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Atiku’s Appeal: APC, PDP fight over Supreme Court Justices

Atiku’s Appeal: APC, PDP fight over Supreme Court Justices The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday attacked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for alleging that it is seeking to influence the selection of Supreme Court justices that will decide the election case between President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives had,...... more

Questions over APC’s future after Buhari

Questions over APC’s future after Buhari To many critical observers, there is a cloud of uncertainty over future of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 presidential election. Even with more than three years to the next general elections, there is already heightened apprehension in the camp of the ruling party over the retaining power beyond...... more

2020: We’ll teach Obaseki bitter side of politics –Oshiomhole's man

2020: We’ll teach Obaseki bitter side of politics –Oshiomhole's man Mr. Henry O. Idahagbon was the Attorney-General during Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration in Edo State. In this Interview, he spoke on the current crisis in Edo APC, among other issues. Excerpts… There was news making the rounds that your health was failing and you were rushed abroad for treatment. How true...... more

2023: Igbo presidency, a right not privilege - APC stalwart

2023: Igbo presidency, a right not privilege - APC stalwart An All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, has called on Ndigbo and people of the South Eastern part of Nigeria not to trade the 2023 presidency for anything, saying “it is your right.” He expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that some political actors of the northern...... more

APC deploys 16 governors for Bayelsa, Kogi guber campaigns

APC deploys 16 governors for Bayelsa, Kogi guber campaigns The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC), has unleashed no fewer than 16 serving state governors as members of the party’s National Campaign Council to plot the fall of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. Inaugurating the council at the national headquarters of...... more

Kogi Guber: 13 parties adopt late Audu’s widow

Kogi Guber: 13 parties adopt late Audu’s widow Thirteen political parties have adopted Prof. Aisha Audu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) as their sole candidate for the November 16, Kogi Governorship election. The group spokesman, Mr. Abdulkadir Adebayo, made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday shortly after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the...... more

BREAKING: Kogi deputy governor impeached

BREAKING: Kogi deputy governor impeached The deputy governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba, has been impeached. Mr Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital. The Majority Leader of the House disclosed this to reporters at the premises of the Assembly complex.... more

We never indicted Ambode before Lagos Assembly Panel, say Ambode’s Commissioners

We never indicted Ambode before Lagos Assembly Panel, say Ambode’s Commissioners Former Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Olusegun Banjo and his Energy and Mineral Resources counterpart, Mr. Olawale Oluwo, in the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode have denied reports that they indicted Ambode before an ad-hoc committee of the State House of Assembly.  The Accountant-General of Lagos State, Mrs....... more

Presidency: PDP Reps raise alarm over alleged plot to subvert Atiku’s case at Supreme Court

Presidency: PDP Reps raise alarm over alleged plot to subvert Atiku’s case at Supreme Court The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP)’s caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed fears over alleged plans to subvert the case of the party’s candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. The caucus, in a statement on Thursday, jointly signed by its leader, O.K Chinda; Deputy...... more

Bayelsa 2019: Dickson’s commissioner resigns

Bayelsa 2019: Dickson’s commissioner resigns Bayelsa Commissioner for Mineral Resources Markson Fefegha, has resigned ahead of the November 16 governorship election. Fefegha, who is a popular politician in Yenagoa, was a founding member of Dickson’s Restoration Government and had served in other capacities. The politician, who declared that he was tired of the government, was once...... more

Bello buys 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for thugs to rig election, PDP alleges •PDP is confused, governor's aide responds

Bello buys 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for thugs to rig election, PDP alleges •PDP is confused, governor's aide responds The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello purchased over 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for people suspected to be thugs in order to rig next month’s governorship election. The opposition party claims that hundreds of tinted unregistered automobiles – cars, buses, SUVs and pickup trucks –...... more

Kogi 2019: Bello’s chief of staff resigns

Kogi 2019: Bello’s chief of staff resigns The running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag bearer in the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, Governor Yahaya Bello, Chief Edward Onoja, has resigned his position as Chief of Staff. A letter by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayoade Arike, named former Director General...... more

Plateau natives reject appointment of non-indigene as council chair

Plateau natives reject appointment of non-indigene as council chair The Autochthonous People of Jos, Plateau State, have protested the appointment of a non-indigene and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Shehu Bala, as Management Committee Chairman for Jos North Local Government Area by Governor Simon Lalong. Hon. Theresa Azi Nyako, spokesperson of the concerned citizens, disclosed this on...... more

Bayelsa PDP kicks as court approves transfer of Alaibe’s suit to Abuja

Bayelsa PDP kicks as court approves transfer of Alaibe’s suit to Abuja Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court, Yenagoa, yesterday announced that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, had approved the request of a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, to transfer his suit against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its...... more

Governor Ikpeazu forms cabinet after 139 days in office

Governor Ikpeazu forms cabinet after 139 days in office Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has sworn-in 23 newly appointed Commissioners to the Abia State Executive Council with the charge to deliver in line with the administration’s pillars of development. Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony at the International Conference Centre, Dr. Ikpeazu said lack of logistics should not be an...... more

The case of APC State Chairmen: Time for action is now, By Gital Umar

The case of APC State Chairmen: Time for action is now, By Gital Umar Recently, the undercurrent of misgivings among some of our party leaders, notably, some state chairmen of the party, has risen to the surface, thereby worsening the problem of keeping the party together. It is my hope and prayer that efforts being made at various levels, to address these problems, will yield...... more

Of Oshiomhole’s military wing and tango with the Edo Govt, Dr. Shadrack Omoregbe

Of Oshiomhole’s military wing and tango with the Edo Govt, Dr. Shadrack Omoregbe The political events unfolding in Edo State are getting clearer as the lines further diverge, rather than converge, towards congruence within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. The recent hoax around “attack” without bruises, on the National Chairman of the party and the immediate past governor of the...... more

Faleke deflects criticisms, reaffirms commitment to APC, Governor Yahaya Bello

Faleke deflects criticisms, reaffirms commitment to APC, Governor Yahaya Bello A former deputy gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Hon James Abiodun Faleke, has stated that despite unwarranted diatribe from critics to distract him from supporting Governor Yahaya Bello in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, he remains a strong member of the party. He...... more

Sanwo-Olu re-orders Ambode’s 2019 Budget, seeks N250bn loan

Sanwo-Olu re-orders Ambode’s 2019 Budget, seeks N250bn loan Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has re-ordered the 2019 Budget of the state with a letter to the State Assembly seeking a loan of N250 Billion. According to the letter by Sanwo-Olu, the 2019 Budget proposed by ex-Gov. Akinwumi Ambode could no longer be funded hence the need for its re-ordering...... more

Gov. Okowa appoints 11 permanent secretaries

Gov. Okowa appoints 11 permanent secretaries Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has approved the appointment of 11 Permanent Secretaries (PS) in the state. The approval was contained in a statement by the state Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Reginald Bayoko, on Tuesday, in Asaba. Bayoko stated that those appointed are Dr. Francis Onojeta, Mr. Paul Osahor,...... more

APC crisis deepens, Buhari, Oshiomhole’s states worst hit

APC crisis deepens, Buhari, Oshiomhole’s states worst hit The meeting of forum of chairmen of the 36 states of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in attendance over the lingering crisis bedevilling the party ended in a deadlock, Daily Trust gathered. The closed doors meeting, convened to review the 10-day ultimatum...... more

Bayelsa, Kogi politically volatile — NEC

Bayelsa, Kogi politically volatile — NEC Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has raised security concerns in both Bayelsa and Kogi states ahead of the governorship elections, describing the two states as politically volatile. Speaking while appearing before the Senate committee on INEC, he revealed that the Commission will work with the security...... more

Double registration: Court asked to disqualify Bello as Kogi guber candidate

Double registration: Court asked to disqualify Bello as Kogi guber candidate The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has been asked to disqualify Governor Yahaya Bello as a candidate in November 16 election in Kogi State. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/122/2019, the governorship aspirant on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, predicated her actions on alleged double registration...... more

Oshiomhole/Obaseki’s rift: APC may lose Edo — Tony Momoh

Oshiomhole/Obaseki’s rift: APC may lose Edo — Tony Momoh Prince Tony Momoh, one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, raised the alarm that the party may lose the state to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adam’s Oshiomhole is not quickly resolved. Daily...... more

Edo: Obaseki sacks LG political appointees

Edo: Obaseki sacks LG political appointees The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has sacked all local government political appointees in the state. It was gathered that those affected were Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Secretary to Local Government and Supervisory Councillors. It was further gathered that the sacking of local government political appointees was initially to affect...... more

Federal lawmakers sing discordant tunes on 2020 budget

Federal lawmakers sing discordant tunes on 2020 budget Deji Elumoye, Chuks Okocha and Adedayo Akinwale write that members of the National Assembly hold divergent views on the 2020 Appropriation Bill recently  presented to the legislative arm  by President Muhammadu Buhari Senators and Honourable members of the House of Representatives took time to dissect the N10.33 trillion budget estimate for...... more

Without a new constitution, Nigeria will be burning in five years, says Clarke

Without a new constitution, Nigeria will be burning in five years, says Clarke A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Robert Clarke, says there is an urgent need for a total overhaul of the nation’s Constitution. He stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s weekend political show, Sunday Politics, where he warned that there might be consequences if the issue was not taken...... more

Moghalu dumps YPP, demands electronic voting in 2023

Moghalu dumps YPP, demands electronic voting in 2023 Presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu has resigned from the party. Moghalu who announced his resignation from the party via his twitter handle, @MoghaluKingsley on Monday, called for reform of the country’s electoral system ahead of the 2023 general election. The...... more

Ganduje forms cabinet, returns henchmen

Ganduje forms cabinet, returns henchmen Over five months of intense lobbying, Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has put finishing touches on the list of his cabinet, returning some members of his Kitchen Cabinet. The Nation reports that seven former Commissioners scaled the hurdles of meeting Governor Ganduje’s criteria by been retained for the second...... more

APC: Fresh plot to sack Oshiomhole

APC: Fresh plot to sack Oshiomhole If temper and tension in the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold is anything to go by, the days of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, may be numbered after all. Chieftain of the party told Daily Sun that judging by the magnitude of the fresh plot, the former Edo governor, may...... more

 

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