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I’m under pressure to run for Senate, says Ngige
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I’m under pressure to run for Senate, says Ngige

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment. Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said he is being pressured by his constituency to run for a seat in the Nigerian Senate in next year’s elections. Ngige spoke at a briefing at Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area […]

I have what it takes to compete with Buhari, Tambuwal replies Tinubu
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I have what it takes to compete with Buhari, Tambuwal replies Tinubu

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Wednesday signed into law, the Sokoto 2018 budget which was recently passed by the State House of Assembly.<br />Photo TWITTER/SokotoGovtHouse Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Monday said he has what it takes to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari for the ticket of the All Progressives […]

APC will be better off with exit of Saraki, Tambuwal, others – Tinubu
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APC will be better off with exit of Saraki, Tambuwal, others – Tinubu

Senate president Bukola Saraki.<br />Photo Guardian.ng All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday said that defectors who left the party wanted automatic tickets and sharing of the national wealth which the governing APC could not guarantee. Tinubu said this in a statement he entitled ‘They Go Away […]

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PDP sponsored Rivers bye-election violence – APC

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday accused the opposition People’s Democratic Party of sponsoring the violence that led to the suspension of Saturday’s House of Assembly bye-election for Port Harcourt Constituency 3, Rivers State. The Independent National Electoral Commission resident electoral commissioner, Mr. Obo Iffanga, said the poll […]

Of NBC and surreptitious muzzling of free speech
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Of NBC and surreptitious muzzling of free speech

Is’haq Modibo Kawu, director general, National Broadcasting Commission/Twitter/ modibbo_kawu Within the past three years, there have been attempts to shackle the media. It began with a surreptitious effort to regulate the social media. That was later followed by a curious piece of contemplated legislation to regulate the activities of non-governmental […]

NASS open week: Bridging gap between legislature and the people
NASS National Assembly Politics

NASS open week: Bridging gap between legislature and the people

National Assembly Not many people are conversant with the workings of the legislature, particularly the National Assembly. Pictures readily transmitted to citizens of the national legislature are those of heavy expenditure, and of late, confrontation with the executive. Whereas, the executive and judiciary have had longer years in service, as […]

Reconvene NASS now, electoral bill alive, APC tells PDP, Saraki
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Reconvene NASS now, electoral bill alive, APC tells PDP, Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki PHOTO: TWITTER/ NIGERIAN SENATE The ruling ALL Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of attempting to hide under the yet-to-be assented Electoral Act Amendment Bill to draw attention away from the “treasonable actions” of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, who it […]