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How we’ll conduct 2019 general elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed the process it will adopt for voting in the 2019 general elections. A national commissioner of the commission, Festus Okoye, made the disclosure on Wednesday while speaking to journalists at a two-day election workshop at the U.S embassy in Abuja. Mr Okoye,…

Pic.19. President Muhammadu Buhari signing executive order number 6 at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (5/7/18). 03616/5/7/2018/Sumaila Ejiga/JAU/NAN

Details of five new bills Buhari signed into law

President Muhammadu recently assented to five bills, after months of legislative action. The bills include the Extradition (Amendment) Act 2018, Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act, 2018 and Nigerian Centre For Disease Control And Prevention (Establishment) Act, 2018. Others are the National Environmental Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency (Establishment) (Amendment) Act…

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Insecurity: We’re making progress to check village, farm invaders – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is making progress in addressing the challenge of terrorism, including by armed groups who invade villages and small farming communities and commit terrible acts including killing women and children. He said this at the 73rd session of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) in Abuja…

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Senate to investigate crises in NHIS, NPHCDA

The Senate has directed its joint committee on primary healthcare and communicable diseases and the health committee to wade into the crisis of confidence and corruption in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and that of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). The directive comes weeks after the suspension…

Biodun Ogunyemi

Senate backs ASUU, asks Nigerian govt to resolve issues

The Senate has called on the Nigerian government to address the demands of the Academic Staff Union on Universities (ASUU) to end the strike by members of the union. ASUU on Sunday commenced the industrial action over poor funding of Nigerian universities and alleged plan by the federal government to increase students fees…

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Bauchi APC Scandal: Another aspirant cries foul

Another aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial primary which held on October 3 has accused a co-aspirant, Usman Tuggar, of lying about the election results. Abdulkadir Isawa, who is one of the five aspirants who sought to represent the ruling party in the Senate from Bauchi North, spoke…

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Senate queries FG for non-payment of approved petrol subsidy

The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) has criticised the federal government for not paying the subsidy claims by petroleum product marketers despite approval by the National Assembly since July. Members of the committee, at a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, accused the government agencies in charge, of slowing down the…

Bukar Ibrahim

2019: APC senator reverses self, pledges support for Buhari

A senator, Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe), has predicted President Muhammadu Buhari will win next year’s election in the North-east and that nothing will stop him from returning for second term. Mr Abba Ibrahim had earlier warned that the president may lose in the region and may not be reelected because…

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APC senator wants governor expelled from party

A senator, Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara), has asked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to expel Abdul'aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara State. The lawmaker also enumerated 10 reasons why Mr Yari should be expelled from the party. Mr Marafa, who is also a governorship aspirant in the state,…

Tony Anenih

Saraki, Atiku, others mourn Anenih

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the Anenih family and the government and people of Edo State, over the death of the former chairman, Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Anenih. Mr Anenih died Sunday afternoon at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja. He was 85 years…

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Buhari may not win 2019 election even with massive rigging — Yobe APC Senator

A Nigerian senator and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress has strongly condemned President Muhammadu Buhari's performance in the last three years, saying his failures are waiting to catch up with him at the general elections next February. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, a former governor who represents Yobe East Senatorial…

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Bauchi Fraud: How APC headquarters cheated candidate who won party’s primaries

Despite winning the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primaries in six of the seven local government areas of Bauchi North, the winner's name was substituted without any reason, PREMIUM TIMES findings show. Usman Tuggar was one of the five aspirants who sought to represent the ruling party in the Senate…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

‘Stay where you are’, Shehu Sani cautions Ekweremadu against joining APC

A senator, Shehu Sani, has warned the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, against leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The senator, who recently resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the statement while reacting to speculations that Mr Ekweremadu was considering defecting to the ruling party. "Bro Ike,stay where…

Senator Kabiru Marafa Photo: Daily Trust

Protesters against Oshiomhole in Zamfara were hired – Senator

A senator, Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara) has condemned Thursday's protest in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, calling for the sack of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. According to Daily Trust Newspaper, the local government APC chairmen and hundreds of loyalists of the party in…

Boss Mustapha

PDP did not achieve one-tenth of APC’s achievement – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said the People's Democratic Party (PDP), in its 16 years of power, did not achieve up to one-tenth what the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has achieved in three years. He said this on Wednesday at the Presidential…

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Senator raises alarm over gully erosion in Abia

A senator, Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP, Abia North), Wednesday cried out over a recent gully erosion in Oguduasaa and Uturu communities of lsukwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of his state. The lawmaker who raised the issue via a motion he sponsored, lamented that many communities in the five LGAs of Abia…

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18 months after, Senate confirms Lanre Gbajabiamila as DG-Lottery Commission

The Senate has confirmed Lanre Gbajabiamila as the Director-General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, 18 months after he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari. His appointment was first announced in a statement by the then Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,…

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Senate passes Electoral Amendment Bill; sets campaign finance limit

The Senate on Tuesday read the Independent National Electoral (INEC) Amendment Act Bill for the third time and subsequently passed it. The bill was passed after the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Suleiman Nazif, presented the report a review. The bill was read for the second time on…

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Amidst controversy, Senate confirms another NPC commissioner

The Senate on Thursday, confirmed Mohammed Durnnguwa as a commissioner for the National Population Commission (NPC). The Senate had earlier withheld Mr Durnnguwa’s confirmation. It resolved to stand down Mr Durnguwa’s confirmation after the chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity Card and National Population Commission, Suleiman Hunkuyi (PDP,…

Theodore Orji

Senator blames Abia pipeline explosion on NNPC, police negligence

A senator, Theodore Orji (Abia Central), has blamed Friday’s pipeline explosion in Abia State on alleged negligence by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigeria Police. The incident occurred on Friday in Umuaduru and Umuimo villages in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of the state. At least 24…

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Senate approves $82.54 million Eurobond, warns Buhari against external borrowing

The Senate has approved $82.54 million to refinance the balance of $500 million matured Eurobond in the International Capital Market earlier requested by President Muhammadu Buhari. The approval was made after the chairman of the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Shehu Sani, presented the report of the committee after…

Godwin Emefiele

Senate frowns at ATM charges, N10,000 max withdrawal, others; summons CBN Governor

The Senate on Wednesday asked its committees on Banking, Insurance & other Financial Institutions and Finance to invite the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to explain why its approved official charges are skewed in favour of banks as against ordinary bank customers. The committees are also…

Nigerian Senate

Senate rejects 39-year-old as Code of Conduct Bureau member

The Senate has confirmed Muhammed Isah as the chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). It also confirmed six others as members of the bureau. They are, Murtala Kankia (North-East), Emmanuel Attah (South-South) and Ubolo Okpanachi (North-Central). Others are Ken Madaki Alkali (North-Central), S.F Ogundare (South-West) and Saad Abubakar…

Senator Godswill Akpabio

UPDATED: Uproar in Senate as Saraki refuses to recognise Akpabio

The Senate was thrown into chaos Wednesday as lawmakers argued over sitting arrangements. The confusion erupted after the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, refused to allow former minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, contribute to a point of order earlier raised by Bassey Akpan. Mr Akpan raised a point of order…

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2019 Elections: Confusion as Senate, Reps approve ‘different’ sums for INEC, security agencies

Amidst the urgency to quickly approve funds for the 2019 election, the Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved what appeared different sums for the electoral commission, INEC, and security agencies. While the House of Representatives approved a total of N831 billion (N831,259,220,255.00) for INEC and five security…