peter Obi’s performance at debate has improved our party’s profile

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday that the sterling performance of Peter Obi, its vice presidential candidate, in Friday’s vice presidential debate held in Abuja had greatly improved the rating of the party in Nigeria and in the international community.
Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

Electoral Act: Muhammadu Buhari’s attitude a bad signal for electoral process – TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria working on electoral issues, has expressed concerns over the refusal of Assent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Electoral Amendment Bill.
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2019 elections: APC, PDP disagree over readiness

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have disagreed over the readiness of both parties for the 2019 general elections.

PDP BOT chair Walid Jibrin urges National Assembly to override Muhammadu Buhari on Electoral...

Sen. Walid Jibrin, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the National Assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto and pass the amendments of the Electoral Act into law.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Electoral Act: APC Reps will stop override of Muhammadu Buhari’s veto – Femi Gbajabiamila

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House would scuttle any plan to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of the 2018 Electoral (Amendment) Bill.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili signs elections peace accord

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has signed the 2019 General Elections Peace accord.

Electoral Bill: Don’t override Buhari’s veto – Solomon Adeola

Lagos APC Senator Solomon Adeola kicks against any attempt to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018
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Muhammadu Buhari writes National Assembly on electoral bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated to the Senate and House of Representatives his decision on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in accordance to the powers vested in him by the 1999 Constitution.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-7

Muhammadu Buhari rejects electoral bill for the fourth time

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has for the fourth time declined to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018.

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President Buhari: My administration respects rights of citizens

The President said his government has put in place measures and strategies to address #EndSARS demands, stressing that the government will do everything lawful to ensure all sides are satisfied with measures taken to achieve peace in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign 71 suspects over ‘looting of virus palliatives’

The Police on Tuesday arraigned 71 persons before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for their alleged involvement in the looting of CACOVID palliatives at Agro Mall and Cargo Terminal, Ilorin.
Hilary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cannot be blamed on Russia, in spite of accusations by Democrat officials, Sigmar Gabriel, the former German Foreign Minister, said.

Russia not responsible for Hilary Clinton’s 2016 election loss – German ex-minister

Hilary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cannot be blamed on Russia, in spite of accusations by Democrat officials, Sigmar Gabriel, the former German Foreign Minister, said.

AU, EU vow continued support to peace, security efforts in Sahel region

The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have strongly condemned attacks against civilian populations, armed and security forces of the countries of the region, and all other regional and international forces.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate excuses security agencies from budget defence

Following the ongoing protests by youths across the country against the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and bad governance, with attendant burning and looting of property, the Senate asked Security Agencies to go and nip the crisis in the bud, rather than participate in the ongoing budget defence.