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Rivers summit: S’South govs, leaders demand restructuring, Amaechi absent

Rivers summit: S’South govs, leaders demand restructuring, Amaechi absent

Governors and leaders of the South-South geopolitical zone have demanded  restructuring of the country in line with the principle of true federalism, saying it will  guarantee peace, security and stability in the country. The South-South leaders decried the present arrangement, ...

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Obaseki hails Supreme Court verdict affirming Diri’s election

Obaseki hails Supreme Court verdict affirming Diri’s election

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commended the latest Supreme Court verdict on the election of Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, and the deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. The governor, in a statement, described the ruling as “a victory for democracy”. ...

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Wike says another PDP governor defecting

Wike says another PDP governor defecting

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says another Peoples Democratic Party governor is planning to join Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, in the All Progressives Congress. Wike said this on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Wednesday. The governor said, ...

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Defection: Wike fumes as Umahi blames injustice in PDP

Defection: Wike fumes as Umahi blames injustice in PDP

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, alleged that his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, left the Peoples Democratic Party to pursue a presidential bid. This is as Umahi at a media briefing in Abakaliki on Tuesday said his ...

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INEC: Yakubu hands over to Mu’azu, national commissioner resigns

INEC: Yakubu hands over to Mu’azu, national commissioner resigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Monday confirmed the resignation of a National Commissioner, Abubakar Nahuche. His resignation was announced a few minutes after the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, handed over to Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu (retd), to ...

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Lagos APC kicks as PDP demands Sanwo-Olu’s resignation

Lagos APC kicks as PDP demands Sanwo-Olu’s resignation

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party for demnding the resignation of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over violence in the state. The Lagos PDP in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, ...

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Nigeria in distress, says PDP national chairman, Secondus

Nigeria in distress, says PDP national chairman, Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has said Nigeria is currently in distress. Secondus said this during the Bayelsa State Thanksgiving Day celebration, held at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa, on Monday. The party chairman who was ...

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APC lashes PDP over N3bn COVID-19 fund whereabouts

APC lashes PDP over N3bn COVID-19 fund whereabouts

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday demanded that the state government account for the over N3bn allegedly received from various sources for the provision of palliatives during the COVID-19 lockdown. PDP factional state Publicity Secretary, ...

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Wike signs executive order proscribing IPOB

Wike signs executive order proscribing IPOB

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra and its activities in the State. The governor maintained that while Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic ...

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PDP seeks national security emergency

Nigeria in distress, says PDP national chairman, Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus has expressed the party’s disappointment with the response of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), regime’s response to the #Endsars protests which has turned violent over the last few days. Secondus ...

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‘#ENDSARS protests: The remedy for national malaise is more, not less, democracy’

‘#ENDSARS protests: The remedy for national malaise is more, not less, democracy’

For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation, and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by ...

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Absenteeism: Yobe APC group demands Buni’s impeachment

Absenteeism: Yobe APC group demands Buni’s impeachment

Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress in Yobe State, on Sunday, demanded the impeachment of Governor Mai Mala Buni by the state House of Assembly if he fails to resign. The APC stakeholders premised their demand on the governor’s alleged ...

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Tribunal receives five petitions against Obaseki

Tribunal receives five petitions against Obaseki

The Edo Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin has received petitions from five political parties and their candidates, challenging the declaration of Governor Godwin Obaseki as the rightful winner of the September 19 poll. The Secretary of the tribunal, ...

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Oshiomhole pleads for out-of-court settlement in Ortom’s N10bn suit

Oshiomhole pleads for out-of-court settlement in Ortom’s N10bn suit

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, on Tuesday, sought for an out-of-court settlement in the N10bn libel suit instituted against him by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Ortom had filed the suit against the former ...

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Reps insist on Constitution amendment despite SARS dissolution

Rep, group demand ministry for fisheries, condemn N400bn fish importation

The House of Representatives will continue with its earlier plan to amend relevant parts of the Constitution to reform the Nigeria Police Force, despite the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday. ...

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Buhari lacks the powers to restructure Nigeria –Yakasai

Buhari lacks the powers to restructure Nigeria –Yakasai

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, on Monday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), lacks the constitutional powers to restructure Nigeria. He advised proponents of restructuring to channel their energies towards ensuring their representatives in the State and National ...

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Ondo electronic poll: INEC invites 40 companies for presentation

Ondo electronic poll: INEC invites 40 companies for presentation

Over 40 companies have indicated interest and have been invited for a live presentation for a virtual or practical demonstration of electronic voting machines that would be used for the Ondo state governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said. ...

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Lagos is ripe for takeover by PDP, says Fayose

Lagos is ripe for takeover by PDP, says Fayose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that Lagos State is ripe for the Peoples Democratic Party to take over in subsequent elections. Fayose was quoted by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, as saying, “Lagos is ripe ...

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Violence: PDP writes Buhari, ask President to caution Akeredolu

Violence: PDP writes Buhari, ask President to caution Akeredolu

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to caution Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for allegedly causing violence across the state. The main opposition party in the state also accused security agencies in the state ...

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Obaseki receives certificate of return, seeks support from Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu, APC

Obaseki receives certificate of return, seeks support from Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu, APC

• Appeal Court inaugurates petition secretariat in Benin City • Ekiti PDP, Wike, Oni, Agoro, groups congratulate Obaseki • Say victory at Edo poll triumph of democracy, litmus test for 2023 Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has received his Certificate ...

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