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Supreme Court Affirms Charles Soludo As APGA’s Anambra Governorship Candidate

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The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been affirmed as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA by the Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja. The court in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of justices led by Justice Mary Peter Odili, upheld the judgement of the Kano State Division of the Court of Appeal, which validated the November 6, 2021, primary election in Anambra state that produced Soludo.

Zamfara Assembly Suspends 2 Lawmakers For Aiding Banditry

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The Zamfara House of Assembly has suspended two of its members, Yusuf Muhammad (APC) representing Anka and Ibrahim Tukur (APC) representing Bakura for allegedly aiding banditry in the State. The suspension follows adoption of a motion by Yusuf Kanoma (APC), a member representing Maru North on Tuesday, urging the house to suspend the lawmakers over the allegations against them. “One of them is suspected to have supplied information to bandits leading to the death of one of our lawmakers, Muhammad Ahmad, representing Shinkafi Constituency, who was killed on his way to Kano a few months ago. “The other was seen rejoicing after the kidnap of our Speaker’s father, who died in bandits captivity,” Kanoma said. 

APC Inaugurates National Reconciliation Committee

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The Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) chaired by Governor Mai Mala Buni has on Monday inaugurated a National Reconciliation Committee for the party, ahead of its National Convention. Gov. Buni while performing the ceremony in Abuja, explained that the committee was set up to reconcile party members who were aggrieved by the outcome of the party congresses.

Reps Pass Bill For Establishment Of South-East, South-West, North Central, North West Development Commissions

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The House of Representatives, on Thursday, passed a bill seeking to establish a South-East, South-West, North Central Development Commission. All the six geopolitical zones will now have development commissions, as the Niger Delta Development Commission already exists for the oil-producing states in the South-South and some in the South-East and South-West. Hon. Femi Fakeye, while presenting the report of the Committee on Justice on a Bill for an Act to establish the South-West Development Commission during a penultimate sitting, said the commission will be amongst others, charged with the responsibility to receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation Account, including donations and gifts, the reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads, houses and other Infrastructural damages suffered by the region. The report for the South-East Development Commission was also presented by the Deputy Chief Whip Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, who stated that the commission will serve as a catalyst to develop the commercial potentials of the South East.

President Buhari Unveils Digital Performance Management System

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President Buhari officially unveiled a digital Performance Management System (PMS), which was designed to assist track government projects nationwide in real-time.

Nigeria Will Overcome Its Challenges – VP Osinbajo

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that Nigeria will come out of all of its problems and emerged stronger. He encouraged Nigerians to exercise confidence because the country will succeed as one entity. He said Nigeria is better off as one nation, that is why it is strong and that is why the country can face the world. Osinbajo stated this on Saturday during an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission in the United Kingdom, held at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London. Prof. Osinbajo noted that President Muhammadu Buhari is Nigeria’s most popular politician in generations. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, in a statement titled, ‘United as one people, Nigeria will overcome present challenges, says Osinbajo,’ urged Nigerian citizens at home and in the Diaspora should promote the message of one country. According to the Vice President, “If you look at all of us sitting here, we represent all the geo-political zones. This is the Nigeria that will succeed, anything else doesn’t make sense.” According to him, anybody who looks at how Nigeria operates will recognize that it is better off in this system.

2023: PDP NEC Approves Zoning Of National Chairmanship To The North

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the recommendation of its zoning committee led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State that the next national chairman of the party should come from the north. The move was aimed at paving the way for the emergence of a southern candidate as the party’s presidential candidate. Briefing newsmen after its 94th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the NEC only considered and approved the recommendations of the 44-member committee on the zoning of national officers. The Committee last week recommended the zoning of the position of the party’s national chairman to the north, while also recommending that other offices in the national working committee (NWC) be swapped between the northern and southern zones. Based on the decision, all positions in the party currently occupied by people from the South will go to the North and those occupied by people from the North will go to the South.

INEC: Over 1M Nigerians Completed Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said over one million Nigerians have completed the ongoing nationwide physical voter registration. Also, the number of online pre-registrants is 3,165,189 while 1,457,766 Nigerians have applied for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), and update of information records.

APC Constitutes National Reconciliation Committee

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) has approved the composition of a National Reconciliation Committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party. The constitution of the committee follows the increase in litigations by aggrieved members against the party. The National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday disclosed that a date for the inauguration of the committee would be communicated to the public.

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