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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC: We shall initiate legal reforms ahead 2023 election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has declared that his commission was determined to reform the nation’s electoral process ahead of the 2023 polls.
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Lawan: Why majority of PDP senators-elect are rooting for me

Senate Presidential hopeful, Senator Ahmed Lawan, has revealed the reason why most of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators would queue behind his candidacy, stressing that it is because they have identified with his vision.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday charged the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to keep filled assets declaration forms safe as those facing corruption charges now will come after him in 2023.

President Buhari receives asset declaration forms from Code of Conduct Bureau

President Muhammadu Buhari has received a new set of Code of Conduct forms after winning reelection for a second term during the presidential election in February this year.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari pledges to champion women, youths participation in governance

The wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has re-assured Nigerian women and youths of her determination to champion their course for active participation in governance.
Saulos Chilima

Malawi race for president tight as election nears

Malawians go to the polls Tuesday in local, parliamentary and presidential elections. Seven candidates are running for president, but the real battle is among incumbent President Peter Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Rivers election: Nigeria Army incarcerated me for 11 days – Governor Wike’s aide

Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Infrastructure, Otonye Briggs, yesterday, told the Justice Monima Danagogo-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry that the Nigerian Army incarcerated him for 11 days and denied him the right to perform his civic duty during the March 9 election.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Moneybags should not determine election results

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the anti-graft agency intervened in the recent general elections in Nigeria, in order to checkmate and prevent the moneybags from determining the emergence of leaders arising from the polls.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

75 political parties pass vote of confidence on INEC chairman

Seventy-five registered political parties in the country, on Monday, passed a vote of confidence in the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, following what they described as successful completion of February 23 Presidential, National Assembly and March 9 Gubernatorial, State Houses of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory, FCT Area Council elections.
Romeo Bekeyei

Bayelsa guber aspirant urges President Buhari to sign electoral bill into law

A governorship aspirant in Bayelsa State, Romeo Bekeyei, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill into law to avoid manipulation of the governorship election.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

What is Atiku Abubakar’s real motive with alternative facts?

The realities begin to unravel when one takes an honest look at the official presidential results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and a different result presented by Atiku Abubakar — with special attention to the National Assembly figures.
Zainab Aliyu

NAHCON hires lawyers to defend Nigerian student in Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced hiring of lawyers in Saudi Arabia to defend the Nigerian student Zainab Habib arrested by the Saudi authorities for being in possession of a banned substance.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki named IHRC’s ambassador

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been nominated as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki nominated as international human rights commission ambassador

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been nominated as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

2019 election petitions across Nigeria hit 766

The Court Of Appeal on Tuesday said the number of petitions challenging various results of the 2019 general elections has risen to 766.

Federal government rejects IMF report on sovereign wealth fund

The latest report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranking Nigeria as the world’s second worst user of sovereign wealth funds is “fundamentally flawed”, the federal government says.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: Ministers Amaechi, Malami planning to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised an alert of an alleged plot by desperate leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), working with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers State.
Macky Sall

Senegal president tells prime minister to scrap his post

Senegal’s President Macky Sall, who began a second term in office this week, on Saturday told his outgoing prime minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne to scrap his own prime ministerial post, the presidential office announced.
APC Nigeria Supporters

APC candidates want party leadership, presidency to cede deputy senate presidency to Southeast

The forum of South East candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections, has asked Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led national leadership of the party and the Presidency to zone the post of the Deputy Senate President to the South East region.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: How card readers made it possible for me to be president

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved his experiences following his serial contest for the seat of the president, noting that his prayers were answered through the use of card readers for the 2015 elections.

Traders urge Nigerians to patronise local products

Traders in Ilorin have called on Nigerians to patronise locally made goods as a means of growing the nation’s economy.
Senegal Police

Senegal police detain protesters amid outcry over gas deal

Senegalese riot police fired tear gas and detained more than 20 people on Friday, at an unsanctioned protest in Dakar over a BBC report of allegations the president’s brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks developed by BP PLC.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC: We shall initiate legal reforms ahead 2023 election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has declared that his commission was determined to reform the nation’s electoral process ahead of the 2023 polls.

Defamation: Muslim cleric demands apology from colleagues

A Muslim cleric Sheik Imuran Abdulmojeed Eleha has asked two other preachers, Jamiu Adegunwa, and one Ismail Salahudeen to retract an alleged defamation and publish an apology in two national daily newspapers within seven days.