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BURNT  SECRETARIAT:SDP CHAIRMAN POINTS FINGERS AT APC

BURNT SECRETARIAT:SDP CHAIRMAN POINTS FINGERS AT APC

Few hours after the  Kogi State secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was rezed down by unknown arsonists, the state Chairman of the SDP, Alhaji Mukhtar Atima  has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) of being behind the attack. He said the obvious fear of defeat starring APC in the face made it to “release their boys ... Read More »

PDP suspends Ikimi, Oghiadohme, Dokpesi

PDP suspends Ikimi, Oghiadohme, Dokpesi

The simmering crisis in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) became an open sore over the weekend as the Integrity Group, a pressure group within , Edo State chapter  announced the suspension of notable chieftains of the party from across the three senatorial districts of the state. Those suspended were a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief ... Read More »

Anxiety as Ize-Iyamu plots to dump PDP for APC

Anxiety as Ize-Iyamu plots to dump PDP for APC

The frosty relationship godfather,Adams Oshiomhole and godson,Godwin Obaseki may ultimately determine where the pendulum of power swings in Edo State as former governorship candidate  of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the 2016 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, may have concluded plans to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress(APC). It was gathered that Pastor Ize-Iyamu may have finalised all ... Read More »

Appeal Court Upholds Abiodun’s election, Ogun APC elated

Appeal Court Upholds Abiodun’s election, Ogun APC elated

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has affirmed the rulings of the Electoral petition tribunal that Prince Dapo Abiodun is the elected governor of Ogun state The tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital, had on September 4 dismissed the petition of his main challenger Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM). Akinlade appealed the judgment ... Read More »

Kogi 2019: SDP secretariat razed by suspected political thugs

Kogi 2019: SDP secretariat razed by suspected political thugs

Few days after a  High Court ordered the Independent National Election Commission(INEC) to include Natasha Akpoti  of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on the ballot, suspected political thugs during the early hours of Monday, burnt the Lokoja, Kogi State secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) secretariat. The SDP secretariat is located adjacent to Lokoja local government secretariat, around the ... Read More »

Dangote Group installs 32 silos rice factory in Kebbi

Dangote Group installs 32 silos rice factory in Kebbi

Dangote Group has began installation of facilities its 32 silos rice mill at Saminaka in Shanga Local Government Area of of Kebbi State. On visit to the factory on Sunday, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi noted that the Dangote’s Group investment would  rack up the rice value chain and add value to local farmers thereby creating employment and boosting the ... Read More »

Zamfara govt clears N200m debt to NECO

Zamfara govt clears N200m debt to NECO

The Zamfara Government has paid N200 million examination fees owed the National Examinations Council (NECO), to facilitate the release of students’ results, Gov. Bello Matawalle said on Sunday in Gusau. The examination body had witheld the results of thousands of secondary school students following the non-payment of their registration fees by the state government after promising to do so. But ... Read More »

I’m now ready for dialogue,Nnamdi Kanu tells FG

I’m now ready for dialogue,Nnamdi Kanu tells FG

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has given the Federal Government fresh condition upon which he would sit at a round table with Nigerian Government officials to discuss the issue of the Biafran struggle. Kanu who was arrested and detained by officials of the Department of Security Service (DSS) and granted bail by the court, had ... Read More »

2020 budget: Oyo Govt. launches inclusive initiative

2020 budget: Oyo Govt. launches inclusive initiative

…We are developing a hybrid development agenda – Makinde The government of Oyo State has launched the inclusive budget initiative where views are being collated from residents and indigenes of the three senatorial districts ahead of the 2020 budget. The initiative, which Governor Seyi Makinde said would enhance the open governance agenda of his government, will encompass a hybrid of ... Read More »

Falana provides proofs of Buhari’s alleged third-term moves

Falana provides proofs of Buhari’s alleged third-term moves

Activist lawyer, Femi Falana, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was secretly working towards a third term agenda. There have been calls by certain groups for Buhari to extend his tenure beyond 2023. But Buhari has said he would hand over at the end of his second term in office and return to his hometown in Katsina state, Daura. Falana ... Read More »

Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

Faced with a barrage of attack ,the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at the weekend recanted and said he was misquoted on the claim that federal roads were not as deplorable as the public portrayed them. He maintained that he did not use the word ‘exaggeration’. The minister made the clarification in Ilara- Mokin,Ifedore local government area of ... Read More »

Group drags Buhari, NASS, others to court over security votes

Group drags Buhari, NASS, others to court over security votes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Abuja “seeking leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus to direct and compel President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate president Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to disclose details of allocations, disbursement and spending of security votes by ... Read More »

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday congratulated veteran journalist, Alhaji  Mamman Daura, on his 80th birthday. Buhari hailed him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism. The President recalled Daura’s “remarkable brilliance from childhood at the Katsina Middle School and ... Read More »

2023 Presidency: Igbo groups plot alliances with West, North

2023 Presidency: Igbo groups plot alliances with West, North

As part of preliminary preparations to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023, some concerned Igbo leaders are believed to be behind new groups currently seeking alliances with groups in the Southwest and the Northern parts of Nigeria. This is even as elder statesman, Col. Lambert Ihenacho (rtd), founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko and the leadership of the Movement ... Read More »

Appeal court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

Appeal court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos yesterday upheld the judgement of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming the election of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State. The Appellate Court dismissed an appeal filed by Labour Party (LP) challenging the judgment in a unanimous decision, ruling that the appeal lodged by Labour Party lacked merit and “sank ... Read More »

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

It is only seven days to the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, but members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are confused over the stand of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Their anxiety further heightened on Wednesday when the party flagged off its campaign rally with Jonathan conspicuously absent. Also absent at the rally was a governorship aspirant ... Read More »

Atiku’s Paul Ibe to Adesina :“Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches”

Atiku’s Paul Ibe to Adesina :“Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches”

Those With Glass Jaws Shouldn’t Throw Punches -By Paul Ibe- Paul Ibe* It is pulsating trying to ascribe any intelligent reason to why the chief spokesman to  Muhammadu Buhari had penned a misleading account of the last presidential election in the country. But it wasn’t all together a bad idea. If anything, Femi Adesina gave a literary expression to how ... Read More »

Akpabio vs Ekpenyong:  Appeal Court orders fresh Senatorial election

Akpabio vs Ekpenyong: Appeal Court orders fresh Senatorial election

    R-L: Akpabio, Ekpenyong* The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has ruled in favour of Sen. Godswill Akpabio, nullifying the election of Dr. Chris Ekpenyong who was declared winner of the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. Akpabio, not satisfied with the judgment earlier ruled against him by ... Read More »

Yoruba elders to Buhari: We are not happy you didn’t hand over to Osinbanjo before going to London

Yoruba elders to Buhari: We are not happy you didn’t hand over to Osinbanjo before going to London

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), has reacted to the recent act of taking a bill from Nigeria to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a private visit to the United Kingdom, to append his signature. The group said the president ought to have handed over to Vice President Osinbajo before travelling. The council stated this in a communique issued ... Read More »

Buhari issued directive for sack of Osinbajo’s aides- Presidency

Buhari issued directive for sack of Osinbajo’s aides- Presidency

The Presidency of Friday confirmed that some aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were truly sacked.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement. Shehu said this was done in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, although he denied the reports of a rift between President Muhammadu Buhari ... Read More »