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Obaseki presents disputed certificates as INEC lists 14 for Edo governorship poll

Obaseki presents disputed certificates as INEC lists 14 for Edo governorship poll

Independent National Electoral Commission Tuesday published names of the 14 political parties fielding candidates for in the Edo State governorship election. The list, which names of – 13 males and one female and their qualifications, indicated that the state governor ...

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Court hears Oshiomhole’s suit to stop planned arrest July 8

Court hears Oshiomhole’s suit to stop planned arrest July 8

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned till July 8 to hear a suit filed by the immediate-past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to stop his possible arrest over an indictment contained in a ...

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Governors’ forum toothless bulldog, says Wike

Governors’ forum toothless bulldog, says Wike

•Describes Obaseki’s disqualification as height of impunity •Oshiomhole, others meet with Gambari over Edo crisis Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike yesterday lambasted the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), describing it as a toothless bulldog that had “lost focus on its ...

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Obaseki, Wike hold secret talks

Obaseki, Wike hold secret talks

• Aide flays ‘unjust disqualification’ as govs caution NWC on fairness Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday held a closed-door meeting with his Rivers State counterpart and strongman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nyesom Wike. The meeting lasted ...

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PDP blames ‘APC mercenaries’ for incessant killings

PDP blames ‘APC mercenaries’ for incessant killings

The Peoples Democratic Party has again decried the failure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and his ruling All Progressives Congress to contain the incessant killings of vulnerable Nigerians by bandits in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Kogi ...

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2023: South East should beg other zones, says Nwosu

2023: South East should beg other zones, says Nwosu

A former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections, Uche Nwosu, has called on the South East to apologise to other geo-political zones and get their support for the realisation of the 2023 Presidency. He, ...

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Edo’ll deal squarely with imported thugs, sponsors – Obaseki

Obaseki presents disputed certificates as INEC lists 14 for Edo governorship poll

The Edo State Government has warned that it will spare no resources within the ambit of the law to bring to justice any individual or group importing political thugs through riverine communities and other state borders to unleash mayhem on ...

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NASS, IMC square up in NDDC’s web of intrigues as region suffers

Senate summons Ahmed, Emefiele, others over expatriate tax evasion

Attempt by the National Assembly to unravel grotesque details of alleged N40 billion financial malfeasance in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) may suffer some snags following the abrupt demise of the agency’s Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Ibanga ...

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I won my ward In 2019 elections, my certificates intact — Obaseki

I won my ward In 2019 elections, my certificates intact — Obaseki

• Says Edo Guber Polls Will Shape Nigerian’s Democracy The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has described as laughable rumours that he lost his ward in the last general elections, noting that those who make up such stories forget ...

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Lawan, Senate principal officers welcome Kalu from prison

Lawan, Senate principal officers welcome Kalu from prison

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday night, led other principal officers of the red chamber to welcome back one of their members, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, from the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kuje, Abuja. Kalu, a former ...

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Kolokuma LG seeks to replace Diri at Senate

Senate summons CBN, FIRS again over $21.3bn foreign tax

The Peoples Democratic Party’s stakeholders in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State under the auspices of the Voice of KOLGA have insisted that the LG should produce a replacement for Governor Douye Diri to represent Bayelsa Central Senatorial ...

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Lagos PDP asks INEC to disqualify Sanwo-Olu, APC for breaching Electoral Act

Lagos PDP asks INEC to disqualify Sanwo-Olu, APC for breaching Electoral Act

APC says allegations frivolous, means of distraction The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State Chapter, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Sanwo-Olu from the 2023 election. The PDP accused ...

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Obaseki, seven APC govs meet Tinubu, plan President’s meeting

Obaseki, seven APC govs meet Tinubu, plan President’s meeting

Eight governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, on Sunday, held a meeting with the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, at the state House Marina, Lagos to make a case for the Edo State ...

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I’m too busy to eye Anambra gov seat — Ngige

I’m too busy to eye Anambra gov seat — Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has said he is too busy serving the nation at the national level to consider a shot at the 2021 Anambra State governorship election. Ngige who spoke to reporters in his ...

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Edo, Ondo polls won’t be postponed from Sept, Oct –INEC

Edo, Ondo polls won’t be postponed from Sept, Oct –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has ruled out shifting the date for the conduct of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states, scheduled for September 19 and October 10 2020, respectively. The commission also expressed determination to provide the ...

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Oshiomhole’s lawlessness will destroy APC, says deputy chairman

Court hears Oshiomhole’s suit to stop planned arrest July 8

The Deputy National Chairman (North), of the All Progressives Congress, Lawal Shuaibu, on Wednesday, warned that the party stood the risk of disintegration should the alleged arbitrariness of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was left unchecked. He said with the ...

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PDP rejects curfew extension

PDP rejects curfew extension

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday said it had noted the alleged assumption of Presidential powers by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha who announced an additional two weeks for the partial lifting of the ...

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Supreme Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as senator

Supreme Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as senator

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeals filed by Chief Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor challenging Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District. A five-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta unanimously held that ...

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Constitution amendment: Reps propose independent candidacy

Constitution amendment: Reps propose independent candidacy

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to allow independent candidacy in Nigerian elections. The Chief Whip, Mr Mohammed Monguno, had sponsored the ‘Bill for an Act to Alter the Constitution of the Federal ...

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Governors meet today to review COVID-19 strategy

Governors meet today to review COVID-19 strategy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, are set to hold their 8th teleconference to review the COVID-19 situation in states as well as develop strategies on how best to quickly ...

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