A former Nigerian Minister Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead. Her associates confirmed that the 61-year-old politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Al-Hassan served as Women Affairs Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.
The Presidency has on Tuesday issued out a stern warning to individuals or groups plotting to undermine the democratically elected government in the country and the nation’s sovereignty will be dealt with decisively. The Presidency also said that it was ready to keep the country together even if it involves ruffling unruly feathers in the process. The Presidency in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, in Abuja, alleged that some persons have planned to hold an illegal conference where a vote of no confidence will be passed on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date for the forthcoming 2023 general elections. Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organized by the Senate Committee on INEC. Mahmood Yakubu said the general elections are one year, nine months, two weeks, and six days or 660 days from the date of the announcement, hence the need for preparation.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) through its president Olumide Akpata has directed all its branch chairmen nationwide to effectively mobilise their members and visits state governors’ and pressurize states who are unwilling to implement judicial financial autonomy as demanded by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said that he did not institute any legal action on the citizenship of the former Vice President of Nigeria, and presidential candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar. Mr. Malami made this disclosure in a statement issued by Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, in Abuja on Wednesday.