Politics

Ghana 2020 election: John Dumelo wins NDC parliamentary primaries

John Dumelo has secured the ticket to contest for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Ghana’s 2020 parlimentary election on the platform of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).   The Ghanaian actor became an NDC flagbearer ahead of the 2020 election, following his resounding victory at the political party’s parliamentary primaries on Saturday August 24. He knocked off his opponent with a huge margin.   ...

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”He who laughs last, laughs best” Dino Melaye reacts to tribunal annulment of his election

  Dino Melaye has reacted to the judgement of the Kogi state National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal annulment of his February 23rd election as Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district.   The tribunal in a unanimous decision, annuled his election and ordered a fresh re-election.   Dino took to his Twitter handle to mock the Tribunal’s judgment. See his ...

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Oyo State House of Assembly confirms 27-year old Seun Fakorede as commissioner for youth and sport

The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed Seun Fakorede, a 27-year-old, as commissioner for youth and sport.   Governor Seyi Makinde had sent Fakorede’s name to the Assembly alongside that of Professor Raphael Afonja, and Faosat Joke Sunni in a list of his second batch of cabinet nominees.   The three were screened by the House of Assembly on ...

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Full List: Meet the new Commissioners and Special Advisers in Lagos State

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu has sworn-in thirty-eight new commissioners and special advisers.   He encouraged them to play their part towards the achievement of a greater Lagos and also expressed his gratitude towards Rt. Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa and the entire Legislative arm for a swift screening and confirmation process.   Sanwo-Olu took the opportunity to reassure Lagosians ...

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Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte resigns amid growing political tensions in the country

Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he will offer his resignation following a blistering attack on coalition partner, Matteo Salvini.   Conte said Salvini had been “irresponsible” in creating a new political crisis for Italy for “personal and party interests”. Salvini, the leader of the nationalist League party, had tabled a no-confidence motion against Mr Conte. He also said ...

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Ekweremadu Attack: PDP were the main cheerleaders of IPOB and they owe this country an apology – APC

The APC while condemning the shameful assault on former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg, Germany says the opposition party, PDP owes the country an apology for its support to IPOB in the past.   In a statement signed by APC’s national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said, ‘It is clear that PDP and its other shortsighted co-travelers who ...

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President of Gabon, Ali Bongo makes his first public appearance 10 months after suffering a stroke (Photo/video)

President of Gabon, Ali Bongo, made his first public appearance 10 months after suffering a stroke almost 10 months ago.   The 60-year-old who came into power in October 2009, stepped out walking with the aid of a walking stick as he lost his balance to the stroke which happened in Saudi Arabia in October 2018.   While attending one of the ...

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‘Buhari’s Presidency stinks’ – PDP says Obono-Obla, Oyo-Ita’s fraud cases a tip of the iceberg

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the Buhari Presidency is rotten and reeks of incurable corruption, festering up to every level.   In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party says the shocking revelations of multi-dimensional sleazes, bribery, stealing and extortions in President Buhari’s Special Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property as well as in the ...

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North will be ungrateful to hold on to power beyond 2023 – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, the former Senator representing Kaduna Central countered Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s call for abolition of zoning in the Presidency, during his Sallah visit to the first Executive Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa on Monday August 12.   TGB reported last week that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai sued for entrenchment of competence instead of zoning. He argued ...

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I have reconciled with Oshiomhole – Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday August 12, announced that he has settled with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole.   The Edo State Governor made the disclosure at a mass organized at St Paul Catholic Church in Benin to mark the 80th birthday of former APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. Governor Obaseki expressed hope of normalcy returning to the state. ...

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Governor El-Rufai wants zoning stopped in Presidency

Governor Nasir El-Rufai warned against zoning of the Presidency between the North and South region of Nigeria in a prologue titled ‘Defeating a Determined Incumbent – The Nigerian Experience’, written in contributiion to a book by the Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukma.   The Kaduna State Governor argued that the competence has to be taken up in place of zoning ...

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Lawyer Mounir Baatour becomes first gay man to run for President of Tunisia, also first in the Middle East

In Tunisia, gay sex can face a penalty of up to three years imprisonment Lawyer and activist Mounir Baatour could become Tunisia’s first ever gay president. This is despite Article 230 of Tunisia’s 1913 Penal Code that says people convicted of sodomy face up to three years of imprisonment. Last week (25 June), he announced his plans on social media to run for ...

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APC suspends Kogi State Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter on Thursday August 8th, suspended the Deputy Governor of the state, Simon Achuba over alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections.   According to the APC, the suspension was based on some actions the Deputy Governor took that constituted embarrassment to APC family in Kogi State. The Kogi ...

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Dictatorship has dividends – Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stated that dictatorship has dividends while responding to questions from newsmen after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday August 7.   The former Governor of Edo State made the claim in reaction to the backlash from APC members on the ministerial and senate committee chairmen lists. Oshiomhole told the media ...

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Kogi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba

An impeachment proceeding has been launched by Kogi State Assembly against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba following his recent face-off with Governor Yahaya Bello.   Recall that Simon Achuba had few weeks ago accused Yahaya Bello of failing to pay an accumulated sum of N819,709,980 owed to him.   The impeachment process was reportedly initiated after 21 members of the House signed a petition which ...

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Russell Simmons recounts how close he and Donald Trump were then asks Americans to vote him out

Russell Simmons and Donald Trump used to be very good friends years ago when Trump was still a television personality and hadn’t delved into politics. But Russell said that friendship ended when Trump announced his plan to run for presidency.   The record executive took to Instagram to narrate how close they were. He said he was the one who introduced Trump ...

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Elections, not revolution, the days of coups and revolutions are over’ – President Buhari tells Sowore

President Buhari has asked Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore and others planning to a stage a ”revolution march” in Abuja and other parts of the nation today Monday, August 5th, to shelve their plans as an election is more appropriate for a change of government and not a ”revolution” as they have proposed.   A statement released by the Senior Special ...

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Saraki-led Senate blocked Magu’s confirmation because of ‘skeletons in their cupboard’ – Alaafin of Oyo

The Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on Thursday August 1 alleged that the Saraki-led Senate blocked the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) because of ‘skeletons in their cupboard.’    The Oyo Monarch made the allegation while hosting a delegation led by the Ibadan Zonal Head of the Commission Friday Ebelo. ...

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Nobody will threaten Buhari with impeachment under our watch – Omo-Agege

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has announced that days in which President Buhari was threatened with impeachment are over and will never happen under his watch as Deputy Senate President and Sen. Ahmed Lawan as Senate President.   Speaking at his country home in Orogun community of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Omo-Agege stated that President Buhari loves the Urhobos and also made it possible ...

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Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly sues National Assembly over its ‘takeover plan’

Francis Okiye, Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.   In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state assembly, the plaintiffs asked Justice Nkeonye ...

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The takeover of Eastern Palm University and demolition of Freedom Square in Owerri is a further attack on my achievements – Rochas Okorocha

The immediate past Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha has described the takeover and conversion of the Eastern Palm University to a campus of the Imo State University (IMSU) by the State Government as another ploy to destroy all his landmark achievements.   This comes after the popular ‘Freedom Square’ in Owerri was also demolished by the operatives of the Imo State ...

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Atiku wasn’t born a Nigerian – CoS Abba Kyari

President Buhari’s Chief of Staff (CoS) Abba Kyari in his testimony at the Presidential tribunal on Tuesday July 30, alleged that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wasn’t born a Nigerian.   Abba Kyari was one of the three witnesses called in by President Buhari’s legal team led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) after they tendered 26 sets of documents. Giving his testimony after the PDP and Atiku ...

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