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Bayelsa guber: Senator Lokpobiri drags APC, INEC to court over primaries

The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lyon Pereworinimi and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively to court over the outcome of the party’s gubernatorial primaries held on September 4.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government petitions President, IGP over raid on governor’s Abuja residence

Ebonyi Government has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Mohammed Adamu, over the invasion of Gov. David Umahi’s Abuja residence by suspected police officers.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government declared that “this illegality will not stand” and advised “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their thirst for power and control.”

Edo Assembly crisis: Senate resolution ‘unconstitutional’ – SSG

The Edo State Government has described as unconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for the Principle of Separation of Powers, the resolution of the Senate directing the Governor of Edo State to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly.
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NGE, NUJ condemn new National Assembly guidelines for journalists

New guidelines for the accreditation of journalists at the National Assembly have been condemned by journalists and editors.

Bayelsa elections: Security agencies, INEC colluding with APC to produce fake results – Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has accused the Military and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials of colluding with a former governor of the state to churn out fake results in the state House of Assembly election.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Elections: INEC, Police dragged to court over restriction of movements

An activist, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo, on Tuesday urged a Federal High Court in Lagos to declare as unlawful, the restriction of vehicular and people’s movements during elections.
Mohammed Musa

Niger East election: Court sacks David Umar, declares Mohammed Musa as APC senatorial candidate

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has declared Alhaji Mohammed Musa as the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the Niger East Senatorial district for the forthcoming election.

Mike Ozekhome: Removal of Justice Onnoghen most despicable act since the creation of Nigeria

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Mike Ozekhome, has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, as the vilest and most despicable act since the creation of Nigeria.
National Chairman, Action Peoples Party (APP), Mr Ikenga Ugochiyere

CUPP plan one million-man march for Chief Justice Onnoghen

Opposition parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties are planning a one-million-man march to protest the planned trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
President Buhari receives in audience New Entrant into APC Former Deputy National Chairman of PDP Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa and Hon. Kaulaha Aliyu alongside Bauchi State Governor in State House on 8th Jan 2019-3

President Buhari receives Bauchi PDP defectors in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari has received another set of defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party including the suspended Deputy National Chairman of the party, Sen. Babayo Gamawa and a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, Kaulaha Aliyu, who defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Godwin Ogbaga

Godwin Ogbaga: Imposition of candidates, rape on democratic principles

A former Minister of Power and Steel, Chief Godwin Ogbaga, has described imposition of candidates on the electorate as another form of slavery by the privileged few and rape of democratic principles.
Robert Ajayi Boroffice

Confusion in Ondo APC as NWC clears Ajayi Boroffice, Tayo Alasoadura, Yele Omogunwa unopposed

The camp of the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, was in disarray, following the decision of the National Working Committee to returned and cleared the three incumbents in the senatorial districts of the State.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC woos aggrieved PDP members to leave ‘sinking party’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who genuinely believe in progressive ideologies to leave the ‘sinking’ opposition party and join the APC where their voices would be heard.

Kingsley Fanwo: Call for Smart Adeyemi’s disqualification self-serving, undemocratic

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Mopamuro local government area of Kogi State, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, has described calls for the disqualification of Senator Smart Adeyemi from the APC senatorial primaries as “self-serving, irresponsible and undemocratic”.

2019: Kaduna APC members accuses Governor el-Rufai, state chairman of bias

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State ahead of it’s party primaries, concerned members of the party has criticized the action of the party chairman, Emmanuel Jekada, for accompanying one of the senatorial aspirants for the Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone to Abuja to pick the party’s nomination form.

APC aspirant berates zoning arrangement in Nasarawa

All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Wadada, has faulted the idea of zoning elective offices saying it should be jettisoned because it is ‘undemocratic.’

IPAC issues ultimatum to Adamawa government to conduct council polls

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Adamawa State chapter, has issued a seven days ultimatum to the Adamawa State Government to organise and conduct local government council elections.
Senator Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Senator Saraki, Speaker Dogara condemn invasion of National Assembly

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have condemned the invasion of the National Assembly premises by security agents saying it’s another attempt to subvert the nation’s democracy.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’