Edo assembly recalls impeached Speaker, commutes impeachment to resignation

THE Edo House of Assembly Wednesday recalled the impeached and suspended former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Frank Okiye and then reversed his recent impeachment to resignation.At plenary Wednesday which was presided over by the new Speaker, Hon Marcus Onabun, a motion to that effect was moved by Majority Leader of the House,[...]

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Ondo: Why I didn’t pick Akeredolu’s deputy as running mate – Jegede

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has given reasons for not picking Agboola Ajayi, the Ondo State Deputy Governor as his running mate.Agbola had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress in a bid to secure a governorship ticket but[...]

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We will replicate Edo election victory in Lagos, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed determination to replicate the victory recorded in the Edo State Governorship election in Lagos State.This was contained in a press statement by PDP’s spokesperson in Lagos, Taofik Gani.In the statement titled, ‘Edo victory, we are fired up’, Gani said Godwin Obaseki’s victory has strengthened PDP’s determination to win the[...]

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Lanlehin returns to APC as alliance with Makinde collapses

A former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has dumped the party and returned to the All Progressives Congress.Lanlehin’s return to the APC came after the alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party collapsed.The ADC and some political parties had formed an alliance with the PDP candidate, Seyi Makinde,[...]

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PDP can’t win in Ekiti without justice, unity – Olujimi

The senator representing Ekiti North in the National Assembly, Biodun Olujimi, has said the Peoples Democratic Party stood the risk of losing the Ekiti State governorship election in 2022 if its leaders fail to unify the party.Olujimi also said only justice and fairness could engender the kind of unity required to resolve outstanding issues and[...]

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Engr. Terhide Utaan launches Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard in Benue (photos)

Engr. Conrad Terhide Utaan - A former aspirant for the House of Representatives seat for Makurdi/Guma federal constituency and staunch APC stalwart has officially launched the Benue State Chapter of The Tinubu Solidarity Vanguard The group is expected to work assiduously towards the election of Asiwaju Bola Timubu as President of Nigeria come 2023. Hon.[...]

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Abiru still sole aspirant for Lagos-East, not candidate –APC

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress says it has not chosen a candidate for the Lagos-East senatorial by-election.Speaking with our correspondent in a telephone interview on Saturday, the party’s Chairman, Mr Tunde Balogun, stated that primary elections fixed for Thursday would determine its standard-bearers for both the Lagos-East and Kosofe Constituency II[...]

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Ondo deputy gov picks Mimiko’s ex-aide as running mate

The candidate of the Zenith Labour Party and Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has picked a former Commissioner for Works, Mr Gboye Adegbenro, as his running mate for the October 10 governorshp election.Adegbenro, was a commissioner during the last administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko .It was gathered that the deputy governor and the[...]

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Mimiko meets Ondo deputy governor, Ajayi

A former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, says he will not respond to the various allegations levelled against him by the incumbent, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, until the governorship campaigns begin.Mimiko said this on Sunday in Ondo town when he hosted the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, at his residence.Ajayi had defected to the Zenith Labour Party[...]

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INEC to approach S/Court over Appeal Court’s conflicting judgements

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would approach the Supreme Court over conflicting judgements by the Court of Appeal on recently deregistered political parties.The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by, Mr Festus Okoye,INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in Abuja.Okoye confirmed that INEC was in receipt of[...]

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Ondo Deputy governor officially resigns as PDP member

ONDO State Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).Ajayi according to his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore in a statement in Akure said that Ajayi decision to resign was as a result of the call on him by a majority of the good people of Ondo State to[...]

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PDP members defect to APC in Dogara’s constituency

Hundreds of Peoples Democratic Party members in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, where a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, hails from, have defected to the All Progressives Congress.The development took place about two weeks after the former Speaker defected from the PDP to the APC.The APC Chairman in Bogoro[...]

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Osinbajo visits Ajimobi’s widow, describes ex-gov as bridge builder

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, visited the Oluyole Estate, Ibadan home of the late National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, describing him as a veritable bridge builder whose contribution would be sorely missed.The vice-president, who came in company with his wife, Dolapo and son, Fiyin, spoke shortly after signing the condolence[...]

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US expresses worry over Edo election

‌The US has expressed worry over reports of deteriorating political climate in Edo and interference by security forces in political matters, ahead of the September gubernatorial election.The US Embassy in Abuja, in a statement called for free, fair and credible elections where the will of Nigerians will be reflected in results.According to the mission, the[...]

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Edo election to be determined by integrity, reliability of contestants – Wike

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council on Edo governorship election, has said that the upcoming election in the state will be decided by the integrity, reliability and truthfulness of the contestants.The Chairman of the council, Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers stated on Tuesday that Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo epitomised such virtues.In a[...]

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Ondo deputy gov set to resign from PDP

There are strong indications that the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, will be resigning his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party this week.Ajayi, who earlier resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress in June and defected to the PDP, is said to be leaving the main opposition party a few days[...]

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Don’t turn Edo into war zone, Oba of Benin warns politicians

THE Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, yesterday, warned politicians against turning the state into a war zone as they campaign for the September 19 governorship election. He spoke against the backdrop of the clash of supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP, and Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu[...]

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Edo 2020: Obaseki’s campaign director, 2 others resign

Mr Patrick Iyoha, Director, Obaseki/Shaibu Movement and a member of the state Waste Management Board, has resigned his appointment.Iyoha in a letter dated July 28, addressed to Gov. Godwin Obaseki, said that his resignation was with immediate effect and due to personal reason.Similarly, two members, including Mr Gabriel Oiboh, Chairman, State Post Primary Education Board,[...]

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Tanzanian opposition figure returns from exile to run for president

Tanzanian opposition heavyweight, Tundu Lissu, who was shot 16 times in a 2017 attack, returned home from exile on Monday to challenge President John Magufuli in elections later this year. Lissu, a former MP with the Chadema main opposition party, was welcomed by hundreds of supporters, who clamoured around his car as he waved from[...]

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