Ondo 2020: Mass defection looms in APC, PDP as Deputy Gov defects

Findings revealed that some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party(PDP) have perfected plans to move to Zenith Labour Party, ZLP with the defection of Ajayi. The plan defection of political bigwigs from the two major political parties was to help Ajayi realise his governorship ambition in the new party.Recall[...]

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Edo 2020: Obaseki resolved to quash acts of violence ― Wike

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Council for Edo 2020 gubernatorial election and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said the party and its candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, will resist plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to unleash mayhem on voters in the state in order to rig the forthcoming poll.Wike,[...]

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EDO 2020: PDP will win September 19 governorship election ― Shaibu

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Phillip Shaibu on Friday praised Governor Godwin Obaseki for his pragmatic leadership, purposeful administration and uncommon vigour. ‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki will lead the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to victory on September 19, 2020.’’. he said.In a statement in Benin, Shaibu refuted the report on Governor Obaseki, Committees and[...]

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Ondo poll: Adelegan emerges ADC gov candidate

Dapo Adelegan has emerged the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress in Ondo State.The Chairman, Electoral Matters of ADC, Anayo Arinze, described the party’s primary as peaceful while appreciating four aspirants who stepped down for Adelegan to fly the party’s flag in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in the state.This was contained in[...]

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Kogi 2019: SDP Governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti says Yahaya Bello ordered her assassination

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has alleged that Yahaya Bello ordered her assassination.   She made this statement via her official twitter page saying “Gov Yahaya Bello has ordered for my assassination.”    Recall that Akpoti on Sunday called for the cancellation of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Kogi Central[...]

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Kogi Governorship: Yahaya Bello gifts Rolls Royce to monarch

The campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi has accused Governor Yahaya Bello, of gifting a Rolls Royce to a traditional ruler in the state in order to influence voting. The party said the domain of the monarch lacked motorable roads, describing the car gift as ”Greek gift”. This gift comes in[...]

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Dino Melaye turns down PDP’s offer to make him DG of Kogi State governorship campaign council

Senator Dino Melaye has turned down PDP's offer to make him the director general of Kogi State governorship campaign council.   Melaye who was defeated at the Kogi PDP primary election by Musa Wada, who emerged governorship flagbearer of the party rejected the appointment and wished the PDP well. 'Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position[...]

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Sanwo Olu submits Commissioners list to the House of Assembly

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Tuesday submitted the final list of Commissioner-designates to the State House of Assembly for ratification. The governor initially submitted a twenty-five name list of Commissioner-designates to the State House. Sanwo-Olu’s spokesman Gboyega Akosile said the twenty-five designates were carefully picked on “their cognate experience in their respective professions.” Akosile, however,[...]

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Yahaya Bello puts his feet down as Kogi APC suspends Gov. Yahaya Bello’s deputy

The Kogi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state. This comes 24 hours after the state house of assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against Achuba who has been having a long running battle with Yahaya Bello, the governor. Achuba had alleged that he is being owed over N800 million in[...]

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Governor Sanwo-Olu increases salary of LASTMA officers by 100%

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a 100 percent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials.   Sanwo-Olu announced the increase when he visited the LASTMA headquarters at Oshodi, Lagos. He promised that the increase would commence from the end of July 2019 while also saying that LASTMA officials would[...]

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Governor of Kano Questions the Emir of Kano over Misappropriation of Funds

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has issued a query to the embattled Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, over alleged financial misappropriation. The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) issued the letter on behalf of the governor. The development came less than two days after the Emir and the governor[...]

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Lalong emerges as Chairman of Northern governors’ forum

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has been elected as the chairman of the northern governors’ forum which comprises 19 members. The second-term governor was elected during the forum’s meeting held on Friday in Kaduna. The forum’s outgoing chairman and Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, disclosed this at the end of the meeting. He said[...]

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Buhari nominates Emefiele as CBN governor for second term

The Cable.ng has just reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Godwin Emefiele for second term as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Emefiele was first appointed in 2014 by former president Goodluck Jonathan and was retained when Buhari came to office in 2015. TheCable understands that the letter for the tenure renewal was[...]

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Appeal court upholds Oyetola as Osun governor

An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgement of the High Court earlier that declared Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the last governorship election in Osun State.   Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, who was recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission approached the appellate court[...]

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APC suspends Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for anti-party activities

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspendedRotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, for purportedly engaging in anti-party activities. A member of the ruling party’s National Working Committee (NWC) confirmed that Governor Akeredolu has been suspended and explained that the governor was suspended following a similar decision by the party to suspend Ibukunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha,[...]

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NYSC Certificate: Communication Minister knows fate Thursday

The Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Wednesday, reserved until Thursday, judgment in the case between Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu, and All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s primary election.   The minister, a member of the APC, had dragged the party to court, seeking redress for allegedly being denied participation in the governorship primary election[...]

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Governor Wike Leads in collated Votes

GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike this afternoon has stretched his gap ahead of closest Biopkpomabo Awara as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, presented for four more Local Government Areas, LGAs, collated results in continuing Rivers state governorship election. In the latest results presented for Ogu/Bolo, Obio Akpor, Asari-Toru and Degema LGAs, Wike stretched Tuesday’s standing with[...]

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EFCC to suspend multi-billion naira corruption trial of PDP’s Gov. elect Bala Mohammed

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is poised to suspend the multi-billion naira corruption probe of Bala Mohammed, succumbing to a constitutional provision that accords absolute immunity from criminal prosecution to an elected governor. Mr Mohammed, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP), was elected governor of Bauchi State on March 9, defeating incumbent Mohammed[...]

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