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Court strikes out suit challenging ex-minister Fani-Kayode’s police invitation

After filing an application against the Nigerian Police in court for inviting him, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked the court to dismiss the suit.

Minimum wage: Workers ready for showdown, back NLC ultimatum

Nigerian workers have thrown their weight behind the 14-day ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to the Federal Government over delay regarding new minimum wage.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Defection: Court asked to declare Governors Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed’s seats vacant

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has been asked to declare the seats of Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, vacant by reason of their defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to‎ the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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CSOs caution politicians over defection, desperation

Some Civil Society Organisations on Tuesday in Abuja said politicians cross-carpeting from one political party to another was out of desperation.
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Presidency: Why President Buhari won’t assent to Electoral Bill

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, in a statement, said President Buhari has already communicated his decision to the Senate and the House of Representatives on August 30th.
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Sokoto: IRI selects 20 young political party leaders for academy

The International Republican Institute has selected 20 young political party leaders in Sokoto State for a six-month intensive leadership programme.

APC can’t succeed in move to impeach Senator Saraki – Bauchi lawmaker

A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lere/Bula constituency in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, Muhammad Adamu Tukur, has said that the move being orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki will fail.

Human rights lawyer seeks declaration of Senators Saraki, Akpabio’s seats vacant

A Human Rights lawyer, Mr Frank Tietie, has advised that the seat of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, be declared vacant since he had defected to another party.

Why Speaker Dogara halted planned defection to PDP

Dogara was rumoured to have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party in the last two weeks when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for the PDP.

Abdulrazak Sayaya: I warned about PDP defectors in 2015

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdulrazak Abubakar Sayaya, has revealed that he had told President Muhamnadu Buhari to be wary of some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the APC in 2015.
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President Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF coasting to victory

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has further widened its lead in the parliamentary election as it is close to securing a majority in the 150 member parliament.
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Osun guber: Observer group recommends direct system for elections

Coalition of Civil Societies, a group of observers that monitored the direct governorship primary election by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osogbo, the state capital, has applauded the process.

2019: USAID, IRI partner political parties on manifesto, promise delivery

The International Republican Institute (IRI) and State Working Committees (SWC) of leading political parties in Sokoto State, have agreed to organise citizens/constituency outreaches ahead of the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Ekiti guber: Police not in support of any political party – spokesperson

The Nigeria Police Force has assured electorates in Ekiti State ahead of the July 14 election that the police will ensure adequate security noting that the force does not belong to any political party.
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Ekiti guber: Police to withdraw Ayodele Fayose, Kayode Fayemi’s security aides

The police DIG declared that no party would be allowed to hold any political rally not approved by the police until the election was held.

APC accuses Buba Galadima of committing a punishable offence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Buba Galadima, chairman of the Reformed-APC, a faction of the ruling party, of impersonation.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari: Human life becoming cheap in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday lamented human life was becoming cheap in Nigeria.

Nigerians can’t be fooled by change of slogan – PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Nigerians cannot be fooled by its attempt to change its slogan from ‘Change’ to ‘Progress’.
Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, and Senator Magnus Abe

APC Convention: Minister Amaechi, Senator Abe reunite

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe embraced each other at the national convention of the APC.

Senator Oduah: Why I dumped PDP for APGA

The senator representing Anambra North senatorial district, Stella Oduah, formally defected to the All Progressive Grand Alliance from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday at a ceremony held at the national secretariat of her new party in Abuja.

PDP: APC is Nigeria’s problem

The Peoples Democratic Party has declared that the All Progressives Congress, “by its manifest retrogressive, violent and despotic proclivities, has proven to be the clog in our collective quest for national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity as a people”.

Methodist Prelate: IPOB proscription height of injustice

The Prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Chukwuemeka Kalu Uche, has described the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as the height of injustice.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao- says Service Chefs will submit to DHQ under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.

NAF chief: Terrorists’ll be brought to their knees

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the Nigerian military will win the war on insecurity in the North-East and other parts of the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

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

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed the release of the abducted victims at Onipe, a suburb along the Ijebu-ode/Idi-Ayunre axis of Oluyole Local Government Area of the state on Monday by unknown gunmen.
The newly elected President-General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Prof George Obiozor has admonished the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to thread cautiously his agitation for a separate country from Nigeria.

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

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned non-Igbo indigenes residing in the South-East to erase ‘no man’s land’ from their minds.
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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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Bernd Leno: Arsenal without European competition ‘doesn’t feel right’

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the idea that the Gunners might not play European football next season "doesn't feel right", and that the job of the players is to make sure the club is where it "belongs".

2023: North-Central crucial to PDP’s success – Senator Saraki

The immediate past Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa, Kwara, Kogi, Benue States and the FCT to unite and work together as the success of the party in the next national elections depends on its ability to win across the North-Central zone.

AU, Somalia agree on security strategies

Senior leaders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) have agreed on strategies for Somali security forces to take a lead role in future security operations, the AMISOM said Friday.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua ready to accept venue offer for Tyson Fury fight

It seems the biggest heavyweight showdown in British boxing history has taken a huge step to becoming a reality after Anthony Joshua hinted he was ready to accept an official offer to face Tyson Fury.
Fulham striker Josh Maja believes the team can avoid relegation this season.

Josh Maja: Fulham must play with courage and confidence vs Arsenal

Josh Maja has charged his Fulham teammates to go to Arsenal for Sunday’s Premier League fixture with courage and confidence.