Breaking: Ize-Iyamu ‘s fate made known as APC declares full primary election results in Edo

June 22, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election ahead of Edo gubernatorial general poll has been conluded. The result shows that Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged victorious. He is now the official governorship candidate of APC in Edo state. At the end of the primaries, Ize-Iyamu polled 27, 838. A) Edo South Senatorial District: 1. lkpoba-Okha LGA – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu = Read More

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Presidential poll: Obaseki not responsible for poor outing – APC

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have absolved Governor Godwin Obaseki for the party’s poor outing in the last presidential election. The chieftains described as mischievous the insinuation that the governor was responsible for the loss and attributed it to ‘ethno-religious consideration’. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of Read More

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Breaking: 75 political parties pass confidence vote on INEC chairman

May 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

About 75 political parties on Monday passed a confidence vote on the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, saying the 2019 general elections met the expectation of majority of Nigerians. Chairmen of the parties who spoke at a 2-day Roundtable on the evaluation of the last polls in Abuja, however, asked president Muhammadu Bubari Read More

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PDP alleges INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is replacing all the servers in its Headquarters and offices in all states of the federation and Abuja in a bid to obliterate the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centers across the nation. The party said in a statement the commission resorted to the Read More

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Treasonable felony: Timi Frank alleges plan to arrest Atiku on Trumped up charges

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC of plotting to arrest former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on trumped up charges of treasonable felony. Frank in a statement made Read More

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Gov Abubakar makes u-turn, vows to challenge PDP in court

April 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, have reversed their earlier position of accepting the election result in good faith, instead have vowed to challenge it in court. According to a video clip released by Abubakar’s Special Assistant on Communication Shamsuddeen Lukman, the governor made his intention to go Read More

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24 Assembly members-elect get certificate

March 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) on Thursday issued certificate of return to the 24 newly elected Ebonyi state House of Assembly (EBHA)members out of  which nine are new member. Presenting the documents to them the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner professor Godswill Obioma noted the certificate was the only thing that proves their statues as elected Assembly members.He however boosted Read More

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Protest rocks INEC headquarters in Abuja over inconclusive elections

March 13, 2019 Editorial II 0

A group of protesters under the platform of Save Nigeria Democracy Group (SNDG) Wednesday took protest to the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declaring that the results from the just concluded elections “did not reflect the true voting direction of Nigerians.” The protesters who came in their numbers, were seen carrying different placards with inscriptions such Read More

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Dogara rejects cancellation of Tafewa Balewa LG results

March 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the Tafawa Balewa local government governorship election results in Bauchi state. Dogara said Monday in Bauchi that the decision to cancel Tafawa Balewa LGA by INEC was against the provision of the law. According to him, the decision Read More

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Finally, Ajumobi bows, congratulates Makinde

March 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has congratulated the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Seyi Makinde, who was declared winner of Saturday’s keenly contested election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. In a congratulatory message, Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, quoted the governor that now that the elections are over, Engr Makinde should Read More

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Inconclusive poll: Tambuwal rejects INEC’s decision, heads to Court

March 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has rejected the declaration of Sokoto Governorship polls as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), urging it to declare him the winner of the election in the state. The election was declared inconclusive by INEC as the number of votes cancelled was much higher than the winning margin. Tambuwal, who contested Read More

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Guber election: PDP won’t accept rigged results in Kaduna -Chairman

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged wide spread irregularities in Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in the state. State chairman of the party, Hassan Felix Hyat, at a press conference in Kaduna, said the party will not accepted any result it considered tampered with and does not reflect the wish of the people. The Read More

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Army raises alarm over political thugs in military uniforms

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

Read the full statement below: Credible intelligence available to the Nigerian Army (NA) has confirmed the kitting of political thugs with military uniforms and arming of same, to impersonate soldiers and perpetrate various crimes in the furtherance of the activities of their political bosses. Sadly, these thugs have severally been wrongly viewed and addressed as real military personnel on various Read More

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Guber poll result: APC leads in Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi; PDP reigns in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi, A’Ibom

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to be heading to victory in the governorship election held in Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi States. Victory is being predicted as results began coming in from the various polling booths. However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ahead in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States. In Ogun, Read More

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Assembly poll: APC sweeps Lagos Island

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Rotimi Olowo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Somolu 1, Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer for the constituency, Prof. Adebayo Otitoloju, made the declaration at INEC Collation Centre in Somolu, Lagos on Sunday. Otitoloju said that Olowo secured 16, 007 votes to beat Read More

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Ex-presidential candidates to Atiku: Drop litigation, concede defeat

March 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Presidential candidates at the just concluded presidential election Monday asked the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar to drop litigation against the outcome of the election and concede defeat. Atiku, a former vice president, who trailed second behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 rescheduled polls, had expressed his dissatisfaction with the exercise and alleged that Read More

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Presidential poll: Group demands probe of PDP’s campaign funds

March 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

As the All Progressives Congress (APC) continue to savor its victory from the presidential election, a group, Forward with Buhari (FWB) has called for the probe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign funding, saying PDP funds were drawn out of the proceeds of corruption. The group in a statement signed by its Secretary, Barister Kayode Ajulo, on Friday said Read More

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PDP rejects results of presidential, NASS elections in Kwara

February 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state has rejected the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the state as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).  It also dismissed online report (not Blueprint) , that  its governorship candidate Hon Rasaq Atunwa ,has withdrawn from the March 9 governorship race in the state. The party Read More

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Saraki, Kwankwaso, lead high senate casualties

February 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

As at the time of going to press, 25 out of the 66 senators who made return bids into the Senate in the National Assembly election conducted on Saturday, have lost out, indicating high casualty rate when added to the 33 who earlier lost out in primary elections last year. Taiye Odewale reports. High turnover of senators Though trend of Read More

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Election: Bayelsa PDP supporters protest presidential, NASS results

February 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Bayelsa state trooped out in their numbers to protest the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the state, accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government of using the military and other security agencies to victimized voters.  The Secretary to Bayelsa state government, Mr Kemela Okara, who led Read More

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Senatorial poll: PDP clears Delta North

February 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Senator representing Delta North Senatorial district at the National Assembly under Peoples Democratic Party  (NASS), Barr Peter Nwaoboshi, has defeated All Progressives Congress candidate, Mrs. Doris Uboh  in the just concluded presidential/National Assembly elections. Barr. Nwaoboshi, defeated his rival , Mrs. Uboh, with a large margin to return to the National Assembly for the second time. The Returning Officer Read More

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Result delay: INEC subverting Nigerian’s collective will, group alleges

February 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Concerned Nigerian Citizens for Democracy (CNCD) has raised the alarm over the delay by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in announcing the presidential election. Addressing journalists on threat to democracy and tardiness of the 2019 general elections, Monday in Abuja, Dr Law Mefor.  Said: “There is claim bad counterclaim to victory of the presidential election by the two leading political Read More

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Elections: Accept results or seek redress in court, IPAC tells parties

February 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Yobe state has called on political parties and their supporters to accept results of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections or amicably seek redress in the court of law. The chairman of the IPAC in the state, Umar Kukuri, made this known in a press statement made available to journalists in Damaturu Read More