PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

2023: Buhari has no succession agreement with Tinubu, Okechukwu replies Hanga

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has expressed support for the proposal for a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The APC chieftain also refuted the claim by Senator Hanga that there was an agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Read More

Eid-el-kabir: Lets work for national unity, Buni tasks Nigerians

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni,  has called for national unity as Muslim faithful celebrate Eid-el-Kabir Sallah festival. Buni said the period of Eid-el-Kabir, calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.  In a Read More

Group condemns Lai for calling AbdulRazaq ‘one chance gov’

July 19, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A northern socio-political group known as Arewa Youth Frontiers for Good Governance (AYFGG) has condemned Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for reportedly calling Kwara state Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq a ‘one chance governor’. The minister, at the unveiling of a factional All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Ilorin recently reportedly said he regretted supporting AbdulRazaq. “It was immediately Read More

Police kill 10 bandits, lose 2 in Niger

July 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigerian Police Special Unit, Operation PUFF ADDER Saturday killed 10 bandits in gun battle in Kundu village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.  The bandits  were reported to have  attack the police base recently established in the village due to incessant attacks and kidnap of a Royal father.  It was learnt  that  the police however  lost two of Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

Yari berates APC national leadership over dissolution of Zamfara executives

July 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State has challenged the national caretaker committee chairman of APC, Alhaji Maimala Buni for dissolving the Zamfara state executives of the APC, describing the Buni’s decision as contrary to the constitution of the APC. Yari stated this at the APC stakeholders meeting held at his residence in Talata Mafara Town, the Headquarters Read More

Breaking: ‘It’s fake’, APC reacts to suspension of Okorocha

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the letter in circulation announcing the suspension of former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha. When contacted over the viral letter, Tuesday evening, APC national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, said the letter “is fake, not from us. My signature was copied and pasted.” Meanwhile, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume’s political group, Destiny Organisation Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

I ‘ve gotten PDP’s approval to run for president – Bala

July 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday declared that he had gotten the go ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to run for president in the 2023 election. He made the declaration when coalition of groups including the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Union of Bauchi State Read More

APC governors condoles El-rufai over ex-deputy’s demise

July 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has sent condolences message to the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-rufai over the death of Arc. Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex), former Deputy Governor of the state. The ruling party governors said they received the news of Bantex death with “heavy heart and gratitude to God for a life well lived.” The deputy governor died Read More

Tears, testimonies as Akeredolu, Sanwo-Olu, others attend Prophet T.B Joshua’s final burial

July 9, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and his Lagos counterpart Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday attended the final burial of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet T.B Joshua held in Lagos state. Sanwo-Olu was represented by his Commissioner for Home Affairs, Hon, Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi. Also present is the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who was also Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More

Presidency vs governors: Era of frosty relationship ended under Buhari – APC group

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the era of frosty relationship between President and state governors has ended under President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC group said the Buhari’s administration had rather strengthened national and sub-national governments’ relations. In a statement made available to newsmen Tuesday in Read More

Breaking: APC appeal panel upholds Andy Uba as gov’ship candidate in Anambra

July 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received the reports and recommendations of the Anambra governorship appeal committee headed by the Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya. Our correspondent reliably gathered that the appeal committee upheld the candidacy of Senator Andy Uba and outrightly dismissed all the petitions challenging his emergence. The APC governorship primary held in Read More

2023: Buni making occupation of Presidency simpler for APC – Ambassadors

July 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria 2020 Non-Career Ambassadors have lauded the recent harvest of political big wigs into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was making “continuous occupation of Presidency simpler and easier come 2023.” The Ambassadors, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Insecurity: APC states agree on implementation of Security Trust Fund

July 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have resolved to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of Security Trust Fund (STF) as part of efforts to end insecurity. The states under the leadership of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) however, commended the renewed offensive by Nigerian security agencies against criminal elements across the country, even as they reaffirmed the Read More

Defections: One party system not possible in Nigeria – Gombe gov

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor Inuwa Yahaya, has rule out possibility of heading to a one party system in Nigeria. The governor said Nigerians should expect more political parties coming up to join the existing ones as soon as they meet INEC’s requirements and constitutional provisions. The governor spoke with newsmen at the national secretariat of APC Friday in Abuja after the Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

Matawalle’s desperation for re-election led him to APC, Rep member blasts governor

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A serving House of Representatives member, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has said that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in desperation for reelection in 2023. Governor Matawalle dumped the PDP for APC on Tuesday. But reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement he personally signed, Hon. Yusuf said Mutawalle’s secret alliance with the Read More

Breaking: In Oyo, Makinde sacks Commissioners, others

June 29, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday announced the immediate dissolution of his cabinet. Those affected include according to the governor’s Chief Press Secretary include Chief of Staff (CoS) and 17 Commissioners. The Cabinet was constituted on August 14, 2019, following Makinde’s historic victory in the March 9, 2019, election. The remaining Council members who were not affected include the Read More