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June 12: Speaker Obasa commends President Buhari, Asiwaju Tinubu, others for commitment to democratic...

Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for having the political will to declare June 12 Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari urged to scrap allocation of security votes to governors

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to work towards stopping allocation of security votes to state governors during his second term in office.

Victor Attah: Nigeria in danger without true federalism

The inaugural Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has expressed serious doubt about Nigeria remaining as one entity if true federalism is not urgently implemented.

Lagos speaker mourns late Oba Hamzat

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has mourned the demise of Oba Olatunji Hamzat, father of the state Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

REC: Era of manipulating election results over in Nigeria

Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, says the era of manipulating results of elections in favour of any of the political party was over in the Nigerian democracy.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years.

Saudi King, Qatari emir, Russian envoy congratulate President Buhari

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a new presidential term.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years.

President Buhari: I’m grateful to Nigerians for re-electing me

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for giving him another opportunity to lead the country in the next four years.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Points for concern and action

Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the redline that must not be crossed in tactics and practices of democracy.

NADECO: Frederick Fasehun was a courageous democrat

The leadership of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), human rights groups and social-cultural organisations on Tuesday extolled the virtues of the late Dr Frederick Fasehun, founder of the Oodua People’s Congress.
Adejare Adegbenro

Adejare Adegbenro: Nigeria yet to fully exit recession

The Chief Executive Officer of Balmoral International Ltd, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro, has said Nigeria has not fully exited recession because some traces of causes of the monster are still very much visible around.
Tibor Nagy

2019: US confident INEC will conduct credible election

The United States of America has expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is capable of conducting a free, fair and credible election in 2019, going by the success of the previous election and the current efforts of the commission under the leadership of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu.
Voters Osun Election

Direct primary best for Nigerian democracy

Mr John Okoli-Akirika, a legal practitioner based in Awka, Anambra said that direct primary method of electing aspirants remained the best for Nigerian democracy, compared to indirect method.
Ademola Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke: I won’t give up on my stolen mandate

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has vowed to contest the result of the election and reclaim his “stolen” mandate.

Osun election: PDP calls for cancellation of rerun

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called for the cancellation of the supplementary election in Osun State over alleged electoral malpractice.

PPA: Why we joined alliance against APC, President Buhari

The Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) has said that it went into alliance with the Coalition of United People Party (CUPP) because of the serial killings in some parts of the country and the rampant use of security agencies against political opponents by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere: Sacking of DSS boss not impressive

Following the sacking of the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawal Daura, by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has described the action as “unimpressive.”

CAN cautions presidency, police over threat to democracy

Following the siege to the residences of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by the police and other security agencies, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Tuesday cautioned the Presidency and the police over the threat to the nation’s democracy.

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Niger gets new chief judge

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Kano government to build Army training center worth N318 million in Falgore forest

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Friday that the state government would spend over N318 million on the construction of an Army training center in Falgore Forest, which was turned into a hideout by criminals.
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EFCC arrests cyber fraudsters in multiple cross country raids

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