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APC targets 250,000 Membership in Abia, serves Ikpeazu Quit Notice

APC targets 250,000 Membership in Abia, serves Ikpeazu Quit Notice The All Progressives Alliance (APC), Abia State, says it is targeting a whopping 250,000 membership benchmark ahead of 2019 elections. The chairman of the party, Donatus Nwankpa, disclosed this in Umuahia during a Leaders/Stakeholders meeting of the party which held on Sunday. Nwankpa further disclosed that about 100,000 membership has already...... more

HURIWA tasks Supreme Court to resolve PDP crisis rapidly to save democracy

HURIWA tasks Supreme Court to resolve PDP crisis rapidly to save democracy The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to ensure that the subsisting intra-party leadership crisis in the main opposition party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) is decided rapidly. The rights group in a statement jointly endorsed by its National Coordinator,...... more

UPP accuses APC of planning to rig Anambra governorship election

UPP accuses APC of planning to rig Anambra governorship election United Progressive Party (UPP) has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) of planning to rig the November 18 governorship poll in Anambra State.  In a statement made available to journalists in Awka, the party’s publicity secretary, Uche Amaku, said that the desperation of APC to capture Anambra State gives the impression that...... more

2019: Kalu, Anyim mobilise to sack Ikpeazu •Wabara dumps PDP for APC

2019: Kalu, Anyim mobilise to sack Ikpeazu •Wabara dumps PDP for APC A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in 2015, Dr. Nyerere Anyim, have embarked on massive mobilisation of political bigwigs and party stakeholders to ensure that APC takes over power in the state in 2019. Meanwhile, former Managing Director/CEO of defunct...... more

PDP sweeps Ebonyi council polls

PDP sweeps Ebonyi council polls The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the chairmanship seats of the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi in the Saturday local council polls. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party also won all the councillorship seats in the 171 wards of the state. Mr Jossy Eze, Chairman...... more

INEC begins distribution of voter cards in Lagos April 29

INEC begins distribution of voter cards in Lagos April 29 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Lagos State on April 29, for the local government elections. The spokesman of the electoral body in the state, Mr Femi Akinbiyi, said on Saturday that the distribution of the cards was in preparation for the...... more

Umahi charges monarchs, union leaders on LG polls, voter registration, census

Umahi charges monarchs, union leaders on LG polls, voter registration, census The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has called for proper sensitisation of voters to enable them come out en masse and participate in the Local Government Election slated for today, Saturday, April 22, 2017. He made the call during a meeting with traditional rulers and town union presidents at the...... more

30 election monitoring groups arrive Ebonyi for Saturday’s LG polls

30 election monitoring groups arrive Ebonyi for Saturday’s LG polls A coalition of 30 election monitoring groups has arrived in Abakaliki ahead of the Saturday, April 22, council elections in Ebonyi State. The Kalu Victor-led coalition, at a news conference at the Women Development Centre in the state capital on Thursday, said its members were in the state to ensure that fair playing field was...... more

APC vows to take over Anambra in November

APC vows to take over Anambra in November The All Progressives Congress (APC) in its efforts to take over the seat of power in the November 18, 2017 governorship election, has set up a seven-member election planning and strategy committee, with a former Governor of old Anambra State, Dr. Jim Nwobodo, as Chairman while the former Governor of Abia...... more

APC postpones National Caucus, NEC meetings

APC postpones National Caucus, NEC meetings The National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been postponed. The party announced this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Thursday in Abuja. It said that the postponement was due to unexpected...... more

El-Rufai’s anti-people policies may cost APC Kaduna in 2019 — Senator Shehu Sani

El-Rufai’s anti-people policies may cost APC Kaduna in 2019 — Senator Shehu Sani Senator Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central) says the All Progressives Congress [APC] may lose Kaduna State in the 2019 governorship election if the state government’s “seeming anti people policies” continue. Sani spoke to newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday shortly after he received a complaint from traders on Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s plan...... more

Dogara to INEC: Activate process of constituency delineation ahead of 2019

Dogara to INEC: Activate process of constituency delineation ahead of 2019 Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to activate the process of delineation of Federal Constituencies in accordance with provisions of the 1999 constitution. Speaking in an interview with NIGERIA NOW magazine, Dogara, suggested that the exercise will have to wait...... more

2017 Guber Poll: Stop using Ojukwu’s name to deceive Anambra people, group tells Obiano

2017 Guber Poll: Stop using Ojukwu’s name to deceive Anambra people, group tells Obiano A youth group known as Anambra Youth for Change has condemned what it viewed as the flagrant use of the name of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, by the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for the purpose of the November 18 governorship election in the state. Addressing journalists...... more

Accept tribunal verdict, Benin Oba tells Ize-Iyamu

Accept tribunal verdict, Benin Oba tells Ize-Iyamu The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on Saturday advised Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate to accept the verdict of the state Election Petitions Tribunal. The Oba declared ‘no victor no vanquished’ in the election, said the monarch’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Desmond Agbama. In Benin,...... more

Alleged nepotism tears Oyo APC apart

Alleged nepotism tears Oyo APC apart A major crack has occurred in the Oyo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the appointment of Interim Chairmen of Local Governments (LGs) by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Governor Ajimobi recently submitted a list of appointed Caretaker Committee Chairmen and those to man the newly created Local Council...... more

Group recommends Dr. Fatima Abdulrahman as INEC REC for FCT

Group recommends Dr. Fatima Abdulrahman as INEC REC for FCT A group known as Women Network for Gender, Good Governance and Peace has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider Dr. Fatima Abdulrahman as the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for the FCT. The group said considering her wealth of experience as administrator, a technocrat, a mother, professional teacher and eloquent leader,...... more

Tension in Edo as tribunal rules on Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu guber tussle

Tension in Edo as tribunal rules on Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu guber tussle Uncertainty has gripped politicians in Edo State following the decision of the of election petition tribunal sitting in Benin City to deliver its judgment today in a petition adjudicating on the last September 28, 2016 governorship election in the state. The Ahmed Badamasi-led three-man tribunal had last Monday reserved judgment after...... more

EFCC vows to prosecute all INEC staff indicted for corruption in the conduct of 2015 polls

EFCC vows to prosecute all INEC staff indicted for corruption in the conduct of 2015 polls Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (INEC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Commission will prosecute all staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) indicted for corruption in the conduct of the 2015 general election. According to him, “We are already prosecuting some of the INEC staff, we...... more

Anambra 2017 Guber: Group calls for Obiano’s re-election

Anambra 2017 Guber: Group calls for Obiano’s re-election A socio-political group, Greater Anambra Initiative (GAIN), has lauded the developmental strides of the Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Willie Obiano, which according to the group, have changed the face of the state for good. The group made the commendation during its inaugural meeting in Abuja on Monday, adding that its...... more

Wike receives first batch of 8,000 APC decampees to PDP, today in PH

Wike receives first batch of 8,000 APC decampees to PDP, today in PH The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah says all is now set for the grand reception of first batch of over 8,000 prominent decampees from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP by the Rivers State Governor and leader of the Party in...... more

Open Letter to Rochas Okorocha on Orlu Zone and 2019 Governorship: A Rejoinder By Citizen Ikenna Samuelson

Open Letter to Rochas Okorocha on Orlu Zone and 2019 Governorship: A Rejoinder By Citizen Ikenna Samuelson It was James Freeman Clark who made the famous statement: “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the next generation.” Considering the above to be true, it therefore means that politicians are selfish, greedy and self-centred...... more

N23b election bribe: INEC reports 6 Commissioners to Presidency

N23b election bribe: INEC reports 6 Commissioners to Presidency The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has written the Presidency for further action on six of its former personnel involved in the N23 billion election bribe doled out by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister. They include one of its retired National Commissioner, and five Resident Electoral Commissioners. Malam Mohammed...... more

Moghalu laments selfish interest among politicians

Moghalu laments selfish interest among politicians National Auditor of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, Chief George Moghalu, has described personal pursuit among politicians as the reason for perpetual defection and absence of consistency and continuity in party politics in Nigeria.  Moghalu made the declaration...... more

Haba! Even Uche Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law, for Governor?

Haba! Even Uche Nwosu, Okorocha’s son-in-law, for Governor? There is a disturbing and persistent rumour in Imo State that Governor Rochas Okorocha is not only bent on handing over governorship to his Man Friday, but particularly there is anger that he plans to crown his protégé and son in-law, Hon. Uche Nwosu, governor of Imo State come 2019. Though...... more

PDP welcomes 8,000 APC decampees in Rivers

PDP welcomes 8,000 APC decampees in Rivers The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State says it has concluded plans to receive about 8,000 decampees from the All Progressives Congress (APC). A statement issued on Sunday in Port Harcourt by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah said the PDP position follows...... more

Lulu-Briggs dumps PDP, joins APC

Lulu-Briggs dumps PDP, joins APC The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, confirmed that Chief Barr. Dumo Lulu-Briggs has formally declared and registered as a member of the party in Ward 4, Akuku Toru LGA of the state. Chris Finebone, Publicity Secretary of the party in the state disclosed that after...... more

El-Rufai accuses National Assembly of working against Buhari’s anti-graft war

El-Rufai accuses National Assembly of working against Buhari’s anti-graft war The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Friday, disagreed with the National Assembly budget, which the governor says lacks transparency. The governor also expressed doubt over the support or otherwise ‎of the current National Assembly, particularly the Senate, in the fight against...... more

Adamawa Governor’s aides threaten to dump APC

Adamawa Governor’s aides threaten to dump APC The Chief of Staff to the Governor of Adamawa State, Abdurrahman Abba, has said that the state may fall into the hands of the opposition should the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) continue to treat them with disdain. Abba, who spoke during a visit by the APC national...... more

Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, State Governors during PDP peace meeting

Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, State Governors during PDP peace meeting Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday walked out of the party’s stakeholders meeting organised by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Sheriff, who got to the venue of the meeting a few minutes after Jonathan had delivered his remarks, walked out with members of his...... more

INEC presents 2017-2021 strategic plan to National Assembly

INEC presents 2017-2021 strategic plan to National Assembly The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, on Thursday presented the commission’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki. At the ceremony at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, Mahmood said that the plan would guide the commission on every step to be taken in the...... more

 

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