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Bayelsa election: PDP may soon witness mass defection – Chekwas Okorie

Chief Chekwe Okorie, the National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has declared that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was disintegrating gradually, predicting that in no distant time, the party may witness massive defection of its leaders and stakeholders to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC condemns post-election violence, killing in Kogi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has voiced its condemnation of reported post-election violence in Kogi State which led to the death of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader, Salome Abuh and destruction of property in the state.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu bids farewell to PDP

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo state governorship election, will formally resigned from the party today (Thursday), just as he declared that he is leaving the party with his teeming supporters “without malice or bitterness”.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Senate seeks to establish agency for mental health

The Senate on Wednesday considered a Bill seeking to establish the National Agency for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Kogi election: NCWS demands investigation into murder of PDP women leader

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), on Wednesday condemned the alleged murder of Salome Abuh, People Democratic Party’s (PDP) Women Leader and three others in Ochadamu by some political thugs.
Ibn Na’allah’s point of order was sustained by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Social Media Bill scales second reading in Senate

The piece of legislation, also known as the ‘Social Media Bill’, according to its sponsor, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, proposes a framework and system of regulation, control and conduct, the use of the internet and various social platforms in the transmission of information in Nigeria.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Destruction of evidence: Court adjourns until January 27 for Olisa Metuh’s defence

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Appeal court sacks two Kaduna PDP lawmakers

The appellate court ordered that a rerun be conducted by INEC to determine who will represent Kagarko and Sanga constituencies in the state assembly.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

Appeal court affirms Governor Ihedioha’s election victory

A five-man panel of the appellate court, led by Justice Oyebisi Omoleye, delivered the judgment following an appeal filed by the Action Alliance (AA), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) challenging the election of the governor.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa election: Governor Dickson tenders video, claims electoral fraud, violence, blames army for colluding...

The embattled Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has tendered video evidence in support of the killings and election violence that he says characterised the conduct of last Saturday’s governorship election in Nembe local government area and some other parts of the state.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP demands justice for slain women leader

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday demanded justice for its Kogi State Women Leader, Mrs. Acheju Abuh, who was burnt to death in her home on Monday, allegedly by political thugs.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

Bayelsa election: Ijaw youth urges Governor Dickson, Senator Diri, others to support Governor-elect David...

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has called on Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, to support the Governor-elect of the state, Chief David Lyon.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate mandates committees to investigate NEMA on disaster response activities

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology and Climate Change and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in its disaster response activities in 2019.
The Bayelsa State Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, has described the ongoing election in the state as peaceful.

APC: David Lyon’s win demonstrates gradual acceptance of party in South South

The victory secured last week by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, Chief David Lyon, has been ascribed to the gradual acceptance of the party by the people of the South-South.

Kogi elections: Yahaya Bello denies owing salaries

The Kogi State Governor-Elect, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday, rubbished claims that he was owing salaries, stressing that such were “lies.”

Kogi guber: Yahaya Bello won a war in disguise of election – PDP

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, Kogi State, Faruk Adejoh-Audu says he cannot congratulate Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello because Kogi State was turned into a war field during the Saturday election.

Kogi Speaker congratulates Governor Bello, says victory well-deserved

The Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello and his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, on their victory in the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan with Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto South, PDP), during his swearing-in at the National Assembly on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1

Senate president swears in Abdullahi Danbaba — in pictures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan with Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto South, PDP), during his swearing-in at the National Assembly on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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