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APC floors PDP to win Kwara, Katsina by-elections

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Olawuyi, was on Saturday declared the winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election held across the four councils in Kwara.
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APC wins Kwara bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday night declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency bye-election in Kwara state.

2019: INEC lauds involvement of more Adamawa women in politics

The Independent Electoral Commission has expressed happiness over increasing number of women seeking elective offices in Adamawa state in the 2019 poll.

2019: Four women, 24 others to contest Adamawa governorship

Names of four women were among the list of 28 candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission to contest the governorship election in Adamawa State in 2019.

INEC releases names of candidates for by-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released names of political parties and their nominated candidates for by-elections in Kastina, Bauchi, Kwara and Cross River, scheduled for Nov. 17.

2019: INEC clears Hamza Al-Mustapha to run for president

The Independent National Electoral Commission has cleared Hamza Al-Mustapha, a former chief security adviser to the late dictator, Sani Abacha, to run for president on the platform of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN).

2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.
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2019: Full list of presidential candidates, parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has already scheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections for Saturday, 16th February.

2019: Hamza Al-Mustapha emerges PPN presidential candidate

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, on Sunday, emerged the presidential candidate of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN).

2019: 259 declare interests in 35 seats in Ekiti

No fewer than 259 aspirants have so far declared their interests in Senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly seats, in the forthcoming 2019 general elections in Ekiti.

CUPP Will Present Popular Presidential Candidate For 2019 Poll – PPN Chair

The National Chairman of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Hon Rasaq Eyiwuawi, has said the Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPPs) will present a presidential candidate that can pass integrity test in the 2019 general election.
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki

Agency plans to freeze Senate, Senator Saraki’s accounts – NUP

National chairmen and other leaders of 45 opposition political parties on Thursday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by a government agency to freeze the bank accounts of the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki.

APC, 15 other parties move against Senator Saraki in Kwara

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that the APC in the state is in coalition with 15 other parties to wrest political powers in the state from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Senator Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka

2019: Senator Kaka joins Ogun governorship race

Senator Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka has declared his intention to join the governorship race in Ogun state, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
There was large early turnout of voters in Ado-Ekiti capital city, as electorate already trooped out enmasse as early as 6.00am trekking long distances to get to their polling units.

Ekiti goes to poll as electorate decide fate of 35 candidates

The people of Ekiti State will on Saturday queue behind their candidates for the governorship election scheduled to replace the incumbent Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure will end in November.

2019: Nigeria Intervention Movement adopts political party

Leaders of the Nigeria Intervention Movement on Wednesday adopted a new party, Alliance for New Nigeria, as platform for the 2019 elections.

Two women, 38 others listed by INEC for Ekiti governorship election

Forty candidates, including two women, have been listed by the Independent National Electoral Commission as candidates of various political parties for the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.

2019: Opposition parties in Lagos form alliance to challenge APC

Fourteen opposition parties in Lagos State have formed an alliance to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.

PDP clears chairmanship, councillorship seats in Ekiti election

The Peoples Democratic Party won all the 16 local government chairmanship and 177 Councillorship seats in the local polls conducted in Ekiti State on Saturday.

APC shuns Ekiti local council polls

The local government elections in Ekiti State took place on Saturday peacefully with no recorded violence.

PDP wins Ekiti local council election

The Peoples Democratic Party has won all the chairmanship and councillor ship seats in the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State in Saturday’s local government election.

Ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel least qualified to lead PDP – Senator Buruji Kashamu

Not all members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are excited about the prospect of former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, emerging the chairman of the party.

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NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

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Oyo: Police rescues three abducted women after four days in captivity

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Ohanaeze: No ‘no man’s land’ in Igbo land

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Mexico president backs extension of supreme court head’s term, sparks backlash

Mexico's Senate on Thursday voted to extend the term of the president of the Supreme Court for an extra two years, a move criticized by opposition lawmakers who called it a bid by the ruling party to strengthen its hold on the country's institutions.
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Kaduna: Police arrest three for criminal conspiracy, incitement, abduction

The Police Command in Kaduna State said on Friday that it had arrested three suspects for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and abduction in the state.

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DPR releases list of licensed private refineries

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has published a list of private refineries with a valid permit to operate in Nigeria.
A widow, Dorothy Nnabode on Monday told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) panel that the police shot and killed her husband in front of her.

Security guard assaulted by CCT chairman petitions NHRC

Clement Sagwak, the security guard assaulted by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), asking for a probe into the March 29 incident.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

PDP blasts popular preacher for berating Oyo governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo State chapter, has described comments credited to Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello over the present PDP government under Governor Seyi Makinde as ‘uncharitable and unfair.’
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

Nigerian government, AfDB collaborate on special agro processing

As part of the Buhari administration’s efforts to transform agricultural productivity in the country, the Federal Government in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other stakeholders are set to roll out a Special-Agro Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) programme aimed at concentrating agro-processing activities in demarcated areas to boost productivity and integrate production, processing and marketing of selected commodities.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Imo government accuses Senator Okorocha of inciting youths to destroy state property

Following the recent attacks in Imo state, the state government has accused former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, of inciting youths to destroy public property.