Category: Politics

Lagos PDP endorses George for party national chairman

Lagos PDP endorses George for party national chairman George

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has endorsed the former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Olabode George, for national chairmanship slot in its forthcoming national convention. This was disclosed on Sunday by the PDP state chairman, Dr. Moshood Salvador, after a meeting between George and the leadership at the party […]

Anambra guber: IPOB denies ‘vote and die’ threat as police deployment hits 47,000

Anambra guber: IPOB denies ‘vote and die’ threat as police deployment hits 47,000 Anambra

After its alleged death threat to eligible voters in the November 18 Anambra State governorship election went viral, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described the information as false. This came as the Nigeria Police Force announced an additional 26,000 police officers to the 21,000 it earlier planned to mobilize for the election. According […]

Anambra election: We’re ready for IPOB – Police

Anambra election: We’re ready for IPOB – Police IPOB

The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the threat issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the Anambra State governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 18. The proscribed secessionist group had issued a threat during a road show at the state capital last Saturday to warn the would-be electorate against participating in the […]

Wike, Amaechi shift blames over PH bloody attack

Wike, Amaechi shift blames over PH bloody attack Bloody Attack

In a desperate move to attract public sympathy and prove not to be the aggressor in a bloody attack that took place in Port Harcourt between their security aides at the weekend, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, have been offering different accounts of the incident, with each shifting the […]

Why I seek second term for Buhari, by Gov Umahi

Why I seek second term for Buhari, by Gov Umahi Second Term

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State stunned journalists at the Presidential Villa on Thursday when he openly craved a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari as he paid a visit to Nigeria’s number citizen. Umahi, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told State House correspondents that he would be happy to have […]

You’re a liar, ex-aide blasts Shittu, Communication minister

You’re a liar, ex-aide blasts Shittu, Communication minister Shittu

A former Special Assistant to the Minister of Communications, Razaq Olubodun, has accused the minister of telling lies against him. The estranged aide was reacting to a statement credited to the minister, Adebayo Shittu, during a radio programme monitored in Ibadan at the weekend, where he denied allegation of non-payment of salaries he (Olubodun) had […]

INEC to create polling booths in prisons

INEC to create polling booths in prisons INEC

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission is working towards creating polling booths in prisons across the country to enable inmates cast their votes in the next general elections. Yakubu made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday during a session with the Nigerian Civil Society Room Dialogue, […]

I don’t run gov’t of propaganda – Buhari

I don’t run gov’t of propaganda – Buhari Buhari

In apparent reaction to comments credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan last week, President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government was not based on lies and propaganda, saying his successes in key areas of his campain promises eloquently speak of his government’s big achievements. The president made the statement at the opening ceremony of a […]

Osinbajo calls for action against corporate secrecy

Osinbajo calls for action against corporate secrecy osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has again called for an intensified global action against vices associated with  corporate secrecy stating that “breaking the wall of secret corporate ownership is an existential matter.’’ Speaking at the opening of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Beneficial Ownership Conference today in Jakarta, Prof. Osinbajo said, “it is for us […]

‘INEC not aware of move to recall Melaye’

‘INEC not aware of move to recall Melaye’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is not aware of any moves to recall Sen. Dino Malaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District. INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP), Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said this in an interview on Thursday in Abuja. Explaining the processes involved in recalling an elected lawmaker, Osaze-Uzzi said […]