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Nasarawa State Assembly Confirms 15 Commissioner-Nominees

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed 15 Commissioner nominees sent to her by Gov. Abdullahi Sule. Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced this on Tuesday in Lafia at the completion of screening of the remaining six nominees who appeared before the house. “If we will recall, on Monday, Oct. 21, the house screened Ahmed Baba Yahaya (Toto LGA), Philip Dada (Karu LGA), Othman Bala Adam (Keffi LGA), and Dr Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana (Kokona LGA). “Others were Obadiah Boyi (Akwanga LGA), Yusuf Aliyu Turaki…

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Edo APC Face Crisis Over Upcoming Elections

A crisis of confidence is tearing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State apart as countdown to the governorship election in the state, slated for next year commences. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that bigwigs in the party are no longer seeing eye-to-eye, raising fears over the chances of the APC in the high-stakes governorship election, billed for August next year. Speaking on the development in an interview with a NAN correspondent in Benin on Tuesday, a chieftain of the APC, retired Gen. Charles Airhiavbere, raised…

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Kogi Senatorial Rerun: 24 Candidates To Partake In Kogi Rerun Senatorial Elections

According to the data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, 21 male candidates and three female candidates will take part in the election. The election petitions tribunal had on 11 October sacked Senator Dino Melaye, ordering a fresh election to be conducted. Adeyemi Smart of the All Progressives Congress and Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party are the leading candidates in the rerun. See Also Dino Melaye Vs Smart Adeyemi: INEC Fixes November 16 For Rerun Of Kogi West Senatorial Election 0 Comments 3 Hours Ago Other candidates are…

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Appeal Court Upholds Uba Sani’s Election, Dimisses Lawal Adamu’s Case

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Monday upheld the election of Senator Uba Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central. The Appeal Court affirmed the election tribunal judgement that Senator Uba Sani was qualified and validly won the election. The case of the PDP candidate, Mr Lawal Adamu, who was the appellant was, however, dismissed for lack of merit and the court awarded the sum of One hundred thousand naira against him.

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Edward Onoja Becomes New Deputy Governor Of Kogi State

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, has sworn in Chief Edward Onoja as the new deputy governor of the state, following the impeachment of the former deputy governor,Elder Simon Achuba, by the state House of Assembly. The former deputy governor was impeached from office last week Friday after the house received the reports from the panel set up by the Chief Judge Justice Nasiru Ajanah to investigate him. On Monday, members of the House of Assembly screened Onoja where they unanimously asked him to take a bow…

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APC Granted Permission To Use Facility For Mega Rally In Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State government has granted permission to the opposition All Progressives Congress to use the Ox-bow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa for its mega rally ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state. In a statement on Friday, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said that the APC was given express permission for use the newly completed facility after paying the requisite fee which the ruling Peoples Democratic Party also paid. Soriwei said the decision to readily grant permission to the APC to use the…

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Group Threatens To Sue Senator Abbo

A group, Adamawa Peace Defenders, has threatened to sue Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North) for alleged breach of peace. The senator, according to the group, made inflammatory comments capable of breaching the peace in Adamawa. Abbo is currently in court for allegedly assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja. Coordinator of the group, Pwanabeshi Alson, alleged in statement Friday that Sen Abbo referred to the state Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, as one playing politics of religion. “These are reckless words capable of pitching the people of one faith…

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Seriake Is Turning Bayelsa State Into A War Zone– APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has expressed concern over the alarming state of insecurity in the state, lamenting that the governor, Seriake Dickson, is turning Bayelsa into a war zone. The APC spokesperson also joined Bayelsa State traditional rulers in condemning the alleged stockpiling of arms and building of new militant camps in the state ahead of the November 16 governorship election. Urging the heads of the security agencies to monitor their personnel, Nabena told newsmen in Abuja during his regular media interaction that…

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Abu Bello Sends Names Of 3 More Commissioner-nominees To Assembly

The Niger House of Assembly has received the names of three additional commissioner nominees from Gov. Abubakar Bello for screening and confirmation. NAN reports that the new list comes barely a week after the governor sent an initial list of 17 nominees who were already being screened by the Assembly. According to the Speaker, Mr Abdullahi Wuse, the new additional nominees include Tasala Marafa, Rifkatu Chidawa and Abubakar Aliyu who are to be screened on Oct. 22. In a related development, the House passed a resolution granting approval to the…

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Bayelsa2019: Police To Deploy 30,000 Officers

The Nigeria Police has said it will deploy over 30,000 officers for the forthcoming November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state. The inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while speaking at a stakeholder’s meeting in Yenogoa said the officers will include agents from other security agencies. Adamu, who was represented by the deputy inspector general of police (operations), Abdulmajid Ali, said the Police would not give any political covering to any candidate or party. He said the security officers deployed for the elections would also provide a level playing ground…

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