We knew nothing about INEC servers-EU observers

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) in Nigeria on Saturday said that it knew nothing about the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server that was allegedly used to transmit results of the 2019 general elections. Briefing newsmen in Abuja on the EU EOM’s report, the Deputy Chief Observer for the EU, Hannah Roberts said the Mission relied on results that were released by INEC. Roberts, while fielding questions from newsmen,  said the EU Mission in Nigeria was unaware of an INEC server by which results were transmitted during…

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Northern, Southern Governors’ Wives get new chairpersons

First Lady of Niger State Amina Bello [Photo: Leadership Newspaper] The Wife of the Niger State governor, Amina Bello, has been confirmed as the Chairperson for the Northern Governor Wives Forum. A statement signed by her Chief Press Secretary, Aisha Wakaso, said the governor’s wife was unanimously confirmed after a meeting of the forum at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Ms Wakaso said Mrs Bello was made chairperson after the husband of the former chairperson lost re-election. The wife of the former Bauchi State Governor, Hadiza Abubakar, was the former…

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Speaker to visit selected constituency offices

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, will soon visit selected constituency offices across the country for a first hand feeling of the people. The Chairman, House ad hoc Committee on Media, Rep. Kadijat Abba-Ibrahim (APC-Yobe), made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. “Mr Speaker has also emphasised that he is going to visit some constituency offices to have a feel of what is happening in these constituencies especially the most crucial ones that are always in the headlines. “This is the first in…

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Lawan performs first plenary assignment as senate president, swears in Okorocha

Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, performed his first plenary assignment as the new Nigeria’s Senate President, swearing in Sen. Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District. The event took place immediate after the Senate had taken the prayers, approval of votes and proceedings at plenary in the red chamber in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lawan and Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege were on Tuesday elected by the lawmakers as senate president and deputy senate president respectively. However, the name of Okorocha, the immediate-past governor of Imo was…

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APGA gives reason for selecting Anambra Speaker from Gov. Obiano’s zone

APGA National Chairman, Chief Oye By Sunny A. David, Awka The All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), has given reasons why it settled for a Speaker of the state house of assembly from Anambra North Senatorial Zone where the governor hails from. In a press statement issued by the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Victor Oye, stated that the move was to secure the position of the Governor for the Southern Zone in 2022, as choosing a speaker from the south would mean concentrating the governorship and speakership position in…

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Anambra inaugurates 7th assembly, Okafor emerges new Speaker

New Anambra State Speaker, Hon. Uchenna Okafor By Sunny A. David, Awka The Anambra State has inaugurated the 7th assembly of the state legislature as Hon. Okafor emerged new Speaker. The Clerk of the House, Mr. Pius Udoh who performed the inauguration ceremony for the 30-member assembly charged them to work for the unity and development of the state. Meanwhile, Hon. Uche Okafor, member representing Ayamelum State constituency emerged Speaker Anambra State House of Assembly. Hon. Okafor, a two-time member of the House was announced unopposed, after he was nominated…

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9th House of Reps: Gbajabiamila emerges Speaker

New House of Reps, Speaker Gbajabiamila A former Majority Leader in the immediate-past 8th national assembly, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has emerged the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. Gbajabiamila beats his rival Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago with a total of 281 votes while the latter got 76 votes. The total votes counted was 358. Daily Trust reports that the House of Reps has a total of 360 members. Meanwhile, the House elected Idris Wase unopposed Deputy Speaker.

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9th National Assembly: Lawan emerges Senate President

Senate President Lawan Nigeria’s 9th National Assembly was Tuesday, June 11, 2019 inaugurated with Senator Ahmed Lawan emerging Senate President. He defeated Ali Ndume with 76 votes to 28. Lawan is from Yobe State while Ndume is from Borno State. 107 Senators-elect cast their votes.

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FG declares Wednesday, June 12, as public holiday to mark Democracy Day

Nigeria’s President Buhari The Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday, to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Monday in Abuja. The Federal Government’s decision followed the enactment into law of June 12 as Democracy Day annually in Nigeria. Ehuriah congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment…

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Abok Izam elected as speaker for Plateau State Assembly

Abok Izam of Jos East has been elected Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, while Hon Saleh Yipmong of Dengi Constituency is returned as Deputy Speaker.

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