BAYELSA: Appeal nullifies Tribunal’s order sacking Gov Diri

BAYELSA: Appeal nullifies Tribunal's order sacking Gov Diri

The Appeal court on Friday overturned an election tribunal court ruling which had earlier nullified the election of Governor Douye Diri as the Bayelsa State governor. The five-man panel stated that the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. The tribunal had while ruling on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic…

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COVID-19 FUND: I have nothing to hide, Akeredolu replies PDP

COVID-19 FUND: I have nothing to hide, Akeredolu replies PDP

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has denied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cliams of his government mismanaging the state’s covid-19 fund. He warned PDP against spreading false information that he was not ready to account for the COVID-19 funds, he also urged them to play issue-based politics The governor said this while responding to a request by PDP through…

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VERBAL WAR: Amaechi shouldn’t be a minister, he should be in jail – Wike

Verbal War: Amaechi shouldn't be a minister, he should be in jail – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has added bombs to the ongoing verbal war against his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, claiming that the ex-governor should be in jail and not a minister. Wike who made the comments during a live interview on AIT’s Focus Nigeria beamed from Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday, in reaction to comments by Amaechi over the…

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Fomer Delta State Governor, Uduaghan returns to PDP

Fomer Delta State Governor, Uduaghan returns to PDP

A former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he left in the heat of the 2015 campaigns to join the All Progressive Party (APC). The ceremony for the governor’s official defection to his former party is holding today (Monday), at Unit 1, Ward 6, Abigborodo, Warri North Local Government Area of…

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IPAC declines postponement of Yobe local council election

IPAC declines postponement of Yobe local council election

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has rejected the postponement of the local government council election in Yobe State. The state Independent Electoral Commission on Friday announced the postponement of the election from December 5 to February next year. The Chairman of the commission, Dr. Mamman Mohammed, who announced the postponement of the election at a press briefing in Damaturu,…

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Yobe govt shifts LGA election due to COVID-19 increase

Yobe govt shifts LGA election due to COVID-19 increase

The Yobe State local government council (LGA) election earlier scheduled for December 5th, 2020 has been shifted to a new date. This was made known on Thursday by the Executive Chairman of the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission,(YOSIEC), Mamman Mohammed. While addressing newsmen in Damaturu, the State capital, Mohammed cited the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the state as the reason for…

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Jegede reveals why he did not pick Ajayi as running mate

Jegede reveals why he did not pick Ajayi as running mate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the upcoming Ondo governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, has revealed reason why he did not pick the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as his running mate. Recall that Ajayi had defected from APC to the PDP, inorder to secure a governorship ticket to run against the APC candidate and incumbent governor of the state, Governor Rotimi…

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Buhari meets Mai Buni, Ganduje over Edo election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday held a closed-door meeting with the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee Mai Mala Buni and the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mai Mala Buni and Ganduje who are also the governors of Yobe and Kano States respectively, were believed to have met with president Buhari to…

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EDO ELECTION: President Buhari congratulates Obaseki

EDO ELECTION: President Buhari congratulates Obaseki

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, congratulated the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the state governorship election held on Saturday. Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll. The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba…

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BREAKING: Obaseki emerges winner, defeats Ize-Iyamu with over 84,000 votes

BREAKING: Obaseki emerges winner, defeats Ize-Iyamu with over 84,000 votes

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the result of the election on Sunday. Obaseki, who contested under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival and governorship…

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EDO GUBER: protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people

EDO GUBER: protect your votes, Saraki tells Edo people

Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged voters in Edo State to protect their votes in the state’s guber election. He said this in a series of tweets after voting was concluded at many units in the election. Saraki said, “The on-going #EdoDecides2020 is getting to the crucial stages. I urge the good people of Edo State not…

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Obaseki’s overjoyed supporter falls from speeding vehicle

Obaseki’s overjoyed supporter falls from speeding vehicle

Obaseki’s overjoyed supporter falls from speeding vehicle: A yet-to-be-identified supporter of Governor Godwin Obaseki has fallen from a speeding vehicle. The young man was part of the youths, in a vehicle, jubilating over results announced in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate Obaseki. The incident happened in front of Ugbekun Primary School in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area around 4:05…

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EDO GUBER: PDP alleges harassment of its governors by Police

EDO GUBER: PDP alleges harassment of its governors by Police

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, on Friday accused the Nigerian police of harassing PDP Governors ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo State. Secondus, who disclosed this at an emergency press briefing in Abuja, said information available to the PDP indicated that the party’s governors were being harassed by the police at the West End…

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Edo Guber: “Behave responsibly” PMB urges parties, candidates, others

Edo Guber: “Behave responsibly” PMB urges parties, candidates, others

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, urged political parties, candidates participating in the Edo guber election and the security agents in the state to behave responsibly in the election, saying he was committed to a free and fair election in the State. He, therefore, called on stakeholders in the election holding on Saturday to avoid what he called “do-or-die mentality”. Buhari’s…

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EDO: IGP restricts vehicular movements during election

IGP orders restriction of Vehicular movements during Edo guber

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement during the September 19 guber election in Edo State. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the order was part of efforts by the police to ensure orderliness and safety during the election. Mba said the restriction…

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Five injured, vehicles vandalized as APC, PDP supporters clash in Ondo

Five injured, vehicles vandalized as APC, PDP supporters clash in Ondo

One person have reportedly died, five others injured and a vehicle vandalized in clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oba Akoko, Akoko South West Local Government area of Ondo State. The clash occurred when Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s campaign team ran into the campaign train of candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo…

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You can’t extend your political empire to Edo– Obaseki tells Tinubu

You can't extend your political empire to Edo– Obaseki tells Tinubu

The Edo state Governor, Obaseki, on Tuesday warned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, not to extend his political empire to his state. Obaseki said this in a press statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie. The statement was titled ‘You can’t extend your political empire to our state…

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IGP vows to deal with thugs who engage in violence in Edo guber poll

EDO GUBER: IGP vows to deal with politicians, thugs who engage in violence

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has warned to politicians and their supporters to desist from violence before, during and after the conduct of the Edo State Guber election on September 19, 2020. He said any politician or their supporter who would not heed to the warning against violence during Edo guber poll should prepare for the consequences of their…

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Sen. Mbu emerges APC Cross River State acting Chairman

Sen. Mbu emerges APC Cross River State acting Chairman

Senator Mathew Mbu, representing the Cross River Central Constituency in the house of Senate, has emerged the All Progressive Congress, APC, acting chairman in Cross River State. The Yobe State Governor and the APC Caretaker/Extra Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni today, inaugurated Senator Matthew T. Mbu as the acting Chairman of the APC Cross River…

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Yar’Adua’s govt a failure, says Buhari, Atiku

Yar’Adua’s govt a failure, say Buhari, Atiku

As the opposition’s plot against President Umaru Yar’Adua’s perceived second term aspiration thickens in Abuja, a former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) described his administration as a failure. Not a few of the country’s leading politicians and former political office holders were at the meeting. It was jointly convened by Gen. Buhari; ex-Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and former…

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Kaduna APC vice-chairman, daughter abducted by gunmen

Kaduna APC vice-chairman, daughter abducted by gunmen

The Police Command in Kaduna on Thursday confirmed the abduction of the Vice-Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Kaduna State chapter, Shu’aibu Idris-Lauge and his Daughter by gunmen. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kaduna. According to him, the Kaduna APC vice-chairman Shu’aibu and his daughter were abducted from their Kwanar Zango residence along…

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I don’t want to be Chief of Staff, Isa Funtua declares

I don't want to be Chief of Staff, Isa Funtua declares

Second Republic Minister and Elder Statesman, Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua, 78, has advised those associating him with the post of Chief of Staff, CoS, to President Muhammadu Buhari, to look elsewhere. When questioned about his reasons, the aged Statesman explained that he is unemployable and not interested in the job. A national newspaper yesterday tipped him as one of those…

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Emeka Ihedioha wins Imo PDP Governorship Primary Election

PDP's Emeka Ihedioha leads in Imo State

Emeka Ihedioha emerges winner of the just concluded governorship primary election of the People’s Democratic Party in Imo State on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The exercise started at 4:00 pm on Monday and ended at 4.30 am on Tuesday at the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Centre, Owerri Imo state. Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rit. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, emerged…

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