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BREAKING: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff floors Reps Deputy Speaker, others to emerge Osun APC guber candidate

BREAKING: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff floors Reps Deputy Speaker, others to emerge Osun APC guber candidate   Adegboyega Oyetola has emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the Osun State governorship election in September. He was one of 17 aspirants who participated in the exercise which took place in the 332 wards across all the Local Government Areas of the state. Some...... more

2019: All set for Atiku's declaration for president

2019: All set for Atiku's declaration for president After several months of consultations with critical stakeholders in Nigeria and members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, will tomorrow Saturday, 21 July, make a formal declaration to contest the 2019 presidential election under the PDP. A press release from the media office of the former...... more

2019 election: 8 PDP governorship aspirants opt for consensus in Kaduna

2019 election: 8 PDP governorship aspirants opt for consensus in Kaduna No fewer than eight governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have agreed to come out with a consensus candidate for the 2019 election. One of the aspirants, Dr Ja’afaru Sa’ad, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna...... more

Violence, late arrival of election materials characterise Osun APC guber primaries

Violence, late arrival of election materials characterise Osun APC guber primaries As members of the ruling, All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun trooped out to 332 wards in the state to elect governorship candidate of the party on Friday, a pocket of violence and the late arrival of electoral materials characterised the exercise in some parts of Osogbo, under the precinct of...... more

Ekiti: Group slams HURIWA over call for sack of INEC Chairman

Ekiti: Group slams HURIWA over call for sack of INEC Chairman An election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has described the recent call for the sack of INEC chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) as "suspicious, mischievous and self-serving". The group accused HURIWA of acting a script for the Peoples Democratic Party...... more

Adegboruwa sues Joe Igbokwe •Seeks prosecution by AGF; asks him to vacate public office

Adegboruwa sues Joe Igbokwe •Seeks prosecution by AGF; asks him to vacate public office Legal luminary and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has filed an action before the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking to sanction All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Mr Joe Igbokwe, for what he considered to be his reckless utterances against the judiciary. Adegboruwa’s is in reaction to Igbokwe’s Facebook posts accusing the...... more

Why I announced my intention to run early – Buhari

 Why I announced my intention to run early – Buhari  President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he made an early declaration to contest the presidential election in 2019. In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, he explained that he took the step to douse rising speculations and give the All Progressives Congress...... more

The Yoruba and bandwagon politics, By Fredrick Nwabufo

The Yoruba and bandwagon politics, By Fredrick Nwabufo Since the 1960s, the Yoruba, a people of high education and cultural sophistication, have played the politics of 'sheep and shepherd'. They have always required a chaperone to take them to the watering hole, not minding if the water there is impure. From the 1960s to the 1970s, Obafemi Awolowo was...... more

PDP may boycott 2019 elections — Secondus

PDP may boycott 2019 elections — Secondus The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday in Abuja, said it was consulting on whether or not to participate in the 2019 general elections. PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said this when he received a delegation of a Joint International Election Observation Mission fielded by two main American international civil...... more

Ekweremadu leads other South East lawmakers to protest Buhari’s lopsided appointments

Ekweremadu leads other South East lawmakers to protest Buhari’s lopsided appointments The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has led other colleagues from the South East to protest against the appointments of head of agencies by President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming it has been lopsided. During his remarks on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, he lamented that appointments by the President are...... more

Ekiti Gov.-Elect Fayemi vows to probe Fayose’s administration

Ekiti Gov.-Elect Fayemi vows to probe Fayose’s administration In what may appear like a tit for tat, Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says it will be irresponsible on his part not to probe the administration of the outgoing governor of the state, Ayo Fayose. Fayemi said this on Thursday when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after...... more

Ortom meets Oshiomhole, denies leaving APC

Ortom meets Oshiomhole, denies leaving APC Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state denied dumping All Progressives Congress (APC) confirming APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole’s claims that the governor was going nowhere. Ortom on Thursday in Abuja told newsmen after a closed-door meeting Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Ortom...... more

Court stops dissolution of Benue Local Government Councils

Court stops dissolution of Benue Local Government Councils A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice S. O Itodo has granted an interim injunction restraining Governor Samuel Ortom from dissolving Local Government Councils in Benue state. Ruling on a Motion ex – parte brought by counsel to Chairmen of local government councils Barrister F. A.Nomor, Esq in the state,...... more

Federal Character: Senate to probe Buhari’s appointments

Federal Character: Senate to probe Buhari’s appointments The Senate on Thursday directed its committee on Federal Character to probe all appointments of President Muhammadu Buhari, to establish alleged lopsidedness or otherwise. The decision of the Senate followed a point or Order raised by the Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu, alleging that Buhari’s appointments were focused more...... more

INEC targets secondary schools for ad-hoc staff

INEC targets secondary schools for ad-hoc staff Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara state has embarked on voter education among secondary schools in the state with aim of building future ad-hoc staff of the commission Speaking at the final of quiz competition organized by the commission among Voter Education Clubs in the state’s secondary schools, the INEC...... more

APC lawmaker suspended for alleged anti-party activities

APC lawmaker suspended for alleged anti-party activities The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Owan West local government has suspended Hon Ojo Asein for alleged anti-party activities. Hon Asein who is the lawmaker representing Owan West Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) was suspended by the APC leadership of his Ward 2, Uhonmora. Chairman of Uhonmora...... more

Group condemns Ekiti ‘see and buy’ voting

 Group condemns Ekiti ‘see and buy’ voting Following the messy revelations about monetary inducements of voters that trailed last Saturdays gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI) has condemned in strong terms this age-long act, brazenly perpetrated majorly by both All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates and their agents...... more

Princewill Political Associates calls on governments to eliminate poverty

Princewill Political Associates calls on governments to eliminate poverty Mr Emmanuel Dagogo, the new National Coordinator of Princewiil Political Associates (PPA), has called on governments to strive to eliminate poverty and any colouration of injustice as a tribute to the late icon. Mr Dagogo in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt said poverty is an...... more

Rivers APC 2019 Guber: A critical examination of forces and factors at play, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

Rivers APC 2019 Guber: A critical examination of forces and factors at play, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble  In 2014, Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the undisputable leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Niger Delta region and incumbent Minster of Transportation, reiterated: “You see, there are two Nigerians from Rivers State that I respect their level of intelligence - they are Senator Magnus Abe and Odien Ajumogobia.” And...... more

Umeh threatens to expose Okorocha

Umeh threatens to expose Okorocha Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial district, Victor Umeh yesterday blasted Imo Governor Rocha’s Okorocha, describing him as a trickster and threatened to expose him for describing him as a non-performing lawmaker. Briefing the Senate press corps on Wednesday, the lawmaker...... more

Benue APC publicity secretary quits, accuses party of neglect

Benue APC publicity secretary quits, accuses party of neglect The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Samuel Agbo has dumped the party, quitting his position in the party. In a statement announcing his resignation, Agbo on Wednesday accused the APC of neglecting the yearnings and aspirations of the Benue people. “Under the APC, there’s no...... more

Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Northern Elders, others meet over state of nation

Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Northern Elders, others meet over state of nation The Leaders and Elders Forum of Nigeria on Wednesday expressed concern on the state of the nation and urged the Federal Government to do more to stop the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians. The Forum made the call in a communique signed by Chief Edwin Clark, Leader Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF),...... more

IPOB calls for boycott of 2019 election •Condemns vote buying in Ekiti gov election

IPOB calls for boycott of 2019 election •Condemns vote buying in Ekiti gov election The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called for the boycott of elections in Nigeria, with particular to 2019 elections saying that such action is the only chance of setting the masses free. The group which described the recent governorship election in Ekiti State as a charade and electoral dance of...... more

Saraki, Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed meet with PDP leaders

Saraki, Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed meet with PDP leaders Senate President Bukola Saraki and some governors met with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and other leaders of the party on Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The governors include Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara State; Nysome Wike of Rivers State; Samuel Ortom of Benue...... more

APC postpones governorship primaries in Osun

APC postpones governorship primaries in Osun The All Progressive Congress (APC), Osun State chapter, on Wednesday postponed its governorship primaries, earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday in Osogbo, the state capital. Though no reason was adduced for the sudden postponement, TribuneOnline reliably gathered that the development might not be unconnected to the crisis and seeming misgivings generated...... more

Hoodlums burn, destroy Dino Melaye’s constituency projects

Hoodlums burn, destroy Dino Melaye’s constituency projects Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs on Wednesday burnt a block of classrooms built by the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, as part of his constituency project in Sarkin Noma, Lokoja. Apart from the Government Girls Secondary School that was raised by the arsonists, another school, located in Lokongoma area...... more

I won’t disappoint Ekiti people — Fayemi •Receives certificate of return

I won’t disappoint Ekiti people — Fayemi •Receives certificate of return Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday assured that he would not disappoint people of the state who gave him their mandate in Saturday’s governorship election. Fayemi gave the assurance in Ado-Ekiti shortly after he received the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)....... more

Monarchs, PGs, stakeholders endorse Anambra lawmaker for second tenure

Monarchs, PGs, stakeholders endorse Anambra lawmaker for second tenure Traditional rulers of the three towns that make up Njikoka 1 constituency have thrown their weight behind the member representing the area in the area, Mr. Timothy Ifediora, for a second term in office. The three communities which include, Nawfia, Enugwu Ukwu and Enugwu Agidi, unanimously supported the lawmaker in line...... more

Presidency: Atiku, Dankwambo meet over ticket

Presidency: Atiku, Dankwambo meet over ticket Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has spoken on the need for a united front for the North East geo-political zone to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket in 2019. Atiku stated this in Gombe when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo as part of his...... more

2019: South East APC caucus begins aggressive mobilisation for Buhari’s re-election

2019: South East APC caucus begins aggressive mobilisation for Buhari’s re-election South East group has begun aggressive campaign and mobilisation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. The Coordinator, South-east caucus, National Committee of Buhari’s Support Group, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, said high powered meetings were being held to mobilise massive support for Buhari in 2019. Uzodinma told newsmen after the caucus’ meeting in Abuja,...... more

 

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