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INEC withdraws return certificate from President Buhari’s ex-aide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday issued a Certificate of Return for the House of Representatives seat in Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano to Shamsuddeen Dambazau, son of the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau.

Five senators-elect jostle for deputy senate presidency

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June.
The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Senate: Return of Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar from S/Arabia a great relief to Nigerians

The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Senator Gaya: Senate President, Speaker’ll emerge by secret ballot

The President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives and their deputies in the ninth National Assembly, may be elected through secret ballot.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock

The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock.
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Why Zainab Habib was freed by Saudi authorities

Nigerian student, Zainab Habib Aliyu, was yesterday released by Saudi Arabian authorities four months after she was arrested over alleged drug trafficking, which carries capital punishment in the kingdom.

Senate committee gives final ultimatum on ending Apapa gridlock

Towards finding lasting solution to gridlock in Apapa, the Senate Committee on Works on Friday advocated co-operation of various government agencies to make port operations easier.

APC group accuses Senator Gaya of anti-party activities

A group known as Next Level Youth for Buhari has accused Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south, of working with “elements” in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to canvass for the adoption of the open secret ballot system for the election of the senate president.

Senator Utazi: Why APC should zone deputy senate presidency to Southeast

Senator representing Enugu North District in the National Assembly, Chukwuka Utazi, has said it would be unfair to leave out the entire South East in the contention for the next deputy senate president.

Senator-elect Orji Kalu begs APC to zone deputy Senate president to South-East

The Senator-elect for Abia North, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Monday pleaded with the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to zone the position of Deputy Senate President to the South East geo-political zone.
President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has called on the government of Qatar to lift the visa ban restrictions on Nigerians. Saraki made the request in Doha, Qatar, during a meeting with Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Qatar: Senator Saraki calls for end to visa restrictions on Nigerians

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has called on the government of Qatar to lift the visa ban restrictions on Nigerians.

Senator Kabiru Gaya joins race for deputy Senate presidency

A ranking senator on the platform of the All Progressives Congress from Kano State, Kabiru Gaya, on Thursday formally declared his intention to contest the position of deputy president in the ninth Senate.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.

Senator Gaya: Senate will probe February 16 poll delay

A principal officer of the Senate has disagreed with Senator Kabiru Gaya over the latter’s declaration that the upper chamber of the National Assembly will investigate the postponement of the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections by INEC.

Election postponement: National Assembly‘ll investigate INEC – Senator Gaya

Senator Kabiru Gaya, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kano South constituency, has demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission be investigated following the postponement of the elections.

Senator Gaya: VP Osinbajo a humble man, great leader

Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano South) has described Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as a humble man, a great leader and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari.

APC leads in announced National Assembly results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released results of 118 National Assembly seats out of the 469.
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Ibrahim Shekarau wins Kano Central senatorial seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano state has declared the APC senatorial candidate for Kano Central District, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, as the elected Senator for the zone.

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Okagbare Qualifies For World Athletics Championship

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor finished second with a time of 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m event at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday.

Enugu government approves further works on international conference centre

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in furtherance of its efforts to ensure the completion of the hitherto abandoned Enugu International Conference Centre, has approved the procurement and installation of external glass at the main auditorium of the edifice.
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Arthur Eze doles out N185 million to Anambra College

A philanthropist and oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, has doled out N185 million to Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe (NOCEN) for construction of its hostel and students’ feeding.
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Speakership: Northern group flays APC’s adoption of sole candidate

A group of six non-governmental organisations under the agies of Northeast Women and Youth Initiative for Good Governance (NEWYIGG) has flayed the adoption of a sole candidate for the speakership seat of the House of Representatives by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Bayelsa guber: Ijaw elders warn against electoral violence

Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, the Ijaw Elders Forum (IEF) and other stakeholders have warned against electoral violence.