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Ekwueme’s daughter emerges Anambra PDP governorship running mate

Ekwueme’s daughter emerges Anambra PDP governorship running mate The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Oseloka Obaze, has presented Lady Chidi Onyemelukwe, the first daughter of former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, as his running mate for the November 18, 2017 election in Anambra State. Unveiling Onyemelukwe on Wednesday at the PDP Secretariat at Udoka, Awka, Anambra...... more

13 political parties plan merger

13 political parties plan merger A total of 13 registered political parties in the country have agreed to collapse into one mega party to be known as Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the interim national chairman of the proposed party, Dr. Onwunbuya Breakforth, has said. Briefing newsmen yesterday, in Abuja, Breakforth said the merger was coming...... more

Enugu LG Election: Groups reject PDP candidate for Nsukka, urge opposition to produce credible alternative

Enugu LG Election: Groups reject PDP candidate for Nsukka, urge opposition to produce credible alternative An amalgamation of civil society and socio-political groups in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, under the aegis of Nsukka Democratic Movement (NDM), has rejected the candidature of Mr. Patrick Omeje as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship flag bearer, urging the party to replace him. The coalition, comprising Independent...... more

Voters group calls for postponement of Anambra governorship election

Voters group calls for postponement of Anambra governorship election The Voters Rights International (Voters Rights) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the November 8 governorship election in Anambra State on account of insecurity arising from military action against the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-East.  The rights group quoted the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC)...... more

INEC releases new timetable for Dino Melaye’s recall

INEC releases new timetable for Dino Melaye’s recall The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct verification for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, on Oct. 14. Melaye is representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu,...... more

2019: Kaduna APC endorses Buhari, El-Rufai

2019: Kaduna APC endorses Buhari, El-Rufai  The party said the endorsement was without prejudice to the right of other party members to seek the offices in 2019. Rising from a stakeholders’ meeting with party officials from the 255 electoral wards on Saturday, the party resolved that there is only one APC leadership in Kaduna State under the...... more

Ananbra State Government sponsoring lies against me — Obaze

Ananbra State Government sponsoring lies against me — Obaze The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)for the November 18, 2017 election in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, on Saturday described as false the avalanche of state-sponsored television, radio documentaries/programmes, newspaper articles and social media posts alleging that he went to a shrine to take oath. Obaze, who spoke...... more

Modu Sheriff’s supporters in Delta State defect from PDP to APC

Modu Sheriff’s supporters in Delta State defect from PDP to APC Over 14,000 supporters of the former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, have defected from the PDP to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC). The defecting members who were led by the former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, were received during...... more

APC, PDP members in bloody clash; 4 lives lost

APC, PDP members in bloody clash; 4 lives lost A prolonged inter-party squabble between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP) in Ogobia, Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State has claimed four lives, including a former Chairman of the PDP in the state, Major Lawrence Ugbo (rtd). The former chairman and three others were last...... more

ECOWAS endorses Nigeria’s #NotTooYoungToRun campaign

ECOWAS endorses Nigeria’s #NotTooYoungToRun campaign The #NotTooYoungToRun Campaign has received a boost as The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has given its approval for the Campaign. The endorsement was made by the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at ECOWAS, Mrs. Halima Ahmed during the African Union Regional Youth Consultation for West and...... more

Youth as agents of peace, By Lawal Rafiu Adeniran

Youth as agents of peace, By Lawal Rafiu Adeniran Since adoption of the Security Council Resolution 2250 - a global policy framework which identified and recognised the several works implemented by youths across the globe in achieving sustainable peace and development - the UN has, once again, backed and emphasised the important role of young people in preventing violence and...... more

Anambra guber: Obaze restates commitment to civil, issue-based campaigns

Anambra guber: Obaze restates commitment to civil, issue-based campaigns   The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to a civil and issues-based campaign throughout the electioneering period. Obaze, who made the statement during a breakfast meeting with the US Consul General, Hon. F. John Bray and...... more

PDP Guber Primary: Court dismisses Emeakayi faction’s attempt to stop Nwosu-led executive

PDP Guber Primary: Court dismisses Emeakayi faction’s attempt to stop Nwosu-led executive The Anambra State High Court has dismissed the case brought before it by the Ken Emeakayi led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop the Professor ABC Nwosu-led State Caretaker Committee from presenting the governorship candidate of the party to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The suit filed...... more

Osun PDP crisis far from being resolved: APC

Osun PDP crisis far from being resolved: APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State has declared that the crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is multifaceted, and entirely driven by the reckless ambition of one man against the run of affairs to become governor at all costs. In a statement issued on Thursday, Osun APC Director...... more

Anambra guber: I’ll campaign aggressively for our candidate Oseloka Obaze — Peter Obi

Anambra guber: I’ll campaign aggressively for our candidate Oseloka Obaze — Peter Obi Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has assured stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he is a full-fledged party member, affirming that he will be on ground to campaign fully for the party’s candidate, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, in order to restore the gains his administration made in...... more

APC declares Obiano a disappointment, lists his failures

APC declares Obiano a disappointment, lists his failures The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State on Wednesday took a dig at the performance of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) government, expressing disappointment. The APC echoed a perception that many people, including Mr. Peter Obi, share the view, which reverberates across the country. “Chief Peter Obi is disappointed in Mr....... more

25 groups endorse ex-Taraba Information Commissioner as PDP’s new National Publicity Secretary

25 groups endorse ex-Taraba Information Commissioner as PDP’s new National Publicity Secretary  Over 25 groups in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of Coalition of PDP Progressive Forces on Wednesday endorsed a former Commissioner for Information in Taraba State, Emmanuel Bello, as the National Publicity Secretary of the party. The pro-democracy organisations said Bello (45), has remained consisted in his demands...... more

Anambra guber polls: No shaking, says Police Commissioner

Anambra guber polls: No shaking, says Police Commissioner  The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr. Garba Umar, on Tuesday urged the people of the state not to entertain fear during the forthcoming polls, saying that all necessary arrangements had been put in place to ensure that the polls go on as scheduled. Umar, who made the statement during...... more

Police to deploy 21,084 personnel for Anambra governorship election

Police to deploy 21,084 personnel for Anambra governorship election The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, said the force would deploy 21,084 policemen to Anambra for the Nov. 28 governorship election. Idris made the disclosure at the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue session in Abuja. He said that 17,320 policemen would be deployed to the 4,330...... more

Bayelsa to conduct local council election in 2018

Bayelsa to conduct local council election in 2018  Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that it is no fault of his administration that local council elections have not be conducted as the current economic situation has made it practically impossible to do so. Dickson stated this on Monday during a live media chat with some select...... more

Anambra Elections: Group urges observers to respect rules

Anambra Elections: Group urges observers to respect rules  Ahead of the November 18, 2017 gubernatorial elections in Anambra State, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has urged election observers to respect all electoral rules and regulations in the course of observing the elections. YIAGA also said that elections observers should give 100 per cent commitment to...... more

Maikaya not too young to govern Nasarawa State, By Kenny Adewole

Maikaya not too young to govern Nasarawa State, By Kenny Adewole Saturday, September 2, 2017 will remain a memorable day in my life. This is because although I have been communicating on phone and WhatsApp with Alhaji Muhammed Musa Maikaya (Ciroman Toto), on that eventful day, we finally met in his home town, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. As one...... more

Forum to organise debate for Anambra governorship candidates

Forum to organise debate for Anambra governorship candidates  As the people of Anambra State get ready for the November 18 governorship election in the state, an Igbo socio-political organisation, Imeobi Igbo Forum, yesterday said that it would in two weeks time organise a debate for all the gubernatorial candidates in the state irrespective of party affiliation. Addressing journalists in...... more

2019: Atiku, Aisha divide APC

2019: Atiku, Aisha divide APC There appears to be a crack in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over a member’s comments on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Women Affairs Minister Hajia Aisha Alhasan. It was learnt yesterday that the National Vice Chairman (North West), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, has come...... more

Anambra 2017: PDP group warms up for mass rally to market Obaze in 21 LGAs

Anambra 2017: PDP group warms up for mass rally to market Obaze in 21 LGAs Members of the Fresh Congress Grouprty (PDP) Wednesday said the party will embark on a rally in the 21 local government areas in the state to sell the party’s candidate, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, to the electorate. Addressing journalists in Awka, the state chairman of the group, Pastor Emma Obiorah said the...... more

2019: No alternative to Buhari, says APC chieftain

2019: No alternative to Buhari, says APC chieftain A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Preye Aganaba, has said that the party has no choice than to represent President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians for re-election in 2019. Aganaba, who was a senatorial candidate on the platform of the party in the 2015 election in Bayelsa, stated this while...... more

Our choice of Wike is divine: Rivers PDP Chairman

Our choice of Wike is divine: Rivers PDP Chairman The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah, has declared that the party’s choice of Governor Nyesom Wike was divine. Obuah spoke in Port Harcourt while commending the youths of the state for embarking on a 4-kilometre walk in appreciation of Governor Wike’s performance tagged ‘Walk...... more

I’ll resign if Buhari seeks re-election – Women Affairs Minister

I’ll resign if Buhari seeks re-election – Women Affairs Minister Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has vowed to oppose President Muhammadu Buhari if he shows interest in the 2019 presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The minister said she would resign and pitch her tent in the camp of Atiku Abubakar, if the President showed interest to...... more

Fayose endorses deputy as successor

Fayose endorses deputy as successor Less than 48 hours after saying he was waiting on God for the choice of his successor, Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose may have settled for his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as his successor. Stakeholders in the state’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including party leaders, political office holders and supporters of...... more

Court orders substituted service on Kanu, IPOB in suit seeking to stop them from disrupting Anambra guber election

Court orders substituted service on Kanu, IPOB in suit seeking to stop them from disrupting Anambra guber election The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday granted the request seeking to serve court processes on Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) through substituted service. The court, however, ordered that other respondents in the matter, namely: the Inspector-General of Police, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence...... more

 

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