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‘Nigeria is sliding dangerously’, PDP warns

Uche Secondus

The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has said that Nigeria is dangerously sliding and wants the All Progressives Congress APC federal Government to genuinely engage Nigerians to achieve peace that brings development.  He said at the thanksgiving and reception of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in PortHarcourt, Rivers state capital on Sunday that the ...

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Ex-Senate President, Nnamani resigns from PDP, to support government

Ken Nnamani

A former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party. In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday, titled, ‘PDP, the burden and my conscience,’ Nnamani said he was quitting politics in the interim. But he said he would support government and elected officials in Nigeria in their efforts to rebuild the nation. He regretted ...

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Govs live like emperors, divert council funds –Obasanjo

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday accused some state governors in the country of living like emperors while demanding sacrifice from the citizens for Nigeria to survive the prevailing hard times. Obasanjo spoke at the inaugural conference of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Ibadan, where he was the chairman on the occasion. The ...

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Stop your political conquest, Gov. Dickson tells Buhari

Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, who was elected for second term, on January 9, says he cannot  celebrate his victory because of the killings that attended the poll that re-elected him. Dickson blames the killings on what he describes as the connivance of security men with thugs who unleashed mayhem on his supporters, many who are now recuperating in  ...

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Supreme Court affirms election of Wike as Rivers gov

Nyesom Wike, Governor, Rivers State

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the election of Mr. Nyesom Wike as the governor of Rivers State. A seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed affirmed his on Wednesday. The court will, however, give reasons for the judgment on February 12.  In arriving at the ruling, the Supreme Court set aside the judgment of ...

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Enugu Guber: Sen. Ayogu Eze suffers major setback as Supreme Court refuses substitution of appellants


The appeal filed at the Court of Appeal by a former Enugu State governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ayogu Eze, seeking to upturn the nomination of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the party’s candidate for the 2015 governorship election has suffered a major setback. In a ruling delivered on Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed a motion filed ...

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Anambra Central rerun: Umeh insists PDP, APC have no right to field fresh candidates

Chief Victor Umeh, APGA Senatorial Candidate for Anambra Central

Former National chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and the party’s candidate for the court-ordered Anambra Central senatorial district election, Chief Victor Umeh has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately call the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to order over their plans to field fresh candidates for the ...

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Anambra Central Re-run: Fresh primary illegal —Annie Okonkwo

Annie Okonkwo

ONE of those laying claim to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ticket in the forthcoming Anambra Central senatorial re-run polls, Senator Annie Okonkwo, has advised political parties planning fresh primaries to nominate candidates for the exercise to have re-think because it is illegal. In a statement, the senator said if parties go ahead to conduct fresh primaries in elections where ...

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PDP condemns handcuffing of Metuh

Chief Olisa Metuh in handcuffs

…Says action deliberate plot to mortify, subjugate opposition spokesperson The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns in totality the brazen display of authoritarianism demonstrated by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC Government in handcuffing its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh even when the court is yet to hear his case. This development which expectedly elicited widespread public outcry clearly betrays an extra-judicial, ...

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8 IPOB members killed, 30 wounded, 26 arrested in fresh pro-Biafra protest

Pro-Biafra protest in South East

…as group defies police order to protest in Delta, Abia, Enugu states Judge fails to show up in court over Nnamdi Kanu’s case Eight members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, were allegedly shot dead in the commercial city of Aba, Abia State Monday by the military during their peaceful protest over the continued detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. ...

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