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2020: APC won’t lose Edo – Oshiomhole declares

2020: APC won’t lose Edo – Oshiomhole declares The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday declared that the ruling party is not at risk of losing in Edo State in 2020 governorship elections in the state. Oshiomhole made the declaration while briefing State House correspondents on the purpose of the meeting President Muhammadu...... more

Alleged double registration: Bello knows fate January 20

Alleged double registration: Bello knows fate January 20 The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on Jan. 20, 2020, deliver judgment in the suit seeking Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who fixed the date after taking the arguments of all the parties in the matter, said there was the...... more

Why I resigned as Plateau PDP chair — Sango

Why I resigned as Plateau PDP chair — Sango  Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Damishi Sango has resigned from his position following the recent crisis that rocked the party and corruption allegations against him. Speaking at a farewell press conference in Jos, the state capital, Sango said his deputy, Amos Gombi, will take over as acting...... more

Edo Assembly: We’ll obey lawful resolution on 14 members-elect — INEC

Edo Assembly: We’ll obey lawful resolution on 14 members-elect — INEC  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will obey any lawful resolution of the parliament including that of the Edo State House of Assembly which declared the seats of 14 lawmakers-elect vacant. Mr. Rotimi L. Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told said on...... more

2023: Igbo leaders kick-start debate on Presidency, restructuring

2023: Igbo leaders kick-start debate on Presidency, restructuring Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF), on Thursday, at the NUJ FCT Press Centre unveiled plans by the group to organise ‘the Great Debate for national unity centred on Restructuring and Rotation of Presidential Power in Nigeria.’ The press conference convened by Dr. Godwin I. Udibe, Dr. Law Mefor, Dr. Emeka Okengwu,...... more

INEC sets January 2020 for 28 rerun elections

INEC sets January 2020 for 28 rerun elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 25, 2020, for the conduct of the 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections across Nigeria. INEC announced its decision in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye, on Thursday. According to the statement,...... more

Senate, Reps pass 2020 Budget

Senate, Reps pass 2020 Budget The Senate on Thursday passed the 2020 Appropriation Bill. In passing the budget, the lawmakers increased the total sum from N10.330,416,607 to N10.594,362,364. The Senate also increased the benchmark price of crude from 55$ to 57$, however, the exchange rate at N305 to 1$ was retained. Senator Ibrahim Jibrin, the chairman...... more

Buhari, APC governors meet in Aso Rock

Buhari, APC governors meet in Aso Rock President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting governors elected under the All Progressive Congress (APC). The meeting is taking place at the President’s office at the presidential villa, Abuja. Also at the meeting is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. Governors present at the meeting...... more

APC plot for one-party state coup against democracy — PDP

APC plot for one-party state coup against democracy — PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its “coup” against democracy in Nigeria cannot stand, in spite of its orchestration of violence, killings and forceful seizure of electoral processes. The PDP insisted that no amount of blackmail, innuendos, threats and direct attacks by the APC...... more

Enugu LG election to hold Feb. 29

Enugu LG election to hold Feb. 29  The Enugu State Independent National Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) says it will conduct local government election in the state on Feb. 29, 2020. The Chairman of ENSIEC, Dr Mike Ajogu in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu, advised all political parties in the state to take note of the statutory notice for...... more

Buhari appoints 9 new Permanent Secretaries

Buhari appoints 9 new Permanent Secretaries President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of nine permanent secretaries into the federal civil service. Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), made this known in a statement by Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, office of the HCSF. According to Yemi-Esan, the new Federal...... more

Bayelsa Governor-elect David Lyon moves to probe Dickson

Bayelsa Governor-elect David Lyon moves to probe Dickson Chief David Lyon the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, on Wednesday, urged the transition committee set up by the All Progressives Congress to scrutinise the accounts of Governor Henry Dickson’s administration urging them to identify failures of the outgoing administration. Inaugurating the committee in Yenagoa, the state capital, David Lyon urged them...... more

PDP alleges plot to upturn Makinde’s victory at Supreme Court

PDP alleges plot to upturn Makinde’s victory at Supreme Court The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-West, on Wednesday, alleged that there are plots by the Presidency to upturn the electoral victory of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, at the Supreme Court. The party submitted that the PDP roundly defeated the APC in Oyo state during the last governorship election,...... more

APC loses 20,000 members to PDP in Enugu

APC loses 20,000 members to PDP in Enugu No fewer than 20,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State were among those who defected from the party on Sunday to the People’s Democratic Party Party (PDP) in Enugu State. The former APC faithful followed the APC Enugu East senatorial candidate in the last election, Lawrence Ezeh,...... more

APC crisis deepens over 2023 presidential ticket

APC crisis deepens over 2023 presidential ticket There may be no end to the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 presidential election, as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, has accused two northern governors of using a Bayelsa state governorship aspirant to feather their political aspirations. The APC deputy spokesperson,...... more

Anambra 2021: The OAU agenda

Anambra 2021: The OAU agenda  Former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, currently has a heavy cross he is carrying following the death of former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who before now was the leader of the Old Aguata Forum (OAU). The forum, which is made up of the three local government areas of...... more

INEC probes political parties

INEC probes political parties The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started verification of the presence of the 92 registered political parties in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It was feared that the exercise might be the process of deregistering some of political parties that have failed to meet the requirements. Nigeria at the...... more

Doherty emerges new Chairman for Lagos PDP

Doherty emerges new Chairman for Lagos PDP Mr. Adedeji Doherty has been sworn-in as the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State. He was sworn into office by the party’s National Vice Chairman south west, Eddy Olafeso. Doherty becomes the party chairman after Moshood Salvador exited the party to defect to the ruling All...... more

Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi fight dirty after Kogi West senatorial election

Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi fight dirty after Kogi West senatorial election The rivalry between former lawmaker Dino Melaye and Senator Smart Adeyemi has been reignited after the Kogi West senatorial election was concluded over the weekend. Melaye and Adeyemi have both contested and occupied the seat for Kogi West in the Senate for 12 years. Adeyemi was first elected Senator in 2007...... more

Taraba Assembly gets new Speaker

Taraba Assembly gets new Speaker The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday elected Mr Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alh Hamman Adama Abdulahi as the new Speaker and deputy Speaker of the House respectively, following Sunday night resignation of Mr Abel Peter Diah and Mr Charles Maijankai from the said positions respectively. The House which convened...... more

APC sweeps Niger Council polls, wins 22 chairmanship seats

APC sweeps Niger Council polls, wins 22 chairmanship seats The Niger State Independent Electoral Commission has announced the results of the Chairmanship and Councillorship elections from 23 local government areas, out of which the All Progressives Congress has won 22 Chairmanship seats while PDP won 1 seat. Results from Mashegu and Tafa local government areas are yet to be submitted,...... more

Edo 2020: Polytechnic students drum support for Obaseki, Shaibu’s re-election

Edo 2020: Polytechnic students drum support for Obaseki, Shaibu’s re-election The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) have joined the growing list of supporters for the re-election of Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, ahead of the gubernatorial election in 2020. Speaking during a solidarity visit by members of the association to Government...... more

Taraba House of Assembly Speaker throws in the towel

Taraba House of Assembly Speaker throws in the towel The Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Abel Peter Diah, has resigned his position. Diah, who announced his resignation in a short message to Journalists in the state, said he was resigning on personal grounds. His resignation is the climax of a battle of wits between the state governor, Darius...... more

Dino Melaye is my political house boy - Smart Adeyemi

Dino Melaye is my political house boy - Smart Adeyemi The newly-elected Senator Smart Adeyemi has said his defeated opponent, Dino Melaye, is his political house boy who could not manage well his earlier election into the Senate but decided to burgle it with  unnecessary exuberances. Adeyemi while addressing  newsmen on Sunday after his victory at the poll said’ when a...... more

2023: Early moves to checkmate Atiku

2023: Early moves to checkmate Atiku A broad-based political alliance involving eminent leaders and chieftains of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the six geopolitical zones is being put together with a two-pronged agenda, one of which is to neutralise the hold of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 General...... more

2023: Those opposed to Igbo presidency are unjust — Ohanaeze

2023: Those opposed to Igbo presidency are unjust — Ohanaeze Against the background of comment by a chieftain of Arewa Consultative Forum that the North would support a Northern presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, pan Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has fired back, saying that those trying to circumvent the emergence of Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction in 2023,...... more

African politicians replacing military coups with political coups — Jonathan

African politicians replacing military coups with political coups — Jonathan Former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has berated a trend in African politics where, according to him, politicians are resorting to political coups as a substitute for military coups, critiquing the phenomenon as bad for the continent. Jonathan made the observation at the weekend while speaking on behalf of other awardees...... more

Kogi West: Dino, Smart in final showdown

Kogi West: Dino, Smart in final showdown The concluding part of Kogi West senatorial election will be held today. Two brothers – Senators Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP both from Ijumu Local Council of the state are in a tug-of-war for the Senate seat. T The...... more

Voters apathy, vote buying, ballot boxes snatching allegations trail Niger LG election

Voters apathy, vote buying, ballot boxes snatching allegations trail Niger LG election There was a low voters turnout during the Saturday local government election in Niger state. In most of the polling units visited by Daily Trust in Chanchaga, Bosso, Kontagora and Rafi local government areas of the state only few voters turned out to cast their votes. Our correspondent also reports  that...... more

Oshiomhole: South/South APC leaders declare war on members

Oshiomhole: South/South APC leaders declare war on members  The All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders from South-South geo-political zone have declared war on party members who are calling for the resignation of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. According to the leaders who gathered in Abuja on Thursday, it is an insult on the zone for outsiders to decide who...... more

 

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