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Breaking: PDP senators reverse colleague’s defection to APC

Breaking: PDP senators reverse colleague’s defection to APC A senator, representing Ebonyi South in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, was on Wednesday denied his plan to dump hisparty, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr Ogbuoji had shown his intent while speaking on the floor of the senate and cited problems...... more

Presidency Replies Bakare, Says Buhari’s Administration Is ‘On Course’

Presidency Replies Bakare, Says Buhari’s Administration Is ‘On Course’ The Presidency has responded to the allegations of Pentecostal Pastor Tunde Bakare that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has failed to fulfill its promise to Nigerians. Contrary to the claims, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, believes the Federal Government is on course. “I believe that this...... more

2019: Fani-Kayode lashes 7 Northern governors for mobilisng for Buhari’s re-election •Dismisses them as parasites, vampires

2019: Fani-Kayode lashes 7 Northern governors for mobilisng for Buhari’s re-election •Dismisses them as parasites, vampires Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has lashed the 7 Northern governors pitching tent with President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection in 2019, saying they are a bunch of losers, parasites and vampires who have fed fat on the blood of innocent Nigerians. According to the series of his tweets,...... more

HURIWA fears bloodbath during proposed Kwankwaso political rally, urges cancellation

HURIWA fears bloodbath during proposed Kwankwaso political rally, urges cancellation A civil rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked for the cancellation of the political campaign rally in Kano scheduled for later this month, citing possible loss of lives in the event that the supporters of the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa...... more

2019: Ex-UNIABUJA student leader joins Osun election race

2019: Ex-UNIABUJA student leader joins Osun election race A public interest lawyer and former President, Students Union Government (SUG) at the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA); Pelumi Olajengbesi, on Monday joined the list of contenders for election into the House of Representatives in Osun State. Although he had yet to chose the political party through which he would actualise his...... more

Fayemi banned from holding public office in Ekiti State for 10 years

  Fayemi banned from holding public office in Ekiti State for 10 years The Ekiti State Government has banned Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, from holding political office in the state and other parts of the country for 10 years. This is according to a Government White Paper released in Ado Ekiti on Monday. The White Paper was read...... more

Dickson threatens to expose politicians behind militants

   Dickson threatens to expose politicians behind militants Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Monday threatened to name and shame politicians who were arming and supporting criminal elements in the society. He commended the gallantry of the security forces and their contribution to peace, security and development, but lamented that some political leaders were engrossed in comprising security in...... more

Anambra Central: Okonkwo storms Appeal Court, insists on being declared the rightful Senator

  Anambra Central: Okonkwo storms Appeal Court, insists on being declared the rightful Senator  Dr. Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Appeal Court with a request to set aside last Friday's ruling by Justice John Tsoho, which vacated his earlier judgment of December 13, 2017, ordering the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him a certificate of return as...... more

Rousing welcome for Bamigbetan as he assumes duty as Lagos Information Commissioner

Rousing welcome for Bamigbetan as he assumes duty as Lagos Information Commissioner The newly-appointed Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan was on Monday greeted with a rousing welcome in the Ministry following his appointment last week by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Speaking during the event, the outgoing Commissioner, Mr. Steve Ayorinde said the government was a continuous process that abhorred a vacuum,...... more

Ambode appoints Special Adviser on Information and Strategy

Ambode appoints Special Adviser on Information and Strategy The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has approved the appointment of Mr. Idowu Ajanaku as the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy with immediate effect. In a letter signed by the Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Sidikatu Adesoye, the appointment is in line with Governor Ambode’s vision to strengthen the...... more

Buhari summons emergency security meeting

Buhari summons emergency security meeting President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday night summoned an emergency meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly “over the security situation in Benue State and other parts of the country,” according to Channels TV. The meeting was ongoing at the Presidential Villa in Abuja as at 10pm last night, the report stated....... more

Buhari won’t save you in 2019, PDP tells APC governors

Buhari won’t save you in 2019, PDP tells APC governors The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari would not save the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors from crushing defeat at the 2019 general polls. The opposition party noted that APC governors had been rushing to Abuja to meet Buh‎ari in order to have soft landing because of their...... more

Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is accused by party leaders of meddling in last year’s presidential elections in which its candidate suffered a bruising defeat. Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, denies the...... more

Voter apathy mars Anambra Central senatorial rerun election

Voter apathy mars Anambra Central senatorial rerun election The Anambra Central senatorial election rerun held on Saturday has been marred by voter apathy as majority of accredited voters stay off polling units. As at midday when our reporter visited Obinagu ward 1, no voter was seen around the place while only four people had exercised their franchise. It was...... more

Transporters, corps members abandon INEC duties in Idemili North LG

Transporters, corps members abandon INEC duties in Idemili North LG Some transporters engaged to move materials for Anambra Central re-run election in Idemili North Local Government Area, abandoned the assignment because the part payment they were given were insufficient, Mr Ayeleso Olutope, INEC Electoral Officer, said. Olutope, INEC Electoral Officer in-charge of Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, told NAN...... more

Today’s Anambra Central Senatorial election ‘null and void’ •Okonkwo heads for Appeal Court

Today’s Anambra Central Senatorial election ‘null and void’ •Okonkwo heads for Appeal Court A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Anambra State, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has proceeded to the Appeal Court to challenge the setting aside of a consent judgment in his favour by a Federal High Court in Abuja. In a statement issued on Friday, Obiora declared that any election held in Anambra...... more

Executive-legislative synergy vital for good governance, democratic evolution — Gov Sani-Bello

Executive-legislative synergy vital for good governance, democratic evolution — Gov Sani-Bello Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has said that a cordial working relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government would guarantee effective democratic evolution and rapid infrastructural development in Nigeria. Sani-Bello stated this at the five-day retreat on “Enhancing Legislators Capacity for Effective Legislation in Niger State” for members...... more

2019: Why Buhari must re-contest — Governors

2019: Why Buhari must re-contest — Governors Seven governors, including Gov. Nasiru el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, and reiterated the need for him to re-contest in the 2019 presidential election. El-Rufa’i, who spoke to State House correspondents after the closed door meeting with the president, said though...... more

Imo State has collapsed — Ex-Governor Ohakim •Says rate at which Imolites are dying worrisome

Imo State has collapsed — Ex-Governor Ohakim •Says rate at which Imolites are dying worrisome Dr Ikedi Ohakim on Wednesday announced to the political leaders of Okigwe Zone during a well attended meeting in his country home, Burma Retreat, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, that he has returned to active partisan politics after about two years of going on political sabbatical. Dr Ohakim...... more

Guber race: Remain resolute and focussed, group advises residents of Osun West

  Guber race: Remain resolute and focussed, group advises residents of Osun West  A pressure group, the Osun West Peoples Assembly (OWEPA), has appealed to residents of  West Senatorial district of the state to be resolute and focused in their bid to produce the next Governor of Osun State just as the other two districts have done in the past. It also urged the...... more

Police to deploy 4,300 personnel for Anambra Senatorial Rerun •Vows to deal decisively with trouble makers

Police to deploy 4,300 personnel for Anambra Senatorial Rerun •Vows to deal decisively with trouble makers The Anambra State Commissioner of  Police, Mr Garba Umar, on Wednesday disclosed  that no fewer than 4,300 policemen would be deployed for Saturday, January 13, 2018 senatorial election in the state. Addressing journalists in his Amawbia office, Umar said that out of the number, three policemen each would be picked to...... more

INEC confirms 14 candidates for Anambra senatorial re-run

INEC confirms 14 candidates for Anambra senatorial re-run The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday that 14 candidates would participate in the January 13 re-run election in Anambra Central Senatorial District. The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Nkwachukwu Orji made the disclosure during a stakeholders’ meeting in Awka on Wednesday. The re-run followed the nullification of the...... more

Anambra Central Rerun: Obiano predicts landslide victory for APGA

  Anambra Central Rerun: Obiano predicts landslide victory for APGA The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) will sweep the polls during the January 13 Anambra Central senatorial re-run as it did during the just concluded governorship election. He said the victory will further prove to the people of South East...... more

INEC releases 2019 General Elections Timetable

INEC releases 2019 General Elections Timetable The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the 2019 general elections timetable and schedule of activities. The electoral umpire said Presidential and National Assembly primaries would begin on August 18, while campaigns would commence on November 18, 2018. Campaigns for the Governorship and state assembly are scheduled to kick off on...... more

PDP begins search for presidential candidate

PDP begins search for presidential candidate The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced profiling of its 2019 presidential aspirants in order to ‎have the best candidate emerged through its primaries. The party is making efforts to settle for a formidable, dogged and credible party chieftain who has the clout and acceptability to face the ruling All Progressives...... more

Arrest politicians sponsoring killers — Dickson

Arrest politicians sponsoring killers — Dickson Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Monday in Yenagoa urged security agencies to arrest political leaders who sponsor criminals. According to him, such political leaders should also be prosecuted like the criminals they sponsor to perpetuate crime against innocent citizens in the society. A statement by the Special Adviser to...... more

Ukah congratulates Delta’s new LG Chairmen

Ukah congratulates Delta’s new LG Chairmen Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has congratulated the 23 Chairmen of Local Government Councils who were sworn-in by the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, on Monday. Speaking after the ceremony, Mr. Ukah said their victory at the polls was a...... more

Angry Reps member dumps APC, says party ‘is a sinking ship’

     Angry Reps member dumps APC, says party ‘is a sinking ship’ The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Interior, Jagaba Adams Jagaba, Monday evening formally dumped All Progressives Congress (APC), declaring the an end of his “honey moon” with the ruling party. Mr. Jagaba, a member of the ruling APC presenting Kachia/Kagarko at the House of Representatives, who was reacting to his...... more

Okorocha blasts Imo economic group, says members do not deserve respect

Okorocha blasts Imo economic group, says members do not deserve respect Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday lambasted the Prof. Maurice Iwu-led Imo Economic Development Initiative for allegedly leaking the outcome of a private meeting they held at the Government House, Owerri on Friday, January 5, to the press. Iwu and his group had visited the governor to discuss issues affecting the...... more

Insecurity: Amaechi rebukes Wike, assures Rivers people of FG’s protection

 Insecurity: Amaechi rebukes Wike, assures Rivers people of FG’s protection Immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has rebuked his successor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, over the New Year Day massacre in Omoku and the insecurity in the state. While accusing the Wike administration of having failed to secure lives and property in Rivers, Amaechi, incumbent Minister of...... more

 

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