Judge’s absence stalls Ize-Iyamu’s N700m criminal trial

July 4, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The N700 million fraud case preferred against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, gubernatorial election in Edo state was on Thursday stalled due to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Umar Garba. Ize-Iyamu is standing trial alongside four others in suit No: FHC/BE21C/ 2016 for allegedly receiving public funds illegally Read More

Alleged feud between Buhari, Tinubu: Presidency breaks silence

June 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency said Saturday that the change of national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not affected the relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the change is not a Read More

APC crisis: Oshiomhole, other ex-NWC members may return – Caretaker committee

June 27, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Possibility of the embattled former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other members of the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC), staging a comeback, was dropped in Abuja on Saturday by a member of the  caretaker committee set up to steer the ship of the party. The member, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf (APC Taraba Central), Read More

Edo primaries: Obaseki gets certificate of return from PDP

June 27, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Saturday, presented certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, as its flag bearer for the fourth coming Edo state governorship election. Obaseki, speaking after receiving the party’s certificate of return, commended the party and its leadership for accommodating his team under the party’s umbrella during their hours of storm in the All Progressives Congress (APC). Read More

Breaking: At last, Tinubu opens up on APC crisis

June 27, 2020 Editor 0

Former Governor of Lagos state Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reacted to recent developments in the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Tinubu, one of the chieftains of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari, was right to dissolve the former National Working Committee (NWC) of APC. He said the action the National Executive Committee (NEC) led by Buhari took the latest decision Read More

As NEC sacks Oshiomhole-led NWC… Buhari says APC heading towards self-destruct

June 26, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Stakeholders who called for the sack of the Aliyu Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) Thursday finally had their say, as the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership under Oshiomhole. And in its place, a caretaker committee headed by Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni was constituted, with a mandate to conduct within six months Read More

Ahead Edo poll, PDP hands Obaseki guber ticket

June 26, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Thursday emerged as an unopposed governorship  candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the party’s primaries held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City after last aspirant, Mr. Kenneth Imasuagbon, stepped down for him.  Two other aspirants, Messers Gideon Ikhine and Omoregie Ogbede-Ihama had earlier collapsed their ambition for the governor.   However, despite Read More

Breaking: Oshiomhole, Ajimobi ‘gone’ as APC NEC sacks NWC

June 25, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has just sacked Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC). The dissolution followed the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) decision in Abuja. Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari revealed the latest development via his twitter handle. He wrote, “Following the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Working Committee (NWC) of Read More

Breaking: Buhari recognises Giadom as APC acting National Chairman, to attend virtual meeting Thursday – Presidency

June 24, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency said Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari recognised Mr Victor Giadom as the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the president would attend the virtual meeting Giadom summoned for Thursday. “The President has received very convincing advice on Read More

Kogi gov mourns late lawmaker

June 24, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of Hon. John Abbah who represented Ibaji constituency at the state assembly. Abbah died on Tuesday in an Abuja hospital after a protracted illness. Bello in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, in Lokoja on Wednesday described the late Abbah as a loyal and dedicated Read More

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

Why we opened our door for Obaseki – PDP

June 21, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo South Senatorial leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Owere Dickson Imasogie, has said the party is a huge humane umbrella of protection for political like-minds, hence it provided shelter and comfort for Governor Godwin Obaseki. Imasogie also dismissed allegation that governor Obaseki induced party leaders with billions of naira to join the PDP, and noted that Read More

I ‘ve presented all my certificates to PDP… colleagues, Nigerians behind my reelection bid – Obaseki

June 20, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, said he presented all certificates before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee, and that his colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other stakeholders are behind his ambition. Obaseki before joining the PDP was last week disqualified from contesting the governorship primary election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Breaking: Obaseki faces PDP screening Saturday, party postpones primary election again in Edo

June 19, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to screen Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who joined the party, and was granted waiver on Friday by the National Working Committee (NWC) to contest the party’s governorship primary election. Obaseki before joining the PDP was last week disqualified from contesting the governorship primary election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Like Obaseki, deputy governor joins PDP

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The deputy governor of Edo State, Comrade Phillip Shaibu, Friday led his supporters and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). With the development, Shaibu has now joined the state governor, Godwin Obaseki who also defected to the PDP earlier in the day. Speaking at the state PDP secretariat after obtaining his membership card, Shaibu expressed disappointment over the undemocratic Read More

As Obaseki declares for PDP… APC loses Edo

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declaring that the move was in furtherance of his ambition to seek re-election for a second term in the governorship election billed for September, 2020. Obaseki arrived at the PDP secretariat on First East circular road at about 1.30pm amidst jubilation by party members and supporters. He Read More

PDP set to welcome Obaseki ahead Edo guber

June 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Embattled Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, will on Friday officially declare his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) membership after days of politicking and consultations. Blueprint gathered that the governor who will be received by key officers of the party at the PDP secretariat in Benin City, is expected to contest for the party governorship ticket ahead of the September guber poll.  Read More

Breaking: Finally, Obaseki teams up with PDP ahead Edo guber

June 18, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of September guber poll.  The governor on Monday announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), three days after, the party’s screening committee disqualified him from partaking in its primaries over issues bordering on academic qualification. Chairman of the PDP in Edo state, Mr. Tony Read More

Breaking: Obaseki quits APC

June 16, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has formally decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) days after he was disqualified from participating in party’s primaries scheduled for June 22, 2020. The governor, who disclosed this Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa in Abuja, said he would pursue his second term ambition on another platform. The Read More

Breaking: From APC, Obaseki, Shuaib, others near PDP switch ahead Edo guber poll

June 15, 2020 NAN 0

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Tony Aziegbemi, has declared that Governor Godwin Obaseki and all his loyalists are all set to join the party. He said Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shuaib, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter would also defect. The party leader made the disclosure in an interview with NAN on Monday in Benin. Aziegbemi Read More

Disqualification: Obaseki weighs options ahead Edo guber poll

June 12, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has called on supporters to stay calm and await further directives. The immediate response of the incumbent governor many political watchers believed was an indication that he would join another political party ahead of the forthcoming governorship election. Obaseki had in a statement said he would not appeal his disqualification from participating in the Read More