Kano to PDP: We won’t allow public assets to rot

November 29, 2020 Adoyi Aba 0

 Kano state government has reacted sharply to the criticism by the Kwankwasiyya movement faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over effort to rejuvenate non-performing public assets which it said it would not fold its arms and allow them to rot away. Rather, it said, it would revitalize such under-performing assets through Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with willing investors Read More

Borno LGC polls: IPAC wants declaration of legitimate winners

November 29, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC), northern chapter, has called on the Borno State Independent Electoral Commission (BOSIEC), to toe to the path of justice, fairnees and honuor, to declare legitimate winners of the concluded local government councils elections into the seats of councilours and chairmen. This was contained in a statement, issued by the IPAC northern chapter, Read More

In Nasarawa, crisis rocks PDP congresses

November 28, 2020 Editor 0

Again, crisis is brewing in the Nasarawa state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the recent congresses that was held between November 7 and 12, 2020 in the state. The Hon. Sidi Mohammed Bako campaign organisation expressed its dissatisfaction over what they described as purported party congress. A statement jointly signed by Senator Philip Gyunka, Director General Sidi Mohammed Read More

Shock Nigerians with massive human, capital devts, not defections, CUPP chides APC

November 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 National Secretary Coalition for United Political Parties (CUPP), High Chief Peter Ameh, has described defection from one political party to the other as “the usual way that unprincipled and non-ideologically driven politicians exhibit their lack of love for Nigeria. Ameh made this remark in a statement Thursday while reacting to reports attributed chairman All Progressives Congress (APC’s) Caretaker Committee, Alhaji Mai Read More

NASS bemoans persistent negative perception

November 26, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The National Assembly has expressed concern that the functions of the legislature are grossly misunderstood by the general public leading to its underfunding. The Senate President had also challenged Nigerians to a debate on the relevance of the National Assembly even as he queried the executive on the criteria for setting aside paltry N128b as its 2021 budget which he Read More

Court restrains Ebonyi PDP caretaker committee

November 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A state High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital Thursday restrained members of the newly sworn in State Caretaker Committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) from parading themselves as such. This was as an ex-parte motion brought by the Onyekachi Nwebonyi led State Working Committee of the party that was earlier dissolved by the National Executive Committee of Read More

Why I moved to APC – Umahi

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Gov. David Umahi in this interview with AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA, in Abakaliki, explained details of his reasons for defecting to the All Progressives Congress APC. Exerpts: Do you think many of the APC leaders hailing you are really happy with your defection and will not fight you? Asking me whether the people I am coming to will like me is just Read More

PIB: Reps launch website for public access, interaction

November 25, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The special House of Representatives Ad hoc committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has announced the creation of a dedicated website to enable the public access content of the proposed law, as well as make inputs or raise questions on any area of concerns. Chairman of the committee and Chief Whip of the House, Tahir Monguno, disclosed this at Read More

INEC: Yakubu set to face Senate screening panel

November 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) has slated the screening of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Commission for another five-year tenure in office for Thursday by 2:00pm.The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC Kano South), informed Journalists of the planned screening exercise after submission of report of 2021 budget estimates of Read More

Umahi’s defection, beginning of APC’s electoral tsumani in Southeast – PGF DG

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Salihu Lukman Director General Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in this interview, speaks on the ongoing efforts of the National Caretaker Committee to reposition the party, resolve all the lingering crises and why there is no foreclosure in political contests against any zone ahead of 2023 general elections.  BODE OLAGOKE reports. Governor Read More

Updated: Senator Abbo dumps PDP, joins APC

November 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North has dumped Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Senator Abbo’s defection letter was addressed to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan. Lawan who read the letter at plenary session Wednesday said Senator Abbo cross-carpeted because of what he described as the unprecedented achievements of President Muhammadu Read More

Breaking: Court set to hear Ndume’s bail application

November 25, 2020 Editor 0

Senator Ali Ndume, currently at Kuje prison will on Thursday know his fate when the Federal High Court in Abuja hears his bail application. Ndume has been detained in prison since Monday over his surety role for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina who allegedly jumped bail. Maina, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Read More

Breaking: Senator Abbo dumps PDP, joins APC

November 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) . Defection of Senator Abbo was announced on the floor of the Senate Wednesday at the beginning of plenary. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said a letter to that effect had earlier been forwarded Read More

Electoral act amendment proposal: Spending by presidential candidate pegged at N5bn

November 24, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The new Electoral Act amendment Bill which scaled second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday has proposed an electoral expenditure ceiling of five billion naira for a presidential candidate of any political party. For a governorship candidate, the Bill pegged the expenditure at  one billion naira, N70 million for House of Representatives, N100 million for the Read More

Reps okay PIB for second reading

November 24, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives stuck to its promises on Tuesday, and passed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for second reading. Making comment on the Bill which has repeatedly failed since the 6th assembly of the apex legislature, Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, noted that it was not passed by successive assemblies “because there were a lot of conflicting Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s request to refund N148.14bn to 5 states

November 24, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a refund of N148,141,969,161.24 to Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River, Osun and Ondo state governments for projects executed on behalf of the federal government.  The approval was sequel to the consideration of a report by the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts chaired by Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP – Edo Central).  Ordia Read More

Breaking: Gombe Assembly speaker impeached

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The speaker of the Gombe state House of Assembly Ibrahim Sadiq Abubakar has been impeached. Shortly after, Abubakar Luggerewo, representing Akko Central, was elected and sworn in as the 7th speaker. Also, the house impeached the majority leader, Samuel Markus. He was replaced by Ladan Yerima, representing Kaltungo East Constituency. Details loading…

Breaking: Ondo Assembly impeaches deputy speaker

November 24, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The deputy speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ogundeji Iroju has been impeached. Rt. Hon. Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2 has been elected as his replacement. The former deputy speaker, Iroju, in a parliamentary resolution presented by Hom. Tomide Akinrogunde was accused of gross misconduct inimical to the progress of the House. The resolution which Read More

Al-Makura condemns murder of late APC Chair

November 24, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Monday, described as shocking the gruesome murder of Nasarawa state APC chairman Phillip Tatari Shekwo, by yet to be identified gunmen.In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Danjuma Joseph and made available to newsmen in Lafia, Senator Al-Makura described Shekwo’s death as painful, and called on the security personnel in Read More

Breaking: Buhari asks Senate to confirm Yakubu as INEC Chair

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has just read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter for confirmation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of Independent National Electoroal Commission (INEC) for a second term. Lawan read the letter on the floor of the Senate’s plenary on Tuesday. Details loading…

Ex-minister blasts Akwa Ibom politicians over approach to empowerment

November 23, 2020 Uko Etim 0

Former minister of Lands and Housing, Chief Nduese Essien has described the practice of sending cash to be shared to people, particularly youths as dividends of democracy or empowerment by politicians as ‘grossly defective’. Essien made the assertion at the weekend, during his presentation at a colloquium organised by ‘Uyo Book Club’ to mark the 82nd Birthday anniversary of former Read More

APC caucus meeting, Senator Nakudu, others absent

November 23, 2020 Bayo Muhammed Alabira 0

Key chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in Jigawa state were absent in a meeting convened to mend fences and block the cracks existing in the party. The APC stalwarts absent at the stakeholders meeting convened by Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar to resolve the differences were the Senator representing Jigawa North-Central, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed Nakudu was absent at the APC Read More

In Adamawa, Fintiri proposes N140bn budget for 2021

November 23, 2020 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state,has presented a budget estimate of N140bn to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval in 2021 financial year. Presenting the budget yesterday at the floor of the state House of Assembly, Gov. Fintiri said that,the 2021 budget estimates have a capital.expenditures of N72,817,892,910.00 representing 52& of the total budget and recurrent Read More

IPAC probes alleged plot to foist one party system on Nigeria

November 23, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, IPAC, has raised alarm over alleged plots by some organisations and individuals to perpetrate the dubious agenda to foist one party system in Nigeria.The political parties, which raised the alert during the General Assembly Council Meeting, have therefore set up a 7-member Committee to investigate the sources and veracity of the rumored plots. Read More