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RIVERS: AMAECHI ON OBIO/AKPO COUNCIL

4 years ago /

Rivers state Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has dissolved the Obio/Akpor local government council re-instated by a court on Monday.

 

APC Membership: Amaechi supporters back his move

4 years ago /

As regards the joining of Gov. Amaechi to the All Progressive Congress – APC, the reaction among his supporters and indeed key officials of his administration at various levels was swift.

 

APC and New PDP Merger: Saraki supporters warn the police force

4 years ago /

The fusion of APC and PDP in the state was a matter of time as people saw it coming. The body language of the active political participants in the new PDP in the state pointed out to this merger when some members of the top hierarchy of the APC were in Kwara recently to call their X-Y political poles. Now that reality has dawned on the people of Kwara as the new political direction, the chairman of the PDP in the state Ishola Balogun-Fulani explained the position of things

 

ANAMBRA POLLS: APC Protests against supplementary elections; threatens boycott

4 years ago /

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in Anambra state, angry protesters, all of them, supporters of the All Progressive Congress are on the streets of Abuja and in defiance of a police order. Enraged by the episode of the aborted elections in Anambra state, the protesters marched against INEC, demanding free and fair elections in Nigeria

 

GERMANY: Angela Merkel to return as German Chancellor for the 3rd time

4 years ago /

Angela Merkel will return as German Chancellor for a third term under a coalition deal hammered out with her old Social Democrat (SPD) opponents.

 

ITALY: Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament

4 years ago /

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud.

 

Anambra Polls: Jega admits election was flawed

4 years ago /

A number of issues have risen in the Anambra governorship election. There are allegations of multiple data registers, logistics challenge and the contentious supplementary elections. In addressing these issues, Attahiru Jega noted that INEC was not on top of its game in Anambra governorship election. In fact, he said the performance of INEC in the election subtracted from the performance in the 2011 elections.

 

NEW PDP/APC MERGER: Gov Amaechi confirms Membership says move is in Rivers interest

4 years ago /

APC’s visit to Rivers state to solicit Governor Chibuike Amechi’s membership seems to have paid off as Governor Amaechi on arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagua confirms his move to APC.

 

PDP - APC MERGER: BAMANGA TUKUR EXPRESSES SHOCK

4 years ago /

National Chairman of the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, has expressed disappointment over the merger between 5 of the aggrieved 7 PDP Governors and the All Progressives Congress, APC.

 

NEW PDP -APC ALLIANCE: POLITICAL BIGWIGS REACT

4 years ago /

It was at the 18th anniversary of the party when some PDP members turned out to announce the birth of a faction. Several peace initiatives did not bear fruit. The chaos within the PDP provided the opportunity for APC to make incursions into the PDP camp.

 

NIGERIA: Remembering Late President Yar'adua

4 years ago /

In a paper titled "The role of Chemistry in the economic development of Nigeria", the Vice Chancellor at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru recommended the need for Nigerian leaders to revisit the Vision 20:20 blueprint.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ACCUSED INEC OFFICIAL DETAINED

4 years ago /

An Abuja Chief Magistrates Court has ordered that an Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) official from Idemili North of Anambra state, Chukwujekwu Okeke be remanded in police custody.

HONDURAS POLITICS: Two presidential candidates lay claim to victory

4 years ago /

The conservative ruling party candidate claimed victory in Honduras' presidential election on Sunday as a partial vote count put him ahead, but his leftist rival also said she was the winner, setting the stage for possible conflict.

President Jonathan returns to Nigeria with a healthy glow: confirms talk with G7 Governors will still hold

4 years ago /

President Gooduck Jonathan returned to Abuja on Sunday night, declaring that work will resume immediately.

ANAMBRA POLLS: INEC REACTS

4 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled a crucial meeting for Thursday to review issues arising from Anambra governorship election.

EGYPT: EGYPTIAN ARMY CHIEF GENERAL AL-SISI MAY RUN FOR PRESIDENT

4 years ago /

Egyptian Army Chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who led the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, held open the possibility he might run for the presidency in an interview published on Thursday.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ANOTHER CONFLICT ROCKS THE PDP

4 years ago /

In a rather embarrassing turn of events for the Ruling oarty, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governorship candidate for the party, Tony Nwoye in the Anambra gubernatorial elections expressed anger at the statement of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, describing the election as free, fair and organized.

ANAMBRA POLLS: APGA SUPPORTERS PROTEST DELAY IN DECLARING OBIANO WINNER

4 years ago /

This group took to the street to express their grievances over the delay in announcing the winner in Saturday’s election. For the group, APGA flag bearer, Obiano has secured majority vote in at least 13 local government areas out of the overall 21 local government areas giving him the overall victory.

PDP CRISIS: OYINLOLA, BARAJE SUE PDP

4 years ago /

The crisis rocking the ruling party in Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, appears to be far from over as members of the Factional Group, New PDP have taken their grievances to the Judicial arm of government.

ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: DISENFRANCHISED WOMEN PROTEST IN AWKA

4 years ago /

Following the numerous complaints that have trailed the Anambra state governorship elections and the very many faults attributed to the electoral body, INEC, disenfranchised women took to the streets in Awka to protest their inability to participate in the electoral process.