COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE 11TH MEETING OF THE PDP GOVERNORS’ FORUM HELD ON MONDAY, 26TH JULY, 2021 AT BAUCHI

Governors elected on the platform of the PDP met in Bauchi, Bauchi State on 26th July 2021. The meeting deliberated once again on the state of the nation, reviewed the deteriorating state of our democracy, the economic and security situation in the country, the state of the PDP as the main opposition platform in Nigeria, and arrived at the following decisions. 1. On the Electoral … Continue reading COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE 11TH MEETING OF THE PDP GOVERNORS’ FORUM HELD ON MONDAY, 26TH JULY, 2021 AT BAUCHI

Electronic Transmission Of Votes: SENATE DECISION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL – Gov Tambuwal

1. The decision of the Senate to subject INECs constitutional power to conduct elections to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and National Assembly is patently unconstitutional. For the avoidance of doubt, S.78 of the Constitution provides that “The Registration of voters and the CONDUCT of elections shall be SUBJECT to the DIRECTION and SUPERVISION of Independent National Electoral Commission”. In Third Schedule, Part 1,F, S.15: … Continue reading Electronic Transmission Of Votes: SENATE DECISION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL – Gov Tambuwal

SOUTHERN GOVS TO ENFORCE ANTI-OPEN GRAZING LAW, SEPT 1, 2021; RESOLVE ON STATE POLICE, SOUTHERN PRESIDENT IN 2023; REJECT 3% OIL REVENUE TO HOST COMMUNITIES PROPOSED BY NAT. ASSEMBLY IN PIB

Governors of Southern States of Nigeria, under the aegis of Southern Governors Forum (SGF) have demanded that the next president of Nigeria should emerge from the South. The demand is part of the 6 point communique of the Forum that met at the Lagos State Government House on Monday. Reading the communiqué after the closed door meeting to journalists, the Governor of Ondo State and … Continue reading SOUTHERN GOVS TO ENFORCE ANTI-OPEN GRAZING LAW, SEPT 1, 2021; RESOLVE ON STATE POLICE, SOUTHERN PRESIDENT IN 2023; REJECT 3% OIL REVENUE TO HOST COMMUNITIES PROPOSED BY NAT. ASSEMBLY IN PIB

OKOWA TASKS STATES’ LEGISLATURES ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called on States’ Houses of Assembly to ensure that the Constitutional Amendment Bill is passed when passed to them by the National Assembly. Okowa made the call on Friday when he received the Conference of Speakers of States’ Legislatures in Nigeria led by its Chairman and Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Suleiman, at Government … Continue reading OKOWA TASKS STATES’ LEGISLATURES ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

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HUMANITARIAN MINISTRY ANNOUNCES NEXT STAGE OF ENROLLMENT FOR N-POWER BATCH C STREAM 1

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has announced the next step for the N_power Batch C Stream One applicants. In a release, signed by Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Special Assistant on Media to the minister, the Permanent Secretary Bashir Nura Alkali, revealed that the ministry has commenced the next stage of enrollment with the verification of email addresses by applicants. Alkali … Continue reading HUMANITARIAN MINISTRY ANNOUNCES NEXT STAGE OF ENROLLMENT FOR N-POWER BATCH C STREAM 1

REPS MINORITY CAUCUS CONDEMNS SUSPENSION OF TWITTER

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned, in its entirety, the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by the Federal Government describing it as a clear violation of freedom of speech and other democratic rights and tenets as provided by the 1999 constitution. The lawmakers, in a statement by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, on Saturday, described … Continue reading REPS MINORITY CAUCUS CONDEMNS SUSPENSION OF TWITTER

Constitutional Amendment: OKOWA ADVOCATES DEVOLUTION OF POWERS TO STATES, COUNCILS

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday advocated for devolution of powers to states and local governments to stop overburdening the Federal Government with many responsibilities. Okowa made the call when he received on a courtesy visit, House of Representatives Sub-Committee on review of the 1999 Constitution led by Deputy Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Wase, at Government House, Asaba. According to … Continue reading Constitutional Amendment: OKOWA ADVOCATES DEVOLUTION OF POWERS TO STATES, COUNCILS