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Battle for Lagos: Ambode turns to God as APC elders seal his fate

Battle for Lagos: Ambode turns to God as APC elders seal his fate The storm raised by the troubling politicking over the All Progressives Congress (APC) party nomination for the Governorship of Lagos State in the 2019 polls continues to rage unabated, and unlikely to dissipate any time soon. Before anyone, however, can hazard a guess on how the saga will likely end, it...... more

Osun Guber: Police talk tough, vow to arrest errant politicians

Osun Guber: Police talk tough, vow to arrest errant politicians The police yesterday warned governors and other politicians alleged to be in Osun State to respect the Electoral Act and stay away from election areas or face arrest. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) coordinator of the Joint Security Task Force for the election, Josak Habila, stated this during separate meetings...... more

Crisis hits Kaduna PDP; 5 governorship aspirants battle state chairman

Crisis hits Kaduna PDP; 5 governorship aspirants battle state chairman Five Governorship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State on Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the party’s State Chairman, Hassan Hyat, for allegedly favouring a particular aspirant ahead of the party’s primaries. The aspirants who addressed a press conference in Kaduna under the aegis of...... more

Osun Guber: We’ll keep tabs on vote buying — EU observers

Osun Guber: We’ll keep tabs on vote buying — EU observers The European Union (EU) has vowed to focus on the possibility of vote buying by desperate politicians in today’s governorship election in Osun State with a view to ensuring the credibility and sanctity of the exercise. Addressing a press conference on Friday in Osogbo, the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ketil...... more

#OsunDecides: Oyetola, Omisore, Adeleke, Adeoti, Akinbade in tough contest

#OsunDecides: Oyetola, Omisore, Adeleke, Adeoti, Akinbade in tough contest Four years after outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, won a reelection in tough circumstances, another governorship election holds today to produce his successor. As the electorate cast their votes, BISI OLADELE and ADESOJI ADENIYI of THe NATION analyse the likely voting patterns across the major towns and cities in the State of...... more

2019 Polls: Abdulsalami warns against Nigeria’s disintegration

2019 Polls: Abdulsalami warns against Nigeria’s disintegration Former Head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday said he will forever be an enemy of anyone that tried to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge Nigeria into crisis. Abdualsaslami said this at the Maiden Edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and...... more

Nigeria in sorry state under Buhari — Turaki •Says country doesn’t need President that treats headache, ear infection in London

Nigeria in sorry state under Buhari — Turaki •Says country doesn’t need President that treats headache, ear infection in London A former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, on Friday, sternly criticised the state of affairs in Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the country is in a very sorry state. The frontline Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) spoke in Yenagoa during a...... more

2019: EFCC launches offensive against election fraud, tracks campaign financing by parties

2019: EFCC launches offensive against election fraud, tracks campaign financing by parties As preparations for the 2019 general election enters the home stretch, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has restated its determination to stamp out corruption in the electoral process to ensure that the will of the people is not subverted through financial inducement by desperate politicians. “To this end, and...... more

Why Delta State is peaceful — Okowa •Challenges women to contest for elective positions

Why Delta State is peaceful — Okowa •Challenges women to contest for elective positions Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has ascribed the peace being enjoyed in the state to the cooperation between security agencies. While describing Delta State as peaceful and investor’s haven, Governor Okowa stated that the peace would be consolidated as the people continue to reap the benefits of democracy. The...... more

Shittu, Adeosun: Your Presidency stinks, PDP tells Buhari

Shittu, Adeosun: Your Presidency stinks, PDP tells Buhari The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday observed that the revelation that the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, dodged his compulsory one-year national service, further validates its position that President Muhammadu Buhari has many persons of questionable character in his cabinet. The party opined that President Buhari, in appointing fraudulent persons...... more

Port Harcourt Convention: PDP's foretold waterloo? By Kelechi Jeff Eme

Port Harcourt Convention: PDP's foretold waterloo? By Kelechi Jeff Eme A great sage once opined that "Music is nothing if the audience is deaf" and the posturing of the leadership of the Peoples' Democratic Party  (PDP) towards the 2019 general election is succinctly tilting to wholesome justification of this quote. The essential of history is to guide the actions of the...... more

2019: Igbo youths issue final warning to PDP over VP slot

2019: Igbo youths issue final warning to PDP over VP slot The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (PDP) has issued a final warning to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); over an alleged plot by its leadership to pick a running mate from other zones rather than South East. The group accused the PDP of tactically avoiding addressing the issue in...... more

Ambode gives deadline to fix Lagos roads

Ambode gives deadline to fix Lagos roads Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has directed the state Public Works Corporation to fix potholes on major and inner roads across the state within the next four weeks. The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, said this on Friday, during an inspection of the ongoing Pen Cinema Bridge...... more

Osun Guber: Why 435,000 registered voters won’t vote — INEC

 Osun Guber: Why 435,000 registered voters won’t vote — INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 435,015 registered voters in Osun are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and would not be participating in the election. Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun, made this known on Friday at a press conference in Osogbo. Agbaje said...... more

I have not stepped down for Omisore — Adeleke

I have not stepped down for Omisore — Adeleke Nigerian senator and governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke has debunked rumours that he has stepped down for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Iyiola Omisore. The governorship candidate in a statement by his spokesman Olawale Rasheed on Friday debunked the rumour which claimed he has been...... more

2019: Tambuwal’s youthful age a great asset to Nigeria — Fayose

2019: Tambuwal’s youthful age a great asset to Nigeria — Fayose With barely three weeks to the forthcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where the party is expected to picks its candidate for next year's presidential election, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has identified the youthful age of his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as a great...... more

ANN adopts UDHR, preaches peaceful alliance

ANN adopts UDHR, preaches peaceful alliance One of the country’s political parties, the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 70 years after it was adopted, and its inherent “The Right to Peace” as a theme. A statement issued by ANN to mark the International Day of Peace being celebrated...... more

GOGAN defends Bichi’s appointment as DSS DG, slams Buhari’s critics

GOGAN defends Bichi’s appointment as DSS DG, slams Buhari’s critics A group under the auspices of Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN) has insisted all must be done by all and sundry to insulate the Department of State Services (DSS) and its management from what it termed “the larcenous politics of ethnicity, tribalism and religion”. The group also justified the appointment...... more

Royal father drums support for Gov. Ikpeazu’s second term bid

Royal father drums support for Gov. Ikpeazu’s second term bid The traditional ruler of Nneise Nvosi Autonomous Community, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government, Abia State, Prof. B. O. Dike, has drummed support for the reelection bid of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.                       Dike, a Professor of Political Philosophy, who was on a courtesy...... more

Next President: The right man for the job, By Chima Nwafo

Next President: The right man for the job, By Chima Nwafo “Which one should look after the affairs of men: but one who is of sound mind, abundant knowledge, and little conceit, great zeal and strong without weakness; generous but not a squanderer, bearing no blame of any person. A leader should ….have mildness, kindness, care and mercy, which makes him fear to kill a...... more

Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode

Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode The crisis over who becomes the next governor of Lagos State could drive a wedge between the presidency and some state governors on the one hand and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his loyalists on the other. Tinubu is believed to have withdrawn support...... more

Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries

Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries The crisis over the mode of primary to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to select candidates for the 2019 general elections might soon be resolved, as the party’s National Working Committee (NEC), appeared to have finally bowed to pressure from governors to conduct indirect primaries. Addressing newsmen in...... more

Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls

Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls The Forum of Elders and Leaders in Nigeria has said that a number of unresolved issues in the country may pose serious challenges to the conduct of free, fair and credible general elections in February 2019. In a statement issued yesterday and signed on behalf of the forum by Chief Ayo...... more

Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP

Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Senator for Anambra North, Princess Stella Oduah, has dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the ruling party in Anambra, and returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to a statement by her Media Office. The statement issued on Friday morning quoted Senator Oduah as saying: “Politics has always been...... more

Atiku names Iwuanyanwu, 58 others into PDP ‘nomination council’

Atiku names Iwuanyanwu, 58 others into PDP ‘nomination council’ Frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has named Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and 58 other persons as members of his presidential nomination council ahead of the PDP presidential primaries. Members of the council drawn from several states of the country are...... more

Buhari lacks vision, capacity to develop Nigeria — Saraki •We must move away from bigotry, says Dickson

Buhari lacks vision, capacity to develop Nigeria — Saraki •We must move away from bigotry, says Dickson President of Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, said that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari, lacks the vision, capacity and the patience to develop the country. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis...... more

2019: PDP accuses APC of stockpiling arms in Bayelsa

2019: PDP accuses APC of stockpiling arms in Bayelsa The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is stockpiling arms in Bayelsa State in the build up to the 2019 general election. The State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Moses Cleopas, alleged in a statement on Thursday that the leaders of the APC...... more

Osun Election: Court restrains police from arresting Adeleke

Osun Election: Court restrains police from arresting Adeleke The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Osun state governorship election, Ademola Adeleke, on Thursday obtained a court order, restraining the police from arresting him. Adeleke had approached a High Court of Justice in Ejigbo, Osun State, after the Police accused him of engaging in examination malpractice and...... more

Dogara: APC treated us as strangers, failed to keep promises

Dogara: APC treated us as strangers, failed to keep promises Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has explained that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the party was not committed to keeping the promise it made to Nigerians at both state and federal levels. Speaking when he submitted his nomination and expression of interest forms at...... more

2019: Buhari constitutes Campaign Organisation, confirms Amaechi as DG

2019: Buhari constitutes Campaign Organisation, confirms Amaechi as DG President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a campaign organisation for his re-election in 2019, with Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi as Secretary/Director-General. A statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday disclosed this. Amaechi was the Director-General of...... more

 

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