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Issa Aremu, former council chairmen, others defect to APC
June 13, 2021 2386 1176

Many defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties, yesterday, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, pledging their allegiance to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.   AbdulRazaq said the developmen... Read more

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Nigeria still in search of true democracy, says Afe Babalola
June 12, 2021 2740 1389

The founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has said that given the state of affairs in the country, the nation was still in the search of true democracy.   He said that the political leadership ... Read more

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PDP group urges calm over court ruling on Anambra chair
June 11, 2021 2984 1589

Independent Leaders Forum (ILF) has called for calm over the ruling of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which on Wednesday returned Ejike Oguebego as the chairman of the party in Anambra State. This is just as Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, who had been fun... Read more

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Many injured as rival APC camps clash in Kano
June 11, 2021 2667 1393

Yesterday’s free for all between supporters of Senator Barau Jibril (APC, Kano North) and Commissioner for Local Government, Murtala Sule-Garo, clashed at Dansudu village, Tofa Local Council, Kano State. The bloody encounter was unconnected... Read more

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Imo deputy governor dismisses resignation reports
June 11, 2021 2390 1271

Imo State Deputy Governor, Placid Njoku, has dismissed reports that he has resigned as the number two citizen of the Eastern Heartland, urging Imolites and the general public to regard it as fake news. His Chief Press Secretary, Ozioma Ukwuoma, s... Read more

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Senate assures of amended electoral act for better polls
June 11, 2021 2136 954

President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has declared that the upper legislative Chamber of the National Assembly would provide an atmosphere for amendment of the Electoral Act to enable Nigerians to elect good leaders and ensure improved governance.... Read more

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APC convention can’t hold before 4th quarter
June 11, 2021 1849 787

It is uncertain that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold its National Convention as early as envisaged. The party’s Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) failed on Thursday to rollout the timetable ... Read more

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42 North’s groups back Bala Mohammed for president in 2023
June 10, 2021 2277 1212

Youth leaders in 42 groups have endorsed Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed to run for President in 2023. To them, the former Federal Capital Territory Minister has all it takes to fix Nigeria and end insecurity. They spoke in Yola, the Adamawa... Read more

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Emenike panel to screen Anambra APC aspirants
June 10, 2021 1910 1017

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, has approved the appointment of a seven-member Screening Committee for the Party’s 2021 Anam... Read more

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INEC releases notice for Anambra guber poll, warns against rancorous primaries
June 10, 2021 1928 993

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released notice of activities for the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.   Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, who made the di... Read more

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Atiku decries increasing killings
June 8, 2021 2623 1377

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has decried the spate of bloodletting in the country. He said there was no justification for the killings. Atiku was reacting to last Thursday’s killing of 88 persons in Kebbi State with scores of other... Read more

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PDP vows to take over power in Anambra
June 8, 2021 2257 1184

A former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has assured of the party’s preparedness to reclaim victory in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. He said the party had taken certain b... Read more

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‘Ayade’s move to APC beneficial to Cross River’
June 8, 2021 1985 1006

As more people continue to join Cross River State Governor Prof. Ben Ayade to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), more praises have continued to trail the governor’s action. This time, the ... Read more

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More governors for APC, says Ganduje
June 7, 2021 2472 1341

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said more governors elected under other political parties’ platforms have expressed willingness to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ganduje said this when he hosted members of A... Read more

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Challenges, strides of Abiodun in governance
June 6, 2021 2803 1418

A little over two years ago, when he took the reins as Governor in Ogun State, the weight of expectations on Dapo Abiodun seemed too much to bear. This was because of the daunting challenges strewn across the polity. Virtually all facets of life i... Read more

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Gladiators, parties gear-up for Ogun council polls
June 6, 2021 2353 1191

The tempo of campaign and publicity by aspiring chairmen, councilors and political parties ahead of the July 24 Local Council election in Ogun State has heightened. This follows the state governor’s final nod and the Ogun State Independ... Read more

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Mixed feelings over Lagos APC LG primaries result
June 6, 2021 2137 1055

It is now a week after the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), conducted its primary elections to select candidates for the scheduled July 24 2021 local government polls. The State’s Caretaker Committee chairman, Chie... Read more

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Lagos APC releases list of candidates for July 24 council polls
June 5, 2021 2403 1292

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, yesterday, released the list of its flag bearers for the July 24, 2021, local council elections in the state. The party conducted its primaries across the 57 councils on Saturday, May 29. The el... Read more

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NIPSS lauds Osun’s governance template under Oyetota
June 5, 2021 2275 1191

The leadership of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has applauded the achievements of the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, in the last two and a half years.   NIPSS described the social protection progr... Read more

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APC, Buhari have failed Nigeria, says Ortom
June 4, 2021 2498 1316

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State yesterday said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed Nigeria economically, security wise, socially and politically. The governor also said, despite all security challenges in the coun... Read more

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Ekiti 2022; If PDP can be wiser…
June 3, 2021 2701 1448

In life, self-deception is the worst set of deceptions. It robs the subject of the reality of results while pretentiously hoping for a different result. Many opinions have been submitted on the need for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ekit... Read more

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Zamfara shoots down calls for additional states
June 3, 2021 2411 1255

Zamfara State citizens have rejected calls for the creation of additional states in the country, stressing that the current economic downturn makes “it unwise to call for the creation of additional states in the federation.”   T... Read more

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APC convention not certain as Buni-led interim committee shows signs of staying put
June 3, 2021 2172 1058

Extensive and intensive pressures are being mounted on the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary planning Committee (CECPC), just as some stakeholders are mobilising to ensure there is no imposition of candidates during the forthcomin... Read more

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Ex-CBN chief Moghalu; I will run for president in 2023
June 2, 2021 2541 1348

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has said he will run for the office of the president in the 2023 election. The 2019 presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP) announced this in a... Read more

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Obaseki holds victory rally, reassures on sustained development
June 2, 2021 2147 1122

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, led citizens of the state, party faithful and supporters to a victory rally in Benin City, to celebrate his Supreme Court electoral victory. The five-man panel of justices had on May 28, 2021 uph... Read more

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