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The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Nigeria police to restrict vehicular movement on voting day

Nigeria’s police chief has ordered restriction of vehicular movement on the election day with barely a day to the opening of polls in keenly watched presidential polls.
Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun APC rally crisis: Governor Amosun blasts Adams Oshiomhole

The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has denied allegations by the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, that he sponsored thugs to the presidential rally of the party in the state on Monday.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senator Saraki begs colleagues not to abandon legislative duties for elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has appealed to his colleagues not to abandon legislative duties during electioneering.

Senator Saraki: Legislative business must continue despite elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has charged his colleagues to be focused on legislative business despite activities of the election season, even as he called for restraint in the use of power.
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Senator Nyako: Senate needs more powers to sanction erring government officials, organisations

Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako (ADC-Adamawa) has called for more powers for the Senate to enable it to sanction erring government officials and organisations.

Senator Ndume: Legislature antagonistic to President Buhari

Former Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume, has said that the Senate under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki has been antagonistic to President Muhammadu Buhari
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

US cautions DR Congo against manipulating election results

The United States has called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Electoral Commission to release accurate results of Sunday’s general election in the country, warning against manipulation.
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Ibikunle Amosun signs N400.3 billion 2019 budget for Ogun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has signed into law the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N400.3 billion for the state, with an assurance that the budget will not only be on paper but also adequately funded.

Volatile DR Congo braces for troubled election

One of the world’s powder-keg countries faces a crunch test on Sunday when the Democratic Republic of Congo heads into elections marred by delays, clashes and fears of polling-day chaos.
Kayode Ojo, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election in Ekiti state, says heckling of President Muhammadu Buhari during the budget presentation is a signal that the leadership of both chambers have lost grip of the national assembly.

Kayode Ojo: Booing of Muhammadu Buhari shows Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara ‘have lost grip’...

Kayode Ojo, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election in Ekiti state, says heckling of President Muhammadu Buhari during the budget presentation is a signal that the leadership of both chambers have lost grip of the national assembly.

2019 Budget: PDP’s desperation can’t intimidate Muhammadu Buhari – Emmanuel Uduaghan

The immediate-past Governor of Delta State and All Progressives Congress 2019 Delta South Senatorial District candidate, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, has reacted to the protest that occurred on Wednesday during President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation at the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Itse Sagay: Unemployed legislators calling for return to parliamentary government

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Monday said the debate by lawmakers in the National Assembly that Nigeria should return to a parliamentary system of government is a wasteful diversion of time and resources.

Ike Ekweremadu, Ahmed Lawan disagree over Senate membership composition

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday disagreed with the Majority Leader, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, over the composition of the membership of the upper legislative chamber.
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Legislative aides: Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, Mohammed Sani-Omolori have diverted our N5.8 billion allowances

Legislative aides in the National Assembly have accused President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara; and Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori, of diverting allowances of aides and slashing of their salaries.

Borno, Kaduna governors storm Ekiti to reconcile warring APC members

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima and Kaduna’s Nasir el-Rufai to visit Ekiti on Monday to mediate in crisis within the ruling APC in the state
Members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria are currently picketing the Senate and House of Representatives chambers at the National Assembly.-6

National Assembly workers threaten to continue picketing

Legislative activities will again be paralysed next week if the demands of National Assembly workers under the auspices of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) are not met till the resumption of plenary Tuesday.

APGA presidential candidate lists areas of priority if elected

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) presidential candidate, Gen. John Gbor, on Thursday in Awka listed education, agriculture. youth empowerment and women empowerment as priority areas of his administration if elected into power.
Members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria are currently picketing the Senate and House of Representatives chambers at the National Assembly.-6

National Assembly blames staff protest on non-release of 2018 Budget

The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, has blamed the picketing of the National Assembly by members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on the non-release of the 2018 budget.

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Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.