Politics

‘You are a barefaced treasury looter’, PDP blasts Ganduje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ‘finished’ the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, describing him as a barefaced treasury looter, who has no moral rectitude to speak on corruption. This is coming after Ganduje said PDP is only interested in Edo’s treasury. The PDP described as a ...

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I will work against Akeredolu’s re-election – newly resigned SSG, Sunday Abegunde

New resigned Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Sunday Abegunde, as promised to work against the re-election of Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Shortly after tendering his resignation letter yesterday, he granted an interview in Yoruba language on Crest FM, during which he said he resigned from office because of the ill-treatment meted out to him by the governor. He said, “I ...

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EDO GUBER: We’ll place Wike in isolation centre, win election before he recovers —Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC), would do everything to win the governorship election scheduled to take place in Edo State on the 19th of September. Ganduje who revealed this on Monday in Abuja, also disclosed how the APC would place Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state in an isolation centre ...

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COVID-19: NCDC recommends virtual campaigns for Edo, Ondo elections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recommended that politicians should consider virtual campaigns where applicable for the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States as well as other pending elections. The recommendation is contained in a document titled, ‘Guidelines for conducting elections during the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria’, released on Monday. While the Independent National Electoral Commission has ...

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Former APC Vice Chairman, Inuwa Abdulkadir is dead

Former National Vice Chairman North West of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Inuwa Abdulkadir, is dead. Abdulkadir was a member of APC’s national working committee that was dissolved recently. The late Inuwa Abdulkadir was also a former Minister of Youth and Sports Development during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Until his death, Mr. Abdulkadir was the chairman Governing Council ...

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Appeal Court affirms Bello’s election as Kogi Governor

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Mr Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State. A five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election in a judgement delivered on Saturday in the nation’s capital. The court had dismissed the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the ...

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Kanye West joins 2020 US Presidential race

American billionaire rapper Kanye West has announced that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to President Donald Trump, with whom he has a friendly relationship with and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice-President Joe Biden. The 43-year-old richest rapper launched his campaign in an Independence Day tweet, on Saturday, using the hashtag “2020 vision,” indicating ...

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Explain your relationship with Hushpuppi, APC challenges PDP, seeks probe

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to come clean on the nature of its relationship with the now arrested Instagram celebrity, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi. APC in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena on Saturday also kicked against any planned monetisation of the forthcoming governorship election ...

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Joe Biden’s campaign raised $10M more than Trump’s campaign in the month of June (See figures)

  Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign and joint committees outraised President Trump by $10 million in the month of June, Biden’s campaign announced Wednesday. The campaign, in combination with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their joint fundraising committees, raised a total of $141 million in June, according to the Biden campaign, an all-time single-month high. The campaign listed ...

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Falana, Ezekwesili, others form new political movement ahead of 2023 elections

At least 30 prominent Nigerian activists, academics, and other professionals have formed a new political movement called National Consultative Front. Its founders said the new party will have an ideological outlook and mobilise Nigerians to take power like the African National Congress in South Africa. The group’s objectives contained in a communique include mobilising Nigerians for a popular mass action ...

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Two Kenyan senators exchange blows in fight over committee post

There was drama in Kenya earlier this week when two nominated senators Beatrice Kwamboka (ODM) and Mary Seneta (Jubilee) engaged in a scuffle before parliamentary security separated them. The scuffle over a post is said to have led to the suspension of the vice-chairperson of the Election of Senate health committee. It is gathered that trouble brewed after Ms Senata ...

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Ondo State Deputy Governor disowns campaign posters

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has dissociated himself from posters carrying his photograph, campaigning for governorship under the platform of the Social Democratic Party. His posters in SDP had flooded the social media lately. Ajayi, who recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party, said he remained loyal to the party and did not have any link with any other party. ...

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Court strikes out certificate forgery suit against Obaseki

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit seeking the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the forthcoming governorship election in the state for allegedly forging his university certificate. The suit was filed on May 29, 2020 by Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu, ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold in Edo ...

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Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump for using their songs at his rallies

British rock band The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones in a statement on Sunday said that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop the use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign. “The BMI have notified the Trump ...

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APC: Oshiomhole bows out, thanks Buhari for his support

Immediate-past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said he has accepted the decision of the National Executive Committee NEC to dissolve the National Working Committee NWC which he chaired until Thursday. He said President Muhammadu Buhari had two years ago invited him to come and reposition the APC and that since the president in ...

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I’m unstoppable, I’ll be governor again for 4 years – Obaseki boasts

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has boasted that he would be governor again for another four years. The Governor made the boast Friday morning, while making his acceptance remarks, after being declared winner of the People’s Democratic Party’s primary election held at the mainbowl of Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin. The election which commenced at about 4 pm Thursday, ...

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Governor Godwin Obaseki emerges Edo state PDP governorship candidate

  Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state.   Obaseki emerged the party’s candidate during the primary held at the Samuel Ogbemudia International Stadium Benin City today June 25.   His emergence came after his closest rivals in the race, Ken Imasaugbon, Omoregie ...

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Police chase out staff at APC headquarters in Abuja

The Nigerian police have chased out staff of the All Progressives Congress at its national secretariat in Abuja, as they sealed off the office for the second time this week. Two police patrol vans and two Peugeot 604 cars were stationed at strategic positions around the secretariat by 9am today Office staff, who had arrived early, were asked to leave ...

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Governor Akeredolu sacks all Deputy Governor’s aides, Deputy immediately reappoints them

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has fired all aides attached to his deputy, Agboola Ajayi. He took the decision on Tuesday following the defection of Mr Ajayi to the opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party. The sacked aides are Olomu Bayo, special assistant, special duties; Allen Sowore, special assistant media; Olawale Mukaila, special assistant, photography, ...

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More woes for APC as IG orders closure of party headquarters over leadership crisis

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the closure of the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The IGP sent the directive through the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Ciroma, to the APC chief security officer, Daily Trust reports. The Divisional Police Officer, Wuse, is currently supervising the exit ...

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Ize-Iyamu emerges Edo APC guber candidate

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 2020 election. Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the direct primary election with a total of 27,838 votes to defeat Dr. Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 and Osaro Obazee who got 2,751 votes. Case closed! From PDP to a takeover ...

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Rivers APC suspends Victor Giadom

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers has suspended a former Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, over alleged acts of gross infractions of the party’s Constitution. Livingstone Wechie, the Media Adviser to the Acting Chairman of APC in Rivers, Igo Aguma, confirmed the suspension at the weekend. He said the suspension was following report of a fact-finding committee set up ...

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