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2019: PDP candidate vows to pay N20,000 monthly stipend to all unemployed graduates

The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has declared that his government will pay N20,000 monthly to all unemployed graduates in the state under a social security scheme that he will launch.

Senate panel engages Walter Onnoghen over bills rejected by Muhammadu Buhari

A Technical Committee set up by the Senate has engaged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen over 17 bills passed by the National Assembly but to which President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent.

Niger APC senatorial aspirant head to court over substitution with incumbent

Alhaji Sani Musa (313), who is believed to have won the the Niger East senatorial district primary election has headed to the court to challenge his substitution with incumbent Senator David Umaru.

2019: Niger PDP releases final list of candidates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state has released its candidates for all the elections slated for 2019 with its gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Umar Nasko topping the list.

Protesters hold Adams Oshiomhole hostage at APC secretariat

Hundreds of supporters of senator Muhammed Sani Musa have held the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (AP), Adams Oshiomhole, hostage at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja.
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Niger: APC members protest over alleged substitution of Senate’s primary list

Tension is mounting within the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State over the reported substitution of the National Assembly list from the three senatorial zones of the state.

David Umaru, Sabi Abdullahi lose APC senatorial primaries in Niger

Two of the serving Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state, Barrister David Umaru and Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi have lost in the senatorial primaries held across the state on Tuesday.
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President Buhari deserves second term – aspirant

Alhaji Shuaibu Gwada, veteran journalist and APC senatorial aspirant for Niger East District on Thursday, called on Nigerians to support the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate accuses President Buhari of human rights violations

The Senate has summoned the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over alleged violations of human rights and consistent assault on the provisions of the 1999 Constitution by the Executive.

Senate confirms Justice Abdu-Kafarati as Chief Judge of Federal High Court

Chairman of the committee, David Umaru (APC, Niger East) who read out the findings and recommendations of the committee, said Mr Abdu-Kafarati satisfies the requirements of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and the Senate’s standing order as amended.

Senator Umaru lambasts Governor Sani-Bello over N21.5 billion Sukuk loan

The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Barrister David Umaru, has lambasted the Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello over the N21.5 billion SUKUK loan facility applied for, saying it will plunge the state into bankruptcy.

Senate confirms President Buhari’s nominees to head NHRC, NERC

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Anthony Ojukwu as the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Ahmed Ketso: Senator Umaru a disgruntled, desperate politician

The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Mohammed Ketso, has berated the Senator representing Niger East, David Umaru, for criticising the current administration, describing him as a “desperate politician.”

You don’t deserve second term – Senator Umaru tells Governor Sani Bello

The rift between the Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, and the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator David Umar, has deepened, with the lawmaker on Wednesday saying the governor does not deserve a second term in office.

Etsu Nupe accuses Governor Sani Bello of nepotism

Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has accused the APC-led government in the state of nepotism.

Niger local council chairman impeached

The Chairman of Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, Yahuza Mohammed, has been impeached by his councillors for alleged gross misconduct and maladministration.

Niger lawmaker faults Governor Bello over alleged lopsided appointments

A member of the Niger State House of Assembly, Mr Malik Madaki, on Saturday faulted the alleged lopsided appointments in the state by Gov. Abubakar Bello.

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