2023: “I want to leave legacy of credible polls for West Africa, not only Nigeria” – Buhari

…Affirms Nigeria’s commitment to restore security, political stability in region President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s commitment to restoring democratic rule to Mali, Guinea and Burkina-Faso, and to ensure peace and political stability in the West African sub-region. Buhari made the pledge during the opening of the 2022 2nd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), Parliament yesterday, in Abuja. The President said that Nigeria is committed to supporting ECOWAS institutions to ensure that the countries in the region are all returned to constitutional rule.  This…

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APC Campaign: Tinubu to speak at Chatham House UK, on security, economy

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will embark on foreign trips from December 4 to meet global leaders and pitch his presidential aspiration. The presidential candidate, according to reports, is scheduled to travel to key Western capitals from December 4th, and is expected to return to Nigeria latest December 12th to continue his campaign rallies and stakeholders’ engagement. It was gathered from campaign sources that Tinubu and his delegation will be in London, United States of America, France and key European Union (EU) member States to share his…

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“Judiciary yet to be truly independent” – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, has disclosed that the Nigerian Judiciary is “yet to be free or truly independent” as the third arm of government. Justice Ariwoola made the disclosure in a speech he delivered to mark the commencement of the court’s 2022/23 Legal Year and swearing-in of newly conferred Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), yesterday. According to the CJN, while the Judiciary “to a very large extent, is independent in conducting its affairs and taking decisions on matters before it without any extraneous influence, the…

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2023 Ward Congresses: Buhari’s in-law resigns from APC over Guber primaries crisis

An in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Sani Mahmood Sha’aban, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). His resignation follows the controversy, which trailed the governorship primaries of the ruling party in Kaduna over the alleged non conduct of APC Ward Congresses in the State.   Sha’ban, who lost the party’s ticket to Senator Uba Sani, had challenged Sani’s victory in court. However, two weeks ago, the Kaduna court threw away the case, saying it lacked jurisdiction to entertain it. At a news briefing yesterday, a letter which Sha’aban…

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2023: “ICC is not competing with PCC” – TSG National Coordinator

The two Presidential Campaign Councils of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not competing with each other, but working towards the success of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the general elections. National Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, (ICC), Ali Silas Agara, stated this when he supervised the inauguration of Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors of the Media Directorate, under the Director, Media, of the Council, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, yesterday, in Abuja. According to him, “The ICC and the Presidential Campaign Council, (PCC) are working…

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Gulf of Guinea: Pirates switching from kidnapping to oil theft 

…As Nigeria loses over $2bn to oil bunkering in 8 months Africa’s Gulf of Guinea is witnessing a shift in the dynamics of piracy, with criminal networks moving away from targeting commercial ships to oil bunkering, theft and illegal fishing, a report presented to the UN Security Council (UNSC) has revealed. The report also revealed that the widespread cases of thefts have resulted in Nigeria losing more than $2 billion during the first eight months of this year. According to a report released by Maritime Executive yesterday, the UN Security…

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“Inflation better than hunger; Nigerians have enough food” – Agric Minister

The Federal Government has assured the citizens that the country had enough to eat and that there would be no shortage of food. The Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, gave the assurance yesterday in Abuja, at the fifth edition of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s Scorecard 2015-2017 Series. The Scorecard Series was organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture to showcase the achievements of President Buhari’s Administration in over seven years of being in office. Responding to questions after his presentation, Abubakar said the inflationary…

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2023 Elections: “Our allegiance, loyalty is to Nigerians” — INEC

As part of its preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that its allegiance and loyalists are to Nigerians. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave this assurance at the opening of a two-day induction retreat for the commission’s Administrative Secretaries in Lagos. The electoral body also warned its staff against compromise. In his opening remarks, Yakubu, who was represented by the INEC National Commissioner, Election and Party Monitoring Committee, Sam Olumekun, said that the retreat was part of the preparation of INEC…

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