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Governor Ortom snubs APC peace meeting

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday failed to attend a peace parley called by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Meanwhile the Deputy National Chairman (North) of APC, Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu had invited Sen George Akume and Ortom to Abuja for the “urgent meeting”. The duo are the main actors in the tussle for leadership of the ... Read More »

Fayose meets Ewi over harassment, withdrawal of security

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday made his first public appearance since his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, lost the Saturday’s governorship election. Fayose, who went to the palace of the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, the Aladesanmi III, was mobbed by the people in areas such as Okesa, Oja Bisi, Oja oba, Irona and Oke Oriomi. At ... Read More »

Ekiti elections: Body calls for INEC chair’s sack

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, have called for the sack of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, over the conduct of Ekiti State governorship election. The Association also called on the electoral body to cancel the July 14th governorship election in the southwest state. HURIWA established its call on what it ... Read More »

Ekiti Guber: Olusola rejects INEC results, vows to contest them

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Ekiti governorship election held on Saturday, Professor Kolapo Olusola,  has rejected the results of the exercise, describing it as a product of day light robbery by the All Progressives Congress, APC. Olusola, in the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, lost to Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the APC. In a ... Read More »

Gov. Samuel Ortom dumps APC

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says he has ceased to be a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following what he called “a red card” given to him. Ortom made this known on Monday in Makurdi shortly after swearing in a new Special Adviser on Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Jerome Shimbe, who replaced Mr Titus ... Read More »

I will defeat Buhari, fight against poverty in Nigeria – Dankwambo

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwanbo, said at the weekend that, if elected president in 2019, he would declare war on poverty and injustices in the country. The Gombe State governor also said with the consultations going on on his behalf by prominent Nigerians all over the country, he would get ... Read More »

Ogun House of Reps aspirant dumps APC for SDP

An aspirant for the position of House of Representatives under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency in Ogun State, Ayoade Adesina, on Wednesday, dumped the APC and joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Adesina, while registering as a member of SDP at the state party secretariat in Abeokuta, attributed his leaving the APC “due to ... Read More »

SDP takes on FG over insecurity, mass poverty

The Lagos chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has challenged the Federal Government on the insecurity and mass poverty that have ravaged the Nigerian society in the few years past, and especially in recent times. Speaking at their weekly strategic meeting last Wednesday held in the Surulere area of the state, the chairman of the chapter, Chief Olatunde Onakoya, ... Read More »

2019: Lagos SDP holds strategic meeting

The Lagos chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), last Wednesday, held its weekly meeting where its members strategized on the way forward with regards to the general elections billed to hold next year. The meeting, chaired by the party’s chairman in Lagos, Chief Olatunde Onakoya, held at the Surulere area of the state, and had the party’s bigwigs and ... Read More »

2019: Ohanaeze speaks on endorsing Buhari for second term

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has dismissed the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by some Igbo groups working under its umbrella. The apex Igbo body stated that the endorsement of any candidate including Buhari will be after wide consultations. Chairman of Ohaneze, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, chapter, Odozi Nwodozi, stated this while noting that ... Read More »