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Osun governorship election null and void — Lawyer

Osun governorship election null and void — Lawyer Renowned lawyer and Rights Activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has described the gubernatorial election held on Saturday in Osun State as a stillbirth and an exercise in futility. Ajulo said the election cannot stand since INEC unlawfully excluded the candidate of National Resistance Movement (NRM), Ms Jumoke Lawoyin, from participating in the...... more

APC BOT member storms Atiku’s rally, bags query

APC BOT member storms Atiku’s rally, bags query The Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has queried Amb. Yahaya Kwande, elder statesman and member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT), over alleged anti-party activities. Mr Latep Dabang, the party’s state chairman, who signed the query, asked Kwande to explain why he attended a political rally organised...... more

Osun Guber: PDP rejects INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ declaration

Osun Guber: PDP rejects INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ declaration The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected in its entirety, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) declaration of the September 22, 2018, Osun State governorship election as inconclusive. The PDP insists that the process was conclusive and that its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who won a total of 254, 698 votes,...... more

INEC fixes date for run-off election in Osun

INEC fixes date for run-off election in Osun The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27 for the Osun governorship election run-off. The date was fixed shortly after the Returning Officer for the election, Professor Joseph Afuape, declared the poll inconclusive. Peoples Democratic Party candidate Ademola Adeleke and his All Progressives Congress opponent had opened up a major...... more

Imo 2019: It’s Madumere or never for APC, says Nze Onuoha

Imo 2019: It’s Madumere or never for APC, says Nze Onuoha All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Nze Stanley Onuoha, has insisted that if All Progressives Congress in interested in winning 2019 governorship election, it should make frantic effort to ensure that the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere becomes its standard bearer. The Ireland-trained attorney made the assertion while interaction with...... more

Obiano, Obi ‘two of the greatest leaders in Nigeria’

Obiano, Obi ‘two of the greatest leaders in Nigeria’ The incumbent governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, and his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, have been described as two of the greatest leaders in Nigeria. This was the opinion of specialist in pain management in Las Vegas, United States of America, Prof Godwin Maduka. He said what the country needs...... more

Osun Guber: We have won a greater victory, Omisore tells supporters

Osun Guber: We have won a greater victory, Omisore tells supporters The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has thanked all members of the party for their support. According to him, although the party might appear to have lost the election, he believes it has won a ‘greater victory’. In a statement issued on...... more

Abe alleges smear plot against him before APC leadership

Abe alleges smear plot against him before APC leadership Frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said that there is an orchestrated plot by some individuals to smear his reputation before the national leadership of the party. Abe, who spoke on Saturday during a mega rally organised by leaders of...... more

Saraki faults INEC's verdict on Osun guber polls

Saraki faults INEC's verdict on Osun guber polls President of the Senate and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on Osun State Gubernatorial Election, Bukola Saraki, has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the election results were inconclusive. Saraki, in a statement signed by him, expressed dismay over the decision by INEC to...... more

PDP screens 30 governorship aspirants in North East

PDP screens 30 governorship aspirants in North East ‎The Screening Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has screened the party’s 30 governorship aspirants in the North-East comprising Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe. ‎The Chairman of the five-man committee, Mr John Mathew who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on...... more

Gunshot at Osun INEC office

Gunshot at Osun INEC office The peaceful atmosphere that characterised the Osun State governorship was almost marred in the early hours of this morning, following a gunshot at Osogbo LG collation centre. The collation centre is directly opposite the state’s Government House. Collation was going on smoothly, with results of 12 wards out of the 15...... more

PDP is party to beat in 2018, says Makarfi

PDP is party to beat in 2018, says Makarfi One of the presidential aspirants under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party against picking a candidate that has money against a trustworthy candidate with integrity and goodwill. Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, who spoke in Bénin City, Edo State,...... more

Osun: INEC has shown its readiness for 2019 — Group

Osun: INEC has shown its readiness for 2019 — Group Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has said with the tremendous improvement shown by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Saturday’s governorship election, the Commission has proved it is now well prepared for the 2019 general polls. Addressing journalists in Oshogbo on its preliminary report of the election,...... more

Plateau SSG, commissioner resign to contest 2019 elections

Plateau SSG, commissioner resign to contest 2019 elections Mr Rufus Bature, Secretary to Plateau State Government and Mr Hitler Dadi, Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, have resigned their appointments to contest in the 2019 elections. A statement by Mr Mark Longyen, Senior Special Assistant to Gov Simon Lalong on Media and made available to the News Agency...... more

2019: My chances are bright, says Williams •Scores Buhari, Ambode, Badru low

2019: My chances are bright, says Williams •Scores Buhari, Ambode, Badru low A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives hopeful, Violet Olaitan Williams on Sunday presented a detailed report to Lagos Island leaders on the poor performance of the lawmaker representing Lagos Island Constituency 1, Hon Enitan Dolapo Badru. She also engaged the leaders with a larger vision for job creation to...... more

2019: Screening Panel to decide fate of Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

2019: Screening Panel to decide fate of Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others A screening committee for presidential aspirants, to be inaugurated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) soon, will determine the eligibility or otherwise of all its 13 aspirants in its forthcoming primary election, Daily Trust on Sunday can report. This was disclosed by the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of...... more

Ambode’s fate hangs in the balance as party insists on primary

Ambode’s fate hangs in the balance as party insists on primary The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos met on Saturday night where it resolved the chapter must hold its primary to determine its governorship candidate. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decision put paid hopes that the...... more

Osun Guber: PDP beats Aregbesola in Ijeshaland

Osun Guber: PDP beats Aregbesola in Ijeshaland Governor Rauf Aregbesola failed to deliver his home base of Ijeshaland to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party swept almost all the local councils. The PDP won Obokun LGA by a large margin 10,859 votes to 7,229 garnered by the APC. But APC won...... more

APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying

APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying Voters in Ejigbo, Olaoluwa, Egbedore, Iwo, Ayedaade and Ede South Local Government Areas of Osun State, on Saturday, were out early on Saturday to exercise their franchise in Saturday’s governorship election, amid reports of card readers hitches and vote-buying across many units of the local governments. According to Sunday Tribune, vote-buying...... more

Gombe, Taraba, no-go-areas for APC, others — Darius Ishaku warns

Gombe, Taraba, no-go-areas for APC, others — Darius Ishaku warns Main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has warned that Gombe and Taraba states are no go areas for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties in the 2019 general elections. The warning was given by the Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku shortly after he was screened as...... more

APC to use Akwa Ibom to launch party to South-South — Presidential aide

APC to use Akwa Ibom to launch party to South-South — Presidential aide The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on National Assembly Senate Matters Sen. Ita Enang, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would use Akwa Ibom to launch the party to the South-South. Enang said this during the solidarity rally in honour of President Buhari and Nsima Ekere, Managing...... more

Kwankwaso picks son in-law, Abba Yusuf, for Kano governorship ticket

Kwankwaso picks son in-law, Abba Yusuf, for Kano governorship ticket Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State and PDP leader in the state, has finally picked his son in-law Abba Kabir Yusuf, for PDP governorship ticket. Mr Kwankwaso also selected his former commissioner for State Affairs, Aminu Abdulsalam, to serve as running mate. The former governor, serving senator and presidential...... more

PDP Presidential Primary: Jonathan rates Turaki high

PDP Presidential Primary: Jonathan rates Turaki high Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed utmost confidence in the ability of a frontline PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, to perform creditably if given the chance by Providence to be the country’s president in 2019. The former president was speaking in his office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when...... more

2019: Ribadu joins Adamawa governorship race

2019: Ribadu joins Adamawa governorship race A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has joined the Adamawa State governorship race. Mr Ribadu, who ran unsuccessfully for President in 2011, announced the decision in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Saturday. “I am overwhelmed and moved by the show of love and support...... more

Osun Poll: Police impound 42 motorcycles, 3 buses

Osun Poll: Police impound 42 motorcycles, 3 buses Police personnel on Saturday impounded 42 motorcycles and three buses during the Osun governorship election. The motorcycles and buses were seized movement in Ikire Town, Osun State, for violating the restriction of movement for the poll. Confirming the seizure, the Election CP for Ikire division, Kayode Egbetokun, said the atmosphere in...... more

Nwaoboshi raises alarm over warrant of arrest •Fingers rival, denies allegation of looting

Nwaoboshi raises alarm over warrant of arrest •Fingers rival, denies allegation of looting Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, representative of Delta North, has raised an alarm over the Warrant of Arrest receiving issued against him by Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate Court, Abuja, at the instance of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, which approached the court. The Panel purportedly went to...... more

Ebonyi youths march for Buhari

Ebonyi youths march for Buhari Youths on the platform of Coalition of Ebonyi Youths Organisation on Saturday embarked on a solidarity walk to mobilise the people for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The youths, 2019 Buhari /Ogbuoji Youth Support Network, declared their support to the re-election of President Buhari in 2019 and the election Sen....... more

Adamawa PDP signs MOU to outlaw thuggery, vote buying

Adamawa PDP signs MOU to outlaw thuggery, vote buying Adamawa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with all its nine senatorial aspirants in the state to outlaw thuggery activity including the use of abusive languages, inciting ethnic or religious narratives and the wielding of knives, machete, and other dangerous weapons during...... more

Osun Poll: Observer group gives INEC pass mark

Osun Poll: Observer group gives INEC pass mark The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of the Osun governorship election. According to the Preliminary Report made available on Saturday by the CDD Director, Idayat Hassan, to the News...... more

Dawari George screened, cleared for Rivers APC gubernatorial primary

Dawari George screened, cleared for Rivers APC gubernatorial primary A former Commissioner for Energy & Natural Resources in Rivers State, Dr. Dawari George, on Friday appeared before the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Screening Committee in Abuja which screened his nomination. Dr. George, who was cleared by the Committee, will, therefore, be participating in the APC governorship primary scheduled to...... more

 

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