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INEC fixes December 5 for bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed December 5, 2020 for pending bye-elections across the country. In a statement released on Friday, November 13, Festus Okoye, the spokesperson of the electoral body, said the 15 bye-elections would hold across 11 states. The commission had suspended the elections as a result of the violence that broke out […]

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Imo state House of Assembly Speaker impeached, Paul Emeziem emerges new speaker

The Imo State House of Assembly, has impeached her Speaker Chiji Collins, pictured right. Collins was removed from office by the lawmakers during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital on Friday November 13. His impeachment was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the […]

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Each House of Reps member earns N9.3m monthly — Hon. Simon Karu claims

A member of the House of Representatives, Simon Karu, has claimed that each member of the House earns N9.3 million monthly. The lawmaker, who represents Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe State, stated this on Thursday, October 1, in Abuja at an event to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary. The event was tagged “FixingNigeria at 60- […]

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Those refering to me as ‘Supreme Court Governor’ are ignorant- Governor Hope Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has described Nigerians referring to him as a ‘Supreme Court governor’ as ignorant. The governor said this when he appeared on Channels TV on Friday, September 25. When he was asked how he feels when people call him a Supreme Court governor, Uzodinma said “It is the height of ignorance […]

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”In life, you win some, you lose some”- Oshiomole breaks his silence after Edo governorship election (video)

Former APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomole has broken his silence after his preferred candidate in the Edo state governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of APC lost to the incumbent governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki. Oshiomole who was in a running battle with Governor Obaseki, worked hard for the governor to be removed from office and […]

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We lost because of a selfish and irresponsible leadership – Edo APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo has blamed its defeat in the governorship election which was held last weekend, on “avoidable crisis foisted on the party by a selfish, insensitive, arrogant and irresponsible leadership.” The party’s chairman in the state,  Anslem Ojezua who congratulated Governor Obaseki for his victory in the election also stated that steps should be […]

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Governor Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

Governor Godwin Obaseki has won the Edo Governorship election which was held yesterday September 19. Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the election after polling 307, 955 votes to defeat his nearest contender in the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Ize-Iyamu who polled 223, 619 votes.

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“The End of Godfatherism Has Come” Atiku Abubakar reacts to Obaseki’s win; urges Ize-Iyamu to work with Obaseki and let go of the “leprous hand he is now holding”

Former Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki after he won the Edo state governorship election. Taking to Twitter, the former Vice President of Nigeria said Obaseki’s win signifies “the end of Godfatherism” in Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar also commended the people of Edo State “for their resilience in the face of the forces arrayed […]

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Without thugs, APC will be beaten silly in Edo – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has commented on the upcoming governorship election in Edo state. The Rivers state Governor in an interview on African Independent Television (AIT) on Thursday September 17, alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is hoping to win the election by manipulating the result. Wike who is also the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) […]

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Buhari approves appointment of four permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of four Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation in a statement signed by the Director of Information, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle made this known today in […]

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Nigeria is becoming a failed and divided state under President Buhari – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has once again attacked the Buhari-led government, saying that Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed and divided state under this administration. Obasanjo stated this while delivering a speech titled, ‘Moving Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue attended by various socio-cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders […]

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Gunmen assassinate councillor in Bayelsa state

Karma Agagowei, a councillor representing ward six in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, has been killed by unknown gunmen. Agagowei while returning from the ward congress of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday August 29. was attacked and shot dead around Opolo area of Yenagoa, the state capital. It was learnt that one […]

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Politicians are exploiting insecurity for personal gains – Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has alleged that some politicians have been exploiting insecurity for personal gains. The Zamfara State Governor who said this at the Special Army Super Camp 4 in Faskari town in Katsina state, stated that those fuelling insecurity are not interested in the well-being of the people. Matawalle said; “We, […]

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You must publish the names of lawmakers awarded NDDC contracts- House of Reps tell Akpabio

The last has not been heard regarding the faceoff between the House of Representatives and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio. In a statement released by its spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu on Tuesday, July 28, the House is insisting that the Minister must publish the names of the lawmakers that have been awarded. The […]

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PDP leaders provided the materials we used to disqualify Obaseki – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the suspended national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclosed that Governor Godwin Obaseki was disqualified with materials provided by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The APC Chieftain who spoke at his residence in Benin on Thursday July 23, insisted that they don’t want to repeat same mistake they made in […]

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You are a small boy from Mushin – Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige drags Hon. Faleke (video)

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment who appeared before a house of representatives ad hoc committee investigating the suspension of the management of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), dragged Hon James Faleke who he threatened with a lawsuit days ago. Before answering questions, Ngige stated that members of the committee were his younger […]

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Governor Akeredolu wins APC’s governorship ticket for Ondo state governorship election

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state, has won the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the state’s gubernatorial election scheduled to hold on October 10, 2020. Akeredolu who is seeking a second term in office, secured the highest votes in the state’s APC governorship primaries which held at Dome in Akure the state […]

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Amos Ojo appointed as Acting Clerk to National Assembly

Architect Amos Olatunde Ojo has been appointed as the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) by the National Assembly Commission (NASC)Prior to his recent appointment, Amos Ojo was the Secretary, Procurement, Estate and Works (SPEW) in the National Assembly. Executive Chairman of the NASC, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi who announced his appointment in a […]

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I have serious problem with Oshiomhole – Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu

Edo state Deputy Governor , Philip Shuaibu has disclosed that he has a problem with the immediate past governor of the state Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who according to him became a dictator. Speaking on a Channels Television programme “Politics Today”, Shuaibu stated that he has no problem with the ruling party but with the suspended […]

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Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in Edo PDP governorship primary

Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has struck out a suit seeking to bar Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Thursday, June 25. The judge struck out the suit following a successful out of court […]