2023: Lawan, Akpabio, Umahi Missing As INEC Releases List Of Senatorial Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the list and particulars of candidates vying for various positions at the federal level in the 2023 general elections. Conspicuously missing were the names of Senate President Ahmad Lawan, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi. The trio had contested the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress but may have been hoping to reclaim the APC senatorial seats after failing to win the top seat.   Read Also : Govt Shares $322.5m Abacha Loot To…

Read More

BREAKING: Lawan loses as INEC confirms Machina’s senatorial candidacy Kindly share this story:

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed Bashir Machina as the Yobe North Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The Independent National Electoral Commission has disassociated itself from the purported primary election which allegedly produced Ahmad Lawan as the APC senatorial candidate for Yobe North and recognised only the 28 May primary poll that produced Bashir Sheriff Machina as the duly elected APC candidate for the district.   Read Also : Peter Obi commiserate with the Ekweremadu’s, prays for Justice.   The position of the Electoral Umpire was contained…

Read More

Buhari Replaces Ex-Ministers, Sends Nominees List To Senate

Buhari replaces ex-ministers, sends nominees list to SenatePublished on June 21, 2022By Samson Atekojo Usman The Nigerian Senate has received the executive communication with the nomination of six names as replacements for ministers that resigned to contest the presidential election. In a letter that was read by the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan  on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said the nominees would replace the former ministers that resigned from his cabinet.   Read Also : Mass Exodus Hits APC In Katsina, Sokoto, Bauchi The letter read: “In accordance with…

Read More

Senate confirms Buhari’s EFCC board nominee who started school before birth

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of the nominees for the Secretary and Board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission submitted by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). One of them was Yahaya Muhammad, who was said to have started his primary school before he was born. The Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, however, cleared the nominee and others in the report presented by Senator Suleiman Kwari (Kaduna North). Earlier, Senator Hassan Hadejia from Jigawa North East, had said that the Curriculum Vitae submitted by…

Read More

Senate passes electoral bill,opposes electronic result transmission

The Senate on Thursday passed the electoral act amendment bill 2021 amidst a rancorous atmosphere after a disagreement over clause 52(3) almost torn the red chamber apart. Some senators of the ruling All Progressives Congresses (APC) kicked against the electronic transmission of results during the plenary session. The Senators considered the bill which had 158 clauses, clause after clause until all clauses were dispensed members of the APC in the Senate on Thursday voted against electronic transmission of results. Senator Sabi Abdullahi had sought for amendment to the clause saying,…

Read More

Nigerians react as Senate Reject Lauretta Onochie as INEC commissioner (video)

The Senate has rejected Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner for the electoral umpire, INEC. The rejection of Ms Onochie’s controversial appointment was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC which had the responsibility of screening Ms Onochie and the other nominees. The committee chairman, Kabiru Gaya, who presented the report, recommended that Ms Onochie’s appointment be rejected. Mr Gaya said she was disqualified based on federal character principles. He also added that there is currently a serving commissioner from Delta State, where she…

Read More

Breaking: Senate Confirms Yakubu Re-appointment As INEC Chairman

The Senate today has confirmed the reappointment of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC. Yakubu is the first INEC boss to be re-appointed. The Senate confirmation followed the submission of report of the screening committee by Senator Kabiru Gaya. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate President, said: “I will like to begin by thanking Mr. President for this nomination. “This is the first time the Chairman of INEC is re-nominated. “Let me thank the Committee on INEC for bringing forth what most of us…

Read More

Full 43-man ministerial list

President Mohammadu Buhari had earlier sent the Ministerial list to senate for approval after taking so much time. Below are the full ministerial list with some additional names to take it up to 43. 1. Abia – Uchechukwu Samson Ogah 2. Adamawa – Mohammed musa Bello 3. Akwa Ibom – God’swill Akpabio 4. Anambra – Dr Chris Ngige 5. Anambra – sharon Ikeazu 6. Bauchi – Adamu Adamu 7. Bauchi – Ambassador Mariam Kategu 8. Bayelsa – Timipre Sylvia 9. Benue – George Akume 10. Borno – Mustapha Baba Shehuri…

Read More

Breaking : Buhari Sends Ministerial list to senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation. Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday read the list consisting of 43 nominees. He noted that the screening of the nominees will commence tomorrow. Some of the names on the list include: Ikechukwu Oga – Abia State Muhammadu Musa Bello – Adamawa State Babatunde Raji Fashola Godswill Akpabio Chris Ngige Festus Keyamo Ogbonnaya Onu Niyi Adebayo – Ondo State Geoffrey Onyeama Sharon Ikaezor Lai Mohammed Gbemisola Saraki Olutayo Alasoadura Rauf Aregbesola – Osun State Rotimi…

Read More

Ekweremadu blocked from entering Senate

Protesting members of staff of the National Assembly (NASS) have blocked the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu from entering the Senate Chambers. The workers are currently protesting what they said “is unpaid wages and lack of due promotion’’. Some of the workers claim they are being owed wages from as far back as 2010. They also alleged that funds meant for training had been diverted. Carrying banners and placards, some of the workers were heard chanting “no pay, no sitting”. The workers, who are protesting inside the National Assembly also…

Read More