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Court grants order to paste hearing notice in ex-Speaker Dogara’s office

The Federal High Court sitting, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an ex-parte order to paste hearing notices on former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in his office.

Court fixes date to rule on suit challenging dissolution of Ebonyi PDP executives

A High Court sitting in Abakaliki, yesterday said it would rule on the matter challenging the dissolution of the Ward, Local Government and State executives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State by the National Leadership of the Party on Wednesday, 20th of January 2021.

Court fixes date to hear suit seeking to oust ex-Speaker Dogara from House over...

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on February 4, hear a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asking for the declaration of the seat of Rep Yakubu Dogara vacate on account of his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 14, 2018 Wyoming US Representative Liz Cheney speaks following the House Republican leadership vote at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. – Senior Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney announced January 12, 2021 that she planned to vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the ransacking of the US Capitol by his supporters.“I will vote to impeach the President,” Cheney said of her fellow Republican ahead of an expected vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Senior Republican lawmaker says will vote to impeach Donald Trump

Congresswoman Liz Cheney announced Tuesday that she planned to vote to impeach President Donald Trump after the ransacking of the US Capitol by his supporters, the biggest defection yet in his Republican Party.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor pledges to abide by peace pact with political opponents

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

PDP: Zoning not subject of discourse yet

Ahead of the 2023 polls, National Secretary of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, has insisted that the issue of zoning formula is not a subject of discourse yet on the table of the party.
Most Rev. Michael Nnachi Okoro, the Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese was ordained a bishop on 27th November, 1977.

Catholic bishop meets Governor Umahi, Senators Anyim, Egwu over political differences

The Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki diocese, Bishop Nnachi Okoro, weekend waded into the clash of political interest that had ensued between Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State and the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim among others.
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Abia assemblyman: 7 PDP, APGA assemblymen ready to join APC

The Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Bende North in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chijioke Chukwu, said no fewer than seven members from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the House will between now and April, defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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‘I should not be crucified for dumping PDP’

The Transition Committee Chairman of Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Chief Sylvanus Nwaji, has said he should not be crucified by members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

PDP: Senator Kalu deceiving presidency, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State has accused Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of massaging “his dwindled ego” before the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national level.
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PDP supporters defect to APC in Zamfara

A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Kungurki Ward in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara has defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).
A federal lawmaker, Chief Sylvester Ogbaga, says Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi remains the leader and friend of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, notwithstanding his defection to the All Progressives Congress.

Governor Umahi still remains our leader, friend – PDP lawmaker

A federal lawmaker, Chief Sylvester Ogbaga, says Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi remains the leader and friend of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, notwithstanding his defection to the All Progressives Congress.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo governor accuses predecessor of planning to destroy APC before defecting

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has accused his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha of planning to destroy the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state before defecting to another party.

South-East PDP: President Buhari failing in security, economy, anti-corruption

The South-East chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to deliver on his key promises which include- improving security, strengthening the economy and tackling corruption.
A former National Secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Senator Sa’idu Umar Kumo, is dead.

Former ANPP scribe Sa’idu Kumo passes on at 71

He died early Sunday morning at the age of 71 at a hospital in Gwagwalada, Abuja, after a brief undisclosed illness, a family source said.
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APC: Defectors will add value to our party

Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, says that those defecting to it from opposition political parties will contribute to its growth and development.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC hails Reps for dumping PDP, APG, SDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has welcomed the recent defection of some members of the House of Representatives to the APC, describing itself as a party of choice for progressive-minded Nigerians.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly asks INEC to consider underage married girls as voters

The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission Matters has proposed a review of the provision in the Electoral Act which pegged the eligibility of a voter at 18 years.

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South West chair: Oyo PDP leaders back Ayo Fayose, endorse Eddy Olafeso

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(FILES) In this file photograph taken on February 10, 2020, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde (C), gestures as he arrives at The African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, during the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African heads of States. – Guinean President Alpha Conde said August 6, 2020, that he acknowledged his party’s request to run for a third presidential term later this year, a scenario that has sparked violent protests in the West African state. Speaking at a party congress in the capital Conakry, the 82-year-old president said: “I take note, you heard me, I take note,” without clarifying further. (Photo by Michael TEWELDE / AFP)

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