POLITICAL

Ammeded Electoral Act: Senate okays electronic voting, set nomination fee for aspirants

In its amendment of the Electoral Act, the Senate has introduced the use of electronic voting in all elections. According to Section 52 (2) of the amendment passed by the Senate yesterday: “The commission shall adopt electronic voting in all ...

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Nigerian government approves $500m Eurobond

At the federal executive council (FEC) held on Wednesday, the federal government approved the $500 million Eurobond from the international capital market to fund the 2016 budget.‎Last week, the senate approved the request of Buhari to raise additional $500 million ...

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INEC chairman becomes ECOWAS electoral president

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has emerged President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC). Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the ...

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Senate suspends former leader Ali Ndume for calling for investigation of Dino, Saraki

The Nigerian Senate has suspended its former leader, Ali Ndume, who called for investigation of allegations of importing a bullet proof range rover with fake documents involving Senate President Bukola Saraki and the certificate scandal that involved Dino Melaye. The ...

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Buhari names new ministerial nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent names of two new ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. A source close to the Senate told our correspondent that the letter arrived the Senate late Tuesday. The source revealed that the two nominees ...

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Fayose’s ex-aide, Rep member charged with double murder

A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fayose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over alleged double  murder. The offences were allegedly committed  11 years ago. Also charged with him ...

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VIDEO: Dino dances to victory, petitions DSS against Sowore

Following Monday’s confirmation by the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, that Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye graduated from the institution, the lawmaker released a video to taunt his critics, vowing that they will suffer irreparably. In the ...

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NGF comes to Saraki’s defence, says he did not get Paris Club Refund

Recent reports indicate that the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki may not have benefited from the Paris Club Loan Refund as has been alleged in media reports credited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to ...

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ABU VC appears before senate, confirms Dino graduated with a 3rd class

The Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Ibrahim Garab, appeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition hearing investigating the certificate scandal involving Kogi State senator, Dino Melaye. He confirmed that Dino Melaye graduated from the school. ...

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Makarfi, Sheriff resume hostilities after days of peace

Just days after reaching an understanding to bury their differences, the two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have renewed hostilities. The cause of the latest crisis is the decision of Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the party, ...

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