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PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

PDP demands justice for slain Woman Leader in Kogi; decries election rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded justice for its Kogi State Women Leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh who was burnt to death in her home yesterday by political thugs. In a statement issued today, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman for the party, said the death of Mrs Abuh and others that were killed by political thugs in the Kogi election will never ... Read More »

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

Breaking: Court sacks 21 Ibadan kings, sets aside Ajimobi’s gazette

An Oyo State High Court has sacked the 21 chiefs who were elevated as crown-wearing kings in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on August 27, 2017. Justice A. Aderemi today also sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In her ruling, the judge said: • “That all the gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land ... Read More »

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Edo Deputy Governor Betrayed Me – Oshiomhole

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused the state’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu of betraying him, thus stoking the political crisis rocking Edo State. Addressing party faithful who thronged Iyamoh, his country home, Oshiomhole said his supporters not allow themselves to be used for the wrong reasons because of money. “The only thing I ... Read More »

Senator Danbaba Takes over as Senator from Sokoto south

Senator Danbaba Takes over as Senator from Sokoto south

By Haruna Salami Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba has been sworn in this Tuesday morning as the senator representing Sokoto south. Senator Danbaba replaces Senator Shehu Tambuwal Abubakar who was sacked by the Court of Appeal recently. Danbaba was a member of the 8th Senate and was one of the senators who decamped from All Progressive Congress, APC to Peoples Democratic Party,  ... Read More »

Presidency to PDP: Accept Bayelsa/ Kogi election results with grace

Presidency to PDP: Accept Bayelsa/ Kogi election results with grace

“Democracy is not only about who wins or who loses, but also about the process. In disparaging every unfavourable result, they disgrace themselves by casting aspersion on the entire system.” BAYELSA/KOGI ELECTION RESULTS: PDP SHOULD ACCEPT DEFEAT WITH GRACE By Garba Shehu Predictably, we have seen the accusation of fabricated results from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP. Yet, ... Read More »

Why we visited Jonathan — APC leaders

Why we visited Jonathan — APC leaders

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, said they visited former President Goodluck Jonathan  after Saturday’s governorship elections in recognition of his  position as the father and leader of the state. The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday. Sylva noted that ... Read More »

Those eyeing Oyo Gov’s seat should wait till 2023 – Makinde

Those eyeing Oyo Gov’s seat should wait till 2023 – Makinde

….promises to cooperate with the University of Ibadan to move the state forward Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has told his political opponents to wait till 2023 to face him at the polls. The Governor, who was speaking while flagging off the reconstruction of the 65-kilometre Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin Road, said that the people of Oyo State rejected the main opposition ... Read More »

Trump ‘Strongly Considers’ Testifying In His Impeachment Probe

Trump ‘Strongly Considers’ Testifying In His Impeachment Probe

President Donald Trump said today he is “strongly” considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation, AFP reports. After the speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, upped the ante by suggesting that Trump come forward to tell the “truth,” the Republican president said he was keen. Pelosi suggested “that I testify about the ... Read More »

APC to hold emergency NEC on Friday

APC to hold emergency NEC on Friday

Barring any last-minute changes, the very contentious National Executive Council (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be convening on Friday, November 22, 2019. The last NEC of the party was convened fifteen months ago  in August 2018, contrary to the party’s law, which stipulated quarterly meeting of the body. Reliable sources within the APC National Secretariat confirmed ... Read More »

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll

Akpabio, Ekpenyong’s DGs in war of words over rerun poll

Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his opponent Senator Chris Ekpenyong are in war of words over the rerun poll for Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The Appeal Court sitting in the neighbouring Calabar, Cross River state, had ordered a rerun to determine the actual winner of Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district. However, the ... Read More »

We’ll win more states in South-south- DSP Omo-Agege

We’ll win more states in South-south- DSP Omo-Agege

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC), victory in Bayelsa State as an assurance that more South-South states will be won by the party in future elections. Omo-Agege stated this in a congratulatory message to the governor-elect of the state, Chief David Lyon. The statement which was issued by his special adviser, media and ... Read More »

I’ll unite Bayelsa,heal all wounds-Lyon

I’ll unite Bayelsa,heal all wounds-Lyon

The Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon, has promised to unite the entire people of the state no matter their political party differences. Lyon dedicated his victory at the concluded governorship election in the state to the people of Bayelsa and thanked them for believing and trusting in him He ascribed his victory to God and resilient character of Bayelsans ... Read More »

Yoruba nation, Fulani invasion and the task ahead

Yoruba nation, Fulani invasion and the task ahead

By Banji Akintoye We Yoruba Nation are confronted by countless daunting challenges today. In all directions, our nation is suffering decline and retrogression. Our educational system, once the flagship of our development achievements, is fearfully sick. Our nation’s whole future is imperilled because the masses of our educated youths roam the streets without any hope of jobs, most of them ... Read More »

Buhari greets Bello on re-election as Kogi Governor

Buhari greets Bello on re-election as Kogi Governor

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES KOGI GOV. BELLO ON RE-ELECTION President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on his re-election in the November 16 gubernatorial poll. The President describes the election and emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate as “a race well run and a victory well won.” He commends APC supporters for remaining steadfast and resolute ... Read More »

Kogi guber: Bello beats Wada,  Akpoti with wide margins

Kogi guber: Bello beats Wada, Akpoti with wide margins

All Progressives Congress, ( APC) gubernatorial candidate,  Governor Yahaya Bello has been declared winner of the Nov. 16th Governorship election in Kogi State. He polled 406,222 to defeat the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Engr. Musa Wada who polled 187,704. Barrister (Mrs) Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, came third in the exercise with 9,482. A ... Read More »

Bayelsa: APC Candidate Emerges Governor Elect

Bayelsa: APC Candidate Emerges Governor Elect

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), David Lyon has defeat Senator Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to emerge winner of the governorship election in Bayelsa. He polled 352,552 votes to defeat Diri 143,172 votes scored by the PDP as declared by the Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Orumwese. Lyon, 49 had hailed INEC for its ... Read More »

Kogi: INEC Declares Senatorial Poll Inconclusive

Kogi: INEC Declares Senatorial Poll Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Senatorial Election in Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi State inconclusive due to the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  said to be  lower than the number of registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas ... Read More »

Dino Melaye rejects results of Kogi West Senatorial election

Dino Melaye rejects results of Kogi West Senatorial election

Senator Dino Melaye has rejected the result of the just concluded senatorial election held in Kogi West of the state yesterday. According to a video he posted on social media, the politician alleged that all the returning officers in the senatoral district were compromised. He said the Independent National Electoral (INEC) ought to declare the exercise inconclusive because the number ... Read More »

INEC adjourns final collation of Kogi results to Monday

INEC adjourns final collation of Kogi results to Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has announced the adjournment of collation of Kogi results to 9am on Monday. The results of only Ibaji and Lokoja local government areas are outstanding with Governor Yahaya Bello in clear lead in 11 local government. His closest opponent Engr Musa Wada of the People Democratic Party(PDP), who has rejected the outcome of the exercise, ... Read More »

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the  main opposition party in the elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) attempted to circumvent the electoral processes in Kogi by importing suspected political thugs from Osun and Oyo states, adding that all plots to rig the election in both states were effectively quashed. The party, in a statement issued by ... Read More »