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Accord Party begins preparation for Lagos council election

Accord Party (AP), Lagos State, yesterday announced sale of forms to anyone wishing to contest for council chairmanship, vice-chairmanship and councillor positions, under the party’s umbrella.
The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Edo: Ex-APC national chairmen attend stakeholders’ meeting, urge members to close ranks

Two former National Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole, attended a stakeholders meeting of the Edo APC in Benin City on Saturday.

2023: Igbo will occupy Aso Rock – Ohanaeze chieftain

Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, the immediate past spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday vowed to ensure the emergence of an Igbo presidency in 2023.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's general election at his Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israeli premier’s two main rivals seek chance to form government after he fails

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's two main political rivals each asked the president on Wednesday for the chance to try to form a government, after Netanyahu failed to meet an overnight deadline to assemble a coalition.
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APC releases guidelines for Lagos council poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, has released guidelines for aspirants contesting on its platform for Chairmanship, Vice Chairmanship, and Councillorship positions in the July 24 Local Government election.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki urges Nigerian government to seek help over escalating insecurity

Former President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, has advised the Federal Government to seek help wherever it could to address the escalating insecurity in the country.

Niger PDP: Babangida Aliyu remains suspended

More troubles for former Governor of Niger state, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu as the Peoples Democratic Party in the state has distanced itself from him, saying he remains suspended following his role in undermining the party during 2015 general elections.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

APC’s litmus tests

All party members and leaders should prioritise ensuring that the Caretaker Committee is able to complete the task of organising a National Convention where new leaders of the party will be elected. The first test therefore is whether the challenges leading to the dissolution of the Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC are being resolved by the Caretaker Committee. To what extent, are the resolution of challenges facing the party conforming to both democratic principles and progressive ideals?

Niger PDP crisis: Ward chairman pleads with members to remain calm

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Tudun-wada south Ward, Hon. Yahaya Suleiman Ebbo has appealed to party members to remain calm and wait for the National Secretariat of the paarty as it tries to resolve the lingering crisis threatening the very foundation of the party in Niger state.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

Yinka Odumakin: We have lost a patriot – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the death of Afenifere spokesman Comrade Yinka Odumakin was a loss of a patriot who was relentless in canvassing and serving the interests and progress of the country.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Oyo governor asks PDP national leadership not to reward those ‘working against’ party’s interests

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has asked the leadership of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) not to reward some individuals who are working against the party’s overall interests.

PDP reschedules North West, South West, North Central congresses to April 10

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rescheduled its congresses for the North Central, South West and North West geopolitical zones on April 10, 2021.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told a group within the party that it has no constitutional power to suspend a former governor of Niger State and member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu.

PDP: No group has power to suspend ex-Niger governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told a group within the party that it has no constitutional power to suspend a former governor of Niger State and member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Akwa Ibom APC declares Senator Akpabio as party leader

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has proclaimed the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as the authentic leader of the party in the state.
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Akwa Ibom APC condemns divisive tendencies of party leaders

Stakeholders of Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met in Uyo, the state capital on Saturday, March 28, 2021, and condemned the divisive tendencies of some party leaders in the state.
Demonstrators hold flags as they sit on motorcycles during a protest in Launglone, Dawei district, Myanmar March 26, 2021. Dawei Watch via REUTERS

Sixteen protesters killed in Myanmar on ‘day of shame for armed forces’

Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 16 protesters on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, as the leader of the ruling junta said the military will protect the people and strive for democracy
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said the actions or inactions of the committee at this critical stage of the nation’s political life would determine the party’s chances of retaining power at the centre in 2023.

Mai Mala Buni: APC plans to rule Nigeria for 32 years

The Governor of Yobe State and the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, has revealed that the vision of the party is to rule Nigeria for 32 consecutive years.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of Prof. Oluwakemi Ayoola, wife of a former late Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Kehinde Ayoola, as sad and painful.

Oyo PDP crisis deepens as stakeholders tackle governor

Crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State continues to deepen as stakeholders of the party are on war path with Governor Seyi Makinde, alleging him of trying to cause disunity among members of the party in the state.

2023: PDP’s big betrayal of Ndigbo

Also, one of the cardinal reasons advertised by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State for leaving the PDP was his claim that the party had no good plans for the South East region come 2023. Not long ago, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State alleged that members of the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP were more interested in perpetuating themselves in office than ensuring victory for the party in 2023.

Anambra election: 22 political parties submit notice of primaries to INEC

As the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship elections draws near, about 23 political parties Thursday, stormed the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, to submit letters of notice for the conduct of the governorship primaries.

PDP to take stand on zoning as committee submits report

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is poised to take a position on which geo-political zone will get it’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 election.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: President Buhari, other APC officials looted N15 trillion in five years

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on escalated 33.3 percent unemployment rate in the country is a direct confirmation that the much-orchestrated claims of massive job creation by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are mere statistic hoax being used to deceive Nigerians.

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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

De-registration: Supreme Court judgement binding only on NUP – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor donates N60 million to families of slain policemen

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated N60 million to families of slain policemen by unknown gunmen in the state.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen raze police station, kill two officers in Anambra

Police in Anambra have confirmed the killing of two of its personnel by unknown gunmen who attacked and razed the Divisional Police Station in Obosi, Idemili North of the state.
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: I believe in united Nigeria, not secession

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday declared his belief in a united Nigeria and condemned calls for secession by some groups in the country.
Several reports have confirmed that Nigerian musicians Davido and Burna Boy got themselves into an all-out brawl after they met at a popular night club in Accra.

Davido: President Buhari’s supporters will go to hell

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, has berated the Federal Government and its supporters concerning the unrest in the country.

Recruitment: NDLEA releases candidates list for final screening

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released shortlisted names for the final screening of qualified candidates for narcotic officers and narcotic assistants cadres.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.

Manchester United boss reveals Glazer apology as he reacts to fan protests

The Manchester United manager was reacting to Sunday’s protests which saw the Liverpool game postponed after fans gained access to the Old Trafford pitch.