Electoral Act: All eyes now on Buhari for his assent – Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said members of the National Assembly have done their job by transmitting the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign it into law. The Senate President said this Monday while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with the president at the State House in Abuja. There was a Read More

Nigeria needs new constitution, not amendment – Olanipekun

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, Wednesday said that the ongoing constitutional amendment can not work, maintaining that Nigeria needs constitutional replacement. Olanipekun who delivered the 13th convocation lecture of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state, insisted that the present constitution can not solve the security, pandemic and other problems facing the country. Speaking Read More

Burna Boy and the gospel of weed legalisation

October 19, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

There are so many burning topics to discuss in columns and news commentaries this week. From the controversial revised Covid-19 protocol for civil servants by the Presidential Steering Committee, to the heated politics of rotational presidency, to Pandora papers revelations, to electoral laws amendment, to the executive scorecards which Buhari’s government published recently, etc. In fact, many editors will have Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Electoral Bill: Senate bows to Nigerians, deletes clause against electronic transmission of results

October 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

In a face saving move, the Senate Tuesday deleted its controversially amended clause 52 (3) of the 2021 Electoral Bill, which subjected transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to confirmation of adequacy and security of National Network coverage by the Nigerian Communications Communication (NCC). It also concurred with the House of Representatives through amendment of Read More

CUPP uncovers plot to derail 2023 election, scuttle ongoing electoral Act amendment

October 6, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plot to derail the 2023 general election. The Coalition also revealed plot to scuttle the ongoing electoral Act amendment at the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen Wednesday, the spokesman of CUPP and Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleged that there would be no electronic transmission of Read More

Petroleum Industry Act redefines Buhari’s govt

September 26, 2021 Babatunde Ayorinde 0

On August 16, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari shocked his many detractors when, in a historic move, he signed into law the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) – now the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA).Perhaps, in the emotive moment, many may forget that having suffered several setbacks for close to 20 years, the bill navigated the most tortuous journey in the history of Read More