Politics

NASS candidate in C/River pledges robust, credible representation
Mr Victor Abang, APC House of Representative candidate for Ikom/Boki

Mr Victor Abang, the All Progressive Congress candidate for Ikom/Boki Federal Constituency in Cross River has pledged a robust and credible representation if elected.

Abang made the promise on Saturdays while on a campaign across the political wards of Ikom local government area of Cross River.

He told thousands of APC supporters at Akparabong community that he was in the race to win, adding that he has the capacity and contacts to attract development to the constituency.

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Buhari suspend CJN Onnoghen
Ag. CJN Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeira (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The President announced the suspension of the CJN at a brief ceremony at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

According to the president, the suspension is as result of the ongoing trial of Onnoghen by the CCT and subsequent order of the tribunal directing him to suspend him, pending the completion of his trial.

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APC not stockpiling arm in Cross River, sure of victory

Calabar, Jan. 24, 2019 (NAN) The All Progressive Congress Governorship Campaign Organisation in Cross River has denied allegations of opposition parties stockpiling arms in preparation for the forthcoming elections.

The spokesperson for Sen. Owan Enoh’s Campaign Organisation, Mr Dan Amor, who stated this in a statement on Thursday in Calabar, said the APC need not stockpile arms because it was certain of winning the mandate of the people in both the federal and state levels.

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ACPN presidential candidate withdraw from race

The Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has announced her withdrawal from the presidential race.

Ezekwesili, in a statement by the spokesman of her Hope “19 Campaign Organisation, Mr Ozioma Ubabukoh, announced her withdrawal early Thursday morning.

She explained that she stepped down from the Feb. 16 presidential election after due consultations with well-meaning Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora.

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Assembly queries extension of Head of Service tenure
Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger

The Niger Assembly has asked the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ibrahim Ladan and the Attorney General (AG), Nasara Dan-Mallam, to appear before it over tenure elongation for the Head of Service (HoS).

They were summoned on Wednesday during plenary to explain the rationale behind the governor’s decision to extend the appointment of the HoS, Alhaji Yabagi Sule, in spite of attaining the retirement age of 60 years.

The HoS was due for retirement on Jan. 15 having attained the age of 60 years but had his appointment extended to May 29 by the governor.

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Gov. Ayade says performance is selling point for his reelection
Gov. Ayade of Cross River at a rally in Yala

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has said that his performance in the last three years stands out as a stregth in his bid for reelection in March.

He also said that the principle of rotation of governorship among the senatorial zones of the state makes it expedient for the residents to maintain the tradition.

At a rally in Yala local governmwnt area on Wednesday, Ayade expressed fulfilment on the way the welfare of residents had been captured during his three years in office.

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Council of State approves N27,000 as minimum wage

Nigeria gets new National Minimum Wage

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Buhari storms Minna for re-election campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday assured Nigerians that people oriented projects and programmes would continue to be given priority attention by his administration.

A statement by Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello's Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Ndache, disclosed that the president made this known during the All Progressives Congress Presidential campaign in Minna, the Niger State capital.

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President Buhari inaugurates Baro Port in Niger

Buhari inaugurates Baro Port in Niger

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INEC trains corps members on electin duties in Niger

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced training of 2,666 corps members serving in Niger as electoral officers.

The first phase of the training which commenced on Tuesday ended on Friday in Chanchanga Local Government Area of the state.

The pilot group of corps members were earlier trained in December 2018 to act as support trainers to other corps members.

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