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Defect to APC, lose your seat, Yari tells Matawalle

Defect to APC, lose your seat, Yari tells Matawalle

A former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji AbulAziz Yari, has told the state governor, Bello Matawalle, to note that he would lose his seat if he leaves the Peoples Democratic Party, going by the Supreme Court’s verdict that brought him …

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PDP wins Delta House of Assembly by-election

PDP wins Delta House of Assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, declared candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jude Ogbimi, winner of Isoko North Constituency House of Assembly by-election, held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Delta State. No fewer than 11 political …

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APC governors’ forum DG says Buni repeating Oshiomhole’s mistakes

APC governors’ forum DG says Buni repeating Oshiomhole’s mistakes

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman, has said the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Convention Committee of the All Progressives Congress chaired by Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, is repeating the mistakes made by the immediate past …

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Voters registration resumes June 28 – INEC

Voters registration resumes June 28 – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission will commence a nationwide Continuous Voter Registration on June 28 across the 774 Local Government Areas ahead of the 2023 general election. INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday during a press conference …

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INEC plans online voter registration, targets 16 million Nigerians

INEC plans online voter registration, targets 16 million Nigerians

In a bid to address the cumbersome process of voter registration at the various centres in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, has said part of the registration exercise will be done online while …

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Again, Obaseki floors APC, wins certificate forgery suit

Again, Obaseki floors APC, wins certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal (Abuja Division), on Thursday, dismissed the alleged certificate forgery case filed by the All Progressives Congress, against Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. The appellate court dismissed the suit for lacking in merit and awarded N250,000 cost …

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Govs meet on fuel subsidy, COVID-19 vaccine

Govs meet on fuel subsidy, COVID-19 vaccine

GOVERNORS will on Wednesday meet to discuss the audit report of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and the issue of petrol subsidy, as well as the r oll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Other issues to be deliberated upon at …

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Fayose, liability to PDP, says ex-National Assembly member

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an asset. He said this on Thursday while welcoming some loyalists of a former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Rashidi Ladoja, at the Government House, Ibadan. Agboola, who is popularly called Alleluyah, said this in reaction to a video where Fayose called Makinde a ‘baby governor’. He said it was uncharitable for Fayose to call Makinde a ‘baby governor’ and described the ex-governor as an opportunist. Agboola said, “Such a statement from Fayose to a serving governor and leader of the PDP in the South-West is most uncharitable and in bad taste. “Governor Makinde before venturing into the public service had made tremendous success as a businessman. He rose from there to win a landslide victory as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election. “And the 2019 electoral victory came at a time both the state and Federal Government were being controlled by the ‘almighty’ All Progressives Congress, yet Makinde triumphed and won to prove the bookmakers wrong. “Today, Oyo State is witnessing all round development in education, health, infrastructure, economy and lots more. Makinde was able to resolve the crisis in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and also ensured it is now the sole property of Oyo State. “The man with such a Midas touch, whose future promises greater value to humanity, is to Fayose a baby governor? He must have woken up from the wrong side of the bed to utter such a statement. “But for posterity sake, Fayose deserves no reply, especially if one recalls how he has failed as a politician in his home state “Here is Fayose, who had only won elections when the PDP ruled at the centre. His ambition to become a senator in 2011 under the Labour Party was futile, which shows he wins only when the PDP holds sway. Makinde won when opposition was and still at the centre.” Agboola, who was recently Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ekiti PDP, spoke further, “So, of what political value and relevance is Fayose, who failed woefully to install a successor when he was leaving as an incumbent governor of Ekiti. Ekiti PDP under him became a shadow of itself as he could not produce a single house of assembly member in that state.”

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an …

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Without police background, Bawa becomes EFCC boss

Without police background, Bawa becomes EFCC boss

• Appointment seals Magu’s fate • Seeking Senate’s confirmation rubbishes FG’s earlier position, lawyers declare Abdulrasheed Bawa will become first substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without police training if his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari is …

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Ugwuanyi and the challenge of Southeast PDP

Ugwuanyi and the challenge of Southeast PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be at the point of reinventing itself. Events of the last few weeks indicate that the party is desirous of reclaiming the seat of power in Anambra State. Apart from the several meetings …

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Anambra gov poll will be walkover if given ticket – Uba

Anambra gov poll will be walkover if given ticket – Uba

An All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Senator Andy Uba has boasted that with the party’s ticket he would win the November 6 Governorship poll. He said this while speaking to party supporters in Awka, on Tuesday. Uba …

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At last, Kwara Assembly swears in only PDP member

At last, Kwara Assembly swears in only PDP member

After 14 months of legal battle, Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday bowed to pressure by swearing in Raheem Agboola as the only Peoples Democratic Party member in the 24-member Assembly. The All Progressives Congress won all the 24 …

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Tinubu cannot see presidency gate in 2023, says Wike

Tinubu cannot see presidency gate in 2023, says Wike

‘Nigeria under Buhari is a moving corpse’ Rivers State Governor Neysom Wike has urged National leader of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to channel his energy to other profitable ventures, stating that presidency would be out of reach …

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INEC to create more polling units, meet stakeholders

INEC to create more polling units, meet stakeholders

The Independent National Electoral Commission would be expanding the access of voters to polling units in subsequent elections. The commission said it would address the inadequacies of polling units in Nigeria and the challenges they pose to election management. INEC …

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Yari appealing embezzled N248m forfeiture order, says aide

Yari appealing embezzled N248m forfeiture order, says aide

A former governor of Zamfara State Abdulaziz Yari, has appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja which ordered him to forfeit N248m to the Federal Government. The Media aide to the former governor, Mayowa Oluwabiyi, …

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2023 Igbo presidency campaigners form coalition

2023 Igbo presidency campaigners form coalition

Campaigners for Nigerian President in 2023 from the South-East Zone, at the weekend, formed a coalition to deepen their advocacy and quests of a southeastern becoming president after the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. The Coalition, christened “Coalition of South-East Presidency …

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Biafra above Kanu’s capacity to decide, says Ohanaeze

Biafra above Kanu’s capacity to decide, says Ohanaeze

The new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has said the issue concerning Biafra is beyond the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Obiozor also warned the people of the South-East and some organisations …

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Accept defeat, stop attacks on Obaseki, PDP tells Oshiomhole

Accept defeat, stop attacks on Obaseki, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and the former media coordinator for the state APC in the 2020 governorship poll, John Mayaki, to …

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2023: Why we are forming new political movement -Okorocha

2023: Why we are forming new political movement -Okorocha

The agitation for the 2023 Presidency thickened on Monday with a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, announcing the plan to form a new political movement in Nigeria. Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said …

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Dickson’s qualification suit: Appeal Court faults lower court, orders reassignment

Dickson’s qualification suit: Appeal Court faults lower court, orders reassignment

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ruled that the immediate past Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has a case to answer in the suit seeking to disqualify him from contesting the recently concluded Bayelsa West …

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