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Buhari’s return excites Saraki, says, “the good work continues”

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country from the United Kingdom where he had been on medical vacation. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki reaffirmed the commitment of the National Assembly ...

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Buhari ‘s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara has stated that there is tremendous improvement in the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement signed by the speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan, quoted Dogara’s Twitter handle @Yakubdogara as saying that Buhari was ...

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INEC set up panel on electronic voting

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated a 20-member Inter-Agency Technical Committee to assess an indigenously developed e-voting system. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Thursday in Abuja. The e-voting machine ...

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APC, PDP, 5 other parties for Gombe assembly bye-election

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that seven political parties would participate in Saturday’s bye-election for Dukku Constituency seat in Gombe House of Assembly. In a statement by its acting Secretary, Mr. John Irem, in Abuja, the commission listed the parties and their candidates ...

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‘I’m recontesting to redeem Ekiti, says Oni

An aspirant in the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni has stated that his re-election bid is a redemption mission, saying every progressive-minded indigene and resident must be partaker. Oni who is a former governor of the state, is currently seeking nomination by APC ...

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PDP clears Uba, Oduah, others to contest party primaries in Anambra

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Anambra Gubernatorial Election Screening Committee on Friday said it cleared six aspirants ahead of the party primary. The governorship election is scheduled to hold on November18. The Chairman of the Screening Committee, Alhaji Adamu Waziri, disclosed this while presenting the clearance certificates to the screened ...

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Morocco tenders bids to host 2026 World Cup to FIFA

Morocco has lodged its bid to host the 2026 soccer World Cup, the country’s football federation said in a statement on Friday. The offer to host the expanded 48-team tournament would compete with a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada. The North African nation narrowly lost out ...

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Count us out of Ozubulu church killings, APGA tells IPOB

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has refuted an allegation by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that it sponsored the recent killings at a church in Ozubulu, Anambra. National Chairman of the party, Mr Victor Oye, made the refutation when Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano, came to ...

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Saraki sack aides, says action done in good faith

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday confirmed that he had reduced the number of aides working in his office. Saraki’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, made the confirmation when he briefed National Assembly Correspondents in Abuja. Olaniyonu explained that the shake-up was ...

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Anambra Ubah, Oduah, others appear before PDP screening panel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has began the screening of seven members who have indicated interest to contest the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Addressing the aspirants at the party’s National Secretariat, Chairman of the Screening Committee, Alhaji Adamu Waziri, pledged that the committee would do a thorough ...

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