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Edo Assembly confirms 18 commissioner nominees

The Edo  House of Assembly on Wednesday confirmed 18  nominees as commissioners in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governor Godwin Obaseki had on June 20 forwarded the 18-man list to the house for consideration and confirmation. The confirmation of the nominees followed the recommendation of the House Committee on Rules, Business and Government House. Presenting ... Read More »

No going back on Melaye’s recall process – Group

Aggrieved Constituent Voters in Kogi West senatorial district says there is no going back on the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye who represents the constituency at the Senate. The leader of the group, Mr Olowo Cornelius, made the statement while addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Lokoja. He said that the recall bid was premised on the lack of ... Read More »

Recall: Jemibewon, Lambo, Bello back Melaye

As the battle for the recall of the representative of Kogi-West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, rages, prominent Okun indigenes have thrown their weight behind the embattled senator. A former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN); a former Minister of Health, Prof Eyitayo Lambo; and a former Minister of Police Affairs, Maj.-Gen. David ... Read More »

‎APC Denies Denigrating Afe Babalola, Says PDP Behind Blackmail

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has washed its hands off an article in the social media by a certain Elder Falade accusing Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) of conducts incongruous to his social standing as a statesman. On Tuesday on the state media, a certain youths group had accused the party, saying its spokesman, Taiwo Olatunbosun,  and another ... Read More »

Senate will address all injustice against Nigerians – Saraki

Saraki The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has pledged the commitment of the 8th Senate to address on petitions bordering on injustice against Nigerians. This is even as he has called on Nigerian to feel free to submit their petitions to the Senate or the House of Representatives through their representative in the National Assembly. Saraki made this call ... Read More »

EKITI: PDP Assembly Member, Aribisogan, 200 Others Defect To APC

For the first time since Governor Ayo Fayose returned to power in October 2014, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost a member of the House of Assembly to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker representing Ikole Constituency 1, Hon. Gboyega Aribisogan, who has been having a running battle with Fayose, finally defected to the APC on Tuesday with about 200 ... Read More »

Recall: Melaye In Panick Mode, sues INEC

Senator Dino Melaye on Friday sued the Independent National Electoral Commission, seeking an order restraining the electoral body from conducting any referendum aimed at recalling him. The INEC had in a statement on Thursday said it had formally informed Melaye of petitions filed by its constituents to recall him and fixed July 3 to begin the recall process. But, Melaye ... Read More »

Sokoto: Court Affirms Tambuwal’s Election As Governor

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, affirmed the election of Aminu Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto State. The court dismissed the suit filed by Sen. Umar Dahiru, challenging the nomination of Tambuwal as the governor candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the April 2015 general elections. Justice Gabriel Kolawale dismissed the suit on the grounds that Dahiru ... Read More »

APC governors back true federalism, restructuring

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are backing restructuring and true federalism as a way out of the agitation for Nigeria’s break-up. The Progressives Governors Forum also said that the recent agitation by some ethnic groups was a reflection of the prevalent weak governance, economy and law enforcement. In an eight-page document containing the governors’ position on the challenges to Nigeria’s ... Read More »

Ondo APC EXCO Urges Kekemeke To Resign As Chairman

The State Working Committee (SWC) and the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State yesterday gave the embattled former chairman of the party, Isaac Kekemeke, seven days to formally resign his appointment or face legal action. After reviewing the reports of the disciplinary committee set up to investigate allegations of negligence and anti-party activities ... Read More »