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Nigerian Senate Urges President Buhari To Sign 2018 Electoral Bill Immediately

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Nigerian Senate Urges President Buhari To Sign 2018 Electoral Bill Immediately

Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, says President Muhammadu Buhari should sign the 2018 electoral bill urgently.  Saraki issued a statement in Ilorin in which he said the President should not listen to anti-democratic elements and rise above petty politics to ensure this is done without further delay. He said this would be in the best interest of the country and would enhance democracy.

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The Senate President said there are only a few days left in the one month time line, provided by law for the President to sign the bill presented to him by the National Assembly.

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He said the president has the right to either sign into law, or refuse assent to, a bill. But he decries what he calls a wrong tactic of using the court system to stall the bill.

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He said the survival of democracy, its development and the future of Nigeria are far more important than the ambition of any individual or party.

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INEC Includes Zamfara APC Candidates In 2019 Elections

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INEC Includes Zamfara APC Candidate To Participate In 2019 Elections

Independent National Electoral Commission has included All Progressives Congress candidates in the governorship, National and State Assembly elections. The commission says their inclusion is in compliance with court order.

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As seen on INEC official Twitter handle:

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Kaduna CP Faults El-Rufai’s Figures On Adara Killings

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Kaduna CP Faults El-Rufai's Figures On Adara Killings

Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Abdulrahman Ahmad, has faulted figures given by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the number of people killed in the crisis in Adara, Kajuru local government area of the state.

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Ahmad says the governor pre-empted police investigations.

Governor El-Rufai had said earlier that 66 Fulani were killed in the local government. Later, he jacked up the figure to 130.

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Ahmad says investigations were still ongoing and it would be inappropriate to provide any figures at this time.

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Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens As Party Suspends Abati, Sowunmi, Others

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Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens As Party Suspends Abati, Sowunmi, Others

The crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State worsened on Thursday as a faction loyal to a member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, suspended, for anti-party activities, a deputy governorship candidate, Reuben Abati; spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, Segun Sowunmi; and 37 candidates of the party loyal to Kashamu.

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The faction led by Sikirulai Ogundele says the suspension is at the instance of the ward and local executive committees which noted that affected members failed to appear before them and also did not respond to queries served on them.

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