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Atiku tells opposition to accept defeat if it loses
Atiku Abubakar Ike Ekweremadu PDP Politics

Atiku tells opposition to accept defeat if it loses

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (left), Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, during their visit to the governor in Ado-Ekiti…yesterday • We are solidly behind Fayose, SWC declares • Buhari to kick off Fayemi’s campaign Former Vice President Atiku […]

Ugwuanyi cautions against sharp practices in local councils
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Politics

Ugwuanyi cautions against sharp practices in local councils

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has cautioned chairmen, councilors and clerks in the state’s 17 local council areas against sharp practices that may jeopardize the smooth running of the local government system.He gave the charge while declaring open a two-day Legislative Capacity Building Retreat for council chairmen, councilors […]

Benson Adetona INEC Politics

PPC to sue INEC for disqualifying its candidate

• It was a self-inflicted injury, commission replies Providence People’s Congress (PPC) has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for disqualifying its governorship candidate.The PPC National Chairman, Mr. Benson Adetona stated this yesterday when he addressed journalists in Ado-Ekiti. According to him, INEC expunged the name of […]

We have resolved all issues about congresses, says APC
APC Bolaji Abdullahi Politics

We have resolved all issues about congresses, says APC

Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, APC National Publicity Secretary • Enugu chapter backs Adams Oshiomhole’s aspiration • No unity list, Dabiri assures Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold on Saturday, its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, has advised members still nursing grudges […]

Sanusi warns politicians on tension over 2019 elections
2019 Election Emir of Kano Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II Politics

Sanusi warns politicians on tension over 2019 elections

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II The Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, has raised the alarm over growing political friction ahead of the 2019 general elections. He made the observation during the Hauwa Nassarawa, a traditional Sallah homage paid by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday. Sanusi’s […]

Our hope not hinged on Obasanjo, says ADC
ADC African Democratic Congress Olusegun Obasanjo Politics

Our hope not hinged on Obasanjo, says ADC

Olusegun Obasanjo The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has clarified that its anticipated fortune in the 2019 general elections was not completely hinged on former President Olusegun Obasanjo. It, however, stated that Obasanjo should not be wished away by assuming that he had become less influential in the nation’s political space. […]

PDP says servicing Fayemi’s debts has cost Ekiti N35.34b
debt Dr Kayode Fayemi Ekiti Gboyega Oguntuase Politics

PDP says servicing Fayemi’s debts has cost Ekiti N35.34b

Kayode Fayemi Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Gboyega Oguntuase, has said that servicing debts incurred by ex-governor Kayode Fayemi has cost the state N35.34 billion. He said the debts and deductions from statutory allocations, which started from 2010 to 2014, have continued till date. Oguntuase […]

Righting the wrongs: When will it be the turn of Ndigbo?
Babagana Kingibe MKO Abiola PMB Politics President Muhammadu Buhari

Righting the wrongs: When will it be the turn of Ndigbo?

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO In this column last week, I applauded and defended the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) to honour the late MKO Abiola and his vice presidential candidate, Babagana Kingibe for their victory in the June 12, 1993 elections, a victory which had been denied […]

Parties trade words over alleged plans to restructure local councils
APC Dr Kayode Fayemi PDP Politics

Parties trade words over alleged plans to restructure local councils

Kayode Fayemi. PHOTO: NAN As the 2018 governorship election draws nearer, allegation and counter allegation have dominated campaigns of the two major parties. Yesterday, the Peoples Democratic Party asserted that the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Kayode Fayemi, was nursing plans to reduce the workforce in Ekiti local councils. The […]

APC National Convention will be hitch-free, says VON DG
APC National Convention Osita Okechukwu Politics

APC National Convention will be hitch-free, says VON DG

Osita Okechukwu The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention holding on June 23in Abuja will be hitch-free. Speaking on the forthcoming convention, Okechukwu told newsmen in Enugu on Sunday that there was no call for alarm. He […]