Election News Trend May 2016

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ThisDayWednesday, May 25, 2016Senate Asks FG to Recover N42bn Waivers Granted Dangote, Bua, OthersThe Senate on Tuesday asked the federal government to recover N42 billion grants as import duty waivers to six companies including Dangote Limited and BUA Sugar Refinery between 2013 and 2015.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/25/senate-asks-fg-to-recover-n42bn-waivers-granted-dangote-bua-others/
ThisDayWednesday, May 25, 2016Sexual Harassment Bill Passes Second ReadingA bill seeking a five-year jail term for lecturers in tertiary institutions who exploit their vantage positions to subject female students to sexual harassment yesterday passed second reading.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/25/sexual-harassment-bill-passes-second-reading/
ThisDayWednesday, May 25, 2016PDP Crisis Worsens as Courts Grant Conflicting OrdersThe leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got messier yesterday when two Federal High Courts in Lagos and Port Harcourt, respectively gave conflicting orders sacking and according recognition to the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee appointed by the 2016 national convention of the party last Saturday in Port Harcourt.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/25/pdp-crisis-worsens-as-courts-grant-conflicting-orders/
ThisDayWednesday, May 25, 2016FG to Formulate Strategic Plan to Curb Niger Delta MilitancyOwing to the recent incessant attacks on oil and gas installations by militants in the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the federal government was currently formulating key strategies on how to tackle the crisis.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/25/fg-to-formulate-strategic-plan-to-curb-niger-delta-militancy/
ThisDayWednesday, May 25, 2016NHRC Says Military Now Observes Rules of Engagement During Clash with Insurgents The National Human Rights Commission’s involvement in the fight against insurgency has impacted on the professionalism of the Nigerian military so much so that the rules of engagement with the insurgents are now being observed by the military to avoid civilian casualties.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/25/nhrc-says-military-now-observes-rules-of-engagement-during-clash-with-insurgents/
The NationWednesday, May 25, 2016Diezani N700m: EFCC detains Edo PDP chairThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has continued its search for N700m given to Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party out of the Diezani $115m bribe money. It has detained State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, and extended invitation to 18 local government officials of the party.http://thenationonlineng.net/diezani-n700m-efcc-detains-edo-pdp-chair/
The NationWednesday, May 25, 2016Anambra poll: Court okays contempt proceedings against INEC chair YakubuA Federal High Court in Abuja has given Ejike Oguebego and Chuks Okoye, the Chairman and Legal Adviser of Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the green light to begin contempt proceedings against the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu.http://thenationonlineng.net/anambra-poll-court-okays-contempt-proceedings-inec-chair-yakubu/
The NationWednesday, May 25, 2016INEC to adopt electronic voting in 2019, says chairIndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to drop manual conduct of voting in 2019 general elections, it was learnt yesterday. Its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this during a meeting with executives of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECs), who visited him at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.Prof. Yakubu noted that the commission was working to replacing the manual process with modern technology in the conduct of local elections.http://thenationonlineng.net/2019-elections-inec-drop-manual-voting-says-yakubu/
Daily TrustWednesday, May 25, 2016APC to hold convention in 3 months — OyegunThe national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the party will organize a national convention within the next three months to ratify the amendment made in its constitution, especially as it affects the Board of Trustees (BoT).http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-to-hold-convention-in-3-months-oyegun/148238.html
Daily TrustWednesday, May 25, 2016Commonwealth urges leaders to guard against post-election violenceAfrican leaders should avoid post-election violence and learn how to deploy internal mechanism to resolve conflicts, Deputy Secretary-General (Political), Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, has said. Ojiambo, a former ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations, said this at the 7th International Students’ Day organised by the University of Ilorin Centre for International Studies.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/commonwealth-urges-leaders-to-guard-against-post-election-violence/148241.html
Daily TrustWednesday, May 25, 2016We’ll retain Edo — APCThe South South secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed belief that the party will win the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo state. The party, in a statement yesterday from Mr. Bassey Ita, Chief Press Secretary to the National Vice Chairman, South South, Prince Hilliard Eta, said it would use the performance of Governor Adam Oshiomhole-led government to regain the state.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/we-ll-retain-edo-apc/148115.html
Daily TrustWednesday, May 25, 2016Plateau PDP refutes re-registration of membersThe leadership of the PDP in Plateau State has refuted rumours making the round that it has embarked on re-registration of members in the state. The party debunked the rumour in a statement signed by its newly elected state publicity secretary, John Telepark Akans, in Jos yesterday.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/plateau-pdp-refutes-re-registration-of-members/148119.html
VanguardWednesday, May 25, 2016Dickson condemns upsurge in criminal activities in Niger DeltaBayelsa State governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, yesterday in Yenagoa met with representatives of International Oil Companies IOCs and security chiefs to proffer solutions to the recent upsurge in criminal activities in the Niger Delta regionhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/dickson-condemns-upsurge-criminal-activities-n-delta/
GuardianWednesday, May 25, 2016Emir of Kano cautions against flippant polygamy, underage marriagesThe Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II says men should realise there is no compelling need whatsoever for them to marry more wives of they know they cannot afford to cater for them properly.He asked them to plan so as to make life as simple as possible.http://guardian.ng/news/emir-of-kano-cautions-against-flippant-polygamy-underage-marriages/
GuardianWednesday, May 25, 2016INEC wants SIECs to adopt technology in electionsChairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has advised states’ Independent Electoral Commissions to emulate the commission in the deployment of technology for the conduct of elections. Yakubu gave the advice when he received the Executive of the Forum of States Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) led by its Chairman, Mrs Gloria Ukpong, in his office on Tuesday in Abuja.http://guardian.ng/news/inec-wants-siecs-to-adopt-technology-in-elections/
ThisDayMonday, May 23, 2016PDP Crisis Worsens, Police Seal Abuja SecretariatThe aftermath of the rancorous national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continued to reverberate yesterday, following the sealing of the premises of the national secretariat of the party by the police, preventing human and vehicular movement in and out of the premises.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/pdp-crisis-worsens-police-seal-abuja-secretariat/
ThisDayMonday, May 23, 2016Jonathan Goes into Exile, Militants Move to Shutdown Oil OutputThere are strong indications that former President Goodluck Jonathan may have gone into temporary self exile in Cote d’Ivoire, following reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may arrest him on his arrival in Nigeria from his overseas tour on allegations of corruption and misappropriation of billions of dollars in the five years during which he was Head of State.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/jonathan-goes-into-exile-militants-move-to-shutdown-oil-output/
ThisDayMonday, May 23, 2016After Muscle Flexing, NLC Suspends ProtestAfter all the muscle flexing and threats to shut down the country over the removal of the subsidy on petrol and the hike in the price of the commodity, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday suspended its protest, stating that it will now embrace dialogue.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/after-muscle-flexing-nlc-suspends-protest/
ThisDayMonday, May 23, 2016Ekweremadu: Contending Interests Not Factions are Challenges of PDPThe Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, at the weekend dismissed media reports that there were factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the reports as false, baseless and misguided.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/23/ekweremadu-contending-interests-not-factions-are-challenges-of-pdp/
ThisDayMonday, May 23, 2016Oil Producing Areas Demand Presidential Derivation CommissionOil-bearing communities drawn from the 10 oil and gas producing states and seven impacted areas, on Sunday demanded a Presidential Derivation Commission to effectively manage the 13 per cent fund accruing to the states every month.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/22/oil-producing-areas-demand-presidential-derivation-commission/
The NationMonday, May 23, 2016Wike: Sheriff was destabilising partyThe Chairman of the 2016 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention Planning Committee, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, has described the party’s sacked Acting National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, as a destabilising factor when he was in charge.http://thenationonlineng.net/wike-sheriff-destabilising-party/
The NationMonday, May 23, 2016Airhiavbere joins Edo governorship raceA former General and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Edo State, Charles Airhiavbere, yesterday pledged to drive the party’s progressive ideology and programmes for the improvement in the living standard of the residents.http://thenationonlineng.net/airhiavbere-joins-edo-governorship-race/
The NationMonday, May 23, 2016Federal Government condemns attack on judge in Dasuki’s trialThe Federal Government has condemned the attack on Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja. He is the trial judge in the case against former National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammed Sambo Dasuki.http://thenationonlineng.net/fed-govt-condemns-attack-judge-dasukis-trial/
The NationMonday, May 23, 2016Boko Haram ready to discuss surrender and release of Chibok girlsTerror sect Boko Haram seems to willing to broker a deal with the federal government to release the remaining kidnapped Chibok school girls in return for escaping prosecution. Over 200 students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were seized two years ago and have not been traced or found.http://thenationonlineng.net/boko-haram-ready-discuss-surrender-release-chibok-girls/
Daily TrustMonday, May 23, 2016BoT, not Makarfi should take over PDP — MantuSenator Ibrahim Mantu, who emerged as the new National Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during a parallel convention of the party held Saturday in Abuja, has rejected the decision to allow a caretaker committee led by a former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, to take over the leadership of the party from Ali Modu Sheriff.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/bot-not-makarfi-should-take-over-pdp--mantu/147932.html
Daily TrustMonday, May 23, 2016Three ‘chairmen’ battle for soul of PDPThree powerful individuals are claiming the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lending credence to the assertion that the leading opposition party is unable to get out of troubled waters. The party’s members held parallel national congresses on Saturday with Ali Modu Sheriff, who was ousted as chairman of the party at the PDP convention, in Port Harcourt, claiming that he remained the chairman of the party.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/three-chairmen-battle-for-soul-of-pdp/147934.html
VanguardMonday, May 23, 2016New poll rates Buhari 31.7% in April, slightly above March ratingNigerians have expressed concerns over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “broken campaign promises”, his handling of Nigeria’s fuel crisis and economy, but the president’s overall approval rating for the month of April rose slightly to 31.7 per cent, from 31.2 per cent in March, a new poll says.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/new-poll-rates-buhari-31-7-in-april-slightly-above-march-rating/
VanguardMonday, May 23, 2016Delta APC will welcome Ogboru, Ochei, others in JuneThere has been unease in Delta State Labour Party, LP, since serial governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, said he might collapse the structure of the party in the state, on which platform he ran for governorship in 2015, to now move same to the All Progressives Party, APC.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/delta-apc-will-welcome-ogboru-ochei-others-june-emerhor/
VanguardMonday, May 23, 2016Senate may block States from World Bank facilityAmidst the massive declines in cash-flow of the various tiers of government due to dwindling oil revenue, there were indications that the Senate may block state governments from accessing the USD4.25 billion earmarked by the World Bank for states’ development.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/senate-may-block-states-world-bank-facility/
VanguardMonday, May 23, 2016Ondo Gov Poll: APC slams Mimiko over plans to appoint brother-in-law OSUSTECH VCThe opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, has accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of purported plans to impose one of his key political loyalists and brother-in-law as the Vice Chancellor of the State’ s University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/ondo-gov-poll-apc-slams-mimiko-over-plans-to-appoint-brother-in-law-osustech-vc/
VanguardMonday, May 23, 2016Fayose threatens reprisal over herdsmen’s attack in EkitiGovernor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti yesterday threatened a repraisal attack if the herdsmen that killed two people and wounded many others in Oke-Ako, town in Ikole Local Government Area of the State. According to him; “I am sounding a note of warning to the Fulani herdsmen and those who can talk to them should also do so now. If they continue with these wanton attacks, killing of the people and destruction of farmlands in Ekiti, I cannot guarantee that there won’t be reprisal attacks.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/fayose-threatens-reprisal-herdsmens-attack-ekiti/
VanguardMonday, May 23, 2016Legislative aides threaten breach of peace in NASSAIDES of senators and House of Representatives members, on the platform of National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum, NASSLAF, yesterday, warned that alleged plans by police to arrest their factional Chairman, Darlington Udeh, would result in a breach of public peace.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/legislative-aides-threaten-breach-of-peace-in-nass/
Daily TrustFriday, May 20, 2016INEC must bring back our constituency — Rep WayoBarrister Iorember Wayo (APC, Kwande/Ushongo federal constituency), is a member of the House of Representatives from Benue State. In this interview, he speaks about the controversy surrounding a court judgment which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct election into two state constituencies in his area (Ushongo LGA) which was earlier treated as one. http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/inec-must-bring-back-our-constituency-rep-wayo/147591.html?platform=hootsuite
Daily TrustFriday, May 20, 2016INEC to PDP: We’ll monitor P/Harcourt convention only"The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said that it will only monitor the Port Harcourt convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold tomorrow.
With this development, a faction of the party, led by a former minister of information, Prof Jerry Ghana, and a former deputy president of the Senate, Nasiru Mantu, who were planning a parallel congress in Abuja, would have to find a way of legitimising their action."
The NationFriday, May 20, 2016We’ve reclaimed Ekiti PDP, says BoT chiefMembers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction loyal to Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose have lost the rights to vote at the party’s National Convention due to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, tomorrow. A member of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Clement Awoyelu, yesterday said this in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, during the swearing-in of the State Executive Committee (SEC) led by Chief Williams Ajayi.http://thenationonlineng.net/weve-reclaimed-ekiti-pdp-says-bot-chief/
The NationFriday, May 20, 2016Judge allegdly withholds judgment in Osun pre-election disputeJustice Steven Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has withheld judgment in a 2015 pre-election dispute involving members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State. The case has been adjourned for judgment for about eight times since parties concluded their arguments and adopted final addresses on January 11.http://thenationonlineng.net/judge-withholds-judgment-osun-pre-election-dispute/
The NationFriday, May 20, 2016Don’t intimidate NLC, says SaniChairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts Senator Shehu Sani has warned against intimidation and harassment of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).http://thenationonlineng.net/dont-intimidate-nlc-says-sani/
GuardianFriday, May 20, 2016NEC canvasses special court to prosecute oil thievesThe 67th National Economic Council, (NEC) yesterday, canvassed for the establishment of a special court to speedily prosecute suspected oil thieves and bunkers in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.http://guardian.ng/news/nec-canvasses-special-court-to-prosecute-oil-thieves/
GuardianFriday, May 20, 2016Cleric urges Buhari to extend anti-corruption fight to National AssemblyCommending his courage in fighting against the cankerworm, he asked Nigerians to co-operate with him in order to sanitise the society. The cleric also asked the president to extend his anti-corruption war to other areas, where money belonging to Nigerians are being insidiously mismanaged. Nwaobia expressed concern about the level of corruption at the national assembly, where the lawmakers have several personal assistants.http://guardian.ng/news/cleric-urges-buhari-to-extend-anti-corruption-fight-to-nassembly/
GuardianFriday, May 20, 2016Reps move against executive’s power to fix chargesHouse of Representatives yesterday moved to control the power of the executive to unilaterally increase, reduce or determine charges on products consumed in the country. The proposed legislation is titled “a bill for an act to abrogate the legislative powers delegated to the executive, administrative, judicial and other offices, officers, agencies and authority.” It seeks to curb any such power aimed at the “determination, imposition, increase, cancellation, withdrawal or reduction of taxes, duties, tariff and fees and to prohibit the exercise of such powers without the approval of the National Assembly.”http://guardian.ng/news/reps-move-against-executives-power-to-fix-charges/
GuardianFriday, May 20, 2016PDP insists on holding party conventionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said it would hold its National Convention in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, tomorrow as planned. The party said all arrangements were already in place for the event.http://guardian.ng/news/pdp-insists-on-holding-party-convention/
ThisDayFriday, May 20, 2016Court Reinstates Kogi Speaker, Other Principal OfficersA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the reinstatement of removed Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon Momoh Jimoh Lawal, to office. Lawal and nine other principal members of the assembly had challenged their purported removal from office by the Umar Imam- led group on February 16, 2016, insisting that due process of the law was not followed.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/20/court-reinstates-kogi-speaker-other-principal-officers-2/
ThisDayFriday, May 20, 2016INEC Endorses PDP’s Convention in Port HarcourtThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will only recognise the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital. The commission’s Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Osaze Uzzi, who spoke yesterday on the looming threat of parallel convention by some aggrieved elements in the opposition party, said it was only the PDP convention in Port Harcourt that it will monitor having met its guidelines.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/20/inec-endorses-pdps-convention-in-port-harcourt-2/
ThisDayFriday, May 20, 2016Senate Mediates in NLC, FG Face-offThe Senate yesterday intervened in the face-off between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the federal government over the recent hike in the pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145. Meanwhile, The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has also met with national executives of the NLC over the ongoing strike against the removal of fuel subsidy.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/20/senate-mediates-in-nlc-fg-face-off/
ThisDayFriday, May 20, 2016APC Threatens to Expel Shehu Sani for Criticising BuhariThe Kaduna State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ) on Thursday warned Senator Shehu Sani to desist from attacking President Muhammadu Buhari or face expulsion. Sani who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone in the Senate was said to have been placed on 11 months suspension for alleged indiscipline, disloyalty and anti party activities.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/20/apc-threatens-to-expel-shehu-sani-for-criticising-buhari-2/
ThisDayFriday, May 20, 2016INEC Tells Tribunal Dickson Won Bayelsa ElectionThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday told the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Pettition Tribunal sitting in Abuja that the election that produced Governor Seriake Dickson was free, fair and was held in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/20/inec-tells-tribunal-dickson-won-bayelsa-election/
ThisDayFriday, May 20, 2016FG Planning Regional Force to End Niger Delta MilitancyThe federal government is building regional and global security alliance against the resurgent Niger Delta militants in the form of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) countries-led Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram in the North-east.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/20/fg-planning-regional-force-to-end-niger-delta-militancy/
VanguardThursday, May 19, 2016Edo 2016: PDP govs still confusedThe determination of PDP governors to ensure that the party emerges victorious in the forthcoming governorship election is said to be increasingly challenged as they are seemingly confused over who of the four aspirants to support.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/edo-2016-pdp-govs-still-confused/
VanguardThursday, May 19, 2016Edo 2016: Esan APC leaders plan revoltGovernor Adams Oshiomhole’s alleged plans to enthrone a reliable successor could well be threatened by the overflow of developments in the Edo State House of Assembly. Esan political leaders in the governor’s APC, according to sources, are peeved by the governor’s failure to restore the former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Victor Edoror to office, a development that saw the speakership being moved from their zone to Edo South Senatorial zone.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/esan-apc-leaders-plan-revolt/
GuardianThursday, May 19, 2016Membership of Open Govt Partnership good for anti-graft fight, say civil societiesA Coalition of Nigerian civil society groups under the aegis of Open Alliance yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to join the global Open Government Partnership (OGP) has a strong potential to end systemic corrupt practices of contract inflation, mismanagement and non-implementation of policies in the public service. Nigeria became the 12th African nation to join the voluntary partnership when the president committed the country to the OGP at the Anti-corruption Summit hosted by UK Premier David Cameron. Open Alliance, which include BudgIT Nigeria, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), CLEEN Foundation, Connected Development, EiE Nigeria, Media Rights Agenda, Natural Resources Governance Institute, Partners Global and Public Private Development Centre, in its statement yesterday, “welcomed Nigerian government to the distinguished cohort of 69 of its peers across the world already committed to accountability in their dealings.”http://guardian.ng/news/membership-of-open-govt-partnership-good-for-anti-graft-fight-say-civil-societies/
GuardianThursday, May 19, 2016APC guber aspirants’ urge transparency in Edo primariesAhead of the September 10 governorship poll in Edo State, aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have enjoined Governor Adams Oshiomhole to ensure transparency at the primaries, in line with the tenets of democracy. The aspirants, Charles Airhiavbere, Chris Ogiemwonyi and Blessing Agbomhere, at different fora, urged the governor to put into practice his teachings which revolves around one man, one vote’ and no to ‘godfatherism.’ Airhiavbere, who contested the 2012 governorship in the elections, called on the national and state leadership of the party to ensure a level playing field for aspirants.http://guardian.ng/news/apc-guber-aspirants-urge-transparency-in-edo-primaries/
Daily TrustThursday, May 19, 2016Sheriff, Gana to hold parallel PDP conventions"Two warring factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have yesterday intensified moves to hold parallel conventions to elect new national leaders of the party.
One of the factions is led by the party’s national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, while the other is led by former minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana."
Daily TrustThursday, May 19, 2016Three aspirants pick APC forms for Edo governorship"Three governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, picked forms for nomination and expression of interest ahead of the Edo State governorship election.
The aspirants, who obtained the forms at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, included the incumbent deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu, Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon and Major-General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd)."
Daily TrustThursday, May 19, 2016Why we inaugurate Edo reconciliation c’ttee — OyegunThe national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has opened up on why the party set up a committee to reconcile aggrieved members in Edo State, ahead of the governorship primary election slated for June 18. Chief Odigie-Oyegun spoke yesterday, when he received the report of the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola-led APC Fact-Finding and Reconciliation Committee on Edo State, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/why-we-inaugurate-edo-reconciliation-c-ttee-oyegun/147380.html
Daily TrustThursday, May 19, 2016Court nullifies South-West PDP conventionA Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday declared as null and void the South-West congress of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held last Saturday. Justice Ibrahim Buba, who passed the judgment, said the congress was held in defiance of a restraining order made by him on May 11, 2016.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/-another-nullifies-south-west-pdp-convention/147379.html
Daily TrustThursday, May 19, 2016Convention: Court bars PDP from conducting election for 18 offices"Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal High Court (FCT), Abuja, yesterday, barred the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from conducting elections into 18 national offices at the party’s national convention, slated‎ for Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Saturday.
Delivering a judgement in Chief Emeka Debia V. PDP, in suit number FCT/HC/CV/1443/2016, the judge stated that the tenure of the PDP national secretary and national auditor would expire by December, 2018, while the tenure of the remaining officers would expire on August 30, 2017, with the exception of the national financial secretary and chairman, whose offices were vacant."
The NationThursday, May 19, 2016House panel backs deregulation of oil sector The House of Representatives yesterday embraced the deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil industry by the Federal Government. It described the action as one done “in the greater interest of the Nigerian economy and posterity.” The House urged the “Executive arm to ensure full and speedy implementation of the Appropriations Act, 2016, as therein lies much of the palliatives that would help in calming the current situation.”http://thenationonlineng.net/army-takes-custody-amina-dia-probes-clues/
The NationThursday, May 19, 2016Corruption, injustice worked against military in Boko Haram war, says BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that corruption was largely responsible for the inability of the military to quickly defeat Boko Haram. He spoke during an audience with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Egypt, Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, at the Presidential Villa. Buhari, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the loss of 14 local government areas to Boko Haram had greatly tarnished the reputation of the Nigerian Armed Forces.http://thenationonlineng.net/corruption-injustice-worked-military-boko-haram-war-says-buhari/
The NationThursday, May 19, 2016Nigeria is broke, says Lai MohammedMinister of Information Lai Mohammed yesterday said the country is broke. He spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. He said the Federal Government took a painful decision by increasing the pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145 per litre. According to him, the current problem is not about subsidy removal but a result of dwindling income of the government.http://thenationonlineng.net/nigeria-broke-says-lai-mohammed/
ThisDayThursday, May 19, 2016House Disagrees with Use of Stun Guns by PoliceThe House of Representatives has disagreed with plans by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Solomon Arase, to introduce stun guns for use by policemen in place of firearms as a measure to reduce casualties resulting from misuse of firearms. The House warned that the rising crime in the country does not warrant a soft approach to handling criminals.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/19/house-disagrees-with-use-of-stun-guns-by-police/
ThisDayThursday, May 19, 2016Niger Delta Crisis Worsens as New Group Gives FG Seven-day UltimatumThe restiveness in the Niger Delta worsened wednesday with the emergence of another militant group, Red Egbesu Water Lions, demanding the release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the former National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki rtd.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/19/niger-delta-crisis-worsens-as-new-group-gives-fg-seven-day-ultimatum/
VanguardTuesday, May 17, 2016PDP BOT urges Sheriff to quit in 2018After series of horse trading and compromises, the Board of Trustees, BoT, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday agreed to the extension of the tenure of chairman of the Party, Senator Ali Modu, by two years.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/pdp-bot-urges-sheriff-quit-2018/
VanguardTuesday, May 17, 2016Herdsmen Attack on Tarfi village: Death toll rises to 60 — ORTOMGOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State, said the death toll in last Friday night’s attack on Tarfi village, Binnev Ward in Buruku Local Government area of the state by suspected herdsmen had risen to over 60, lamenting that Benue was a state under siege.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/attack-tarfi-village-death-toll-rises-60-ortom/
VanguardTuesday, May 17, 2016Conclude Rivers re-run polls, PDP chieftain urges INECFORMER National Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South- South zone, Dr Cairo Ojugbo, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conclude the re-run elections in Rivers State.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/conclude-rivers-re-run-polls-pdp-chieftain-urges-inec/
VanguardTuesday, May 17, 2016PDP govs vow to show OshiomholeTHE five South-South governors elected on the platform of the PDP may have decided to take up Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on his claim that he would defeat all of them in their respective states in one on one popularity contests.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/pdp-govs-vow-show-oshiomhole/
Daily TrustTuesday, May 17, 2016Sheriff apologises to aggrieved PDP stakeholders"Sen. Ali Sheriff, the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has apologised to aggrieved stakeholders of the party over statements credited to him by his personal aides and associates.
Sheriff, who gave the apology at a media briefing in Jalingo on Sunday, said ``as a well cultured and astute politician, I would never make any comment that would ridicule the party.’’"
Daily TrustTuesday, May 17, 2016North-Central APC backs Saraki"The North-central Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has pledged to stand by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) until he is proven guilty by the court.
This position was made known in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting in Lafia, weekend, signed by the zonal chairman Zakari Idde."
Daily TrustTuesday, May 17, 2016Senate: Tribunal upholds Garbai’s election"The National and State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Abuja, has upheld the election of Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, as the winner of the Borno Central Senatorial seat.
The tribunal chairman, Justice M. A. Adegbara, also dismissed the petition filed by Mohammed Umar Bolori, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging Garbai’s victory in the bye-election for lack of merit."
The NationTuesday, May 17, 2016Military ‘harassment’: Delta community seeks Fed Govt’s protectionResidents of Kokodiagbene community in Gbaramatu Kingdom of Warri Southwest Local Government Area of Delta State have urged the Federal Government to save them from alleged military harassment following last Saturday’s invasion by the military.http://thenationonlineng.net/military-harassment-delta-community-seeks-fed-govts-protection/
The NationTuesday, May 17, 2016Lagos Assembly to introduce lobby lawThe Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has disclosed the intention of the House to introduce a law aimed at legalising lobbying to influence government policies. Obasa spoke during the awards night organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to reward corporate organisations that have excelled in different sectors of the economy in the last one year. The event took place at the Shell Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.http://thenationonlineng.net/lagos-assembly-introduce-lobby-law/
The NationTuesday, May 17, 2016‘Oshiomhole can’t impose candidate’ - Lukeman MohammedA former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Lukeman Mohammed, has described as unfortunate the statement credited to Commissioner for Works, Osarodion Ogie, that Governor Adams Oshiomhole will decide who gets the ticket of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in this year’s governorship election, adding that it is the delegates that have the final say.http://thenationonlineng.net/oshiomhole-cant-impose-candidate/
ThisDayTuesday, May 17, 2016Fuel Price Hike: Labour, Stakeholders in Crucial Meeting with GovtOrganised labour led by President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal leading the government team are currently meeting over the new fuel prices at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Abuja.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/17/fuel-price-hike-labour-stakeholders-in-crucial-meeting-with-govt/
ThisDayTuesday, May 17, 2016Higher Electricity Tariffs, Fuel Prices, Imports Push Inflation to 13.7%The Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation rose further to 13.7 per cent in April compared to 12.8 per cent in March and 11.4 per cent in February, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) stated monday. It blamed the 0.9 per cent rise in the headline index on the lingering structural constraints which had continued to manifest in electricity rates and kerosene prices.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/17/higher-electricity-tariffs-fuel-prices-imports-push-inflation-to-13-7/
ThisDayTuesday, May 17, 2016Ogiemwonyi Throws Weight Behind Oshiomhole’s – Submission to APC Peace C’tteeOne of the front runners for the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10 polls in Edo State, Dr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, has given his support to the incumbent governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for his submission to the national fact-finding and reconciliation committee set up to address the perceived in-fighting in the state chapter of the party.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/16/ogiemwonyi-throws-weight-behind-oshiomholes-submission-to-apc-peace-cttee/
ThisDayTuesday, May 17, 2016Edo Governorship: Obaseki Not An APC Member, Says AspirantOne of the aspirants seeking to contest for the governorship seat in Edo State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Blessing Agbomhere, has accused the state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, of trying to foist a total stranger, Godwin Obaseki on the party. He also alleged that Obaski did not support the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari during the last general election, hence he did not vote for the president.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/17/edo-governorship-obaseki-not-an-apc-member-says-aspirant/
ThisDayTuesday, May 17, 2016PDP Resolves Crisis, to Proceed with Saturday’s ConventionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolve to go ahead with its national convention as planned on Saturday. After weeks of turbulence which pitted the national leadership of the party and its governors against the Board of Trustees (BoT), the party monday resolved to set aside their differences in order to allow the national convention go on as scheduled on Saturday.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/17/pdp-resolves-crisis-to-proceed-with-saturdays-convention/
GuardianWednesday, May 11, 2016My assets’ form tampered with, Saraki tells CCTSenate President Bukola Saraki yesterday alleged that his assets’ declaration form submitted in 2003 when he was the Governor of Kwara State had been tampered with. He claimed that the refusal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives and the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to interface with him on the form was because they knew he would challenge them on insertions made on the form.http://guardian.ng/news/my-assets-form-tampered-with-saraki-tells-cct/
GuardianWednesday, May 11, 2016DHQ denies granting amnesty to Boko HaramNigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ), have denied granting amnesty to Boko Haram members, contrary to an online report that 800 repentant members of the sect, are currently undergoing skill acquisition training. A statement credited to the Director of Defence Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar, quoted him as saying “the story is false and has no iota of truth in it, as the DHQ has never mentioned amnesty in all its statements.”http://guardian.ng/news/dhq-denies-granting-amnesty-to-boko-haram/
GuardianWednesday, May 11, 2016Militant group defiant, says pipelines bombing to continueIn defiance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for security forces to curtail militants’ violence in the South South geo political zone of the country, the Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF), yesterday declared that the bombing of pipelines in the Niger Delta would continue, stating that President Buhari “is not God to be feared”.http://guardian.ng/news/militant-group-defiant-says-pipelines-bombing-to-continue/
VanguardWednesday, May 11, 2016HERDSMEN/Farmers’ clash: ‘Those involved not Fulanis, but Boko Haram, foreign insurgents — FGTHE Federal Government yesterday described the Fulanis who engage in cattle rearing across the country as very peaceful people who move around with the families in search of water and grasses for their cattle. The government also said that those involved in clashes with farmers, killings and destruction of property were not Fulanis, but another gang of Boko Haram.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/herdsmenfarmers-clash-involved-not-fulanis-boko-haram-foreign-insurgents-fg/
VanguardWednesday, May 11, 2016Speaker: Crisis as APC Esan leaders protestLast Tuesday’s removal of Mr. Victor Edoror as Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly is brewing a fresh crisis in the APC with the potential of damaging the party’s focus in the Edo Central Senatorial district ahead of the election. Indeed, some leaders of the party in the district have threatened to pull out of the party to the PDP if Edoror is not reinstated.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/speaker-crisis-apc-esan-leaders-protest/
VanguardWednesday, May 11, 2016Kashamu, George in struggle for control of Lagos PDPThe crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP deepened yesterday following indications that a powerful Southwest leader of the party, Senator Buruji Kashamu has moved to supplant the structure put in place by erstwhile deputy national chairman, Chief Bode George.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/kashamu-george-struggle-control-lagos-pdp/
Daily TrustWednesday, May 11, 2016Court stops Imo PDP congress"The Imo High Court, siting in Owerri, has stopped the ward and local government congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The court, presided over by Justice K.A.Ojiako, in a suit No HOW/320/2016, has ordered the party not to take any action that would have no effect."
The NationWednesday, May 11, 2016Three parallel chairmen emerge in OgunThree executive chairmen have emerged in the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following separate congresses conducted yesterday by factions amid a festering division. Bayo Dayo was re-elected chairman for the second term in the congress conducted at the party secretariat on IBB Boulevard, Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, by the Senator Buruji Kashamu group. At the congress conducted at the Auditorium Hall of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Sikirulai Ogundele emerged chairman in camp of the House of Representatives member, Ladi Adebutu. Former Speaker Dimeji Bankole’s faction had theirs at the Centenary Ake in Abeokuta with Wale Egunleti emerging chairman.http://thenationonlineng.net/three-parallel-chairmen-emerge-ogun/
The NationWednesday, May 11, 2016PDP’ll take back power in 2019, says WikeRivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will take back power in 2019. The governor, who said nothing would divide members of the party, spoke at the state congress for the election of State Executive Committee (SEC). During the congress involving 1,024 delegates from the 23 LGAs of the state, 27 offices were contested for, with Chief Felix Obuah returned as chairman.http://thenationonlineng.net/pdpll-take-back-power-2019-says-wike/
The NationWednesday, May 11, 2016Fed Govt to negotiate with Labour on new minimum wageMinister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige has said the government would negotiate with the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on the new N56,000 minimum wage presented to it by the organised labour. Speaking when he received the leadership of the Organisation of Trade Union in West Africa (OTUWA) in his office, Ngige said the Federal Government had received labour’s demand for wage increament and will reach a decision soonest.http://thenationonlineng.net/fed-govt-negotiate-labour-new-minimum-wage/
ThisDayWednesday, May 11, 2016HURIWA Petitions, National Assembly, Foreign Embassies over DSS InvasionThe Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday invaded the office of a civil society organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), prompting the rights group to petition the National Assembly and all foreign embassies in the country and major world leaders to protest against the invasion of its office by armed operatives.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/11/huriwa-petitions-nassembly-foreign-embassies-over-dss-invasion/
ThisDayWednesday, May 11, 2016Fuel Subsidy: It’s Time for Difficult Decisions, Says OsinbajoAhead of the federal government’s announcement tomorrow on the removal of subsidy on petrol, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the government will have to take tough decisions on the desirability of retaining fuel subsidies, adding that it had become necessary to remove them.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/11/fuel-subsidy-its-time-for-difficult-decisions-says-osinbajo/
ThisDayWednesday, May 11, 2016At Senate Hearing, Emirs, Herdsmen Clash with N’Central, Southern Leaders over Grazing ReservesStakeholders at a one-day public hearing on farmers and herdsmen’s clashes organised by the joint Senate Committees on Agriculture and National Security and Intelligence in Abuja were shocked on Tuesday when herdsmen rejected the federal government’s proposal to create ranches for cattle rearing. Stakeholders were even more shocked when prominent Northern leaders threw their weight behind the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/11/at-senate-hearing-emirs-herdsmen-clash-with-ncentral-southern-leaders-over-grazing-reserves/
ThisDayWednesday, May 11, 2016APC Fixes Edo Governorship Primary for June 18The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled its primary election for June 18 to choose the party’s candidate for the Edo State governorship election. The APC National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, who made this known to journalists in Abuja yesterday said governorship nomination forms will be sold at N5 million while intending aspirants are expected to pay N500,000 to pick expression of interest form.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/11/apc-fixes-edo-governorship-primary-for-june-18-2/
ThisDayWednesday, May 11, 2016INEC Boss Appoints Spokesman, Two AidesThe Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has appointed three aides, including the Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Rotimi Oyekanmi. Yakubu also named Professor Bolade Eyinla as the Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), while Professor Mohammed J. Kuna will serve as Special Assistant. In a statement containing the appointments, the commission said the aides would assist the INEC boss in effectively executing the work in his office.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/11/inec-boss-appoints-spokesman-two-aides-2/
ThisDayWednesday, May 11, 2016Anambra PDP Conducts Parallel CongressesTwo state chairmen emerged from the parallel congress conducted by the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Awka, the state capital, yesterday, confirming that the perennial crisis that had rocked the chapter for more than 10 years now was yet to be resolved. While the Chief Chris Uba faction of the party in the state held its own congress at Emmaus house in Awka, where Chief Ejike Oguebego, the erstwhile chairman of the party recognised by the Supreme Court in its judgment of January 15, this year re-contested and was voted in by the factional delegates to continue to lead the chapter, the Chief Ken Emeakayi faction met at Marble-Arch hotel event centre in Awka where he was elected the chairman.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/11/anambra-pdp-conducts-parallel-congresses/
VanguardTuesday, May 10, 2016Oshiomhole-Odubu conflict damaging APCThe prospect of the crisis between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and his deputy, Pius Odubu worsening the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming election is bringing concern to leading stakeholders in the party. The crisis is being compounded with alleged plans to suspend the Edo South leader of the party, Gentleman Amengor, and Mr. Matthew Ehigie, APC chairman, Orhiomwom Local Government Area, against the decision of the state executive of the party.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/oshiomhole-odubu-conflict-damaging-apc/
VanguardTuesday, May 10, 2016Edo 2016: Uduaghan meets with PDP aspirantsAHEAD the 2016 governorship election in Edo State, immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan penultimate Sunday, interacted with governorship aspirants of the party, charging them to be good ambassadors of the party ahead of the party primaries. The PDP aspirants included former state representative on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Osaro Onaiwu and Chief Solomon Edebiri.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/edo-2016-uduaghan-meets-pdp-aspirants/
Daily TrustTuesday, May 10, 2016Niger Assembly suspends council chairman"The Niger State House of Assembly has slammed a three-month suspension on the chairman of Paikoro Local Government Area, Mr. John Ibrahim Maikarfi.
The resolution to suspend the chairman was reached at the 135th plenary of the assembly."
Daily TrustTuesday, May 10, 2016Edo a must-win for APC — OyegunThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday, said that because of the strategic position of Edo State, the party must win the September 10, 2016, governorship election. He said: “It is important. It is very necessary to emphasise the fact that for us, it (Edo State) is a critical state strategically. I hope I would not be misinterpreted if I say it is also a must-win state.”http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/edo-a-must-win-for-apc-oyegun/146013.html
Daily TrustTuesday, May 10, 2016PDP postpones NEC, BoT meetingsThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting earlier slated for May 11, to May 16, 2016, in Gombe State. The ‎party also postponed the Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting earlier scheduled for yesterday. The meeting will now hold on May 16. Sources within the party said the postponements became necessary considering that some critical issues within the party were yet to be resolved.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/pdp-postpones-nec-bot-meetings/146022.html
The NationTuesday, May 10, 2016How Oyo PDP/Accord merger failedFacts emerged yesterday on why the merger between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State and Accord failed. A source, who pleaded for anonymity, said the multiple crises within the PDP, leaders’ ambition and lack of willingness to reach compromise were responsible for the failure of the merger efforts. The source explained that the multiple crises at the national and Oyo State levels were a cause of concern for Accord leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, and other party leaders.http://thenationonlineng.net/oyo-pdpaccord-merger-failed/
The NationTuesday, May 10, 2016Ex-military administrator held for N450m polls bribeThe Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) last night confirmed the arrest of a former Military Administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga( rtd), for collecting about N450million from the N23.29billion ($115m) poll bribery cash. Nkanga, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), was arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.http://thenationonlineng.net/ex-military-administrator-held-n450m-polls-bribe/
The NationTuesday, May 10, 2016Dogara: reps may reduce age for qualification for elective officesAge reduction for eligibility into elective offices will be considered in the next constitution amendment to allow youths participate fully in the political process, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said. Dogara, who was addressing students at the National Assembly, urged youths to participate more actively in politics by breaking voters’ apathy, and electing leaders who will secure their future and interests.http://thenationonlineng.net/dogara-reps-may-reduce-age-qualification-elective-offices/
The NationTuesday, May 10, 2016Herdsmen: IG orders CPs to convene town hall meetingThe Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has directed Commissioners of Police (CPs) to convene town hall meetings in their respective commands. The meeting, according to a statement by the force spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, would address the misinformation, anxiety and animosity being generated in relation to the current security challenges associated with local communities and herdsmen.http://thenationonlineng.net/herdsmen-ig-orders-cps-convene-town-hall-meeting/
The NationTuesday, May 10, 2016EFCC freezes INEC chiefs’ accounts over N23.29b scamEconomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have stepped up their probe of the alleged N23.29billion bribe pumped into the failed bid to change the results of the 2015 presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set up a disciplinary panel after the EFCC interrogated 16 of its directors. Now, the EFCC has frozen the bank accounts of those implicated in the probe.http://thenationonlineng.net/efcc-freezes-inec-chiefs-accounts-n23-29b-scam/
ThisDayTuesday, May 10, 2016Dogara: N’Assembly will Study 2014 Audit, Ensure Appropriate Punishment for Corruption CasesThe National Assembly is to study and follow through the recently released 2014 Auditor’s Report to ensure that justice is served on anyone or group with proven cases of corruption or lack of transparency. Among others, the report which was recently submitted to the parliament by the Auditor-General of the Federation, Samuel Ukura, had claimed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) did not remit N3.2 trillion in 2014.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/10/dogara-nassembly-will-study-2014-audit-ensure-appropriate-punishment-for-corruption-cases/
ThisDayTuesday, May 10, 2016Kogi Assembly Crisis: N’Assembly Yet to Receive Notice of Court ProcessThe National Assembly is yet to be served with the notice of court process in the suit filed by the Kogi State Government at the Supreme Court, challenging the resolution of the House of Representatives to take over the state House of Assembly. The House of Representatives, backed by the Senate had announced its take over of the state assembly following the protracted crises among the lawmakers resulting in their inability to hold proceedings.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/10/kogi-assembly-crisis-nassembly-yet-to-receive-notice-of-court-process/
ThisDayTuesday, May 10, 2016APC Leadership Wades into Oshiohmole, Deputy’s FeudThe national leadership of of the All Progressives Congress (APC) monday waded into the succession crisis brewing between the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiohmole and his deputy, Chief Pius Obudu, by setting up a five-man committee to reconcile them.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/10/apc-leadership-wades-into-oshiohmole-deputys-feud/
GuardianMonday, May 9, 2016Gunmen attack Edo governorship aspirantWhile the controversy that greeted the attack on the convoy of Edo State Deputy Pius Odubu penultimate Sunday when he went on campaign in Auchi, Etsako West Local Council Area, another aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Godwin Obaseki and his supporters yesterday escaped death when armed men reportedly opened fire on them at Sobe, Owan West Local Council Area of Edo State while on campaign.http://guardian.ng/news/gunmen-attack-edo-governorship-aspirant/
GuardianMonday, May 9, 2016Senate panel backs importation of grasses for cattleThe Senate Committee on Agriculture said on Saturday that a permanent solution to the perennial crisis between farmers and herdsmen would lie in the importation of grazing pastures for cattle at designated places across the country. The committee headed by former Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Adamu, welcomes the idea of importing grazing grasses and making them available to cattle to stop the movement of cattle from place to place in search of pastures and put an end to the growing spate of tragedies associated with it.http://guardian.ng/news/senate-panel-backs-importation-of-grasses-for-cattle/
GuardianMonday, May 9, 2016Edo monarchs want military to check herdsmenTraditional rulers in six local government areas that make up Edo North senatorial district have called on the Federal Government to deploy soldiers as backup to check the menace of herdsmen as they said the Nigerian Police possess inferior weapons to the herdsmenhttp://guardian.ng/news/edo-monarchs-want-military-to-check-herdsmen/
Daily TrustMonday, May 9, 2016Bello inaugurates caretaker committees for LGs in KogiGov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has appointed and inaugurated a five-member caretaker committees for each of the 21 local government councils in the state. The governor said at the inauguration in Lokoja on Friday that the heads of the caretaker committees will be addressed as Administrators. He charged them to be diligent in the discharge of their duties, saying that they would be strictly monitored by his office and their opponents.http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/bello-inaugurates-caretaker-committees-for-lgs-in-kogi/145747.html
Daily TrustMonday, May 9, 2016Court stops PDP Zamfara congress"The Federal High Court, in Gusau, led by Justice Fatima Murtala, has stopped the PDP from holding congresses in Zamfara State, pending the hearing of the motion on notice.
The Zamfara State chairman of the party, Senator Hassan Nasiha, filed a petition seeking the court to stop the National Working Committee (NWC) and the state congress committee of the party from conducting congresses to elect new leaders."
The NationMonday, May 9, 2016N23.3b bribe: INEC chiefs to face disciplinary panelSome Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials have been summoned to the agency’s Abuja headquarters in connection with the alleged N23.29billion bribe the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing. The EFCC has quizzed 16 top INEC officials, including 10 directors, over the scandal. Those invited are two Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and an administrative officer.http://thenationonlineng.net/n23-3b-bribe-inec-chiefs-face-disciplinary-panel/
The NationMonday, May 9, 2016Edo 2016: NYSC DG warns corps members against partisan politicsThe Director General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sule Zakari Kazaure, has warned corps members in Edo State against getting involved in partisan politics during the conduct of the governorship election scheduled to hold on September 10. Brig Gen Kazaure specifically told corps members that would be selected as ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to display high level of patriotism during the conduct of the election.http://thenationonlineng.net/edo-2016-nysc-dg-warns-corps-members-partisan-politics/
The NationMonday, May 9, 2016Edo Assembly lifts suspension on impeached speakerThe Edo House of Assembly has lifted the suspension placed on its impeached Speaker, Victor Edoro (APC-Esan Central. The new Speaker, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, announced this on Monday at plenary. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 16 out of the 24 members of the assembly on May 3 impeached Edoro at plenary for alleged high-handedness, dictatorial tendencies and financial recklessness. Edoro was subsequently suspended for three months for allegedly “ invading the hallowed chambers with thugs’’ after his impeachment.http://thenationonlineng.net/edo-assembly-lifts-suspension-on-impeached-speaker/
ThisDayMonday, May 9, 2016Sokoto PDP Suspends 10 Exco Members for Alleged Anti-party ActivitiesThe Sokoto state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday suspended 10 executive members of the party for alleged anti-party activities. This was contained in a statement signed by the state Secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Kabiru Aliyu, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Sokoto. According to the statement, the suspended members committed offences that violate the constitution of the party. The statement said henceforth the suspended executive members are prevented from participating in the activities of the party.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/08/sokoto-pdp-suspends-10-exco-members-for-alleged-anti-party-activities/
ThisDayMonday, May 9, 2016PDP Meets Wednesday to Consider Constitutional AmendmentsThe National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be convened next Wednesday to debate on its proposed constitution ahead of the scheduled May 21 national convention. In continuation of the nationwide congresses embarked upon by the opposition party, PDP will hold the last lap of the exercise tomorrow when the party members file out to elect state executives.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/09/pdp-meets-wednesday-to-consider-constitutional-amendments/
ThisDayMonday, May 9, 2016Kogi Lawmakers: We Did Not Stop N’Assembly from Taking over State AssemblyThe G-15 in the Kogi State House of Assembly loyal to the embattled Speaker, Hon. Momoh Jimoh Lawal, yesterday debunked ever asking the National Assembly to halt its planned take over of the state assembly. The factional Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Sunday Shigaba, who spoke on their behalf while reacting a publication by a national daily, expressed shock at the publication, saying they were completely taken off guard, insisting that Ademuyiwa Adeniyi, the purported counsel to the G-15, was unknown to them.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/09/kogi-lawmakers-we-did-not-stop-nassembly-from-taking-over-state-assembly-2/
ThisDayMonday, May 9, 2016Herdsmen Have Backing of Powerful Nigerians, CAN Chief AllegesA chieftain of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Testimony Onifade, has alleged that the activities of the marauding herdsmen in recent time leading to the death of thousands of innocent Nigerians and the superior firearms they are alleged to be parading has given credence to the fact that they are being sponsored by some powerful Nigerians.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/09/herdsmen-have-backing-of-powerful-nigerians-can-chief-alleges/
ThisDayMonday, May 9, 2016Buhari Asks AGF to Explain His Refusal to Recover N300bn Stashed in BanksPresident Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to respond to allegations that he refused to recover N300 billion allegedly hidden in some Nigerian banks after his attention was drawn to the money by Dr. George Uboh and his company, Panic Alert Security System (PASS), engaged by the minister to trace the money.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/09/buhari-asks-agf-to-explain-his-refusal-to-recover-n300bn-stashed-in-banks/
ThisDayMonday, May 9, 2016S’South PDP Govs Meet on Edo Guber Poll, InsecurityAmid heightened politicking in Edo State ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state, governors of the five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-controlled states in the South-south geopolitical zone met yesterday in Asaba to strategise on the election. THISDAY learnt that the main agenda of the meeting was to fashion out a way of wresting power in the only state in the zone currently under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the September 10 Edo State governorship election.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/09/ssouth-pdp-govs-meet-on-edo-guber-poll-insecurity/
VanguardThursday, May 5, 2016SERAP sues FG over killings by herdsmen, others"The Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over “failure to prevent, account for and investigate killings, raping, maiming of Nigerians and other residents, and destruction of property across the country by herdsmen, the military and police.”
VanguardThursday, May 5, 2016Imo Assembly: Deputy Majority leader removedThe All Progressives Congress, APC, caucus in Imo State House of Assembly, has summarily removed the member for Onuimo state constituency, Mr. Chinedu Offor, as the Deputy Majority Leader of the House.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/imo-assembly-deputy-majority-leader-removed/
VanguardThursday, May 5, 2016Civil society groups link herds financing to money laundering, terrorismA coalition of some civil society groups, the minority interest rights advocates in Nigeria (MIRAN) have called on the federal and states governments of Benue and Nassarawa to immediately constitute an all-inclusive panel of enquires in their respective states on the Agatu massacre and bring the sponsors and perpetrators of the heinous crimes against humanity to justice.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/civil-society-groups-link-herds-financing-to-money-laundering/
Daily TrustThursday, May 5, 2016Ogun assembly extends LG chairmen tenure"The Ogun State House of Assembly has, again, extended the tenure of the 20 local government transition committee chairmen in the state.
Their tenure expired April 29."
Daily TrustThursday, May 5, 2016Four parties sue Dankwambo over LG pollsFour political parties have filed a fresh suit at Gombe State High Court against Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo over his failure to conduct elections at the local government level. Joined in the suit were the Gombe State Independent National Electoral Commission and all the local government areas in the state. The plaintiffs are the Peoples Democratic Change (PDC), Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), African Peoples Alliance (APPA) and Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/four-parties-sue-dankwambo-over-lg-polls/145362.html
The NationThursday, May 5, 2016CCB: We have verified Buhari’s, Osinbajo’s, Saraki’s, others’ assetsThe Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) said yesterday that it has completed the verification of assets declared by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and other top officials of the current administration. The agency said in a statement yesterday, that it was not true, as reported by a newspaper, that it was yet to conclude the verification of assets declared by Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki and others.http://thenationonlineng.net/ccb-verified-buharis-osinbajos-sarakis-others-assets/
The NationThursday, May 5, 2016‘Fed Govt sets four-month target to end herdsmen grazing conflict’ - Audu OgbehThe Federal Government has set a target of between three to four months for the resolution of herdsmen and grazing conflicts in the country. Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh said yesterday that plans have reached advanced stage for the removal of impediments against food security. Ogbeh, who appeared before the House of Representatives in plenary for his presentation on the diversification of the economy said, once the 2016 national budget is signed into law, government would immediately begin steps at finding lasting solution to cattle grazing.http://thenationonlineng.net/fed-govt-sets-four-month-target-end-herdsmen-grazing-conflict/
The NationThursday, May 5, 2016PDP crisis: Ex-minister, Aliyu, seek shift of conventionA group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu, has called for the postponement of the party’s national convention, scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on May 21.http://thenationonlineng.net/pdp-crisis-ex-minister-aliyu-seek-shift-convention/
The NationThursday, May 5, 2016PDP cancels ward congresses in three statesThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has cancelled Saturday’s ward congresses in three states. A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha, listed the states as Adamawa, Lagos and Osun. The statement also said that new congress committees in the affected state had been reconstituted accordingly after the dissolution of the previous ones.http://thenationonlineng.net/pdp-cancels-ward-congresses-three-states/
ThisDayThursday, May 5, 2016Senate Approves Death Sentence for KidnappersThe Senate wednesday resolved to enact a bill that would make provisions for death penalty as the punishment for anyone caught in the act of kidnapping. The resolution followed the adoption of a report by the Joint Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence presented by its Chairman, Senator Abu Ibrahim.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/05/senate-approves-death-sentence-for-kidnappers/
ThisDayThursday, May 5, 2016FEC Approves 34 Priority Programmes for ImplementationThe Federal Executive Council ‎(FEC) wednesday, at its meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, adopted 34 strategic priority programmes that the federal government will implement in 2016 once the budget is signed into law.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/05/fec-approves-34-priority-programmes-for-implementation/
ThisDayThursday, May 5, 2016We Wont Tolerate Any Excuse for Killings, Military Warns HerdsmenIn response to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with the rampaging Fulani herdsmen, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has vowed not to tolerate excuses from any armed group to unleash mayhem on innocent Nigerians.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/05/we-wont-tolerate-any-excuse-for-killings-military-warns-herdsmen/
ThisDayThursday, May 5, 2016CAN Files Complaints against Herdsmen with NHRCThe Benue State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), wednesday filed a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the alleged killings and wanton destruction of property by the Fulani herdsmen in Benue State. Receiving the complaint at the NHRC’s Headquarters in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, said: “It is sad that these killings and destruction of property have continued over time and a lot of people have lost their lives as a result of these numerous attacks.”http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/05/can-files-complaints-against-herdsmen-with-nhrc/
ThisDayThursday, May 5, 2016Rivers Elections Petition Tribunal Relocates to AbujaFor the second time, the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal on rerun elections in the state sitting in Port Harcourt, has relocated to the High Court in Apo, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by Sirajo Gusau, the secretary to the tribunal.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/05/again-rivers-elections-petition-tribunal-relocates-to-abuja/
VanguardWednesday, May 4, 2016Kano rerun: No life was lost – PoliceThe Kano Command of the Nigeria police force has declared that no life was lost during the botched state House of Assembly rerun at Minjibir. Minjibir town 35 km north of Kano was thrown into chaos by hoodlums during the House of Assembly rerun last Saturday. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/kano-rerun-no-life-lost-police/
VanguardWednesday, May 4, 2016Enugu Massacre: We’ll partner FG to fish out culprits – APC GovsGovernors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, under aegis of Progressives Governors Forum, PGF, yesterday, stormed Enugu Government House, to commiserate with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the killing of about 46 people of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state by rampaging Fulani herdsmen.http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/05/enugu-massacre-well-partner-fg-fish-culprits/
GuardianWednesday, May 4, 2016PDP carpets Oshiomhole’s new minimum wage in EdoEdo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday, criticised the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole’s new minimum wage of N25,000 proposed for workers from May, describing it as a “greek gift”.http://guardian.ng/news/pdp-carpets-oshiomholes-new-minimum-wage-in-edo/
GuardianWednesday, May 4, 2016Wada optimistic of PDP’s return in KogiFormer Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would return to give the citizenry the “right leadership after the courts must have righted the wrong done by INEC” in declaring that the party lost the last governorship election to the All Peoples Congress (APC).http://guardian.ng/news/wada-optimistic-of-pdps-return-in-kogi/
GuardianWednesday, May 4, 2016Nigeria loses N1.7 trillion deals to non-passage of PIBNigeria has lost estimated $10 billion (N1.7 trillion) fresh investments to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The Chairman of Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), Bank Anthony Okoroafor, who made the disclosure at the on-going Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas in the United States (U.S.) said Nigeria lost a huge opportunity by not passing the bill when the oil price was high.http://guardian.ng/news/nigeria-loses-n1-7-trillion-deals-to-non-passage-of-pib/
GuardianWednesday, May 4, 2016No more lip service to diversifying economy, says DogaraSpeaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara yesterday said that all that is required to successfully transform the economy and earn it foreign exchange is available within the country. Dogara, stating this with confidence when the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed appeared before the Lower Legislative Chamber during the Reps Sectoral Debates, maintained, “With the fall in crude oil prices, Nigeria really has no choice but to stop paying lip service to the urgent need for diversification of sources of revenue for Nigeria.”http://guardian.ng/news/no-more-lip-service-to-diversifying-economy-says-dogara/
Daily TrustWednesday, May 4, 2016Jigawa PDM sacks chairman"The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) in Jigawa State, Suleiman Abdullahi Birnin Kudu, has been sacked.
Birnin Kudu was sacked after a unanimous decision endorsed by both state and local government executives who accused him of many offences."
Daily TrustWednesday, May 4, 2016Buhari needs NLC’s support to stop corruption — APC chieftain"A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption in order to prevent corruption and encourage saving for the development of the country.
Chief Nkire, in his message yesterday on the May Day celebrations, said the backing of the NLC leadership and membership was necessary because President Buhari will always fight for the rights and wellbeing of workers."
The NationWednesday, May 4, 2016Court upholds Odimayo as Ondo PDP candidateJustice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday ended the dispute over who represents Ode-Irele in the Ondo State House of Assembly. The judge upheld Gbadebo Akinola Odimayo’s claim to the seat. Justice Mohammed held that Odimayo is the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ode-Irele Constituency in the 2015 election.http://thenationonlineng.net/court-upholds-odimayo-ondo-pdp-candidate/
The NationWednesday, May 4, 2016I’ve ordered security agencies to deal with rampaging herdsmen, says BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night restated his administration’s resolve to deal with continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen. He spoke at a meeting with the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the State House, Abuja. Buhari confirmed that heads of national security agencies were ordered to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.http://thenationonlineng.net/ive-ordered-security-agencies-deal-rampaging-herdsmen-says-buhari/
The NationWednesday, May 4, 2016Flawed congresses tear PDP apartProminent chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the national leadership of the party for failing to conduct hitch-free congresses across the states. Apparently miffed by ‘the deliberate manipulation of the process by vested interests’ at the national secretariat, some party chiefs have withdrawn from the exercise.http://thenationonlineng.net/flawed-congresses-tear-pdp-apart-2/
The NationWednesday, May 4, 2016Assassination Attempt: Edo APC calls on Buhari to actThe All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo state has sympathized with all victims of the violent attack on the gubernatorial aspiration campaign team of Edo State Deputy Governor, Dr Pius Odubu at Auchi, Headquarters of Esako West Local Government Area last weekend just as they called on president Muhammadu Buhari to fish out the culprits.http://thenationonlineng.net/assassination-attempt-edo-apc-calls-buhari-act/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016Economic Crunch May Affect Demand for New Minimum Wage, Says OyegunThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the dire economic situation which the country is present grappling with will no doubt be a determining factor in the clamour for increase in wage by the labour movement. He also said any demand for new minimum wage should be in line with the abilities of the federal and state governments to pay which would seek to meet with reasonable demand of workers for improved conditions of service.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/04/economic-crunch-may-affect-demand-for-new-minimum-wage-says-oyegun/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016NBS to Conduct Survey on Impact of Corruption on NigeriansThe National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said it has commenced a collaborative initiative with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the European Union to conduct a national survey on the quality and integrity of public services in the country. The study will largely seek to collect evidence-based data on the different forms of corruption affecting the lives of the average Nigerian citizen.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/04/nbs-to-conduct-survey-on-impact-of-corruption-on-nigerians/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016N’Assembly, Presidency Reach Compromise on Budget DetailsAfter weeks of wrangling over the 2016 Appropriation Bill, the National Assembly and the presidency finally reached a compromise on the finer details of the budget, which will be submitted this morning to President Muhammadu Buhari so that he can give his assent to the bill today or tomorrow.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/04/nassembly-presidency-reach-compromise-on-budget-details/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016Kano APC Accuses INEC of Truncating Bye-ElectionKano State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday accused Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) of deliberately truncating the party’s victory by suspending last weekend’s state House of Assembly bye-election for the seat at Minjibir LGA constituency. The State party chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas told reporters on Monday: “The decision to put on hold a peaceful exercise at a point APC was coasting home for victory was a clear case of sabotage by a man we suspected was a PDP card-carrying member.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/02/kano-apc-accuses-inec-of-truncating-bye-election/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016Kogi Asks Supreme Court to Nullify House Resolution on Take over of State AssemblyThe crisis in the Kogi State House of Assembly which was unsealed by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), after it was sealed by the House of Representatives took another twist as the state government has dragged the AGF and the National Assembly before the Supreme Court.http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/02/kogi-asks-supreme-court-to-nullify-house-resolution-on-take-over-of-state-assembly/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016Adamawa LG Polls: APC Releases Timetable for PrimariesAhead of the forthcoming Local Government election in Adamawa state, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the time-table for the conduct of the party primaries . It has promised to discourage impunity and high-handedness, saying it will carry every member and aspirant along to give them a sense of belonging. The party made this known in a press release signed by the acting chairman of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilalhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/03/adamawa-lg-polls-apc-releases-timetable-for-primaries/
ThisDayWednesday, May 4, 2016Crisis Hits Edo Assemby as Speaker, Deputy ImpeachedCrisis rocked the Edo State House of Assembly on Tuesday when its premises was invaded by suspected thugs following the impeachment of the speaker, Mr. Tiger Victor Edoror and his deputy, Mr. Bright Osayande by 16 lawmakers of the assembly. Both leaders were said to have been impeached for alleged abuse of office, misconduct and abuse of power.Impeachment; House of Assembly; Edo Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2016/05/04/crisis-hits-edo-assemby-as-speaker-deputy-impeached/