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Imasuagbon, Ogiemwonyi reject Obaseki


Two governorship candidate in   the  Edo State’s All Progressives Congress primary, Kenneth Imasuagbon and Chris Ogiemwonyi, have called for the cancellation of the result of the election won by Governor Adams Oshiomhole alleged  favourite, Godwin Obaseki, in Benin on Saturday. The duo, who made the call on Monday during a joint press conference in Benin, the state capital, described the ...

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Senate: Buhari’s govt wants to silence us… jail Saraki, Ekweremadu


The senate has accused the executive arm of government led by President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to “muzzle the legislature and criminalise legislative processes” in order to cause leadership change in the national assembly. In a strongly worded statement issued moments after the president returned to the country at the end of his London trip, the upper chamber said the ...

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Edo APC picks Obaseki, as uncertainty beclouds PDP’s guber nomination


*INEC yet to recognise any faction in PDP national leadership tussle Mr. Godwin Obaseki on Saturday emerged the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress in Edo State ahead of the September 10 election to choose a successor to Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki beat 11 other contestants to pick the ticket of the state’s ruling party in the governorship primaries whose run-up ...

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Sheriff was contracted by APC to cause chaos –PDP panel

Ali Modu Sheriff

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday alleged that the sacked acting national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, was acting a script written for him by the ruling All Progressives Congress. The Publicity Secretary of the committee, Dayo Adeyeye, said this at a press conference addressed by five out of ...

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EFCC grills Chime, aides over N450m campaign fund…as Enugu lawyer’s petition against Chime hangs

Sullivan Chime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, tightened its noose on the immediate former Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sullivan Chime in connection with N24 billion cash allegedly disbursed by Fidelity Bank on the instruction of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke during the re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Chime drove himself to the EFCC’s zonal ...

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Diezani: I leave to God, those maligning me while I’m battling cancer


Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, is unhappy with the recent reports of allegations of corruption against her in the media. Reacting to a documentary by Al Jazeera, in which it was alleged that her piece of property in Abuja worth $18m and her jewelry worth $2m — being proceeds of alleged corruption — were seized by the Economic and ...

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‎Ekwueme, Gana, Adebanjo, others task Buhari on true federalism, confab report

President Muhammadu Buhari

The 17th Annual Convention of the Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), headed by Evangelist Elliot Ukoh, ended in Enugu on Sunday, with a call on President Muhammadu Buhari to embark on immediate restructuring of Nigeria in line with the principles of true federalism. The event, which took place at Nike Lake Resort Hotel Enugu, attracted Nigerians from different parts of the ...

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Nwabueze calls for confab of ethnic nationalities, truth commission

Prof Ben Nwabueze

Renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN, Thursday, in his ancestral home Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra state, said the only solution to the numerous problem facing Nigeria was the convocation of a national conference of ethnic nationalities, setting up of a truth and reconciliation commission and the restructuring of the federal system. He also said that ...

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Full list of ambassadorial nominees appointed by Buhari


The list of ambassadorial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate as read out by Senate President, Bukola Saraki during Thursday’s plenary has the following names: 1. Obinna Chukwuemeka 2. Salisu Umoru, 3. Iyang Udoh Iyang 4. Okeke Vivian Nwanaku 5. Liman Munir 6. Edem Jane Ada 7. Mohammed Hassan Hassan 8. Martin Young Cobham 9. Janet Molegbo ...

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N24bn poll fund: EFCC quizzes Chime, ex-Enugu Gov over N450m

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I gave money to my Special Duties Commissioner —Chime Former Enugu State governor, Sullivan Iheanachor Chime, has been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the $115 million cash allegedly disbursed by Fidelity Bank on the instruction of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the re-election bid of the former President Goodluck ...

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