Election News Trend February 2016

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GuardianMonday, February 1, 2016Buhari seeks vigilance against insurgentsPresident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja urged Nigerians, especially those in areas ravaged by terrorists, to be vigilant and work with security operatives in ending insurgency. He was reacting to suicide bombings in Chibok market, Dolari internally-displaced persons’ (IDPs’) camp in Borno State and the Gombi market in Adamawa State. President Buhari said the insurgents had suffered sustained bombardments by the military and are gaining cheap media attention.Boko Haram; Nigeria; Buharihttp://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-seeks-vigilance-against-insurgents/
The NationMonday, February 1, 2016Islamic bank plans to rebuild NorthThe Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will develop a plan for the rebuilding of northern Nigeria, the President, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, has said. He spoke at IDB’s headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, when he received five governors from the Northern Nigerian States Governors Forum (NGSGF). The delegation, led by Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, included Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State.Islamic Banking; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/islamic-bank-plans-to-rebuild-north/
The NationMonday, February 1, 2016PDP chief: Jonathan gave Fayose $37m for Ekiti pollFormer President Goodluck Jonathan gave Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose $37 million cash for the June 21, 2014 governorship election, it was learnt yesterday. A former Secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Temitope Aluko, a member of the team that prosecuted the election, said Dr. Jonathan gave Fayose $2 million in March 2014 for the primary election. He alleged that the cash was collected at the NNPC Towers in Abuja from businessman Ifeanyi Uba, who last night denied playing any role in the election or giving Fayose any money.Ekiti Election 2014http://thenationonlineng.net/pdp-chief-jonathan-gave-fayose-37m-for-ekiti-poll/
The NationMonday, February 1, 2016Aluko is desperate, says governor Ayo FayoseGovernor Ayo Fayose yesterday condemned the statement by a former secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Tope Aluko, saying he does not deserve a response. The governor spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media Mr. Lere Olayinka. He said Aluko was beclouded by his desperation to seek revenge against Fayose because of his refusal to make him his Chief of Staff. He (Aluko) is not mindful of committing the criminal offence of perjury, the statement added.Ekiti Election 2014http://thenationonlineng.net/aluko-is-desperate-says-governor/
The NationMonday, February 1, 2016‘Nigeria hasn’t applied for emergency loans’Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun last night refuted a report published by Financial Times suggesting that Nigeria has applied for emergency loans from the World Bank and the African Development Bank. The minister, in a statement by her Special Adviser on Media Matters, Mr. Festus Akanbi, said Nigeria had not applied for any emergency loan.Loans; World Bank; IMF: Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/nigeria-hasnt-applied-for-emergency-loans/
The NationMonday, February 1, 2016Uba brothers, Oduah, others battle for Anambra senatorial seatsA key member of the Ejike Oguebego faction of Anambra State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Chris Uba, has warned his brother, Senator Andy Uba, Ms. Stella Oduah and other to stop parading themselves as senators. Uba, while arguing that the judgment of the Supreme Court last Friday, which affirmed an earlier High Court verdict recognising the Ejike Oguebego exco as the state’s authentic leadership, advised the affected senators and House Representatives members to step down.Anambra State; Senate; INEChttp://thenationonlineng.net/%E2%80%A2well-storm-inec-today-to-demand-certificates-of-return/
Daily TrustMonday, February 1, 2016Anti-graft war: Judiciary my main headache – Buhari"President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the judiciary is his main headache in the ongoing fight against corruption in Nigeria.
He said this in Addis Ababa yesterday while interacting with representatives of the Nigerian Community resident in Ethiopia."
Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/anti-graft-war-judiciary-my-main-headache--buhari/131661.html
Daily TrustMonday, February 1, 2016Reps revive bills that failed Obasanjo, Jonathan’s assentsMembers of the House of Representatives have kick-started a process for the resuscitation of the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO) bill with the first reading of the bill on last week. The bill, twice passed by both chambers of the National Assembly during the 2003-2007 as well as the 2011-2015 assemblies, however failed to receive the president Olusegun Obasanjo’s and Goodluck Jonathan’s assents at their respective periods.National Assemblyhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/reps-revive-bills-that-failed-obasanjo-jonathan-s-assents/131657.html
Daily TrustMonday, February 1, 2016NLC declares war on governors over planned retrenchment"The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down any state whose governor retrenches workers under the guise of the economic down turn currently being witnessed in the country. Besides, the NLC at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos at the weekend said it was wrong for the governors to turn their workers to scapegoats when the benefits of political employees are not touched.
Daily TrustMonday, February 1, 2016North-East to produce new PDP chairman tomorrowLeaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to reach a consensus Tuesday, on who replaces Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, as the party’s national chairman. Sources said the meeting will hold in Gombe, where the new chairman will emerge.PDP; Chairmanhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/north-east-to-produce-new-pdp-chairman-tomorrow/131640.html
Daily TrustMonday, February 1, 2016Osinbajo, a suitable successor to Buhari in 2019, says APC stalwartA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State, Salihu Isa Nataro, has canvassed support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, should he (Buhari) decide not to run in 2019. Speaking in an interview over the weekend in Birnin Kebbi, Nataro, a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the APC in 2015, also called on the need to encourage Buhari to give Osinbajo more responsibilities in critical areas.APC; Buhari; Osinbajohttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/osinbajo-a-suitable-successor-to-buhari-in-2019-says-apc-stalwart/131639.html
VanguardMonday, February 1, 2016Alleged N1trn rail contracts scam: Reps invite Amaechi, NRC MD, othersMEMBERS of the adhoc committee of the House of Representatives on failed rail contracts have summoned the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi; Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, Seyi Sijuwade; former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Mohammed Bello Haliru; and former Minister of Transport, Idris Umar, to explain their roles in the alleged N1 trillion rail contracts scam.House of Reps; Amaechihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/02/alleged-n1trn-rail-contracts-scam-reps-invite-amaechi-nrc-md-others/
VanguardMonday, February 1, 2016The conspiracies against Buhari by Odigie-OyegunLL Progressives Congress, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, spoke on issues of national concern and the unexpected challenges that have conspired against the federal administration led by his party in an interactive session at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.Buhari; Nigeriahttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/02/the-conspiracies-against-buhari-by-odigie-oyegun/
VanguardMonday, February 1, 2016Bola Ajibola to Buhari: Form two c’ttees for anti-corruption, governanceAs President Muhammadu Buhari is set to touch ground today in Ogun State on a two-day state visit, former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola (SAN), has lent his voice on how he will achieve success in anti-corruption fight and governance.Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/02/bola-ajibola-to-buhari-form-two-cttees-for-anti-corruption-governance/
VanguardMonday, February 1, 2016BIAFRA: IPOB UK faults bail denial for Nnamdi KanuThe Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, United Kingdom branch has faulted the reasons given by Hon. Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja Federal High Court Abuja for not granting the bail application of leader of IPOB and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.Biafra; IPOB UK; Nnamdi Kanuhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/02/biafra-ipob-uk-faults-bail-denial-for-nnamdi-kanu/
VanguardMonday, February 1, 2016Rights group urges speedy passage of new anti-graft billThe Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has urged the National Assembly to speedily consider and approve the Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016 and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2016.Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/rights-group-urges-speedy-passage-of-new-anti-graft-bill/
GuardianMonday, February 1, 2016Only people of Benue South will determine winner of Senate rerun, says MarkIN a veiled reference to the interest of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains of Tiv origin in the plot to ensure his loss at the rerun of the Benue South Senatorial District, the immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark at the weekend restated that the forthcoming election is not a contest between the Idoma and their neighbors and that only people of Benue South, who happen to be mostly Idoma will determine the outcome.Benue South Senatorial Election; APC; PDPhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/only-people-of-benue-south-will-determine-winner-of-senate-rerun-says-mark/
GuardianMonday, February 1, 2016Rights group urges speedy passage of new anti-graft billThe Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ has urged the National Assembly to speedily consider and approve the Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016 and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2016.Benue South Senatorial Election; APC; PDPhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/rights-group-urges-speedy-passage-of-new-anti-graft-bill/
GuardianMonday, February 1, 2016Shiites seeks involvement of global community in judicial panelMEMBERS of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites have said that they are not scared of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry inaugurated by Kaduna State government to look into the bloody clash between soldiers and members of the Islamic group last month.Army/Shitte Clash; Nigeriahttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/shiites-seeks-involvement-of-global-community-in-judicial-panel/
GuardianMonday, February 1, 2016Senate panel moves to resolve NCC, MTN discord over fineThe Senate is wading into the disagreement between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and MTN Nigeria over the N780 billion fine imposed on the telecoms firm last year. Chairman of Senate Committee on Communication, Gilbert Nnaji, who disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja said that the panel had initiated a dialogue between the NCC and MTN to ensure that the matter is resolved amicably.Senate; NCC; MTNhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/senate-panel-moves-to-resolve-ncc-mtn-discord-over-fine/