Breaking: Bernie Sander quits US presidential race, queues behind Biden

April 8, 2020 BBC 0

Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden to become the Democratic party’s nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told supporters on Wednesday he saw no feasible path to get enough votes to win the nomination. An early front-runner, the Vermont senator found success with young voters, but slipped behind Mr Biden in recent Read More

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Umahi denies alleged 2023 joint ticket with El-Rufai

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi, has denied alleged planned joint presidential ticket with Governor Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna state in the forthcoming 2023 general election. Umahi, the chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the denial in a press statement he signed through his Special Adviser on Read More

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11 docks over alleged attack on Kwara APC chair, others

March 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state Magistrate Court in Ilorin, Wednesday docked 11 persons alleged to have attacked the convoy of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, and other members of his executives. The party’s excos were allegedly attacked February 26th this year in Shao town, Moro local government area, during a thank-you tour of the council for the Read More

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Oshiomhole as chairman‘ll further doom APC’s 2023 chances – Shittu

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The immediate past Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has alerted that retaining Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman would further create doom for the party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Barrister Shittu said this in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Saturday while featuring on a Fresh FM  105.9, Ibadan live programme, ‘South West Political Circuit.’   Read More

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PDP awaits South West nominees

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has confirmed that the SouthWest was yet to send in the names of its representatives in the recently constituted 14-man Review Committee,  which will review the party’s performances in the 2019 general elections. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, confirmed this at the end of the party’s 89th emergency NEC also Read More

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Thugs attack Kwara APC chair man, others

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara state chairman Hon Bashir Bolarinwa and other members of the executive council were allegedly attacked by suspected thugs. They were allegedly attacked Tuesday night in Shao town, Moro local government area during a thank-you tour of the council in appreciation for their massive support for APC at the last general elections. Suspected thugs, who reportedly Read More

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NYCN commends INEC for deregistering 74 political parties

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described the deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a good omen. The NYCN’s National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman Okereafor, said this in a statement to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. He said that INEC’s current position on the state of some political parties Read More

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Breaking: Shock as ex-Lawmaker dies after celebrating own birthday

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

Waling and deep sorrow have blouded Sagamu and his home town in Emurenn, following the sudden death of Hon Yinka Mafe, former Lawmaker at the Ogun state House of Assembly who died shortly after celebrating his 46th birthday. Mafe, the immediate past Majority Leader of the Assembly contested the House of Representatives election during the 2019 general elections under Allied Read More

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2023 plot informed failed suit against me – Omo Agege

February 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the failed litigation seeking to disqualify him on account of allegedly being an ex-convict in the United States as a mere distraction ahead of the  2023 general elections . He stated this in Abuja Sunday at his Asokoro residence while  having in audience Read More

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Buhari to Danjuma: Nigerians’ confidence in me matters most not yours

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Notwithstanding the recent damning verdict on the state-of-the nation by a former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Y. Danjuma (rtd), President Muhammadu Buhari said the former’s opinion was least important compared to that of millions of Nigerians who re-elected him during the 2019 general elections. What Danjuma said Speaking late last year at the launch of a book during the launch Read More

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Pandemonium as NSCDC operative guns down top politician in Imo

January 26, 2020 Editor 0

Senatorial candidate of Action Alliance (AA) during 2019 general election, Chief Ndubuisi Emenike, was Sunday evening shot dead by his aide. Ototonwa as the popular politician was fondly called vied for senatorial seat under AA for Imo North Senatorial District. He was mistakenly shot allegedly by an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who was his personal security Read More

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PDP ‘ll reclaim north, presidency in 2023 – Sen. Nazif

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Deputy National Chairman, North of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Dr. Suleiman Muhammad Nazif is confident that the party will bounce back to Power in the region in 2023 following its improved performance in the 2019 general elections. He said even though the party was robbed of  its many victories in the last polls, it was able to Read More

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APC, only party in Ogun- Gov Dapo

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Tuesday declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could now be said to be the only political party in the state. Abiodun stated this while receiving into the party thousands of members from African Democratic Congress (ADC) led by its gubernatorial candidate during the 2019 general elections, Gboyega Isiaka. Some members of the Peoples Read More

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Sheath your swords, PDP stakeholders tell Saraki, AbdulRazaq

January 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Ilorin West local government area Kwara state have appealed to the former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign in the state. The stakeholders, who noted that both Saraki and AbdulRazaq hail from Ilorin West local government area of the state, Read More

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2023: CNPP seeks probe of presidential aspirants, backs AGF on investigation of 22 ex-govs

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called on the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) wanting to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari are thoroughly investigated for corruption ahead of the 2023 general elections.  CNPP said this will further deepen the war on corruption in the country, describing as a welcome development the Read More

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APGA has collapsed in Abia – Udensi

December 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) House of Representatives candidate of Bende federal constituency seat of Abia state in the last general elections, Nnamdi Udensi, has declared that the party is at the verge of collapse. According to him, the APGA under the present leadership of Chief Ozonkpu Victor Oye, saying the recent mass exodus from the once thriving party in Read More

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APC/PDP should adopt Falae/Obasanjo model for 2023- Okechukwu

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Voice of Nigeria (VON) Director General Osita Okechukwu Sunday urged both the All Progressives Congress and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party to adopt Olu Falae/ Olusegun Obasanjo model by fielding Igbo presidential candidates come 2023. The APC chieftain stated this while reacting to agitations over which of the six geo-political regions should field the presidential candidate of both the Read More

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PDP gets new deputy national chairman

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the nomination of Senator (Dr) Suleiman Nazif (Wakilin Arewa) as the new Deputy National Chairman, North, of the party. The former national chairman, North, Babayo Gamawa, was suspended and later decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) before he died few weeks to the 2019 general elections. Read More

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Kogi West: What Adeyemi’s victory represents – Oshiomhole

December 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said the defeat of Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West senatorial district rerun election on Saturday has brought an end to the relics of the rebellious 16 senators that defected to the opposition PDP on the heels of the Read More

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Apex Court verdict justifies Nigerians mandate to Buhari -Speaker

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Supreme Court as a justification of the peoples mandate at the general elections. This was contained in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Jibrin Gwamna, issued Thursday in Lafia. Balarabe- Abdullahi, who said Buhari’s victories both in the election Read More

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Is Obaseki plotting to jump ship on APC?

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole says Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, is plotting to destabilise state APC to pave way for him to join another party. Bode Olagoke writes. No truce in sight There seems to be no truce in sight in the rift between former governor of Edo state and current All Progresives Congress Read More

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Situation Room submits 2019 elections report to INEC

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has acknowledged the report on the 2019 General Elections released by the Situation Room but which has not yet been formally shared.  A statement by Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Tuesday said the commission would study the reports released by all national and international observers accredited for the polls.  The statement continued, Read More

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Buhari didn’t spend $1bn ECA fund on elections, Presidency tells PDP

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari did not spend the $1 billion Excess Crude Account (ECA) meant for security on the 2019 general elections as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Presidency said on Sunday, In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency said it was mischievous to Read More

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Annual vacation: Supreme Court sets up two panels over sittings

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court on Thursday set up two panels to sit during the judges’ annual vacation, which commences on the 22nd July. A statement by the Director of Press and Information, Dr. Akande Festus, reads: “The panels of the Supreme Court, comprising of five justices each, will be sitting during the annual vacation which marks the end of 2018/2019 legal Read More