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GOVERNOR WIKE SIGNS RIVERS 2020 BUDGET Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has signed the 2020 Budget of the state into law. Governor Wike signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill passed by the State House of Assembly into law at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday. The 2020 Rivers Budget is christened: Budget of “Reassurance, ...

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The House of Representatives is deliberating on a bill to restrict former high-ranking officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission from contesting elections in Nigeria. The bill, if passed into law, will make it impossible for INEC national commissioners and resident electoral commissioners to seek elective positions for five years after retirement. According to a report by The Nation, the ...

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari’s birthday declaration to bequeath a legacy of free and fair elections as diversionary posturing which cannot sway Nigerians to place any trust in his government as far as elections are concerned. PDP said Buhari cannot claim to be committed to free and fair election after he refused to sign the ...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election of Seyi Makinde as governor of Oyo State. In a unanimous judgment, the Apex Court found merit in the appeal filed by Mr Makinde that the majority judgment of the Appeal Court was a miscarriage of justice. The court, therefore, affirmed the majority judgment of the trial tribunal which upheld the election ...

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The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Edo, Mr Chris Nehikhare, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Friday. His appeal comes amid worsening political tension in the state, arising from the governorship election in the state, slated for August next year. Nehikhare appealed to law enforcement agencies, especially the police ...

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Senator Rochas Okorocha has expressed fear that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), may go into extinction by the time President Buhari’s tenure expires in 2023. Okorocha said this while reacting to the crisis rocking the party in Edo state where the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and APC National chairman and Obaseki’s predecessor, Adams Oshiomole, are battling for control of ...

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The All Progressives Congress raised an alarm Monday about the plot by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar to mount an external campaign of calumny against justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. APC made the allegation ahead of the hearing of Atiku and PDP’s appeal against the verdict of the Presidential Election Tribunal that dismissed ...

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The ambition of the Bayelsa State candidate in the November 16 governorship election, Senator Diri Duoye, to succeed the incumbent Governor of the state, Hon. Seriake Dickson, at the weekend received a huge boost when former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, emerged from a closed-door meeting with governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states, and endorsed Duoye. At the meeting ...

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The serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA)Tunde Bakare, has sent a cryptic message to Bourdillon, saying he who stole will vomit all he has stolen before he goes. Speaking during a sermon at the Latter Rain Assembly on Sunday, Bakare said the people are praising the one who stole from them and regarding him as a generous man. ...

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The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its alliance, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) saying it was peopled by “comedy theatre group”, While lamenting that though a democratic Nigeria needs a vibrant opposition to hold the ruling party accountable, it was unfortunate that ...

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