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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:56

2019: INEC to modify campaign finance monitoring

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it would modify its modalities for tracking campaign finances saying individual candidates should also be encouraged to report their campaign finances to the commission. Speaking in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a two-day capacity building for political party leaders organised by Political Parties Leadership and Policy Development Centre of National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Director, Election and Monitoring unit of INEC, Mr Aminu Idris, said monitoring campaign finances of individual candidates was the major challenge facing the commission. “We have done a lot of training for our staff…
Akwa Ibom House of Assembly was again thrown into turmoil on Tuesday as a faction made up of five All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers clashed with those loyal to Onofiok Luke, the Speaker, at the assembly premises. APC lawmakers, Tuesday morning, made their way into the House chambers where they quickly held their ‘sitting’ and passed a “resolution” suspending 11 lawmakers. The ‘sitting’ was presided over by Nse Ntuen (Essien Udim State Constituency). The other four lawmakers were Gabriel Toby, Etim Ekpo/Ika; Otobong Ndem, Mkpat Enin; Victor Udofia, Ikono; and Idongesit Ituen, Itu. They were yet to leave the assembly…
President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that if anyone is displeased with the way and manner anything has been done, and feels deprived of his/her rights, then such a person is at liberty to approach the courts for redress. Reacting to the position of All Progressives Congress (APC) which recently forbade members from dragging the party to court, the president said: “We can’t deliberately deny people of their rights. We agreed that party primaries should be conducted either through direct, indirect or consensus methods, and if anyone feels unjustly treated in the process, such a person can go to court. The…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:02

Saraki forces Kwara Gov out of senatorial race

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed the withdrawal of governor of Kwara State, Mr Abdulfatah Ahmed, as the party’s candidate for Kwara south senatorial district. The withdrawal of Ahmed might not been unconnected with the inability of the governor to deliver Ekiti/ Oke Ero/ Isin/ Irepodun Federal Constituency in the November 17 by-election, won by All Progressives Congress (APC). It was learnt that Senate President Bukola Saraki advised Ahmed to forget his ambition after the defeat of the main opposition party in the by-election. A party source however said yesterday that the governor has withdrawn from the race and incumbent…
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:01

Probe: I leave Fayose to God - Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has clarified his stance on the fate of the immediate past governor of the state, Mr Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi who spoke with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at Presidential Villa, Abuja explained that there was never a time he said he would probe Fayose. He said, “Well, I am sure I have never said anything about probe. “Looking into books is the duty of any new governor. You need to know what you found in place, I just talked about a visitation panel into the education…
Few months to 2019 general elections, a coalition of Christian leaders under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum has asked Nigerians not to vote for All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party, describing the parties as “two evils.” The group also faulted the current political composition of Nigeria, saying it was structured to favour one ethnic nationality and the supremacy of one religion over others. National Chairman of NCEF, Mr Solomon Asemota, made the position of the group known during a press conference he jointly addressed with NCEF Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Socialist Movement of Nigeria,…
National President, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association, Mr Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has said that the Fulani people are yet to decide which presidential candidate they will support in 2019 general elections. In this interview with WILLY EYA, he said that with two Fulani sons, President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Atiku Abubakar as the major candidates, Miyetti Allah is being careful in making a choice. With the flagging off of the campaigns, Nigerians are getting set for the 2019 general elections; how will your organization, the Miyetti Allah respond to the development? We feel well since the primaries ended successfully.…
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to provide convincing reasons to the public why Nigerian soldiers are being killed frequently in North East when he said the federal government had all it takes to nip the situation in the bud. The party in a statement on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbindiyan specifically asked the President to explain why the government did not act before the killings, especially that of the over 70 soldiers of the 157 Task Force Battalion in Melete, Borno state, by invading insurgents, who reportedly sent a threat letter last…
PRESS RELEASE The Presidency rejects former president, Mr Goodluck Jonathan’s astonishing claim, to the utter surprise of many, that there is more corruption in the country compared to when he left office. This is absolutely untrue. The facts on the ground today run contrary to his outlandish claim. President Muhammadu Buhari, in pursuit of the war against corruption, has set a number of local and international records, one of which is to call judicial officers in Nigeria to account. He is the first to set such a record. Not only that, this is the first time top military commanders and…
The Buhari administration appears to be unsure of how much it met in the recovery account run by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu in the last one week gave Nigerians at least two different figures on how much EFCC had in the account when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office on May 29, 2015. The anti-graft office keeps recovered loots in a separate account. The agency also keeps assets under forfeitures or those already forfeited to government. Mr Buhari had boasted he has done better than former President Goodluck Jonathan in tackling corruption, but his officials…
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Super Eagles coach Peseiro leaves at end of contract

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