Category Archives: Politics

Senate: Ndume accepts fate, concedes to Lawan

The former Majority Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume has accepted his removal from the position, which he assumed on June 9, 2015. Ndume accepted his fate in a point of order raised at plenary on Wednesday, a day after he was dramatically replaced by Sen. Ahmed Lawan(APC-Yobe). Ndume, who quoted Order

2019: We know those who won’t be governor in Ogun – Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday said that while he does not know yet who will succeed him come May 29, 2019, he certainly knows those who won’t be governor in the state. Amosun said there are about seven persons aspiring and working to occupy the number one Office in

Recession: Blame constitution, not past regimes, Akinyemi tells Buhari

Ramon Oladimeji and Alexander Okere A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, says it is misleading for President Muhammadu Buhari to blame past regimes for the failure of the country to save for the rainy day. Rather than demonise his predecessors by heaping blames on them for the

Recession: Furore over asset sale proposal

The debate over the sale of some national assets to rescue the economy from recession has yet to be over, FISAYO FALODI writes The recent National Economic Council’s endorsement of the recommendation by the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, on the need by the Federal Government to

‘Jibrin’s suspension, warning to others’

A former Speaker of Imo State Assembly, Mr. Nwoha Amaechi, on Thursday said that the suspension of Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin by the House of Representatives was expected. Amaechi described the suspension as a “warning for those lacking proper discipline.” He said the suspended lawmaker had, by his actions, violated the standing rule

Edo election results: Sheriff calls for restraint

Factional National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has said the national leadership of the party was concerned about issues arising from the election. He called for restraint from PDP members and supporters. Speaking on behalf of Sheriff, Deputy National Chairman of his faction of the party, Dr.

#EdoDecides: Terrorist’s name in fake voter register, says Oshiomhole

Alexander Okere, Benin Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said on Tuesday that the picture of a convicted terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was found in a fake voter register as an eligible voter for Wednesday’s governorship election. Oshiomhole, who spoke when he received the United States Consul General in Lagos, John

Looters should be barred from politics, says Maitama Sule

Friday Olokor with agency reports A former Minister of National Guidance, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, has said public officers convicted of looting public funds should be barred from partaking in partisan politics and holding public office. Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Sunday that the ban

Ondo: Makarfi, Sheriff factions submit different candidates’ names

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party have submitted the names of two different people as their candidates for the Ondo State governorship election. The two camps are that of the National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi while the other is a faction led by

Oshiomhole panicking over Edo gov poll – Wike

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Wednesday that “the falsehood” from his counterpart in Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, was an indication that he (Oshiomhole) was panic-stricken over the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State. Wike stated that Oshiomhole’s inconsistencies had shown that

Politics has destroyed Ekiti – Afe Babalola

Ramon Oladimeji A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Aare Afe Babalola, on Thursday bemoaned what he called the poor state of development in Ekiti State, where he hails from, and concluded that politics has eroded the values of the state. But apart from politics, Babalola also blamed the misfortune of his

Buhari, others seek votes for Obaseki

Alexander Okere, Benin President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the nation would soon be out of economic recess and become great again. President Buhari disclosed this in Benin, Edo State, during the grand rally of the All Progressives Congress for the governorship election scheduled to hold in the

Adeojo quits politics over PDP’s unresolved crisis

The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Yekini Adeojo, at the weekend, said he has decided to quit politics after several decades. Adeojo, who was until now a founding father of the PDP in Oyo State, said his decision was not unconnected with the recent happenings

Adeojo quits politics over PDP’s unresolved crisis

The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Yekini Adeojo, at the weekend, said he has decided to quit politics after several decades. Adeojo, who was until now a founding father of the PDP in Oyo State, said his decision was not unconnected with the recent happenings

APC didn’t know things were this bad during campaign — Odigie-Oyegun

Leke Baiyewu The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the party did not know while it was campaigning that the economy of Nigeria was in a very bad state. The APC chief said the emergence of a president of Buhari’s stature and the

Buhari’s govt a failure – APC factional chairman

Ted Odogwu, Kano A factional Chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Kano, Useni Mairiga on Tuesday described President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as a total failure. Mairiga, in a local radio station, monitored in Kano yesterday, said that Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses, who voted him

EFCC can still probe Obasanjo’s third term bribery allegation — Ribadu

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, speaks with JOHN ALECHENU about his recent return to the All Progressives Congress, the anti-graft war, and how Peoples Democratic Party leaders approached him recently to be the party’s national chairman You recently returned to the All Progressives Congress,

I’ve paid my dues, am ready to serve — Dokpesi

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Raymond Dokpesi, tells OLUSOLA FABIYI, why he should be elected as the party’s national chairman at its forthcoming convention WhAT do you think are the problems the Peoples Democratic Party is facing? The major challenge being faced by the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party)

PDP zones chair to South-West

Tunde Odesola Indications emerged on Thursday night that the Peoples Democratic Party had zoned its national chairmanship to the South-West even as it zoned the deputy national chairmanship to the South-South. A reliable source confided in our correspondent that the zoning was done at the Rivers State Government House, Port

I’ll probe Oshiomhole, PDP gov candidate vows

Alexander Okere, Benin  The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Edo  governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has vowed to probe the administration of incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole if elected. The election is billed to hold September 10. Ize-Iyamu also urged the governor to investigate the eight years he (Ize-Iyamu) spent