President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, awarded Nigerian citizenship to 286 foreign nationals, during a ceremony at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. During the ceremony Mr. President urging them to be good citizens of the country to enjoy all the rights and privileges bestowed on them. Of the deserving persons who signed to be Nigerians, 208 were conferred citizenship status by naturalization, while the remaining 78 gained their citizenship by registration. ”You have pledged your allegiance to Nigeria. When you give your love and loyalty to Nigeria, she returns her love and loyalty to you,” the President told the beneficiaries during the event. The President explained that out of the 286 foreign nationals presented with certificates of Nigerian Citizenship, 208 received certificates for Naturalisation, while 78 got certificates for Registration.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has delisted 1,126,359 registrations out of the 2,523,428 new registrations recorded between 28th June 2021 and 14th January 2022 during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. This was disclosed on Monday in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC Head of Information and Voter Education Committee who stated that irregularities were observed during the cleaning up of the voter's register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu has confirmed Senator Kashim Shettima as his running mate. According to NAN, the vice-presidential candidate will be unveiled to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of the party in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State on Sunday.
A lot has been said about the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his erstwhile friend, the Governor of River state, Nyesom Wike over faceoff resulting from the presidential primaries that fronted Atiku on board. Until yesterday, the two bigwigs meet in Abuja face-to-face behind closed doors at Prof. Jerry Gana’s residence, another Board of Trustee member of the party who brokered the peace deal between the two where they promised to settle their differences in one week's time.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has joined the Kebbi State Governorship race. Malami declared his intention on Thursday during an interactive session with All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. The minister said his declaration followed his acceptance of the call of the people of Kebbi to become their Governor. “Since you want me to contest the governorship position of the state, I hereby accept your demand since you want me to do so.
Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has officially declared his quest to run for the 2023 presidential race to succeed his boss President Muhammadu Buhari. Osinbajo made this declaration in the early hours of 11th April 2022 via a video post on Twitter. “I am today, with utmost humility formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of APC,” the Vice President noted in the video. More so, he reiterated his service to the nation under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari who he called a “patriot”, in order to navigate the various challenges bedeviling the country.