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President Buhari Nominates Lauretta Onochie As NDDC Board Chairperson

President Muhammdu Buhari has forwarded the name of Lauretta Onochie as the substantive chairperson of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday, at the plenary read the nomination letter sent to the senate by the president naming 14 others as members of the board. Mr. President has in recent past nominated Onochie as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in October 2020. Her nomination however sparked outrage over concerns that she is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but responding a presidential aide said she resigned her membership of the ruling party in 2019.

Ekiti Assembly Impeaches, Replaces Speaker

The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Gboyega Aribisogan has been impeached and indefinitely suspended by 17 out of the 25 members of the Assembly less than a week after his swearing-in as the state’s House of Assembly Speaker. He was sacked on Monday and immediately replaced by Olubunmi Adelugba, who was elected as Ekiti state’s first female Speaker of the House of Assembly.

We’ve Met The Yearnings And Aspirations Of Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has scored his administration high even as his eight-year tenure is about to elapse. While declaring open the last Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his administration, the president said high-impact projects have been executed across the country meeting the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians. The Retreat was organised to evaluate the level of progress made in the implementation of the Nine Priority Agenda of his Administration. The president highlighted remarkable progress made in the areas of agriculture, economy, infrastructure, security, health, anti-corruption among others. He told participants and guests at the retreat including the Keynote Speaker and immediate past President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, that over 3,800 KM of roads had been constructed across the country.

CVR Exercise: INEC Delists 1.1Mn Ineligible Registrations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has delisted 1,126,359 registrations out of the 2,523,428 new registrations recorded between 28th June 2021 and 14th January 2022 during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. This was disclosed on Monday in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC Head of Information and Voter Education Committee who stated that irregularities were observed during the cleaning up of the voter's register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

Violent Campaigns: INEC Chairman Summons Political Parties

Worried by the incessant violence clashes at campaigns and growing resort to incendiary comments barely three weeks after signing the Peace Accord, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has summoned a meeting with leaders of political parties. Yakubu who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, during the training of master trainers on election technology for the 2023 general election, described the development as worrisome. He cautioned parties and their supporters to focus on issues and steer clear of attacks on each other. This is coming barely 24 hours after the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign was attacked by suspected thugs in Kaduna State. Ahead of the commencement of the campaigns on September 28, there had been hostile and abusive verbal exchanges between the supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi.

President Buhari Confers Nigerian Citizenship On 286 Foreigners

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, awarded Nigerian citizenship to 286 foreign nationals, during a ceremony at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. During the ceremony Mr. President urging them to be good citizens of the country to enjoy all the rights and privileges bestowed on them. Of the deserving persons who signed to be Nigerians, 208 were conferred citizenship status by naturalization, while the remaining 78 gained their citizenship by registration. ”You have pledged your allegiance to Nigeria. When you give your love and loyalty to Nigeria, she returns her love and loyalty to you,” the President told the beneficiaries during the event. The President explained that out of the 286 foreign nationals presented with certificates of Nigerian Citizenship, 208 received certificates for Naturalisation, while 78 got certificates for Registration.

Atiku/Wike Feud: Parties Pledged To Settle Difference In One Week

A lot has been said about the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his erstwhile friend, the Governor of River state, Nyesom Wike over faceoff resulting from the presidential primaries that fronted Atiku on board. Until yesterday, the two bigwigs meet in Abuja face-to-face behind closed doors at Prof. Jerry Gana’s residence, another Board of Trustee member of the party who brokered the peace deal between the two where they promised to settle their differences in one week's time.

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