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Akwa Ibom council polls: Protests trail ‘imposition’ of candidates by PDP

A storm of protests has broken out in Akwa Ibom State over alleged imposition of unpopular candidates on the faithful by the hierarchy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

CUPP wants INEC to adjust timetable for Ondo, Edo polls

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.

INEC deregisters 74 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties, meaning that they would not be participating in subsequent elections in the country.

Tanko Yakasai: Igbos must work hard to get power in 2023

The South-East must work hard and convince other parts of the country to accept its candidate for the presidency come 2023, Elder Statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has said.

Demolition of Senator Saraki’s house unacceptable – Arewa group

Leading Arewa group, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has condemned the recent demolition of the ancestral home of late Dr Olusola Saraki by the Kwara State government, saying it is dirty and downright unacceptable.
Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.
Adams Oshiomhole

‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ sweeps through Bayelsa, Kogi

In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.

Igbo Youth Assembly condemns IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Igbo Youth Assembly Worldwide, a socio-cultural group, has condemned the Sit-at-Home call on Igbos by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying it will only promote hatred and threaten national unity.
Muhammadu Buhari-3

President Buhari’s victory: Imo monarch urges Igbo should prepare for 2023

The traditional ruler of Ihim autonomous community in Isiala Mbano local government area, Imo state, Eze Oliver Ohanwe, Sunday called on the Igbo political leaders to brace up for 2023 presidency.

Federal government urged to rename Eagle Square Abuja in honour of former President Shagari

Rep Abubakar Chika (APC-Niger), on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to immortalise former President Shehu Shagari by renaming Abuja Eagle Square after him.
Balarabe Musa

Shehu Shagari: Nigeria has lost a true democrat – Balarabe Musa

Former Governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has mourned the death of former president, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari.

Bola Tinubu: Shehu Shagari served Nigeria well, helped advance nation’s democracy

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday described late Alhaji Shehu Shagari as a statesman, patriot and political stabiliser who served the country well in different capacities.
Peoples Redemption Party PRP

PRP vows to win Kaduna governorship election

The People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has set its machinery in place to take over the state from the ruling APC government.
Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki: Shehu Shagari was a quintessential public servant

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, was a quintessential public servant.

13 political parties adopt Patrick Obahiagbon for Senate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) and 12 other political parties in Edo, have adopted Mr Patrick Obahiagbon and Mr Washington Osifo as their candidates for the 2019 National and State Assembly elections respectively.

Boko Haram: Northern elders disagree with Afenifere over service chiefs’ tenure

The leadership and members of the Northern Elders, Professionals and Stakeholders’ Forum [NEPSF] have faulted the recent call for the sack of service chiefs by the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere.

2019: YPP’s Kingsley Moghalu names running mate

Umma Getso has been announced as the running mate of Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).

House or Reps pays tribute to late Tony Anenih, observes a minute silence

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, described late Chief Tony Anenih as “a true democrat”.

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The Police Command in Yobe on Sunday said that its personnel had killed six suspected Boko Haram terrorists who earlier attacked Babbangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Police, military repel bandits’ attack on Katsina community, kill five

The police in Katsina State in synergy with the Nigerian Army have repelled coordinated bandits attack on Tsaskiya community of Safana Local Government Area of the state and killed five suspected bandits.
Yemi Osinbajo

Head of Service: N21.3 billion required to clear backlog of benefits of deceased public...

Yemi-Esan who stated this on Tuesday in Abuja on the occasion of the virtual interactive session with civil servants, said N2.5 billion has been released recently by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget National Planning for the payment of death benefits to the next-of-kin of deceased staff who died when there was no insurance cover.

ECOWAS Court orders Senegal to pay 50m CFA in damages to Belgian woman

The ECOWAS Court has ordered the Republic of Senegal to pay 50 million CFA francs as compensation to a Belgian, Mrs Lays Ghislaine, for violation of her right to liberty while in detention in the country prior to her extradition five years ago.
A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.

Policeman killed by fowl during raid on cockfight

A police officer in the Philippines has been killed by a rooster while carrying out a raid on outlawed cockfight in the province of Northern Samar.

Sokoto governor’s claim on delayed distribution of palliatives untrue – ministry

The Sokoto State governor, while defending his administration’s delay in the distribution of the relief items to residents of the state, had blamed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, saying the minister’s directive that the state delayed the distribution so as to pool all the donations together, was the reason for the action.