President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Aliyu Abubakar and John Asein as the Directors General (DGs) of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON) and the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), respectively with effect from January 12, 2023. This was made known in a statement on Sunday by Modupe Ogundoro, the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Justice.
2023: S/Court Affirm Akpabio As APC Candidate For Akwa-Ibom Senate
Supreme court has validated the candidacy of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the valid candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC for the Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial district in the forthcoming general election. The former Governor, who throws in his hat into the contest Presidential election, later stepped down for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the primary election day. Prior to his presidential contest, Udom Ekpoudom, a former Inspector General of the police was declared the winner of the APC Senatorial primary election for Akpabio‘s district.
Gov. Adeleke Pays A Courtesy Call To President Buhari
Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Friday 13th of January 2022 paid a courtesy call to President Muhammadu Buhari, thanking him for signing the Electoral Act, which he notes paved way for his victory as Governor as well as free and fair elections in his state. Sen. Adeleke who is meeting the president for the first time since his victory at the polls in November 2022 noted that he has benefited greatly from the Electoral Act which the president signed in February 2022.
2023: Buhari Assures Nigerians Of Conducting General Election As Scheduled
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured Nigerians that the forthcoming General election will be conducted as scheduled. The Nigerian leader restated this commitment when he received the executive members of the catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the presidential Villa. There were mixed reactions to statements made by the independent Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday of the possibility of postponement or cancellation of the election if the rate of attacks on its office nationwide is not curtailed.
2023: Why Diaspora Citizen Can’t Vote – INEC Chair To Chatham House
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu has today while at the Chatham House, London, United Kingdom, UK has explained why Nigerian diasporas cannot vote in the forthcoming general Election. The INEC boss was responding to a question about diaspora voting when he said though his office has subscribed to the idea of diaspora voting, the Nigeria law has made it almost impossible to achieve as it is a constitutional matter.
Malami Defends Dariye, Nyame Presidential Pardon
During the 18th edition of the PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023) on 12th January 2021, in the nation's capital, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami defended the contentious Presidential pardon granted to the former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye and former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, who were set free after serving imprisonment for corruption in April 2022. Malami noted that the release of the political convicts was just President Muhammadu Buhari exercising the statutory and constitutional powers vested on him relating to the pardon of Nigerians serving custodial terms.
2023: Buhari Endorsed Aisha Binani As APC Guber Candidate Of Adamawa State
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured his full support and commitment towards the victory of Aisha Dahiru Binani of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), as the next Governor of Adamawa state. The endorsement came from the President on Monday in Yola, Adamawa State, where he visited to inaugurate a number of projects executed by the State Government.