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Sokoto: Court Set June 23 For Judgment On Tambuwal’s Election

7 hours ago /

The fate of the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant Umar Dahiru in the 2015 general elections will be finally determined on the 23rd of June 2017,  when judgment in the legal Tussle over Sokoto Governorship seat will be delivered  A Federal High Court in...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses Sheriff’s Application Against Makarfi Faction

2 days ago /

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application filed by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Modu Sheriff, against the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party. Sheriff had filed the application on March 21, seeking to stop the Supreme Court from hearing the appeal filed by the Senator...

APC Gains Majority Of 18 To 8 In Ondo Assembly As More PDP Lawmakers Defect

5 days ago /

During the tenure of former governor Olusegun Mimiko, the PDP had 21 members as against APC five members. But within three months of the present administration, 13 members of PDP have jumped ship to join the five shooting the number of APC lawmakers to 18 and depleting the opposition to eight. Amongst the...

5,000 APC, APGA, LP Members Defect To PDP

1 week ago /

No fewer than 5,000 persons from the All Progressive Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defected members were received during the PDP Enugu West Zonal Executive Meeting coming just a week after the former Enugu State...

Nnamdi Kanu Reacts To Reports That He’s Gunning To Become Biafran President

1 week ago /

The embattled leader of the Pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to popular opinion that he intends to become the president of the Republic of Biafra if the dream is actualized. Nnamdi Kanu who was recently released on bail while speaking with Vanguard noted that...

INEC Inaugurates Planning Committee For 2019 Elections

1 week ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday inaugurated the Election Project Plan Committee (EPPC). The Commission also approved the 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan for immediate implementation, following its validation by stakeholders. The EPPC has an INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu as Chairman, as well as the Director of Planning...

Politics Should Be About Service – Ambode

2 weeks ago /

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday emphasized the need for Nigerians to embrace selfless service to humanity, saying that such remained the essence of existence to positively impact others. Speaking at the opening ceremony of 33rd Synod of Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) with the theme: “Serving”,...

Minister Tackles Opposition PDP For Condemning Swap Of Boko Haram Prisoners For Chibok Girls

2 weeks ago /

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, failed in all its endeavours, advising the party to hold its peace while the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari gets about securing the release of all Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity. Recall...

Uncertainty Over Fate Of Embattled SGF, NIA Boss

2 weeks ago /

There was uncertainty on Sunday evening over the fate of the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The development is based on the fact that the presidential committee investigating them can no longer present...

Wike Seeks Court Order To Stop EFCC, DSS, Police‎ From Searching His House

2 weeks ago /

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to stop anti-graft and other law enforcement agencies from searching any of his property in Abuja or anywhere else in Nigeria without his physical presence. Wike said a search of any of his property is a violation of...

Emmanuel Macron: French President-Elect To Fight 'Forces Of Division'

2 weeks ago /

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

Why Buhari’s Government Will Celebrate 2 Years In Power – Lai‎ Mohammed

2 weeks ago /

The Federal Government says it will on May 29 mark President Muhammadu Buhari’s two years in office because it has a good story to tell Nigerians. Information Minister Lai Mohammed made this known in Abuja yesterday. He said; “We’ve been able to restructure the economy on a very sound footing, we’ve succeeded...

Amaechi Exposes Jonathan’s Wasteful Spending On River Niger Dredging

2 weeks ago /

The minister of transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has revealed how former president Goodluck Jonathan spent a whopping N34bn on River Niger dredging without getting the job done. He also stated this at the opening of a conference on Fast-tracking Port Reforms while saying the same job was costing the present administration...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Begins Hearing On PDP Leadership Crisis

2 weeks ago /

The legal battle over the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has continued in the nation’s hightest court. The Supreme Court will today hear the objection filed by the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, against the appeal filed before the court by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction. The Makarfi-led...

Makarfi Urges Buhari To Hand Over To Osinbajo

3 weeks ago /

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over power to Vice President Yemi Osibanjo pending his full recovery from his undisclosed illness. The chairman of the caretaker committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, made the call on Thursday, April 27, in an interview with the...

CCT Trial: FG Tenders Saraki’s EFCC Statement In Evidence

3 weeks ago /

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, yesterday, admitted into evidence, a statement the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, made before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in relation to corruption allegations against him. The Federal Government tendered the statement dated August 13, 2013, before the Justice Danladi...

 

Jonathan Was Too Small For The Presidency – Obasanjo

3 weeks ago /

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan from his first days as President showed he was too small for the office, saying he, Obasanjo, acted more as an opponent of Jonathan than a supporter of Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential poll. Obasanjo, who said Jonathan...

Buhari Did Not Suspend Lawal, Oke Because Of Their Faith – MURIC

3 weeks ago /

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has fired back at the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, over its claim that the recent suspension of the embattled Secretary to the Federal Government, SGF, David Babachir Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) was because of their faith. The umbrella...

We Are Not Worried Over Buhari’s Health Yet – APC Governors

3 weeks ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors forum yesterday maintained that there was nothing awkward on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai who spoke on behalf of the twenty-four-member governors’ forum noted: “We are not worried about the development. It...

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail

4 weeks ago /

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on health grounds. Justice Nyako however barred the IPOB leader from granting press interview while on bail. The judge also gave a stern warning to the defendant not to participate in any...


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