Politics

Rowdy Session As PDP, APC Senators Clash Over Akwa Ibom

Plenary at the Senate on Wednesday turned rowdy over the primaries conducted by the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State. Senator Bassey Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom North-East) had raised a point of order to tell the Senate about ‎how the APC primary allegedly threatened the peace in Akwa Ibom. He also said the PDP was ready for a peaceful ...

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APGA’s Existence Threatened, Says Bianca Ojukwu

The widow of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Bianca Ojukwu, says the existence of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is under threat following the conduct of controversial primaries against her and other founding members of the party. In a statement, Bianca alleged that the party had been hijacked by mercenaries. She said, “As a member of this party’s ...

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Gov Umahi: Why I Criticised Choice Of Peter Obi As Atiku’s Running Mate

Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, says his social media critics over his position on Atiku Abubakar’s nomination of Mr. Peter Obi as a running mate are ‘uninformed.’ Umahi made the assertion on Tuesday in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Programme on socio-economic development. The governor, who is the Chairman ...

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Atiku’s VP: Chidoka Opens Up On Igbo Leaders’ Alleged Gang-Up Against Obi

Former Corps Marshal and chief executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Osita Chidoka, has explained the circumstances surrounding the meeting of some South East leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu last week. The meeting, convened by the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, reportedly condemned the nomination of Mr Peter Obi as the vice presidential candidate of the ...

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Fayemi Sworn In As Ekiti Governor

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who won the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, has been sworn-in as the governor of the State. Fayemi, who won on the platform of All Progressives Congress was sworn-in on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti. He defeated his main challenger who was the then Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor ...

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Saraki Emerges DG Of Atiku Presidential Campaign Council

The Peoples Democratic Party has named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council. PDP’s chairman, Uche Secondus, made this known on his Twitter handle, @uchesecondus on Tuesday. See the list as released by Secondus: 1. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki as Director General of Atiku Presidential Campaign Council. 2. Governor Aminu Tambuwal as ...

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Fayose To Storm EFCC Today With Bedclothes, Pillowcase

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, whose tenure expired midnight on Monday, said earlier in the day that he would visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday (today) with his bedclothes and pillowcase. Fayose’s immunity ends along with his tenure and he has been invited to the headquarters of the EFCC where he will answer to allegations that ...

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Jimi Agbaje Appoints Funso Williams’ Assistant As Director Of Organisation

The campaign structure of Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate for Lagos State, has appointed a former lieutenant of the Late Engineer Funso Williams to oversee operations as its Director of Organisation. The position is a familiar terrain for Osikoya Adeleke, who in 2011 was elected the Organising Secretary for Lagos PDP. Announcing the appointment in ...

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I Don’t Care About My Travel Ban, Says Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says he is not moved by the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to bar him from travelling. Fani-Kayode said in a statement that his passport had been with the courts and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission since 2008, thereby making it impossible for him to travel. The Punch reports that the ...

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Updated: The Late Justice Umezulike On Buhari’s Travel Ban List As Atiku Condemns Action

Says it’ll lead to capital flight and recession  The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation says its attention “has been drawn to the statement by the Presidency banning 50 unnamed Nigerians from travelling out of the country, purportedly on the strength of Executive Order 6. Their crime being that they are suspected of having property overseas and are involved in tax dodging or ...

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