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INEC: Senate, courts can’t create new constituencies

A constitutional crisis might be brewing between the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over a directive to it by the upper chamber to restore two state constituencies in Delta State in what appeared to be new boundary delineations.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senate okays restoration of Ethiope West constituency in Delta Assembly

The Senate yesterday approved the restoration of Ethiope West state constituency (1) in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State from the present Ethiope West state constituency.
Speaker, Kwara House of Assembly, Mr Yakubu Danladi, has felicitated Muslim Ummah and entire Nigerians with a call on them to imbibe the spirit of perseverance, which is one of the symbols of Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Kwara Assembly swears in only PDP lawmaker over a year after court victory

The Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Engr Yakubu Salihu, on Tuesday, swore in the only Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmaker, John Agboola (Ilorin South Constituency) as a member.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.

Minister: President Buhari working hard to fulfill campaign promises

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, says President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard to fulfill his campaign promises and social contract he entered into with the Nigerian electorate.
The Chairman, Council of Pro Chancellor of State Universities in Nigeria (COPCSUN), Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), has tasked stakeholders in Nigerian education system to stop paying workers salaries while on strike, as being done in developed countries of the world in order to reset the nation’s collapsed education to achieve its desired goals.

COPCSUN chairman: Principle of ‘no work no pay’ should apply to lecturers, others in...

The Chairman, Council of Pro Chancellor of State Universities in Nigeria (COPCSUN), Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), has tasked stakeholders in Nigerian education system to stop paying workers salaries while on strike, as being...
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Governor Bala: Bauchi councils surviving on overdraft

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has lamented that all the local government areas in the state are existing on overdraft to run their affairs.

SAN passes vote of no confidence on Nigerian politicians

A constitutional lawyer, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), at the weekend passed a vote of no confidence on Nigerian politicians presently occupying various office over their failure to fulfill electoral promises made to the electorate during 2019 general election in the country.
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Okey Ndibe tasks Nigerian electorate on political choices

Following yesterday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America and Vice President Kamala Harris, a US-based Nigerian intellectual, Prof. Okey Ndibe, has called on Nigerian electorate to draw lessons from the US elections, where the electorate stood firmly behind their political choices, and voted for the right candidates.
Kano State Deputy Governor Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has described the conduct of the local governments election exercise in the state as peaceful.

Kano council election peaceful – deputy governor

Kano State Deputy Governor Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has described the conduct of the local governments election exercise in the state as peaceful.
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Voter apathy mars Kano council poll

Saturday’s Kano State local government election, recorded low turnout of voters, as only a handful voters were seen in polling units, newsmen reports.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Appeal Court dismisses suit against Kogi governor’s election

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed the appeal challenging the election of Yahaya Bello as the Governor of Kogi State for lacking in merit.

PDP knocks Anambra government over sales of assets

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised Anambra Government on the planned sales of some government assets in the state.

Wole Olanipekun writes INEC chairman over Cross River senatorial by-election

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, over alleged mischief of INEC in court cases on the just concluded by- election for Cross River North senatorial district.
Walid Kechida, 25, was accused of insulting President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and “offending the precepts” of Islam in internet memes and other online posts, said Kaci Tansaout, from the CNLD prisoners’ rights group.

Algerian jailed for three years for political protest memes

Walid Kechida, 25, was accused of insulting President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and “offending the precepts” of Islam in internet memes and other online posts, said Kaci Tansaout, from the CNLD prisoners’ rights group.

Anambra election: PDP orders members to withdraw all litigations against party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked its members in court against the leadership of the party in Anambra to withdraw all litigations ahead of the November governorship poll in the state.
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Senator Ndume: President Buhari should reconstitute a new cabinet if he means well for...

Senator representing Southern Borno, and Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Mohammed Ndume, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should immediately reconstituted a new cabinet if he mean well for Nigerians in the 2021.
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Senator Shekarau: My relationship with Governor Ganduje, Senator Kwankwaso remains cordial

A former Kano State Governor, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, says his relationship with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Sen. Rabi’u Kwankwaso still remains cordial.
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2000 ACD members in Niger decamp to APC

About 2,000 members and supporters of the Advanced Congress for Democrats (ACD) decamped to the ruling APC in Agwara Local Government Area of Niger State on Sunday.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi governor decries high level of poverty in state

Mohammed, who made his concerns known in Bauchi at the swearing-in of eight appointees into various positions, said a lot had to be done by the state’s poverty alleviation programmes in 2021 to address the challenge.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana’s president pledges to ensure peace post-election

President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians of working with all stakeholders to protect the peace of the country following the December 7 elections.

EKSU alumni seeks member as next Ekiti governor

The National President, Ekiti State University Alumni Association, Dr. Adedotun Adetunberu, on Tuesday, said the next governor of Ekiti State must be a product of the 38-year-old institution.

PDP wins 17 chairmanship seats in Abia

The Abia State Independent Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) 17 chairmanship candidates, as winners of the just concluded local government councils election.

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.

Bauchi, Benue governors reconcile in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
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Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ordered to further tighten belts by La Liga

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor: 2.5% revenue for host communities ‘unacceptable’ to Niger Delta

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
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Police nab five ‘armed robbers’, recover fire arms in Nasarawa

Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.

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Primate Ayodele: President Buhari has broken Nigeria’s unity

The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.

US calls on AU to exert pressure over worsening crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.
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State Department engaged with Rwanda on ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’

The United States State Department said on Thursday that it has engaged with the government of Rwanda at the “highest levels” on the case of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier depicted as a hero in a Hollywood film about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, who was charged with terrorism-related offenses in a Kigali court.
A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra.

Charles Udeogaranya: Ndigbo Republic may emerge if South-East fails to produce president in 2023

According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.”
West Ham United manager David Moyes has questioned the decision of the Premier League to postpone three matches last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

West Ham boss offers contract update amid Celtic links

David Moyes has offered a positive update on his contract situation at West Ham, with the Scot stating that he has “no intention of going anywhere” despite speculation linking him with the vacant post at Celtic.