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PDP names Saraki DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

PDP names Saraki DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was on Tuesday named the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council by the Peoples Democratic Party. PDP’s chairman, Uche Secondus, shared the news on his Twitter handle, @uchesecondus. He shared a list of party members, who have been picked to be part of the campaign team of the party’s presidential

APC remains barred from elections in Zamfara, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has not changed its decision to bar the All Progressives Congress from participating in the National Assembly, governorship and state assembly elections next year. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this while responding to questions from journalists on the sidelines of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commission’s

Khashoggi Situation Won’t Stop Saudi Arms Sales, But Could Slow Them

• BY MARCUS WEISGERBER, KATIE BO WILLIAMS, OCTOBER 15, 2018 When it comes to blocking U.S. arms sales to foreign countries, Congress has a mixed track record. The suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has inflamed simmering calls on Capitol Hill for the U.S. to reject arms sales to

NWC bows to Lagos APC, declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos primary

Clement Ebri, chairman of the primary election panel of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the exercise in the state. Ebri made the declaration at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday morning. He had earlier distanced the committee from the election, opposing the open ballot

APC NWC disqualifies Shittu over NYSC scandal, postpones primary

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has disqualified the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, from contesting Saturday’s Oyo State APC governorship primary. Shittu was disqualified for failing to participate in the mandatory one year National Youth Service scheme at the time he graduated from the university. He was 25 years old at

We are ready for gov primary, says Lagos APC

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday said it had concluded all arrangements to conduct its governorship primary on Saturday. The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. Salami spoke to NAN

Kogi, Bayelsa, Anambra… States that had inconclusive elections due to vote cancellations

THE Saturday’s governorship in Osun State was declared inconclusive and will now be concluded on Thursday, September 27. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained that the number of registered voters in polling units where voting was cancelled, was higher than the difference between the two top candidates in the election. Ademola Adeleke, candidate of

Protest rocks Osun INEC office

Hundreds of the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission to protest against the state rerun governorship election ordered by the commission. The protesters who were armed with placards with various inscriptions such as “No To rerun, “, INEC don’t conspire with APC”; “The people

Saraki, Olujimi visit Omisore in Ife over Osun gov rerun poll

The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has visited the Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to plead with him to support the Peoples Democratic Party in the rerun election holding on Thursday. Some of the polling units where the rerun election will be held include Ife North and