Politics

House of Representatives wants the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, to publish the names and pictures of convicted traffickers. This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Representative Rimamnde Kwewum and seven others during plenary, on the “Need to Investigate the Degrading Sex Slavery Nigerian Women are Subjected […]

There will be no fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State as requested by the All Progressives Congress. This was stated by INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Osaze-Uzzi explained that having declared PDP’s Douye Diri winner of the election as ordered by the Supreme Court, […]

National Assembly has begun consultation with the Executive arm of government on a new version of the Petroleum Industry Bill to be introduced in the legislature. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, made this known during a meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund in Abuja. According to Lawan, the Ninth Assembly in its […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a parliamentary majority after a snap election was called over Brexit. Results show that the Tories won three hundred and twenty six of the six hundred and fifty seats in the lower House of Commons. Analysts say this would be the party’s biggest majority in three decades. Meanwhile, […]

Independent National Electoral Commission is optimistic that electronic collation and transmission of results is achievable for the 2023 election. The position of the Commission on the matter was made known by its National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, at a national stakeholders’ forum on elections in Abuja. Okoye […]

At the House of Representatives, the 2020 Appropriation Bill was also passed, after it was raised from the proposed ten point three-three trillion naira to ten point five-nine trillion naira. This followed the consideration and unanimous adoption of the report by the House Committee on Appropriations on the bill. The House asked that the national […]

SENATE Senator Smart Adeyemi is now officially a member of the Eight Senate and is to represent Kogi West Senatorial District. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, swore him into office at today’s plenary Adeyemi defeated Senator Dino Melaye at last Saturday’s re-run conducted in the district by the Independent National Electoral Commission. With his swearing-in, the […]

Low turnout of voters in today’s Kogi West Senatorial District supplementary election has been blamed on poor mobilisation by the political parties involved. Kogi Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor James Apam, mentioned this against the backdrop of voters apathy observed in several polling units in wards in Kabba, Mopa Moro and Lokoja areas of the state. […]

Sixteen out of the nineteen members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party have passed a vote of confidence in the state Governor, Seriake Dickson. The PDP lawmakers, who dominate the House, are said to have met the governor at the Government House Yenagoa to reaffirm […]

Dino Melaye of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and his All Progressives Congress rival, Smart Adeyemi, will on November 30, 2019, know their fate on who represents the people of Kogi west Senatorial District. This is as the Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed the date for the conduct of Supplementary and re-run elections for Kogi west […]


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