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APC sets up committee on Nigeria’s restructuring

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set-up a 10-man committee to articulate the Party’s position on Nigeria’s restructuring. In a terse statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, the ruling party noted that since “the concept of restructuring has assumed different meanings across the six geo-political zones of the country following the renewed agitations, it was important ... Read More »

Anambra Poll: Militants back Nnamdi Kanu on Election

Some  Niger Delta militant groups have declared their support for the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),  Nnamdi Kanu over his decision to boycott  the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State. The groups, Concerned Militant Leaders (CML), Niger Delta People Democratic Front (NDPDF) and Rainbow Marabas Squad (RMS) said they are unhappy over the May 30, 2016, when soldiers allegedly massacred harmless and ... Read More »

LASIEC to announce results of Lagos polls at collation centres

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) says it will announce results of the July 22 local council polls at ward collation centres. The Chairman of commission, Justice Ayotunde Phillips made the disclosure in a statement by Mr Dapo Olatunde, LASIEC’s Director of Publicity. She, however, said the commission would set up an election support centre at its head office to monitor ... Read More »

Melaye: Stop INEC, Kogi APC tells court

  The Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday served the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the notice of a lawsuit against the agency on Senator Dino Melaye’s recall process. In an originating summon brought pursuant to Sections 65(2)(b), 68 and 69 of the Constitution, and Order 3, Rule 9, Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2009, ... Read More »

Senator allegedly embezzled N47billion as Governor

Eighteen senators are under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N367.5billion fraud, it was learnt yesterday. Seven are on trial. Some of the cases date back to 10 years. A senator is being investigated for alleged stamp duty infractions. One or two Senators (outside the list) are under investigation for their alleged involvement in the ... Read More »

PDP Announces Augu 12 Date For Non Elective Convention

  The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced August 12, 2017 date for a non-elective national convention slated to hold in Abuja. The tenure of the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee is to expire on August 16, 2017. The non-elective convention is expected to extend Makarfi’s tenure to allow the Caretaker Committee conduct an elective convention before the end of ... Read More »

I have Joined Accord Party – Okupe

A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, says he has formally joined the Accord Party. This comes less than three weeks after he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party. Okupe said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday, adding that he would soon announce his formal entry into the party in Ogun State He ... Read More »

Anti Party: APC Members Protest At Alausa, Demand Muiz Banire’s Expulsion

      Scores of leaders and members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Mushin Local Government and Odi Olowo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State on Tuesday demanded the expulsion of the party’s National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire from the party over series of anti-party activities and embezzlement of campaign funds. The protesters led by a chieftain of the ... Read More »

Fayose floats presidential campaign

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has abandoned his desire to seek re-election in 2018. In its place, he has launched his presidential campaign on Facebook. Fayose had initially said he would approach the Supreme Court to determine his eligibility to run again for the office of governor of his state because of his inability to complete his first ... Read More »


…Urges Aggrieved Candidates To Seek Redress After Polls Deputy Provost of the Nigeria Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Dr. Jide Johnson on Monday backed the All Progressives Congress (APC) process of picking candidates for elective positions, saying that those aggrieved by the outcome ought to be accustomed to the style of the party. Johnson, who was guest on a program THIS MORNING on ... Read More »