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REC: No ballot papers missing in Niger

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Niger State, Prof Sam Egwu, has debunked reports of missing ballot papers for Niger East and Niger North senatorial districts.

Senate wants Kaduna airport named after late Abba Kyari

Senators on Wednesday adopted a resolution to name the Kaduna International Airport after the late Abba Kyari.

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.
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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.

Niger PDP holds guber primary Sunday

The Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is set to conduct its primary election to pick the candidate that will fly its flag in next year’s governorship election on Sunday.

2019: Governor Sani-Bello submits nomination form

Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani-Bello, said his desire to take the state to higher level and the need to complete all the people oriented projects embarked upon by his administration informed his bid for re-election in 2019.

PDP urges President Buhari to sign Electoral Act amendment bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 without further delay, contending that his vacillation over the bill was inimical to the conduct of the impending general elections slated for the first quarter of next year.
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National Assembly committee still deadlocked on INEC election budget

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters saddled with the responsibility of looking into the 2019 general election budget proposal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to agree on what to approve for the electoral body in preparation for the elections beginning in February 2019.
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2019 Election budget: National Assembly Joint Committee reconvenes August 27

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters which adjourned sine die on Friday is now to reconvene on August 27 to harmonise the 2019 general elections budget proposal for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
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2019 Election budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections.

APC congress: Protest in Niger over consensus candidates

Protests on Saturday trailed the affirmation method adopted for the emergence of executives of the All Progressives Congress State in Niger State.

PDP laments as police stops rally in Niger

The Nigeria Police has cancelled the planned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zonal meeting/rally slated for Kontagora town in Niger State, today, Saturday.

PDP suspends deputy chairman over anti-party activities, plans to join APC

The Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Niger State chapter, Alhaji Aminu Yussuf, has been suspended over allegations of gross misconduct and anti-party activities in the State.

Don’t expect Senate to ‘clap for’ Ali Ndume – Senator Sabi Abdullahi

The Senate through its chairman, committee on media and public affairs, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North), has said while it welcomed the return of recently reinstated senator, Ali Ndume, it was not unduly excited.

2019: Over 1000 APC members join PDP in Niger

No fewer than 1,000 All Progressive Congress, APC, members in Kontagora, Niger north have decamped to Peoples Democratic Patty (PDP) as politicians get endorsement ahead of the 2019 general election from the area.

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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