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The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

IPAC hails Kogi governor over European-American University award

The South West chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has congratulated the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on his award of honour from the European and American University.
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.

Kogi: Flogging of anti-Buhari campaigners insensitive – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is insensitive for two young people who protested against President Muhammadu Buhari in Kogi state to have been subjected to whipping.
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?
The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi state, Barr Onyekachi Nwebonyi, has stated that he was happy to quit the PDP, alleging acts of injustice as one of his reasons for leaving the Party.

2023: Am happy quitting PDP – ex-party chair

The former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi state, Barr Onyekachi Nwebonyi, has stated that he was happy to quit the PDP, alleging acts of injustice as one of his reasons for leaving the Party.

2023: Cracks in PDP as governors disagree over committee’s report on zoning

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are reportedly at loggerhead over the recommendations by the Bala Mohammed-led committee that the 2023 presidential ticket of the party should be thrown open to all regions.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

South-West PDP youth forum endorses Rivers governor for VP

Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

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 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.
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AAC disowns Omoyele Sowore as its chair

The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) on Wednesday said that the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Omoyele Sowore has been expelled by the party’s highest decision making organ and he is therefore presently unknown to the party.
Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.

Koeman ‘fed up’ with future questions at Barcelona as Xavi, Mikel Arteta talk lingers

Ronald Koeman is starting to feel “fed up” with the incessant speculation regarding his future as Barcelona boss, with the Dutchman turning a deaf ear to talk of Xavi or Mikel Arteta taking his place.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has intimated that his government would resist any attempt by the incumbent government to subvert the will of Ghanaian electorate.

John Mahama: Ghana electoral chief’s refusal to testify a bad precedent

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in last year’s elections, John Dramani Mahama, says by the conduct of the current Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), it is not qualified to superintend over any elections in the country.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Barca presidential candidate wants Sergio Aguero at Camp Nou

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta is reportedly keen to bring Sergio Aguero to the club if he assumes office at Camp Nou.
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to adopt proactive measures to tackle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus before things get out of hand.

Atiku Abubakar commends Nigerian government’s ‘plan’ to privatize refineries, others

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s willingness to privatize the nation’s existing refineries and other assets to revamp the country’s economy.
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Kano governor: Mallam Sanusi was deposed for not watching his tongue, destroying institutions

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday, said the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, was ousted because he did not understand the responsibilities of a traditional ruler.
Recall the Kogi State Governor alongside the National Chairman of the APC, Governor Mai Buni of Yobe State had yesterday received the former Minster of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to the ruling’s All Progressives Congress, APC.

Femi Fani-Kayode: I’m meeting APC leaders, others to save Nigeria

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has cautioned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC against admitting former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, into the party.
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.

PGF chief: Admitting Femi Fani-Kayode into APC is rewarding scandalous behaviour

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has kicked against any attempt to admit a former Aviation minister and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, into the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, saying to do so would tantamount to ‘rewarding scandalous behaviour’.

Kingsley Moghalu urges CBN to reconsider ban on cryptocurrency transactions

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has advised the CBN to reconsider its recent decision to ban cryptocurrency transactions in the country banking and payment systems.
Nations from around the world have written to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to express their dismay at the governing body’s failure to publish the list of candidates for forthcoming elections.

China joins calls for IWF to publish list of election candidates

Nations from around the world have written to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to express their dismay at the governing body’s failure to publish the list of candidates for forthcoming elections.
FILE PHOTO - Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, is escorted by policemen during his arrest in Kalangala

Bobi Wine ‘sends family into exile’ before Uganda polls

Several news outlets are reporting that Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has sent his wife and children abroad ahead of next week’s election.
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, December 23, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Donald Trump considers pardoning himself, family members, close associates

US President Donald Trump has told advisers on several occasions since Election Day that he is considering giving himself a preemptive pardon and asked what the legal and political ramifications would be if did so, according to a report by the New York Times published Thursday.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana opposition MPs to boycott President Akufo-Addo swearing-in

Members of Parliament of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have served notice they will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
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Sahara Reporters chief Omoyele Sowore remanded in prison

A Magistrate’s court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, on Monday, January 4, 2021, ordered that Sahara Reporters Publisher and former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and four other activists, be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.

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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.
FILE PHOTO: Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Former Senator Bill Nelson to be NASA administrator, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

US Senators urge Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters
FILE PHOTO: A man carrying wood walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.S. pledges sustained help for India in tackling coronavirus crisis

Senior U.S. officials on Tuesday pledged sustained support for India in helping it deal with the world’s worst current surge of COVID-19 infections, warning the country is still at the “front end” of the crisis and overcoming it will take some time.
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APC chieftain asks President Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Otunba Olusegun Agbalajobi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently declare a state of emergency on security in the country.

ECOWAS Court orders Ivorian government to release detained citizen since 2018

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Government of Cote d’Ivoire to immediately release its citizen, Kodjo Claude, who had been in pre-trial detention since June 2018.

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Facebook building own in-app podcast player

Facebook is building its own in-app podcast player, the company confirmed today. This will be separate from its new in-app Spotify player. Podcasters will be able to distribute their shows through their Facebook page and will opt into doing so.
Six Chadian soldiers were killed near the Libyan border and in the southern Lake Chad region where Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists have stepped up attacks, two provincial officials said Saturday.

Jihadists kill 12 soldiers in Chad

Fighting between the army and jihadists in the Lake Chad region on Tuesday left at least 12 Chadians dead, a provincial governor told AFP.

Ekiti election: Lere Olayinka names Bisi Kolawole campaign spokesperson

Otunba Bisi Kolawole, one of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Ekiti State, has appointed Lere Olayinka as Spokesperson and Director of Media and Publicity of his campaign organization.
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NDLEA seized N10 billion heroin, khat at Lagos, Kano airports

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano have intercepted and seized consignments of heroin and khat with a street value of over N10billion.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Houseboy: Why l hacked my madam to death

A houseboy, Emmanuel Akpan, has said that he murdered her madam, Mrs Febisola Adedayo, because his townmate, Goodness Ekpe, informed him that she’s keeping a huge sum of money in the house.