BREAKING: Obaseki re-elected Edo gov, floors APC, Ize-Iyamu [See results]

BREAKING: Obaseki re-elected Edo gov,  floors APC, Ize-Iyamu [See results] Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC) opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Saturday’s election. The results collated from all LGAs shows that Obaseki scored 307,857 votes to beat his closest rival, Ize-Iyamu who polled  223,622 votes to second position.  The Independent...... more

Violence: Edo poll proves pundits wrong

Violence: Edo poll proves pundits wrong Against nationwide apprehension that Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State would be marred by large scale violence , the election held peacefully in most parts of the state, save for disruptions recorded in few Local Government Areas. Our correspondents who monitored the poll in different parts of the state observed that...... more

Jubilation as Ebeano family endorses Ugwuanyi as leader

Jubilation as Ebeano family endorses Ugwuanyi as leader ...Pledges absolute loyalty, support for governor’s political decisions in 2023 Thousands of jubilant members and supporters of the resilient Ebeano Political Family in Enugu State, on Saturday, unanimously endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as their leader in whom they are well pleased. The members of the political movement gave the endorsement, when...... more

Edo: ‘My reelection not worth spilling of blood' – Obaseki

Edo: ‘My reelection not worth spilling of blood' – Obaseki The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has asked God to let him lose Saturday’s governorship election “if it will cost the blood of anybody”. According to the governor, who will stand for re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his second term ambition is not worth spilling...... more

Edo election: Over 300 policemen surround Wike’s hotel in Benin, PDP warns IGP

Edo election: Over 300 policemen surround Wike’s hotel in Benin, PDP warns IGP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed the hotel where the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, has been surrounded by over 300 policemen. This allegation was made by the party’s chairman in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond. Wike is in the...... more

Ondo APC, PDP supporters clash, Jegede alleges assassination

Ondo APC, PDP supporters clash, Jegede alleges assassination No fewer than five persons sustained varying degrees of injury while some  vehicles were vandalised when supporters of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party clashed in Oba Akoko, in the Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday. The incident occurred when...... more

Edo & Ondo Guber: UK threatens Visa Ban on Nigerian Election Riggers

Edo & Ondo Guber: UK threatens Visa Ban on Nigerian Election Riggers The United Kingdom on Tuesday warned those who plan to cause violence during the Edo and Ondo State governorship elections, saying it may impose travel restrictions on the perpetrators and prosecute them under international law. The Edo State governorship election is scheduled to hold on September 10 while the Ondo State...... more

Oshiomhole, Obaseki difficult to reconcile — Oba of Benin

Oshiomhole, Obaseki difficult to reconcile — Oba of Benin The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has expressed shock at how it is seemingly impossible to reconcile the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, Daily Times gathered. The monarch recalled the good relationship that existed between Obaseki and Oshiomhole. Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, spoke at a...... more

Supreme Court affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor, dismisses Wada, Akpoti’s appeals

Supreme Court affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor, dismisses Wada, Akpoti’s appeals The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two appeals against the re-election of Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and affirmed him the governor of Kogi State. The appeals were filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Musa Wada, and the Social Democratic Party and its candidate,...... more

Anxiety in Kogi as Supreme Court decides Bello’s fate today

Anxiety in Kogi as Supreme Court decides Bello’s fate today • Apex court to deliver judgments on appeals by PDP, SDP, others An air of uneasiness currently envelops Kogi State as parties to the dispute over the last governorship election in the state anxiously await the verdict of the Supreme Court scheduled to be handed down on Monday. The nation’s apex...... more

Bayelsa: Tribunal sacks Gov Diri, orders fresh election

Bayelsa: Tribunal sacks Gov Diri, orders fresh election Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal has sacked Governor Douye Diri. It ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election within 90 days. His election was nullified based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP). The party argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating...... more

It appears four persons are making decisions for Buhari – Unongo, ex-Northern Elders Forum chair

It appears four persons are making decisions for Buhari – Unongo, ex-Northern Elders Forum chair An elder statesman , former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum and Chairman , Governing Board of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council , Dr Paul Unongo , discusses the security situation in the country , restructuring and other national issues. He spoke to Sunday Punch.  There has been a...... more

INEC to hold bye-elections for Lagos, Imo, Plateau Senatorial Seats, Oct. 31

INEC to hold bye-elections for Lagos, Imo, Plateau Senatorial Seats, Oct. 31 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Tuesday that it would conduct bye-elections to fill five vacant senatorial seats and seven State Constituency seats across the country on October 31, 2020. The affected senatorial seats include Bayelsa Central, Bayelsa West, Imo North, Cross River North, Lagos East and Plateau South...... more

Enugu PDP Congress: Nnamani reelected Party Chairman, INEC, Ekweremadu, commend peaceful exercise

Enugu PDP Congress: Nnamani reelected Party Chairman, INEC, Ekweremadu, commend peaceful exercise The immediate past Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, Hon. Augustine Nnamani, has been reelected as Chairman of the Party alongside other 38 members of the State Executives (EXCO) of the party. They were elected during a peaceful State Congress, held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu,...... more

2023: God will decide my political future – Gov. David Umahi

2023: God will decide my political future – Gov. David Umahi “God is on my mind. Where He wants me to go, I will go and what He wants me to do, I will do." Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi on Wednesday said that only God will decide his next destination after leaving office as the state’s governor in 2023. Umahi made...... more

How Igbo can get 2023 presidency – Idika Kalu

How Igbo can get 2023 presidency – Idika Kalu Former Minister of Finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu has urged proponents of regional government to jettison the idea, as it is unrealistic. According to him, going back to the regions, as was in the First Republic is unrealistic. In this interview, the elder statesman advised the Igbo on what to do...... more

Umeh’s account of Peter Obi’s reelection: Setting the records straight, by Maurice Iwu

Umeh’s account of Peter Obi’s reelection: Setting the records straight, by Maurice Iwu I didn’t want to join issues with Chief Victor Umeh regarding his statement about me in an interview he granted to attack Peter Obi. However, it is important for the records to categorically refute the falsehood in Chief Umeh’s interview. Perhaps more important is the lesson that leadership is not a...... more

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu emerges APC Flagbearer

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu emerges APC Flagbearer Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has won the Governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the October 10, gubernatorial election in the State. Akeredolu defeated 7 other aspirants including Chief Olusola Oke, Sola Iji, Isaac Kekemeke, Olaide Adelami, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, Nathaniel Adojutelegan and Bukola Adetula....... more

2023: Na’abba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, others float new political movement

2023: Na’abba, Agbakoba, Utomi, Ezekwesili, others float new political movement Ahead of the 2023 general elections, 30 prominent Nigerian activists, academics, and other professionals, have formed a new political movement called National Consultative Front. The group’s objectives include mobilizing Nigerians for a popular mass action towards political constitutional reforms that are citizen-driven and process-led in engendering a new peoples’ constitution. This...... more

Nigeria should return to regions, Buhari, APC incompetent – Balarabe Musa

Nigeria should return to regions, Buhari, APC incompetent – Balarabe Musa Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former Governor of old Kaduna State has said that the only way out of the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria was to divide the country into six regions. “Let us restructure the country and go back to the regional arrangement, and so, should abolish the states and go...... more

Edo 2020: APC disqualifies Obaseki, two others from primary

Edo 2020: APC disqualifies Obaseki, two others from primary The All Progressives Congress has declared the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and two others ineligible to contest in the July 22 governorship primary election in Edo State. The screening committee announced the disqualification while presenting its report to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee in Abuja on Friday. Apart from...... more

Dad’ll run for 2023 presidency, says Atiku’s son

Dad’ll run for 2023 presidency, says Atiku’s son Adamu Atiku-Abubakar, the son of former Vice President  Atiku Abubakar, has said his father will contest the presidency again in 2023. Atiku’s son said this while presenting the score card of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State as the administration of Governor Ahmadu Finitiri, of...... more

Tribunal dismisses SDP, Akpoti’s petition against Bello’s election

Tribunal dismisses SDP, Akpoti’s petition against Bello’s election The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in the state, Natasha Akpoti, for lacking in merit. The petitioners had challenged the victory of Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives...... more

Enugu LG Polls: Gov. Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu, others campaign for PDP

Enugu LG Polls: Gov. Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu, others campaign for PDP   ...As party leaders laud gov on peace, good governance Ahead of the Saturday's Local Government elections in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday, led stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in a final push for votes at the grand finale of the party’s campaign, held...... more

Every Nigerian should be worried about state of insecurity – Prof Nwosu, ex-minister

Every Nigerian should be worried about state of insecurity – Prof Nwosu, ex-minister A former Minister of Health, Prof ABC  Nwosu,  in this interview, speaks about the lingering security challenges in the country, why the security chiefs should be sacked, need for regional security outfits, among other issues The issue of insecurity has remained a major concern to many Nigerians lately. South-West governors launched...... more

Enugu to hold LG election Feb. 29

Enugu to hold LG election Feb. 29 The Enugu State Independent National Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) says it will conduct local government election in the state on Feb. 29, 2020. The Chairman of ENSIEC, Dr Mike Ajogu in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu, advised all political parties in the state to take note of the statutory notice for...... more

Kogi State Budgets N176.2bn for 2020 (Full Budget Speech by Gov. Yahaya Bello)

Kogi State Budgets N176.2bn for 2020 (Full Budget Speech by Gov. Yahaya Bello) ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO OF KOGI STATE  REPRESENTED BY THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY,  CHIEF EDWARD ONOJA AT THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 BUDGET PROPOSAL TO THE KOGI STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ON 4TH DECEMBER, 2019. PROTOCOLS: 1. Mr. Speaker and Honourable members, let me...... more

PDP asks INEC to push for Legalisation of Electronic voting.

PDP asks INEC to push for Legalisation of Electronic voting. The National Working Committee of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday met with representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over issues of electoral reforms. Leaders of the political party during the meeting urged the electoral body to lead the process of electoral reforms that will legalise...... more

APC threatens to expel member seeking third term for Buhari

APC threatens to expel member seeking third term for Buhari The All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from a suit seeking amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office. Charles Enya, a member of the party in Ebonyi, had filed the suit before a federal high court in Abakaliki, the state capital. Enya, who served as...... more

Kogi West: I will not boycott Saturday''s election, says Dino Melaye

Kogi West: I will not boycott Saturday''s election, says Dino Melaye Candidate in the Kogi West Senatorial rerun election for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dino Melaye, has dismissed speculations that he would boycott Saturdays rerun senatorial election, saying he would participate in the election.  Melaye had defeated his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, Smart Adeyemi, in the February election, but...... more

 

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