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2023 Presidency: Why Igbos are angry with Amaechi, others

2023 Presidency: Why Igbos are angry with Amaechi, others Outgoing Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, mired himself in controversy last week when he ruled Ndigbo out of the contest for 2023 presidency. Amaechi, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign Director general in the last election, had stated that Ndigbo cannot come to the table to demand the presidency slot because...... more

9th Assembly leadership: Loss of Zamfara forces APC back to drawing board

9th Assembly leadership: Loss of Zamfara forces APC back to drawing board The National Vice Chairman South-South of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Hilliard Eta captured the feeling of his colleagues, when he described the loss of Zamfara State to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a sad development. Indeed, members of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC)...... more

Supreme Court Ruling: Yari calls for calm as PDP takes over Zamfara

Supreme Court Ruling: Yari calls for calm as PDP takes over Zamfara Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has called on members of his party, the All Progressives Congress, in the state to remain “calm, peaceful and law-abiding”. The Governor, who was reacting to the judgement of the Supreme Court nullifying the victory of APC candidates in Zamfara, on Saturday, said he has...... more

Okorocha frustrating my inauguration as Imo Governor, Ihedioha cries out

Okorocha frustrating my inauguration as Imo Governor, Ihedioha cries out Imo State Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has lamented that the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, is frustrating the planning of his inauguration. Ihedioha, who spoke through the Chairman of the Transition and Inauguration Committee, Barrister Chris Okewulonu, said that despite assurances of adequate funding of the exercise in line with the provision of...... more

Behold! The 36 PDP members INEC declared winners in Zamfara elections

Behold! The 36 PDP members INEC declared winners in Zamfara elections Following yesterday’s Supreme Court judgement that voided all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections in Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Mutawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 189,452 votes in the March 9 governorship election in the state looks good to be declared governor-elect...... more

Yoruba youths set agenda for South-West governors

Yoruba youths set agenda for South-West governors The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW), on Saturday, urged Nigerian South-West governors to prioritise security of the region, and key into late Obafemi Awolowo’s ideologies to return the region to its glory days. The Founder and President of the group, Oladotun Hassan, said this in a statement in Lagos. He...... more

Sen. Olujimi mocks Fayose, Eleka over Supreme Court’s verdict

Sen. Olujimi mocks Fayose, Eleka over Supreme Court’s verdict The Nigerian Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, has lashed out at immediate governor of the Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and the PDP candidate in the last gubernatorial election, Prof. Olusola Eleka, after the Supreme Court judgment. The Apex Court had upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi in a unanimous judgment...... more

South Africa: Investors’ wish-list for President Ramaphosa’s new cabinet

South Africa: Investors’ wish-list for President Ramaphosa’s new cabinet South African equity investors got the election result they wanted, more or less. Now they’re hoping President Cyril Ramaphosa will follow up by choosing a team of competent ministers that’s lean and free of the taint of scandal. Ramaphosa is expected to announce his cabinet within the next few days and...... more

Court restrains INEC from issuing Certificate Of Return to Okorocha

Court restrains INEC from issuing Certificate Of Return to Okorocha An Owerri High Court has issued an Order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from reversing its decision not to issue a certificate of return in respect of Imo West senatorial election. The Suit with NO HOW/596/2019 was filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West Hon...... more

Govs, FG set for collision over LG allocation • Governors insist on status quo

Govs, FG set for collision over LG allocation • Governors insist on status quo The stage appears set for an inevitable collision between state governors and the Federal Government over the monthly allocation from the Federation Account to the country’s third tier of government. Many state governments have practically taken over the management of local government funds by superintending over the disbursement of same. While...... more

Atiku wouldn’t dare threaten nor bully Lai Mohammed – Lauretta Onochie

Atiku wouldn’t dare threaten nor bully Lai Mohammed – Lauretta Onochie Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media has said that the Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed is not a woman, hence the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ‘wouldn’t dare threaten nor bully him!’ Onochie on her Twitter handle on Friday said: ‘HM Lai Mohammed...... more

I accept S’Court judgment but Fayemi, APC stole my mandate, Olusola-Eleka insists

I accept S’Court judgment but Fayemi, APC stole my mandate, Olusola-Eleka insists Professor Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, former Deputy Governor of Ekiti and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last governorship election, has congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi on his election victory at the Supreme Court but insists that though he was robbed of his mandate to lead Ekiti State, he will accept the...... more

Ramaphosa Sworn In As President Of South Africa

Ramaphosa Sworn In As President Of South Africa South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to bring about "hope and renewal" as he was inaugurated at a stadium in the capital Pretoria. The African National Congress (ANC) leader vowed to tackle corruption and rejuvenate the struggling economy. He was elected earlier this month with a majority of 57.5%, the smallest...... more

WASTED VOTES: Full list of APC candidates sacked by Supreme Court

WASTED VOTES: Full list of APC candidates sacked by Supreme Court The Supreme Court has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara State. The five-member panel of justices, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules. In...... more

APC NWC summons emergency meeting over Zamfara

APC NWC summons emergency meeting over Zamfara The National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in a sober mood on Friday as news filtered in about the Supreme Court judgment sacking all its elected representatives and handing over the seats to the Peoples Democratic Party. An emergency meeting of the National Working Committee presided over by...... more

Attah to Buhari: Implement true federalism now or Nigeria disintegrates

Attah to Buhari: Implement true federalism now or Nigeria disintegrates The inaugural Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has expressed serious doubt over Nigeria’s remaining as one entity if true federalism is not urgently implemented. Obong Attah told our correspondent in his country home in Uyo that nearly all the problems...... more

Zamfara: INEC to announce final decision on Monday

Zamfara: INEC to announce final decision on Monday The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will take and announced its final decision on the Zamfara State nullified All Progressives Congress (APC) votes on Monday. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who said this in a statement on Friday, said the...... more

What to expect at Buhari’s 2nd term inauguration – SGF

What to expect at Buhari’s 2nd term inauguration – SGF The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has assured that the May 29 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will be memorable. Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, gave the assurance on Friday when he led some...... more

Gov. Bagudu emerges APC Governors’ Forum Chairman

Gov. Bagudu emerges APC Governors’ Forum Chairman The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), comprising all state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have elected the governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, as its new chairman. The forum rose from its several hours meeting, held on Thursday night, in Imo State Government lodge, Abuja and...... more

NGF Chairmanship: Tinubu congratulates Fayemi, seeks promotion of fiscal federalism

NGF Chairmanship: Tinubu congratulates Fayemi, seeks promotion of fiscal federalism All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi on his election as the new Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Asiwaju Tinubu expressed confidence in the Ekiti State governor to deliver on the assignment, given his credentials, competence, integrity and fine leadership ability. In...... more

626 killed in 2019 elections – Report

626 killed in 2019 elections – Report No less than 626 persons were reportedly killed in the event leading to and during the conduct of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. 2019 election Out of the number, the South-south geopolitical zone recorded the highest incidents of violence (59), while the North-West had the highest number of fatalities (172),...... more

Supreme Court upholds Gov Fayemi’s election, says Olusola, PDP have no case

Supreme Court upholds Gov Fayemi’s election, says Olusola, PDP have no case The Supreme Court, on Friday, upheld the election victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State The apex court, in a unanimous judgment by a five man panel of Justices, dismissed an appeal the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate in the state, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, filed to challenge...... more

Okowa will perform better in his second term ― PDP chieftain

Okowa will perform better in his second term ― PDP chieftain People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain and a former governorship aspirant in 2007, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has assured the people of Delta State to expect the best from the governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa in his second term. Onuesoke, who gave the assurance at Asaba Airport while responding to questions from newsmen on...... more

Fayemi unfolds agenda as Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman

Fayemi unfolds agenda as Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has stated that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) under his watch will address all issues that come its way “as amicably as possible in the overall interest” of the country.  Fayemi who spoke moments after he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Nigerian...... more

Presidential Election: Tribunal dismisses suit seeking to stop Buhari’s inauguration

Presidential Election: Tribunal dismisses suit seeking to stop Buhari’s inauguration The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the suit filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Mr Ambrose Aworu, seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.  In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Joseph Ikyechi, the tribunal dismissed the application for lacking merit. Respondents in the suit...... more

Justice Bulkachuwa’s resignation from Presidential Poll Tribunal incomplete —Intersociety

Justice Bulkachuwa’s resignation from Presidential Poll Tribunal incomplete —Intersociety The resignation, yesterday, May 22, of the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Zainab Adamu-Bulkachuwa, as the Chair and Member of the 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal “is shadow chasing, clever by half and fire brigade approach unless it was done strictly in completeness or in totality of letter and spirit.”...... more

Osun PDP symphatises with Okada riders, assures on Adelekè’s mandate will be retrieved

Osun PDP symphatises with Okada riders, assures on Adelekè’s mandate will be retrieved The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State Chapter, has sympathised with the Osun State Chapter of Okada Riders Association and other Traders groups who went on peaceful demonstration in Osogbo on Tuesday over what they called “outrageous levies in the state.” The State Chairman of PDP in Osun State, Hon. Olasoji...... more

Group seeks youth participation in politics

Group seeks youth participation in politics A group under the aegis of International Republic Institute (IRI), Wednesday, blamed the inability of Nigerian youths to successfully seek elective positions in the 2019 general elections on the role of godfatherism, lack of funding, delegate system of political parties, none membership of political party, wrong perception of youth, unemployment and...... more

Senate passes Federal Audit Service Bill, tasks Presidency with quick assent

Senate passes Federal Audit Service Bill, tasks Presidency with quick assent The Nigeria Senate has passed the Federal Audit Service Bill, 2019 (SB. 742) after it was read for the third time. The Upper House of the National Assembly (NASS) then, called on President Muhammad Buhari to grant his assent to the Act as soon as possible. Speaking on the development, the...... more

Akpabio’s Defection: Stop infantile attack on judiciary, lawyer warns PDP Publicity Secretary

Akpabio’s Defection: Stop infantile attack on judiciary, lawyer warns PDP Publicity Secretary An Abuja-based human rights lawyer, Leo Ekpenyong, has admonished the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State to stop dragging the judiciary into its political propaganda following the recent ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on the defection of Senator Godswill Akpabio from the party....... more

 

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