Politics

Appeal Court reverses sack of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

  The Court of Appeal in Abuja has voided the April 11, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which purported to sack Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator for Anambra South senatorial district. A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu, was a ...

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Appeal Court puts off hearing in Oshiomhole’s appeal

The scheduled hearing in the appeal by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has been put off by the Court of Appeal, Abuja. The court had, last week sent notices of hearing to parties in the appeal. But, when parties got to court today, a panel of three Justices led by Justice Stephen Adah sat ...

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APC Wins Jigawa State Bye-Election

Muhammad Musa Fagen-Gawo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Jigawa bye-election after polling 48,318 votes. He is a a son to the deceased member representing Garki/Babura Federal constituency, Fagen Gawo. The presiding officer Professor, Ahmad Shehu Kutama, made the declaration at the Collation centre in Babura local Government on Sunday. According to him, Muhammad Adamu defeated Nasir ...

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Oshiomhole crisis: APC holds emergency NEC meeting

Amidst rebellion by some members against the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been scheduled to hold in Abuja on Tuesday, March 17 at 3pm. The organ of the party last met in November 2019 and skirted the demand by some members of the NEC to ...

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Court sets aside ruling suspending Oshiomhole as APC chairman

A Federal High Court In Kano has set aside a ruling of the FCT High Court suspending the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. Justice Lewis Allagoa on Thursday ordered the police and Department of State Service (DSS) to provide security for Oshiomhole to resume in his office. On Wednesday, Justice Danlemi Senchi, had granted an ...

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Court suspends Oshiomhole as APC chairman

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Jabi has ordered suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, pending the determination of a substantive suit. The Judge, Danlami Senchi, gave the order following an application of interlocutory injunction asking the court to suspend Oshiomhole, having been suspended as a member of the APC by ...

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Mind your business and leave Lagos politics… APC Lagos tells Oyo State Governor, Makinde

  Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday advised Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to focus on the challenge of governing his state, instead of day-dreaming about how the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can win elections in Lagos in 2023. The party said, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, that the Oyo State ...

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Bayelsa governor Diri worshiping God after Supreme court upheld election (Video)

  Former Governor, Seriake Dickson and Sen. Duoye Diri were on Wednesday seen on their knees after the Supreme Court struck out the All Progressives Congress, APC suit seeking a review of the judgement that sacked ex-Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon. DAILY POST reported that Justice Amina Augie who read the judgement pointed out that the application lacked merit and the decisions ...

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Court rejects APC’s request to review Bayelsa judgment

The Supreme Court has rejected the applications by the Al Progressives Congress and two others for a review of February 13, 2020  judgment in the Bayelsa State governorship dispute. A seven-member panel of the court, led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, dismissed th two application filed and argued for the applicants by Afe Babalola (SAN) and Wole Onanipekun (SAN), and held ...

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Why 40-year-old Shagali resigned as Kaduna Speaker

The reasons behind the resignation of Hon. Aminu Shagali as Kaduna Speaker have started emerging. The ex-Speaker who has been representing Sabon-Gari Constituency in the Assembly since 2011, officially submitted his resignation letter to Clerk of the House Tuesday morning. Tanimu Musa, Chairman, House Committee on information, also confirmed he submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday. However, it was gathered ...

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New Speaker emerges in Kaduna Assembly

A new Speaker has been elected at the Kaduna State House of Assembly, barely an hour the former Speaker, Abdullahi Shagali resigned. The new Speaker is. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani. Zailani, who represents Igabi West Constituency in the Assembly, was the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly until his election to lead the House on Tuesday. Zailani is a strong member of ...

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Is Tinubu contesting in 2023? Lagos APC speaks

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has said that if the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, declares to run for the 2023 presidential election, it will not be out of place owing to his political record. Disclosing this at a briefing in Lagos on Monday, the party’s state secretary, Lanre Ogunyemi, said Tinubu has all it takes ...

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Togo President Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud. The incumbent leader took 72 percent of the vote share in the first round of the presidential election, the commission said, far ahead of former prime minister Agbeyome Kodjo, with 18 percent. The widely ...

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I can never join APC, Ayo Fayose replies party

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose says he is not contemplating dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for another party. Mr Lere Olayinka, his Media Aide, said this in a statement in Ado Ekiti, on Friday. Olayinka, explained that the claim in some quarters that Fayose had concluded arrangements to embrace the All Progressives Congress (APC), was false. “Someone of ...

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You’re not qualified to join us, APC tells Fayose

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has advised a former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose, to perish the thought of defecting to the APC. The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Ade Ajayi, said this in Ado Ekiti, on Thursday. He said the party was not a dumping ground “for failed politicians,” adding that Fayose was ...

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Edo APC declares prayer, fasting on Friday

The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has called for a one-day prayer and fasting for peace in the state and Nigeria. In a statement issued in Benin, the State Publicity Secretary, Mr  Joseph Osagiede said the prayer and fast will take place on Friday 21, 2020 from dawn till 12noon. The statement reads, “”During the period of ...

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Casillas announces he would run for Spanish FA President

Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has confirmed he is to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation. Casillas, who won 167 caps for his country, is to stand against current president Luis Rubiales when the election is held later this year. Should Casillas be elected for the four-year term through to 2024, it would signal the end of ...

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Court stops INEC from deregistering 31 political parties

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 31 political parties. Justice Anwuli Chikere, in her ruling, said having failed to counter the application by the applicants, the affected political parties had the legal right which must be protected. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in an interlocutory motion with ...

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Governor Wike, Deji Adeyanju mock Oshiomhole

Rivers State Governor, Wike Nyesom is a known critic of APC National leader, hehehe that’s no news. According to Adeyanju, Wike was quoted saying Oshiomhole now wears Safari suits with diamond buttons as against his known Khaki uniform and it’s as a result of corruption. ”Oshiomhole used to wear khaki, now, he wears Safari suits with diamond buttons as a ...

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INEC declares Diri as Bayelsa Governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Diri Duoye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate as the validly elected Governor of Bayelsa State, following Thursday’s s Supreme Court judgement. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu who announced the decision of the Commission after several hours of meeting in Abuja said, the Commission will consequently issue him the Certificate of return ...

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Supreme court sacks Bayelsa governor-elect, declares PDP’s Diri Duoye winner

  The Supreme Court has sacked the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidate as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in ...

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APC threatens Ex-Governor Ayo Fayose with EFCC

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if former governor Ayodele Fayose fails to give a satisfactory explanation about the N400m earmarked for Akure-Ado-Ekiti road. The party urged the ex-governor to clarify why it terminated the reconstruction of Ekiti portion of the road and chased away ...

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Supreme Court affirms David Lyon as Governor-elect of Bayelsa

The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision on Tuesday affirmed the nomination of Mr. David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and upheld his victory as Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, striking out an appeal by former Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri. The five-man panel upheld the decision of the court of the appeal which ...

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