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Ex-governor, Olusegun Mimiko resigns from PDP, returns to LP

Ex-governor, Olusegun Mimiko resigns from PDP, returns to LP

      A two-term former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, today resigned from PDP and returned to his initial political party, Labour Party LP. Mimiko was first elected as governor on the platform of the LP in 2007 but was not sworn in until February 2009 when the Court of Appeal, Benin declared him as the winner of ...

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‘Corrupt INEC officials in Oyo State will be prosecuted’ – Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mutiu Agboke

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Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, has said officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who are found to be corrupt, risk being sacked and prosecuted. Agboke who gave the warning today in Ibadan at the maiden Ramadan lecture organised by the commission, said that INEC would not hesitate in sacking and prosecuting any of its ...

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I will be sworn in as governor in 2019, Imo guber aspirant boasts

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A governorship aspirant in Imo, Mr George Emenalo, popularly called Boy George (BG), on Sunday, expressed optimism to become the next executive governor of the state. Emenalo, who has just joined the gubernatorial race in Imo, expressed the optimism while addressing newsmen in Lagos. He said that his confidence was from God, whose mandate was for him to liberate the ...

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APC congress: Koyoyo urges youths to vie for elective positions

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Delta State All Progressives Congress, APC, stalwart, Prince Koyoyo Uhrorho, has urged the youths to vie for elective positions in the forthcoming congress of the party. Uhrorho, State House of Assembly aspirant, Ughelli South Constituency, made the call over the weekend while addressing youths on ‘enlightenment and the need for youths participation in politics programme’, at Asaba Oshimili South Local ...

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2019: APP will rebuild the country if elected – Chairman

APP will rebuild the country if elected – Chairman

      National Chairman, Action Peoples Party (APP), Mr Ikenga Ugochiyere, has said that the party would rebuild Nigeria’s economy and unite the people if voted into power in 2019. He stated this on Monday in Abuja at the official public unveiling of the party. Ugochiyeri decried the insecurity and spate of killings in parts of the country and ...

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South East APC leaders appeal to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the region in 2023

South East APC leaders appeal to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the region in 2023

South East APC leaders Monday paid a courtesy visit on President Buhari at the state House in Abuja. The leaders prevailed on President Buhari to seek a second term in office in 2019. TheNational Vice Chairman, South East APC Emma Eneukwu, who spokeon behalf of other leaders, appealed to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the ...

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2019: S-South wing of ex-agitators rallies support for Atiku

S-South wing of ex-agitators rallies support for Atiku

A group under the aegis of South/South Wing of ex-Agitators, SSWA, has described former Vice President Abubakar Atiku as the messiah to rescue Nigeria from economic hardship and bad governance. Self-styled Commander Paul Agge, coordinator of the ex-agitators from the core Niger Delta states, who spoke to journalists shortly after its inaugural meeting in Warri, Delta State, said that at ...

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ANAMBRA: Real reasons Obiano floored opponents

ANAMBRA: Real reasons Obiano floored opponents

Chief Willie Obiano has become the second person to be reelected governor of Anambra State and he achieved this in a grand style. The first person to achieve it was his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi who governed the state from 2006 -2014. Incidentally, both were elected on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, a political party that had ...

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Enugu LG poll: 37 political parties endorse outcome of elections

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Thirty-seven out of the 40 registered political parties in Enugu State have unanimously adjudged last Saturday’s Local Government Elections in the state as free, fair and credible and in conformity with the minimum requirements of international best practices. Addressing a press conference in Enugu, the political parties in a statement signed by their state chairmen, which was read by the ...

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INEC announces plan to engage 20,000 personnel for Anambra governorship election

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will engage at least 20,000 personnel for the conduct of the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, disclosed this at the commencement of a two-day workshop for the Civil Society Situation Room on today in Awka. Nkwachukwu revealed that 35 ...

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I don’t mind getting sacked, I will vote for Atiku if he contests against Buhari in 2019 – Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan says

I don't mind getting sacked, I will vote for Atiku if he contests against Buhari in 2019 - Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan says

Earlier today, a video of the Minister of Women Affairs in the Buhari-led government, Aisha Alhassan , endorsing former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s 2019 presidential aspiration, surfaced online with many Nigerians accusing her of being disloyal to the government that she is working for. Well, she has come out to say she doesn’t mind getting sacked because come 2019, if ...

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Photos: 24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old Cynthia Jepkosgei Muge is the newly elected MCA of Kilibwoni ward, Nandi County, Kenya. Muge ran as an independent candidate because she could not afford the cost of her party’s nomination form, she shocked many in the Jubilee Party stronghold after she emerged victorious with 8760 votes defeating her closest competitor Wilson Kiptanui of Jubilee who garnered 8354 votes. ...

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“I am used to insults” Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy

"I am used to insults" Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy

                                                Be it corn eating on the street, patronizing Boli sellers, frying akara balls, Nigerians are tired of the campaign strategies employed by politicians to strike emotional connections with the electorates during political campaigns. This time they ...

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Photos: Thugs Storm Senator Shehu Sani’s Press Conference, Beat Up Journalist, Destroy Cars And Cameras

Thugs Storm Senator Shehu Sani's Press Conference, Beat Up Journalist, Destroy Cars And Cameras

Pandemomium broke out at the Nigerian Union of Journalism secretariat in Kaduna state earlier today as thugs said to be within the APC in the state, stormed the secretariat to disrupt a press conference that was being organized by Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the senate. Sani and the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai have been at loggerheads over the ...

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LG Election: Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement

Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday extended the restriction of movement across the State noting that it had been slightly expanded and will now be enforced between 7 am and 3pm on Saturday July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation. In a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and ...

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Certificate Forgery: Court dismisses case against Senator Andy Uba

Certificate Forgery: Court dismisses case against Senator Andy Uba

                                                                                Yesterday, an Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Gudu District dismissed a certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi ...

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Abuja flood kills APC Board of Trustee member, Olisaemeka Akamukalem

Abuja flood kills APC Board of Trustee member, Olisaemeka Akamukalem

                                                                             Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has died. The party chieftain, who ...

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Graphic: PDP Ward Chairman brutally murdered in Delta State

Graphic: PDP Ward Chairman brutally murdered in Delta State

Pa Agabi Egagifo was found murdered in Mereje Town, Okpe Local Government Area  of Delta State on Tuesday, May 16th. According to reports, Evangelist Egagifo who moved into his new building six months ago, was hacked to death with a cutlass. Egagifo was until his death the Ward 7 Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Mereje Town. The ...

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House of Repesentatives member, Edward Pwajok, decamps from PDP to APC

House of Repesentatives member, Edward Pwajok, decamps from PDP to APC

                                                                              A member of the House of Representatives, Edward Pwajok, representing Jos South/East federal constituency, has defected from PDP to APC. Pwajok’s ...

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Presidency plans to arrest Ike Ekweremadu, ex-PDP governors- PDP senators alleged

Presidency plans to arrest Ike Ekweremadu, ex-PDP governors- PDP senators alleged

The PDP caucus of the senate today addresed a press conference where they alleged that there are plans by the presidency to arrest deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremdu and some former PDP governors. At a briefing with Senate Correspondents, Spokesman of the Caucus, Senator Enyinanya Abaribe read a statement saying intelligence gathered by them suggest that there are plans by ...

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