Election News Trend April 2016

SourceDateStory TitleSummary of ReportsSubject/CategoryPage No./Weblink
GuardianTuesday, April 26, 2016We’re ready to tender 2017 budget, says PresidencyTo prevent a repeat of the delay in the passage of the 2016 budget, the presidency yesterday said it was prepared to forward next year’s budget appropriation bill to the National Assembly for ratification.A top source in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning who pleaded anonymity, told The Guardian in Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari was ready to sign the 2016 budget as soon as the appropriation committee completes its task of addressing the grey areas pointed out in a number of sectors.http://guardian.ng/news/were-ready-to-tender-2017-budget-says-presidency/
VanguardTuesday, April 26, 2016Rep accuses Buhari of inaction over herdsmen attacksA member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dickson Tarkighir, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to curtail the threat to lives and property by herdsmen in the country. Speaking with The Guardian in Abuja, the lawmaker, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State, urged President Buhari to take stiff action on herdsmen responsible for the destruction of lives and property across the country.http://guardian.ng/news/rep-accuses-buhari-of-inaction-over-herdsmen-attacks/
Daily TrustTuesday, April 26, 20162016 BUDGET ROW: Saraki, other senators meet Buhari today"SENATE President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will lead other senators to a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari today to find a lasting solution to the 2016 Appropriation Bill logjam.
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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/04/2016-budget-row-saraki-senators-meet-buhari-today/
Daily TrustTuesday, April 26, 2016APC wins Yobe N/Assembly bye-election"The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won National Assembly bye-election held yesterday at Damaturu/Gulani/Tarmowa/Gujba federal constituency in Yobe state. The bye election was conducted to fill the vacant seat left by the minister of state foreign affairs Hon. Khadija Bukar Ibrahim who vacated the seat to serve in President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
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http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-wins-yobe-n-assembly-bye-election/143840.html
Daily TrustTuesday, April 26, 2016Why recent elections were declared inconclusive — INEC commissioner"A former acting chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Hajiya Amina Zakari, has said that the decision of the electoral body to ensure that every polling unit counts in any election is the major reason why most elections conducted by the commission recently were declared inconclusive.
She spoke at the first national lecture organised by the Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association held in Abuja at the weekend."
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/why-recent-elections-were-declared-inconclusive-inec-commissioner/144023.html
The NationTuesday, April 26, 2016Ondo APC aspirant calls for free, fair primaryAll Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ondo State Foluso Adefemi has urged the leadership of the party to conduct a credible primary. Adefemi, who spoke while inaugurating his campaign coordinators, said the large number of aspirants gunning for the APC ticket is an indication that it is the party to beat.http://thenationonlineng.net/ondo-apc-aspirant-calls-free-fair-primary/
The NationTuesday, April 26, 2016Zaria clash: Army denies handing over 347 bodies to govtThe Army yesterday denied handing over 347 bodies to the Kaduna State government. Speaking at the Commission of Enquiry investigating the last December 12-14 clash between the Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called the Shi’ite, it said it did not give the figure of the bodies it released to the government, adding that it only handed a few bodies to the government representative.http://thenationonlineng.net/zaria-clash-army-denies-handing-347-bodies-govt/
The NationTuesday, April 26, 2016Herdsmen kill 48 in attack on Enugu communityRAMPAGING Fulani herdsmen yesterday invaded an agrarian community, Ukpabi Nimbo in Uzo-Uwani Local Government, Enugu State. Forty eight members of the community were killed.Over 60 houses and shops were set ablaze by the invading herdsmen. About 56 injured residents are receiving treatment at hospitals in Nsukka.http://thenationonlineng.net/fulani-herdsmen-kill-48-enugu/
ThisDAYTuesday, April 26, 2016PDP Senators Back Party’s National Chairman from NorthSenators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upper chamber of the National Assembly have thrown their weight behind zoning the position of the National Chairman of the party to the North.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/25/pdp-senators-back-partys-national-chairman-from-north/
ThisDAYTuesday, April 26, 2016Buhari Asks African Leaders to Ensure Social JusticePresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja called on African leaders to work harder to ensure social justice for all their citizens in order to achieve greater peace and political stability in their countries. A statement ‎issued in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said Buhari made the call while speaking at an audience with the Foreign Minister of Equatorial Guinea, Mr. Agapito Mba Mokuy.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/25/buhari-asks-african-leaders-to-ensure-social-justice/
ThisDAYTuesday, April 26, 2016Sule Lamido to Contest for Presidency in 2019Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, monday said he would contest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. Lamido made this known to journalist in his village –Bamaina –in Birnin-kudu Local Government Area of the state.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/26/sule-lamido-to-contest-for-presidency-in-2019/
ThisDAYTuesday, April 26, 2016Buhari’s Ministers Sensitise Nigerians on Govt’s ProgrammesThe commemoration of the first anniversary of the Muhammadu Buhari administration kicked off monday in Lagos with a town hall meeting that had six ministers in attendance. Moderated by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ministers used the occasion to review the key programmes of the administration within the context of the current plight and expectations of Nigerians.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/26/buharis-ministers-sensitise-nigerians-on-govts-programmes/
VanguardFriday, April 21, 2016Amnesty accuses Nigeria’s military over deadly Shiite clashesAmnesty International on Friday accused Nigeria’s military of deliberately shooting dead more than 350 Shiite Muslims, burying them in mass graves and destroying evidence of the crime.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/04/amnesty-accuses-nigerias-military-deadly-shiite-clashes/
VanguardFriday, April 21, 2016Oshiomhole to Edo Assembly: You’re usurping my powersGOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has told the state House of Assembly that they usurped the powers of the executive arm when they directed the chairmen of the 18 local government areas of the state whose three years tenure expires today, to hand over to the Heads of Service in the councils. It will be recalled that the House had, on April 18, 2016, passed a resolution directing the chairmen of the councils to hand over administration to their respective Heads of local government at the expiration of their three years tenure today. But countering the resolution, the governor, in a letter, described same as inappropriate and unacceptable.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/04/oshiomhole-edo-assembly-youre-usurping-powers/
VanguardFriday, April 21, 2016 N’Assembly cannot be opposition to APC govt — DogaraThe National Assembly will not project itself as an opposition to the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration by overriding a veto on the 2016 budget, the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara said yesterday.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/04/nassembly-cannot-opposition-apc-govt-dogara/
VanguardFriday, April 21, 2016Edo 2016: Edebiri insists on Ekweremadu Report as standard"A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Edo State, Dr Solomon Edebiri, has said that he is a symbol of the rejuvenated PDP as documented by the Senator Ike Ekweremandu report with the target for a people-based positive change in the state.
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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/04/edo-2016-edebiri-insists-ekweremadu-report-standard/
VanguardFriday, April 21, 2016INEC tasked on parliamentary re-run in Abia, Anambra, RiversA coalition of civil society groups in the South East, under the aegis of South-East Based Coalition of Human Rights Organisations, SBCHROs, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conclude outstanding parliamentary re-run elections in Imo, Anambra and Rivers states.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/04/inec-tasked-parliamentary-re-run-abia-anambra-rivers/
Daily TrustFriday, April 21, 2016PDP taking over Senate will spell doom for Buhari — Yerima"Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled Senate will spell doom for the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government a former House of Representatives member, Dr Haruna Yerima, has said.
Speaking to Daily Trust, Yerima said the leadership and President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC must take measures to stop the PDP from taking over leadership of the Senate."
Daily TrustFriday, April 21, 2016Convention: PDP shuts out members facing corruption charges"Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) facing trial at the court cannot stand for election into any position in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The party’s national convention comes up on May 21, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State."
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/convention-pdp-shuts-out-members-facing-corruption-charges/143577.html
The NationFriday, April 21, 2016Shiite Clash: Rights Group Faults Amnesty International’s ReportA civil society group, Centre for Social Justice. Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has faulted the report of Amnesty International (AI) on the army, Shiite clash, describing it as gross misrepresentation of facts and an attempt to incite sectarian crisis which could snowball into a full blown conflict.http://thenationonlineng.net/shiite-clash-rights-group-faults-amnesty-internationals-report/
The NationFriday, April 21, 2016Court refuses to stop Ondo council pollsFederal High Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday dismissed two cases filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking to stop tomorrow’s local government election. The court described the two cases as abuse of court process. Justice Folashade Olubanjo said the Federal High Court does not have jurisdiction to hear such cases. The judge added that it would amount to judicial pettiness to proceed with the suit when issues on the dissolution of the former councils are still before the Supreme Court.http://thenationonlineng.net/court-refuses-stop-ondo-council-polls/
The NationFriday, April 21, 2016AGF intervenes in Bayelsa Assembly’s refusal to swear in membersTHE Federal Government, through the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami, may have intervened in the alleged breach arising from refusal of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly to swear in three minority members.http://thenationonlineng.net/agf-intervenes-bayelsa-assemblys-refusal-swear-members/
The NationFriday, April 21, 2016Senate: President should sign budget before reviewThe Senate has said President Muhammadu Buhari should sign the 2016 budget into law before reviewing the contentious areas. The resolution was one of the highpoints of what an insider described as a “stormy and rancorous” closed session by senators yesterday. Most senators were said to have canvassed their opinions about the way forward for the controversial budget. Senators were angry at the way and manner the budget was handled by the leadership of the National Assembly.http://thenationonlineng.net/senate-president-sign-budget-review/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016Polls: Intersociety Warns INEC of Impending Anarchy in S’East, S’SouthThe leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that non-conduct of the outstanding legislative election rerun in parts of the South East and South South is an invitation to anarchy and insecurity.The rights group warned in a letter to the Commission on Thursday and signed by the Board Chairman, Mr. Emeka Umeagbalasi, that the delay in the conduct of the rerun polls in the affected constituents in the three Southern and opposition- dominated states of Anambra, Imo and Rivers, is a breach of the constitution and electoral laws.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/polls-intersociety-warns-inec-of-impending-anarchy-in-seast-ssouth/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016LCDA Referendum: Hoodlums Hijack Ballot Boxes, Injure Two in OgunSome suspected thugs on Tuesday invaded two polling units in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State during a referendum for the proposed Afon Local Council Development Area (LCDA). During the referendum, the thugs also snatched two ballot boxes meant for the exercise. The crisis started when officials of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) arrived Ita Baale -Ago -Keesan and Obada polling units to conduct a referendum for the proposed Afon LCDA as stipulated by the state House of Assembly.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/lcda-referendum-hoodlums-hijack-ballot-boxes-injure-two-in-ogun/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016S’west PDP Rejects Zoning of Presidency, Chairmanship Post to NorthThe crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the zoning formula policy yesterday took a new dimension when the South-west leaders rejected the move to zone both the presidential and party chairmanship to the north. The leaders’ position followed the decision of the party’s governorship caucus to retain both positions in the north against the party’s constitution.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/swest-pdp-rejects-zoning-of-presidency-chairmanship-post-to-north/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016Edo 2016: Esele, Ex-TUC President Unfolds Three-Point AgendaAn All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Edo State and former President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Peter Esele, has denied any acrimony between him and the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, supposedly triggered by the latter’s disposition for a preferred candidate ahead of the governorship election scheduled for September 2016http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/edo-2016-esele-ex-tuc-president-unfolds-three-point-agenda/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016PDP Convention: Former Ministers Seek Responsible LeadershipThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Former Ministers’ Forum on Tuesday, canvassed for the emergence of new set of leadership that would completely transform the fortunes of the party. This came as the ministers failed to take a position on the controversy regarding the zoning of the party’s national chairmanship position to the North-east.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/pdp-convention-former-ministers-seek-responsible-leadership/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016FG Defers N10.9bn Loan Repayment by States, Rules out Another BailoutThe Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said that the federal government would not make deductions from states’ Federation Account allocations for the month of March on their restructured loans so as to allow them pay their workers’ salaries. Briefing journalists yesterday at the end of a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) which held at the State House in Abuja, Adeosun said that the decision to stop the deductions was informed by the fact that states do not have enough resources to meet their obligations.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/fg-defers-n10-9bn-loan-repayment-by-states-rules-out-another-bailout/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016Senate Resolves to Meet Buhari on Budget, House in Receipt of ‘Grey Areas’The Senate on Tuesday resolved to soft-pedal on the 2016 budget when it mandated its leadership to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and appeal to him to sign the budget and later send a supplementary bill on any areas leftout of the Appropriation Bill.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/senate-resolves-to-meet-buhari-on-budget-house-in-receipt-of-grey-areas/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016Drama as CCT Chairman Orders Arrest of Saraki’s LawyerA mild drama played out yesterday during the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal following the order given by the tribunal’s Chairman, Mr. Danladi Umar for the arrest of a lawyer on Saraki’s legal team, Mr. Raphael Oluyede, for contempt of court. This is just as it was revealed that Saraki was never interrogated by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) before the commencement of his trial at the tribunal.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/drama-as-cct-chairman-orders-arrest-of-sarakis-lawyer/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016Governors’ Forum Meeting on Economy Ends in DeadlockA meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) held on Wednesday to discuss the state of the nation’s economy ended in a deadlock. The meeting which was held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ran late into the night. About midnight ,the Chairman of the NGF, Alhaji Abdulazeez Yari briefed State House correspondents that the meeting did not reach any conclusion on the discussions on the economy.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/governors-forum-meeting-on-economy-ends-in-deadlock/
ThisDAYFriday, April 21, 2016Kaduna Govt Seeks Death Sentence for 50 Shiite MembersThe Kaduna State Government on Tuesday asked the state High Court to sentence 50 Shiite members to death for allegedly causing the death of a soldier. The government had filed a five-count charge against the accused before Justice David Wyom. It accused them of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, culpable homicide, disturbance of public peace and wrongful restrain. http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/22/kaduna-govt-seeks-death-sentence-for-50-shiite-members/
GuardianThursday, April 21, 2016Reps to query Arase over N18b vote for security, recruitment exerciseThe House of Representatives yesterday resolved to ask the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase questions over the usage of N10 billion released to the Nigeria Police Force by President Muhammadu Buhari to fight insecurity. Adopting the motion sponsored by Johnbull Shekarau (Shendam/Mikang, Qua’an/Pan: PDP: Plateau) at the plenary presided by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the lawmakers also resolved to probe the utilisation of N8 billion allegedly released to the police chief on the orders of President Buhari.Police; House of Repshttp://guardian.ng/news/reps-to-query-arase-over-n18b-vote-for-security-recruitment-exercise/
GuardianThursday, April 21, 2016Boko Haram gunmen kill 11 in YobeSuspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback have killed at least 11 people in in Zango village in Gulani district of Yobe State capital, Damaturu.The attack on the village happened overnight on Tuesday to Wednesday, said Aisami Mamman, a vigilante.It came two weeks after a similar attack on two nearby villages left at least 20 dead, he added.Boko Haram; Yobe Statehttp://guardian.ng/news/boko-haram-gunmen-kill-11-in-yobe/
GuardianThursday, April 21, 2016NIS begins enforcement‎ of electronic registration for expatriatesThe Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has begun the use of Electronic Passenger Registration‎ System (e-PARS) to monitor and control activities of expatriates due to security threats in the country.Mr Ekpedeme King, NIS Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.FG; NIShttp://guardian.ng/news/nis-begins-enforcement%E2%80%8E-of-electronic-registration-for-expatriates/
Daily TrustThursday, April 21, 2016Kogi APC group faults vote of no confidence on Bello"A splinter group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State had yesterday faulted the vote of no confidence passed on Governor Yahaya Bello by some executive members of the party.
Deputy state women leader of the party, Deborah Oyiza Isuguzo, who addressed newsmen alongside other members of the group, debunked the allegations that the governor was not carrying the party along, adding that they are behind the governor.
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APC; Bello; Kogi statehttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kogi-apc-group-faults-vote-of-no-confidence-on-bello/143214.html
Daily TrustThursday, April 21, 2016APC will not compromise office of Senate president — OyegunThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday, said by virtue of his party’s majority status in the National Assembly, the party cannot let go the office of the Senate president. Odigie-Oyegun said this at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, while responding to a reporter’s question seeking a clarification about the statement credited to him, that the party would sacrifice the Senate presidency on the altar of change.Saraki; Oyegun; APChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-will-not-compromise-office-of-senate-president-oyegun/143391.html
Daily TrustThursday, April 21, 2016PDP zoning committee in dilemma over Sheriff"The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zoning committee is in a dilemma over ‎pressure to reverse its purported zoning of the party’s chairmanship to the North-East, Daily Trust has learnt.
‎While the purported zoning of national offices by the committee is subject to approval by the National Caucus, Board of Trustees (BoT) and the National Executive Committee (NEC), the zoning committee, headed by Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, is said to be under intense pressure to reverse its decision on chairmanship before presenting its report to the National Caucus."
PDP; National Conventionhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/pdp-zoning-committee-in-dilemma-over-sheriff/143390.html#v3clmPKvIpGPiEjj.99
The NationThursday, April 21, 2016Don’t manipulate primary, chieftain warns Edo PDPA chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Mr Okharedia Ihimikpen, has warned against the manipulation of the primary to favour a governorship contender. He also advised an aspirant, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that criticising Governor Adams Oshiomhole will not give him the ticket. The politician said the contender will be judged by his manifestos.PDP; Edo 2016http://thenationonlineng.net/dont-manipulate-primary-chieftain-warns-edo-pdp/
The NationThursday, April 21, 2016APC asks INEC not to release Voters Register for Ondo Council PollsAn All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Niran Sule-Akinsuyi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to release the voter register to the State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC). Sule-Akinsuyi, in a statement yesterday, said because the tenure of elected council officials sacked by the present administration is still in court, INEC should have nothing to do with the exercise.INEC; APC; PDP; Ondo Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/inec-dont-support-ondo-council-poll/
The NationThursday, April 21, 2016Buhari, senators for talks to resolve budget crisis"SENATORS yesterday resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari next week to end the budget row —amicably
The meeting is to take place either Monday or Tuesday, depending on the President’s choice."
2016 Budgethttp://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-senators-talks-resolve-budget-crisis/
The NationThursday, April 21, 2016Deal on China Yuan not currency swap, says ministerMinister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has said the currency deal Nigeria signed with China during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit was not a swap as widely reported. He briefed State House correspondents yesterday at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on the gains of the one week visit. According to him, the deal was a way for Nigeria to benefit from the internationalization of the Chinese currency.FG; Chinahttp://thenationonlineng.net/deal-china-yuan-not-currency-swap-says-minister/
ThisDAYThursday, April 21, 2016Senate Bows to Pressure, Suspends Amendment of CCB/CCT ActThe Senate wednesday bowed to pressure mounted by several Nigerians and civil society organisations (CSOs) by suspending work on the amendment of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Act as well as the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).Senate; CCB/CCThttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/senate-bows-to-pressure-suspends-amendment-of-ccbcct-act/
ThisDAYThursday, April 21, 2016FG: No Decision Yet on When 2016 Budget Will be SignedThe federal government has said that talks to reach a truce between it and the National Assembly on grey areas in the 2016 budget were still ongoing, adding that it could not give any definite date as to when the budget would be signed into law. The implication of the government’s statement is that the hopes of many Nigerians who were expecting that the 2016 budget would be signed into law anytime soon has been dashed.2016 Budgethttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/fg-no-decision-yet-on-when-2016-budget-will-be-signed/
ThisDAYThursday, April 21, 2016APC Fails to Resolve Crisis in Bayelsa ChapterThe crisis rocking the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has continued despite efforts to broker peace by the party’s national Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun. Oyegun met with two warring factions in state along with their political leaders, former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva and APC deputy spokesperson, Comrade Timi Frank, at a closed door for hours yesterday but could not reach an agreement. Rather the matter took another dimension as ward chairmen in the state took a protest to the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, asking the leadership of the party to correct the alleged manipulation of political appointments by Sylva.APC; Bayelsahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/apc-fails-to-resolve-crisis-in-bayelsa-chapter-2/
ThisDAYThursday, April 21, 2016PDP Moves to Resolve Disagreement on ZoningThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed its committee on zoning of party national offices headed by Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State to put in more effort to arrive at an acceptable zoning format. Earlier, reports about the proposed zoning arrangement indicated that the committee had zoned the chairmanship position to the north along with the presidency which many party stakeholders especially from the south kicked against.PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/pdp-moves-to-resolve-disagreement-on-zoning/
ThisDAYThursday, April 21, 2016Kwara APC Tackles Oyegun over Comment on SarakiThe Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wednesday replied the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, over his comments on the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).In a statement issued by the APC in the state, signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the party condemned Oyegun’s stance on Saraki’s trial.Saraki; Oyegun; APChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/kwara-apc-tackles-oyegun-over-comment-on-saraki/
ThisDAYThursday, April 21, 2016APC Asks FG to Intervene in Escalating Salary Crisis in OsunA call has been made to the federal government to urgently intervene in the escalating salary crisis affecting the states of the federation. The call was made wednesday in Osogbo by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi.APC; Buhari; Osunhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/21/apc-asks-fg-to-intervene-in-escalating-salary-crisis-in-osun/
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016Wike to Head PDP Convention Committee"Ahead of its national convention scheduled for May 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen the host governor, Nyesom Wike, to lead the convention committee that will organise the event"http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/04/wike-to-head-pdp-convention-committee/
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016FCT: INEC Set to Conduct 69 Elections on SaturdayAhead of Saturday’s Area Councils’ elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that every arrangement is in place for a free, fair and credible poll. Addressing stakeholders during a sensitization meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mamood Yakubu, urged the electorate to ensure they go to polling units with their permanent voters’ cards to participate in the elections.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/05/fct-inec-set-to-conduct-69-elections-on-saturday/
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016INEC at Crossroads over Rivers Re-run Pollshere are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may be at crossroads over the remaining results of the legislative re-run elections in Rivers State. This came as a result of intense pressure from both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as non-governmental organisations.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/05/inec-at-crossroads-over-rivers-re-run-polls/
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016Buhari to Submit Electoral Reforms Proposals to N/AssemblyIn line with his commitment to comprehensive legal reforms, President Muhammadu Buhari has begun the process of reforming the nation’s electoral laws in order to bring them into conformity with best global electoral practises. According to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minster of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami, who spoke on Tuesday in Abuja, President Buhari’s administration has started consultations with the leadership of the National Assembly and the judiciary to identify the electoral laws that need to be reformed.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/06/buhari-to-submit-electoral-reforms-proposals-to-nassembly/
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016Rivers Re-run: Wike Swears in Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Violence, KillingsRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sworn in a judicial commission of inquiry into the violence/ killings that negatively affected the March 19 legislative re-run election, with a charge to the commission to get to the root of the matter. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) had suspended elections in eight local government areas of the state because of violence and killings. A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Samuel Okonta, was also killed while working as an ad hoc staff member of INEC in the elections.
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016Fulani Herdsmen May Cause Imminent Civil War if Unchecked Says, HURIWAA civil society organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has expressed strong worry over what it described as ‘graveyard’ silence, ineptitude and inaction by the President Muhammadu Buhari to the violence perpetrated by armed Fulani herdsmen. The group warned that Nigeria could dangerously be on the path of civil war if nothing is done.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/06/fulani-herdsmen-may-cause-imminent-civil-war-if-unchecked-says-huriwa/
ThisDAYWednesday, April 6, 2016Suspension of Silva Stands, Says Bayelsa APCThe leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State chapter has dismissed reports of the revocation of the suspension imposed on a former governor, Chief Timipre Silva, for anti party activities. In a statement issued on monday and signed by the state chairman, Chief Timipa Orunimighe and Secretary, Mr. Daniel Marlin, the party said there has been no such pronouncement or declaration, as the NWC has not sat on the matter to take any decision.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/04/05/suspension-of-silva-stands-says-bayelsa-apc/