Election News Trend September 2015

SourceDateStory TitleSummary of ReportsSubject/CategoryPage No./Weblink
VanguardWednesday, September 30, 2015Alaibe withdraws from APC Bayelsa guber primaryFormer Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission NDCC, Timi Alaibe has withdrawn from the primary of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State. Alaibe in a statement issued in the early hours of Wednesday said the decision to withdraw from the contest was in the interest of the party especially as it face the task of the common challenge of unseating the PDP in the state come December 5APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/alaibe-withdraws-from-apc-bayelsa-guber-primary/
GuardianWednesday, September 30, 2015Saraki urges senators to defend democracySENATE President Bukola Saraki yesterday, exhorted his colleagues in the upper legislative chamber to join him in the fight against forces he said were working against democracy.Saraki; National Assemblyhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/saraki-urges-senators-to-defend-democracy/
GuardianWednesday, September 30, 2015ACF wants sponsors of Boko Haram exposedINSISTING that the powerful sponsors of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria should not be spared, Arewa leaders yesterday asked the military authorities to expose the prominent northerners and politicians who have links with the terror group in the north east and treat them as criminals.Boko Haram; Armyhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/acf-wants-sponsors-of-boko-haram-exposed/
The NationWednesday, September 30, 2015Dogara seeks fairness in Saraki trialHouse of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, yesterday called for fairness in Senate President Bukola Saraki’s trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Dogara, making his welcome remarks to lawmakers who were returning from a six- week recess said Saraki’s appearance at the tribunal is “in the recognition that no person is above the law.”Dogara; Sarakihttp://thenationonlineng.net/dogara-seeks-fairness-in-saraki-trial/
The NationWednesday, September 30, 2015Screening of ministerial nominees will be thorough, says SarakiSenate President Bukola Saraki has said the screening of ministerial nominees will be thorough. The list is expected to be forwarded to the upper legislative chamber today.Saraki; National Assemblyhttp://thenationonlineng.net/screening-of-ministerial-nominees-will-be-thorough-says-saraki/
The NationWednesday, September 30, 2015Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation for Fowler, Danbatta, KuruThe Senate yesterday received communications from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting confirmation of the appointments of Mr. Babatunde Fowler as Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).Buhari; Appointmentshttp://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-seeks-senates-confirmation-for-fowler-danbatta-kuru/
This DayWednesday, September 30, 2015Election Petitions: Politicians Move to Influence Constitution of Appeal Court PanelsAs the deadline draws near for the various election petition tribunals sitting across the country to conclude their cases, it has emerged that politicians who are apprehensive of losing their cases at the tribunals are already lobbying intensely for the constitution of Court of Appeal panels that will be favourable to them.Election Petition; Court of Appealhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/election-petitions-politicians-move-to-influence-constitution-of-appeal-court-panels/221522/
This DayWednesday, September 30, 2015Buhari Seeks N’Assembly’s Approval of $200m World Bank Loan for Lagos"President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought the approval of the National Assembly for $200 million loan for Lagos State. The facility is the third tranche of a $600 million facility which was approved by the World Bank in 2010. Buhari, in a letter addressed to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, said the World Bank had approved a development policy operation loan (budget support) for a total sum of $600 million for Lagos State Government in 2010.

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Buhari; Lagos State; Loan; Senatehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-seeks-n-assembly-s-approval-of-200m-world-bank-loan-for-lagos/221518/
This DayWednesday, September 30, 2015Confusion in Bayelsa APC as INEC Deadline for Fielding Candidates ClosesFollowing the crisis that has plagued the party since last Monday’s botched governorship primary and the deadline for fielding candidates, there is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the party may not be able to meet the requirement if another problem arises this Wednesday.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/confusion-in-bayelsa-apc-as-inec-deadline-for-fielding-candidates-closes/221491/
This DayWednesday, September 30, 2015Buhari: Military Option Not Enough to Defeat ISIL, Boko Haram President Muhammadu Buhari has said that military option alone will not be enough to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Boko Haram and other extremist organisations. Buhari, who spoke in New York at the Global Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism, said the United Nations and the international community needed to do more to contain ISIL.Buhari; Boko Haramhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-military-option-not-enough-to-defeat-isil-boko-haram/221502/
This DayWednesday, September 30, 2015For Second Time, 83 Senators Pass Vote of Confidence on Saraki For the second time in nine weeks, 83 senators yesterday passed a vote of confidence on Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy Ike Ekweremadu and the entire leadership of the Senate. The vote of confidence motion moved by Senator David Umaru (Niger East) was a deliberate move to spurn those perceived to be behind the current trial of Saraki before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Saraki; National Assemblyhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/for-second-time-83-senators-pass-vote-of-confidence-on-saraki/221503/
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Dickson warns against rigging in Bayelsa, Kogi pollsGovernor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to interfere in the Bayelsa and Kogi States governorship elections scheduled for December 5 and November 21 respectively. The governor also warned the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be part of any rigging plan but ensure law and order during the elections in the two statesBayelsa 2015; Kogi 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/dickson-warns-against-rigging-in-bayelsa-kogi-polls/112938.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Non passage Electoral Act amendments affected 2015 polls – ZakariThe acting chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Bala Zakari, yesterday, called on the 8th National Assembly to expedite legislative works on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Act. Zakari said that despite the encomiums poured on the conduct of the recent general elections, failure of the 7th Assembly to pass the proposed amendments affected the process.INEC; Electoral Acthttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/non-passage-electoral-act-amendments-affected-2015-polls-zakari/113017.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Tribunal upholds Olujimi’s election as APC candidate sets to appeal"The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, has upheld the election of Senator Biodun Olujimi, who was declared winner in the last National Assembly election.
Olujimi (Ekiti South) was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)."
Election Tribunal; Ekiti Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/tribunal-upholds-olujimi-s-election-as-apc-candidate-sets-to-appeal/113007.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015IPAC gets new executive in JigawaThe Jigawa branch of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), yesterday, elected the state Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Ado Sani Kiri, as its new chairman.IPAChttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/ipac-gets-new-executive-in-jigawa/113008.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Bayelsa APC primary: Gen Dan Ali replaces OshiomholeThe National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier-General Mansur Dan Ali as the chairman of the Bayelsa State gubernatorial primary election committee.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/bayelsa-apc-primary-gen-dan-ali-replaces-oshiomhole/113021.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Abia Senate seat: Orji to know fate October 13The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Umuahia has fixed October 13, 2015, for judgment on the petition filed by Ahamdi Nweke of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) challenging the victory of Chief Theodore Orji as Senator of Abia Central zone.Election Tribunal; Abia Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/abia-senate-seat-orji-to-know-fate-october-13/113009.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015‘War’ looms in Bauchi APCRecent happenings in the Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have exposed the party’s inability to put its house in order and consolidate its strength as the ruling party. The crisis within the APC in Bauchi State has added another dimension to a seeming disagreement between the party’s leadership, some groups within the party, and some elected representatives.APC; Bauchi Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/-war-looms-in-bauchi-apc/113019.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Kogi indigenes in Lagos ask voters to reject Audu, FalekeA coalition of Kogi State indigenous and towns associations in Lagos State, under the aegis of Kogi People in Lagos (KPL), have asked voters in the state to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audus and his running mate, Hon. James Faleke at the poll.Kogi 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kogi-indigenes-in-lagos-ask-voters-to-reject-audu-faleke/113006.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015INEC raises security concerns over Kogi gov pollThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised serious security concerns over the November 21 gubernatorial election in Kogi State. Alhaji Hussaini Pai, who is the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said this, yesterday, during a dialogue session organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) in Abuja. His words: “INEC is very concerned about security in Kogi State, in view of the recent attack on a DSS facility in the state as well as other flash points.”Kogi 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/inec-raises-security-concerns-over-kogi-gov-poll/113018.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015DPC tells Buhari to be decisiveThe Democratic people’s Congress (DPC), yesterday, said it supports the federal government’s fight against corruption, calling for recovery of all looted public funds. A statement signed by Rev Olusegun Peters, the national chairman of the party, said as Nigeria marks its 55 independence anniversary, the war against corruption should not be waged against opponents of the APC.DPC; Buharihttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/dpc-tells-buhari-to-be-decisive/113010.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015Saraki saga may truncate democracy- ZaitawaA Chieftain of All the Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Alhaji Mujahid Zaitawa, has described the rumpus in the Senate over the alleged failure of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to declare his assets as a ploy to deprive the North its chance to govern Nigeria.Saraki; National Assemblyhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/saraki-saga-may-truncate-democracy-zaitawa/113014.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015PDP members allege threat to life in kwaraThe Kwara State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, alleged that its members are threatened by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking at a press conference in Ilorin, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, the PDP state chairman, alleged that the state government and the ruling APC had accused members of the opposition for last Thursday’s attack on dignitaries during the Eid el-Kabir prayers in Ilorin.PDP; Kwarahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/pdp-members-allege-threat-to-life-in-kwara/113013.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 30, 2015PDP counsel questions judge’s competenceThere was fracas, yesterday, at the Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar, when the lead counsel to the PDP, Barrister Paul Erokoro, challenged the competence of the tribunal chairman, Justice Christopher Awubra. It took the intervention of armed security operatives to avert crisis between supporters of various candidates. Barr Erokoro had insisted that Justice Awubra was not competent to handle proceedings at the tribunal when fresh cases came up.Election Tribunal: Cross River Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/pdp-counsel-questions-judge-s-competence/113015.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 23, 2015We regret Ndoma-Egba’s exit - PDP"Cross River State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ntufam John Okon, said the party regrets the exit of the former Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba.
He said there was nothing they could have done because Ndoma-Egba has made up his mind to leave the PDP soon after he lost the last National Assembly election."
PDP; Cross River Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/we-regret-ndoma-egba-s-exit-pdp/111952.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 23, 2015Group decries anti party activities in BauchiThe APC Vanguard for Peace and Tranquility in Bauchi State descried what it called “anti-party posturing” by some party stalwarts. Malam Suleiman Malami, the national coordinator of the group, stated this in response to a statement made by Musa Adamu Lar, the former APC vice chairman in the state. Bauchi Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/group-decries-anti-party-activities-in-bauchi/111951.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 23, 2015Ekiti State House of Assembly passes two bills, 11 resolutions in 100 daysThe Ekiti State House of Assembly, yesterday, said it has passed two bills and 11 resolutions during its first 100 days in office. The 5th Assembly was inaugurated by the governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, June 5, 2015.Ekitihttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/assembly-passes-two-bills-11-resolutions-in-100-days/111949.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 23, 2015Yobe governorship: Tribunal to announce judgment at Appeal CourtThe Yobe State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja has slated October 21 for judgment in a petition challenging the victory of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam. Justice Mojisola Dada adjourned the case, yesterday, after the parties in the case adopted their final written addresses.Election Tribunal; Yobe Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/yobe-gov-ship-tribunal-to-announce-judgment-at-appeal-court/111959.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 23, 2015Kaduna PDP vows to regain power in 2019The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State says it is making arrangements to regain power in the state come 2019. Speaking after the special meeting of the PDP stakeholders’ forum in Kaduna, the Chairman, Hon. Muhammed Rabi’u Bako, said those who left the PDP have started returning.PDP; Kadunahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kaduna-pdp-vows-to-regain-power-in-2019/111948.html
GuardianWednesday, September 23, 2015Aregbesola flays media for reporting opposition activitiesTHE Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has threatened to deal with media organisations for reporting the views of opposition parties on activities of the state government.Aregbesola; Osun Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/aregbesola-flays-media-for-reporting-opposition-activities/
GuardianWednesday, September 23, 2015No MDA exempted from TSA – CBN govThe Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday in Abuja said that no Federal Government Ministry, Department or Agency (MDA) had been exempted from the Treasury Single Account.TSA; MDA; Nigeriahttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/no-mda-exempted-from-tsa-cbn-gov/
GuardianWednesday, September 23, 2015Okonjo-Iweala’s innovations led to TSA, IPPIS, says JonathanFORMER President, Goodluck Jonathan, has stated that the introduction of innovations such as the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by the ex-Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance during his administration, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, are some of the qualities that led to her two new global positions.TSA; MDA; Nigeriahttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/okonjo-iwealas-innovations-led-to-tsa-ippis-says-jonathan/
The NationWednesday, September 23, 2015Alleged corruption: Amaechi sues PDP, others for ‘false claims’Former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has sued the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its State Chairman Chief Felix Obuah and two others – Jerry Needam and Chris Konkwo – for false allegations at an Abuja High Court.PDP; Amaechi; Rivershttp://thenationonlineng.net/alleged-corruption-amaechi-sues-pdp-others-for-false-claims/
The NationWednesday, September 23, 2015"Senators: we won’t change our opinion of Saraki
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A group of senators yesterday expressed support for embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki in his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). In a statement signed by Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto South) on behalf of others, the lawmakers said the trial was mischievous, vindictive and politically-motivated.Saraki; CCB; CCT; Asset Declarationhttp://thenationonlineng.net/senators-we-wont-change-our-opinion-of-saraki/
The NationWednesday, September 23, 2015Nigeria’s economy may slip into recession, CBN warnsFrom the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday came a warning shot on the economy: Nigeria risks sliding into recession next year. The apex bank also hinted that the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) might affect the country’s economic growth.CBN; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/nigerias-economy-may-slip-into-recession-cbn-warns/
The NationWednesday, September 23, 2015‘I’m going through this because I’m Senate President’ - SarakiSenate President Bukola Saraki maintained yesterday his innocence. In a statement he personally signed last night, Saraki blamed unnamed traducers for his travails, saying he was going through trial because he became Senate President.Saraki; CCB; CCT; Asset Declarationhttp://thenationonlineng.net/im-going-through-this-because-im-senate-president/
The NationWednesday, September 23, 2015Atiku urges Nigerians to conquer hate, political intoleranceFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urges Nigerians to rid their hearts and minds of hate, intolerance and prejudice, which he said could promote violent conflicts and destruction of life and property in the country.Nigeria; Atikuhttp://thenationonlineng.net/atiku-urges-nigerians-to-conquer-hate-political-intolerance/
ThisDayWednesday, September 23, 2015A’ Ibom PDP Berates Lai Mohammed over Comments on Guber ElectionThe Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed to watch his tongue and desist from making unfounded comments on Akwa Ibom governorship election petition matter before the tribunal.APC; PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/a-ibom-pdp-berates-lai-mohammed-over-comments-on-guber-election/220933/
ThisDayWednesday, September 23, 2015Benue PDP Governorship Candidate to Appeal Tribunal’s JudgmentGovernorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 governorship election in the Benue State, Mr. Terhemen Tarzoor, on Tuesday disclosed that he would approach the Court of Appeal to seek justice following the judgment of the Benue State Election Petitions Tribunal that threw out his petition for lack of evidence.Election Tribunal; Benue Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/benue-pdp-governorship-candidate-to-appeal-tribunal-s-judgment/220934/
ThisDayWednesday, September 23, 2015Akwa Ibom Tribunal: INEC Closes Case Abruptly after One WitnessThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday closed its case before the Akwa Ibom National and State Assembly elections tribunal sitting in Abuja. INEC was joined as second respondent in the suit instituted by Chief Inibehe Okori of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Election Tribunal; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/akwa-ibom-tribunal-inec-closes-case-abruptly-after-one-witness/220935/
ThisDayWednesday, September 23, 2015PDP, APC Spokespersons Trade Words over Hate StatementsThe altercations between the spokespersons of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, continued unabated yesterday with both men throwing tantrums at each other.APC; PDP; Buharihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-apc-spokespersons-trade-words-over-hate-statements/220937/
ThisDayWednesday, September 23, 2015Sylva Emerges APC Governorship Candidate in BayelsaFormer Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, was on Tuesday declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary held in Yenagoa. He was announced the winner by a member of the Adams Oshiomhole committee, Hon. Nelson Alapa. Sylva won with a total of 726 votes with Warman Ogoriba coming a distant second with 10 votes. Chief Timi Alaibe had four votes.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/sylva-emerges-apc-governorship-candidate-in-bayelsa/220938/
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015Ekiti SIEC fixes Dec 19 for LG pollsEkiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) yesterday fixed December 19 for the conduct of local government election. The commission had also promised to create a level playing ground for all participants.LG Polls; Ekiti Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/ekiti-siec-fixes-dec-19-for-lg-polls/111762.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015APC leadership blamed for Saraki’s ordealA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Salau Alabi Olorin, has blamed the leadership of the party for what he called ‘unfair treatment being meted out’ to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.APC; Sarakihttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-leadership-blamed-for-saraki-s-ordeal/111764.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015LP urges Buhari to study APC's manifestoThe National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to once again study the manifestos of All Progressives Congress (APC).Buhari; Nigeriahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/lp-urges-buhari-to-study-apcs-manifesto/111759.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015Tinubu did not impose me on Audu - Rep FalakeRep James Abiodun Falake, the running mate to Prince Abubakar Audu, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, has debunked insinuations that he was imposed on Audu by the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu.APC; PDP; Kogi 2015; Auduhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/tinubu-did-not-impose-me-on-audu-rep-falake/111763.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015Court adjourns hearing on suit against Bauchi GovA Federal High Court sitting in Bauchi has adjouned for further hearing, a suit challenging the irregularities and eligibility of Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar. The Presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Garba Umar, adjourned the suit to November 25 after hearing the submissions from counsel to both parties.APC; Bauchi Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/court-adjourns-hearing-on-suit-against-bauchi-gov/111756.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015Why PDP must allow North East to fill Mu’azu’s position - Sen WampanaSenator Paul Wampana was minister for Public Health in the Second Republic, first Speaker of the defunct Gongola State House of Assembly and former PDP vice chairman, North-East. In this interview, Wampana, who is aspiring to be the next PDP national chairman, explained why the North-East should be allowed to fill the vacancy.PDP; Chairmanshiphttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/why-pdp-must-allow-north-east-to-fill-mu-azu-s-position-sen-wampana/111760.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015Zamfara PDP faults judgment upholding Yari’s electionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State, has picked holes with the ruling of the governorship election petition tribunal, which upheld the election of Governor Abdulazeez Yari. The party, in a statement by Alhaji Faruk Ahmed Gusau, an ex-officio in the North West Zone, said the ruling raises lots of dust and subjects the judiciary to scrutiny in the face of the ongoing war against corruption in Nigeria.Election Tribunal: Zamfara Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/zamfara-pdp-faults-judgment-upholding-yari-s-election/111761.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 22, 2015Kogi: Clergy advocates ethical revolution for peaceful electionsA clergy, Rev. Fr George Ehusani, has advocated for ethical and moral revolution among Nigerians in the country’s quest to attain a culture of peaceful, free and fair elections.Kogi 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kogi-clergy-advocates-ethical-revolution-for-peaceful-elections/111754.html
Premium TimesTuesday, September 22, 2015Bayelsa Election: Oshiomhole warns governorship aspirants against cloning PVCsAhead of Tuesday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, the chairman of the party’s electoral committee, Adams Oshiomhole, has warned the aspirants against cloning Permanent Voter Cards.Bayelsa 2015http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/south-south-regional/190439-bayelsa-election-oshiomhole-warns-governorship-aspirants-against-cloning-pvcs.html
The NationTuesday, September 22, 2015Calls for Saraki’s resignation unfair, says Kwara APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has described calls by some people for the resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki as unfair and unnecessary.APC; Sarakihttp://thenationonlineng.net/calls-for-sarakis-resignation-unfair-says-kwara-apc/
The NationTuesday, September 22, 2015‘Buhari should choose credible people as ministers’ - Remi Bamisile Remi Bamisile is a veteran journalist. In this interview with DAMISI OJO, she gives reasons why President Mohammadu Buhari could not afford to fail Nigerians. She also speaks on other national issues. Buhari; Appointmentshttp://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-should-choose-credible-people-as-ministers/
The NationTuesday, September 22, 2015Presidency exempts NNPC, PHCN, BoI, 10 others from TSAThe Federal Government has exempted 13 government agencies from the current Treasury Single Account (TSA) arrangement related to electronic or e-collection and mop up exercise of government funds from commercial banks.TSA; MDA; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/presidency-exempts-nnpc-phcn-boi-10-others-from-tsa/
ThisDayTuesday, September 22, 2015Lalong is Tentatively Enjoying a Stolen Mandate, Says JangFormer Governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, has described the governorship mandate the current state Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, is enjoying as “a stolen mandate that will be reclaimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the tribunal.”Benue State; Jang; lalonghttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lalong-is-tentatively-enjoying-a-stolen-mandate-says-jang/220855/
ThisDayTuesday, September 22, 2015Ekiti Assembly Blasts RMAFC over Proposed Pay CutRMFAC; Ekiti Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ekiti-assembly-blasts-rmafc-over-proposed-pay-cut/220851/
ThisDayTuesday, September 22, 2015Tribunal Dismisses PDP Guber Petition, Affirms Ortom’s Electoral VictoryThe Benue State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi has upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom. In a three-hour judgment delivered monday by Justice Elizabeth Karatu, the tribunal dismissed the petition of Terhemen Tarzoor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the last general election for lack of diligent prosecution.Election Tribunal; Benue Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/tribunal-dismisses-pdp-guber-petition-affirms-ortom-s-electoral-victory/220869/
ThisDayTuesday, September 22, 2015APC to PDP: Stop Peddling Lies on A’Ibom Election TribunalThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to have confidence in the nation’s judiciary and to stop peddling “lies” about the work of the Akwa Ibom State governorship election petition tribunal and the role of the security agencies in the state.Election Tribunal; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-to-pdp-stop-peddling-lies-on-a-ibom-election-tribunal/220871/
ThisDayTuesday, September 22, 2015Saraki to Appear at Tribunal Tuesday as Judge Insists on TrialFollowing the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s (CCT) reissuance of a bench warrant for the arrest of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the refusal by the Court of Appeal to stay execution on his trial, Saraki monday said that he would appear before the tribunal tuesday.Saraki; CCB; CCT; Asset Declarationhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/saraki-to-appear-at-tribunal-tuesday-as-judge-insists-on-trial/220884/
GuardianMonday, September 21, 2015PDP asks Buhari, APC to drop ‘desperation’ to ‘appropriate’ N’AssemblyTHE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that no amount of blackmail and diversionary tactics by the All Progressives Congress (APC) would deter it from exposing what it called “the deliberate agenda, already in motion, by the present administration to destroy the nation’s democracy and impose a dictatorship in the country.”National Assembly; APC; PDPhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/pdp-asks-buhari-apc-to-drop-desperation-to-appropriate-nassembly/
GuardianMonday, September 21, 2015Ruling party accuses opposition of distracting PresidentTHE Lagos State chapter, All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over what the ruling political grouping called irrational hecklings and outlandish statements on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.APC; PDP; Buharihttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/ruling-party-accuses-opposition-of-distracting-president/
GuardianMonday, September 21, 2015APC chief faults calls for Saraki’s resignationDEPUTY National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Timi Frank, yesterday faulted those calling on the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to resign his position.APC; Sarakihttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/apc-chief-faults-calls-for-sarakis-resignation/
GuardianMonday, September 21, 2015INEC to checkmate fake NGOs, observers for guber pollsTo checkmate infiltration by political parties agents that are masquerading as observers, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has said that it would prune down the number of Civil Society Organisations and Monitoring group.INEC; Kogi 2015; Bayelsa 2015http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/inec-to-checkmate-fake-ngos-observers-for-guber-polls/
GuardianMonday, September 21, 2015No crisis in PDP over proposed conference, says MetuhTHE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked reports of crisis in the party over the proposed conference by the Reform Conference Committee headed by Prof. Jerry Gana. PDP; Chairmanshiphttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/no-crisis-in-pdp-over-proposed-conference-says-metuh/
Daily TrustMonday, September 21, 2015Councilors back Dankwambo’s policies in GombeThe Nigeria Councilors Forum, Gombe State Chapter, has expressed its support to the policies of the PDP-led government in the state, under the leadership of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. The group said Dankwambo’s policies were geared towards providing dividend of democracy to the people.Gombehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/councilors-back-dankwambo-s-policies-in-gombe/111667.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 21, 2015Crisis: Reps set up mechanisms to prevent spilloverThe House of Representatives has initiated conflict resolution mechanisms to ensure that the recent crisis at the Senate does not spillover to it. Rep Sani Zorro, the Chairman of House Committee on Information, who stated this in Kano yesterday, said the House was concerned about the development at the upper chamber.House of Reps; Senatehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/crisis-reps-set-up-mechanisms-to-prevent-spillover/111662.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 21, 2015PDP ‘shocked’ over tribunal ruling on Lagos WestThe Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its shock over a ruling by the elections petitions tribunal in the state which dismissed the petition of the party’s senatorial candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District, Mr. Segun Adewale. The party said that the ruling did not reflect the people’s will.Election Tribunal; PDPhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/pdp-shocked-over-tribunal-ruling-on-lagos-west/111659.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 21, 2015Saraki: Kwara APC moves to Abuja as loyalists intensify prayersMembers of the Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in Abuja to give their support to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, over his travails at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Daily Trust gathered that all the officials of the party in the state travelled to Abuja to show loyalty to the Saraki.APC; Sarakihttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/saraki-kwara-apc-moves-to-abuja-as-loyalists-intensify-prayers/111668.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 21, 2015APC, PDP chieftains say party unfair to SarakiThe Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday received more support and solidarity over his travail with the Code of Conduct Tribunal prosecuting him over alleged assets falsification. A veteran politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Salau Alabi Olorin blamed the leadership of the APC for the unfair treatment being meted out to Saraki. Also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Kamal Olounoje warned the APC to thread cautiously, saying the desperation to remove Saraki may consume the party.APC; Sarakihttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-pdp-chieftains-say-party-unfair-to-saraki/111578.html
The NationMonday, September 21, 2015Senator: let CCB publish assets of public officialsSenator Shehu Sani has urged the CCB to publish all declarations made by public office holders since 1999. The civil rights activist, in a Facebook post, said doing so would allow the public to form ‘transparency vigilante groups’ who would verify claims made by public office holders.CCB; Asset Declarationhttp://thenationonlineng.net/senator-let-ccb-publish-assets-of-public-officials/
The NationMonday, September 21, 2015Boko Haram desperate, says army after explosionsThere were multiple blasts in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital last night. Boko Haram terrorists were believed to have struck a mosque and the area outside the building, according to witnesses. A statement by Army’s acting Director of Information Col.Sani Usman said: "lthough details are not clear, it is important to note the attacks signify high level of desperation on the part of the Boko Haram terrorists."Boko Haram; Bornohttp://thenationonlineng.net/boko-haram-desperate-says-army-after-explosions/
The NationMonday, September 21, 2015Catholic Bishops: bring looters of treasury to justicePublic officials genuinely identified to have looted the treasury must be brought to justice, Catholic bishops said at the weekend. hey spoke under the umbrella of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), in a communiqué after their second plenary meeting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.Anti-corruption; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/catholic-bishops-bring-looters-of-treasury-to-justice/
The NationMonday, September 21, 2015Boko Haram’s ‘Shekau’ blasts army in new audio messageA new audio message purportedly from Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, called the Nigerian army liars for saying troops have regained territory from the sect.Boko Haram; Armyhttp://thenationonlineng.net/boko-harams-shekau-blasts-army-in-new-audio-message/
The NationMonday, September 21, 2015Heavy security as Saraki’s supporters storm CCTThere is heavy security deployment at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday morning. Entrances to the CCT premises are cordoned off, with few individuals, including staff, journalists and politicians allowed entry after thorough scrutiny. Men of the regular police, riot police and others in the Force bomb disposal unit are providing security at the tribunal.Saraki; CCB; CCT; Asset Declarationhttp://thenationonlineng.net/heavy-security-as-sarakis-supporters-storm-cct/
ThisDayMonday, September 21, 2015IPAC Berates INEC Over Party’s Leadership Crisis The leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has raised the alarm over what the “efforts by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to destabilise the council through its unnecessary interference” in the activities of the body. This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary-General, IPAC/ National Chairman United Democratic Party (UDP), Mr. Godson Okoye, berating the Commission of overbearing interference in the internal affairs of the counsel.INEC; IPAChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ipac-berates-inec-over-party-s-leadership-crisis/220752/
ThisDayMonday, September 21, 2015PDP Senators: APC Driving Nigeria to PrecipicePeoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators at the weekend accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of deliberately orchestrating crisis capable of plunging the nation into chaos. They made this remark in reaction to last Friday’s warrant of arrest issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal against Senate President Bukola Saraki following his absence at the beginning of his trial over alleged false declaration of assets before Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in 2003.APC; PDP; Buharihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-senators-apc-driving-nigeria-to-precipice/220806/
ThisDayMonday, September 21, 2015Court Restrains EFCC from Arresting Saraki’s Associate, IzuagbeA Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to maintain status quo and desist from arresting the Managing Director of Carlisle Properties, Mr. Kennedy Izuagbe, an associate of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.EFCChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/court-restrains-efcc-from-arresting-saraki-s-associate-izuagbe/220802/
ThisDayMonday, September 21, 2015Bomb Explosions Rock Maiduguri, Scores Feared Deadeveral persons were last night feared killed in multiple bomb explosions which rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to residents of the town, two of the bombs which were planted at a mosque, exploded at about 7.30p.m. when the Muslims congregated to observe their prayers.Boko Haram; Bornohttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bomb-explosions-rock-maiduguri-scores-feared-dead/220803/
ThisDayMonday, September 21, 2015Presidency: Buhari Cannot Stop Senator Saraki's TrialAfter days of silence on the issue, the Presidency has rejected what it described as “attempts to link the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to the presidency”, saying that it has nothing to do with Saraki's trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and cannot stop it.Saraki; CCB; CCT; Asset Declaration; Buharihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/presidency-buhari-cannot-stop-senator-sarakis-trial/220775/
Daily TrustFriday, September 18, 2015APC tells members not to accept offers from PDP in C/River"The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told its members in Cross River State not to hobnob with or accept appointment to serve in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state.
Prince Hilliard Eta, the national vice chairman of the party for South-south, who issued the warning in a statement, yesterday, threatened that any member who violated the order would be sanctioned."
APC; Cross Riverhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-tells-members-not-to-accept-offers-from-pdp-in-c-river/111169.html
Daily TrustFriday, September 18, 2015Intrigues in North-east as PDP stalwarts move to reclaim Mu’azu’s seatStalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the North-east have begun moves to reclaim the position of Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, the erstwhile national chairman of the party, who resigned abruptly after the dismal performance of his party in the last general elections. Our correspondent examines the intrigues, power play and top contenders for the post.PDP; Chairmanshiphttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/intrigues-in-north-east-as-pdp-stalwarts-move-to-reclaim-mu-azu-s-seat/111319.html
Daily TrustFriday, September 18, 2015Tension in Bayelsa APC ahead of governorship primaryThe postponement of the governorship primary poll of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has heightened tension among stakeholders of the party in the state. The primary poll was originally scheduled to take place on September 19, but shifted to Tuesday, September 22, 2015.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/tension-in-bayelsa-apc-ahead-of-governorship-primary/111323.html
Daily TrustFriday, September 18, 2015Mark, Onjeh close defence at TribunalFormer Senate president, David Mark, and his major challenger from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daniel Onjeh, in the March 28 senatorial election, yesterday, closed their defenses at the National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi.Election Tribunal; Benue Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/mark-onjeh-close-defence-at-tribunal/111326.html
Daily TrustFriday, September 18, 2015Nigeria yet to exhibit attribute of a nation - Kwara govGovernor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has called on the citizenry to vote responsible people into positions of authority and support them in office. He equally called for the downplaying of ethnic and other parochial considerations in the overall interest of the nation. Abdulfatah stated this in Ibadan, Oyo State, delivering a paper at a public lecture, organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo State Council.Nigeriahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/nigeria-yet-to-exhibit-attribute-of-a-nation-kwara-gov/111327.html
GuardianFriday, September 18, 2015Dialogue with Boko Haram is necessary, Sen. Sani Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central),said on Thursday that dialogue with the Boko Haram group was necessary to bring about permanent end to insurgency in the country. Sani told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the Federal Government’s interest in negotiation with the group was a welcome development.Boko Haramhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/dialogue-with-boko-haram-is-necessary-sen-sani/
GuardianFriday, September 18, 2015"
APC candidate asks court to nullify David Mark’s election"
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 28 senatorial election for Benue South, Mr Daniel Onjeh, has asked the Justice Mosumola Dipeolu-led National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi to nullify the election and order a fresh election.Election Tribunal; Benue Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/apc-candidate-asks-court-to-nullify-david-marks-election/
ThisDayFriday, September 18, 2015NLC, ICPC to monitor bailout funds in statesThe Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will partner the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to monitor the disbursement and use of the N338 billion bailout funds in 27 states.Bailout; CBNhttp://thenationonlineng.net/nlc-icpc-to-monitor-bailout-funds-in-states/
ThisDayFriday, September 18, 2015INEC Electoral Officer denies rigging in Rivers pollA witness for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said allegations of rigging and the hijack of electoral materials in the Rivers governorship election were false. An Electoral Officer (EO), Mr Ebikoru Tebekaemi, gave evidence in support of INEC at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja. The tribunal is considering a petition filed by the APC candidate, Dr Dakuku Peterside, challenging the return of Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/inec-electoral-officer-denies-rigging-in-rivers-poll/
ThisDayFriday, September 18, 2015"APC berates PDP for distracting Buhari"THE Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ‘’irrational heckling and outlandish statements’’ on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.APC; PDP; Buharihttp://thenationonlineng.net/apc-berates-pdp-for-distracting-buhari/
ThisDayFriday, September 18, 2015A'Ibom Guber Tribunal Concludes Hearing, Orders PDP to Evacuate Incident FormsThe Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Thursday concluded hearing of the petition brought before it by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Umana Okon Umana against the election of Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Umana had approached the tribunal challenging conduct of the election and declaration of Udom Emmanuel as winner.Election Tribunal; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/aibom-guber-tribunal-concludes-hearing-orders-pdp-to-evacuate-incident-forms/220487/
ThisDayFriday, September 18, 2015Asset Declaration: Court Summons CCB, CCT Chairmen over Saraki’s ArraignmentA Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday summoned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to appear before it on September 21 over an attempted arraignment of the Senate President Olubukola Saraki without following the constitutional laid down procedure.Saraki; CCB; CCT; Asset Declarationhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/asset-declaration-court-summons-ccb-cct-chairmen-over-saraki-s-arraignment/220558/
ThisDayThursday, September 17, 2015PDP NWC Puts off Stakeholders ConferenceThe National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it has put on hold all activities pertaining to the yet-to be inaugurated committee on the proposed PDP National Conference.PDP; Nigeria 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-nwc-puts-off-stakeholders-conference/220457/
ThisDayThursday, September 17, 2015APC Shifts Bayelsa Guber Primary to Tuesday" The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled the Bayelsa State governorship primary for Tuesday next week. The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Timi Frank, in statement in Abuja, said the postponement was a directive from the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. According to him, the exercise earlier fixed for Saturday September 19, 2015 will now take place on Tuesday. September 22, 2015.
He, however, said the time and the venue for the programme remain unchanged."
APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-shifts-bayelsa-guber-primary-to-tuesday/220458/
GuardianTuesday, September 15, 2015INEC to collaborate with N’ Assembly on review of Electoral ActTHERE are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may collaborate with the National Assembly to facilitate a review of the country’s Electoral Act so as to improve the electoral processes.INEC; Electoral Acthttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/inec-to-collaborate-with-n-assembly-on-review-of-electoral-act/
GuardianTuesday, September 15, 2015Appeal Court upholds Ashafa’s victoryTHE Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered another defeat, as the Court of Appeal in Lagos re-affirmed the victory of Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who represents Lagos East Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 28 National Assembly elections.Election Petition; Court of Appeal; Lagos Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/appeal-court-upholds-ashafas-victory/
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Bayelsa governorship: APC lifts members’ suspension ahead of primariesNational Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the lifting of suspension of party members to pave the way for them to participate in its gubernatorial primary election. At least 19 governorship aspirants are expected to participate in the primary.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/bayelsa-governorship-apc-lifts-members-suspension-ahead-of-primaries/110767.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015We have not endorsed anyone as Borno deputy governor- Biu Forum"Biu Forum, a socio-cultural organisation of indigenes of Biu Emirate in Borno State, has dissociated itself from the purported endorsement of some persons to fill the position of deputy governor of the state.
The position became vacant following the demise of Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha recently."
Bornohttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/we-have-not-endorsed-anyone-as-borno-deputy-governor-biu-forum/110773.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Kogi elections: Monarch cautions youth against violenceThe traditional ruler of Ankpa (Onu Ankpa) in Kogi State, Alhaji Abdulmalik Umar, has cautioned youths in the state against acts of violence before, during and after the November 21 governorship election. The traditional ruler made the call during an interview, urging youth to be wary of politicians who would want to use them for illicit activities ahead of the election.Kogi 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kogi-elections-monarch-cautions-youth-against-violence/110762.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Kogi Election: Group drums support for AuduA group, Kogi Network for Liberation (KNL) has endorsed Prince Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the gubernatorial election slated for November 21. The group urged the people of the state to put aside their differences and vote Audu, who they describe as the most competent to lead the state to the promise land.APC; Kogi 2015; Auduhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kogi-election-group-drums-support-for-audu/110768.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Sustain Jonathan’s economic projects, PDP tells BuhariThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain economic projects embarked on by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The party also challenged Buhari to take urgent steps by setting up a “crack economic team of experts” to immediately swing into action and salvage the present economic situation in the country, by opening up all economic outlets.Buhari; PDPhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/sustain-jonathan-s-economic-projects-pdp-tells-buhari/110766.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Rivers APC makes case for Amaechi as ministerThe Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint former governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, as a minister. The party, which said Amaechi was clean and untainted, called on President Buhari to disregard desperate efforts to tarnish his image and include him in his cabinet.APC; Amaechihttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/rivers-apc-makes-case-for-amaechi-as-minister/110770.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Provide competent leadership or resign, PDP tells AmbodeThe Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of hiding the misdeeds of his predecessor in office, Babatunde Fashola, because they belong to the same All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP also rated Ambode’s performance in his first 100 days in office as dismal.PDP; APC; Lagoshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/provide-competent-leadership-or-resign-pdp-tells-ambode/110776.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 15, 2015Rape: Aisha Buhari wants enforcement of law to protect women, childrenThe Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has urged government at all levels to enforce the law on rape, to protect women and children in the country. Aisha stated this when she received some staff of the Ministry of Women Affairs, UNICEF and National Population Commission, led by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Ezekiel Oyemomi.Sexual Offences Act; Nigeriahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/rape-aisha-buhari-wants-enforcement-of-law-to-protect-women-children/110837.html
The NationTuesday, September 15, 2015APC seeks peaceful primary in BayelsaThe All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday told the candidates in this weekend’s governorship primary in Bayelss State to conduct themselves peacefully.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://thenationonlineng.net/apc-seeks-peaceful-primary-in-bayelsa/
The NationTuesday, September 15, 2015Delta PDP expels sixThe Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled six members in Udu Local Government Area for alleged anti-party activities.PDP; Delta Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/delta-pdp-expels-six/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015Rivers Tribunal Modifies Scheduling Order for Pre-hearing SessionsThe Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, for apparent lack of time before the expiration of the 180 days deadline, has come up with modifications to the scheduling order as contained in the pre-hearing session reports.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-tribunal-modifies-scheduling-order-for-pre-hearing-sessions/220257/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015INEC Proposes Review of Electoral Act The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is working with the National Assembly to effect a review of the country’s Electoral Act in order to ensure improvement in the electoral system. The acting Chairman of INEC, Hajia Amina Zakari, made the statement when she received some Foreign Defence Attaches with the Defence Intelligence Agency at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.INEC; Gender Protectionhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/inec-proposes-review-of-electoral-act/220260/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015Bayelsa: APC May Ask Sylva, Others to Step down for AlaibeThe All Progressives Congress (APC) monday waded into the tussle for the party’s governorship ticket for Bayelsa State with the aim of building a consensus around the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe, as its candidate.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bayelsa-apc-may-ask-sylva-others-to-step-down-for-alaibe/220275/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015Echocho Concedes as Wada Wins PrimaryOne of the leading governorship aspirants on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Alhaji Jibrin Isa Echocho, monday conceded victory to Governor Idris Wada.PDP; Kogi 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/echocho-concedes-as-wada-wins-primary/220273/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015South East APC to Review Activities of Leaders During Last ElectionsThe All Progressive Congress (APC), South-east is to look into the activities of some of the leaders of the party in their respective states during the last elections with the aim of fishing out those who sabotaged the party and acted as mole for the last administration, and who are also scheming now for appointments.APC; South East; Okorochahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/s-east-apc-to-review-activities-of-leaders-during-last-elections/220262/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015Akwa Ibom: As PDP Closes Case, Tribunal Orders INEC to Open DefenceAs the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Emmanuel Udom closed their case yesterday, the Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to open its defence against the allegations of aiding election malpractices in the April 11 polls.Election Tribunal; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/akwa-ibom-as-pdp-closes-case-tribunal-orders-inec-to-open-defence/220258/
ThisDayTuesday, September 15, 2015CBN to Monitor States, Abia, Niger, Ondo, Five Others Get Bailout FundsThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set up a monitoring mechanism using its branches nationwide to ensure that the N338 billion special intervention fund it disburses to the 27 states of the federation to pay the backlog of workers’ salaries is not diverted by the state governments to other uses. This is coming on the heels of the central bank’s disbursement of N65.334 billion from the N338 billion to eight more states.Bailout; CBNhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/cbn-to-monitor-states-abia-niger-ondo-five-others-get-bailout-funds/220286/
GuardianMonday, September 14, 2015Nigerians should support Buhari instead of insulting him – NIPR PresidentThe President, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR), Mr Rotimi Oladele, on Monday urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to reposition the country, rather than casting aspersions on him.Buhari; Nigeriahttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/nigerians-should-support-buhari-instead-of-insulting-him-nipr-president/
GuardianMonday, September 14, 2015APC accepts Zonal Vice Chairman’s resignationThe Bauchi State All Progressives Congress (APC) has accepted the resignation of Malam Musa Adamu, the South Senatorial District Vice Chairman of the party.APC; Bauchi Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/apc-accepts-zonal-vice-chairmans-resignation/
Daily TrustMonday, September 14, 2015Review process of appointing INEC chairman - NCP ChairDr. Yunusa Tanko is the national chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP) and a former chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC). He speaks on the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and appointment of the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEChttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/review-process-of-appointing-inec-chairman-ncp-chair/110646.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 14, 2015Bayelsa election: APC delegates go into hiding over threatsDelegates for the September 19 governorship primary poll of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State have been forced into hiding, following the alleged threats from “desperate aspirants” within the party. It was gathered that the threats were issued by loyalists of one of the leading contenders for the APC ticket.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/bayelsa-election-apc-delegates-go-into-hiding-over-threats/110643.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 14, 2015Kogi election: Audu picks rep as deputy, vows to restore rotationThe All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, has picked a member of the House of Representatives, Abiodun Falake, as his running mate for the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State. Falake was presented to APC stalwarts during the inauguration of Audu’s campaign council in Lokoja.APC; Kogi 2015; Auduhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/kogi-election-audu-picks-rep-as-deputy-vows-to-restore-rotation/110647.html
Daily TrustMonday, September 14, 2015MDAs, banks under pressure as TSA deadline endsSome government agencies, departments and banks are under intense pressure to escape tomorrow’s deadline by President Muhammadu Buhari on the compliance of Treasury Single Account implementation, Daily Trust gathered.TSA; MDA; Nigeriahttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/mdas-banks-under-pressure-as-tsa-deadline-ends/110685.html
The NationMonday, September 14, 2015‘Buhari’s economic blueprint will be pro-people’ - Hajiya Ramatu TijjaniNational Woman Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, is one female politician to watch in the current political dispensation. The Kogi State-born administrator is also the President of Council of African Political Parties (Women Wing). In this interview with Assistant Editor, Remi Adelowo, she spoke on President Muhammadu Buhari’s 100 days in office, the Kogi governorship election, among other issues.Buhari; Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/buharis-economic-blueprint-will-be-pro-people/
The NationMonday, September 14, 2015Wada, Echocho, Amoto battle for Kogi PDP ticketKogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set for governorship primaries in Lokoja, the state capital. Governor Idris Wada is a major aspirant. Alhaji Isah Echocho and Mr. Moses Amoto are also in the race. Whoever becomes the flag bearer will face the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, former Governor Abubakar Audu, at the poll on November 21. PDP; Kogi 2015http://thenationonlineng.net/wada-echocho-amoto-battle-for-kogi-pdp-ticket/
The NationMonday, September 14, 2015Nigeria facing trying times, says Senator TinubuThe difficult times Nigeria is going through will not last if everyone contributes towards making a difference, Senator Oluremi Tinubu said yesterday. She spoke in a keynote address at the Women of Vision International Conference organised by the Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM) International, with the theme: “Go! Make a difference.”Nigeriahttp://thenationonlineng.net/nigeria-facing-trying-times-says-senator-tinubu/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015Kogi: Audu Commits to Power Rotation AgreementThe governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Kogi State, Prince Audu Abubakar, has pledged to uphold an agreement to rotate the governance of the state among the major constituent parts.APC; PDP; Kogi 2015; Auduhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kogi-audu-commits-to-power-rotation-agreement/220174/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015APGA will Take Kogi By Storm, Says Oye" The National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Ike Oye, has predicted good showing by his party in the November 21 Kogi State governorship election.

Oye, who spoke at the weekend just as he unveiled the governorship candidate of the party, Dr. Umar Akwu Goodman, assured the people the state that APGA would end the era of poor governance if elected into office."
APGA; Kogi 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apga-will-take-kogi-by-storm-says-oye/220175/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015Group Calls for Suspension of APC Bayelsa Chairman for PartisanshipA group, Bayelsa Victory Frontier, has called on the national officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to suspend the state party Chairman, Chief Timipa Tiwei Oruimighe, for an alleged partisanship in the run up to primaries of the party in Bayelsa State.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/group-calls-for-suspension-of-apc-bayelsa-chairman-for-partisanship/220178/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015Rivers: DSS Officer Says Cult Groups, Thugs Worked for PDP During ElectionsIn line with the claims by the military personnel and staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), an officer of the Department of State Security (DSS), Mr. Godwin Mba, testifying at the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja disclosed how ‘cult groups and political thugs’ perpetrated violence that disrupted the smooth conduct of the April 11 polls.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-dss-officer-says-cult-groups-thugs-worked-for-pdp-during-elections/220179/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015You Did Not Truly Campaign for Buhari, APC Tells OkorochaThe leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-east yesterday asked Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State to fully accept responsibility for the fate of Ndigbo especially their inability to secure any appointment so far in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.APC; South East; Okorochahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/you-did-not-truly-campaign-for-buhari-apc-tells-okorocha/220180/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015Buhari’s Portrait: PDP, Other Parties Violated No Law, Says AjuloAn activist lawyer and the National Secretary of the Labour Party, Mr. Olukayode Ajulo, has dismissed the controversy over the non-display of President Muhammadu Buhari’s official portraits at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as unnecessary distraction that has no basis in law.Buhari; PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-s-portrait-pdp-other-parties-violated-no-law-says-ajulo/220181/
ThisDayMonday, September 14, 2015Kogi: Jonathan, Others Want Wada Stopped by All Means in Today’s PDP PrimaryFormer President Goodluck Jonathan has told the Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idis Wada, that he would not support him on his second term bid, and directed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership to do everything to stop him in the governorship primary that is expected to take place today in Lokoja, one of the senior aides of the governor saidPDP; Kogi 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kogi-jonathan-others-want-wada-stopped-by-all-means-in-today-s-pdp-primary/220182/
GuardianTuesday, September 8, 2015Immigration withdraws diplomatic passports of ex-govs, othersThe Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Martin Abeshi has ordered former Governors, ministers and holders of such executive political offices who were issued diplomatic passports to return them with immediate effect.Buhari; Nigeriahttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/immigration-withdraws-diplomatic-passports-of-ex-govs-others/
GuardianTuesday, September 8, 2015Sovereign Wealth Fund records N5.17b profit"The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), operators of the country’s $1.5 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) has declared a N15.77 billion turnover for its 2014 operating year.

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SWFhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/sovereign-wealth-fund-records-n5-17b-profit/
GuardianTuesday, September 8, 2015Obasanjo laments exodus of Africans to EuropeFORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed deep concern about what he described as current wave of desperate youths risking their lives to travel to Europe “and futile efforts of European countries to deal with those who have already set sail or have even reached shores of the European continent.”Migrant Crisis; Obasanjohttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/obasanjo-laments-exodus-of-africans-to-europe/
GuardianTuesday, September 8, 2015Army will remain focused to end B’Haram insurgency, says Buratai"The Chief Army of Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged troops of the Nigerian Army to remain focused on ridding the country of the scourges of Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency by sacrificing their best to justify the confidence reposed in them."Army; Boko Haramhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/army-will-remain-focused-to-end-bharam-insurgency-says-buratai/
The NationTuesday, September 8, 2015Peterside calls for enduring policies on educationThe governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called for robust policies on education as a way of giving learning access to everybody, irrespective of gender or social status.APC; Petersidehttp://thenationonlineng.net/peterside-calls-for-enduring-policies-on-education/
The NationTuesday, September 8, 2015‘PDP ‘ll retain Bayelsa’ - Reuben OkoyaBayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant Reuben Okoya, in this interview with EMMANUEL UDODINMA, speaks on his plan for the state, the division in the party and the way forward. PDP; Bayelsa Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/pdp-ll-retain-bayelsa/
Daily TrustTuesday, September 8, 2015APC to drag election tribunal judge before NJCThe National Vice Chairman of the APC, South-south Zone, Prince Hilliard Eta, says the party is perfecting plans to drag the presiding judge of the National Assembly/Cross River State House of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar, Justice Christopher Awubra, to the National Judiciary Council (NJC).Election Tribunal: Cross River Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/apc-to-drag-election-tribunal-judge-before-njc/109863.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 8, 2015Crisis looms over committees - Rep allegesA member of the House of Representatives, Yuguda Hassan Kila (Gwaram Federal Constituency) in Jigawa State, has expressed fears that crisis may erupt if the present leadership of the House fails to be fair in the appointment of chairmen and members of various committees.House of Repshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/crisis-looms-over-committees-rep-alleges/109859.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 8, 2015Jang, PDP hail reaffirmation of mandate by tribunalSenator Jonah Jang (PDP, Plateau-North) and the leadership of his party in the Plateau State have hailed the reaffirmation of his election by the National and State Assemblies Elections Petitions Tribunal.Election Tribunal; Plateau Statehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/jang-pdp-hail-reaffirmation-of-mandate-by-tribunal/109855.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 8, 2015Voters seek extension of registration in KogiEligible voters in Kogi State have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the closing date for its Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in the state. The CVR and collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs) exercises commenced concurrently across the 21 local government areas in the state on September 2 and ended yesterday.INEC; Kogi 2015; Bayelsa 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/voters-seek-extension-of-registration-in-kogi/109853.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 8, 20156,000 Jonathan campaign groups disappearThousands of groups that supported former president Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid have disappeared from the Abuja landscape. There were over 6000 such groups in the build-up to the presidential election in March which Jonathan lost to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.Jonathan; Nigeria 2015http://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/6-000-jonathan-campaign-groups-disappear/109864.html
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015Intelligence Reports Reveal Chibok Girls Still AliveIntelligence reports have revealed that at least half of the Chibok girls are still alive but held in various secret locations in the North-east region of Nigeria and neighbouring countries of the Lake Chad region.Chibok Girls; Armyhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/intelligence-reports-reveal-chibok-girls-still-alive/219675/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015INEC Fixes Deadline for Transfer Of Voters In Kogi, BayelsaThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the transfer of voters in Kogi state will end on 6th October 2015 while that of Bayelsa state is to end on 20th October 2015.INEC; Kogi 2015; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/inec-fixes-deadline-for-transfer-of-voters-in-kogi-bayelsa/219610/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015Benue Governorship Tribunal Adjourns for RulingThe Benue State Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi has adjourned indefinitely and reserved judgment to a yet-to-be announced date in the case between Governor Samuel Ortom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last election, Terhemen Tarzoor.Election Tribunal; Benue Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/benue-governorship-tribunal-adjourns-for-ruling/219639/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015Jonathan Endorses Dickson for Second TermFormer President Goodluck Jonathan has endorsed the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson for a second term citing his excellent track record of regular payment of workers salaries, reduction of the state’s huge debt profile and infrastructural development.PDP; Bayelsa Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-endorses-dickson-for-second-term/219645/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015Wike: APC Has Refused to Acknowledge My AchievementsRivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has refused to acknowledge the achievements recorded by his administration in just 100 days. He described the stance of the APC as bad politics, adding that the challenges of development in the state were created by the APC.Wike; PDP; APC; Rivers Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/wike-apc-has-refused-to-acknowledge-my-achievements/219647/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015Kogi Guber: Bello Debunks Claim of Support for APC CandidateAn All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has described as wrong the claim in some newspapers that he has collapsed his campaign structure in support of the party’s candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu. Debunking the claim yesterday in a statement, Bello stated that he was yet to hold discussions with anybody to that effect.APC; Kogi 2015; Auduhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kogi-guber-bello-debunks-claim-of-support-for-apc-candidate/219652/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015Rivers: Tribunal Stalls Proceedings, to Determine Peterside’s Eligibility TuesdayThe proceedings at the Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja were stalled monay following the judgment delivered last Saturday by the Court of Appeal. To this end, the tribunal will today decide on the judgment of the Court of Appeal directing it to rule on the eligibility of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate on the April 11 polls, Hon. Dakuku Peterside.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-tribunal-stalls-proceedings-to-determine-peterside-s-eligibility-tuesday/219663/
ThisDayTuesday, September 8, 2015My Cabinet Will be Ready Before End of Month, Buhari PromisesPresident Muhammadu Buhari monday in Aburi, Ghana reassured Nigerians and the international community that he would name his cabinet before the end of the month. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari gave the assurance to his audience at a joint press conference with President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana.Buhari; Appointmentshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/my-cabinet-will-be-ready-before-end-of-month-buhari-promises/219680/
The NationMonday, September 7, 2015Delta poll: Tribunal admits election results as evidenceDelta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, failed to stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, from presenting the governorship election result sheets used in the April 11 election from the 25 local government areas.Election Tribunal: Delta Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/delta-poll-tribunal-admits-election-results-as-evidence/
The NationMonday, September 7, 2015Presidency denies closing Aso Villa ChapelThe Aso Villa Chapel yesterday denied speculations that the chapel was closed down by the Presidency. Social media reports claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari closed the Aso Villa Chapel following its closeness to his residence.Presidency; Aso Villa Chapelhttp://thenationonlineng.net/presidency-denies-closing-aso-villa-chapel/
The NationMonday, September 7, 2015Buhari gives MDAs deadline on single accountPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday gave September 15 deadline for full compliance with his directive for all revenue due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies to be paid into the Treasury Single Account or designated accounts maintained and operated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), except otherwise expressly approved.Buhari; TSAhttp://thenationonlineng.net/buhari-gives-mdas-deadline-on-single-account/
The NationMonday, September 7, 2015SERAP to Buhari: Probe World Bank’s role in funds repatriationThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the involvement of the World Bank in the repatriation, management and spending of repatriated stolen funds.Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://thenationonlineng.net/serap-to-buhari-probe-world-banks-role-in-stolen-funds-repatriation/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015Kaduna to Domesticate FoI ActThe Kaduna State Government is to domesticate the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to ensure probity, accountability and to citizens ask questions about the affairs of their government.FOI Act; Kaduna Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kaduna-to-domesticate-foi-act/219535/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015Rivers: Appeal Court Orders Tribunal to Deliver Ruling on All Pending ApplicationsThe Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has directed the Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal to rule on all pending applications before proceeding to hear the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the April 11 election in the state, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-appeal-court-orders-tribunal-to-deliver-ruling-on-all-pending-applications/219547/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015APC Urges CBN to Reject Debt Restructuring for A'IbomThe leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Debt Management Office to stay action on the Akwa Ibom State request for debt restructuring until the account of the state was properly audited.Bailout; CBN; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-urges-cbn-to-reject-debt-restructuring-for-aibom/219414/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015Reports: Absence of Cabinet Hurting Nigerian EconomyDespite the support President Muhammadu Buhari has received so far from the media, relative to his immediate predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, concerns continue to grow that his slow pace at providing policy direction and appointing a cabinet is hurting Africa’s largest economy.Buhari; Nigeriahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/reports-absence-of-cabinet-hurting-nigerian-economy/219521/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015Appointments: Buhari Will Treat South-south Fairly, Says EtaThe leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) South-south Zone has stated that it was confident it would get its fare share from future appointments that would be made by President Muhammadu Buhari. National Vice Chairman of APC, South-south Zone, Mr. Hillard Eta, stated this at the weekend in Calabar at the end of the post-election Zonal National Executive Meeting (NEC) of the party.Buhari; Appointmentshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/appointments-buhari-will-treat-south-south-fairly-says-eta/219553/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015APC Group Urges Buhari to Introduce Birth Control PolicyThe All Progressives Congress Volunteers Group at the weekend described the rate at which the country’s population is grow as alarming, thereby asking President Muhammadu Buhari “to come up with a policy statement or even a law to control birth.”APC; Buhari; Birth Controlhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-group-urges-buhari-to-introduce-birth-control-policy/219554/
ThisDayMonday, September 7, 2015Akwa Ibom Invasion: PDP Spits Fire, Warns against Civil Unrest"The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it will no longer stomach the continued unlawful use of state apparatus of power by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to harass its elected officials at any level across the country."PDP; DSS; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/akwa-ibom-invasion-pdp-spits-fire-warns-against-civil-unrest/219555/
VanguardThursday, September 3, 2015Rivers APC shun inspection of election materials at INEC office The All Progressive congress, APC, in Rivers State, yesterday, shunned inspection of materials at the state headquarters of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, insisting on forensic examination of the materials.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/rivers-apc-shun-inspection-of-election-materials-at-inec-office/#sthash.eILWSFSi.dpuf
VanguardThursday, September 3, 2015FG targets 1.14m jobs in new economic blueprintVice President Yemi Osinbajo declared yesterday that the new economic blueprint of Muhammadu Buhari led administration would create over one million new jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in the country. Osinbajo; Nigeriahttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/fg-targets-1-14m-jobs-in-new-economic-blueprint/#sthash.ZLrl9frI.dpuf
VanguardThursday, September 3, 2015Reps summon Finance Ministry, others over budgetMEMBERS of the House of Representatives yesterday summoned Finance Ministry, Budget Office, Fiscal Responsibility Commission, National Planning Commission, Debt Management Office and Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission to explain why the 2015 Appropriation Act is not being implemented. House of Reps; Ministry of Financehttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/reps-summon-finance-ministry-others-over-budget/#sthash.yy1Pmfmg.dpuf
VanguardThursday, September 3, 2015PDP CRISIS: Nwoye, 8 others face expulsionuspended members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State, Mr. Tony Nwoye and eight others may be expelled from the party should they fail to appear before the disciplinary committee set up to investigate alleged anti-party activities against them. PDP; Suspensionhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/pdp-crisis-nwoye-8-others-face-expulsion/#sthash.47Pcc3IW.dpuf
GuardianThursday, September 3, 2015Ogun lawmakers approve governor’s N18.9b loan requestOgun State House of Assembly yesterday approved the state government’s request to obtain a loan of N18.9b to offset outstanding deductions/subvention to workers on its payroll. The loan, which is to be obtained from Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria, is under the Federal Government bailout programme.Bailout; Ogun Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/ogun-lawmakers-approve-governors-n18-9b-loan-request/
GuardianThursday, September 3, 2015"
Protests in Kogi APC as Abubakar Audu collects certificate of return"
FORMER governor of Kogi State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Abubakar Audu yesterday received his certificate of return to vie for the governorship of the state in the November 21 poll on the platform of the party, amid protests from members.APC; Kogi 2015; Auduhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/protests-in-kogi-apc-as-abubakar-audu-collects-certificate-of-return/
GuardianThursday, September 3, 2015Police assure of adequate security for Kogi, Bayelsa pollsTHE Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the preparedness of the police to provide adequate security during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.Police; INEC; Kogi 2015; Bayelsa 2015http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/police-assure-of-adequate-security-for-kogi-bayelsa-polls/
The NationThursday, September 3, 2015Oyo tribunal concludes hearingThe Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has concluded hearing, after the counsel to the third and fourth respondents, Yusuff Ali (SAN), closed his case yesterday without calling any witness.Election Tribunal; Oyo Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/oyo-tribunal-concludes-hearing/
GuardianThursday, September 3, 2015Ishaku denies negative comments on PDP, leadersTHE Governor of Taraba State, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has denied ever making derogatory comments against his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s leadership.PDP; Ishakuhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/ishaku-denies-negative-comments-on-pdp-leaders/
The NationThursday, September 3, 2015APC dismayed by Kogi tribunal’s rulingsThe counsel to the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Idah Federal Constituency, Emeje Ajuwa, has expressed unease at the decision of the Justice Akinniyi Akintola-led Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal to revert a ruling it granted.Election Tribunal; Kogi Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/apc-dismayed-by-kogi-tribunals-rulings/
The NationThursday, September 3, 2015Rivers: 1,100 to testify for INEC, Wike, PetersideBARRING any last-minute changes, the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja will start hearing evidence from witnesses today. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, are challenging the declaration of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) Nyesom Wike as the governor.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/rivers-1100-to-testify-for-inec-wike-peterside/
The NationThursday, September 3, 201510 out of 37 bills scale first reading in House of RepresentativesUnknown to many, the House of Representatives has put some bills in the works despite its burden. When the APC took the centre stage in the new dispensation, the expectation of Nigerians shot to the rooftops.House of Repshttp://thenationonlineng.net/10-out-of-37-bills-scale-first-reading-in-house-of-representatives/
ThisDayThursday, September 3, 2015Udom, PDP Begin Defence at Guber Poll TribunalElection Tribunal; Akwa Ibom Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/udom-pdp-begin-defence-at-guber-poll-tribunal/219257/
ThisDayThursday, September 3, 2015Woman Joins Bayelsa Guber RaceA pastor, Mrs Tonye Apraela, on Wednesday obtained the expression of interest form and nomination form to contest the governorship of Bayelsa State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking shortly after collecting her forms at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, Apraela said she would surely bring to an end the impoverishment of the downtrodden in the state if voted in office at the poll billed to hold on December 5.Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/woman-joins-bayelsa-guber-race/219256/
ThisDayThursday, September 3, 2015Rivers PDP Accuses INEC, APC of Forging Fake Election ReportThe Rivers State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of producing a fake report on the last general election.Election Tribunal; Rivers Statehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-pdp-accuses-inec-apc-of-forging-fake-election-report/219259/
ThisDayThursday, September 3, 2015Edo PDP Rejects Party’s Electronic Registration ExerciseThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State in its pilot phase of the electronic registration exercise scheduled to commence in the state yesterday suffered a setback as some party members kicked against the proposed N1,000 to be levied on each member as the registration fee.PDP; Member Registrationhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/edo-pdp-rejects-party-s-electronic-registration-exercise/219260/
ThisDayThursday, September 3, 2015IG Orders Security for Tribunals, INEC OfficesThe Inspector-General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, has directed police commissioners to provide adequate security at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and also at election tribunal sittings nationwide.Police; INEC; Election Tribunalhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ig-orders-security-for-tribunals-inec-offices/219240/
ThisDayThursday, September 3, 2015VP Outlines Buhari’s Economic ProgrammeOsinbajo; Nigeriahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/vp-outlines-buhari-s-economic-programme/219245/
LeadershipThursday, September 3, 2015Rivers Guber: INEC Frustrating Tribunal Order On Electoral Materials Inspection – APC, PetersideThe Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate, Dr Dakuku Peterside, have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of frustrating the order of the state election petition tribunal to inspect materials used for the April 11, governorship election in the state.Election Petition: Rivers Statehttp://leadership.ng/news/458204/rivers-guber-inec-frustrating-tribunal-order-on-electoral-materials-inspection-apc-peterside
LeadershipThursday, September 3, 2015NASS North East Caucus Defends PMB Over AppointmentsAgainst the backdrop of criticisms trailing recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari in which the North got about 75 per cent of the positions, the All Progressives Congress (APC ) North East caucus in the National Assembly yesterday defended the president over the appointments. Buhari; Appointmentshttp://leadership.ng/news/458191/nass-north-east-caucus-defends-pmb-over-appointments
LeadershipThursday, September 3, 2015Why GDP, Revenue Rise Don’t Impact Positively On Nigerians – OsinbajoVice President Yemi Osinbajo regretted yesterday that even though Nigeria has recorded remarkable rise in oil prices, GDP and foreign reserves during the last three presidencies, unemployment has also remained on the rise at the same time.Osinbajo; Nigeria; GDPhttp://leadership.ng/news/458206/why-gdp-revenue-rise-dont-impact-positively-on-nigerians-osinbajo
LeadershipThursday, September 3, 2015INEC Moves To Revisit Delimitation Of ConstituenciesThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to revisit its earlier suspended plan of delimitation of constituencies in the country. Acting chairman of the Commission, Amina Bala Zakari, stated this yesterday when the newly appointed Surveyor General of the Federation (SGOF), Mr Ebisintei Awudu, led a delegation to the Commission.INEC; Delineation http://leadership.ng/news/458210/inec-moves-to-revisit-delimitation-of-constituencies
VanguardWednesday, September 2, 2015NWC, Gulak at war over PDP chairmanship positionSTRONG indications emerged yesterday that crisis looms in the family of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as the leadership of the party and some Stakeholders from the North East geo- political zone of the country over the National Chairmanship position.PDP; Chairmanshiphttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/nwc-gulak-at-war-over-pdp-chairmanship-position/#sthash.8SxcrCQ8.dpuf
VanguardWednesday, September 2, 2015Ezeife, Afenifere, Arewa youths berate President over campaign promises denial THE Presidency’s denial that a campaign docu-ment, entitled My Covenant With Nigerians, originated from All Progressives Con-gress, APC, was greeted with angry reactions yesterday.Many, who spoke to Vanguard expressed disappointment at the denial, describing it as a betrayal of confidence. The document, which had gone viral on the social media, detailed electioneering promises purportedly made by the President.Buhari; APC; Campaign Promiseshttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/09/ezeife-afenifere-arewa-youths-berate-president-over-campaign-promises-denial/#sthash.XT0fOZUj.dpuf
GuardianWednesday, September 2, 2015INEC seeks strict law on violence against womenTHE Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari, has stressed the need to put in place strict legislation on gender and violence against women in the country.INEC; Gender Protectionhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/inec-seeks-strict-law-on-violence-against-women/
GuardianWednesday, September 2, 2015EFCC, ICPC overhaul under way, says BuhariTHE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) are to be overhauled to reposition them to properly tackle corruption in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari who made the declaration yesterday in Abuja equally alerted all corrupt Nigerians to be ready to face the full weight of the law for their acts, as his administration would not spare anyone irrespective of class or relationship with the Presidency.Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/efcc-icpc-overhaul-under-way-says-buhari/
GuardianWednesday, September 2, 2015Forum blames weak legal system for thriving cultismTHE police on Tuesday blamed the weak legal system for failure to stem the menace of cult groups in Rivers State, eleven years after the enactment of the Secret Cult and similar activities prohibition law.Police; Cultism; Rivers Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/forum-blames-weak-legal-system-for-thriving-cultism/
GuardianWednesday, September 2, 2015‘Fears over Kogi and Bayelsa guber elections misplaced’ - INECINEC Deputy-Director (Publicity), Nick Dazang, said there are no legal implications in Hajiya Amina Zakari conducting the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. INEC; Kogi 2015; Bayelsa 2015http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/fears-over-kogi-and-bayelsa-guber-elections-misplaced/
GuardianWednesday, September 2, 2015Settling the dust over Zakari’s appointment as INEC’s Acting ChairWITH threats to the validity of the gubernatorial elections holding in Kogi and Bayelsa States in November and December this year, the issue of the appointment of Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari as the acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has further amplified the controversy over the appointments so far made by President Muhammadu Buhari.INEChttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/settling-the-dust-over-zakaris-appointment-as-inecs-acting-chair/
Daily TrustWednesday, September 2, 2015100 days: Buhari made no specific promise, Presidency insists"The Presidency has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise to achieve any specific thing in his first 100 days in office.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu said this in a chat with State House correspondents last night."
Buhari; 100 dayshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/100-days-buhari-made-no-specific-promise-presidency-insists/108988.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 2, 2015SGF post: Onu denied ‘being informed’ by BuhariA chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Ogbonaya Onu, has distanced himself from a post on the social media which claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has informed him that he would not be appointed as the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).Buhari; Appointmentshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/sgf-post-onu-denied-being-informed-by-buhari/109006.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 2, 2015Parties’ constitutions skewed against women - INEC chairConstitutions of most registered political parties in Nigeria lacked recognition for women participation in the electoral process, acting chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari, said yesterday.INEC; Gender Protectionhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/parties-constitutions-skewed-against-women--inec-chair/109002.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 2, 2015What Buhari achieved in 100 days -AmbodeLagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode says President Muhammadu Buhari has brought credibility and integrity into public office since his assumption of office. The governor said within the last 100 days, President Buhari had brought about strong leadership which had shown direction to all Nigerians.Buhari; 100 dayshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/what-buhari-achieved-in-100-days-ambode/108949.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 2, 2015Buhari demands thorough audit of MDAsPresident Muhammadu Buhari has called for a thorough audit of government ministries, departments and agencies for greater probity in the management of national resources and sustainable development.Buhari; Anti-corruptionhttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/buhari-demands-thorough-audit-of-mdas/108948.html
Daily TrustWednesday, September 2, 2015DSS, INEC plotting to replace election tribunal judges - PDPThe leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Department of State Service (DSS) have formed an alliance to alter elections results and replace some election petitions tribunal judges.Election Tribunal; PDP; DSS; INEChttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/dss-inec-plotting-to-replace-election-tribunal-judges--pdp/109007.html
The NationWednesday, September 2, 2015N338b loans excite workers in Osun, Oyo, Kwara, EkitiWorkers in Kwara State – one of the first states to enjoy the N338b Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-guranteed bailout loan – have started getting their backlog of salaries. The payment began on Monday, with scores of excited civil servants queuing at banks in Ilorin, the state capital, to receive their salaries.Bailout; CBNhttp://thenationonlineng.net/n338b-loans-excite-workers-in-osun-oyo-kwara-ekiti/
The NationWednesday, September 2, 2015Troops recapture Gamboru Ngala from Boko HaramThe Army yesterday confirmed the recapture of Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, by troops of the Army 7 Division. A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said troops had begun clearing and mopping up patrol, following the recapture of the town previously held by the insurgents.Boko Haram; Bornohttp://thenationonlineng.net/troops-recapture-gamboru-ngala-from-boko-haram/
The NationWednesday, September 2, 2015Igbo youths to court: void Buhari’s appointmentsThe Federal High Court has been urged to nullify the major appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari on the grounds that they were made in breach of the principle of the Federal Character as contained in the Constitution. The request was filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International and Igbo Youths Democrats, through their lawyer, Marcel Dim-Udebuani.Buhari; Appointmentshttp://thenationonlineng.net/igbo-youths-to-court-void-buharis-appointments/
ThisDayWednesday, September 2, 2015Senate Hails Withdrawal of Forgery Suit by Saraki's OpponentsThe Senate yesterday commended its members who operate under the aegis of The Unity Forum for withdrawing the suit they filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja, in which they sought to remove the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, from office over allegations of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 used for the inauguration of the 8th Senate.Senate; Forgeryhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/senate-hails-withdrawal-of-forgery-suit-by-sarakis-opponents/219143/
Nigerian PilotWednesday, September 2, 2015Gunmen invade election tribunal in BenueUnknown gunmen yesterday broke into the premises of the National/State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Makurdi, Benue State capital. According to an eye witness, the robbers whose number could not be ascertained broke into the court premise in the night and tried to cart away certain exhibits being used for the tribunal in the ongoing election petitions before it.Election Tribunal; Benue Statehttp://nigerianpilot.com/gunmen-invade-election-tribunal-in-benue/#sthash.N9fgr3F4.dpuf
Daily TrustTuesday, September 1, 2015Senators, Reps set for another reviewOur correspondents report that the amendment of the constitution tops the legislative agenda of both the Upper and lower chamber of the Assembly. t was gathered that the process may begin afresh when legislators resume in September 29th from their six week recess. The Constitutional Amendment was in the legislative agenda prepared by the Adhoc committee on legislative agenda set up by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and chaired by Senator Ali Ndume.National Assembly; Constitutional Amendmenthttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/news/-senators-reps-set-for-another-review/108889.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 1, 2015South-south APC to assess party’s prospectsSouth-south caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will convene a post-election summit to evaluate key issues concerning the strength and prospects of the party in the zone.APC; South South Cacus http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/south-south-apc-to-assess-party-s-prospects/108852.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 1, 2015We must caution those creating false impression about Buhari - Sen JajereSenator Alkali Abdulkadir Jajere was a member of the 7thSenate under the platform of the APC. He says Nigerians must stop using ethnic and religious sentiments to look for positions. He also observes that the 8th Senate has started on a bad note, saying that the anomaly must be corrected for the system to work well. Buhari; Appointmentshttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/politics/we-must-caution-those-creating-false-impression-about-buhari-sen-jajere/108854.html
Daily TrustTuesday, September 1, 2015Fayose gives finance directors six months deadline to double revenueEkiti State Governor Ayo Fayose on Tuesday gave six months ultimatum to directors of finance and revenue officers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state government within which to block all leakages and double the state's internally-generated revenue.Ekiti State; Revenuehttp://dailytrust.com.ng/news/news/fayose-gives-finance-directors-six-months-deadline-to-double-revenue/108911.html
GuardianTuesday, September 1, 2015Isiaka condemns invasion of court premises by party thugs ….urges President Buhari to warn Amosun against political crisisThe campaign organization of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka has condemned the weekend invasion of the premises of the State High Court in Isabo, Abeokuta by All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs, which forced the Tribunal to hurriedly adjourn. He, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call to order, Governor Ibikunle Amosun to avert unnecessary political crisis.Election Tribunal: Ogun Statepage 10
GuardianTuesday, September 1, 2015Group wants electoral reforms, prosecution of offendersCIVIL Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called for reforms in the electoral system to prevent violence during and after elections in the country. CISLAC added that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) record shows that there were 66 reported cases of violence targeted against polling units, the commission’s officials, voters and election materials.CISLAC; Electoral Reformshttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/group-wants-electoral-reforms-prosecution-of-offenders/
GuardianTuesday, September 1, 2015‘Inokoba no longer Bayelsa PDP Chairman’ - Bayelsa Govt.THE government of Bayelsa State has cleared the air on the status of the former State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Col. Sam Inokoba (rtd) who led some other members of the party to decamp to the All Progressive Congress (APC).PDP; Bayelsa Statehttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/inokoba-no-longer-bayelsa-pdp-chairman/
GuardianTuesday, September 1, 2015Buhari swears in new appointees, silent on criticismPRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in the State House presided over the swearing in of some of the newly appointed political office holders.Buhari; Appointmentshttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/09/buhari-swears-in-new-appointees-silent-on-criticism/
The NationTuesday, September 1, 2015Insurgency ’ll end soon, says Defence spokesmanThe Defence Headquarters said yesterday that the end of insurgency in Nigeria is in sight and that all known camps of insurgents on Nigerian territory have been dislodged. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, spoke yesterday in Abuja when he visited Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Mr. Ima Niboro.Defence HQ; Boko Haramhttp://thenationonlineng.net/insurgency-ll-end-soon-says-defence-spokesman/
The NationTuesday, September 1, 2015‘Fear of competition forced Obasanjo, others out of PDP’The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said stiff competition from formidable opponents was responsible for the exit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the party. At a press conference in Abuja, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the PDP’s loss of the May 29 presidential election also contributed to the exodus of its members.PDP; Nigeria 2015http://thenationonlineng.net/fear-of-competition-forced-obasanjo-others-out-of-pdp/
The NationTuesday, September 1, 2015Rivers: Appeal Court reserves judgment in Wike, PDP appealsThe Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgment in the appeals filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. The PDP and Wike, who was the party’s governorship candidate in the last election, are by their appeals, challenging two decisions by the Rivers State governorship election petitions tribunal, currently sitting in Abuja.Election Petition: Rivers Statehttp://thenationonlineng.net/rivers-appeal-court-reserves-judgment-in-wike-pdp-appeals/
The NationTuesday, September 1, 2015Oyo tribunal: INEC to present 160 witnessesOne hundred and sixty witnesses are to testify at the Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Ibadan, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lead counsel, Yusuf Ali (SAN), said yesterday. Sikiru Sanni, who held the fort for Ali, said the witnesses would be selected from the 33 local governments to prove to the tribunal that INEC conducted free, fair and credible election. Election Tribunal: Oyo State; INEChttp://thenationonlineng.net/oyo-tribunal-inec-to-present-160-witnesses/
The NationTuesday, September 1, 2015APC, governors, others join row over Buhari’s choicesCRITICS of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointments yesterday got a reply – they are based on merit. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors defended the appointments which have been criticised as sectional. The President’s men also denied that they were appointed based on sentiment, after three of them took the oath of office yesterday in Abuja.APC; Appointmentshttp://thenationonlineng.net/apc-governors-others-join-row-over-buharis-choices/
The NationTuesday, September 1, 2015Anambra Election Tribunal cautions INEC against disregarding orderThe National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal for Anambra has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against disregarding orders made by it. The tribunal chairman, Justice Nayai Aganaba, gave the warning during the hearing of a petition filed by Mr Ifeanyi Ibezi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) against the election of Mr. Obinna Chidoka of PDP.Election Tribunal: Anambra State; INEChttp://thenationonlineng.net/tribunal-cautions-inec-against-disregarding-order/
ThisDayTuesday, September 1, 2015Mimiko: I’m A Political EvangelistOndo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has described himself as a political evangelist whose motive in politics is to serve God and humanity.He said this against the backdrop of the general belief that politics is about cultism and diabolism.Ondo State; Mimikohttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/mimiko-i-8217-m-a-political-evangelist/219058/
ThisDayTuesday, September 1, 2015Abe to Buhari: PDP Petition in Bad Faith, Misleading Former Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Magnus Abe, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, stating that the petition written to the president by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the National Assembly from Rivers State was written in bad faith and with the intent to mislead the president.Buhari; Abe; PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/abe-to-buhari-pdp-petition-in-bad-faith-misleading/219065/
ThisDayTuesday, September 1, 2015Wike’s Probe is a Distraction, Says Amaechi"Former Governor of River State, Rotimi Amaechi monday described the panel set up by his successor, Nyesom Wike to probe his administration as a silly distraction to deceive the public.In a press statement released by the former governor’s office in Abuja, Amaechi said probe was an attempt to distort his statement on the amount of money he left in the state treasury."Rivers State; Wike; Amaechihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/wike-s-probe-is-a-distraction-says-amaechi/219071/
ThisDayTuesday, September 1, 2015Our Defeat Not Due to Poor Performance, Says PDPDespite loosing the 2015 presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it achieved notable milestones in the area of economic development, national integration and attraction of foreign investments in the past 17 years to warrant rolling out drums for celebrations. The party said though it had accepted its loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election in good faith, it did not believe the outcome was due to poor performance by the government it led.PDP; Nigeria 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/our-defeat-not-due-to-poor-performance-says-pdp/219082/
ThisDayTuesday, September 1, 2015Bayelsa Guber Primary: Alaibe, Nine Others Obtain APC Nomination FormsThe race for the Bayelsa State governorship ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has begun as the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, was monday among the nine persons who procured the Expression of Interest and nomination forms to contest the governorship primary of the party in the state.APC; Bayelsa 2015http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bayelsa-guber-primary-alaibe-nine-others-obtain-apc-nomination-forms/219074/
ThisDayTuesday, September 1, 2015Guber Elections: Appeal Court Reserves Judgment on Rivers, Taraba PetitionsThe Court of Appeal in Abuja has reserved judgment in the three separate appeals filed before it by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their governorship candidates in Rivers and Taraba States on whether it was lawful to move the state Election Petitions Tribunals to Abuja.Election Petition: Rivers State; Tarabahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/guber-elections-appeal-court-reserves-judgment-on-rivers-taraba-petitions/219077