Politics

I Don’t Blow My Trumpet, Says Aspirant For Aguata Constituency

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Chief Godwin Ezeno, house of assembly aspirant for Aguata one state constituency in the forthcoming general elections has said he is not in the habit of making his philanthropy and community development projects subject of publicity as they are not campaign tools. Although he said he was not a money-bag, he noted that had been able to ...

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Reject Prison-Yard Democracy, Tambuwal Urges Nigerians

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to reject what he called “prison-yard democracy,” which he said is exemplified by the ignoble meddlesomeness, rascality and high-handedness of some security agencies against democratic institutions, in Nigeria in recent times. Tambuwal said this in a statement released in Abuja, on Tuesday. Although the statement was unsigned, our correspondent confirmed ...

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Saraki, Gov Ahmed Announce Exit From APC

Senate president Bukola Saraki finally bowed out of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday, after weeks of speculations and expectations. “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” Saraki said on his Twitter feed. Abdulfattah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State and Saraki’s protege also declared his ...

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You Can’t Sack Us, Kwara APC Tells Oshiomhole

The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has dismissed the purported dissolution of the party at the ward, local government and state levels in the State by the Adams Oshiomole-led National Working Committee. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Sulyma Buhari, the party described the action as not only unlawful but also null and void. It was in ...

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Outrage Over 8 Lawmakers’ Attempt To Impeach Gov Ortom

The drumbeat of impeachment reverberated through the nation’s political landscape, yesterday, heightening anxiety in the already tensed and fragile polity. While eight of the 30-member lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly served Governor Samuel Ortom, who recently defected from the the All Progressives Congress (APC), a Notice of Impeachment, Imo and Kano states lawmakers gave deputy governor, Prince ...

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Okorocha Nominates HoS To Replace Impeached Deputy Governor

Members of the Imo State House of Assembly on Monday evening removed the Deputy Governor of the state, Eze Madumere, from office for alleged misconduct. Madumere’s removal by the lawmakers came few hours after an Imo State High Court in Owerri, the state capital, gave an order, halting further steps in the impeachment proceedings against the deputy governor. The embattled ...

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EFCC Accuses Governor Ortom Of N22bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has linked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to an alleged fraud to the tune of N22bn. This is just as the EFCC revealed that 21 members of the Benue State House of Assembly are under investigation for allegedly diverting N375m meant for the procurement of vehicles that would be used for oversight functions. ...

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Defections Will Not Affect Buhari’s Election In 2019, Says Keyamo

Spokesperson of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has given reasons why the current gale of defections will not affect Buhari’s chances at the 2019 Presidential election. Below is the full text of his statement: The latest defections by some National Assembly members and the Governor of Benue State WILL NOT harm the re-election of President Buhari in ...

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Buhari Didn’t Want Alliance With Tinubu In 2013 – Galadima

The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, Buba  Galadima, said President Muhammadu Buhari was against forming an alliance with a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, who had nominated Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate before the 2015 elections. He also said he blocked the Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, from becoming the ...

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APC Caucus Jittery, Hopes To Stop Saraki, Dogara As Battle For National Assembly Leadership Rages

As the battle for the control of the National Assembly rages between the federal lawmakers of the ruling All Progressives Congress and their Peoples Democratic Party counterparts, officers of the caucuses of the parties have disagreed on the possibility of the removal of the presiding officers of the chambers. While the APC members contended that they did not require two-thirds ...

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