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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor denies leaving PDP

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has denied claims that he would decamp from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) or any other political party.

Labour Party distances self from CUPP’s lawsuit against service chiefs

The Leadership of Labour Party, LP, on Tuesday, distanced itself from the legal action instituted by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, challenging the Federal Government on a continuous stay in office of the Service Chiefs.

Ondo guber: We didn’t substitute name of any aspirant, candidate – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not substitute nominated candidates of the African Action Congress (AAC) or any other party’s nominations for Ondo governorship election.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Constituents laud ex-Speaker Dogara’s defection to APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the constituency of a former Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have commended his defection to the party.
Emeka Ihedioha

Emeka Ihedioha: Imo residents traumatized at PDP’s exit from power

Former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, remains the choice political party of the people of Imo State, expressing hope that the party will win subsequent elections in the State.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Akeredolu: I won’t report Segun Mimiko to EFCC despite our political differences

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that he will not report his predecessor and friend of over 40 years, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission because of political differences.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Ize-Iyamu: Why Comrade Oshiomhole criticised me in 2016 election

The 2020 governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said he was criticised by the former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in the last Edo governorship election because he was in a different political party then.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: I’m not a weak governor – Godwin Obaseki

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governors’ Forum, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo have called on politicians to embrace peace in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial polls.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Zoning: Mamman Daura has no political experience – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, has carpeted Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew, dur to his recent comment on zoning the presidency.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo PDP guber candidate on collision course with party leaders over choice of deputy

A reliable party source in Akure said that leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party have kicked against the choice of Ikengboju Gboluga as deputy governor of the party’s candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.

Ondo guber: Eyitayo Jegede under pressure to pick Agboola Ajayi as running mate

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, may be under serious pressure to pick the state deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state.
At least five persons were killed Saturday in the town of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, a police officer said, in rioting sparked by the relocation of a power plant.

Five killed in Sierra Leone riot

At least five persons were killed Saturday in the town of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, a police officer said, in rioting sparked by the relocation of a power plant.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC publishes final list of candidates for Edo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps move to bar INEC officials from contesting elections

The House of Representatives has passed for a second reading, an electoral act amendment, which seeks to bar electoral officers from engaging in partisan politics within five years of retirement, resignation and official relief of duties.

Ohanaeze: Ndigbo not leaving Nigeria for anybody

The umbrella organisation for all Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday said that Ndigbo will not leave Nigeria for anybody as they are part owners of Nigeria whose forebears got independence for Nigeria.
African Action Congress AAC

Edo guber: Why AAC candidate’s name missing on contestants list – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the African Action Congress (AAC) did not submit its nomination for Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election.

NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Governor Wike vindicates Buharists

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai

Tanko Yakasai: How NEPU freed the North, fought British colonialism

Elder statesman and Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has offered fresh insight into the struggle for the independence of Northern Nigeria from British colonialism and the tyranny of indigenous traditional institutions in the region.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest protesters in Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday arrested some protesters, who took to the streets of the sate today over what they described as “genocide” in the southern part of the state and the government’s inability to arrest the situation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill eight bandits in Katsina gun battle

No fewer than eight bandits and two villagers were killed when bandits attacked Zamfarawa village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NAF commissions 114 medics, as President Buhari demands absolute loyalty to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reminded the military of their sacred duty to protect Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.