Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 15th August

Vanguard

Osun: APC seeks probe of PDP for allegedly cloning PVCs


The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has urged security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to probe the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for allegedly planning to scuttle next month’s governorship election in Osun state as well as reportedly cloning some Permanent Voter Cards PVCs.

The Nation

INEC to announce elections programme on Friday

Extends voter registration by two weeksParties to get go-ahead for electioneering on FridayThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the registration of 23 new parties ahead of the 2019 general election.The number of registered parties is now 91. Before the parties announced yesterday, there were 68 political parties.INEC has extended the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise by two weeks.

ThisDay

Presidency: Buhari Returns Weekend


The presidencyWednesdaysaid President Muhammadu Buhari would return to the country at the weekend from his current 10-day working vacation in London. Making this disclosure while appearing on The Morning Show

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Guardian

INEC extends voters registration, registers 23 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced the extension on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to August 31 from August 17 it had earlier announced. The commision also announced the registration of 23 new political parties, raising the number of registered parties in Nigeria to ninty-one. A statement signed by Mohammed Haruna, INEC

The Sun

Buhari not under foreign pressure to drop 2019 bid ‘ Presidency

The Presidency has described as ‘fiction’, reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure from foreign nations not to seek re-election. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, described the author of the report published by a national daily.

Daily Times

Only 73 senators, not 24 can remove Saraki as Senate President

Much ink has been spilled and much needless rocus generated by the argument that a mere 24 Senators can lawfully remove Saraki as Senate President.

Daily Trust

Why I refused to leave PDP in 2015 – Sen Makarfi

A former National Chairman of the PDP, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has said he refused to leave the party in 2015 to secure his senatorial seat at the National Assembly on the platform of the APC because of the party men and women who looked up to him as leader.

Leadership

Gov Bello And The Shark-infested Waters Of Kogi Politics


Lately, Nigerians had to endure the sour, foul and unpleasant experience of witnessing strings of poorly staged orchestra of political brinkmanship in recent times starting from an individual with penchant for the absurd to a handful of individuals in desperate showmanship performance, ostensibly meant to extend the creeping arc of politica

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Tribune

APC leaders strategise plot to impeach Saraki

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the National Assembly caucus of the party met in Abuja on Tuesday to further find ways to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Daily Independent

2018 Electoral Bill Alive, Awaiting President’s Assent ‘ Presidency

Abuja The presidency has spoken on the controversy surrounding the 2018 Electoral Bill passed by the National Assembly on July 24 and forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent on August 3. The presidency said the Electoral Bill was still alive and awaiting the assent of the president. The clarification became important against the backdrop

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