Politics

“God has turned against you” – Pastor Tunde Bakare speaks on the Buhari-led administration

  Serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare has weighed on certain things he believes are occurring in the Buhari-led administration. In a recent sermon, the former running mate of Buhari challenged him to come for him as he has “done to other dissenting voices in the country”. After describing how biblical prophets rose up against ...

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Ogun PDP boycotts Saturday LG poll

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn from the July 24 council polls in Ogun State.   Chairman of the party in Ogun, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele made the announcement on Thursday July 22, barely 24 hours to the election.   Ogundele who had earlier dragged Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to court for dealing with a faction loyal to the late ...

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15-Year-Old Ugandan Girl Commits Suicide After Being Mocked For Her Poor Grades In PL Exams

A 15-year-old girl who sat her Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at Bwikya Muslim Primary School in Hoima City in western Uganda last year has allegedly committed suicide after she reportedly performed poorly. Relatives told police that Daphine Kimuli disappeared from home three days ago after Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) on July 16, 2021 released last year’s PLE results in ...

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Jonathan Malami Presidential ticket – AGF opens up

  The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, AGF Abubakar Malami has said that he has no intention to run as the Vice presidential candidate to former President Goodluck Jonathan. There have been reports making the rounds that Jonathan and Malami will contest the forthcoming 2023 presidential election as President and Vice President. But speaking through his ...

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“North still has four more years to rule Nigeria after Buhari” – Arewa youths tells southern governors

  The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has declared that the North still has four years to rule Nigeria, after the tenure of President Buhari. Governors of the southern states had demanded that the region should produce Nigeria’s next president in 2023. The AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima made the declaration while faulting the Southern governors’ call for a rotational ...

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APC disowns letter announcing Okorocha’s suspension

  The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a letter announcing the suspension of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo. A letter dated July 12, 2021, and signed in the name of Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, national chairman and secretary of the APC caretaker committee, respectively, noted that Okorocha has been suspended ...

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Senator Shehu Sani Finally Dumps PRP

Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). In his resignation letter dated July 9, 2021 addressed to PRP chairman in ward 6, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, Sani said the notice to leave the party was with immediate effect. It reads: “I wish to officially notify you ...

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Obaseki Vows Never To Return To APC

  Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has vowed never to return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from where he was chased away in 2020, while seeking the party’s ticket for re-election. He was forced to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the nick of time. Obaseki, who spoke in Abuja on Monday in the backdrop of the exodus ...

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Don’t Confirm Onochie As INEC Commissioner – Jega Warns Senate

  A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, has warned the Senate against confirming the appointment of a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission to avoid controversy. Jega also said the President, could withdraw Onochie’s nomination and replace her with another female from her state, noting that ...

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Another PDP House of Reps member defects to APC

Another member of the House of Representatives from Nasarawa State, Jonathan Gbefwi Gaza on Wednesday decamped from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Gaza is the fifth member of the PDP to have defected to the APC within two days His defection letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Femi ...

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Tinubu will make a good president – Olubadan throws weight behind APC leader

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has endorsed the idea of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, vying for the Nigerian Presidency in 2023. The Olubadan expressed his support while receiving members of the Tinubu Vanguard, a support group for Tinubu’s presidency project in Ibadan on Saturday. A statement by Dr. Johnny Benjamin, The Director-General ...

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Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle set to dump PDP for APC

  Zamfara State governor, Muhammad Bello Matawalle, is set to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).   He will defect on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 An invitation letter addressed to chieftains of the party states that Matawalle alongside his teeming supporters will be formally received into the APC at the Zamfara State ...

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Soludo emerges APGA governorship candidate in Anambra

Former CBN governor, Prof. Charles Soludo on Wednesday evening emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. This is coming few hours after a faction of APGA in Anambra suspended him from the party for anti-party activities. Soludo emerged winner in a keenly contested primary election in Awka, ...

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Councillors suspend Niger State LG chairman over alleged financial impropriety, embezzlement

  The Chairman of Gurara Local Government Council of Niger State, Hon. Yusuf Waili Gawu has been suspended by councillors for three months following allegations of financial impropriety and embezzlement.   The suspension takes effect from Monday, June 21, 2021, and will elapse on September 21, 2021.   According to the resolution passed by the 10 councillors in the legislative ...

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Supporters flood Abuja streets with Bola Tinubu’s posters

Supporters of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded streets of the Federal Capital Territory, with his campaign posters. Several posters bearing colorful images of the former Lagos State governor were seen pasted in strategic locations within Abuja, on Sunday. Some of the areas include: highbrow Maitama District, Central Business District, as well as ...

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Alao-Akala breaks silence on 2023 Oyo governorship

  A former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala said that he has no preferred aspirant among those jostling to pick the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in 2023. He made the clarification in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Tolu Mustapha, on Monday in Ibadan. Recall that Alao-Akala is the Chairman of the APC Elders Advisory ...

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Won’t you deal with Twitter too? Fayose mocks President over deleted tweet

Former Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari over his ‘treat them in the language they understand’ tweet, which has now been deleted by Twitter. Many Nigerians had tackled the President over the statement, citing his reference to the civil war as a threat to commit human rights violations. Fayose, while reacting to the now-deleted tweet, alleged Buhari ...

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Stop threats, PDP tells Buhari as FG again promises tough actions

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, warned people behind security problems in the country, saying he would soon be hard on them. Buhari also said secessionists were too young to know loss of lives and other tragedies that attended the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to 1970. Buhari said these at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after being briefed by the Chairman ...

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Wike’s sacked Commissioner compares him to a thug on live tv

  The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and his former Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, John Bazia, traded words on Monday over the recent defections between the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in the state. Both Wike and Bazia featured on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television. The ex-commissioner had not only ...

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2 die, 317 injured celebrating al-Assad’s poll victory

At least two persons were killed and 317 others injured by gunfire at celebrations in Syria marking President Bashar al-Assad’s re-election to a fourth term, a war monitor reported on Saturday. The casualties resulted from celebratory shots fired randomly by al-Assad’s loyalists in several areas including the capital Damascus and the northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human ...

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I joined APC to attract federal benefits – Ayade

  Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has said that aligning with the All Progressives Congress (APC) party would bring federal assistance to the state. While addressing the youths who held a rally to welcome him to the party at the governor’s office in Calabar on Thursday, Governor Ayade said he joined APC for the benefit of the state. According ...

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The situation of Nigeria now pathetic – Uche Secondus

The National Chairman, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has said the situation of Nigeria is now pathetic as he urged Nigerians to continue praying. Secondus stated this on Sunday in Abuja at a fundraising dinner to build a 3000 mega capacity church auditorium of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Sure Mercies of David Mega Parish, ...

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