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High-profile defectors’ll join us in three weeks – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Thursday that it was expecting those it described as “high-profile “ defectors to join its fold within the next three weeks. The Chairman of the party’s Special Non-Elective National Convention, who is also the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, stated this in a chat with journalists. He said the party was preparing to ... Read More »

PDP screens Oduah, Ubah, Ikpeazu for Anambra poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday screened a serving senator, Stella Oduah; oil magnate, Dr. Patrick Ubah and House of Representatives member, Lynda Ikpeazu for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra. Also screened were – a former Minister of State, John Okechukwu Emeka, Dr. Alex Obiogolu, Mr. Oseloka Henry Obaze and Mr. Akolisa Ufodike. The screening exercise, which took place at the ... Read More »

Obiano attacks Oyegun, says APC chair is a failed leader

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, lacks moral right to speak on good governance. The governor, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications, Oliver Okpala, asked the people of Anambra State to ignore the former governor of Edo State. ... Read More »

Wike to woo Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki to PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has initiated moves to woo former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; Senate President Bukola Saraki; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara back to its fold. Others targeted by the party include Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wamakko, Abdullahi Adamu, Danjuma Goje and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal. The party appointed ... Read More »

President Zuma survives as ‘vote of no confidence’ fails

South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday survived another no-confidence vote. A total of 384 parliamentarians voted; with less than half, 177, supporting the vote of no confidence. More than half of the voters, 198, opposed the motion while nine lawmakers abstained. The voting shows that the anti-Zuma coalition got some ANC votes but not enough to get a majority to remove ... Read More »

2019: Buhari campaign office appoints coordinators

The South-West office of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation was on Monday inaugurated by some of the President’s supporters from the geopolitical zone and other parts of the country. Among those who were present at the inauguration were a former Nigeria Ambassador to Qatar, Dr. Bawa Abdulahi, a member of the organisation’s Board of Trustees, Isaka Hassan, the ... Read More »

Obama preaches peace ahead of Kenya’s poll

“To move forward, Kenyans have to reject a politics of tribe and ethnicity, and embrace the extraordinary potential of an inclusive democracy,” he said. Eight candidates are vying for president in the race, which is expected to come down to a two-man showdown between President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, and opposition candidate Raila Odinga, 72. Obama, whose father was Kenyan, urged ... Read More »

South West PDP Meets, Moves against Erring Members

The leadership of the Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday held a stakeholders’ meeting at the Civic Centre, Agodi, Ibadan with a sole agenda to reposition the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.  The meeting which was anchored by the National Vice Chairman(Southwest PDP), Chief Olorogun Eddy Olafeso had 20 members from each of the Southwest States in ... Read More »

Wike sacks Special Advisers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments except one. A statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, said only the Special Adviser on Religious Affairs, Bishop Winston Iwo was retained. NAN recalls that the governor had earlier sacked the state’s Executive Council on June 24. The governor, ... Read More »