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Gov. Yahaya Bello Floors Wada Again At The Governorship Election Tribunal

Posted in politics on 08 June 2016. 69 hits.
The former Governor of Kogi state, Idris Wada on Tuesday lost in his bid to remove his successor, Governor Yahaya Bello, from office. Wada, who was the incumbent governor and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the November 21 governorship election in the state, had filed a petition...

PDP Crisis: BoT, Govs, Makarfi, Sheriff Meet Today

Posted in politics on 07 June 2016. 62 hits.
As the leadership impasse within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threatens the chance of the party ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections, leaders of the party would today hold a make or mar reconciliatory meeting to find a lasting solution. The meeting is scheduled to hold at the...

I’ll contest Anambra gov election – Ubah

Posted in politics on 03 June 2016. 84 hits.
Oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, has said he will contest the Anambra State governorship election next year. “I still want to be Anambra State governor,” Ubah said while interacting with journalists in his Nnewi hometown, on Friday. The Peoples Democratic Party member, who contested the Anambra...

Gov. Bello Will Be Victorious At The Tribunal

Posted in politics on 03 June 2016. 76 hits.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Suleiman Abdulmalik has said that Governor Yahaya Bello would be victorious at the tribunal and will complete his four year tenure as governor of the state. Abdulmalik stated this in Lokoja the state capital that the said APC and...

Biafra: Buhari turning S-East, S-South people to ‘politically endangered species’- Fayose”

Posted in politics on 02 June 2016. 57 hits.
June 2, 2016 Politics 57 Views Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, has condemned Monday’s killing of over 30 Igbo protesters, who were mainly members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), saying it appeared...

American judge joins Ondo governorship race

Posted in politics on 02 June 2016. 70 hits.
June 2, 2016 Politics 61 Views A Nigerian-born United States of American judge, Mr. Dele Alade, has declared his intention to contest the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress. Alade declared that he joined the race not as a...

Bill To Lower Age To Contest In Elections Passes First Reading In NASS

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 80 hits.
The House of Representatives has passed for first reading a Bill seeking to lower the constitutional age requirement for contesting for elections in Nigeria. The Bill with gazette number HB. 544 was read and passed for the first time at the House plenary session on Wednesday May 26th, 2016. Hon....

Renewing The Covenant By Sonala Olumhense

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 80 hits.
There are two jobs on which every Nigerian is an expert.  The first: the Super Eagles, the nation’s full national soccer team.  The other: politics, specifically, presidential politics.  This week—the first anniversary of the “change” government of the All Progressives Congress (APC)—Nigeria’s...

Obasanjo’s Govt Picked May 29 To Spite Celebrators Of June 12 – Femi Falana

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 61 hits.
Where do you stand on the debate on whether May 29 or June 12 is the appropriate date to celebrate democracy in Nigeria? No one has ever made a case for the celebration of May 29 as Democracy Day. It was meant to spite those who celebrate June 12 by the Olusegun Obasanjo-led administration. No...

Violent Agitation Won't End Unless Nigeria Begins To Practice True Federalism, IYC warns

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 61 hits.
Leading Ijaw youth organization, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide,  has warned that violent agitation in the country will not stop until President Muhammadu Buhari puts machinery in place for the relevant constitutional amendment to ensure the practice of true federalism or he immediately starts...

Biafra-May 30th 1967 To January 15th 1970: Did We Learn Anything From History? By Churchill Okonkwo

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 64 hits.
My people say that; when we see an old woman stop her dance to point again and again in the same direction, we can be sure that somewhere there, something happened long ago which touched the roots of her life. A short-long time ago in May, 1966, the root of Ndigbo in Nigeria was touched as...

Buhari’s Aide Says Upcoming Social Security Programs Will Provide Jobs For 500 Thousand Teachers, 100 Thousand Artists

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 62 hits.
The Special Assistant to the President on Youths and Students Affairs, Nasir Adhama, has said that the next three years of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will be more eventful for the Nigerian youths with upcoming innovative programs and activities. Mr. Adhama emphasized...

I Can’t Continue To Fight For The Yorubas - OPC Leader

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 63 hits.
The embattled national coordinator of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) militia group, Gani Adams, on Monday said his effort in protecting the Yoruba nation is fruitless following verbal attacks on its personality.  Mr. Gani disclosed that the group with thousands of registered members across the...

PDP National Secretariat Re-opens, BoT Secretary To Address Workers

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 67 hits.
The National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party has been opened to members of staff of the party only. The Secretariat was closed on Saturday, May 21 following multiple conventions held by two factions of the party. While a faction held its convention at Port Harcourt, another one held...

Senators Adeyeye And Sani Call Out Ben Bruce On Presidential Villa Comment

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 62 hits.
Senator Ben Bruce on Monday tweeted that the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented him from greeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa due to his party affiliation. Senators Sola Adeyeye and Shehu Sani, however, have disputed Senator Bruce’s claims, saying that security...

Enyimba FC Stadium to be ready in June – Contractor

Posted in politics on 01 June 2016. 75 hits.
Aba(Abia) – The rebuilding of Enyimba FC Stadium in Aba will be completed in June, Mr Ebi Egbe, Director of the contracting firm handling the project, said on Tuesday. Egbe gave the assurance in an interview in Aba. He said that the company had received firm commitment from the Abia Government...

PDP will unseat APC in 2019 – Makarfi, Dickson

Posted in politics on 31 May 2016. 70 hits.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Caretaker Committee and a former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the party is only on sabbatical leave, assuring that it will bounce back in 2019 to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Also...

We are certain to leave APC – Banire

Posted in politics on 31 May 2016. 90 hits.
May 29, 2016 featured post, Politics 3,485 Views The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire, has disclosed that it is certain that he and other members of a reformist group within the ruling party will dump the party for another platform. Dr. Banire...

Governor Dickson To PDP Leaders: Refrain From Litigations,

Posted in politics on 31 May 2016. 76 hits.
Says PDP leaders must work together for ‘‘our great party to regain its lost glory!’’ As the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) rebrands itself for the future, the  Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee  of the PDP  and Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon Henry Seriake Dickson has in strong...

First Year Anniversary Wike’s Landmarks, A Big Question Mark On Amaechi’s Eight Yrs In Office – Obuah

Posted in politics on 31 May 2016. 65 hits.
Despite efforts to put behind the huge mistakes and setback suffered in the hands of past leaders especially during the eight years of Chibuike Amaechi’s regime as a result of bad governance, the amazing landmark achievements of Governor Nyesom Wike in the last one year keep re-opening the old...
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