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2015: PDP Reps Endorse Jonathan‪‪ For Second Term

4 years ago /

Members of the House of Representatives under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last night unanimously endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s flag bearer for 2015 presidential election.

 

Mammoth Crowd In Maiduguri As Military Opens Closed Airport For Modu Sheriff

4 years ago /

The Maiduguri International Airport that was shut down by the military two weeks ago was hurriedly opened yesterday just as activities were grounded to a halt for hours as the ex-governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff visited to prepare ground for his rumoured exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Why APC Is Likely To Lose Lagos In The 2015 Election - Femi Aribisala

4 years ago /

Just think how many votes can be harvested in Lagos by telling commuters an incoming PDP government will allow okadas back on the roads. I did not know how precise my analyses of Bola Tinubu’s misfortunes are, until I saw the barrage of the Lilliputian army sent to attack me. In the last few days, I have been much-maligned and abused by a league of Tinubu’s henchmen. Lagos State cowboys have also descended on my office, asking for building permits when I am not building anything; demanding to know if my office is fire-proof, and threatening to close it down if I show no “satisfaction” within two days.

Ali Modu Sheriff Dumps APC For PDP

4 years ago /

Former Borno state gover, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday, formally defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and announced his entry to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ex-governor who was a top APC Chieftain befor his defection pledged his support for President Goodluck Jonathan while making his declaration to his supporters who gathered at the Borno Airport. He also pledged his support for President Jonathan if he declares his interest in 2015 presidential election.

Nasarawa Assembly Serves Gov. Al-Makura With Impeachment Notice

4 years ago /

The Nasarawa state of House of Assembly has passed a motion directing the House clerk to serve the state Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura with notice of impeachment.

APC Calls For International Inquiry Into B'Haram Sponsors

4 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for the international inquiry into the activities of the terror group Boko Haram with the view in unraveling its modus operandi and sponsors as well as any individual or group that may have links with the insurgents with a view to ending, once and for all, the debate over who is behind the insurgency and also to facilitate efforts to tackle it decisively.    

We Need Daniel, JMK,Onabiyi, Others In Ogun PDP —Akinlade

4 years ago /

THE Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, Honourable Abiodun Akinlade, has stressed the importance of politics of inclusion in the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in ensuring its victory in the 2015 general election.

Nyako Bows To Lawmakers, Appoints Council Heads

4 years ago /

In what appears to be the first step towards a truce, the embattled Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, on Thursday, inaugurated administrators for 36 development areas, four permanent secretaries and a special adviser.

President Goodluck Nominates FRSC Boss Osita Chidoka As Minister

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday announced the nomination of the Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Ositadinma Benjamin Chidoka (Anambra), as minister-designate and the Acting Director General of the National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu as substantive DG of the commission.

Fayose Warns PDP Members Against Disparaging The Party

4 years ago /

The new elected governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Peter Fayose, has sounded a note of warning to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and other former senators in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to either align with the on-going reconciliatory moves in the party or be shown the way out.

House Of Representatives In Rowdy Session Over Electoral Act

4 years ago /

There were fireworks as Nigeria’s house of representatives resumed debate on the general principles of the Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act 2010.    

Adamawa: Impeachment Panel Fails To Sit Over Venue Issues

4 years ago /

The seven-man panel constituted by the Adamawa State Chief Judge, to investigate alleged gross misconduct against Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Mr Bala Ngilari, is yet to secure a venue to sit.

Plateau State: SURE-P Fund Petition Creates Acrimony

4 years ago /

Relations between Plateau state government and the state’s legislators are reportedly not at their smoothest at the moment.  

INEC Releases Press Statement On Osun Election

4 years ago /

The distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to duly registered persons in Osun State has been on-going since March 7th, 2014, contrary to suggestions that there is a hindrance in the distribution of the cards. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) therefore urges every prospective voter in Osun State who is yet to collect his / her PVC to urgently do so, ahead of the state governorship election scheduled for August 9, 2014. For avoidance of doubt, only registered voters with PVCs will be able to vote during the election. This clarification is necessary against the backdrop of calls on the Commission in the last couple of days to ensure timely distribution of the PVCs. A political party had, at the weekend, accused INEC of being “painfully slow in processing the permanent voter cards;” while a non-governmental organisation, on Monday, urged the Commission to ensure timely distribution of PVCs before the governorship election – suggesting that the contrary is presently the case. It should be recalled, however, that the Commission undertook polling unit level distribution of PVCs to registered voters in Osun State from Friday, 7th March, 2014 to Sunday, 9th March, 2014, simultaneously with the conduct of the exercise in Ekiti State. In line with INEC’s guideline for the exercise, uncollected PVCs were at the end of the polling unit level distribution in March taken to respective local government office of the Commission in the state for subsequent issuance to legitimate holders. The distribution at the local government level has been on-going since then. In other words, all PVCs yet to be collected are at the 30 local government offices of the Commission in Osun State, awaiting legitimate holders to come for them. But the Commission disallows proxy collection to prevent abuse of the cards by unscrupulous persons. Prospective voters in the August 9 election who are yet to collect their PVCs are therefore urged to do so in readiness for the election. Kayode Robert IdowuChief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman

House Of Reps, CSOs Disagree Over Bill Regulating Foreign Donation

4 years ago /

Members of Nigeria's House of Representatives and Civil Society Organisations disagreed on Wednesday over a bill seeking to regulate the acceptance and utilisation of donations by foreign donor agencies to voluntary organisations in the country.

PDP Maintains Lead In The Lower Chamber As A.C.N Honourable, Abiodun Akinlade Joins PDP.

4 years ago /

Honourable Biodun Akinlade, a federal House of Representatives member representing Ipokia Federal Constituency of Ogun state, is a member of the defunct ACN, who had earlier claimed that he didn't register during the All Progressive Congress APC membership registration exercise because he didn't believe in parties amalgamation finally joined the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.

Governor Orji Swears In Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen

4 years ago /

Abia state governor, Theodore Orji has sworn-in new transition committee chairmen for the seventeen local government areas of the state.  

Tambuwal: House Of Reps Is Not A Secret Cult

4 years ago /

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal has frowned that the insinuations that the House was running a ‘secret cult.’

Ekiti LCDA Creation: Indigenes Protest

4 years ago /

The recent announcement by the Ekiti state government to create eighteen Local Council Development Areas in the state has continued to generate protest in some communities in the state. 

2015 Election: Expect Less Security Presence - Jega

4 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it has no control over massive deployment of security personnel during elections.