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Crisis rocks APC; 17 governors plot Oyegun’s removal as National Chairman

Crisis rocks APC; 17 governors plot Oyegun’s removal as National Chairman Crisis has broken out in the All Progressives Congress (APC) with 17 governors plotting to dump National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun. The governors are said to be angry that Oyegun has been running the party with only seven of their colleagues. They may table their grievances at the party’s National Executive Committee...... more

Osibanjo, Saraki, APC governors storm Awka for Tony Nwoye’s guber campaign flag-off

Osibanjo, Saraki, APC governors storm Awka for Tony Nwoye’s guber campaign flag-off Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and all the Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are expected in Awka today (Friday) to grace the flag-off of the party’s governorship campaign for the November 18 election. Addressing journalists in Awka on the preparations for the flag-off, the...... more

PDP dismisses alleged suspension of Anambra Caretaker Committee

PDP dismisses alleged suspension of Anambra Caretaker Committee The People Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State has laughed off the purported suspension of its Caretaker Committee “by an unknown and self serving group of persons” who it said have no bearing on the fortunes of the party in the state. The Caretaker Committee of PDP in Anambra had, in...... more

Onitsha traders reject Obiano, opt for Obaze as Anambra’s next Governor

Onitsha traders reject Obiano, opt for Obaze as Anambra’s next Governor The standard flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Oseloka Obaze, was on Wednesday, greeted by a mammoth crowd at the Onitsha main market when his campaign train made a stop at the market to woo voters for the November 18 governorship election. The campaign, which kicked off at...... more

500 dump APC for PDP in Rivers

500 dump APC for PDP in Rivers Over 500 All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Wards 13 and 14 of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was just as the leadership of Emohua Local Government Area PDP formally endorsed Governor Nyesom Wike for a second term. They said...... more

CD National Secretary dismisses expulsion, says null and void

CD National Secretary dismisses expulsion, says null and void The National Secretary of the Campaign for Democracy (CD), Comrade Prince Goodluck Obi, has dismissed his expulsion by the National Executive Council (NEC) of Campaign for Democracy (CD). In a press release made available to the media on Monday in Lagos, Prince Obi said that “to expose the illegality and unconstitutionality...... more

Pre-election observation and impact on credible polls, By Moshood Isah

Pre-election observation and impact on credible polls, By Moshood Isah While there has been appreciable improvement in Nigeria’s electoral process in recent years, every election no matter how small usually serve as a litmus test towards what can be described as ‘almighty’ 2019 general elections. As the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties and other election stakeholders continue to prepare for...... more

Nollywood star Yul Edochie promises better life for Anambra people if elected Governor

Nollywood star Yul Edochie promises better life for Anambra people if elected Governor The governorship candidate of the Democratic People’s Congress (DCP), Yul Edochie, on Tuesday at Umunnachi, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State promised to put smile on the faces of the people of the state if he wins the November 18, governorship election. Edochie, who is a notable Nollywood actor, made...... more

Anambra governorship poll: Intersociety tasks INEC

Anambra governorship poll: Intersociety tasks INEC The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) has formally written to the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Anambra, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, urging him and his Commission to “go beyond assurances of free and credible Governorship Poll in Anambra and ensure that its actions speak louder than its...... more

3,000 members dump APC for PDP

3,000 members dump APC for PDP  No fewer than 3,000 supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba yesterday dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), citing disagreements rocking the state chapter of the party. Speaking during a ceremony to welcome at the PDP state secretariat in Jalingo, a former Speaker of the Taraba...... more

Deji Adeleke distances self from Osun APC governorship race

Deji Adeleke distances self from Osun APC governorship race Business mogul and philanthropil;">Business mogul and philanthropist, Dr Deji Adeleke, has debunked the rumour that he would contest in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State. A press statement issued on Monday on behalf of Dr Deji Adeleke and signed by Mr Dele Adeleke described the insinuation that Dr Deji Adeleke...... more

PDP will return to power in 2019: Makarfi

PDP will return to power in 2019: Makarfi The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is confident of reclaiming power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) when Nigerians go to polls in 2019. Chairman of PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said this on Sunday during his appearance on Channels Television’s weekend political programme. “We are more than ready (for...... more

Modu Sheriff eyes APC presidential ticket

Modu Sheriff eyes APC presidential ticket The former factional National Chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, has concluded plans to formally decamp back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before the party hold its mini National Convention. It was also gathered that bearing last minute change, the former Borno State Governor...... more

Anambra 2017: Ekwerenmadu drums up support for Obaze

Anambra 2017: Ekwerenmadu drums up support for Obaze Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremmadu, on Saturday gave assurance of the support of Enugu indigenes resident in Anambra State for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, in the forthcoming November 18 governorship election in the state. Ekweremmadu gave the assurance at the 4th Edition of Ikeoha...... more

31-year-old politician tipped to become Austria’s next leader

31-year-old politician tipped to become Austria’s next leader Austria is going to the polls on Sunday in parliamentary elections. The vote could see a young conservative star beat the far right at its own game with a hard line on refugees and pledging to prevent a repeat of Europe’s migration crisis. The ballot is, however, widely expected to result...... more

Guber aspirant Olawale Rasheed hails Osun PDP Caretaker Committee, commends loyalty of party members

Guber aspirant Olawale Rasheed hails Osun PDP Caretaker Committee, commends loyalty of party members A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Mr. Olawale Rasheed, has commended the state caretaker committee of the party, describing its leadership and members as committed party leaders. In a statement issued over the forthcoming congresses of the party, Rasheed, a media entrepreneur, said the Sarafa...... more

‘Rogue Elephant’: APC Leadership, Not Sagay, By Godwin Onyeacholem

‘Rogue Elephant’: APC Leadership, Not Sagay, By Godwin Onyeacholem I met Prof Itse Sagay for the first and only time thus far, one evening in the early 1990s. It was in his office, at the law firm he set up somewhere around Alaka area of Surulere, Lagos, after he was forced out of the University of Benin – where he...... more

Kwara 2019: Beyond Redemption Song, By Abdulrazaq Magaji

Kwara 2019: Beyond Redemption Song, By Abdulrazaq Magaji The search has begun! The search is one that seeks to liberate people from mental slavery. It is as well the search for unstained and credible candidates into elective posts at state and federal levels in 2019. The governorship race in Kwara State which has, in recent years, generated uncommon interest,...... more

George Weah maintains lead in Liberia’s presidential race

George Weah maintains lead in Liberia’s presidential race George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) retained his lead as the second batch of provisional results of Tuesday’s presidential elections in Liberia were released on Friday. According to figures read out by Mr Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Weah remained ahead with 39 per...... more

Anambra guber: Buhari to grace Tony Nwoye’s rally

  Anambra guber: Buhari to grace Tony Nwoye’s rally  The President, Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign in Anambra State for the November 18 election. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council and Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar when he presented the APC candidate, Tony...... more

Cautious optimism as INEC prepares for Anambra governorship election, By Moshood Isah

Cautious optimism as INEC prepares for Anambra governorship election, By Moshood Isah It is at least cheering news that prospective voters are willing to come out and be registered to vote in the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State, as citizen observation reports that the just-concluded continuous voters’ registration (CVR) witnessed an encouraging turnout. The decentralised CVR to Ward registration centres in Anambra...... more

Imo 2019: Why Araraume is not the solution, By Collins Ughalaa

Imo 2019: Why Araraume is not the solution, By Collins Ughalaa “When Pi­late saw that he was getting no­where, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. ‘I am in­no­cent of this man’s blood,’” —Matthew 27:24. History and the Holy Bible show that Pontius Pilate did not kill Jesus Christ himself. The Roman soldiers...... more

Delta LG Polls: PDP pegs nomination forms for chairmanship aspirants at N1m

Delta LG Polls: PDP pegs nomination forms for chairmanship aspirants at N1m The People Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State has pegged nomination form for Local Government Chairmanship aspirants at N1million. Aspirants for Councillorship seats are to obtain nomination forms at a cost of N200, 000. However, as a means of encouraging women participation, female aspirants will obtain the forms at no costs....... more

Anambra Guber: Ekwueme solidly behind Obaze, PDP

Anambra Guber: Ekwueme solidly behind Obaze, PDP Contrary to the claims of the camp of incumbent Governor Willie Obiano, former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is solidly in support of the candidature of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer in the November 18 poll in the state, Mr Oseloka Obaze. Ekwueme made the declaration yesterday at his...... more

Anambra Guber: Old Aguata youths reject Obiano •Berate Soludo, Ezeife, Ude

Anambra Guber: Old Aguata youths reject Obiano •Berate Soludo, Ezeife, Ude The youths of old Aguata Union (OAU) in Anambra State have vowed to resist any move by political elders in Aguata Local Government Area to sell the zone to the highest bidder in the November 18 governorship election in the state. Speaking on behalf of the youths in Awka, a youth...... more

The Aminu Masari and Dahiru Mangal political coup against President Buhari

The Aminu Masari and Dahiru Mangal political coup against President Buhari The very fragile relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Aminu Masari, the Governor of his home state, Katsina, is about to be further fractured. The relationship between both men has been held together more by political expediency, than any shared world vision and values. Both men are strange bed fellows, and...... more

No election in Warri North LGA unless chairmanship position conceded to Egbema Ijaws — Youths •Urge Okowa, FG to intervene

No election in Warri North LGA unless chairmanship position conceded to Egbema Ijaws — Youths •Urge Okowa, FG to intervene The Egbema Youth Progressive Foundation (EYPF) has vowed that there will be no election in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State by January 2018, if an Egbema Ijaw candidate does not emerge for the Local Government chairmanship position. In a statement issued over the weekend in Warri signed by...... more

APC UK brainstorms on restructuring of Nigeria

APC UK brainstorms on restructuring of Nigeria The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the United Kingdom has held a successful session on the restructuring of Nigeria as a nation in line with the position of the party in Nigeria. The session which was attended by many Nigerians resident in the United Kingdom deliberated on issues ranging from federalism...... more

2019: Osinbajo rules out presidential race

2019: Osinbajo rules out presidential race  Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday he had not given any thought on contesting the country’s next presidential election in 2019 and had no timeline for when he may make such a decision. Asked if he considered running for the presidency in the election scheduled for February 2019, Osinbajo...... more

Chidoka promises immediate jobs for graduates if elected Anambra Governor

Chidoka promises immediate jobs for graduates if elected Anambra Governor Candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) for the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has revealed his plans to create direct graduate jobs across the state the very moment he is sworn in as governor. Chidoka spoke on Saturday at the Obiora (New Yam Festival) ceremony in...... more

 

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