Politics

Russian government resigns as Putin proposes reforms that could extend his grip on power

The entire Russian government is resigning, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced. This is coming after Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping reforms that could extend his decades-long grip on power beyond the end of his presidency. Putin thanked members of the government for their work but added that “not everything worked out.” Putin added that in the near future he would ...

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PDP reacts to Supreme court’s ruling annuling Ihedioha’s election

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it was surprised at the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Imo State governorship election. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement described the judgement as yet another very sad commentary on the nation’s democratic order. He said, “The party finds it difficult to understand how Senator Hope ...

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Supreme court sacks Ihedioha as governor of Imo state, declares APC’s Hope Uzodinma winner of election

The Supreme Court has sacked governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State. The apex court, in a judgement by a seven-man panel of justices that was led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, held that Ihedioha who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not duly elected. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who delivered the ...

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Tsai wins second term as Taiwan’s president

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory in an election dominated by the island’s relationship with China. Ms Tsai secured just over 57% of the ballot – a record 8.2m votes – well ahead of her rival Han Kuo-yu. Ms Tsai opposes closer ties with China, with Mr Han suggesting they would bring economic ...

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Let’s focus on rebuilding PDP and not elections before 2023 – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party to concentrate on strengthening the main opposition platform before the 2023 election cycle. “Our preoccupation at this point in the @OfficialPDPNig should not focus on elections, but on rebuilding and strengthening our party for the challenges ahead of us,” Mr Abubakar, who was the party’s presidential candidate ...

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Okorocha’s son in law, Uche Nwosu returns to APC

Uche Nwosu, governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) during the 2019 general election in Imo state, has returned to the the All Progressive Congress (APC). Nwosu, son-in-law to Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, had defected from the APC to AA when he could not secure the ruling party’s ticket. Earlier in the month, the supreme court had ruled ...

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Revocation of land: Saraki’s long note to Governor Abdulrasaq warning he crossed the line

Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Saturday said that the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies of his (Saraki’s) late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. Saraki, in a statement he personally signed, said that the war of attrition waged against the legacy of his father ...

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Oshiomhole remains suspended from Edo APC – Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, stays suspended from the state chapter of the party. The Obaseki-led faction of the party in the state, in November, announced the suspension of Mr Oshiomhole after an alleged vote of no confidence was passed on him by 18 chairmen ...

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PDP plans consensus presidential candidate in 2023

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is tinkering with the idea of a consensus presidential candidate in 2023. To achieve this, the main opposition party in the country is to embark on nationwide consultations among its members. It will also use the consultation visits to reconcile its aggrieved members in order to have a united front and position itself for ...

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PDP lawmakers reject tenure extension

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the Plateau State House of Assembly have rejected the tenure extension for caretaker chairmen of four local government areas of the state. Mr Sohchang Zimgtim, member representing Langtang South in the Assembly, spoke on behalf of his colleagues in a news conference in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ...

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Buhari swears-in Ngige’s wife, 8 others as perm. secs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday administered oaths of office on nine federal permanent secretaries at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the permanent secretaries were sworn-in in two batches of five and four before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The nine permanent secretaries are: Musa Hassan from Borno State, Ahmed Aliyu (Niger ...

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APC lifts suspension on Amosun, Okorocha, Akeredolu, others

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Ibikunle Amosun, Rochas Okorocha, Osita Okechukwu and Pastor Usani Uguru Usani. A statement issued by the party said the move was in line with the party’s deliberate policy of fairness and actions targeted at ensuring harmony within the party across the ...

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26-year-old Joana Kolo sworn in as Commissioner in Kwara

26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo has been sworn in as the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development by Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Kolo, who is a 2018 graduate of Library Science of Kwara State University, is believed to be the youngest commissioner in the history of Nigeria. She ended her National Youths Service Corps programme early October in Jigawa ...

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Obaseki disowns Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally in Benin

The crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), worsened on Tuesday, as embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki, denied knowledge of a rally planned by the party to hold in Benin City, on Friday. This is even as the state chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua, described the supposed rally as provocative and handiwork of unauthorized persons. ...

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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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