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BY-ELECTION: PROTESTS IN BAYELSA AS PDP SCREENS OUT FORMER SPEAKER, TWO OTHERS

SOME aggrieved supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday protested over the alleged indiscriminate disqualification of the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Monday Obolo and two others from the National Assembly by-election race. Others disqual...

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OYO STATE REINTRODUCES WASTE BINS TO TACKLE INDISCRIMINATE REFUSE DISPOSAL

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced on Thursday that waste bins would be made available for public use at strategic places in line with the state government’s zero tolerance for filth and unkempt environment. This was made known by the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resourc...

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13 PARTIES TO PARTICIPATE IN 12 BYE-ELECTIONS IN 8 STATES ― INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said 13 political parties have notified it of their intentions to participate in the forthcoming bye-elections spread across eight states of the Federation. National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Fest...

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PDP REFUNDS ASPIRANTS WHO LOST PRIMARIES

The Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday disclosed that it has decided to refund the fees paid for purchase of nomination forms by members who contested for chairmanship and councillorship slots in its primary elections ahead of the local government elections in the ...

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BE PATIENT WITH BUHARI – AIDE TELLS NIGERIANS

Andrew Kwasari, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Agriculture, has advised Nigerians to be more patient with the current government. He said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. “Nigerians need to be patient with one another and we need t...

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AKWA IBOM LG POLLS: COURT RESTRAINS AKISIEC FROM CONDUCTING ELECTIONS IN 39 NEWLY CREATED WARDS

The Uyo High Court, Akwa Ibom State has restrained the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission from conducting local government elections in the 39 newly created electoral wards in the State through an interim injunction. The applicants in the suit no. HU/242/2020 before the Chief Judge of...

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EDO ASSEMBLY: COURT RULES IN SUIT ON EX-SPEAKER’S ARREST

An Edo High Court in Benin on Tuesday restrained the Police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and others from arresting former Speaker, Edo House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto. The All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that Adjoto and others sponsored the thugs that invaded the legislature...

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NASIEC MAINTAINS POSITIONS ON FEBRUARY 2021 LG ELECTION

Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), has said that there is no going back on local government election scheduled for February 2021 in the state. The Chairman of the Commission, Mr Henry Omaku, stated this on Tuesday when the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on NASIEC ...

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PDP, OBASANJO: EVERYTHING CHANGED IN NIGERIA WITHIN 8YRS

Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in a recent tour to Cross River state, has described the administration of Professor Ben Ayade as akin to the eight years administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo where the Nigerian economy improved, everything changed within in the countr...