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9 Mar
Nigeria Senate has thrown out the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for amendment of section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act which prevents appointive political office holders from contesting for election from party primary level without resigning. The request was rejected after the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (APC Kebbi North), made the lead debate…
Nigeria Senate
1 Mar
Nigeria Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to grant financial and administrative autonomy to local governments in the country. The proposed law seeks to amend the Constitution to repeal the state joint local government account and provide for a special account where all allocations due to the local governments' councils, from the federation account and…
Nigeria Senate
19 Jan
Nigeria Senate on Wednesday removed the clause that makes direct primary mandatory for the election of candidates in political parties from the electoral act amendment bill. The Senate in late 2021 passed a version of the bill and transmitted it to President Muhammadu Buhari who declined assent to the bill. Besides the amendment to Clause…
21 Dec
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. Buhari announced his decision in a letter to the National Assembly where he cited several reasons for declining assent to the electoral act ammendment. President Buhari's letter was read on Tuesday's plenary session at the Senate and the House of Representatives. Buhari…
Nigeria President
8 Dec
Nigerian states and the federal government have been using surveillance technologies to snoop on citizens' data and communications on their devices, according to a report. A report by the Action Group on Free Civic Space said the government is using the technologies to track down rights activists, journalists, opposition politicians, and other targeted citizens. The…
10 Nov 2021
Nigeria Senate on Wednesday approved $16 billion and €1 billion loans request by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate also approved grant components of $125 million - which Buhari had requested the facilities in an addendum to the 2018-2020 borrowing plan in September. The World Bank, African Development Bank, and the French Development Agency (AFD) are…
Nigeria Senate
9 Nov 2021
The Nigerian Senate Tuesday waded into the crisis rocking the Plateau State House of Assembly following the impeachment of Abok Ayuba as speaker in controversial circumstances. Some members of the House had penultimate week picked Sanda Yakubu, the member representing Pengana state constituency of Bassa Local Government Area, as their new speaker, despite the opposition…
13 Oct 2021
The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu is full of optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will endorse electronic transmission of poll results. Okechukwu, who is a foundation member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), explained that his position was based on President Buhari's pledge to bequeath Nigerians with credible electoral system, where…
13 Oct 2021
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind the decision by the Senate to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to determine the mode of transmission of election results. The Senate also adopted the use of the direct primary mode to select candidates vying for various elective positions. APC in a statement…
Nigeria Senate
12 Oct 2021
Nigerian Senate on Tuesday bowed to public pressure and adopted the stance of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to transmit election results electronically. The Senate's adoption of electronic transmission of election results came after months of outrage and outright rejection that followed the passage of the 2021 Amended Electoral act earlier in July by Nigerians.…
7 Oct 2021
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2022 budget to the National Assembly for approval. Buhari arrived at the National Assembly Complex in the company of governors, ministers, and heads of Federal Government agencies. He noted that the 2022 Appropriation bill is tagged a "Budget of Economic Growth and Sustainability." It is estimated at ₦16.39trillion.…
7 Oct 2021
Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate…

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