The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed on Monday that the ongoing voters’ registration exercise has recorded a total of 10,487,972 voters. According to the data released by the Commission, youths between the age of 18 and 35 years constitute the highest number of registrations with a total of 6,081,456, which is about 58 percent of registered voters so far.
Former governor of Kano State and a presidential aspirant for the forthcoming general election under the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has urged Nigerians to reject both candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) over their failure in providing succor for its citizens across all sector of governance.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his intention to remain active in politics despite failing to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2023 general elections. According to a statement by his media aide Laolu Akande, Osinbajo while addressing “representatives of the Diaspora Professionals for PYO” in a virtual meeting, on Friday noted that he would continue to push for a better Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the recent spate of attacks targeting churches across the country. Mr. President described the worrisome development as unacceptable promising that perpetrators of these dastardly acts will not go unpunished. In a statement signed on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President stressed that from the tragedy in Owo two weeks ago that shook the nation to its core, to the killings and kidnappings, last weekend, in Kaduna State, it was clear that there was a design by wicked people to put the country under religious stress.
The supreme court, on Friday struck out the suit President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, filed to void section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act, 2022. In a judgement, a seven-member panel of the apex court, headed by Justice Musa Dattijo Mohammed, was unanimous in holding that President Buhari, having participated in the making of the law by assenting to it, could not turn around to fault its provisions. The court, which upheld the objections raised by the National Assembly and other defendants against the suit, declined to determine it on the merit but declared that the Supreme Court lacked the jurisdiction to hear it and that the suit was an abuse of court process.
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated seven persons for screening and confirmation for possible Ministerial appointment by the senate, the letter which was read out by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawn at the beginning of the plenary on 21st June 2022 for confirmation of the following persons, they are Henry Ikechukwu - Abia State, Umana Umana - Akwa Ibom State, Egwumakama Joseph - Ebonyi State, Goodluck Obia - Imo State, Umar Yakub - Kano State, Ademola Adegorioye - Ondo State, and Odo Udi - Rivers State.