Senate rules amendment and suppression of opposition

October 20, 2023 TOPE SUNDAY 0

The amendment of the Rules of the Senate to stop first-timers from vying for principal offices is perceived as being targeted at some senators who were opposed to the emergence of Senator Godswill Akpabio as Senate President, TOPE SUNDAY writes. The leadership of the Senate, recently, amended the Senate Rules to stop first-time senators from vying for the positions of Read More

Nasarawa guber: Opposition resorting to media trial – Group

June 17, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

A group under the aegis of the Nasarawa for Peace Initiative (NPI), Thursday, frowned at the resort to media trial by opposition elements in the state to vent their anger over their loss at the last governorship election in Nasarawa state The group described the move as provocative and undemocratic. The group in a press statement signed by its President, Read More

2023: Politicians using police to intimidate opposition, lawyers – SERAP

April 3, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has alleged that some top politicians in the country are deploying the police to arrest legal experts defending opposition parties in election tribunals. In the wake of post-election agitations, some opposition lawyers were reportedly arrested. For instance, the Rivers state Police Command, Sunday, confirmed the arrest of three lawyers —Jerry Aondo, Sobere Nelson and Read More

APC suspends NDDC chairperson, Onochie 

April 2, 2023 Amaechi Okwara 0

All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state chapter has suspended the chairperson of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Loretta Onochie, from the party. It was authoritatively gathered that NDDC chairman was suspended by the ward executive members of Onicha Olona in Aniocha North for working against the success of the party during the last Presidential/National Assembly, Governorship/State Assembly elections. The Read More

Kaduna: 9 Kaduna candidates congratulate Uba Sani 

March 27, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The gubernatorial candidates of nine political parties in the just concluded 2023 governorship elections in Kaduna state have paid a congratulatory visit on the Kaduna state governor-elect, Sen. Uba Sani pledging their readiness to work with him to move the state forward.  The various political parties whose guber candidates, their running mates and party chairmen visited Sen Sani to congratulate Read More

Kwara: Six females make list of 22 APC assembly members-elect

March 21, 2023 umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Six female members of All Progressives Congress (APC) have been elected members of the 10th house of assembly in Kwara state as the ruling party won 22 out of the 24 available seats on March 18, 2023 elections.  The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured two seats. PDP house of assembly members-elect are Otunba Afolabi Taiye (Odo-Ogun Constituency) and Bamigboye Read More

Presidential election results: Calls for my resignation misplaced, INEC chair Yakubu tells PDP, LP, others

Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has described the calls for his resignation by some aggrieved opposition parties as misplaced. His position came at a time a group of protesters stormed the national collation centre in Abuja Tuesday, calling for the electronic transmission of the results of the presidential elections held last Saturday. Clarifying the commission’s position in Read More

Cross River: Tension as thugs attack PDP leaders’ homes

February 7, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

The attack on leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State by suspected political thugs is generating serious tension between the party and the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Blueprint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, gathered that among those attacked were homes of the PDP state organising secretary, Read More

Da’u and the 2023 polls in Jigawa

January 10, 2023 Umar Sani Birnin-Kudu 0

On January 7, 2023, the All Progressives Congress, APC, held a rally in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state and the occasion was fantastic. The rally portrayed Hon. Da’u Aliyu as a crowd puller. Heavy crowd, unprecedented in any single gathering in Birnin Kudu graced the occasion because of Magaji Da’u Aliyu. It is heartwarming to note that Read More

PDP chieftain assassinated in Oyo town, many injured 

December 28, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Mudashiru Baraka was, Wednesday, assassinated in his family house in Oyo township  According to a statement by Oyo state PDP Publicity Secretary, Engr Akeem Olatunji, the party chieftain was assassinated in the early hours of the day by yet to be identified gunmen. Engr Olatunji in the statement said some other PDP members escaped Read More

2023: Makarfi drums support for Atiku, Ashiru

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former governor of Kaduna state, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has urged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to unite and chase out bad governance brought by the All Progressives Congress. Speaking when he accompanied the Kaduna state PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Isah Ashiru, to a meeting with Christian clergymen under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Read More

Attack on Atiku despicable, Zulum tells APC campaign council 

November 28, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum  Sunday inaugurated Borno state’s campaign council for the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 general elections. At the inauguration held at the multipurpose hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, Zulum reminded the campaign council of his ban against political thuggery and stated that he was opposed to the use of political thugs at any Read More

2023: Acrimonious campaign, hate speeches signpost lack of democratic ethos – CNPP

November 3, 2022 Admin III 0

Conference Of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called for a better understanding of politics in a democratic society like Nigeria, saying that hate speeches and acrimonious political campaigns are major signs that Nigerian politicians are yet to recover from many years of military dictatorship in the country. The CNPP, in a statement issued by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Anambra: 5 federal lawmakers, 6 others join APC

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee received 11 lawmakers including five serving and four former House of Representatives members, as well as, three members of the Anambra State House of Assembly who defected from the opposition PDP and APGA to APC. The decampees, according to a statement released by Buni’s spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, are Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

APC national chair: Ex-Borno gov, Modu Sheriff, begins campaign, lobbies APC govs

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned national convention expected to hold before the end of the year, former Borno state governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has embarked on state wide campaign, even as efforts are intensified to secure the support of the party’s serving governors. Aside Modu Sheriff, other national chairmanship aspirants include; former Gombe state governor, Senator Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More