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Anambra gov: Ubah heads for court, lambasts Wike, others

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Chairman of Capital Oil, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has said only the court will determine the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Ubah, at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, insisted that Mr. Oseloka Obaze did

Anambra agency, gov candidates bicker over poster fee

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency on Tuesday insisted that for any of the governorship candidates in the November 18 poll to paste their campaign posters in any part of the state they must pay N9m each to the agency. The Managing Director of ANSAA, Mr.

2019: Sani rejects El-Rufai’s endorsement

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has described the endorsement of Governor Nasir el-Rufai by the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State for a second term as a charade. Sani, while condemning the endorsement in a statement on Tuesday, described el-Rufai’s mobilisation of support for

APC tours S’South states, mobilise support for Buhari

Ovie Okpare, Warri The ruling All Progressives Congress has begun tour of states in the South-South geopolitical zone to mobilise support for President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the party ahead of the 2019 general elections. In a statement issued by the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Martins Mukoro,

S’East APC demands additional state

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Enugu and Ebonyi state chapters of the All Progressives Congress at a public hearing on ‘true federalism’ on Monday demanded the creation of an additional state in the South-East geopolitical zone. The APC chapters in the two states made the demand in separate presentations during a

APC clears Nwoye for Anambra gov poll

John Alechenu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress has cleared the winner of the August 26, 2017 Anambra State APC primary, Tony Nwoye, as the party’s standard bearer  in the state governorship election. This was sequel to the dismissal of an appeal filed by one of the aspirants, Senator Andy Uba.

Melaye’s recall: INEC releases amended timetable, fixes Oct 14 for verification

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will conduct verification for the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye, on Oct. 14. Melaye is representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu,

Osun APC can’t survive 2018 ‘electoral hurricane’ –PDP

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief  Sarafa Isola, has said that the  ruling All Progressives Congress in the state cannot survive the ‘electoral hurricane’ coming in 2018. The second term mandate of the incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola of

Anambra: Ubah, Oduah, others want PDP candidate substituted

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Four governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State have written to the Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; and the Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, demanding the substitution of the party’s candidate, Mr. Oseloka Obaze, in the November 18,

Anambra poll: PDP panel upholds Obaze’s election

john alechenu  and Tony Okafor The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic has upheld the governorship primary that produced Oseloka Obaze as the party’s candidate for the Anambra election scheduled for November 18. The Head of the PDP Publicity Division, Chinwe Nnorom, disclosed this in a statement issued on

Ugandan president warns Nigerians against tribal politics

OLALEYE ALUKO The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has advised politicians and public office holders in Nigeria to stop playing politics influenced by tribal sentiments, in order for the country to achieve necessary growth and development. Museveni stated this while delivering a lecture at the National Defence College, Abuja. “It

Restructuring: PDP accuses APC of delay tactics

OLUSOLA FABIYI The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of delaying the restructuring of the county. The party alleged that the pronouncements of some of the APC leaders in the past were indications that the party was not interested in restructuring. It described the committee set

Sheriff’s deputy, others dump PDP for APC

Ovie Okpare Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the deputy of the sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, and other members of the party have defected to the All Progressives Congress in Delta State. Ojougboh said they left the PDP because of the reign of impunity. The defectors

PDP elders endorse Fayose’s deputy as candidate

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado-Ekiti The Peoples Democratic Party’s Elders Caucus in Ekiti State has endorsed the adoption of Deputy Governor Kolapo Olusola by Governor Ayo Fayose as the preferred candidate of the party for the 2018 governorship election. The elders, led by a former deputy governor in the state, Paul Alabi,

Adeyeye lampoons Fayose over Ekiti PDP gov candidate

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has alleged that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, adopted his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, as the governorship candidate in order sell the state to the opposition. Olusola was adopted at a

Rivers APC debunks Wike’s allegation against SARS

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has faulted the allegation by the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police was behind kidnappings and armed robberies in the state. The state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Chris Finebone,

Restructuring: APC panel begins public hearing Sept 18

John Alechenu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress Committee on True Federalism has announced plan to hold public hearing in the six geopolitical zones of the country. The committee said the hearing would commence on September 18 in Benin, the Edo State capital in the South South zone. Secretary of the

Bayelsa SSG resigns

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa After weeks of speculations and denials, the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, has resigned his appointment. Governor Seriake Dickson, who announced the disengagement of Dokubo-Spiff on Thursday, said it was to enable him to return to his private legal practice. Dickson made this

2019: APC NWC grills Alhassan over pro-Atiku comment

John Alechenu, Abuja The Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan, was on Thursday grilled for about two hours by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress. Alhassan was invited by the party leadership to defend the controversial comments she made about whom she would support for the

Ondo APC woos Ekiti indigenes

Peter Dada, Akure The Acting Chairman of the Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, has urged the indigenes of Ekiti State, who reside in Ondo State, to back the APC candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State. He made the call while addressing