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Ministerial list: The 13 ex-ministers who lost out

Ministerial list: The 13 ex-ministers who lost out President Muhammadu Buhari has released the ministerial list with some cabinet members from his first tenure missing. Among those missing are; Solomon Dalung, Mansur Dan Ali, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, and Isaac Adewole. Others include Audu Ogbeh, Okechukwu Enelamah, Abdulrahman Dambazau, Udoma Udo Udoma, Usani Uguru Usani, Suleiman Kazaure, Adebayo Shittu and...... more

Ministerial list, a mockery of Buhari’s anti-corruption war – Yakasai

Ministerial list, a mockery of Buhari’s anti-corruption war – Yakasai Second Republic Presidential Adviser, Tanko Yakasai, has faulted the list of cabinet ministers released Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an affront on the anti-Corruption war of the administration. In his response to the list yesterday, Yakassai also added that the fact that many of the nominees were part...... more

Ayade ‘has committed impeachable offence’

Ayade ‘has committed impeachable offence’ The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2019 governorship election in Cross River State, Eyo Ekpo, has stated that Governor Ben Ayade has committed an impeachable offence, calling on the state House of Assembly to rise to the occasion. He listed the governor’s offences to include non-implementation...... more

PDP hails Supreme Court’s refusal to reverse self on Zamfara elections

PDP hails Supreme Court’s refusal to reverse self on Zamfara elections The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday hailed “the Supreme Court’s refusal to succumb to the pressure by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review and reverse its lawful and well-founded judgment, voiding the participation of the APC and its candidates in Zamfara State in the last general elections.” The party...... more

Reps not in position to order Edo Assembly shutdown – Edwin Clarke

Reps not in position to order Edo Assembly shutdown – Edwin Clarke Edwin Clarke on Monday called on the House of Representative not to interfere in Edo State House of Assembly affairs noting that it is not their responsibility to order for its shut down. The elder statesman while addressing journalists in Abuja stressed that it is not the duty of the lawmakers....... more

Supreme Court rejects APC's request to review Zamfara judgment

Supreme Court rejects APC's request to review Zamfara judgment The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request by All Progressives Congress (APC) for it to review its last judgment in which it voided the participation of its candidates in the last elections in Zamfara State. A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, in a ruling early...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Leave Dickson, Jonathan out of campaign for PDP ticket, aspirants told

Bayelsa Guber: Leave Dickson, Jonathan out of campaign for PDP ticket, aspirants told The Bayelsa State Government has called on desperate politicians questing for the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to leave Governor Dickson and former President Goodluck Jonathan out of the political campaigns in the state. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, advised all...... more

APC backs NASS on Edo, Bauchi Assemblies’ crisis, blames governors

APC backs NASS on Edo, Bauchi Assemblies’ crisis, blames governors   The All Progressives Congress (APC) is in support of the decision taken by the National Assembly to resolve the crisis in Edo and Bauchi State Houses of Assembly. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated this while addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja. According to him,...... more

Oyegun slams Oshiomhole: Stop disgracing APC, Edo

Oyegun slams Oshiomhole: Stop disgracing APC, Edo Elder statesman and the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has again chided his successor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over the alleged role he is playing leading to the crisis in Edo State. Apparently reacting to the recent outburst and indictment by Governor Godwin Obaseki...... more

Kogi election: APC stakeholders reject indirect primary

Kogi election: APC stakeholders reject indirect primary The crisis over the mode of primary to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election in Kogi State continued on Sunday as the stakeholders of the party insisted that only a direct primary could save the party from defeat. The stakeholders warned the National Working Committee...... more

APC NWC in disarray as party crisis worsens

APC NWC in disarray as party crisis worsens The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is said to be in disarray, as members are said to have split into different camps. The factionalisation of members stemmed from the fallouts of the last general elections and the leadership style of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole....... more

PDP tasks Bayelsa governorship aspirants

The Bayelsa State chapter the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on all aspirants of the party who have picked the party’s nomination form for the gubernatorial primaries to exhibit the high level of maturity in accordance with the tradition of the party. The Chairman of the Bayelsa State chapter of...... more

House Minority Leadership tussle: PDP should avoid cracks within its folds, By Ayo Fadimu

House Minority Leadership tussle:  PDP should avoid cracks within its folds, By Ayo Fadimu The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not new to power just as the party is not new to opposition. The party was in power for sixteen years at the centre just as it has been in opposition for four years now. Between 1999 and 2015, the party produced not less than...... more

Election results were collated in the coven, witness tells Tribunal

Election results were collated in the coven, witness tells Tribunal A prosecution witness for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Okpafo Victor, has told the National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin City that election results for Ikpoba-Okha/Egor Federal Constituency were collated in the coven. Victor was testifying in the petition filed by Hon Johnson Agbonyinma...... more

66,725 voters to participate in Plateau bye-election – INEC

66,725 voters to participate in Plateau bye-election – INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 66,725 voters will be participating in the by-election into the Pengana Constituency of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau House of Assembly. Mr. Osaretin Imahiyereobo, Head, Voter Education and Publicity of the Commission in the state, made this known to the News Agency of...... more

PDP closes case at Presidential Election Tribunal, calls 62 witnesses

PDP closes case at Presidential Election Tribunal, calls 62 witnesses The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have closed their case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. After a series of proceedings which lasted over two months at the Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the petitioners closed their case on Friday. They called a total of 62 witnesses...... more

Why Bayelsa with 8, Kano 44 LGs have equal senators – Buhari

Why Bayelsa with 8, Kano 44 LGs have equal senators – Buhari As the country continues to face security challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his commitment to a safe Nigeria. He gave the assurance while meeting members of Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group led by the National Coordinator, Usman Ibrahim, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari said the aim was...... more

Gbajabiamila has schemed my people out of his appointments, Ebonyi APC chieftain cries out

Gbajabiamila has schemed my people out of his appointments, Ebonyi APC chieftain cries out A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, has called on the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, to accommodate Ebonyi people in the appointments of his personal aides. Ogah, who was the APC candidate for Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency in the...... more

Victory for PDP as Enugu APC NASS candidate withdraws petition from election tribunal

Victory for PDP as Enugu APC NASS candidate withdraws petition from election tribunal The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate during the National Assembly election for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Mr. Nelson Maduka Arum, on Wednesday, sought a leave of the tribunal for the withdrawal of his petition. Arum had dragged the current occupier of the office, Hon. Offor Chukwuegbo of the Peoples Democratic Party...... more

APC expels National Vice-Chairman over anti-party activities

APC expels National Vice-Chairman over anti-party activities The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Thursday that it has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the party’s National Vice Chairman (North-West), Inuwa Abdulkadir, over anti-party activities. The...... more

INEC provides Atiku, PDP with requested documents

INEC provides Atiku, PDP with requested documents The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) cartons of documents as requested by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar. The documents contained in about 45 cartons, brought to the court’s sitting venue on Thursday,...... more

Why we are giving appointments in batches — Okowa •Swears-in 8 Special Advisers

Why we are giving appointments in batches — Okowa •Swears-in 8 Special Advisers Determined to have a formidable team to build a stronger Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has sworn-in eight Special Advisers, saying that the appointments are coming in batches to ensure that the right set of persons are fixed into the right positions. According to the governor, “I believe that the process...... more

Edo Speaker rejects Reps’ move to shut Assembly

Edo Speaker rejects Reps’ move to shut Assembly The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Frank Okiye, has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to shut down the Assembly. He stated this in a statement, on Wednesday, shortly after the House of Representatives took the decision in Abuja. The Federal lawmakers had asked the...... more

Presidential Election Tribunal orders INEC to produce documents requested by PDP, Atiku

Presidential Election Tribunal orders INEC to produce documents requested by PDP, Atiku Presidential Election Tribunal has ordered Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmoud Yakubu to produce documents requested by the petitioners. The Tribunal gave the order on Wednesday at the resumed hearing of the petition by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of...... more

Oshiomhole behind Edo House of Assembly crisis: Obaseki

Oshiomhole behind Edo House of Assembly crisis: Obaseki Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the failure of the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress to properly investigate issues in the Edo State House of Assembly caused the crisis to linger. Governor Obaseki spoke when the Senate Committee set up to look into Edo Assembly crisis...... more

Outrage over Gbajabiamila’s appointment of APGA member as aide

Outrage over Gbajabiamila’s appointment of APGA member as aide Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila’s choice of former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Anayo Nnebe as Special Assistant on political matters has divided the Southeast region. The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra State, the Conference of Southeast APC Publicity Secretaries and the Southeast...... more

Kano Election Tribunal summons Ganduje, Abba Yusuf; insists on physical appearance

Kano Election Tribunal summons Ganduje, Abba Yusuf; insists on physical appearance The governorship election petition tribunal in Kano State, yesterday, rejected the representation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, at the tribunal. Led by Justice Halima Mohammad, the tribunal raised objection at the resumption of the pre-trial, insisting...... more

Election Tribunal: INEC, APC, Buhari tender video to counter allegation on server

Election Tribunal: INEC, APC, Buhari tender video to counter allegation on server The Channels Television video of the INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmud, admitted by the presidential tribunal, on Tuesday, appeared to discredit allegation that results of the February 23 General Elections were transmitted to the Commission’s central server. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election...... more

Sen. Nwoboshi floors Ned Nwoko at Supreme Court

Sen. Nwoboshi floors Ned Nwoko at Supreme Court Senator Peter Nwoboshi on Tuesday reclaimed his Delta South Senatorial seat as the Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled in his favour against Regina Daniel’s husband, Mr Ned Nwoko. Nwoboshi and Nwoko had been in legal battle over the soul of the just concluded Delta South Senatorial election under the platform of...... more

CUPP to Buhari : Your leadership style pushing Nigeria to total anarchy, disintegration

CUPP to Buhari : Your leadership style pushing Nigeria to total anarchy, disintegration The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing the country through his style of leadership. This came as it asked the president to listen to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other eminent Nigerians who have been expressing concerns on the state of the nation with...... more

 

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