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Supreme Court To Hear Suit Against Makarfi’s Appeal On May 4

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The Supreme Court will on May 4, 2017 hear the objections filed against the hearing of an appeal brought before it by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The motion challenging the competence of Makarfi’s appeal was filed on behalf of the PDP by...

PDP Caucus Rejects Seriake Dickson’s Report

1 week ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP caucus in the House of Representatives  has  rejected the report by the party’s National Reconciliation Committee chaired by Bayelsa  Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson. The leader of the caucus, Rep. Leo Ogor, told newsmen in Abuja that the committee which submitted its report to the Chairman of the...

INEC Fixes February 16 For 2019 Presidential And NASS Elections

1 week ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, February 16, as the date for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections. INEC also revealed that the governorship/State Assembly/Federal Capital Territory area council elections will hold on Saturday, March 2 of the same year. INEC National Commissioner in charge of south-west, Solomon...

Supreme Court Settles Niger’s APC Governorship Tussle

2 weeks ago /

The Supreme Court has upheld the nomination of Governor Abubakar Bello Sani as the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Niger. Mr Mustapha Babangida, an APC governorship aspirant, had approached the Niger State High Court to challenge the outcome of the primary which Sani emerged...

 

INEC Redeploys 23 LG Heads In Rivers State

2 weeks ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, says it has redeployed all 23 Electoral Officers who head Local Government Offices in Rivers State out of the State. National Commissioner of INEC May Agbamuche Mbu disclose this to Newsmen in Abuja, while speaking on the commission's decision after receiving the report of...

Ex-President Jonathan Moves To Resolve PDP Crisis, Meets With PDP Governors In Abuja

3 weeks ago /

The troubled former ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to adopt political, rather than legal approach, to seek lasting solution to the party’s leadership crisis. The Governors’ Forum met on Tuesday with former President Goodluck Jonathan and took the decision. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti state, Mr Ayodele...

Ali Modu Sheriff Moves Into PDP Secretariat

3 weeks ago /

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has moved into the national secretariat of the party, nine months after it was sealed by the Police in May 2016. Senator Sheriff said the reopening of the party’s secretariat would enable him and the National Working Committee...

Jonathan On Sheriff

4 weeks ago /

Former president Goodluck Jonathan says he never endorsed senator Ali Modu sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party when he visited him at his resident in Abuja on Tuesday. A section of the media had reported the former president endorsed Ali Modu sheriff as party chairman. A statement by...

Akwa Ibom Rep Member Joins APC

4 weeks ago /

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in the House of Representatives, Rep. Emmanuel Ukoette, representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom on Wednesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He is the second member of the National Assembly from the state to switch loyalty to the APC. In January,...

Sheriff Meets Jonathan On PDP Unity

1 month ago /

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has met with former President Goodluck Jonathan to seek how to unite the party. After the meeting held on Monday behind closed doors in Abuja, Dr. Jonathan and Senator Sheriff told reporters that the current leadership crisis in...

Police Barricade Venue of PDP Meeting In Abuja

1 month ago /

The venue of the scheduled emergency meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), convened by the Ahmed Makarfi group has been barricaded for use, by the police. The members of the group who had gathered for the meeting earlier on Monday were forced to relocate to the Ekiti State Government Lodge...

PDP Delegation Meet Former President Jonathan Ahead Of 2019

1 month ago /

Members of the Strategy Review and Inter-party Relations Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are meeting with some leaders of the party in Abuja including the former President, Goodluck Jonathan. According to them, the meeting is aimed at reviving the party ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Chairman of the...

PDP STRATEGY AND INTRA PARTY REVIEW COMMITTEE, SUBMITS REPORT

1 month ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee has urged the party to return to its traditional direct primaries for nominating candidates for elections. Chairman of the committee, Professor Jerry Gana, made the call while submitting the committee’s report to the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker...

Home Coming of Ibori

1 month ago /

Prominent politicians in Delta State, including elected and appointed ones, have besieged the Osubi Airstrip in Okpe Local Government Area of the state where ex-Governor James Ibori is expected to land. Our correspondent who arrived the Osubi Airstrip near Effurun says politicians including the serving Secretary to the State Government,...

National Unity Party Launches Manifesto

1 month ago /

As the race to the 2019 general elections hot’s up, one of the political parties, the National Unity Party (NUP) has unveiled its agenda. The party which was registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in 2016, told its members in Abuja at the launch of its manifesto and membership cards, that the party will...

Ayodele Fayose Unfit To Lead Governors – Kashamu

1 month ago /

Senator Buruji Kashamu (PDP-Ogun East) has faulted the choice of Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, as the Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum. According to the Nation, Kashamu castigated his party governor Fayose in a statement released in Ijebu-Igbo on Sunday. He said: “It was a misnormer that the governors of...

All Defectors Will Pay – PDP

2 months ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the defection of some of its elected officials to other parties as “unwise decision’’ for which they will “pay a political price’’. The National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, stated this at the PDP caucus meeting held in Abuja. Makarfi said that the...

PDP Governors Forum Appoint Fayose As Chairman

2 months ago /

The governors forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose as its chairman. Fayose was appointed to take over the affairs of the forum from former Chairman, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state, whose tenure as governor of the state would come to an...

Ekweremadu Denies Reports Of Dumping PDP For APC

2 months ago /

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed as false, insinuations and reports that he could be on his way to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to save his job. A statement by the spokesman for Senator Ekweremadu, Okey Ozoani, described the reports as a ‘fantasy of those...

Governor Ahmed Presents Kwara 2017 Budget

2 months ago /

The Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has presented a budget estimate of over 135.3 billion Naira before the state House of Assembly for the 2017 fiscal year. Laying the budget tagged: ‘budget of introspection and sustenance’, is an increase of 29 billion Naira of the revised 2016 appropriation law. Out of the...


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