• Anambra guber: APGA crisis gets messier

    Anambra guber: APGA crisis gets messier
    From Fred Itua, Abuja
    The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) risk being disqualified from contesting the November 6 Anambra governorship poll for breach of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rules for nomination of its delegates for the primary.
    The fear is hinged on the position of INEC that a faction of the party led by Victor Oye did not duly notify it of plan to hold ward congresses within the 21 days recommended by its regulations and Section 85 of the Electoral Act as prer
  • Why I’m in Anambra governorship race –Etiaba

    Why I’m in Anambra  governorship race –Etiaba
    Chief Emeka Etiaba, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for the November 6 election in Anambra State. In this interview, he discusses his reasons for entering the governorship race and what he intends to do for the people of the state.
     
    Why are you in the Anambra State governorship race?
    I am in the race to win. I am in the race to give a direction to the youth and ensure that Anambra State takes its pride of place in the comity of st
  • APC must win Anambra guber election –Okom, director, Chidozie Nwankwo Campaign Organisation

    APC must win Anambra guber election  –Okom, director, Chidozie Nwankwo Campaign Organisation
    By Dickson OkaforMr. Uchenna Okonkwo Okom is former Chief Whip, Anambra State House of Assembly, and deputy director-general (operations), Dozie Nwankwo Campaign Organisation for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. In this interview, he declared that Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would solve the problem of insecurity in Anambra State, if elected governor. You are the campaign director of Chidozie Nwankwo, an APC aspirant, what do you think are the
  • INEC targets 100m voters for 2023 polls

    INEC targets 100m voters for 2023 polls
    From Adetutu Folasade-Koyi and Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is targeting a minimum of 20 million additional registrants in the forthcoming nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise to increase the total number of voters to 100 million ahead of the 2023 general elections.
    INEC also pleaded with media organisations to ensure the success of the CVR through massive publicity, emphasising that the exercise scheduled to last a perio
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  • Defections: C’River APC orders 3m bunches of brooms

    Defections: C’River APC orders 3m bunches of brooms
    The Cross River Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has placed order for three million bunches of brooms for the new entrants into the party.
    The Publicity Secretary, Bassey Ita, in a statement in Calabar yesterday, it was observed that the commodity, which is APC’s symbol, had suddenly become scarce in the state, following the influx of new members, in the wake of Governor Ben Ayade’s defection into the party.
    “To address the challenge, the party ordered for three m
  • Anambra guber: Tension mounts over PDP primary

    Anambra guber: Tension mounts over PDP primary
    From Ndubuisi Orji, AbujaAmid rising tension over Saturday’s gubernatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has  appealed to stakeholders to close ranks in the interest of the party.
    Controversy had trailed the outcome of the PDP ad-hoc delegates congress for the gubernatorial primary slated for June 26.
    However, Secondus, said it was necessary for the governorship aspirants and party leaders in Anambra to look beyond individ
  • PDP suspends ex-party chair Aeroland

    PDP suspends ex-party chair Aeroland
    By Eya Afugo, Lagos
    The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos on Monday suspended a former state chairman of the party, Otunba Segun Adewale (aka Aeroland).
    Adewale’s suspension was announced by Alhaji Solagbade Abbas, Chairman of Alimosho Local Government Area of the party.
    In a statement made available to reporters, the party said it took the decision to suspend Adewale following the recommendation of the Executive and Disciplinary Committee of Ward M1 in Alimosho LGA.
    It also s
  • Anambra 2021: APGA crisis gets messier

    Anambra 2021: APGA crisis gets messier
    From Fred Itua, Abuja
    Ahead of the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 6, there are strong indications that the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) may be disqualified from participating in the election.
    The Jude Okeke-led faction of the party, which expressed this fear while addressing reporters on Monday, noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its letter to the Victor Oye-led APGA, said that it has not received the statutory 21 days’ notice
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  • Tribunal affirms Daduut as winner of Plateau South bye-election

    Tribunal affirms Daduut as winner of Plateau South bye-election
    From Gyang Bere, Jos
    The National Assembly and State Houses Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos affirmed on Monday the election of Senator Nora Ladi Daduut of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of Plateau South senatorial bye-election election, defeating the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Gorge Fails.
    Delivering the judgment, the three-man tribunal headed by Justice DA Akhobe dismissed the petition filed by George Daika of the People&rsq
  • Nasarawa: More trouble for PDP as Maiyaki defects to APC

    Nasarawa: More trouble for PDP as Maiyaki defects to APC
    From Leo Nzwanke, Lafia
    The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State has witnessed another calamity, with an erstwhile member representing Karu/Gitata constituency, Hon David Maiyaki, officially defecting to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
    The Speaker of the House, who read the defection letter on Monday at the floor of the Assembly, said that Maiyaki left his former party to APC in the best interest of his people.
    The number three citizen of the state, congratulating the lawm
  • Caretaker Committee has rescued APC from imminent collapse, disintegration — Gov Buni

    Caretaker Committee has rescued APC from imminent collapse, disintegration — Gov Buni
    From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
    The National Chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has said that his Committee has rescued troubled APC heading towards imminent collapse and disintegration.
    He maintained that the Caretaker Committee under his leadership has been able to stabilise and transform the party into a very strong, solid, reliable and ever growing political force.
    Speaking at an event organised by the APC youths,
  • Niger APC Chieftain, Vatsa @60; Says Buhari body language fueling tension in South East, South West

    Niger APC Chieftain, Vatsa @60; Says Buhari body language fueling tension in South East, South West
    From John Adams, Minna
    A former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger state, Jonathan Vatsa on Monday marked his 60th birthday in Minna, the state capital with an appeal to President Mohammadu Buhari to change his body language in order to reduce the growing tension in the country.
    Hon. Vatsa who made the appeal shortly after visiting the orphanage homes and Internally Displaced People’s (IDPs) Camps in Minna as part
  • Lagos APC electoral appeal committee submits report

    Lagos APC electoral appeal committee submits report
    By Chinelo Obogo
    The Lagos State APC Electoral Appeal Committee headed by Lawal Pedro (SAN) has submitted its report to the state chairman, Tunde Balogun.
    The committee which sat for three weeks received 125 petitions over the outcome of the primaries for the forthcoming local government elections across the state.
    The chairman of the committee said that the petitions focused mainly on instances of outright failure to hold primaries for various reasons, spate of violence and inconclusive procedu
  • 2023: We are set to change the political narrative – NYAC

    2023: We are set to change the political narrative – NYAC
    From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja
    Nigeria Youth Alternative Council (NYAC) has called on Nigerians to join force with its team to change the country’s narrative and cause a shift in the polity.
    Its president, Chukwuka Odimbu, while speaking with journalists in Abuja yesterday stated that Nigeria is currently at a critical crossroad, adding that it is time to make amendment.
    Odimbu stressed that since Independence it has been a chronicle of raised and dashed hopes and expectations, irrespective
  • APC can’t guarantee free, fair elections -Ex- govs

    APC can’t guarantee free, fair elections -Ex- govs
    By Chinelo Obogo
    Forum of Former Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives-led government can’t guarantee free, fair elections in 2023In a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Abuja and signed, Bala B. B, Director,  Media and Communications to Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, Chairman, Former PDP Governors’ Forum, they called on the PDP to mobilise the civil society and other Non-Governmental Organisations and Nigerians to help push
  • Anambra guber: Return of PDP’s quadrennial rancour

    Anambra guber: Return of  PDP’s quadrennial rancour
    From Obinna Odogwu,  Awka
    Political crises in Anambra State’s chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have become a quadrennial ritual, of sort. In the 36 states of the federation, the state appears to have marked itself out as the crisis capital.
    This is because since the return of democracy in the country in 1999, the party formed in 1998 has been enmeshed in a series of internal crises in the state.
    In fact, their disaffections in the state started shortly after the then gove
  • Cross River North Senatorial by-election: Tribunal upholds Odey’s victory

    Cross River North Senatorial by-election: Tribunal upholds Odey’s victory
    Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar, at the weekend, upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Stephen Odey, in the Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.
    The tribunal struck out the two grounds of appeal filed by Joe Agi (SAN) for lacking in merit and held that they were pre-election matters that could best be determined by the High Courts.
    Agi had filed a petition to wit that the 1st and 2nd respondents (Odey and Jarigbe Agom) were
  • Rep, state lawmaker, Agara, 30,000 others defect to APC in Cross River

    Rep, state lawmaker, Agara, 30,000 others defect to APC in Cross River
    Barely one month following the defection of Cross River Governor,  Ben Ayade to the All Progressives Congress (APC),  a gale of defections have continued to hit the 18 local governments areas of the state with the latest being member representing Obudu/Bekwarra/Obanliku Federal Constituency, Mr. Legor Idagbo,  who defected with over 30,000 of his supporters drawn from three council areas.
    Speaking at the venue of the defection rally in Abuochiche, headquarters of Bekwarra Local Go
  • …PDP’s national leadership backs Sandy/Gershom ticket for 2023 guber

    …PDP’s national leadership backs Sandy/Gershom ticket for 2023  guber
    Speculations are rife in Cross River State that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have tactfully given nod to the candidature of Senators Sandy Onor and Gershom Bassey as their governorship aspirant ahead of 2023 poll.
    This development followed what happened in Calabar last week when the leadership of the party stormed Calabar to shore up the party, which recently suffered a setback as a result of Governor Ben Ayade decamping from the party to pitch his tent with
  • Ifeanyi Ubah picks YPP ticket ahead of Anambra guber

    Ifeanyi Ubah picks YPP ticket ahead of Anambra guber
    From Mokwugwo Solomon, NnewiThe Young Progressive Party, YPP, weekend, in Awka, the Anambra State capital, elected the senator representing Anambra South at the national assembly,  Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, to fly its flag ahead of the state’s governorship election slated for November 6, 2021.One hundred and nine delegates drawn from the 21 Local Government Areas of Anambra State participated in primary election held in Awka, the Anambra State capital.Ubah, being a lone aspirant in th
  • Why there is delay in appointing Commissioners in Edo State – Shaibu

    Why there is delay in appointing Commissioners in Edo State – Shaibu
    From Tony Osauzo, Benin
    The delay in the formation of a cabinet by Governor Godwin Obaseki was his position that those who would serve in his cabinet should be nominated by the people in the grassroots and not himself picking commissioners and imposing them on the state.
    Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, who dislosed this, however said that the process of picking commissioners has started and that in a couple of days, a state cabinet will be formed.‎
    Shaibu stated this yester
  • Kwara APC wants registration extended for new members

    Kwara APC wants registration extended for new members
    From LAYI OLANREWAJU,Ilorin
    Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to the national headquarters of the party to extend registration exercise for thousands of new entrants into the party, saying such a step would afford them the opportunity to pursue their legitimate aspirations.
    “You would recall that thousands of people from the opposition PDP, Labour Party, ACPN and others have recently joined our party in the state. We appeal that the registration exerci
  • Anambra guber: APC aspirants kick against Omo-Agege, Kalu heading panel

    Anambra guber: APC aspirants kick against Omo-Agege, Kalu heading panel
    Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  governorship primary in Anambra State, nine aspirants have requested the National Caretaker Committee chairman and head of the Special Congress Committee of the party,  Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, not to appoint Deputy Senate President,  Senator Ovie Omo-Agege  or Chief Whip of the Senate,  Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, as head of zonal committee for the state 2021 governorship election.In a petition to the APC chairman, the aspiran
  • Accord to contest in 12 Lagos council areas of strength come July 24

    Accord to contest in 12 Lagos council areas of strength come July 24
    Accord Party plans to contest only in 12 local government councils and 37 local council development areas at the July 24 council polls in Lagos State.
    Its Publicity Secretary, Dele Oladeji, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, on Sunday that the party chose to contest only in its areas of strength rather than dissipate energy across the state.
    He said Accord Party would contest chairmanship and councillorship seats in Somolu, Mushin, Odi-Olowo, Igando-Ikotun, Agbado Okeodo, Agege, Ali
  • Ondo CJ: Akeredolu, Okutepa trade words

    Ondo CJ: Akeredolu, Okutepa trade words
    From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
    Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has said that his government will not go against the verdict of court on the position of the state Chief judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu.
    The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Richard Olatunde said he will continue to respect court order on any issue relating to his administration.
    A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had last week ruled that Governor Akeredolu lacks the powers to remove Justic
  • We’re defecting to enable APC completely take over Cross River in 2023, says party chieftain

    We’re defecting to enable APC completely take over Cross River in 2023, says party chieftain
    From Judex Okoro, Calabar
    A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and a Senatorial aspirant during the 2019 election under the people’s Democratic party, PDP, Chief Chris Agara, has said the mass defections to APC is to enable the party take over Cross River completely in 2023.
    Ayade had defected to the ruling APC on Thursday, May 2021 having fallen out with his former party, PDP, over the control of the party structures.
    And since there have been gale of defections as a good number
  • APC clinches Jigawa federal constituency bye-election

    APC clinches Jigawa federal constituency bye-election
    From Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse
    A candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa, Alhaji Yusuf Shittu Galambi, has been declared winner of the Gwaram/Fagam federal constituency bye-election held on Saturday.
    Announcing the results, the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Ahmed Shehu, said the APC candidate having gotten the highest number of votes in the election with 29,372 votes, is the winner, with his closest rival, Alhaji Inuwa Mai Cha
  • Futility of Buhari’s cattle grazing routes

    Futility of Buhari’s cattle grazing routes
    By Omoniyi Salaudeen
    As an annual ritual, this year’s Democracy Day celebration provided yet another opportunity for government at all levels to give accounts of their stewardship in the last two years of the present administration.For President Muhammadu Buhari who has been in a long silence over some knotty national issues fueling separatist agitations, many had expected that he would use the occasion to provide some soothing relief to the frayed nerves.Characteristic of his seeming obst
  • 1999 Constitution is of dubious ancestry – Senator Ndoma-Egba

    1999 Constitution is of dubious ancestry – Senator Ndoma-Egba
    By Daniel Kanu
    Quintessential politician and former Majority Leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.
    The erstwhile chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in this interview with select group  of journalists, spoke on crucial national issues, including the spate of insecurity, constitution review, restructuring, agitations by the Southeast, ban on open grazing, Governor Ben A
  • Devolution of powers: Only way to rescue Nigeria – Shonibare, SDP national chairman

    Devolution of powers: Only way to rescue Nigeria – Shonibare, SDP national chairman
    By Omoniyi Salaudeen
    Chief Supo Shonibare is the national chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP).In this interview, he lamented the state of the nation, saying that those opposed to restructuring are working for the breakup of the country.      
    What is your assessment of the state of the nation as at today?
    The nation is in dire straits, with rulers who appear to be deaf or just simply delusional about almost all aspects of governance. It’s most unfortunate that a polity
  • Dot-in-circle: Amechi lambasts Buhari

    Dot-in-circle: Amechi lambasts Buhari
    From David Onwuchekwa
    First Aviation Minister in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amechi has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari for describing Ndigbo as a dot-in-a- circle, condemning the wrong choice of words and lack of diplomacy on the part of Mr President.He also talked about agitation for self-determination and revealed what he would have done, if he were in President Buhari’s shoes. Chief Amechi who has just clocked 92 years looked at other national issues. Excerpt:
    President Muha
  • 2023: I won’t cede power to politicians who can’t win elections in their domains- Buhari

    2023: I won’t cede power to politicians who can’t win elections in their domains- Buhari
    From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would not cede power to politicians who cannot win elections in their domains, adding that there is nothing that the country needs now other than peace.
    To this end, he said the country would be better if it remain united as a sovereign nation than fragmented entities.President Buhari was speaking as a Special Guest of Honour at the launching of Kudirat Abiola Sabon Gari, Zaria Peace Foundation held at Ahmadu Bello Univers
  • Enugu APC passes vote of confidence in Senator Eze

    Enugu APC passes vote of confidence in Senator Eze
    The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has passed a vote of confidence in its 2019 governorship candidate, Sen. Ayogu Eze, for being a blessing to the party since he joined the party.
    In a statement jointly signed by the APC State Caretaker Chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, APC Local Government Area Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Desmond Ayogu and the APC Ward 7, Igbo Eze North LGA Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Nduka Obeta, the party described Sen. Eze as a grassroots politician who has brought his
  • Anambra 2021: Bayelsa dep gov predicts victory for PDP

    Anambra 2021: Bayelsa dep gov predicts victory for PDP
    From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
     
    Ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State, the Bayelsa State deputy governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will coast home to victory in the elections.
    Senator Ewhrudjakpo was quoted to have stated this at the state party secretariat in Awka, shortly after leading a committee to conduct the election of local government delegates for the forthcoming PDP primaries in An
  • APC passes vote of confidence in Buhari, Sylva over performance

    APC passes vote of confidence in Buhari, Sylva over performance
    From Femi Folaranmi, YenagoaStakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State have passed a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, over their leadership direction and proper discharge of their constitutional duties.
    The vote of confidence in Sylva is coming on the heels of attempts by some members of the party to challenge his leadership position ahead of the commencement of congresses in the sta
  • APC passes vote of confidence on Buhari, Sylva over performance

    APC passes vote of confidence on Buhari, Sylva over performance
    From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
    Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, over their leadership direction and proper discharge of their constitutional duties.
    The vote of confidence on Sylva is coming on the heels of attempts by some members of the party to challenge his leadership position ahead the commencement of congresses in the state
  • Anambra 2021: Bayelsa Deputy Governor predicts victory for PDP

    Anambra 2021: Bayelsa Deputy Governor predicts victory for PDP
    From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
    Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has expressed confidence that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will coast home to victory in the elections.
    Ewhrudjakpo was quoted to have stated this at the state party secretariat in Awka, shortly after leading a committee to conduct the election of local government delegates for the forthcoming PDP primaries in Anambra State.
    In a statement i
  • Nigeria doesn’t need a new Constitution – Ustaz Usman, SAN

    Nigeria doesn’t need a new Constitution – Ustaz Usman, SAN
    From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
    Kaduna based Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ustaz Yunus Usman has said that Nigeria doesn’t need new Constitution, but continuous amendment of the existing Constitution, citing American Constitution that has been in use for more than 200 years without being replaced, but amended.
    Usman said whatever Nigerians are agitating for before the Constitution review committee should be inserted into the existing Constitution and give it an amendment.
    The SAN who represent
  • Benue 2023: Gemade formally informs Jechira traditional rulers of his intention to contest for Governor

    Benue 2023: Gemade formally informs Jechira traditional rulers of his intention to contest for Governor
    From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
    Senator Barnabas Gemade has formally informed the people of Jechira about his intention to contest the Benue gubernatorial election come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
    Declaring his intention before the Jerchira traditional council at the Tor Jerchira’s palace in Vandeikya, Vandeikya Local Government area of Benue State at the weekend, Gemade asked for their prayers and support to enable him win.The former National Chairman of the Peo
  • Abacha was to kill me the day he died -Ex-NADECO activist

    Abacha was to kill me the day he died -Ex-NADECO activist
    As Nigerians marked this year’s Democracy Day, several heroes of the June 12 struggle may have died or are living unsung. One of such persons is Francis Ede; a former staff of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), who had narrowly escaped execution on the orders of the then military junta, headed by Late General Sani Abacha.
    Ede, from Ebonyi State, who was recruited by Senator Polycarp Nwite, told SATURDAY SUN he was detained at various times in 32 detention camps for more th
  • Nigeria is ripe for female president -Ekpere-Eta, ex-DG, NCWD

    Nigeria is ripe for female president -Ekpere-Eta, ex-DG, NCWD
    By Juliana-Taiwo Obalonye
    The immediate past Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mary Ekpere-Eta, has declared that Nigeria is ripe for a female president, adding that she hopes to occupy the country’s highest political office someday.She expressed delight that Nigerian women are leaving indelible footprints everywhere, noting that Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of
  • Why my meeting with bandits did not yield desired fruits -Masari

    Why my meeting with bandits did not yield desired fruits -Masari
    Katsina State governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has adduced reasons for the continuous security challenges in the state, in spite of his negotiations with some armed bandits in the area in 2019.
    In an interview with AGAJU MADUGBA, the governor insisted that security challenges are part of human development, asserting that Nigeria has enough cause to celebrate 22 years of unbroken democracy.
    Some people have said that, as a result of the many challenges in Nigeria, there was no reason to celebr
  • Govt must stop orgy of attacks on police –Azubuko Joel Udah, retired DIG

    Govt must stop orgy of attacks on police –Azubuko Joel Udah, retired DIG
    Azubuko Joel Udah is a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Police Force Microfinance Bank plc.In this interview with NGOZI UWUJARE, he proffers solutions to the challenges of insecurity plaguing the nation and counsels policemen and women on responding to challenges.
    What can you say about the current insecurity in the country?
    There is insecurity in all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria. Each of the geo-political zones is having serious c
  • Obiano lifts ban on market elections in Anambra

    Obiano lifts ban on market elections in Anambra
    From ALOYSIUS ATTAH, Onitsha
    Governor Willie Obiano has lifted the ban hitherto placed on elections into various offices for market leadership in Anambra state.
    Chairman, Electoral Committee of Anambra State Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, ASMATA, Chief Sam Emeka said this in Onitsha yesterday during the general election of executives for the traders at Anambra International Building Materials Market, Ogidi.
    Emeka, who also represented ASMATA Chairman, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu in the e
  • Ekiti APC suspends two over affiliations with pro-Tinubu group

    Ekiti APC suspends two over affiliations with pro-Tinubu group
    From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti
    The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has again suspended two members of the party over alleged affiliations with South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
    The two victims, Messrs Kayode Adetifa and Jide Oso, were APC members in Ward 9, Owaye Quarters in Ayede Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state.
    The Chairman of
  • Your plan to regulate social media hypocritical, Wike tells APC

    Your plan to regulate social media hypocritical, Wike tells APC
    From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said it is hypocritical for the All Progressives Congress to contemplate banning or regulating social media after using it to hoodwink Nigerians to attain power.
    Wike argued that the APC-led government has miserably failed, and wants to use its disagreement with Twitter as a false premise to suppress criticism of the administration’s appalling handling of the affairs of the nation through the dubious regulation of social med
  • Anambra Guber: if elected I will drastically transform the state — Moghalu

    Anambra Guber: if elected I will drastically transform the state — Moghalu
    From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja
    The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways (NIWA) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr George Moghalu, has said if elected in the October Anambra governorship election, he will drastically transform the state.
    Moghalu was one of the six governorship aspirants cleared for the party’s primary coming up on October 26 said as an experienced and grass root politician he has all it takes to completely transform the state within one year
  • Osun APC crisis worsens as party suspends ex Aregbesola’s aide

    Osun APC crisis worsens as party suspends ex Aregbesola’s aide
    From Bamigbola Gbolagunte
    The internal crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State on Friday took another dimension as the party suspended a former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kolapo Alimi.
    Alimi who is currently a Senior Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila is one the die hard loyalists of the former Governor of the state and Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola.
    The internal
  • No division in Oyo PDP – Exco

    No division in Oyo PDP – Exco
    From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan
    The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State on Friday rose from a meeting and said there is no division in the party.
    The meeting also unequivocally affirmed and identified with the leadership of the state governor, Seyi Makinde as the authentic leader of our party in the state and the South Western Zone.
    Present at the meeting were All the state party executives, except two; members of the National Assembly, including Senator Kola Balogun, except one; 26 memb
  • Judiciary, State Legislature autonomy: APC Govs endorse Tambuwal Committee

    Judiciary, State Legislature autonomy: APC Govs endorse Tambuwal Committee
    From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have unanimously endorsed the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal-led NGF Committee on the autonomy for Judiciary and State Legislature.
    PGF also noted that it has recommitted itself to continue to support all the initiatives of the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
    Disclosing the resolution taken during its emergency meeting, the chairman of

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