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Ekweremadu Denies Reports Of Dumping PDP For APC

22 hours 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 weeks 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...

Abia Elections: PDP Wins All Local Government Area Chairmanship Positions

3 weeks ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the chairmanship positions in the local council election held in Abia State on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The poll, which was contested by the PDP, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Labour Party and  the Progressive Peoples Alliance, was concluded late in...

Rivers Rerun: Wike Constitutes Judicial Commission Of Inquiry

4 weeks ago /

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry, to investigate the killings and other violent acts/matters that occurred during the December 10 rerun and supplementary elections in the state. The constitution of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was contained in a special government announcement signed by...

PDP Wins Two Senatorial Seats In Rivers

1 month ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won one more senatorial seat in the legislative rerun elections in Rivers State, bringing the number of its senatorial seats to two. Announcing the third senatorial result on Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the candidate of the PDP, Osinachukwu Ideozu, won...

Rivers Re-run: Police Vow To Punish Partisan Officials

1 month ago /

Any police officer that aligns with any politician or political party during the legislative re-run elections in Rivers State will be severely dealt with, the leadership of the force warned on Friday. The warning was issued by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, during a meeting with police officers ahead...

Rivers Rerun: INEC, Security Agencies Meet With Political Parties

1 month ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the various security agencies, as well as political party leaders and their candidates have met again in continuous efforts to ensure that Saturday’s re-run polls in Rivers State are hitch-free. With the poll already generating tension, the deputy Inspector General Of Police in charge of...

Osun Assembly Amends Local Government Administration Law

1 month ago /

Osun State House of Assembly on Monday, approved an executive bill for the amendment to the State Local Government Administration Amendment Law No 5. Briefing newsmen shortly after the session on the floor of the House, the Chairman House Committee on Information, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, said the bill, passed by the parliament,...

Mimiko Wishes Akeredolu Success Ahead Of Tenure

1 month ago /

Ondo State Governor,  Olusegun Mimiko, has sent his congratulatory message to the Governor-Elect,  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN). Mimiko in a statement signed on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola, said: “It behooves of him as the Governor of Ondo State to congratulate the Governor-elect, Akeredolu, (SAN), and wish him success...

Ondo Decides: PDP Rejects Election Results, Accuses INEC Of Complicity

1 month ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the cancellation of the result of the Ondo governorship election won by Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, saying it was ‘a charade’ and not the true reflection of the will of the people of Ondo State. The political party in a statement by its spokesman, Deji...

Fayose Blames INEC For PDP’s Loss In Ondo Election

1 month ago /

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the outcome of the Ondo State Governorship election won by Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He believes the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the APC and its collaborators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election before...

Ondo Election: Card Readers Absent, Malfunctioning In Akure South, Ilesha Garage, Others

1 month ago /

As early as 9am on Saturday, voters trooped out to exercise their franchise in the Ondo State governorship election. INEC officials are also on ground. However, at some wards, the cards readers are either absent or malfunctioning. In Unit 028, ward 2 Akure south, the card readers are not working. Also, According...

Ondo Election: Accreditation, Voting Process Commenced

1 month ago /

There was overt tension on Saturday as the voting and accreditation process commenced in the Ondo governorship election on Saturday. This followed the violent clash in Owo on Thursday in which a chieftain of the APC, Afolabi Olaposi, was killed. As at 8.a.m. when the accreditation and voting process commenced...

PDP Leadership: Supreme Court Refers Sheriff, Makarfi To Court Of Appeal

1 month ago /

The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the two factional leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi back to the Court of Appeal for the decision on who has the right to lead the party. The court also ordered a former factional candidate of the...

PDP Rejects INEC’s Reappointment Of Edo Returning Officer For Ondo Election

1 month ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the decision of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to appoint Kayode Soremekun as the returning officer for Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. Mr. Soremekun, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, was the returning officer during September’s gubernatorial election...

Osun PDP Expels National Secretary, Others

1 month ago /

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), being supported by Senator Iyiola Omisore, has announced the expulsion of the National Secretary of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo; and the Chairman of another faction of the party in Osun State, Soji Adagunodo. The factional chairman...

FG To Reimburse Ogun Govt On Federal Roads Reconstruction

1 month ago /

The Ogun State Government and the House Committee on Works have assured the state of reimbursing it for the reconstruction of some federal roads across the state, expressing satisfaction over those roads reconstructed by the state government. Dr. Amuda Abubakar, who is the acting chairman of the committee, stated this when...

Ondo Election: Appeal Court Declares Eyitayo Jegede PDP Candidate

1 month ago /

A final verdict has been given by the Appeal Court, declaring Eyitayo Jegede, as the People Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for the Ondo governorship election holding on Saturday. In a lead judgment by justice Ibrahim Saulawa in his ruling says the lower court eared when it replaced Eyitayo Jegede with Jimoh...

Ondo Election: IGP Deploys 26,000 Police Men

1 month ago /

Ahead of the Ondo state governorship elections, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved deployment of additional 26,000 conventional Police personnel. This is following his directive that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in Ondo State to ensure peaceful, credible, free and fair elections. According to a statement released...

First Progressive Governors’ Legislative Parley Held In Kano

1 month ago /

All 23 governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stormed the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Monday to discuss issues of electoral reform and constitutional amendment. The Progressive Governors are saying that the only way to legitimize political power is to ensure the emergence of political leaders through...


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