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Breaking: Former Minister ‘Mama Taraba’ Is Dead

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A former Nigerian Minister Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead. Her associates confirmed that the 61-year-old politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Al-Hassan served as Women Affairs Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.

Presidency Issues Stern Warnings To Coup Plotters

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The Presidency has on Tuesday issued out a stern warning to individuals or groups plotting to undermine the democratically elected government in the country and the nation’s sovereignty will be dealt with decisively. The Presidency also said that it was ready to keep the country together even if it involves ruffling unruly feathers in the process. The Presidency in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja, alleged that some persons have planned to hold an illegal conference where a vote of no confidence will be passed on President Muhammadu Buhari.

Breaking: INEC Announces Date For 2023 General Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date for the forthcoming 2023 general elections. Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organized by the Senate Committee on INEC. Mahmood Yakubu said the general elections are one year, nine months, two weeks, and six days or 660 days from the date of the announcement, hence the need for preparation.

INEC To Hold Emergency Meeting Over Incessant Attacks On Its Offices

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed dismay at the numerous fire attacks on its offices especially those located in the South-East geopolitical zone. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye disclosed this in a statement titled "INEC Local Government Area in Enugu State Set Ablaze."

Supreme Court Upholds INEC's Deregistration Of 74 Political Parties

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The Supreme Court has upheld a previous judgment by the Court of Appeal which accepted the deregistration of 74 political parties. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had deregistered the affected political parties in 2020 due to their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections.

Electoral Act Amendment: PDP, Ohanaeze Others Throw Weight Behind UK Call

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The United Kingdom has called on the Nigerian authority to hasten the passage of the Electoral Act Amendment pending before the lawmakers before the next round of election is here. UK minister for Africa, James Duddridge made the call during an interview with the News Agency for Nigeria in Abuja, saying passing the said law is very critical as the general election is nearby.

Flying 2023 Presidency Posters: It’s a Work of Mischief Makers – Gov. Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has today distanced himself from the viral posters of himself that were sighted placed strategically across major streets in Abuja vying for president ahead 2023 general election.

Magu Probe: President Buhari Reiterates His Intolerance For Corruption

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Justice Ayo Salami, the chairman of the panel set up to investigate allegations of corruption against the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has presented the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Friday, to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the state House Abuja, wherein he recommended that the next head of the anti-corruption agency should come from outside of the Police Force. Receiving the report Mr. President said he hopes to make Nigeria a country with no tolerance for corruption.

Reps Overturn National Water Resources Bill

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The House of Representatives has rescinded the passage of the controversial National Water resources bill over flaws in the procedure that led to its passage bill. Upon resumption on Tuesday, a member of the House, Ben Nzondo from Benue State moved a point of privilege and argued that the proper procedure was not followed on the bill. In his ruling, speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila concluded that Nzondo had raised fundamental objections that must be looked into. Citing several sections of the House rules to back Mzondu's argument, he said: "I have painstakingly searched through all the journals of the House and cannot find where the Bill is gazetted and I stand to be challenged or corrected. “I wish to move, relying on Order 8, Rule 8, and the above-stated rules, that the House do rescind/expunge its decision of 23rd July 2020, which adopted the National Water Resources Bill 2020 H3921 to have been read the third time from our records. I so move,” Mzondu said.

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