The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Wednesday cautioned Nigerian politicians against do-or-die politics ahead of the forthcoming general elections. He made the call while welcoming his colleagues from the Christmas and New Year break, A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, said the Senate President appealed that all efforts should be made to ensure that the forthcoming elections are free, fair and credible.
The Edo office of the Independent National Electoral commission says it has taken delivery of 4,637 ballot boxes ahead of the 2019 General Elections. According to Punch, the state INEC Administrative Secretary, Mr. Richard Ntui, made the disclosure at an interactive forum with religious leaders in Benin on Tuesday.
The protracted internal crisis that rocked the Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have been resolved as the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, has directed all his supporters to work with members of the Lado faction in the overall interest of the party.
Following the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, opposition political parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties on Tuesday called off its planned nationwide protest against the elongation of the tenure of the former IGP, Ibrahim Idris. The Coalition also set an agenda for the Police.
A constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, says those calling on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen to resign his position following a recent allegation of non-asset declaration preferred against him by the Federal Government must wait until the court pronounced him guilty.
The recently suspended Deputy National Chairman (North) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Gamawa Babayo, has decamped to All Progressives Congress, APC. One of the media aides to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad made this known on Tuesday via his Twitter handle. Ahmad who posted pictures of Gamawa and the President at the Presidential Villa wrote;