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The Senate Rejects the Nomination of Lauretta Onochie as INEC commissioner

The Senate Rejects the Nomination of Lauretta Onochie as INEC commissioner

At last the Nigerian Senate, Tuesday, rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. This followed the submission of the screening report by the Committee on INEC during plenary, recommending the rejection of the nominee.Kabiru Gaya, chairman of the committee, said Onochie’s nomination was

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David Mark Bows Out of Presidential Race

….As Wike Faults Buhari on Security Former Senate President, David Mark, has declared that he would not be contesting the 2023 presidential election. Mark made the declaration at Etche, Rivers State on Tuesday while inaugurating the 21-kilometre Odufor – Akpoku – Umuoye road construction by the Rivers State Government. Mark, who described the Rivers State

Protesters Carry placard and banners during a June 12 democracy day rally in Abuja. Photo: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuter.

Nigerians Denied Freedom on Democracy Day

Saturday, June 12, 2021, appeared to have been a national referendum on President Muhammadu Buhari’s six years rule as Nigerians protested bad governance, attempt to regulate the social media, intimidating the electronic media through the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, NBC and spiraling insecurity across the country. Nigerians gathered in their numbers in Abuja, Lagos, and other

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Speech by President Muhammadu Buhari, on The Occassion of Commemoration and Celebration of Democracy Day on 12th June, 2021

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF DEMOCRACY DAY ON 12TH JUNE, 2021 Fellow Nigerians, ​I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a

Twitter Ban Complicates Government Credibility Crisis

Twitter Ban Complicates Government Credibility Crisis

Apart from condemnations coming in from Nigerians, organisations and the international community, the ban placed on Twitter may have complicated the crisis of credibility of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. After Twitter said it is a matter of concern that the government decided to censor the people, contrary to the dictates of democracy, foreign

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President Buhari’s Drums of War and Twitter’s Reaction

The most trending issue of the moment involves Twitter’s deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s threats to some Nigerians whom he described as “many people misbehaving today were too young to remember the deaths and destruction from the civil war”. He then threatened, “those of us who went through the war will treat them in the

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Buhari Calls for Collective War against COVID-19 and Bad Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday in Abuja, called for joint global efforts to tackle COVID-19 and the consequent dwindling effects on national economies which would require a global framework to resuscitate and ameliorate the burden on the people. Femi Adesina, special adviser, media and publicity, said in a statement that Buhari spoke at a ceremony to

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Restructuring: AG Malami Faults Governors’ Demand, Says Agitation Does Not Hold Water

Southern Governors’ Clamour Lacks Legitimacy Political Elite Instigating, Celebrating Insecurity FG To Challenge Proposed Establishment of Lagos Anti-Corruption Agency Volume of Terror Funding Amazing, Huge Agitators for restructuring should perish the thought of its happening under the present political dispensation of President Muhammadu Buhari. This indication was given on Wednesday by the attorney general of

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COVID-19 Restrictions: No Going Back on National Mass Protests From May 26 As Planned, Civil Society Groups Dare FG

A coalition of over 120 civil society organisations and activists, which on Sunday initiated a mass action and boycott of the Democracy Day activities by Nigerians from May 26, 2021 to protest the worsening insecurity across the country says it would not be deterred by the latest lockdown/restrictions announced by the federal government on Monday,

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Buhari Sacks Bala-Usman of NPA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the removal and replacement of Hadiza Bala-Usman, erstwhile managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA. Though no immediate reason was given officially for her removal, there are speculations that she may have been found guilty of insubordination to her supervising minister, Rotimi Amaechi who is the minister of transportation.

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