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Electoral Act: Group accuses NASS of attempt to sink Nigeria’s democracy

Electoral Act: Group accuses NASS of attempt to sink Nigeria’s democracy

As reactions continue to trail the rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, a north central group has alleged that the Bill was crafted by some members of the National Assembly to sink the nation’s flourishing democracy. Recall that Buhari had for the third time withheld his assent to the Bill.

Oil marketers to shut down ALL loading operations by midnight

The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) has directed its members to shut down all loading operations by midnight. The association gave the directive in a statement released on Sunday and signed by Olufemi Adewole, its executive secretary. According to the statement, oil marketers have disengaged their staff due to inability to

Freezing of Obi’s accounts wicked, desperate – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned the freezing of the bank accounts of the presidential running-mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, describing it as an act of wickedness, senselessness and desperation by the current administration. Frank said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s

INTERVIEW: Babangida speaks on June 12, Abiola, Abacha, Kazeem Afegbua, others

BY SHOLA OSHUNKEYE, TAIWO FAROTIMI AND MIKE OJOOBANIKAN Although he had been involved in political and military activities that have had far-reaching effects on Nigeria’s political development, it was not until that black Friday of February 13, 1976, that General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida fully unravelled and hit the nation’s consciousness. Colonel Bukar Suka Dimka, his

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and APC got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually — without biometric accreditation — in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC), TheCable has reported. The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10

Why we are investigating relocation of Shell head office from Warri to Lagos- Speaker Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has assured stakeholders in the oil and gas sector that the National Assembly will ensure that deploy all available legislative tools to ensure that there is transparency, fairness, investment security and due process in all Joint Venture Agreements and other business transactions in the sector. He

Sokoto Rally: We are wiser, youth group tell PDP

A group of youths under the auspices of Arewa Proactive Youth Coalition has dismissed the flag-off of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign rally by its flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Sokoto as the latest form of “MMM” in town, effectively calling the campaign a scam for which Arewa youths will never fall

Coalition tackles INEC over Zamfara APC primaries

The Coalition of Democratic Watchdogs of Nigeria has expressed worry over the bias expressed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in hastily announcing the cancellation of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries. The coalition in a press release made available to journalists in Abuja said it watches with keen interest the unfolding