Breaking: Like Peter Obi, Hayatu-Deen withdraws from PDP presidential race, says process ‘monetised, corrupt, self-serving’

A former Managing Director and Chief Executive of FSB International Bank, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, has withdrawn from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential race, saying “the process has been obscenely monetised”. Few hours to the PDP National Convention to elect a 2023 Presidential candidate, Hayatu – Deen in a letter addressed to the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, dated May 28, Read More

2023: At last, INEC postpones deadline for party primaries

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has eventually agreed to extend the deadline given for various political parties to conduct primaries ahead of 2023 general elections. A press statement by the commission’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Saturday said the political parties now has between June 4 and 9, 2022 to conduct and conclude primaries. Read Read More

2023: Jonathan eligible to run for president – Court 

May 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

‘…APC May 29 special convention shaky’ …NWC members still in the dark – Source  …Pro-Tinubu women warn on imposition The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, has ruled that former President Goodluck Jonathan was eligible to run for president in next year’s general elections. The presiding judge, Justice Isa Hamma Dashen, gave the judgement on Friday. Read More

Breaking: Peter Obi joins Labour Party, rallies supporters ahead 2023 general elections

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

Two days after quitting People’s Democratic Party, former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has eventually joined Labour party, a platform he hopes to actualise his presidential ambition. Read his full statement “The Road to Recovery I thank all Nigerians, especially our youths, who have joined me in the mission of rescuing and taking back Nigeria. This project is yours Read More

Breaking: Woman shocks Ribadu, 4 other men, emerges governorship candidate in Adamawa

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

A woman and serving Senator, Aishatu Binani, has been elected as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Adamawa state. Senator Binani, representing Adamawa Central competed with five men clinched the party’s ticket in the just concluded governorship primary election in the state. She polled 430 votes to defeat her closest rival and former chairman of the Read More

72 hours to APC presidential primaries: Fear, anxiety over party’s state of preparation, pro-Tinubu group laments, warns

May 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Barely 72 hours to the May 29 presidential primary election of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), the party’s state of preparation for the event, has become a source of concern to stakeholders. About 2,340 delegates across the country are expected to converge on Abuja, the nation’s capital city, to elect the presidential candidate of APC. But the screening committee that Read More

APC guber primaries: Victories, lamentation, intrigues trail exercise

Dance of victories, moment of lamentation and conflict of interests Thursday signposted the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted across the states. From the results released at the end of the contests,  some of the primaries were keenly contested, characterised by intrigues, horse-trading and the usual power tussle that culminated in parallel congresses while in others it was like Read More

2023: I have come to bring good tidings in Arochukwu, Ohafia constituency, Ikoku tells APC delegates

May 26, 2022 Editor 0

Leading House of Representatives aspirant for Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency in Abia state, Chief Mrs Mary Ikoku, has appealed to the All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates to vote for her at the party primaries scheduled to hold on Friday May 27, 2022. Mary, a media guru and notable social advocate spoke in a press statement through her campaign organisation on Thursday. Read More

Sultan to FG: Smoke out terrorists, other criminals from forests, communities, prosecute them

May 26, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has tasked the federal government to identify unknown gunmen and force them out of forests and urban hideouts across the country for prosecution. According to the Sultan, the term ‘unknown gunmen’ used to describe killers of innocent Nigerians was no longer tenable, as the gunmen Read More

Presidential ticket: APC national chairman, Adamu, breaks silence on consensus arrangement

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential primaries scheduled for Sunday, the party’s leadership Wednesday said consensus arrangement on its choice candidate is not on the table for now.  APC National Chairman Senator Abdullah Adamu revealed this while speaking to some select journalists in Abuja. The party leader, who reiterated his commitment to ensuring level Echoes of consensus   There Read More

2023: Bala Mohammed in top contention, Atiku, Saraki sure of victory  

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

With less than a week to the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, top contenders are putting finishing touches to their strategies to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election. With former Anambra state Governor Peter Obi pulling out of the party, fourteen party chieftains are now left in the race for the Read More

Breaking: Roma beat Feyenoord, win inaugural Europa Conference League as Mourinho strikes new European record

May 25, 2022 BBC 0

Roma won their first major European trophy by beating Feyenoord in the inaugural Europa Conference League final. Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge of the Italians ended with a trophy after Nicolo Zaniolo chested down Gianluca Mancini’s lofted pass before beating goalkeeper Justin Bijlow with a clever flick. Mourinho, who has won the Champions League, Europa League and the Uefa Read More

Breaking: In Anambra, Soludo slams curfew on 8 LGAs over killings

May 25, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Anambra state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) where activities of gunmen are on the increase. The LGAs include Aguata, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Orumba North and Orumba South. These LGAs make up Anambra south senatorial zone. Read the full statement SOLUDO ADDRESSES NDI ANAMBRA, DECLARES CURFEW IN Read More

Breaking: Ex-Information Minister, Labaran Maku, quits PDP governorship contest, may join APC

May 25, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Former Minister of Information and governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, Mr. Labaran Maku, has withdrawn from  the party’s primary contest. Mr. Maku who spoke on Wednesday could not give reason for his late withdrawal “After due consultation with my family, political associates and stakeholders, I have decided to withdraw from 2022 PDP governorship primary Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Kukah’s church, kidnap priests, others

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

From Katsina state comes a report that gunmen early Wednesday invaded a parish under the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah and kidnapped two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State. Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states. Read More

Breaking: Ekweremadu, Abaribe pull out of Enugu, Abia PDP governorship contest

May 25, 2022 Editor 0

The immediate past Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and incumbent Minority leader at the Senate Enyinnaya Abaribe on Wednesday withdrew from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary elections in Enugu and Abia states. Speaking through a statement by the Director-General of Ikeoha Campaign Organisation, Hon. Charles Ogbo Asogwa, Ekweremadu who did not give reason for his withdrawal, said, “We Read More

Why we arrested Rochas Okorocha, EFCC opens up

May 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives arrested former Governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okoroacha, Tuesday, for refusing to honour the commission’s invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the EFCC. Operatives of the commission had stormed the Abuja residence of the former governor and Senator representing Imo West at the National Read More

Why we nabbed Rochas Okorocha on APC screening day – EFCC

May 25, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said its operatives Tuesday arrested former Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha for refusing to honour the commission’s invitations after jumping the administrative bail it earlier granted him. Operatives of the commission had stormed the Abuja residence of the former governor located at 3 Nyasa Close, off Ontario Crescent, off Mississippi Street, Maitama, Abuja. The anti-graft Read More

Alleged killing of northerners: Anambra government cautions on reportage… CNG, CAN warn on conspiracy of silence

The Anambra state government has said contrary to insinuations making the rounds, there is no religious or ethnic killing in the state. The government said the clarification became necessary because of what it described as a “misleading” media report. In a statement Tuesday in Awka, the state government, through the Press Secretary to the governor, Christian Aburime, said the clarification became Read More

Breaking: Tension as teenager invades school, kills 14 children, teacher

May 24, 2022 Agency Report 0

Up to 14 students and one teacher are dead after a gun-wielding suspect entered an elementary school and opened fire, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The suspect has been identified as Salvador Romas, 18, a Uvalde, Texas, resident who Governor Abbott said abandoned his vehicle and entered Robb Elementary at around noon on Tuesday. Governor Abbott said Romas entered the school and “shot and Read More