Politics

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State said his administration will continue its industrialisation drive, giving priority to Ibom deep seaport and industrial city projects in his second term.

Akwa Ibom governor appoints 21 commissioners

The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly on Tuesday received the list of 21 Commissioner nominees and two Special Advisers from Governor Udom Emmanuel for screening and confirmation.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi dissociates self from 2023 presidential ambition

Governor David Umahi has dissociated himself from the purported inauguration of a campaign platform known as ‘Southeast for President 2023’.

Tribunal reserves ruling on application seeking withdrawal of HDP’s petition against President Buhari

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday reserved ruling on an application seeking the withdrawal of petition challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP).
Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Chairman of the Forum of Presidential candidates, Alhaji Shittu Muhammed, said it was out of place for the PDP to be insisting on inspecting INEC server when the commission informed all parties before the elections that it will no deploy the server for the election because it was not backed by law.

Forum: PDP was informed that there won’t be an electronic transmission of results

The Joint Forum of Presidential candidates and Chairmen of 60 political parties that took part in the last Presidential election have said that before the conduct of the 2019 Presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) informed political parties that it will not be using electronic transmission of result for the election because there was no legal instrument backing it.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: He who laughs last, laughs best – Atiku Abubakar

Ibe states further “Our response is to plead vindication of our case that not only did Atiku Abubakar win the February 23, 2019 elections, but that the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari lacks executive temperament and capacity as we will now establish.”
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Forum: Inec server controversy meant to destroy integrity of electoral process

The Forum, however, passed a vote of confidence on the electoral management body for conducting a hitch-free election despite the challenges it faced which they said include sabotage and the non-signing into law of a legal instrument for the election.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun: Senator Amosun left ‘little or nothing’ in Ogun treasury

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed how difficult it was for him to pay state workers’ May salaries immediately after he took over from his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, because he left little or nothing.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Chairman of the Forum of Presidential candidates, Alhaji Shittu Muhammed, said it was out of place for the PDP to be insisting on inspecting INEC server when the commission informed all parties before the elections that it will no deploy the server for the election because it was not backed by law.

INEC server saga: Stop heating up the polity – Presidential candidates tells PDP

The Joint Forum of Presidential candidates and Chairmen of 60 political parties that took part in the last Presidential election have asked the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party to stop heating up the polity with the INEC server controversy which they say is unnecessary.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde and Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo

South-West governors set to meet with head of security agencies

The six governors of the Southwest states are to meet in Tuesday with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), heads of other security agencies and security experts for a security summit being organized by the governors.

Timi Frank: President Buhari government blackmailing judges to get favourable judgement

Political activist and former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timi Frank has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of resorting to harassment and blackmail of judges to do their bidding.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun: Why I took N7 billion loan from five banks

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed how difficult it was for him to pay state workers’ May salaries immediately after he took over from his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Presidency: Rejection of PDP server inspection justice over propaganda

The Presidency on Monday night declared that the rejection of the request by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to have the Independent National Electoral Commission’s server for the 2019 Presidential election inspected is justice over propaganda.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Interim report alleges former Governor Yari misappropriated over N250 billion

A Transition Committee set up by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has alleged that the immediate past governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari, had misappropriated the sum of N251.9 billion.

Kogi guber: No endorsement for Governor Bello yet – APC

Contrary to reports making the rounds that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State had endorsed Governor Yahaya Bello as its main candidate for the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state, some members of the party’s State Executive Committee have said no one had been adopted.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

INEC server: Why Atiku Abubakar, PDP is going to supreme court – lawyers

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party have explained why they will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which yesterday denied them access to the server and data of smart card reader the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly used to compute the results of the 2019 presidential election.
Simon Lalong

Plateau elders set agenda for Governor Lalong’s second term

In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.

Presidency: Rejection of Atiku Abubakar’s request to inspect INEC’s server justice served

The presidency has lauded the ruling of the Presidential Election Tribunal which rejected the request by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his party to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow them access to the server used for this year’s presidential election.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Tunde Ajibulu: I’m not contesting Kogi guber election

A businessman and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Omoba Tunde Ajibulu, has put a lie to reports making the round that he wants to run for the Kogi State governorship.

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Police recruitment: Screening of 210,150 shortlisted applicants to begin July 1

The Police Service Commission has disclosed that it will on July 1st, commence the screening of 210,150 shortlisted applicants for recruitment into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force.
Outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday boasted that a combination of the achievements of Gbenga Daniel and Olusegun Osoba as former governors of the state would not match his administration’s achievements.

Senator Amosun: Allegations of arms stockpile, surrendering, laughable

Former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has described as laughable, allegations he stockpiled firearms before the general elections and hurriedly handed them over to the police a day to handover.

NDLEA warns of alarming rate of drug abuse in Yobe

Yobe command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said future of youth in the state was in great danger except drastic measures were taken to check the excessive consumption of hard drugs.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Demolition: FCTA gives two weeks ultimatum to Lokogoma residents

In order to save lives, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has given residents of Lokogoma two weeks ultimatum to vacate structures built on waterways to give room for demolition and get the corridors cleared for water flow freely.
Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.

Afcon: Kenneth Omeruo sends Super Eagles to the knockout stage

Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.