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Tinubu condemns Oyegun’s tenure extension

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believes that the tenure extension of the Oyegun-led NWC is unjustified. Tinubu, on Wednesday, said that that there was no basis for the one-year tenure extension given to the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) by the party’s National Executive Council (NEC). His reason: tenure extension violates the constitution of ... Read More »

APC, PDP senators flay Kogi gov

Nigerian senators have expressed worry over “undemocratic” moves by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, of victimising senators from the state. The lawmakers who took turn to rebuke the governor set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the governor’s latest action. The senators’ reaction came as one of them, Ahmed Ogembe (Kogi-PDP), accused the governor of sponsoring thugs to attack his ... Read More »

Police confirm kidnap of APC leader

The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of an All Progressives Congress, APC, leader in the state. Chief Executive Officer of a pro-All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign group known as the “New Face”, Robert Desmond was confirmed kidnapped on Tuesday. Spokesman of the command, DSP Asimin Butswat, confirmed the abduction to reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital. He ... Read More »

Okorocha joins Senate race

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has finally joined the list of governors who have declared their interests in running for elective positions in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Mr. Okorocha had earlier declared that he would neither run for Senate nor for the President in 2019, but would be keen in who succeeds him. However, the governor, while speaking at ... Read More »

2019: My presidential ambition still intact –Donald Duke

A former Governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, on Tuesday said he had not backed down on his presidential ambition. Duke made the statement in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said the speculations that he had dumped the aspiration were untrue. Duke said he had not officially declared for the number one ... Read More »

Tinubu’s letter to Buhari unfortunate —Oyegun’s aide

An aide to the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Mr Sunny Idahagbon, has described the letter written by the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, to President Muhammadu Buhari as unfortunate, noting that the said letter was supposed to be a private one but was leaked to the media. Asiwaju Tinubu was said to have claimed ... Read More »

FG warned against state of emergency in Benue

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has warned the Federal Government against declaring a state of emergency in Benue State and also called for the arrest and prosecution of culprits in the killings in Benue and other places. The leaders made this known after a meeting of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders in Abuja. The meeting had in attendance ... Read More »

Register for national identity cards, Ambode begs Lagos residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday urged residents of the State to come out and register for the National Identity Card scheme being administered by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), saying compliance would enhance proper planning and facilitate national development. Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja after registering for the scheme, Governor Ambode said it was ... Read More »

Niger Assembly dissolves LG councils, directs Gov Bello to conduct elections

Niger State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion dissolving the 25 Local Government Councils in the state for alleged poor performance and misappropriation of funds. The assembly also directed Governor Abubakar Bello to immediately implement the resolution and conduct fresh council elections within 90 days. This was contained in a report by the House Committee on Local Government ... Read More »

Senate invites IGP over community policing

THE Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means the country could actualise community policing. The directive followed a motion on “The need to Post Junior Cadre of Nigeria Police Force to their States and Local Government to enhance community policing in Nigeria” sponsored by ... Read More »