Tinubu May Reshuffle Cabinet, Appoint New Ministers

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly concluded plans for a shake-up of his cabinet soon. This will include the appointment of new ministers and the creation of a new ministry, according to Daily Trust. The new ministry will be for livestock development, a department hitherto under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. A source said the new ministry was expected to take the lead in addressing the perennial farmer-herder clashes that had continued to have a debilitating impact on the country’s food security, as well as led to the…

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We Are Not Part Of Anti-INEC Protest – Ohanaeze Youths

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has dissociated itself from a planned protest against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and its chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu. The Igbo group also advised the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate during the 20023 election, Mr Peter Obi to accept the outcome of the polls and move on. A group, South Unity Youth Coalition, had announced a mass protest on June 12, Democracy Day, to demand the removal of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The coalition believes…

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Popular Activist, Aisha Yesufu Calls For Scrapping Of Nigerian Senate

Renowned political and civil rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has called for the scrapping of the Nigerian Senate to reduce cost of governance. Yesufu, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. She was reacting to calls in some quarters that the country should jettison its bicameral legislature and adopt a unicameral legislature to reduce the cost of governance. The unicameral legislature is a system with one chamber or house, as opposed to a bicameral legislature, which has two chambers (Senate and…

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Tinubu Gets Bill Next Week As Nigeria Seeks To Revert To Regional Government

A bill seeking a return to a regional system of government for Nigeria will be transmitted to President Bola Tinubu next week, Saturday PUNCH has exclusively gathered. Recall that the House of Representatives last week disowned the draft bill which circulated widely on the internet. Titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to substitute the annexure to Decree 24 of 1999 with new governance model for the Federal Republic of Nigeria’, the bill seeks among others, new extant laws to be cited as “The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria…

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PDP Postpones NEC Meeting For Election Of New National Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shifted its planned National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to elect a new replacement for the vacant office of the national chairman from August to September 2024. The party cited the absence of critical stakeholders who are away to perform their religious obligations during the ongoing Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Under the new adjustment, the NEC meeting, earlier scheduled for August 18, 2024, will now take place on September 12, 2024. The NEC of the party had on April…

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Putin Warns Russia Could Provide Weapons To Strike West

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Moscow could arm countries with a view to attacking Western targets. Mr Putin made the statement while criticising the West’s delivery of long-range weapons to Ukraine. Several countries including the United States have given Ukraine the green light to strike targets inside Russia. Such action could lead to “very serious problems”, Mr Putin told foreign reporters. “If someone thinks it is possible to supply such weapons to a war zone to attack our territory and create problems for us, why don’t we have…

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Politicians Plotting Umahi, Nwifuru Fight Are Selfish, Wicked, Mischievous – Hon. Kama

By NewsBits A member representing, Ohaozara, Onicha, Ivo, Ohanaivo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Nkemkanma Kama has described as “selfish, wicked and mischievous” politicians plotting for a possible fight between the Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwifuru and the Minister for Works, Senator David Umahi. Hon Kama made the disclosure during an interaction with reporters in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital. He maintained that there are many politicians in the State who are not happy with the cordial relationship that has existed between the Governor and the Minister…

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Enugu Assembly Rerun: We Have No Confidence In REC— LP Candidate

Ahead of the re-run election for Enugu South Urban State Constituency slated for 8th of June, 2024, the candidate of the Labour Party, Barr. Bright Ngene has called on the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to demonstrate their neutrality in the election. Addressing the press, Barr. Ngene said they don’t have confidence in the Enugu State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Dr.Chukwuemeka Chukwu) and the Electoral Officer, Enugu South, Mr.Francis Chigbu to conduct the rerun election for the 3rd time. It will be recalled that after the…

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Governor Mbah Visits Wabara, Charges Him On PDP’s Rebirth

The Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Mbah has charged the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adolphus Wabara, on leading the party’s rebirth. Governor Mbah gave the charge in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital during the 76th birthday celebration and civic reception organised in honour of the former President of the Senate on his emergence as the substantive Chairman of the PDP’s BOT. In his address, Mbah, who is currently the only PDP governor in the South East, recalled the party’s glorious days, which…

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I Have Successfully Defended My Right To Govern Rivers – Fubara

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has revealed that his administration inherited 34 uncompleted projects, valued at over N225. 279bn spread across 13 local government areas of the state. Fubara also disclosed that under his watch, the state government awarded nine new road projects, valued at N534.332bn. This is even as he described as vicious and existential, the political crisis that was waged against his administration, barely three months after take-off on May 29, 2023. The governor assured all that the worst was over because his administration had successfully defended the…

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