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Photos: Rotimi Akeredolu sworn in as governor of Ondo state

Photos: Rotimi Akeredolu sworn in as governor of Ondo state

The new governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, was sworn in today, Friday 24th, February 2016 in Ondo State. Among the dignitaries present include Senate President Bukola Saraki, APC National Chairman Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Minister of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi, among others. See photos below:

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PDP Govs Forum rejects Appeal Court judgment on reinstatement of Sheriff, set to head to Supreme court

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The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Governors’ Forum have kicked against the outcome of the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt,Rivers State that reinstated Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Party,describing it as a rape on the Nation;s democracy.  Addressing news men in Abuja today,  the Chairman of the Forum who is also the Ekiti state Governor, Ayo ...

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Gambian president, Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated today

Gambian president, Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated today

The Gambian president, Adama Barrow will be officially sworn in today February 18, 2017, at the Independence Stadium in the capital, Banjul, and will  be administered by the new Chief Justice, Justice Hassan Jallow. The inauguration will be tied with the Gambia’s 52nd Independence Day celebration. This will be the second oath the President elect will take, after taken his ...

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Appeal court confirms Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chairman

Appeal court confirms Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chairman

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, has affirmed former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, as the authentic national chairman of PDP. A three-man panel of justices delivered judgement on the PDP leadership tussle between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi on Friday. It can be recalled that Ahmed Makarfi, had approached the court to dissolve Sheriff’s faction, as ...

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Zuma to begin presidential campaign for his ex-wife to replace him

Zuma to begin presidential campaign for his ex-wife to replace him

The South African President has decided to start campaigning in support of his ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the next president to take over from him in 2019. According to reports from sources within his political party, President Jacob Zuma summoned KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson, Sihle Zikalala to inquire why the province is yet to start drumming up support for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ...

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Photos: PDP members visit former President Goodluck Jonathan

Photos: PDP members visit former President Goodluck Jonathan

As part of efforts to resolve the crisis rocking PDP, some of the party executives led by Professor Jerry Gana, today paid a visit to former President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Abuja. See photos below:  

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Tinubu’s private jet was reportedly used to fly Jammeh into political exile to Guinea and cart away more than $11 million

Tinubu’s private jet was reportedly used to fly Jammeh into political exile to Guinea

After weeks of political crisis and on the verge of military action to forcefully oust him, Gambia’s ex-president, Yahya Jammeh accepted to step down for his successor, President Adama Barrow on Friday. Along with a mediator, Guinean President Alpha Conde, he was flown to Equatorial Guinea on political exile.The Nation newspaper reports that the Private jet of the National leader ...

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Adams Oshiomhole’s Son Joins the Race for Vacant Seat of Etsako Federal Constituency

Adams Oshiomhole’s Son Joins the Race for Vacant Seat of Etsako Federal Constituency

The campaign posters of Dr. Cyril Oshiomhole, the first son of the immediate past Governor of Edo State,Adams Oshiomhole, are now in Benin and major towns in Etsako Federal constituency in Edo. The posters were seen in strategic locations in Auchi and other major communities in Etsako East, Central and West Local Government Areas. The colourful posters have also been extended ...

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Clintons, Bush, Carter to attend Trump’s inauguration

Clintons, Bush, Carter to attend Trump’s inauguration

Former USA President, George W. Bush, and Presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration to hold on January 20th. In a statement released by the politician aides, on Tuesday, indicated at least three former Presidents will be at the US capital in Washington for the ceremony, that will kick start Trump’s tenure. They said: “They are pleased to ...

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Njoku, Abia Speaker resigns, less than 24 hours after election

Njoku, Abia Speaker resigns, less than 24 hours after election

The ninth  Speaker of  Abia House of Assembly, Chief Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment, less than 24 hours after he was elected. Njoku was elected at about 4.10 p.m.  on Thursday  following the impeachment of   Chief Martins Azubuike over alleged  gross financial misconduct and autocratic leadership style. Njoku, who  announced his resignation at the resumption of plenary at about  ...

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Wike’s refusal to honour police panel a bad omen – Rivers APC

Wike’s refusal to honour police panel a bad omen – Rivers APC

The All Progressives Congress Party, APC, Rivers state chapter has alleged that the state’s Governor, Nyesom Wike, has refused to honour a panel of inquiry set up by the police to investigate the violence that occurred during the December 10 re-run poll. It said the Governor’s refusal to honour the panel portends a bad omen. “The refusal of Rivers State ...

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Governor Fayose Might have Bribed Pastor Adeboye to Praise Him – APC

Governor Fayose Might have Bribed Pastor Adeboye to Praise Him – APC

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye on Saturday, visited the palace of the Ewi of Ado, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, during a tour of the State as part of the Church’s ‘Let’s go a fishing’ programme. During the visit, Adeboye commended the governor for his boldness and courage in defence of his people ...

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APC members hand over audio tape of Gov Wike allegedly threatening to ‘kill’ an INEC staff, to police

APC members hand over audio tape of Gov Wike allegedly threatening to 'kill' an INEC staff, to police

APC members in Rivers state led by Asita Honourable, this morning handed over an audio tape purported to be Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, threatening to kill an INEC official in the just concluded state legislative rerun election.

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Photos: Rivers APC protest the “attack on Nigerian police” by Governor Wike

Rivers APC protest the "attack on Nigerian police" by Governor Wike

APC members in Rivers state trooped from the 23 local government areas in the state this morning to protest the “attack on Nigerian police officers in the state by Governor Wike.” This protest comes 24 hours after Wike, his cabinet members and PDP members staged a protest in the state over allegations of police brutality during the state legislative rerun ...

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Rivers re-run: Wike’s leaked audio comments have confirmed our fears – APC

Rivers re-run: Wike’s leaked audio comments have confirmed our fears – APC

The All Progressives Congress party, APC, has said that the audio recording making the rounds on social media and claiming that the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike allegedly bribed some Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials to rig the recently conducted re-run election in the state has confirmed the fears it raised earlier. In a statement signed by Mallam Bolaji ...

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Audio: Gov Nyesom Wike allegedly caught on tape arranging to bribe & threatening to ‘kill’ an INEC official

Audio: Gov Nyesom Wike allegedly caught on tape arranging to bribe & threatening to 'kill' an INEC official

An audio tape purported to be Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, threatening to kill an INEC official in the just concluded rerun election for the state National Assembly, has surfaced online. In the audio tape which was shared by Sahara Reporters, the man who SR claims is Governor Wike, in a telephone conversation, is heard arranging payments to INEC officials ...

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Rivers rerun elections: Police parades, recover election materials, arms from 5 suspects

Rivers rerun elections: Police parades, recover election materials, arms from 5 suspects

In a statement signed by the police public relations officer, Don Awunah, five suspects were arrested and have been paraded with election materials, arms and ammunitions which were used during the course of the Rivers rerun parliamentary elections to cause chaos. The statement in full reads “It is a statement of fact that the recently concluded Rivers State parliamentary election ...

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Gambia: President Buhari, African leaders meet Jammeh, Barrow for peace talks

Gambia: President Buhari, African leaders meet Jammeh, Barrow for peace talks

Four African heads of state landed in The Gambia on Tuesday with a mission to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to leave office, as the country’s election commission was locked down by police. The Presidency yesterday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari traveled to Banjul, capital of The Gambia to meet with the country’s President, Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election ...

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Photos: 2 feared reportedly killed during rerun election in Rivers State

2 feared reportedly killed during rerun election in Rivers State

Two persons reportedly died in Tia and Bodo City in Gokana and Tia local government areas of Rivers State during the rerun election held yesterday, Dec. 10th. One person lost his life in Tia during a gun battle at Luawii community, Tia Local Government Area. Unconfirmed report said a young man identified as Musa (pictured in red) was killed when ...

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Rivers Election Updates: Party supporters protest, accuse INEC of bias, INEC allegedly cancels election in Ward 9 over violence, material snatching

Rivers Election Updates: Party supporters protest, accuse INEC of bias, INEC allegedly cancels election in Ward 9 over violence, material snatching

Party Supporters Protest, Accuse INEC of Bias Some political party supporters in Ahoada-West council area on Saturday protested against alleged bias by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the legislative rerun elections in Rivers. The supporters claimed that the election materials sent to polling units were fake and would not be allowed to be used for ...

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