LG poll: Dynamites explode at Rivers PDP Secretariat

LG poll: Dynamites explode at Rivers PDP Secretariat Twin explosions suspected to be dynamites on Thursday disrupted the Local Government primary elections of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It was gathered that the dynamite were detonated in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) parked in front of the party secretariat located along Aba Road. The...... more

Ohanaeze Election: Igbos got it right, ready for 2023 presidency

Ohanaeze Election: Igbos got it right, ready for 2023 presidency PROFESSOR ABC Nwosu is an astute politician, a former Minister of Health and a chieftain of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He is also a major player in the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. He spoke with Advocate's Editor-in-Chief, Tony Edike on Nigeria's journey so far under the All...... more

INEC fixes Anambra guber election November 6

INEC fixes Anambra guber election November 6 • Party primaries to hold June, July The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 6, as possible date for the conduct of Anambra State governorship election. Its  National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement, Tuesday,  saying the tentative date was done by virtue of...... more

Why power should shift to South in 2023 — Zulum

Why power should shift to South in 2023 — Zulum The Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, said on Friday that for the sake of fairness, power should return to the south in 2023. He faulted the suspicion that any part of the country could not be trusted with power, perhaps for the fear of secession. He stressed that there was...... more

2023: Nominate presidential candidates from S’East, Igbo political leaders urge APC, PDP, others

2023: Nominate presidential candidates from S’East, Igbo political leaders urge APC, PDP, others Prominent politicians from the South-East on Tuesday met and resolved to unite across party lines to work for the emergence of Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction in 2023. They met under the auspices of South-East Political Leaders at Sen. Orji Kalu’s Camp Neya country home in Igbere, Bende Local Government Area...... more

Buhari, Tinubu, others agreed South-West ‘ll produce 2023 presidential candidate –Balogun, Lagos APC chair

Buhari, Tinubu, others agreed South-West ‘ll produce 2023 presidential candidate –Balogun, Lagos APC chair The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr Tunde Balogun, has disclosed that the founding fathers of the party had an agreement in 2014 that the South-West geopolitical zone will produce the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election. He said it would be “dishonourable” for the...... more

Biden now US president-elect, major Western media project

Biden now US president-elect, major Western media project Democrat candidate, Joe Biden, has won the US presidency over Donald Trump, major international and US-based TV networks reported on Saturday, a victory sealed after the Democrat claimed several key battleground states won by the Republican incumbent in 2016. It was learnt that CNN, NBC News, CBS News, BBC and Al...... more

INEC presents Report of 2019 General Elections

INEC presents Report of 2019 General Elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday presented the report of the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Professor Mamood Yakubu, made the presentation while briefing journalists at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He began with an explanation that the document contained two reports – the Report of...... more

Isi-Uzo Bye-election: Jubilation as Gov. Ugwuanyi storms Eha-Amufu for PDP campaign flag-off

Isi-Uzo Bye-election: Jubilation as Gov. Ugwuanyi storms Eha-Amufu for PDP campaign flag-off • ’God will surprise you’, late lawmaker’s wife/Party's candidate tells governor   Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, led leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Eha-Amufu for campaign flag-off of the Isi-Uzo Constituency bye-election scheduled for October 31, 2020. The Isi-Uzo Constituency seat in the State House...... more

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu in early lead, Jegede, Agboola dominate strongholds

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu in early lead, Jegede, Agboola dominate strongholds • INEC uploads over 70% results online on election day Some early results of the Ondo State governorship poll revealed that the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, is in early lead in the race. TheCable reported that Akeredolu is leading his opponents with over 84,011 votes in 12 local government areas. The...... more

Full text of Buhari’s 2021 budget speech

Full text of Buhari’s 2021 budget speech PROTOCOLS 1. It is with pleasure that I present the 2021 Federal Budget Proposals to this Joint Session of the National Assembly. 2. Distinguished and Honourable Leaders, and Members of the National Assembly, at this juncture, I wish to commend your tremendous efforts in approving the revision of the 2020 –...... more

Nigeria’ll crash with current domination of North — Edwin Clark

Nigeria’ll crash with current domination of North — Edwin Clark In this interview with The Punch, Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, speaks  about Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, current socio-political challenges, fiscal federalism and what needs to be done to get the country working. What do you think about the state of the nation as Nigeria celebrates its 60th independence anniversary? At...... more

2023 presidency: PDP leaders visit Obasanjo, Jonathan, Mark

2023 presidency: PDP leaders visit Obasanjo, Jonathan, Mark Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has visited former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to solicit their support to reclaim the presidency in 2023. The delegation was set up by the National Working Committee of the party to visit founding fathers of the PDP to seek their support...... more

Peace finally returns to Enugu chapter of APC, holds crucial meeting today

Peace finally returns to Enugu chapter of APC, holds crucial meeting today There are indications that peace has finally returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State Chapter after years of infighting over who controls the soul of party in the state. As part of effort to strengthen an enduring peace and close ranks among the party faithful, the Minister of Foreign...... more

God used Wike for my re-election— Obaseki

God used Wike for my re-election— Obaseki From left— (front row): Edo State First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki; Governor Godwin Obaseki; Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Chairman of PDP National Campaign Council for Edo gubernatorial election; Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu; his wife, Maryann; Chairman of Edo State PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih,...... more

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

 

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