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APC: No Decision Taken On Kano State Chairman

The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to some media reports that the Chairman of the Kano State APC chapter, Alh. Umar Haruna Doguwa has been removed from office. We wish to state that in respect of Kano, no such decision has been taken by the NWC. Although, we are ... Read More »

Senators out to sabotage corruption war – Umar

A former military governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar has asked Senate President, Bukola Saraki to rein in his colleagues as they are out to sabotage government’s anti-graft war. Umar, an activist retired military officer made the submission Saturday as he introduced new vistas into the recent face-off between the Senate and Customs Comptroller General Hamid Ali. He said ... Read More »

Kagame wins 98% of the votes

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has won  a third term in office, garnering a whopping 98 percent of votes counted, according to partial results released today. There had been little doubt that the 59-year-old would return to the helm of the east African nation which he has ruled with an iron fist since the end of the 1994 genocide. With 80 ... Read More »

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Buhari, Says God Heals

The Presidency has disclosed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on Friday, paid a visit to the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom, where he has been receiving medical attention since May 7. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja ... Read More »

West Virgina governor switches from Democratic to Republican Party

Governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice, has announced he is leaving Democratic Party for Republican. He made this announcement at President Trump’s rally on Thursdayevening. Justice said, “Today, I tell you as West Virginians, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor. So, tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.” Earlier in the day, Trump had teased a “big announcement” ... Read More »

INEC swears in eight new RECs today

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, will swear in eight new Resident Electoral Commissioners on Friday (today). The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed this in a telephone conversation with our correspondent on Thursday. A total of 14 Resident Electoral Commissioners were sworn in by Yakubu on July 8, 2017. The President had nominated 27 ... Read More »

Kolawole Elected New Kogi Speaker

Lawmakers at the Kogi State House of Assembly have elected Honourable Mathew Kolawole as the new speaker of the House, following the resignation of Honourable Umar Ahmed Imam. Kolawole, the member representing Kabba/Bunu constituency, was elected on Thursday during a session attended by 20 out of 25 members of the Assembly. Honourable Hassan Abdullahi who represents Dekina/Okura constituency, however, remained the Deputy ... Read More »

Oyegun’s APC leadership lacks focus, says Saraki

SENATE President Bukola Saraki yesterday urged the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) to wake up and start managing the party’s affairs right. Saraki, who spoke at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said the APC leadership headed by its National Chairman, Chief John Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, lacked focus. He said: “My own point is that the ... Read More »

APC Condemns Violence in State Congresses

The All Progressives Congress (APC) condemns reported cases of violence pertaining to the Party’s state congresses held last Saturday to elect delegates for the planned national non-elective convention. While noting that most of the state congresses were peaceful and conducted in compliance with guidelines and directives given by the Party to the appointed congress committees, the APC finds cases of violence ... Read More »

Commissioners’ list: Ondo women accuse Akeredolu of bias

Barely 24 hours after the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, released the list of his 18 Commissioner-nominees, some women in the state on Wednesday faulted the list, saying the governor was bias for not including many women in his cabinet. The governor on Tuesday sent the names of the nominees to the Ondo State House of Assembly for confirmation. The list comprised 16 ... Read More »