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Rivers Governorship Election Tribunal: PDP closes Wike defence, urges Tribunal to strike out petition

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday closed its defence of the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike with a firm call on the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to dismiss the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) petition and that of its candidate, Dakuku Peterside because they lack merit. The …

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Edo Tribunal strikes out 2 petitions

The Legislative Election Petitions Tribunal for Edo, Monday, in Benin upheld the election of Mr Nosayaba Okunbor of the APC representing Orhionmwon East constituency in the state House of Assembly. In its judgment, the three-member-tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate in the State …

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Ministerial nominees’ screening: Senate Okays Fayemi, Danbazzau, Lai Mohammed, Onu, 6 others; Fashola, Kachikwu take turn, Wednesday

The Senate, Tuesday, cleared 10 ministerial nominees out of the 21 in the first batch of nominees forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, on September 30, and which it had unveiled, last Tuesday. Those cleared, Tuesday include; Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, former governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, …

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Speaker: IDPs in North East hit 5 million; N/Assembly to ratify UN convention on IDPs; House may create standing committee on IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the number of Nigerians displaced by violence in the North East geo-political zone has reached 5 million. The Speaker said contrary to official figures of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of 2.1 million, the actual number of …

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