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Fed Govt Approves N8.73trn Budget Proposal for 2019

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday,  approved a budgetary proposal of N8.73 trillion for 2019 fiscal year, N400 billion lower than the 2018 budget. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the …

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Senate Veto On Electoral Act Amendment

The Senate last week passed the Electoral Act No. 6 (2010 Amendment) Bill 2017 into law, overriding the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari who had earlier withheld assent to the law, despite arguments that the law was meant to strengthen the electoral process, citing “some drafting issues that remain unaddressed following the prior …

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2019: Abdullahi Adamu’s Bumpy Ride to APC Senate Ticket 

Attah Adgidzi, in this report, chronicles the bumpy ride of former Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Aamu for his third “missionary journey” to the Senate.  When the crisis between Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura and Senator Abdullahi Adamu started prior to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in the state, many …

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Selfish Political Agenda Threatening APC – Oshiomhole

By Gabriel Atumeyi The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole has blamed selfish politicians for the crisis rocking the party. Oshiomhole made this known in a statement issued by his press Secretay, Simon Ebegbulem. He said the APC, under his leadership, is in safe hands as …

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2019: How Minor Parties May Aid Atiku, Buhari’s Victories

By Tony Egbulefu The history of elections under the Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC is replete with instances of inconclusiveness, the latest being the controversial September 22, Osun gubernatorial election. This underscores the need for the big parties to consider leveraging their electoral chances with coalitions and alliances with the smaller parties. …

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