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Saraki, D.ra meet Tuesday amid Buhari’s supporters’ plot to open NASS

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu D.ra will meet on Thursday.

The meeting scheduled for 12noon will discus “national issues”.

Expected to be in attendance are other officers of the National Assembly.

Bamikole Omisore, Saraki’s Special Assistant on International Relations confirmed this on Monday.

Omisore tweeted: “NASS leadership will tomorrow meet at noon to consider some national issues. The National Assembly leadership comprises both @NGRSenate and @HouseNGR .

‪”It will be followed by another meeting with the leadership of @inecnigeria led by its chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu.”

There is an allegation that lawmakers loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari are plotting to re-open both chambers of the assembly.

The meeting is coming at a time the presidency urged the National Assembly to cut short its ongoing vacation in order to attend to pending matters that required urgent attention.

The Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang made the request.

“We are appealing to Senate leadership and all caucuses of the national assembly to see this as a clarion call for the good of the nation.

“As the liaison officer between NASS and the federal government, I know it is not the intention of the lawmakers to make Nigerians suffer,” he had said.

The announcement also came hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan at the presidential villa in Abuja.

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APC NWC approves 9 Kogi governorship aspirants – Lifestyle News

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By Deji Abdulwahab

Abuja – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved nine Kogi governorship aspirants out of the 16 screened to contest for party’s primaries scheduled to hold on Aug 29.

The party  in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Wednesday,  said that the NWC of the party took the decision after deliberating on the report of  screening and appeal committees for the party’s Kogi governorship aspirants.

“After a comprehensive review of the submissions by the two committees, relying on the party’s guidelines and the provisions of the Electoral Act, nine aspirants were finally cleared to contest the Aug. 29, 2019 Indirect Governorship primary.

“Seven other aspirants did not meet the requirements for participation in the exercise.

“Those cleared by the NWC are Gov. Yahaya Bello, Hadiza Ibrahim, Yahaya Audu, Sani Abdullahi, Alhaji Abubakar Bashir, Mr Danlami Mohammed, Yakubu Mohammed, Hassan Abdullahi and Blessing Ekele.

“The aspirants who are not cleared are Prof. Mohammed Onaili, Usman Jibrin, Mustapha Mona Audu, Rukkaya Ibrahim, Gen. Patrick Akpa, Babatunde Irukera
and Muhammed Audu,” Issa-Onilu said. 

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APC NWC approves 9 Kogi governorship aspirants – Lifestyle News

Whatapp News


By Deji Abdulwahab

Abuja – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved nine Kogi governorship aspirants out of the 16 screened to contest for party’s primaries scheduled to hold on Aug 29.

The party  in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Wednesday,  said that the NWC of the party took the decision after deliberating on the report of  screening and appeal committees for the party’s Kogi governorship aspirants.

“After a comprehensive review of the submissions by the two committees, relying on the party’s guidelines and the provisions of the Electoral Act, nine aspirants were finally cleared to contest the Aug. 29, 2019 Indirect Governorship primary.

“Seven other aspirants did not meet the requirements for participation in the exercise.

“Those cleared by the NWC are Gov. Yahaya Bello, Hadiza Ibrahim, Yahaya Audu, Sani Abdullahi, Alhaji Abubakar Bashir, Mr Danlami Mohammed, Yakubu Mohammed, Hassan Abdullahi and Blessing Ekele.

“The aspirants who are not cleared are Prof. Mohammed Onaili, Usman Jibrin, Mustapha Mona Audu, Rukkaya Ibrahim, Gen. Patrick Akpa, Babatunde Irukera
and Muhammed Audu,” Issa-Onilu said. 

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APC NWC approves 9 Kogi governorship aspirants – Lifestyle News

Whatapp News


By Deji Abdulwahab

Abuja – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved nine Kogi governorship aspirants out of the 16 screened to contest for party’s primaries scheduled to hold on Aug 29.

The party  in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Wednesday,  said that the NWC of the party took the decision after deliberating on the report of  screening and appeal committees for the party’s Kogi governorship aspirants.

“After a comprehensive review of the submissions by the two committees, relying on the party’s guidelines and the provisions of the Electoral Act, nine aspirants were finally cleared to contest the Aug. 29, 2019 Indirect Governorship primary.

“Seven other aspirants did not meet the requirements for participation in the exercise.

“Those cleared by the NWC are Gov. Yahaya Bello, Hadiza Ibrahim, Yahaya Audu, Sani Abdullahi, Alhaji Abubakar Bashir, Mr Danlami Mohammed, Yakubu Mohammed, Hassan Abdullahi and Blessing Ekele.

“The aspirants who are not cleared are Prof. Mohammed Onaili, Usman Jibrin, Mustapha Mona Audu, Rukkaya Ibrahim, Gen. Patrick Akpa, Babatunde Irukera
and Muhammed Audu,” Issa-Onilu said. 

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