Politics

Nasarawa Assembly suspends LG Chairman over insubordination

Nasarawa State House of Assembly Monday orders the suspension of Nasarawa Local government Council Chairman, Muhammed Sami Otto for alleged insubordination and disrespect to the state government. Also suspended is the vice Chairman, Karu local government council, Lawal Yakubu Karshion account of disrespect to the constituted authorities. Announcing the suspension order during an emergency sitting in Lafia, Speaker of the ...

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Ondo deputy governor announces resignation from PDP

The deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and formally joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). This development is to further his governorship aspiration, he said. Mr Ajayi announced his defection on Monday on Twitter. His aides also confirmed the development. “Today 10th August 2020, I Resign my membership from ...

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You collaborated with Kashamu at some point! Fayose blasts Obasanjo over condolence message

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has criticised former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his comment on Buruji Kashamu‘s death. Obasanjo on Saturday condoled with the Ogun State Government over the demise of the businessman. In a statement signed by his spokesperson Kehinde Akinyemi, Mr Obasanjo said while Mr Kashamu’s death was “sad, his life and history left lessons for those ...

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APC’s Edo Governorship candidate, Ize-Iyamu matches to Abuja to meet Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu at the moment. Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, led Ize-Iyamu to the meeting. Others on the entourage of the party candidate are Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State Atiku Bagudu and his Kano counterpart, ...

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Your car gifts to Judges wasn’t necessary, APC tells Wike

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed reservation and concern over what it called needless donation of operational vehicles to serving Judges at a time of massive unemployment and retirees unpaid their gratuities. The party said that across the country, sharp criticisms are trailing the Rivers State Government over its action. APC in a press statement signed by its Spokeman, ...

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EDO ELECTION: Anyone with conscience won’t support a man like Ize-Iyamu who is facing corruption charges with EFCC – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has expressed surprise that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will support its candidate in the Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu despite the weighty allegations against him. Speaking as Guest on a Live Television Programme, Wike said it is difficult to contemplate that the leadership of APC are still standing with Osagie ...

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Edo Deputy Speaker impeached for supporting Ize-Iyamu

The Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Yekini Idiaye, has been impeached. He was impeached on Wednesday during plenary by seven members of the House. Speaker of the Assembly, Frank Okiye, said Idiaye was impeached over misconduct and revealing secret information of the Assembly. It was however gathered that he was actually impeached for pledging loyalty for ...

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Ondo Assembly Suspends Deputy Minority Leader, Leonard Tomide

Hon. Leonard Tomide Akinribido of the Zenith Labout Party has been suspended by the Ondo State House of Assembly over alleged misconduct and use of vulgar words in the hallowed chamber. Another report however says he had sent some stinkers to members of the assembly from the southern senatorial district on the lawmakers WhatsApp platform for being part of those ...

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Kanye West officially lists Michelle Tidball as his vice President in ballot filing documents

Kanye West has officially filed Michelle Tidball, a life coach based in Wyoming, as his vice president on Arkansas’ presidential ballot. A spokesperson for the Arkansas Secretary of State told TMZ that Kanye’s campaign turned in the needed 1,000 signatures to qualify for the November election ballot. The forms were reportedly turned in just 15 minutes before the Arkansas’ noon ...

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Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor’s ZLP posters flood Akure

Campaign posters and banners of Ondo Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, seeking to contest for the October 10 governorship election on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) have flooded the social media and streets of Akure. Secretariat of the ZLP in Akure was also adorned with Ajayi campaign posters, which confirmed talks the Deputy Governor would dump the PDP ...

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Ondo Deputy Governor, Ajayi dumps PDP for ZLP?

There are strong indications that the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party to join the Zenith Labour Party to contest the forthcoming governorship election. Ajayi, who lost the PDP primary to Eyitayo Jegede last Wednesday, reportedly held meetings with leaders of the ZLP, as well as the National Leader of ...

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Oshiomhole turns prayer warrior, begs God to sack Obaseki

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; on Sunday held a prayer session with the APC members in Benin, Edo State, begging God to help them defeat Governor Godwin Obaseki who is up for re-election in September. Oshiomhole, who was governor from 2008 to 2016, was instrumental to the emergence of Obaseki as his successor. ...

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Ex-Speaker, Yakubu Dogara gives reasons for defecting from PDP to APC

Former House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara has said he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to enable him remain consistent in his principle of fighting for good governance in Bauchi State. The former Speaker has also formalised his defection to the ruling party at the national level. In his resignation letter, addressed ...

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PDP speaks on Dogara’s defection, says he is yet to inform us

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State has said former House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, is yet to inform the party of his defection. Chairman of the party, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam, while reacting to reports of Dogara’s defection, said PDP was awaiting a formal notification to that effect from the ex-Speaker. ”We have not received any letter ...

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Former Speaker Yakubu Dogara dumps PDP for APC

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Malla Buni, disclosed this after the duo met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Although Dogara declined to speak ...

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Ondo deputy governor loses out as Jegede wins PDP primary

Former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election for the October 10, 2020 guber poll. Eight aspirants – Jegede, Banji Okunomo, Bode Ayorinde, Boluwaji Kunlere, Sola Ebiseni, Godday Erewa, Eddy Olafeso and the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi – participated in the election. Jegede polled 888 votes ...

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Biden calls Donald Trump ‘the first racist US President’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden labeled Donald Trump on Wednesday the first racist to become U.S. president. The Trump camp quickly rejected the label. Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, the first Black U.S. president, fielded a question at a Service Employees International Union roundtable from a healthcare worker concerned about the Republican president calling the coronavirus pandemic ...

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Oshiomhole angry because Obaseki refused to make him a godfather – Media Aide

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, has said the ex-national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is disappointed because Governor Godwin Obaseki refused to be used in his quest to become a godfather in the state. Osagie, in a statement said the recent vituperation by Oshiomhole was just ...

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Kanye West Wants Jay-Z To Be His Running Mate

Kanye West said he wants Jay-Z as his running mate in the upcoming US presidential election. He said this before his first rally in South Carolina. Speaking to a local blogger he explained how he realized Jay-Z should be his Vice President. The rapper has named Michelle Tidball his running mate. During the interview, he said she told him she’d ...

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Governor Akeredolu wins Ondo APC primary election

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared the winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State. Akeredolu, who is also the incumbent governor of the state defeated his closest rival, Chief Olusola Oke and six other aspirants in the primary; they are Sola Iji, Isaacs Kekemeke, Olaide Adelami, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, Nathaniel Adojutelegan and Bukola ...

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Kanye West confesses ‘I almost killed my daughter’ as he sobs at campaign rally

Kanye West said “I almost killed my daughter” as he broke down in tears at a campaign rally. The rapper detailed his heartbreaking discussion with Kim Kardashian about aborting their daughter North, according to Us Weekly. Kim’s husband, 43, appeared to be going ahead with his ambitious 2020 Presidential bid after he signed official documents. Emotions were running high when ...

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