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Edo governor may clash with PDP over appointments, party structures

The Edo Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be poised for a showdown with Governor Godwin Obaseki over his alleged plan to dissolve the party executive at all levels in the state.
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Akwa Ibom APC stakeholders reject Senator Akpabio as party leader

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Akwa Ibom State have rejected the Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as the leader of the party in the state.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege cautions APC against past PDP mistakes

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) against past mistakes of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

2023: PDP set to waive nomination fees for youths

The National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has recommended that any aspirant seeking to contest for elective position on the platform of the party who is under the age of 35 years should be exempted from the payment of nomination fees.

Niger PDP faction rejects Senator Saraki committee decision

The Tanko Beji group has rejected the peace moves by former Senate President Bukola Saraki-led reconciliation committee to reconcile warring factions in the Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

INEC will only deal with registered political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again counselled the 74 deregistered political parties to await the judgement of the Supreme Court on their appeals relating to the powers of the Commission to deregister political parties.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari assures women of support to leadership positions, funding

President Muhammadu Buhari says he remains fully committed to seeing more Nigerian women in leadership positions, both at national and international institutions.
The Presidency has clarified the release on bail, of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore.

AAC disowns Omoyele Sowore, says party not part of protest against INEC

African Alliance Congress (AAC) has disowned it Presidential candidate in the 2019 election Mr Omoyele Sowore over his occupy Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) protest, saying that Sowore is impersonating its National Chairman, Dr. Leonard Nzenwa, and as such should be arrested.

Oyo council polls: Selection of PDP candidates abuse of leadership, power – party chieftain

One of the leaders in Oyo state People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, has frowned at the ongoing selection process adopted by the leadership of the party in producing candidates for the upcoming local government election in the state.
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Convention: APC sets up constitution review committee

Four years after a failed attempt to review its constitution, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set up an eight-member committee headed by Prof. Tahir Mamman SAN, to review its laws ahead of its National Convention slated for later this year.

Oyo council poll: Selection of candidates for election is disastrous, against our party constitution...

A group within People’s Democratic Party from Oke-Ogun, ‘PDP Oke-Ogun Agenda’ has kicked against the attempt of some cabals in governor Makinde’s government who are trying to maneuver the governor to give out an order for a selection of candidates for forthcoming local government election in Oyo state.
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No leadership crisis in Ebonyi chapter of APC – chieftain

Chief Eze Nwachukwu, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, says there is no leadership crisis in the state chapter of the party, as alleged in some media reports.
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Ex-APC chairman speaks on ‘crisis’ in Ebonyi chapter

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Eze Nwachukwu, has refuted media report about leadership crisis in the state chapter of the party.
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Ogun APC receives defected lawmakers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee in Ogun on Wednesday received five out of the seven lawmakers who recently defected from the Allied People’s Movement (APM) to the APC at the party secretariat in Abeokuta.

Imo court strikes out suit seeking to nullify PDP congresses

A High Court in Owerri, Imo State capital, yesterday struck out a suit filed by Mr. Patrick Agukwe and two others against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 17 others, who sought the nullification of the state PDP congresses conducted between March and August 2020.
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APC membership registration: Committee sets agenda for smooth exercise

The Seven-Man State Supervisory Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Membership Revalidation and Registration Exercise have charged the state caretaker executives in Lagos to ensure rancour-free, smooth exercise to achieve success in the interest of the party.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Monday, presented a total of two hundred and sixty-six billion, six hundred and forty-four million, two hundred and seventy -three thousand, three hundred and five naira, four kobo (N266,644,273,305.04) for the 2021 fiscal year.

Ekiti PDP lambasts Governor Makinde for ‘mocking’ Ayodele Fayose with EFCC trial

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has lambasted the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, for allegedly mocking the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, with his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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Edo APC gets new caretaker committee

Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday inaugurated its caretaker committee where it said it was poised to reclaim the state.

Nasarawa PDP crisis deepens as members reject congresses elections

The Nasarawa State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is faced with another internal crisis as disagreement, rejection is trailing the just concluded ward, local governments and state congresses of the party in the state.

Ogun PDP: No room for Governor-General in Southwest

Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun, Bankole Akinloye, said the constitution of the party has no provision for position of Governor-General in the Southwest zone.
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APC: We will shock Nigeria’s political space with massive, unprecedented defections

The National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country.
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Bayelsa bye-election: APC suspends ex-federal lawmaker, four others over court action

According to a statement by the party’s publicity secretary, Mr Doifie Buokoribo, Ofongo and four others were suspended over alleged anti-party activities which violated the provision of article 21(A) subsection (10) of the party constitution.

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Zinedine Zidane doesn’t intend on resigning as Real Madrid coach but that doesn’t mean his future at the club is safe according to a report in Marca.

Zinedine Zidane ready to walk away from Real Madrid

But the 48-year-old coach, who has won two league titles and three Champions League crowns in less than four seasons, has all but made up his mind to walk away after the final game of the campaign at home to Villarreal on May 23.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari lauds NDLEA’s performance, pledges to enhance operational capabilities

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the performance of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) especially the recent overhaul of its operations leading to the arrest of drug peddlers at the airports and other parts of the country.
World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.

Novak Djokovic beats Alejandro Fokina to reach Italian Open quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.
Juventus and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo passed legendary Brazilian forward Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double against Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ready to convince him to join Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother said she will talk to the Portugal international and ‘try to convince’ him to return to Sporting CP.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.

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Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos to investigate death of chef caused by ‘negligence’

The Lagos State Government has said it would investigate allegations of medical negligence levelled against Premier Specialist Medical Centre, Victoria Island, leading to the death of Peju Ugboma, a chef.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Sports minister hails Supreme Court judgement on Oyo councils

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has hailed the judgment by the Supreme Court declaring the sack of elected local government executives in Oyo State by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde as “null and void. ”
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

President Buhari: I’m delightful seeing Christians breaking fast, extending gifts to Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight that Eid festival will continue to bring with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood and love amongst Muslims and Christians as witnessed during the fasting period.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (Avatt) – established by African Union (AU) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa – has secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.

South African president warns of ‘vaccine apartheid’ if rich countries hog shots

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 jabs while millions in poor countries died waiting for them, it would amount to “vaccine apartheid”.
The non-teaching staff unions of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended five weeks-old strikes over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions.

Ondo university non-teaching unions suspend strike

The non-teaching staff unions of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended five weeks-old strikes over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions.