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Osun West: INEC beginning to revive hope in our Electoral System- Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the winner of the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his victory, describing the poll as “a glimmer of hope for the nation’s electoral system”. Reacting to the outcome of the election, Ekweremadu said it was not only victory for the ...

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Enugu APC crisis deepens over Chime’s alleged Senatorial ambition

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The crisis rocking the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have deepened over the struggle for the party’s ticket for Enugu west senatorial zone in 2019 between the immediate past governor of the state, Sullivan Chime and another member, Juliet Ibekaku. The Chairman of the party in Enugu, Ben Nwoye, made this known while addressing journalists ...

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Magu’s confirmation controversy: Sagay, others knock AGF, El-Rufai says Magu’ll remain EFCC chairman


The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said going by the constitution, any minister, who openly disagrees with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, risks being sacked for insubordination. Sagay said this in a statement on Thursday. The PACAC chairman therefore berated the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for taking a separate stance ...

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Eulogies pour in as Maitama Sule’s burial holds today


Kano declares today work free day …Buhari, Osinbajo, govs, Saraki, others pay tributes EXACTLY 90 days to his 88th birthday, Elder statesman and frontline nationalist, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, passed on, Tuesday morning, throwing his Kano home state into mourning. Born on October 1, 1929, the former Nigeria Permanent Representative to United Nations and Minister of Petroleum, died in a ...

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Secession: ‘Igbo’ll be greater losers’

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The National Treasurer of the All Progressives Congress, Chief George Moghalu, has asked the Igbo to perish the thought of seceding from Nigeria. He said the Igbo should rather embrace the clamour for restructuring. Moghalu, who is aspiring for the governorship of Anambra State in the November 18 poll, said the Igbo would stand to lose out should the Biafra ...

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Buhari’s doctors say he can no longer function – Fani-Kayode alleges


Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Saturday alleged that doctors have ruled out President Muhammadu Buhari’s return because he can no longer function. He made the disclosure while berating the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, John Oyegun for saying Buhari is fast recovering from his illness in London. The Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain described Oyegun as a “liar” for giving ...

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Pressure mounts on PDP to sanction Sheriff, others

Ali Modu Sheriff

Some groups and individuals within the Peoples Democratic Party are mounting pressure on its national leadership to impose sanctions on the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and his followers. Investigations by one of our correspondents in Abuja on Monday, indicated that those who wanted Sheriff and his group punished had been submitting memoranda to the ...

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Coalition of South East CSOs tackles Northern Youths on Ekweremadu, “Igbo Coup”

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*Says Letter historically dishonest, factually defective *Welcomes Call for Referendum The coalition of South East-based civil society organisations, the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety, has faulted claims on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by the Coalition of Northern Youths in its letter to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, describing the letter as ...

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Constitution Amendment: Why government may not fund Political Parties — Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate

…Says high level consultations ongoing Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has blamed the withdrawal of government subventions for political parties on abuse, noting that it was still inadvisable to reintroduce it. He also said that high level consultations were in top gear to obtain the views of critical stakeholders about the ongoing constitution review. The Deputy President ...

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