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Edo APC crisis: Oshiomhole envious of Obaseki’s achievements – Aide

Edo APC crisis: Oshiomhole envious of Obaseki’s achievements – Aide The Political Adviser to ex-Comrade governor Adams‎ Oshiomhole, Hon. Charles Idahosa, has alleged that the quarrel between his former boss, now National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and governor Godwin Obaseki, would not end soon because Oshiomhole was envious and jealous of Governor Obaseki’s achievements. “Obaseki’s record is so intimidating‎,...... more

Benue to conduct LG poll on Nov. 30

Benue to conduct LG poll on Nov. 30 The Benue State Government said on Tuesday said that it plans to conduct election into local government councils in the state on November 30. Gov. Samuel Ortom made the announcement at the inauguration of the state Local Government Service Commission, the state Planning Commission and a member of the State Independent...... more

Tribunal judgment: Truth has prevailed — Makinde

Tribunal judgment: Truth has prevailed — Makinde Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Monday, described the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he won the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state, at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, as the triumph of truth over falsehood. This was as the Governor appreciated the...... more

Gov. Umahi appoints 180 additional aides

Gov. Umahi appoints 180 additional aides Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has approved the appointment of 180 additional aides to serve as Executive Assistants (EA) and Senior technical Assistant (STA). Mr Clement Nweke, Principal Secretary to the governor  in a statement in Abakaliki, directed the appointees, which include two former members of the Ebonyi State House of...... more

Bayelsa PDP sets up reconciliation committee •APC lacks capacity to win governorship, says Party Chair

Bayelsa PDP sets up reconciliation committee •APC lacks capacity to win governorship, says Party Chair The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has constituted a nine-member committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party. The reconciliation panel is coming on the heels of the recent primary election where Senator Douye Diri emerged as candidate of the party for the November 16, 2019 governorship election in...... more

Presidential poll: Tribunal verdict can’t stand — PDP governors •Urge Supreme Court to do the right thing

Presidential poll: Tribunal verdict can’t stand — PDP governors •Urge Supreme Court to do the right thing The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has backed the bid of the party to challenge the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, which dismissed the petition of the party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. The forum in a statement by its chairman and Governor...... more

Presidential Poll: Buhari told a lie of a fundamental nature — PDP Campaign Spokesman

Presidential Poll: Buhari told a lie of a fundamental nature — PDP Campaign Spokesman A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Segun Sowunmi, says President Muhammadu Buhari told what he described as a lie of a fundamental nature about his certificate in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. He stated this in reaction to the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which...... more

2021: PDP vows to take over Anambra

2021: PDP vows to take over Anambra The Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend declared its readiness to win the 2021 governorship election in the state saying that it will help to solidify its grip in the Southeast zone. Anambra State which used to be a PDP state is currently under the...... more

I’ve passed through turbulent times since becoming Governor — Abiodun

I’ve passed through turbulent times since becoming Governor — Abiodun Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Sunday, declared that he had experienced one of the most turbulent times since becoming Governor. Abiodun said his victory (in the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State) had been contested in many courts, stressing that the Saturday validation of it by the Tribunal is...... more

Tribunal decides Makinde, Adelabu’s fate today

Tribunal decides Makinde, Adelabu’s fate today The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan will on Monday deliver its judgment in the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Bayo Adelabu, against the election of the state governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde. The tribunal had fixed today for the judgment after adopting...... more

Court restrains Rivers APC congresses

Court restrains Rivers APC congresses The congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State ordered by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to commence on Tuesday, will be deferred in compliance with a court order. APC stakeholders told The Guardian that the decision to shelve the congresses was to avoid the legal...... more

Kogi poll: PDP accuses Gov. Bello of purchasing PVCs

Kogi poll: PDP accuses Gov. Bello of purchasing PVCs The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from registered voters in Kogi State for N5000 each ahead of the November 16 governorship election. The Musa Wada Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation raised the alarm in a statement issued on Saturday by its spokesman, Faruk...... more

Join hands with me, Abiodun tells Akinlade, others after victory at tribunal

Join hands with me, Abiodun tells Akinlade, others after victory at tribunal Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday, called on Abdulkabir Akinlade of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) to join hands with him in taking the state to higher heights. He spoke after the Governorship Election Tribunal dismissed Akinlade’s petition against his victory at the March 9 election. Abiodun described the judgement...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Alaibe storms court •Demands fresh primary election

Bayelsa Guber: Alaibe storms court •Demands fresh primary election A frontline governorship aspirant in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa governorship primary election and former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Ndutimi Alaibe, has dragged the party to court over the September 3 polls. Alaibe, in a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Yenagoa Division,...... more

Ex-Minister Alhassan defects to PDP

Ex-Minister Alhassan defects to PDP A former Minister of women affairs, Jummai Alhassan, has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from United Democratic party (UDP). The former Minister, who contested the governorship election on the platform of UDP during the 2019 general elections in Taraba State, took the decision during a stakeholders meeting of UDP...... more

Kogi governorship poll: 10 PDP aspirants team up with Wada

Kogi governorship poll: 10 PDP aspirants team up with Wada Ten PDP governorship aspirants, who lost the bid for the party’s ticket to contest the Nov. 16 Kogi governorship race, have declared their support for the winner, Mr Musa Wada. The 10 aspirants, under the aegis of Kogi PDP 2019 G-12, declared their support for Wada at a press briefing held...... more

Presidential Poll verdict: Democracy in Nigeria is dead — Intersociety •Wants Master’s degree as requirement for President, Governors

Presidential Poll verdict: Democracy in Nigeria is dead — Intersociety •Wants Master’s degree as requirement for President, Governors A frontline rights and pro-democracy group, the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety), on Friday declared democracy dead in Nigeria, citing Wednesday’s judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which sat in the country’s capital, Abuja. It made the declaration in a statement issued in Onitsha, signed...... more

Presidential Tribunal’s judgement: PDP demands immediate release of record

Presidential Tribunal’s judgement: PDP demands immediate release of record The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over what it called the “undue delay” by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to release the record of its judgment. Two days after the Tribunal affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari won the February 23 poll, the PDP has again rejected the judgment in...... more

Ambode far better than Sanwo-Olu: Save Lagos Group •Says Governor has nothing to celebrate in 100 days

Ambode far better than Sanwo-Olu: Save Lagos Group •Says Governor has nothing to celebrate in 100 days A civil society organisation, the Save Lagos Group (SLG), has carpeted the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the celebration of 100 days in office, scoring the administration low in term of laying a solid and good foundation for infrastructural development of the state. The group stated that the present administration...... more

INEC clears Bello, Wada, Akpoti, Abanida, 47 others to contest Kogi governorship poll

INEC clears Bello, Wada, Akpoti, Abanida, 47 others to contest Kogi governorship poll The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 51 candidates and their deputies to contest the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State. The names of the cleared candidates and their details were on Friday made public in Lokoja by the INEC. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five of...... more

Alaibe is a brother, political ally — Bayelsa PDP guber candidate, Diri •Writes off APC

Alaibe is a brother, political ally — Bayelsa PDP guber candidate, Diri •Writes off APC Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said he only disagreed politically with a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, but that they remain brothers. Senator Diri also said that efforts were ongoing to reconcile all...... more

Kashamu faction quits PDP, joins APC in Ogun

Kashamu faction quits PDP, joins APC in Ogun No fewer than 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Ogun East Senatorial District, loyal to the Buruji Kashamu faction, on Friday, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) The defectors, who said that they took the decision in a show of solidarity with Gov. Dapo Abiodun, were...... more

Presidency: Anambra APC hails Atiku, PDP for taking Buhari to court, says it’s part of democracy

Presidency: Anambra APC hails Atiku, PDP for taking Buhari to court, says it’s part of democracy The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State has commended the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his party for accepting the outcome of the election petitions tribunal on Wednesday. The party observed that court process was part of the democratic process. A statement by the...... more

Dino Melaye rejects PDP appointment

Dino Melaye rejects PDP appointment Senator Dino Melaye Friday said he has turned down an appointment to serve as director-general of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign in Kogi State. “Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council,” Melaye said in a...... more

Buhari meets APC governors at Aso Rock

Buhari meets APC governors at Aso Rock President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with state governors elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agenda of the meeting, which started at about 3 p.m., was unknown as at the time of filing this report....... more

Presidential battle: Buhari will defeat Atiku at Supreme, World Courts — Oshiomhole

Presidential battle: Buhari will defeat Atiku at Supreme, World Courts — Oshiomhole The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.  Oshiomhole, who commended the Tribunal’s ruling which upheld President Muhammadu Buhari’s election, stated that the President would always defeat former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar. He said this at a...... more

Edo Assembly: Court upholds Obaseki’s proclamation •Says NASS lacks jurisdiction to take over State Assembly

Edo Assembly: Court upholds Obaseki’s proclamation •Says NASS lacks jurisdiction to take over State Assembly A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, yesterday, Thursday, September 12, 2019 upheld the proclamation of the seventh Edo State House of Assembly made by Governor Godwin Obaseki in a suit No. FHC/PH/CS/159/2019: Hon Yekini Idiaye & Anor V. Clerk of The NASS & 5 Ors....... more

Umahi reshuffles cabinet, appoints new commissioner

Umahi reshuffles cabinet, appoints new commissioner Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Thursday, effected minor cabinet reshuffle while appointing a new commissioner.  Umahi made the disclosure during the weekly State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting, stating that Mr Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Human Capital Development had become the new commissioner for Information and Orientation.  “The commissioner for...... more

Tribunal victory: Why I congratulated Buhari – Wike

Tribunal victory: Why I congratulated Buhari – Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike, has explained that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed his election because it is better to offer public congratulations than to visit the president at night. Governor Wike said that unlike some governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who...... more

Parties field underage candidates for Bayelsa, Kogi polls

Parties field underage candidates for Bayelsa, Kogi polls Ahead of the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that some political parties submitted governorship and deputy-governorship candidates that are below the minimum age prescribed by the constitution for these positions. Under the “Not Too Young to Run Act” signed...... more

 

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