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Kogi: Crises looms as INEC receives signatures on Dino Melaye’s recall

Kogi: Crises looms as INEC receives signatures on Dino Melaye’s recall

Nigeria electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally received signatures from the electorates in Kogi West Senatorial District, asking for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate, a very vocal and fearless member of the upper chamber. Six bags, which contained the signatures of 52.3 percent of the electorates from

Ex-Benue governor Suswam arraigned on fresh corruption charges

The Nigerian government on Monday arraigned a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on a fresh 32-count charge of fraud at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court. Mr. Suswam was arraigned alongside two others, Omadachi Oklobia, a former finance commissioner in the state and Jeneth Aluga, a former accountant general of Benue.

Why Nigerian Govt Will Appeal Saraki’s CCT Acquittal – Presidency

The acquittal of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal last week will have negative implication for Nigeria’s fight against corruption as well as jurisprudence on false asset declaration, the presidency told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. Therefore, the federal government will appeal the ruling, according to the presidential adviser on prosecution,

Buhari rejects files, orders aides to meet Osinbajo

• Shuts out ministers, presidential aides • Meets with only First Lady From his recuperation room in London, President Muhammadu Buhari, has reportedly been resisting attempts by some government officials, including ministers to undermine Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, The Nation can now reveal. He has refused to see such officials who sneak to the United

Africa must get its politics right – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Africa to get its politics right in order to achieve accelerated development on the continent. He said the continent would achieve development by strenghtening its electoral system, deepen democracy and accountability and reduce corruption. Delivering a lecture titled: “Where is Africa Going?: Thoughts on African Development Bank’s High

APDA, four others get certificates of registration from INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday presented certificates of registration to five newly-registered political parties in the country. The parties are – Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA), Action Democratic Party (ADP), All Democratic People’s Movement (ADPM), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP) and the Young Progressive Party (YPP). The Chairman of INEC, Prof.

Trump cancels Obama policy for illegal immigrant families

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it is cancelling an Obama-era policy to allow millions of illegal-immigrant parents of children born in the United States to stay in the country. The 2014 policy, known as DAPA, for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, aimed to help the families of so-called

I’ll win Osun West by-election, says Adeleke

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Osun West Senatorial District, Ademola Adeleke, has said he will win the by-election on July 8. Adeleke spoke yesterday in Abuja when the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, presented him with PDP’s flag at the party’s national secretariat. Adeleke is vying for the vacant seat his