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INEC holds Abia Reps bye-election March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would conduct bye-election into the Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State on Saturday, 27th March 2021. The vacancy followed the death of Ossy Prestige, member representing Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State in the House of Representatives and the subsequent declaration of vacancy for the […] Read Full Story

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Solution underway for farmers-herders clashes as Northern Governors move to end nomadic grazing

There is solution underway for the perennial conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers, resulting into destruction of lives and properties across the country. This is as the 19 Northern Governors have expressed commitment to end the nomadic grazing of cattle which lead to incessant conflicts that aggravate the nation’s security challenges. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir […] Read Full Story

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Reps ask FG to reopen Warri airport

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The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government, through the Minister of Aviation and other relevant agencies of the government, to ensure that the Warri Airport, known as Osubi Airport, is reopened for operations as soon as possible. The House said the reopening becomes necessary considering the importance of the airport to Nigeria’s oil […] Read Full Story

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Shortage of materials forces APC to extend registration/ revalidation by 3 weeks

The shortage of registration/revalidation materials experienced in many states has caused the All Progressives Congress (APC) to extend the exercise by three weeks. APC had begun nationwide Membership Registration and register update exercise on Tuesday 9th February 2021 across the 36 states of the federation. But the party’s National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), […] Read Full Story

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Stiffer opposition awaits APC as PDP lifts suspension on Reps minority leadership

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should expect stiffer opposition against its actions, particularly in the House of Representatives despite its majority status. The signal emerges as the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has lifted the over-one-year suspension on the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu, Gideon Gwani, Minority Whip, […] Read Full Story

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Calls for inclusive politics rebound as stakeholders brainstorm on party reforms

Stakeholders in the electoral process have renewed calls for inclusiveness in politics to promote the participation of under-represented groups in Nigeria, including youths, women and persons with disabilities in the process of decision making. The stakeholders made their positions at a meeting on political party reforms, organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Election […] Read Full Story

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Reps to grill service chiefs on war against terrorism, military funding

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives will grill the new service chiefs of the Nigerian Armed Forces on questions covering a wide range of subjects, including professional skills and experience, war on terror and insurgency and insecurity in general, funding of the military, strategic security knowledge and vision of the nominees and welfare of military personnel. Chairman […] Read Full Story

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Reps to probe federal agencies’ disbursement of N96.2bn intervention in 5yrs

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The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an Ad-Hoc Committee to investigate the disbursement of intervention funds amounting to N96.2 billion received by agencies of the Federal Government from 2015-2020 with a view to ensuring that such funds were properly utilized. Some of these funds include Special Intervention MDGs (2015) – N7,689,002,462; Contingency […] Read Full Story

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Reps back security town hall meetings

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday gave a backing to the setting up of a committee led by the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno, to hold peace and unity consultations across the country as part of measures to address the worsening insecurity in the country. The committee which comprises the service chiefs and heads of […] Read Full Story

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Opposition loses 2 Reps members to APC

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The minority caucus in Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Tuesday had its numerical strength decimated as two of its members defected to the majority All Progressives Congress (APC). The defectors are Blessing Onuh from Benue State, formerly a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and Shehu Abdullahi from Bauchi State, who was a […] Read Full Story

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Reps reject motion to incorporate 2014 National Conference report for constitutional amendment

The House of Representatives Wednesday stepped a motion to obtain the report of the 2014 National Conference so as to incorporate it in the ongoing constitutional amendment by the 9th Assembly. The motion, sponsored by the Deputy Minority Leader of the House, Toby Okechukwu made reference to the over 600 recommendations of the conference which […] Read Full Story

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Disruption by large crowds at PUs leads to supplementary polls – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the large crowds at many Polling Units across the country have consequences on electoral outcomes leading, in some instances, to avoidable supplementary elections. INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood stated this at the first quarterly Consultative meeting of Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) the year 2021 in Abuja […] Read Full Story

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Elections: INEC blames low voters’ turnout on limited access to PUs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed worry over low voter turnout during elections, which stood at 30-35 percent of current 84 million registered voters in the last two electoral cycles, including off-season elections, blaming it on limited access to polling units (Pus). INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu expressed this worry at the first quarter […] Read Full Story