Politics

Abdulrazaq imposes 24-hour curfew in Ilorin over violent protest, looting

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed 24-hour curfew in Ilorin following violent protest and looting of properties by hoodlums.   The governor announced the curfew late Friday night in a statewide broadcast. He said he just had an emergency security meeting with commanders of various security agencies in the state to assess the situation in the state. “Over the ...

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Buhari’s address disappointing, completely disconnected – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s yesterday’s speech on the protests rocking the nation, as disappointing and completely disconnected from the realities of the tragic occurrences in our country in the last two weeks.   Disclosing this in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, the party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to ...

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APC expels only female lawmaker for anti-party in Ondo poll

         The Ondo State All Progressives Congress has expelled a member of the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Favour Tomowewo, over alleged anti-party activities during the last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.   Tomowewo, who is the only female lawmaker in the Assembly, was among the nine members who opposed the impeachment notice of the state deputy governor, Agboola ...

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Akeredolu meets Buhari, asks deputy governor to resign

                                                    Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.   Akeredolu, who secured his second term by winning last Saturday’s governorship election in ...

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Renowned Nigerian poet J.P. Clark dies at 85

                                          Renowned poet and emeritus Professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark, is dead.   The Professor died in the wee hours of Tuesday, a statement by the family said. He hailed from Kiagbodo, Burutu council area of Delta state. The ...

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Edo Speaker Francis Okiye has been impeached

                                                    Edo Speaker Francis Okiye has been impeached. He was impeached over alleged high-handedness.   House Majority Leader, Henry Okhurobo, moved the motion for his impeachment. Nine of the 10 Assembly members at the Plenary ...

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INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo Governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu winner of the governorship election held in Ondo State on Saturday.   INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Abel Olayinka, Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, declared Akeredolu winner of the poll, having polled majority of the votes. Akeredolu polled 292,830 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP, who ...

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Ondo 2020: 5 days to election, 11 political parties collapse structure, endorse PDP’s Jegede

                                 No fewer than 11 political parties have merged and collapsed their structures to support the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede ahead of Oct. 10, governorship elections. Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Akure, the Chairmen of the political parties, who spoke through the State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Oladele Ogunbameru, said ...

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POLITICAL VIOLENCE: Heavy shooting as PDP, APC supporters clash again in Akure

                                       Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ondo State exchanged gun fire in Akure, the capital Sunday morning.   The shooting on Oba Adesida Road was reported to be an escalation of the clash on Saturday, during which an APC supporter was killed. One person was reported killed today and many injured, according to ...

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Biden calls Trump debate performance a ‘national embarrassment’

Democrat challenger Joe Biden on Wednesday branded Donald Trump’s debate performance a “national embarrassment” for not addressing concerns of everyday Americans and failing to clearly denounce white supremacist groups.   “Maybe I should not say this, but the president of the United States conducted himself the way he did — I think it was a national embarrassment,” Biden said during ...

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JUST IN: Emmanuel Uduaghan returns to PDP

                                                  Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP after about two years in the All Progressives Congress, APC.   Uduaghan formally rejoined the PDP Monday morning ...

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Obaseki will not return to APC, Wike assures

                                              Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who was recently re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, is free to return to the All Progressives Congress if he feels the ...

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BREAKING: APC suspends Governor Fayemi

                                           Ekiti State Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi.   A statement by the party on Friday said the governor was suspended due to “his numerous anti-party activities, especially his role in the recently concluded governorship election in Edo State, which is contrary to the provisions of Article 21 (A) (ii) of the APC ...

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Return to APC, Ize-Iyamu begs Governor Obaseki

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in last Saturday Governorship election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC.   In a television broadcast on Wednesday night, Ize-Iyamu said, “We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I will like to appeal ...

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INEC presents certificate of return to Obaseki

                                    The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented a certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner of the just concluded Edo State governorship election.   INEC presented the certificate to Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu today. Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across ...

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APC urges Oshiomhole to congratulate Obaseki, vows to win Ondo election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Caretaker Committee has urged its former National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the Edo state. The Chairman of the national body, Governor Mai Mala Buni also urged other leaders in Edo State to do same. This was disclosed via an official statement ...

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Edo 2020: APC congratulates Obaseki, says party lost due to internal problems

                                                                 The All Progressives Congress has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as the Governor of Edo State.   This was contained in a statement by the chairman of the APC national caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday. The statement was released a few hours after Buni and the chairman of the party’s governorship election campaign for Edo ...

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