Politics

Senate swears in Adeyemi

  THE Senate on Wednesday swore in Senator Smart Adeyemi, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kogi West who was declared a winner in last Saturday 30th November rerun election. The swearing-in of Adeyemi was a sequel to the judgment of Court of Appeal that called for a rerun of the election in Kogi West. Senator Adeyemi was sworn-in at 10:35 am ...

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Taraba Assembly Gets New Speaker

Taraba State House of Assembly Majority leader Joseph Albasu Alkinjoh was on Monday December 2, elected as the new speaker of the legislative body after the former Speaker, Peter Abel Diah and his deputy Charles Maijankai announced their resignation on Sunday December 1.   Abdullahi Hamman Adama from Bali II constituency was elected as the Deputy speaker of the state house of assembly while Rtd Capt. ...

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”Congratulating Smart Adeyemi is like congratulating an armed robber” Dino Melaye tweets as he releases another song (video)

Dino Melaye has released another song after his defeat in last Saturday, November 30th rerun election in the Kogi West Senatorial district election.   Dino who is well known for his hit song, Ajeku Iya,  shared a video of himself singing the new song just as he tweeted that congratulating the winner of the election, APC’s Smart Adeyemi, is like ...

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I Won the election, Adeyemi Remains My Political Wife – Dino Melaye

  Despite losing the Kogi West Senatorial election, embattled Senator, Dino Melaye insisted that he won the election and that his conqueror, Senator Smart Adeyemi remained his political wife. INEC’s Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, had said Adeyemi, who represented the district from 2007-2015, polled 88,373 votes to beat Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party ...

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Third Term: I can’t see how Buhari can tell us he wants to stay longer than 2023, after swearing by the Holy Koran – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu in his weekly column ‘Pendulum’ writes about the rumours surrounding President Buhari and a possible third term agenda.   According to him, ‘on a serious note, I choose to believe President Buhari on this occasion. I can’t see how he can come out in the open and tell us he wants to stay longer than 2023, after swearing ...

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Your daughter who was my classmate should have contested against me, not you – Governor Lalong mocks PDP candidate, Gen. Useni

Governor Simon Lalong has taken a swipe at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate, Lt. General Jeremiah Useni who lost out at the tribunal and the appeal court after challenging his victory at the 2019 Governorship election in Plateau state.   Lalong who recalled praying for his victory at the poll which according to him was the wish of the people of the ...

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APC threatens to expel member seeking third term for Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) seems to have severed its ties with its member who filed a lawsuit in which he sought for the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari contest for a third term in office. We reported that Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state who served as the organising ...

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You have verbal diarrhea – Dino Melaye slams Adams Oshiomhole

Senator Dino Melaye has responded to the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole claim of him and other lawmakers who decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alongside former Senate President Bukola Saraki being punished by the electorates for being disloyal.   The PDP’s Senatorial candidate who slammed Oshiomhole for saying he is 20,000 feet below ground level and may not ...

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Yahaya Bello’s Aide Accuses Dino Melaye Of Being Mastermind Of Kogi Electoral Violence

Governor Yahaya Bello’s aide has accused Senator Dino Melaye of being responsible for the violence witnessed in the last Kogi State election.   Mohammed Onogwu, Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Governor who made the allegation while appearing on a Channels TV program on Sunday November 24, said they have a video evidence to back their claim.   “We have ...

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APC member seeks amendment of constitution to allow President Buhari contest third term

Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state who served as the organising secretary for President Buhari’s campaign organization during the 2019 general election has filed a suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before a federal high court in Abakiliki seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office.   The APC member described the two-term tenure ...

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Oshiomhole mocks Saraki and others, says Dino Melaye is 20,000 feet below ground level and will need a miracle to be re-elected

  Adams Oshiomhole slammed those that defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) he heads as he discussed the challeneges they are facing at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party.   According to the former Governor of Edo State, Former Senate President Bukola Saraki and 15 other lawmakers who defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) felt they could burn the ...

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Nigerians calls out Bayelsa-state governor elect, David Lyon, for speaking wrong English (video)

Nigerians are reacting to a viral video of Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon, ”murdering” English language when he addressed some newsmen shortly after his election. Lyon was at the state house earlier this week to meet with Presidnet Buhari and shortly after the meeting, he addressed state house correspondents and his spoken English left many a little suprised. ”Today is ...

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INEC presents Certificate of Return to Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a Certificate of Return to the Bayelsa State Governor-Elect, David Lyon.   Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated 44 candidates including the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, to win a keenly contested election.   The commission also presented a Certificate of Return to a ...

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Dino Melaye arrives INEC office with 21 video clips, demand cancellation

Senator Dino Melaye who participated in Kogi West Senatorial election on Saturday November 16, has demanded its cancellation after he stormed the national headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja with 21 video clips.     The Kogi Senator who was sacked by the Court of Appeal said the 21 video clips he presented to INEC secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony ...

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Post-Election Violence: Thugs reportedly burn Kogi PDP woman leader to death

  Shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Kogi governorship election, political thugs continued on their killing spree.   According to reports from Kogi, the woman leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Hon Mrs Acheju Abuh was reportedly burnt alive in her home by alleged jubilant supporters and ...

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I was robbed of my victory – PDP governorship candidate in Bayelsa, Senator Douye Diri says

Senator Douye Diri, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State has claimed that he won the governorship election held in the state on Saturday November 16.   The PDP politician who lashed out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for announcing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Chief David Lyon won the election with 352, 552 votes while ...

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Saraki and other senators who decamped to the PDP have been punished by Nigerians for being disloyal – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole has stated that the 16 Senators led by former Senate President Bukola Saraki who decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been ”punished” by Nigerians via the ballot box following their failure to get reelected.   Oshiomhole who noted that only Dino Melaye is ...

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PDP’s governorship candidate Musa Wada heads for tribunal, says Kogi election was an organized war against democracy

  Musa Wada, the People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State has disclosed that he will be heading to tribunal just after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the incumbent Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello as winner of the election.   The PDP governorship candidate who addressed newsmen on Monday November 18, ...

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President Buhari does not have a third term agenda with hate speech bill – Senator Abdullahi says

  Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, has denied claims that the controversial Hate Speech bill that was recently introduced into the senate for deliberation and possible enactment, is meant to pave way for President Buhari’s alleged third term agenda.   Some Nigerians who have condemned the bill, alleged that it is a ploy by the APC ...

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Yahaya Bello emerges winner of Kogi governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday, November 18th declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi State on Saturday.   Bello polled a massive 406,222 votes to defeat his contestant, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 189,704 votes to emerge second. With the ...

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Kogi 2019: SDP Governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti claims Yahaya Bello ordered her assassination

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has alleged that Yahaya Bello ordered her assassination.   She made this statement via her official twitter page saying “Gov Yahaya Bello has ordered for my assassination.” Recall that Akpoti on Sunday called for the cancellation of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Kogi Central and part of Lokoja, the state ...

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