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PDP chair: Fayose, Ladoja, George, others meet on S’West candidate

Some South-West chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party have begun moves to agree on a candidate for the national chairmanship position of the party for the region ahead of its national convention in December. At a meeting convened by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in Lagos on Monday night, the party chieftains agreed to meet again to present a common front ... Read More »

CNPP Scores Fayose Low, Decries Alleged Diversion of Pensioners Entitlements

Third Anniversary: CNPP Scores Fayose Low, Decries Alleged Diversion of Pensioners Entitlements As Governor Ayodele Fayose celebrates his third year in office, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) in Ekiti State has described the three years of the administration  as a waste and reversal of fortunes for a state “doomed to a deceitful and dishonest leadership since three years ... Read More »

APC to PDP: Days of Borrowing for Salaries, Bogus Projects Long Gone

In reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recent statement on the plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to obtain a $5.5 billion foreign loan, the All Progressives Congress (APC) urges the PDP to wake up to new realities that the days of borrowing to pay salaries and fund bogus projects are long gone.   In developing economies, governments ... Read More »

PDP chairmanship: Obasanjo, Daniel in closed-door meeting

A former Governor of Ogun State, Chief GbengaDaniel, on Friday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to discuss his ambition for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party. The meeting, which lasted for about an hour, held at the former President’s Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. After he emerged from the meeting, Daniel told journalists that he came to consult and solicit Obasanjo’s support ahead of ... Read More »

EU Ambassador to Nigeria Visits APC National Chairman

The Ambassador/Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria and to ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen on Thursday visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), H.E. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja. The APC National Chairman who was accompanied during the visit by the Party’s National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni told the EU ambassador ... Read More »

Liberian election: George Weah in early lead

Football icon, George Weah, is in early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesdaypresidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Mr Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per cent of the total 5,390 polling units across the country were announced. ... Read More »

Tambuwal: North Not Opposed to Restructuring

Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Wednesday dismissed the widely held perception that the North was opposed to restructuring because it is the biggest beneficiary of the current socio-political and economic structure in the country. Tambuwal spoke at a two-day conference on “The North and Future of the Nigerian Federation”, organised by the Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP) in Kaduna. ... Read More »

Northern PDP leaders knock Fayose for declaring presidential bid

Leaders and elders of the Peoples Democratic Party from the 19 northern states met in Abujaon Tuesday and condemned the presidential ambition of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. The meeting was called by the leaders of the party in the region to harmonise their position on the zoning arrangement of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections and the ... Read More »

Enugu APC excited by Nwoye’s confirmation

The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated Mr Tony Nwoye on the confirmation of his ticket as the party’s flag-bearer for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. The party also congratulated him for choosing Dozie Ikedife (Jnr.) as his running mate. It described Nwoye’s choice as a “master stroke” which would give APC ... Read More »

NUJ forces Senate Press Corps to cancel Dino Melaye’s award, says it’s unconstitutional

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has declared as illegal, the proposed ‘Senator of the Year Award’ being given to Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West). The Senate Press Corps had nominated Melaye and 14 other Senators for series of awards, slated to hold today at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. However, in their separate press statements made available to newsmen on Monday, the ... Read More »