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Victory for PDP as Enugu APC NASS candidate withdraws petition from election tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate during the National Assembly election for Enugu North/South Federal Constituency, Mr. Nelson Maduka Arum, on Wednesday, sought a leave of the tribunal for the withdrawal of his petition. Arum had dragged the current occupier of the office, Hon. Offor Chukwuegbo of the Peoples Democratic Party...... more

APC expels National Vice-Chairman over anti-party activities

APC expels National Vice-Chairman over anti-party activities The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Thursday that it has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the party’s National Vice Chairman (North-West), Inuwa Abdulkadir, over anti-party activities. The...... more

INEC provides Atiku, PDP with requested documents

INEC provides Atiku, PDP with requested documents The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) cartons of documents as requested by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar. The documents contained in about 45 cartons, brought to the court’s sitting venue on Thursday,...... more

Why we are giving appointments in batches — Okowa •Swears-in 8 Special Advisers

Why we are giving appointments in batches — Okowa •Swears-in 8 Special Advisers Determined to have a formidable team to build a stronger Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has sworn-in eight Special Advisers, saying that the appointments are coming in batches to ensure that the right set of persons are fixed into the right positions. According to the governor, “I believe that the process...... more

Edo Speaker rejects Reps’ move to shut Assembly

Edo Speaker rejects Reps’ move to shut Assembly The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Frank Okiye, has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to shut down the Assembly. He stated this in a statement, on Wednesday, shortly after the House of Representatives took the decision in Abuja. The Federal lawmakers had asked the...... more

Presidential Election Tribunal orders INEC to produce documents requested by PDP, Atiku

Presidential Election Tribunal orders INEC to produce documents requested by PDP, Atiku Presidential Election Tribunal has ordered Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmoud Yakubu to produce documents requested by the petitioners. The Tribunal gave the order on Wednesday at the resumed hearing of the petition by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of...... more

Oshiomhole behind Edo House of Assembly crisis: Obaseki

Oshiomhole behind Edo House of Assembly crisis: Obaseki Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the failure of the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress to properly investigate issues in the Edo State House of Assembly caused the crisis to linger. Governor Obaseki spoke when the Senate Committee set up to look into Edo Assembly crisis...... more

Outrage over Gbajabiamila’s appointment of APGA member as aide

Outrage over Gbajabiamila’s appointment of APGA member as aide Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila’s choice of former Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Anayo Nnebe as Special Assistant on political matters has divided the Southeast region. The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra State, the Conference of Southeast APC Publicity Secretaries and the Southeast...... more

Kano Election Tribunal summons Ganduje, Abba Yusuf; insists on physical appearance

Kano Election Tribunal summons Ganduje, Abba Yusuf; insists on physical appearance The governorship election petition tribunal in Kano State, yesterday, rejected the representation of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, at the tribunal. Led by Justice Halima Mohammad, the tribunal raised objection at the resumption of the pre-trial, insisting...... more

Election Tribunal: INEC, APC, Buhari tender video to counter allegation on server

Election Tribunal: INEC, APC, Buhari tender video to counter allegation on server The Channels Television video of the INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmud, admitted by the presidential tribunal, on Tuesday, appeared to discredit allegation that results of the February 23 General Elections were transmitted to the Commission’s central server. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election...... more

Sen. Nwoboshi floors Ned Nwoko at Supreme Court

Sen. Nwoboshi floors Ned Nwoko at Supreme Court Senator Peter Nwoboshi on Tuesday reclaimed his Delta South Senatorial seat as the Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled in his favour against Regina Daniel’s husband, Mr Ned Nwoko. Nwoboshi and Nwoko had been in legal battle over the soul of the just concluded Delta South Senatorial election under the platform of...... more

CUPP to Buhari : Your leadership style pushing Nigeria to total anarchy, disintegration

CUPP to Buhari : Your leadership style pushing Nigeria to total anarchy, disintegration The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dividing the country through his style of leadership. This came as it asked the president to listen to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other eminent Nigerians who have been expressing concerns on the state of the nation with...... more

Group writes Kwara Governor, urges assent to FOI Bill

Group writes Kwara Governor, urges assent to FOI Bill A Kwara-based civil and socio-cultural group, Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), has for the second time written a letter to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, urging him to assent to the Kwara State Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill 2019 transmitted to him by the State House of Assembly...... more

Bayelsa guber PDP aspirant pledges to run violence-free campaigns; challenges others

Bayelsa guber PDP aspirant pledges to run violence-free campaigns; challenges others A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the November 16 governorship polls in Bayelsa, Dr Franklin Osaisai, has promised that his campaigns would be violence-free as he is driven by passion for service. The aspirant, who condemned the violence riddled politics in the country, challenged other governorship aspirants to shun...... more

Election Tribunal: Atiku’s video evidence empty, says INEC

Election Tribunal: Atiku’s video evidence empty, says INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, described the 48 Compact Discs evidence tendered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as lacking in probative value. The four of the video clips played at the Presidential Election Tribunal court hall includes “Count down of Osun...... more

Delta APC crisis: Emerhor withdraws case against Omo-Agege, Ogboru faction

Delta APC crisis: Emerhor withdraws case against Omo-Agege, Ogboru faction The protracted division bedevilling the Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was, on Monday, laid to rest with the leader of one of the two factions, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, calling the truce. Delta APC got enmeshed in 2018 when the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole,...... more

I’ll win Kogi APC primary whether direct or indirect — Prince Audu

I’ll win Kogi APC primary whether direct or indirect — Prince Audu A gubernatorial aspirant in Kogi State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Mustapha Mona Audu, has declared confidence in beating the incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello, by winning the governorship ticket in the upcoming primary of the party in the state. Prince Audu who was the second person...... more

What Buhari told NASS leaders on ministerial list, by Orji Kalu

What Buhari told NASS leaders on ministerial list, by Orji Kalu Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has said that the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly was fruitful. Kalu told reporters in Abuja at the weekend that after the meeting, the leadership of the National Assembly was convinced that President Buhari was working hard to ensure...... more

Edo lawmakers-elect dissociate selves from impeachment notice on Obaseki

Edo lawmakers-elect dissociate selves from impeachment notice on Obaseki Lawmakers-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly, who are yet to be sworn in and some of their colleagues already sworn in, have denounced and dissociated themselves from an impeachment notice on the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, currently being circulated on social media. In a press statement signed by...... more

Anambra tribunal in stalemate over senatorial poll

Anambra tribunal in stalemate over senatorial poll In this analysis, Okey  Maduforo, interrogates the on-going impasses at the Anambra Elections Petitions Tribunal as the Ubah brothers challenge the election of the Senator Ifeayi Ubah in the Anambra South poll Anambra South Senatorial District is arguably the hot bed of electoral controversy given the fact that the gladiators within...... more

How we saved Obasanjo from impeachment during his days as President — Gowon

How we saved Obasanjo from impeachment during his days as President — Gowon A former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd),  has said that a former speaker of House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba and Senate President Pius Anyim, were begged not to impeach former President Olusegun Obasanjo in order to sustain democracy in the country and save his successors from suffering...... more

Bayelsa Guber: ‘Alaibe owes no apology for switching between APC, PDP’

Bayelsa Guber: ‘Alaibe owes no apology for switching between APC, PDP’ A Bayelsa State political group, Make Bayelsa Great (MBG), on Friday said that Chief Ndutimi Alaibe owes nobody apologies for switching political parties in quest to his governorship ambitions. Alaibe, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 and back again...... more

El-Rufai swears in new commissioners, vows to fire them if….

El-Rufai swears in new commissioners, vows to fire them if…. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has sworn-in 13 new commissioners to man various government ministries in his second term.  He, however, vowed to fire any of them that fails to meet up with quarterly report of the ministry, just as he added that the Ministry of Health would in the...... more

Kebbi Governor appoints Ex-Governor Dakingari 2019 Amirul Hajj

Kebbi Governor appoints Ex-Governor Dakingari 2019 Amirul Hajj Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the appointment of Amirul Hajj and leader of Kebbi State delegation to this year’s pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, Hajj 2019.  A statement on Friday signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari, said the immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji...... more

Sanwo-Olu appoints Segun Fafore as Executive Assistant on Public Relations

Sanwo-Olu appoints Segun Fafore as Executive Assistant on Public Relations Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed reputation and public relations professional Mr. Olusegun Michael Fafore as his Executive Assistant on Public Relations and New Media.  Until his appointment, Fafore was the Consultant-in-Chief of Reputation Plus Limited, a reputation and communication management company he founded a few years ago. Fafore’s...... more

I transmitted presidential election results to Server – INEC official

I transmitted presidential election results to Server – INEC official An ad-hoc official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Olufemi Ogunrinde, has said he transmitted results of the 2019 presidential election to a server of the Commission. Ogunrinde made the disclosure while being cross-examined by Muiz Banire, counsel to the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the presidential election petition tribunal...... more

Ministerial List: Buhari opens up •Gives condition for appointment

 Ministerial List: Buhari opens up  •Gives condition for appointment President Muhammadu Buhari says he will no longer nominate unknown persons for ministerial positions but only tested hands. In a maiden meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly, Buhari also said that only those tasted and capable of delivering on assigned mandates will make the ministerial list. At the meeting...... more

Bayelsa deputy governor, SSG, CoS join guber race

Bayelsa deputy governor, SSG, CoS join guber race Three key officials of the Bayelsa state government have indicated interest in the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to run for the November 16 governorship election in the state. They are the state’s deputy governor, John Jonah, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kemela Okara and the Chief of...... more

Family rejects adoption of Senator Adeleke as PDP guber candidate in 2022

Family rejects adoption of Senator Adeleke as PDP guber candidate in 2022 The elder brother of Senator Ademola Adeleke, Deji, has rejected the purported adoption of the former as the governorship candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) come 2022 in the state. Deji, who spoke on behalf of the family in a statement issued, copy of which was made available to Independent, admonished...... more

Obaseki spits fire, warns ‘Abuja Politicians’ to steer clear from Edo Assembly

Obaseki spits fire, warns ‘Abuja Politicians’ to steer clear from Edo Assembly Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has warned those he describes as Abuja politicians to steer clear from the state House of Assembly. Obaseki made the warning on Thursday during a rally organised by several solidarity groups in the state in his honour. The rally follows reports of the National Assembly planning...... more

 

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