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Shehu Sani Speaks On Why Buhari Administration Won’t Conduct Free, Fair Elections
The Senator representing, Kaduna Central at the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has stated reasons why the 2019 general election cannot be free and fair.
The Senator claimed that the government which cannot obey the rule of law cannot boast of organizing a free and fair election.
APC Replies PDP Allegation That It Was Plotting To Rig Election
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has reacted to the allegation brought against it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged yesterday, stating that the ruling party is plotting to rig the election.
The PDP pointed to the fact that the APC has not constituted it campaign council or develop a clear-cut campaign blueprint 61 days to the election as the reason why it thinks that the APC might be planning to rig the election.
2019 Elections: Tinubu Commends Ambode For Endorsing Sanwo-Olu
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leaders of the All Progressive Congress, has applauded the courage of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and others for accepting the outcome of the primaries of the party.
Tinubu described their action as evident of the spirit of sportsmanship.
Speaker Dogara Calls On President Buhari To Constitute North East Development Commission
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately constitute the North East Development Commission (NEDC) so that the region can be developed and the people in the North East reintegrated.
The speaker who made this known in a statement to Naija News yesterday, spoke at the constituency empowerment programme organized by Hon Binta Bello, Deputy Minority Whip in Kaltungo, Gombe State.
Ekweremadu Speaks On When And How Nigeria Will Get An Igbo President
Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has projected that in 2023, “A president of an Igbo extraction” is imminent.
Naija News understands that the Igbo elder statesman who said this during an interview session with notable news platform, said that the presidency of Nigeria is dependent on the mood of the nation.
Shut Down Of National Assembly By Protesting Workers Is A National Embarrassment – APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the ongoing strike and shut down by the workers of the National Assembly under the Parliamentary Staff Association Of Nigeria.
The ruling party, in a statement on Monday, 17th December, signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, blamed the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party for the development.
2019: Atiku Promises To Appoint Youth Minister Not Older Than 30 Years
The presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to engage Nigerian youths in his government if elected in the 2019 election.
Atiku promised to give 40% of the slot in his government to youths and appoint a minister who is 30 years of age or below.
Just In: NASS Leadership Directs Police, DSS To Provide Security For Plenary
The leadership of the National Assembly has directed the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to ensure adequate security within the vicinity of the National Assembly from tomorrow morning to enable members and staff come in and perform their legitimate duties without any hindrance.
According to a statement signed by Sani Omolori, Clerk of the National Assembly, the directive was passed after a meeting of the joint leadership of the two chambers with the management and representatives of the security agencies.
I Am Not Responsible For Your Incompetence And Failures – Jonathan Replies Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has told the President Buhari-led APC administration that it can not be blamed for its non-performance in office.
The opposition party said this in response to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson’s submission that former president, Goodluck Jonathan was responsible for the delay in appointment of ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Just In: Security Operatives Block NASS, Lawmakers Not In Sight
Security operatives and workers of the National Assembly have barricaded all the entrances to the assembly complex in day two of the workers’ 4-day warning strike.
Daily Trust reports that people were denied access to the complex.
Osun PDP Governorship Candidate, Adeleke Re-Arraigned For Exam Malpractice
The Nigerian police has re-arraigned the Osun State governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, on allegations of examination malpractice.
Sen. Adeleke, who was first arraigned on a four-count charge brought against him in September, for alleged conspiracy and impersonation among other offences, was re-arraigned on Tuesday, with the charges increased from four to seven-counts, still bordering on similar offences.
Investigative Video Reveal More Details Of Killing Of Shiite Members By Nigerian Army
There is a new evidence on the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites as they staged their protest in October.
The IMN members who were on a protest for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, clashed with soldiers and many of them were killed in the process.
Youths Are The Only Hope Of Good Governance In Nigeria, Ezekwesili Says
The presidential candidate on the platform of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria(ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, earlier today express optimism in the possibilities of good governance in Nigeria if youths would be the agents of change.
Naija News understands that Ezekwesili, a guest at the 2018 The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) in Lagos on Monday, said youths should stand up to be counted among those that would change the country.
2019: Agbaje Speaks On His Chances Of Emerging As Lagos State Governor
Mr Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, has said that he has high hopes of becoming the next governor of the Lagos State.
Agbaje who was a guest at the 2018 The Future Awards Africa in Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria that he had all it takes to displace the incumbent administration from the office.