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10 Sep 2018
Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Monday joined the race for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the Jigawa State central senatorial district. Abba picked his nomination and expression of interest forms at the National Secretariat of the APC in Abuja. He told newsmen that he was in the race to bring…
10 Sep 2018
Zamfara state governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari Monday declared his intention to contest for a seat at the Nigerian Senate in next year’s general elections. The governor will seek to unseat Ahmad Sani Yarima, also a former governor of Zamfara, who is serving his third term as Senator representing Zamfara West he seeks to represent. Yari,…
10 Sep 2018
Nigerian senator jailed for fraud and money laundering has reportedly purchased the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination and expression of interest form to seek re-election. Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State, is currently serving 14 years jail term at Kuje prisons, Abuja after found guilty of money laundering, breach of trust and…
7 Sep 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said about 1.38 million Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state. Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sam Olumekun gave the figure in an interview with journalists in Lagos. “We still have about 1.38 million PVCs uncollected as we speak. Only…
6 Sep 2018
Nigeria’s minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed on Thursday accused media houses of denigrating the country under president Muhammadu Buhari. President Muhammadu earlier this week accused the media of being bias in conflict reporting. “To my disappointment, the members of the press in Nigeria do not make enough efforts to study the historical antecedents…
5 Sep 2018
Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari will pay 45 million naira to purchase the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form to contest re-election into office. The APC announced it commenced sales of forms for all its elective offices, as well as a timetable for its primary elections. APC, at its recently concluded National Executive Council (NEC)…
4 Sep 2018
As the 2019 general elections approach, there have been strong speculations that the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu might deny Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode a second term re-election. These speculations which suggested Ambode is on the verge of joining the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have generated…
3 Sep 2018
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday refuted claims that it did make registration for the Permanent Voter’s Card difficult for eligible voters. INEC started voter’s card registration on April 27 2017, slated to close April 17 2018, but extended registration for an extra two weeks including weekends and holidays in all local governments…
30 Aug 2018
Nigerian senate president and presidential hopeful Bukola Saraki said pleas from Nigerian youths spurred his decision to run for the office of president in next year’s general elections. Saraki declared to run for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during a public dialogue with political parties on youth candidacy and party…
16 Aug 2018
Senate committee leader on Power and steel, Eyinnaya Abaribe, Thursday, said the call by Presidency for Nigeria's Senate to reconvene was "unnecessary" and a bid to blame the Senate. The Senate and the House of Representatives proceeded on annual recess on July 24 to reconvene on September 25. There have been several calls by the…
14 Aug 2018
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday registered twenty-three new political parties. The new parties bring the total of political parties in Nigeria to ninety-one. Details later.....
4 Aug 2018
Gombe State governor Ibrahim Dankwambo has declared his intent to run for the presidency in 2019 general election. Dankwambo, a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) made the declaration on Saturday via his twitter handle. "After wide consultations with party members and Nigerians of diverse backgrounds. I, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo will be running…

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