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Resident Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike Today
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Resident Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike Today

After 6 hours deliberations, the National Executive Council, NEC of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD have resolved to proceed with its planned nationwide strike on Monday morning. This follows the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Government to meet their demands. NARD President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba who confirmed this to ait.live says the resident doctors however appreciate the efforts of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other stakeholders for their sincerity in resolving the issues. The NEC of NARD resolved that the doctors managing Covid -19 at the treatment centres in Nigeria are exempted from participating in the strike as demonstration of goodwill to Nigerians.
Resign As Chairman Or Convene NEC Immediately – APC Governors To Oshiomhole
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Resign As Chairman Or Convene NEC Immediately – APC Governors To Oshiomhole

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed dissatisfaction with the various crisis currently rocking the party and have demanded that the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole convene a National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting or resign immediately. The governors under the aegis of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) specifically mentioned the ongoing political battle between the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki and Oshiomhole himself among many others across the country. LEADERSHIP recalls that All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Tuesday, suspended the APC National Chairman over what it termed as “his role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party”. The decision followed the vote of no confidence pass...
How NEC, Newly Formed EAC Would Work Together – Osinbajo
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How NEC, Newly Formed EAC Would Work Together – Osinbajo

In response to a request for clarification by members of the National Economic Council regarding NEC’s relationship with the newly announced Economic Advisory Council, EAC, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said both councils are for the benefit of the President. Prof. Osinbajo spoke at the 97th NEC meeting today at the Council Chambers. “If NEC want to be briefed regularly by the Economic Advisory Council, EAC, we will request the President to do that,” the VP explained to the Council observing that such interaction will promote synergy. Below are highlights of NEC deliberations: NEC (5TH IN 2019) 97TH NEC MEETING – THURSDAY, 19TH October, 2019 UPDATE ON THE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK TRANSFORMATION PLAN BY THE GOVERNOR OF EBONYI STATE, DAVE UMAHI, CHAIRMAN OF NEC TECHNICAL ...
PDM’s chairman, secretary, candidate disagree over petition against Buhari’s election
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PDM’s chairman, secretary, candidate disagree over petition against Buhari’s election

The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) Frank Igwebuike, the National Secretary,  Abubakar Gwada, its candidate in the last presidential election, Aminchi Habu and some other senior members of the party have disagreed on whether or not to prosecute the petition they filed against President Buhari and two others. While Igwebuike and some party leaders want the petition withdrawn on the grounds that it has a slim chance of succeeding, Aminchi, Gwada and some other members of the party’s the National Working Committee (NWC) are insisting on going on with the case. In the petition filed in the name of PDM and Habu, the petitioners want the tribunal to void the February 23, 2019 presidential election on the grounds that they were wrongful excluded from the poll by ...
Insecurity: FG Moves To Ban Almajiri System
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Insecurity: FG Moves To Ban Almajiri System

The NSA disclosed this during a joint press briefing on the outcome of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja. The federal government is considering proscribing the Almajiri system to address the rising insecurity in the country, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said. Monguno briefed journalists alongside the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintri, Anambra, Willie Obiano and Ondo Rotimi Akeredolu. Monguno said: “It is very important to proscribe certain groups ultimately running around under the guise of maybe getting some kind of education that is not really formal and then begin to cause a lot of problems for society. “Ultimately, gover...
Buhari Inaugurates NEC, Asks Them To Focus On Economic Development
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Buhari Inaugurates NEC, Asks Them To Focus On Economic Development

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday. He charged the council in his inaugural address, to focus on security, agriculture, health, and economic development. President Buhari asked Governors to rally the Local Government Chairmen in their states, to work towards improving education, and ensure that the next four years should focus on increasing Internally Generated Revenue, Value Added Tax, and Agricultural Output. In attendance were the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, state Governors and their deputies. Others present include, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and CBN Gover...
APGA dissolves board of trustees
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APGA dissolves board of trustees

THE National Executive Committee, NEC, of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has dissolved its Board of Trustees, BoT. The dissolution was unanimously adopted by the members of NEC during its meeting at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, on May 14. The meeting involved all members of the National Working Committee, state chairmen and secretaries across the nation, Federal Capital Territory, FCT; National Woman Leader, elected party members in Anambra, Abia and Taraba states. The BoT members had served the party for four years. National Secretary of the party and former Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, while reading the communiqué, said new members would be nominated before the forthcoming national convention, scheduled for May 31. Maku noted that ward congresses wou...
Group Berates Atiku over Dubai Meeting
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Group Berates Atiku over Dubai Meeting

Atiku Abubakar The New Agenda for Positive Change, a civil society organisation, has berated the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for reportedly holding a strategy session with over 400 members of his team in Dubai, UAE. The Dubai meeting allegedly had in attendance, Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi and Senate President Bukola Saraki. Also in the meeting were ex-Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel; ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri; Bayelsa East Senator, Ben Bruce; among several others. Reacting, however, the group said that the development was a sad reminder of Atiku’s extravagant lifestyle, elitist mindset to governance which his years out of government had made Nigerians to forget. Raymond Clarke Amuna,...
Sen. Abe Faults APC NWC’s Decision On Indirect Primaries In Rivers
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Sen. Abe Faults APC NWC’s Decision On Indirect Primaries In Rivers

Sen. Magnus Abe, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Rivers has faulted the decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) supporting indirect governorship primaries. Abe made the assertion in Port Harcourt on Tuesday while reacting to the NWC’s approval of indirect primaries in Rivers. 2019: More groups drum support for Ugwuanyi The aspirant, who represents Rivers South-East in the Senate, said that the NWC’s decision on the matter could not override the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) which sanctioned direct primaries. Magnus Abe He stated that APC’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, had listed Rivers as one of the states to adopt direct primaries. The senator said that NEC decided to adopt direct primari...
Babachir Lawal, Ribadu, Others Slam Gov. Bindow Over Indirect Primaries, Nonperformance
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Babachir Lawal, Ribadu, Others Slam Gov. Bindow Over Indirect Primaries, Nonperformance

ABUJA – Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress APC in Adamawa state have slammed the state Governor, Jubrilla Bindow over what they describe as his glaring nonperformance and undemocratic resort to indirect primaries in picking candidates of the party for the next general elections. Governor Jibrilla Bindow The stakeholders comprised governorship aspirants, statutory delegates and other party stalwarts including a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Senators Ahmed Mo’Allayidi, Abubakar Girei and Bello Tukur. Others were Engr. Marcus Gundiri, Sadiq Muhammed and Dr Mahmoud Halilu. Addressing journalists after a closed door meeting in Abuja, the fo...
APC Presidential Aspirant, Ogbonnia Vows To Resist Adoption Of Buhari
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APC Presidential Aspirant, Ogbonnia Vows To Resist Adoption Of Buhari

  All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia has charged the electorate to disregard claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is the sole presidential aspirant in the APC, saying that he would fight to stop what he yesterday described as the deception by party officials. Buhari Dr. Ogbonnia in a statement made available to Saturday Vanguard also described the imposition of N45 million as the cost of APC presidential nomination forms as the apogee of corruption saying that not even the president could afford it within the limits of his legitimate income. “The president feigned ignorance and appeared to disown the decision, claiming that his salary could not accommodate such inordinate amount. Yet, the fact that Buhari allowed phony groups to compete t...
APC’s NEC To Conduct Direct Primaries In Imo
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APC’s NEC To Conduct Direct Primaries In Imo

OWERRI—THE Imo Allied Forces yesterday, revealed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive Council, NEC, will conduct direct primaries in Imo State. The decision of the Imo APC stakeholders in support of direct primaries was taken at another APC  secretariat along Okigwe Road, Owerri. They also said that the NEC has ordered that all aspirants of elective positions in Imo State  should go to Abuja and pick their forms. The meeting was attended by top APC  stakeholders including the embattled Imo Deputy governor, Eze Madumere; Senator Hope Uzodimma, representing Imo West; Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, representing Imo North and the House of Representatives   member, Nana Opiah, representing Oru West, Ohaji/Egbema/ Oru East. Others included the Hilary Eke APC s...
‘Bola Tinubu Wasn’t Kicked Out Of APC NEC Meeting’ – Media Aide
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‘Bola Tinubu Wasn’t Kicked Out Of APC NEC Meeting’ – Media Aide

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC and head of its reconciliation committee, has denied the report that he attended the NEC meeting of the party in Abuja last week but was denied entry by APC governors who accused him of being the brain behind the use of direct primary which is not in their favour. Though Tinubu was seen at the venue of the meeting, he was not at the meeting which fuelled the rumour that he was denied entry by the governors who allegedly claimed he was not a member of NEC. Shedding light on what transpired, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu’s media aide, said Tinubu was only at the party secretariat, venue of the meeting, because he had an appointment with the national chairman. He said some governors who were not comfortable with the direct primary model pr...
Mode Of Primaries: APC Cursed, Confused, Needs Deliverance – Says Ex-spokesman
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Mode Of Primaries: APC Cursed, Confused, Needs Deliverance – Says Ex-spokesman

Nigerians will soon realise the calibre of people remaining in APC The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said that Nigerians will soon realise that his former political party has been cursed, now in confusion and urgently needs deliverance. President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the NEC Members, With him, are APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Imo State Governor Owelle Rocharles Okorocha during APC NEC Meeting held at the Party Headquarters in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. AUGUST 30 2018. As a result of that, Frank said it is increasingly difficult for APC to unite its members and make decisions that are in their best interest. Reacting to current divisi...
I Can’t Pay N55m Nomination Fee – Buhari To APC
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I Can’t Pay N55m Nomination Fee – Buhari To APC

The upward review of the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms by the All Progressives Congress (APC), has suffered a setback as President Muhammadu Buhari has told the National Working Committee members of the party that N55 million is too high for him. The President had four years ago complained over the N27.5 million nomination forms for the Presidential ticket and had argued that if he had his way, he would have ensured downward review of the fees. But the National Working Committee of the APC has reviewed the nomination forms upward to the tune of N55 million. While the Presidential Nomination form goes for N50 million, the Expression of Interest Form costs N5 million. A member of the National Executive Committee of the party told the Sunday Telegraph in an exclusiv...
Primaries: APC Proposes N55m For Presidential Form
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Primaries: APC Proposes N55m For Presidential Form

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has proposed N55 million for the nomination and expression of interest forms for its presidential ticket. Also, the national leadership of the ruling party proposed N22.5 million for its governorship ticket. However, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has rejected the proposals, as the NWC was asked to go and review the proposition downward. In the proposal, the nomination form for the presidency costs N50 million, while the expression of interest form goes for N5 million. For the governorship ticket of the party, the nomination fee costs N20 million, while the expression of interest form cost N2.5 million. Also, other nomination and expression of interest forms for elective offices were review...
Primaries: APC Proposes N55m For Presidential Form
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Primaries: APC Proposes N55m For Presidential Form

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has proposed N55 million for the nomination and expression of interest forms for its presidential ticket. Also, the national leadership of the ruling party proposed N22.5 million for its governorship ticket. However, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has rejected the proposals, as the NWC was asked to go and review the proposition downward. In the proposal, the nomination form for the presidency costs N50 million, while the expression of interest form goes for N5 million. For the governorship ticket of the party, the nomination fee costs N20 million, while the expression of interest form cost N2.5 million. Also, other nomination and expression of interest forms for elective offices were rev...
President Buhari May Benefit From APC’s Direct Primary
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President Buhari May Benefit From APC’s Direct Primary

The National Executive Committee rose from from a meeting on Thursday with the adoption of direct primary to chose presidential candidate for All Progressives Congress (APC). President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pick the party’s presidential ticket for the 2019 elections as he has no major challenger. The APC, however, declined to adopt direct primaries for other positions. Direct primaries involves the participation of all party members in the selection of party candidates while indirect primaries involves use of delegates, often party leaders at local levels and political appointees as well as elected officials, to elect party candidates. The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, made these known while addressing journalists at the end of the NEC meeting on Thursd...
10 Things Buhari Said At APC NEC Meeting In Abuja Where The Party Adopted Direct Primaries
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10 Things Buhari Said At APC NEC Meeting In Abuja Where The Party Adopted Direct Primaries

The major things President Muhamamdu Buhari had to say during APC's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja, has been analysed. President Buhari at the APC NEC meeting President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday attended the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja. Here are ten things Buhari said in his remarks: 1. I welcome everyone gathered here today for the first meeting of the newly-elected National Executive Committee of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), after the National Convention held in June, 2018. 2. The new NEC members assumed duties at very critical and challenging times. With General Elections comi...
APC Sacks Saraki-Controlled Kwara Executives
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APC Sacks Saraki-Controlled Kwara Executives

The stronghold by Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara APC has been broken following the dissolution of the state executive. The National Working Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the Kwara State Executive of the party, finally breaking the control of Senate President Bukola Saraki on the party affairs in the state. The announcement was made on Monday by the party’s National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole and its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni announced in Abuja after the NWC meeting. The party said a caretaker committee to be led by Bashir Bolarinwa shall be appointed to head the state Executive Committee. The caretaker committees would also be constituted in the wards and local government areas of the state.   “The NWC at its meetin...
Happening Now: PDP holds 80th NEC Meeting
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Happening Now: PDP holds 80th NEC Meeting

Top on the agenda is the presentation of the report of the Ekiti governorship election which held penultimate Saturday as well as preparations for the forthcoming Osun gubernatorial polls. Happening now at the @OfficialPDPNig National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, is the 80th National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting of the Party. Join the Live broadcast on our official Facebook handle, @ Official Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/Sfmb8QiRp5
Why I Opposed Tenure Elongation For Oyegun, Others, Says Ganduje
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Why I Opposed Tenure Elongation For Oyegun, Others, Says Ganduje

As the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to hold its emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Monday, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said he was opposed to the contentious tenure elongation for the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Working Committee (NWC) and other members of the state executives across the country because it was illegal and unconstitutional. Ganduje has also formally declared his interest to seek re-election on the platform of the party, saying his decision was based on the need to sustain his developmental agenda for the people of the state. The governor has equally said the people of the state would drag President Muhammadu Buhari to court if he yields to pressures being mounted on him by some Ni...
Opposition Leader, Julius Maada Bio Sworn In As Sierra Leone’s New President
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Opposition Leader, Julius Maada Bio Sworn In As Sierra Leone’s New President

Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio has been sworn in as Sierra Leone’s new president late on Wednesday, just hours after the elections commission announced his victory in a tight run-off poll. The former military junta leader defeated former foreign affairs minister and ruling All People’s Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara, who had held a slight lead based on partial results earlier in the day but in the end garnered 48.19 per cent. Bio who represented the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), won 51.81 per cent of votes cast in the March 31 poll, according to results announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday. He was sworn in just before midnight at a hotel in the capital Freetown, using the Bible upon which he swore the oath of office to the cheers of ...
APC State Chairmen Insist On Tenure Elongation
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APC State Chairmen Insist On Tenure Elongation

The forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday insisted that the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to extend the tenure of national and state officers of the party was irreversible. The forum equally accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the third force of sponsoring court cases to destabilise APC, under the guise of challenging the tenure extension of APC national and state officers. Addressing journalists in Enugu on Monday, Ben Nwoye, the Secretary of the forum and Enugu State APC Chairman, said the decision to elongate the tenure of the executives was unanimous and taken in order not to harm the party and the country. Nwoye recalled that prior to the NEC meeting, 33 of the state chairmen met for two days, after which they...
Sierra Leone Polls: Presidential Run-Off To Hold March 27
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Sierra Leone Polls: Presidential Run-Off To Hold March 27

Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced March 27 for run-off in the country’s presidential election as no candidate scored mandatory 55 per cent votes in the March 7 election. Chairman of the commission, Mohamed Conteh, declared the run-off while announcing the 100 per cent result of the election on Tuesday in Freetown, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. He said that opposition candidate, Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone’s Peoples Party (SLPP) led the final result with 1,097, 482 votes, making 43.3 per cent of the 2, 537,122 valid votes cast in the polls. Samura Kamara of ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) came a close second with 1,082, 748 votes, representing 42.7 per cent of the total votes cast. Other results, according to Conteh, are Koll...
APC Rejects Tenure Elongation For John Oyegun
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APC Rejects Tenure Elongation For John Oyegun

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has kicked against the elongation of the tenure of the party’s national and state executives, saying it is against the constitution. Rising from a consultative forum held at state house Marina, Lagos and attended by party elders from across the state, the leaders said the extension of the tenure of John Oyegun, chairman of the party, and his executives by one year is also against Nigeria’s constitution. “Section 223 of the 1999 constitution as amended provides for periodical election on a democratic basis for principal officers and members of the executive committee of political parties,” the party said in a statement. “According to the constitution, election of the officers or members of the executive committee of a p...
Soldiers, Policemen Take Over APC Secretariat
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Soldiers, Policemen Take Over APC Secretariat

Ahead of the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, today, a combined team of police and military personnel have taken over security at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. The combined team set up security checkpoints at the entrance and exit of Blantyre Street where the APC Secretariat is situated. President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the 24 governors on the APC platform are expected to attend the meeting which has already started. Already on ground ar Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, his Katsina and Kano state counterparts, Bello Masari and Umar Ganduje respectively.
South Africa’s ANC To Remove Jacob Zuma As Head Of State
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South Africa’s ANC To Remove Jacob Zuma As Head Of State

South Africa’s ruling ANC party resolved Tuesday to oust scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office after he refused to resign, local media reported following marathon closed-door talks. The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met for 13 hours at a hotel outside Pretoria, and decided it would “recall” Zuma from his post, several local media outlets said. “It took a brutal 13 hours, but the ANC’s national executive committee has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma as head of state,” the Times Live news website said, citing unnamed sources in the talks. Other media reported that the party would write to Zuma ordering him to stand down as president, after his request for a few more months in office was rejected. State broadcaster SABC said the A...
Campaigns Kick Off In Sierra Leone Ahead Of March 7 General Elections
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Campaigns Kick Off In Sierra Leone Ahead Of March 7 General Elections

Campaigns have started across Sierra Leone as politicians seek to woo voters in the upcoming general elections. Voters will cast their ballots for a president and lawmakers on March 7. According to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the campaign period spans between February 4, 2018 through to March 5 – two clear days to the day of voting. Sierra Leoneans will be voting for a new president and legislators. Incumbent Ernest Bai Koroma steps down after leading the country for the last decade. Koroma came to power in 2007 under the aegis of the All People’s Congress (APC), he won a second term in November 2012. The two main candidates aiming for Bai Koroma’s seat are a minister and former junta leader turned politician. The ruling APC have chosen the former Foreign Minister,...
PDP To Buhari: Take Decisive Action Against Killer Herdsmen Now
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PDP To Buhari: Take Decisive Action Against Killer Herdsmen Now

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take firm action to stop to the killings by armed herdsmen.   The party stated this on Sunday night in a communique at the end of its National Working Committee, NEC, and Governor’s Forum meeting in Asaba, Delta State.   The communique was signed by the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and PDP Governors Forum Chairman, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.   Hundreds of persons have been killed in many states across the country by suspected herdsmen prompting the federal government to set up a committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to find lasting solutions to the clashes. The violence, mainly caused by grazing rights, has largely been betwee...
APC Panel Proposes Power Devolution, State Police, Wants Local Govts Scrapped
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APC Panel Proposes Power Devolution, State Police, Wants Local Govts Scrapped

The All Progressives Congress (APC) panel on restructuring has recommended devolution of power to states and the scrapping of local governments as a tier of government. It recommended resource control, state police, independent candidacy and merger of states. Panel chairman and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai submitted its report to National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun in Abuja Thursday. Oyegun said with the report the APC’s stance on true federalism and restructuring are clear, adding: “this is the totality of our views, but it is still going to go through the mill.” El-Rufai said the panel collated the views of Nigerians, especially party members, which were mostly reflected in the report. He said: “The first item that we felt needed legislative action is the merger o...
Ex-President Obasanjo In Monrovia For George Weah’s Inauguration
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Ex-President Obasanjo In Monrovia For George Weah’s Inauguration

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived in Monrovia for the swearing-in of Liberia’s President-elect, Mr. George Weah. Obasanjo’s plane touched down at the Roberts International Airport at 8:01 a.m. (9 a.m.) Nigerian time to attend the inauguration taking place later on Monday. On hand or receive him were the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Mr James Dimka; Force Commander for the United Nations Mission in Liberia, Maj.-Gen. Salihu Uba, among other officials. Speaking to newsmen Obasanjo said he was a proud man to witness a peaceful democratic transfer of power in Liberia considering the huge sacrifices made by Nigeria for peace and stability in the country. “I am very happy over what is happening in Liberia today and I congratulate my brothers and sisters in th...
​​National Economic Council Approves 10-Member Committee On Herdsmen/Farmers Conflicts
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​​National Economic Council Approves 10-Member Committee On Herdsmen/Farmers Conflicts

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday approved 10-member working committee on the herdsmen/farmers conflicts in the country. The Vice President is to chair the committee made up of other nine governors. This was one of the high points of the resolutions of NEC announced by Govs. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano on Thursday in Abuja. According to Ganduje, the committee began its meeting and consultations immediately. “On the farmers/herdsmen crises, Council constituted a working group to collaborate with the Federal Government in addressing the issues of impunity regarding the killing and violence. “The Committee, composed of nine governors under the chairmanship of the Vice President, would work in acc...
Herdsmen Killings: What Osinbajo, Discussed At NEC Meeting
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Herdsmen Killings: What Osinbajo, Discussed At NEC Meeting

The National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday approved 10-member working committee on the herdsmen/farmers conflicts in the country. The Vice President is to chair the committee made up of other nine governors. This was one of the high points of the resolutions of NEC announced by Govs. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano on Thursday in Abuja. According to Ganduje, the committee began its meeting and consultations immediately. “On the farmers/herdsmen crises, Council constituted a working group to collaborate with the Federal Government in addressing the issues of impunity regarding the killing and violence. “The Committee, composed of nine governors under the chairmanship of the Vice President, would work in acc...
Phase3 Telecom Disputes Termination Of Contract Over Debt
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Phase3 Telecom Disputes Termination Of Contract Over Debt

Phase3 Telecom has said that the company and Alheri Engineering limited are not indebted to the federal government to the tune of N27.18 billion over a concession agreement with Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). The company while addressing the media in Abuja on wednesday disputing the debt, said it refutes such gross erroneous publications making the rounds in some media houses, adding that such insinuations are far from true but intended to obscure what the real issues are. Mr. Azeez Adebayo, the Director, Legal and Regulatory Services of Phase3 Telecom Limited, said the company and Alheri Limited are not owing the federal government N27.18 billion over fibre optic agreement. He said: “Despite deployment challenges including multi-year delays in linesmen allocation by TCN a...
Liberia’s NEC Presents Certificate Of Return To George Weah
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Liberia’s NEC Presents Certificate Of Return To George Weah

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has presented certificate of return to the President-elect, George Weah; Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the newly elected members of the House of Representatives. Chairman of NEC, Jerome Korkoya, performed the ceremony at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday evening and according to local media, 66 out of the 73 elected lawmakers were certificated, leaving out seven who are facing legal challenges over their election results. The new leaders will be sworn in on January 22, 2018 which is the third working Monday of January as stipulated in the Liberian Constitution.
Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar Denies Rift With Uche Secondus, PDP Governors, Others
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Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar Denies Rift With Uche Secondus, PDP Governors, Others

Former Vice President and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has denied media report of a purported rift between him, the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, as well as governors elected on the platform of the party among others. In a statement by the Atiku Media Office on Tuesday, the Wazirin Adamawa described the said report as contrived and baseless. “It has come to the notice of the Atiku Media Office that there is a statement purportedly attributed to His Excellency Atiku Abubakar currently making the rounds on social media. “We wish to state for the records that the purported statement aimed at pitching the Waziri Adamawa against the national chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP National Executive Committee (NEC), PDP govern...
2019 Election: PDP Urges Aggrieved Members Use Internal Mechanism
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2019 Election: PDP Urges Aggrieved Members Use Internal Mechanism

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged aggrieved members of the party over outcome of the Dec. 9 National Convention to explore the opportunities provided by the party’s National Reconciliation Committee. According to the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan made the call while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a group of persons who called themselves “Concerned Stakeholders and Candidates’’ had on Wednesday set up a parallel PDP national secretariat in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said following certain concerns on the outcome of the convention, PDP conflict resolution mechanism had began to address issues that would engender continuous harmony in the party. He said it would be unacceptable for any member to act ...
Sanco Slams Dlamini: State Capture Looters Must Be Dealt With
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Sanco Slams Dlamini: State Capture Looters Must Be Dealt With

Comments by the ANC women league leader Bathabile Dlamini about South Africans forgiving state capture offenders did not only annoy South Africans in general but especially the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco). In a statement released on Monday, the civic organisation reacted with shock over Dlamini’s utterances that citizens should forgive state capture like they forgave apartheid. The organisation said Dlamini’sstatement is scandalous and should not be adhered by either the ANCWL or the presidential hopefuls. “We hope that Dlamini’s scandalous view is not shared by the ANCWL or any of the leaders standing for election in the ANC 54th National Congress underway at Nasrec because it flies in the face of the ANC’s commitment to deal with the scourge of corruption,” said ...
Liberia’s Ruling Party Seeks Injunction To Halt December 26 Run-Off
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Liberia’s Ruling Party Seeks Injunction To Halt December 26 Run-Off

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has gone to court seeking an injunction on a presidential run-off vote slated for December 26, 2017. A Reuters journalists says the petition lodged at the Supreme Court was issued by current vice president Joseph Boakai, who came second in the main polls. The petition is challenging the credibility of the elections body, the Liberia National Electoral Commission, NEC, to conduct the December 26 process. It is not known when the petition will be due for hearing by the court. Boakai is expected to enter the run-off with former football star, George Weah, who came tops in the first round but failed to secure the 50% plus of popular votes. The Supreme Court in a majority decision recently threw out a petition lodged by the opposition Liberty party, the ...
PDP Convention: Group Faults Outcome, Demands Authentic Results
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PDP Convention: Group Faults Outcome, Demands Authentic Results

A forum of aggrieved candidates and other stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday rejected the results of the last Saturday’s National Convention, describing it as fraud and not the true reflection of delegates at the Convention ground. The Group under the umbrella of “Candidates and Stakeholders ” in a statement yesterday signed by the candidates and stakeholders namely: Prince Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel, Hassan Adamu, Chief Dr Godwin Chinedu Duru, Comrade Edede Franklyn Maduabuchi and Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar demanded for the immediate recall of the purported results and the release of the authentic results of the actual votes cast by delegates at the convention. The two out of the five signatories of the statement, Chief Godwin Chinedu Duru and Comrade Edede Frankl...
APC’s Unwarranted Attack Shows it Is Jittery, clutching On Straws – PDP
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APC’s Unwarranted Attack Shows it Is Jittery, clutching On Straws – PDP

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Uche Secondus, has condemned the critical remarks of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) concerning the conduct of yesterday’s national convention of the PDP. The APC had alleged that reports of alleged rigging during election shows that PDP is rooted in corruption and cannot change. It added that the South West Chairmanship candidates lost as a punishment of not voting for the Party in 2015. However, in a rebuttal on Sunday by Kola Ologbondiyan, its newly elected National Publicity Secretary, the PDP said the unwarranted attack shows that the APC is jittery and only “clutching on straws” for survival having been outrightly rejected by Nigerians. He said: “Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to the spok...
Uche Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman
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Uche Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman

Delegates to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party saturday elected Mr. Uche Secondus, from the South-south, as the party’s national chairman, amid protests from two other contenders, who alleged that the voting process was compromised with the circulation of a ‘unity list’. In his acceptance speech, Secondus said he felt humbled, and promises to rebuild the party and lead it to regain power from the ruling All Progressives Congress. Secondus, who acted as National Chairman of the party shortly after PDP was ousted from power in 2015, polled 2000 votes to beat his closest rival former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, who got 230 votes. Chief Raymond Dokpesi, scored 66 votes while Prof. Taofeed Adedoja got no vote. Also Senator Umar Tsauri was elect...
Liberian Parties Register Election Appeal With Supreme Court
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Liberian Parties Register Election Appeal With Supreme Court

The parties of the Liberian presidential candidates who finished second and third in October 10 elections have lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court calling for a re-run of the vote. Incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai and veteran opposition leader Charles Brumskine brought the demand to Liberia’s highest legal body on Monday after the country’s electoral commission ruled that irregularities recorded during voting did not affect the overall result. Legal documents filed by Boakai’s Unity Party and Brumskine’s Liberty Party said alleged errors linked to the voter register and ballot paper serial numbers amounted to “the violation of the constitution and laws of Liberia”. The filing added that “the pervasiveness of the fraud and gross irregularities throughout the electoral pro...
Liberia’s Election Petition Panel Trashes Charles Brumskine’s Fraud Allegations
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Liberia’s Election Petition Panel Trashes Charles Brumskine’s Fraud Allegations

The Hearing Office of Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) has dismissed complaints of electoral fraud that has stalled the run-off presidential elections. According to local media, the officer in charge, Mr. Muana Ville, trashed the complaints on the ground that the party did not substantiate the allegation of fraud. Ville added that the complaints also fell short of proving that the alleged irregularities had an impact on the overall results of the October 10 presidential and House of Representatives elections. The complaints were filed by opposition figure and third-place finisher in the first round, Mr Charles Brumskine of Liberty Party (LP). Brumskine had alleged massive fraud and irregularities in the general elections, calling for a re-run. The ruling Unity P...
Liberia Electoral Commission Rejects Parties Fraud Case
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Liberia Electoral Commission Rejects Parties Fraud Case

Liberia’s electoral commission on Monday formally rejected fraud allegations lodged by two parties over the presidential election result, setting the country on a course for a showdown at the Supreme Court. The National Elections Commission (NEC) has held hearings to review complaints lodged on October 23 by the ruling Unity party and the opposition Liberty Party, whose candidates came second and third respectively in the October 10 election. Muana Ville, dispute hearing officer of the NEC, said he was “not convinced that the issue raised in the complaints amounts to fraud because the parties have failed to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that NEC committed fraud in the October 10, elections”. RUNOFF The two parties are allowed an appeal to the NEC’s board of commissioners, t...
Social Media Blocked As Thousands Queue To Vote For New President In Somaliland
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Social Media Blocked As Thousands Queue To Vote For New President In Somaliland

Thousands of Somaliland voters came out early Monday morning to vote in the self-declared independent state’s third presidential election since it declared unilateral independence from Somalia in 1991. Polls opened at 0400 GMT and voters had already queued as many marked stones to form queues after midnight while others slept at polling stations. 704, 089 are expected at 1,642 polling stations in the 21 constituencies across the six regions of the country. Social media sites were blocked early Monday morning as announced by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and a petition filed at the Supreme Court by the Somaliland Human Right Centre to stop the blockade was thrown out. The NEC said it was necessary to block social media to avoid the spread of fake news and rumours. It w...
Fresh Strike Looms As ASUU Reviews Deal With Federal Govt
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Fresh Strike Looms As ASUU Reviews Deal With Federal Govt

Fresh strike may be in the offing across Nigeria Universities as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) holds its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting this week. The NEC, which is the highest decision making body of the union, is to review Federal government’s implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the union before it suspended its strike a few months ago. Both government and ASUU had agreed to an MoA which stipulated that the federal government would have implemented its agreed contents latest by October, 2017. The federal government according to investigation, however, was yet to implement issuance of license for the registration of Nigerian University Pension Company (NUPEMCO) which it promised to do within two weeks of strike suspension. ...