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APC: Buhari Supports Meeting Of Party Organs To Resolve Crisis

APC: Buhari Supports Meeting Of Party Organs To Resolve Crisis

Governor Atiku Bagudu who led tow others – Simon Lalong and Abubakar Badaru of Plateau and Jigawa States respectively to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today has spoken of the President’s support for a quick resolution of the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. According to Bagudu who briefed state House correspondents after the meeting, President ... Read More »

Fasoranti, Clarke, Nwodo, 13 Others Sue Buhari Over Lopsided Appointments

Fasoranti, Clarke, Nwodo, 13 Others Sue Buhari Over Lopsided Appointments

Eminent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria have sued the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for N50 billion over marginalisation of the people of the regions in the appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government. The Punch reports that the 16 plaintiffs filed the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/595/2020, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on ... Read More »

Ize-Iyamu Wins Edo APC Primary

Ize-Iyamu Wins Edo APC Primary

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 2020 election. Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the direct primary election with a total of 27,838 votes to defeat Dr. Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 and Osaro Obazee who got 2,751 votes. The results were announced even as ... Read More »

Edo 2020: APC Election Committee Applauds Peaceful Process

Edo 2020: APC Election Committee Applauds Peaceful Process

The All Progressives Congress ( APC) Edo Governorship Primary Election Committee has commended the peaceful process of the direct primaries across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Committee’s Secretary, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, made the commendation in a statement today in Benin. He, however, advised the public to disregard purported ... Read More »

BREAKING: President Buhari, APC Govs Meet Over Party’s Crisis

BREAKING: President Buhari, APC Govs Meet Over Party’s Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with about three governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC . Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu who is also chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, led two others – Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State and Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State – to the meeting. The meeting is believed to be part ... Read More »

Large Turnout For Edo APC Governorship Primary

Large Turnout For Edo APC Governorship Primary

The Edo governorship primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday held across the 18 local government areas of the state peacefully, NAN reports. NAN correspondents who monitored the exercise reported that the exercise witnessed large turnout amidst peaceful process in the centres visited. The three aspirants who stood for the elections were former deputy governor, Dr Pius Odubu; ... Read More »

Ondo Deputy Gov Quits APC

Ondo Deputy Gov Quits APC

…Hints other bigwigs of the party will join PDP soon Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has revealed that many top shots of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state will soon join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The embattled deputy governor who was prevented from leaving Government House by the state Commissioner of Police yesterday spoke today ... Read More »

Kidnappers kill three in Abuja

Kidnappers kill three in Abuja

Three persons kidnapped by gunmen in Yambabu Community in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja yesterday have been killed by their abductors. FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed this in a statement this evening. Manzah, said one of the kidnappers was killed by the police after an exchange of gunfire. The command ... Read More »

Delta SSG, Information Commissioner Test Positive To COVID-19

Delta SSG, Information Commissioner Test Positive To COVID-19

Two top officials of the Delta State Government have tested positive to Coronavirus. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, who made this known in a statement in Asaba, named the officials as Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie and Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu. Ifeajika said both officials showed mild symptoms of the ... Read More »

Multiple explosions on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, many trapped in gridlock

Multiple explosions on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, many trapped in gridlock

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has diverted traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, following an explosion involving four trailers this morning on Kara Bridge. Olusegun Ogungbemide, Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC, announced this in a statement this morning. It reads: “Following the unfortunate crash that involved three fuel tankers and one other trailer that were engulfed in inferno in ... Read More »

Drama as Police Commissioner blocks Deputy Gov from leaving Govt House

Drama as Police Commissioner blocks Deputy Gov from leaving Govt House

A drama ensued on Saturday night when the Ondo State Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, prevented the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, from leaving the State Government House in Akure, the state capital. It was gathered that Salami restrained Ajayi from leaving with his official vehicle. The development was not unconnected to the ongoing rift between the deputy governor and Governor Rotimi ... Read More »

One killed, many injured as soldiers attack bandits camp in Benue

One killed, many injured as soldiers attack bandits camp in Benue

A suspected bandit was killed and many others injured when personnel of the Nigerian Army attacked the bandits’ hideout in Benue. Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, made this known in a press statement on Sunday. He said the operations which were carried out on Saturday, also saw the soldiers destroying the hideout and recovering arms and armunition. ... Read More »

PTF Names 20 Local Govt. Areas With 60% Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

PTF Names 20 Local Govt. Areas With 60% Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, has revealed that Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, remain where community spread of the Coronavirus is prevalent. He disclosed this yesterday when he received a donation of N10 million worth of personal protective equipment, PPE, from Rotary ... Read More »

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of COVID-19 pandemic

WHO raises alarm on ‘new and dangerous phase’ of COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned yesterday of a “new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease’s accelerating spread, AFP reports. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December, months before its first confirmed cases and about the same time as the disease was first reported ... Read More »

Obaseki: PDP reopens screening of aspirants

Obaseki: PDP reopens screening of aspirants

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has approved that the party screening committee should continue the screening exercise for its aspirants for the Edo governorship election, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports.. Also, PDP yesterday granted waiver to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo and his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, while it also shifted ... Read More »

Edo 2020: PDP Grants Waiver To Obaseki, Shifts Primaries To June 25

Edo 2020: PDP Grants Waiver To Obaseki, Shifts Primaries To June 25

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted waiver to Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to contest the party’s governorship primaries, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan today in Abuja, also announced the postponement of the party’s governorship primaries to June ... Read More »

Court knocks out Victor Giadom as APC drama shifts to Rivers

Court knocks out Victor Giadom as APC drama shifts to Rivers

In a deepening drama in the All Progressives Congress, a Rivers State High Court has restrained Victor Giadom from parading himself as a member of the National Working Committee of party. The court based its order on Giadom’s resignation as Deputy National Secretary of the APC, when he went to vie for the position of Deputy Governor in Rivers in ... Read More »

South-West PDP leaders meet, resolve to forge common front

South-West PDP leaders meet, resolve to forge common front

…vow to reposition party Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West geo-political zone, met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, resolving to ensure the party is built into a strong, indissoluble structure. The meeting, which was held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, affirmed the resolve of stakeholders in the party to embrace the principles ... Read More »

Omo-Agege expresses shock over P.B. Djebah’s death

Omo-Agege expresses shock over P.B. Djebah’s death

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of prominent businessman, Chief Philip Bivese Djebah. According to Senator Omo-Agege, P.B Djebah, as he was popularly called, was a forthright, honest, disciplined and principled Urhobo son who lived a life of purpose not only to self and family but also to his ... Read More »

Ethics and Leadership Academy ready to provide training for public officers- Dr Akanni

Ethics and Leadership Academy ready to provide training for public officers- Dr Akanni

A member of the board of the Lagos based Ethics and Leadership Academy, Dr Tunde Akanni has said the organisation is ready to provide training for professionals and public officials on best practices. Dr Akanni who is also a senior lecturer in journalism at the School of Communication, Lagos State University (LASU), stated this recently during an edition of Lunch ... Read More »