Politics

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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APC loses key members to PDP in Zamfara

  Eight Local Government Council chairmen elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, have switched loyalty to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Local Government Council chairmen who joined the ruling PDP in Zamfara State are; Alhaji Muhammadu Umar, Birnin Magaji LGA chairman, Alhaji Salisu Isah Dangulbi(Maru LG), Alhaji Nasiru Zarumi Masamar Mudi( Bukkuyum ...

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Obaseki orders arrest of ex-aide John Mayaki

Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the arrest of John Mayaki, his former chief press secretary. Mayaki who is a Prince from Igarra royal family, was the first Acting Chief Press Secretary to Obaseki at the inception of his administration.He however left under unclear circumstances. Special Adviser to Governor Obaseki on Media and Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie ...

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Presidential aide blasts Shehu Sani.. calls him a political blogger

Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari and Senator Shehu Sani on Thursday tangled over the comment made by the president which says 90 percent of Boko Haram’s victims are Muslims. Senator Shehu Sani said the statement by President Buhari was correct but the hatred against Christians by the terrorist group cannot be denied. “It’s true ...

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Prosecutors and defense lawyers prepare closing arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial after the Senate refuses to hear witness testimony

The US Senate prepared on Wednesday to acquit Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, ending the impeachment process and further clearing the skies over the White House as the president angles for re-election. The Senate was scheduled to vote separately on the two articles of impeachment beginning at 4pm. The vote was prefaced by ...

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Edo 2020: Obaseki threatens to expel Oshiomhole

  Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has threatened to expel the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he (Oshiomhole) continues to “disrupt activities” in the state and in the Edo APC. Obaseki handed down the threat when he attended a meeting of the 18 APC local government Chairmen in the state where he also directed the party ...

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Senate Minority Leader calls for Buhari’s resignation

  Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, has faulted President Buhari following the rising insecurity in the country, asking the president to resign immediately. Abaribe who is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the call when the Senate discussed a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system during plenary today Wednesday, January ...

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Kashamu, Adebutu take political war further as Kashamu is accused of being whistleblower for EFCC against Adebutu

A lotto turf war between Chief Kessington Adebutu, popularly known as Baba Ijebu and Senator Buruji Kashamu has snowballed into a probe of Adebutu’s Premier Lotto company by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. According to a report by Premium Times, EFCC detectives have been poring through the books of the gambling mogul’s company to ascertain whether there has been ...

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You can’t hold rally in Edo South, Obaseki’s aide dares Oshiomhole

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, Osagbovo Iyoha, has warned the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to stay away from Edo South Senatorial District and forget any idea of holding a political rally there. He gave the warning on Tuesday in Benin, while reacting to the rally by Oshiomhole’s faction last Saturday in ...

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Imo Speaker, seven lawmakers dump PDP for APC

Speaker of the Imo House of Assembly, Dr Collins Chiji today announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Chiji who made the announcement during the plenary session of the house also announced the defection of seven other lawmakers from the PDP to the APC. The lawmakers are Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West), Chigozie ...

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Akwa Ibom REC Uncovers 23 Polling Units In Politicians’ Compounds

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has uncovered 23 polling units at private homes in Akwa Ibom State. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mike Igini, disclosed this during his appearance on Sunrise Daily. He explained that the discovery was made after he was transferred to the state from neighbouring Cross River State. “I set up a committee ...

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Yahaya Bello sworn-in for second term

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his Deputy Chief Edward Onoja have been inaugurated for a second term. The inauguration took place on Monday inside the Glass House, Government House, Lokoja. State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah administered the oat of office on Bello and Onoja in a ceremony that was live on television. Dignitaries at the ceremony include the ...

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Imo PDP chairman resigns

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State, Charles Ezekwem, has resigned his position. Ezekwem equally resigned as a member of the PDP in the state. Ezekwem in a letter dated January 25 and was cited by The Punch in Owerri on Monday and addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, said that he resigned after consulting ...

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Kano rerun: Abdulmumini Jibrin LOSES Rep seat

  The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Alhaji Aliyu Datti Yako has been declared the winner of the Saturday rerun of Kiru/ Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State. Yako defeated the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation,  Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa, of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Jibrin polled 13,507 votes against the 48,601 votes polled by Aliyu ...

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