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FG Appoints Acting DG NYSC

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The Federal Government (FG) has appointed Christy Uba as the Acting Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) following the removal of her predecessor, Brigadier General Muhammad Fadah by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was made known on Tuesday by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa in a statement titled, ‘Mrs. Uba to oversee NYSC pending the appointment of substantive Director-General’.

Victor Attah, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Prof Pat Utomi, And Others Teams-Up For 2023

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A former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Prof Pat Utomi, and other eminent Nigerians have launched a new political pressure group, ‘The Compatriots’, ahead of the 2023 general election.

2023: CJN Swears In Election Petition Tribunal Justices

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has sworn in members of the Election Petition Tribunal for the 2023 general election in an event on Monday at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja. Members of the tribunal, which consists of over 300 were set up ahead of the general elections in February 2023. Having administered the oath of office on the members of the Tribunal, the CJN urged the judicial officers not to treat their assignments with levity, warning that he will not tolerate any form of judicial recklessness.

Appeal Court Affirms Bashir Machina As Yobe North APC Senatorial Candidate

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The Court Of Appeal Upholds Machina’s victory In the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senatorial Primary which held that the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan, is not the APC candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in next year’s election into the National Assembly. Delivering judgment on the appeal filed by the President of the Senate, a three-member panel of the appellate court led by justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, held that the primary election conducted by the party on 9th June is invalid as it was in breach of the constitution.

Political Campaigns: INEC Issues Guidelines

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published guidelines for the conduct of campaigns and rallies of political parties, as well as election expenses of political parties and their candidates. The guidelines were published on Thursday in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.

Court Disqualifies Rivers APC Candidate

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A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has disqualified the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state, Tonye Cole, over dual citizenship and non-compliance to the electoral act by his party. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had filed a suit asking the court to direct Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to recognize Cole as the governorship candidate of APC for alleged dual citizenship. The PDP in the suit also alleged that the APC delegates election that gave Cole the party ticket did not follow due process.

Ademola Adeleke Freezes All Osun Bank Accounts

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The Newly inaugurated Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, has frozen all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions in the state. The governor, who gave the instruction as his first executive order during his inauguration address at the Osogbo township stadium said all appointments made by the past administration in the state would be reviewed. “I hereby issue the directive which will be backed up with appropriate Executive orders: Immediate freezing of all government accounts in banks and other financial institutions,” Adeleke said.

President Buhari Nominates Lauretta Onochie As NDDC Board Chairperson

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President Muhammdu Buhari has forwarded the name of Lauretta Onochie as the substantive chairperson of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday, at the plenary read the nomination letter sent to the senate by the president naming 14 others as members of the board. Mr. President has in recent past nominated Onochie as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in October 2020. Her nomination however sparked outrage over concerns that she is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but responding a presidential aide said she resigned her membership of the ruling party in 2019.

Ekiti Assembly Impeaches, Replaces Speaker

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The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan has been impeached and indefinitely suspended by 17 out of the 25 members of the Assembly less than a week after his swearing-in as the state’s House of Assembly Speaker. He was sacked on Monday and immediately replaced by Olubunmi Adelugba, who was elected as Ekiti state’s first female Speaker of the House of Assembly.

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