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Manipulation of delegates list by PDP hierarchy is over – Sheriff

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Sheriff, has said that the era of manipulating delegates’ lists by the party hierarchy to soothe their whims and caprices is over. Sheriff said this in a communique read at the end of a stakeholders meeting organised for members of the party from Anambra in Enugu on Monday. He said that ... Read More »

Ekiti APC Hails Adelabu’s Appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has described the appointment of former Deputy Governor, Prof Modupe Adelabu, as the Chairman of the National Board of Technical Education as the beginning of a new era in the development of technical education for national development. In a statement by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, in Ado-Ekiti, the party noted that President ... Read More »

Kashamu hits Fayose

The senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, has faulted Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s position on the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Kashamu, in an interview he granted on Sunday, said the Ekiti State governor was plotting to kill the party before defecting. The senator said: “I had always known that Fayose has an agenda and ... Read More »

‎Ekiti CNPP Praises Buhari Over Payment Of Pensioners’ Arrears

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Ekiti State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for releasing N54billion to offset the arrears of federal pensioners. In a statement at the end of their monthly meeting in Ado-Ekiti by its Chairman, Tunji Ogunlola, and Public Relations Officer, Kunle Omotayo, the conference described President Buhari as one of the best African leaders ... Read More »

2019: INEC to seek additional sources of funding

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is already gearing up for the 2019 elections. And its immediate task is to deal with what has always been its biggest challenge down the years: inadequate funding. Consequently, the commission may resort to seeking additional sources of funding to enable it conduct credible polls in two years time, according to INEC’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan ... Read More »

PDP crisis: Sheriff rules out future meeting with Jonathan

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has vowed not to attend any reconciliation meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan, stating that reconciliation has died in the party. The former Borno State governor was speaking on the botched reconciliatory meeting called by the former President in Abuja on Thursday. He accused the former President of ... Read More »

PDP crisis deepens as Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, governors

Efforts to find a political solution to the festering leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday suffered a major setback. Court-backed National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff stormed out of a peace meeting convened by former President Goodluck Jonathan. At the meeting, which was chaired by Dr. Jonathan, were four of the party’s governors. Also there were the chairman ... Read More »

Tinubu ‘has no hand in negative report on any senator’

All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu commented yesterday on a report in which he was accused of “conspiracy to destroy the Senate”. The report was published by ThisDay in its April 2 edition. He described the report as “political libel” and spurned it as “balant lie”. In a statement signed by Tunde Rahman for the Tinubu Media Office, ... Read More »

N23b Diezani bribe: INEC staff pleads guilty to receiving N30 million

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu, has pleaded guilty to receiving N30 million as bribe from the N23 billion alleged stolen by a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The bribe was allegedly meant to compromise electoral officers ahead of the 2015 general elections which the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party lost to the now ruling ... Read More »

PDP crisis: Senate caucus endorses political solution, appoints Abaribe spokesperson

The Senate Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party said the lingering leadership crisis in the party would best be resolved through a political solution. The caucus expressed confidence that political solution was an enduring option for resolving the crisis. In a statement by its Spokesperson, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday in Abuja, the caucus said that the resolution was the ... Read More »