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‘I Won’t Go to Court’ – Ifeanyi Ubah Congratulates Soludo on Election Victory
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‘I Won’t Go to Court’ – Ifeanyi Ubah Congratulates Soludo on Election Victory

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has congratulated Anambra Governor-Elect, Prof. Charles Soludo. The candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), in the just concluded Anambra governorship election congratulated his All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) counterpart, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on his recent victory. Ubah in a press statement he signed said, “I have just called the newly elected Governor of our dear State; Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo to congratulate him on his victory at the just-concluded November 6, 2021, Anambra Governorship poll. “To everything, there is a season, so the Holy Bible says. It is with a heart full of gratitude and submission to the will of God that I address you all today, having enjoyed the unique privilege of earning your support to seek the governorship o...
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It has been revealed that some residents of Anambra State, on Wednesday, observed the sit-at-home in solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB who appeared in court earlier today, according to SaharaReporters. It was learnt that motor parks, banks, shops and markets across the major cities of Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi, were shut down. However, town service buses, like shuttle buses, Keke, motorcycles, were sighted operating on streets and compound shops were also half-door open to serve the people around the neighbourhood. A trader at Awkuzu junction, in Oyi Local Government Area of the state, Mama Opeyemi who spoke with Tribune, appealed to the Federal Government to release Nnamdi Kanu, noting that the non-indigenes were the ones suffering the mos...
Accord candidate, Maduka loses own LGA
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Accord candidate, Maduka loses own LGA

Candidate of Accord, in the Anambra governorship election, Dr Godwin Maduka has lost his local government area, Orumba South. Maduka lost to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which has so far won 10 out of the 11 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Las Vegas, US-based medical doctor and foremost pain doctor scored an abysmal 779 votes in his local government, which has 74,690 registered voters and 10,554 accredited voters. He was also defeated by all other leading political parties in the race, despite being very popular in his local government. APGA scored 4,394 to win the local government and was followed by All Progressives Congress, APC with 2,060 and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with 1,672.
Anambra Guber: MASSOB Counters IPOB, Says Election Must Hold
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Anambra Guber: MASSOB Counters IPOB, Says Election Must Hold

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Of Biafra, MASSOB has urged residents of Anambra state to come out and participate in the November 6 governorship election. MASSOB sent a message to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, urging it to go ahead without distraction in conducting the governorship election, come weekend. This was made public in a statement by its Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, on Monday. This is coming a few days after the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the Southeast declared a seven-day sit-at-home protest in the South-East starting from November 5, if Nnamdi Kanu is not released. The sit-at-home is expected to start on the eve of the Anambra State governorship election. The statement read, “The M...
Anambra elections: 34,000 police personnel arrive in the state as CP assures voters of safety
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Anambra elections: 34,000 police personnel arrive in the state as CP assures voters of safety

Thirty-four thousand police personnel deployed for the Anambra governorship election have arrived the State.   CP Echeng Eworo Echeng, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, disclosed this in a statement, where he assured voters of their safety when they go out to vote.   Echeng in a press briefing said the personnel and other necessary assets needed for the November 6 governorship poll in the State have arrived.   “Assets and boots have been deployed to the State by the IGP. The IGP is very passionate and has a psychological attachment to this election; for everything this command has asked for he has given us an addition.   “We have support of the helicopters for aerial surveillance. We have gunboats to patrol the waterways. We have enoug...
End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase
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End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase

On the occasion of the one-year remembrance of End SARS protests, a governorship aspirant in Benue State, Mr. Terver Akase, has said that the shooting of some Nigerian youths during the protests at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, has left a dark spot on the country’s history and painful memories in the minds of all lovers of peace and justice. The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship hopeful recalled with sadness how peaceful and unarmed youths demanding for the reformation of the country were brutally shot and some lost their lives. Akase, who is the immediate past Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, sympathized with the families of the victims and expressed hope that the patriotic resilience and sacrifice of the affected youths will ...
APC member tells court to nullify Andy Uba’s nomination as party candidate for Anambra Guber
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APC member tells court to nullify Andy Uba’s nomination as party candidate for Anambra Guber

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, a Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to nullify the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which produced Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba as its governorship candidate. A governorship aspirant of the APC in Anambra,Chief George Moghalu in a suit on Monday alleged that the Electoral Act and APC guidelines were brazenly raped in a purportedly primary claimed to have been conducted in June this year. In the suit instituted on his behalf by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the plaintiff who claimed to have bought a nomination form for a whopping N23M asserted that no primary election known to law was conducted by the party. The governorship aspirant tendered the report of the Independent National Electoral Commis...
Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman
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Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman

The Supreme court has affirmed the candidacy of Professor Chukwuma Soludo as the Governorship candidate of APGA in Anambra governorship election come 6th November 2021. This comes after over two hours of fierce legal battle by lawyers on Thursday, October 14, in Abuja. The apex court also upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division delivered on August 10, which had affirmed Chief Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and validated the primary election that produced Soludo. In a judgment of a five-man panel of justices of the court, the appeal filed by one Jude Okeke was dismissed on the ground of being an abuse of court process. Justice Mary Peter Odili, who delivered the lead judgment, awarded a sum of N1 million to be paid...
Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA
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Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA

Dr. Chima Obi Ngonadi, a close ally of the flagbearer of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has dumped the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ngonadi, until his defection, was a major stakeholder and financier of the YPP in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NgoBros Nigeria Limited. He contested for the Anambra House of Assembly seat of Nnewi North Constituency in the last 2019 general elections held across the state on the platform of the YPP but lost to the current member and the candidate of APGA, Hon Nonso Smart Okafor, who later defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking while being received by the entire ward executives of ...
Anambra poll: APGA asks INEC to rescind decision to store non-sensitive materials in Owerri
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Anambra poll: APGA asks INEC to rescind decision to store non-sensitive materials in Owerri

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to store non-sensitive materials for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election in Owerri, Imo State capital. The party urged the nation’s electoral commission to quickly rescind its decision. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barrister Tex Okechukwu, and sent to DAILY POST on Thursday, APGA queried the rationale for taking such materials to Owerri when it could use the facilities of the Central Bank, Awka or other neighbouring states such as Delta and Enugu to store the materials. The party leadership said that it does not want to believe that INEC was up to something mischievous like rigging the Anambra ...
Open Grazing: Uzodinma embarrassed us with his comments – PDP scribe blasts Imo Gov
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Open Grazing: Uzodinma embarrassed us with his comments – PDP scribe blasts Imo Gov

The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State and former member of the state House of Assembly, Nze Ray Emeana has lambasted Governor Hope Uzodimma for saying there is no law in Imo State banning open grazing. Emeana in this interview with DAILY POST said it was most embarrassing and shameful for Uzodinma to say there is no anti-grazing law in Imo State when there is one. The former university teacher said, come 2023 governorship position must come back to the Owerri zone adding that it is not negotiable. ”No amount of intimidation, harassment and arrest will stop it. Owerri zone will rise strongly, determined, united and wrestle power from this failed administration like never before, he averred. The PDP scribe also gave his assessment of the ruling APC admi...
Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate
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Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate

The High Court sitting in Owerri, on Thursday ruled in favour of Chukwuma Umeoji as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State. The court also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to recongize the Owerri Convention that produced Jude Okeke as the Chairman of the party. The court struck out the suit filed by Victor Oye asking it to stop the electoral body from recognizing and publishing the name of Umeoji as the candidate of the party in the forthcoming election. The court granted Victor the grace to appeal the earlier judgement but refused to grant the order for stay of execution. The court also went ahead to reaffirm its earlier judgment. INEC has been ordered to continue to recognize Umeoji as the candidate of the par...
Happy Birthday to an Erudite Young professor, Lilian O. Orogbu
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Happy Birthday to an Erudite Young professor, Lilian O. Orogbu

Here comes the birthday of an erudite young Professor Lilian O. Orogbu, a Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management. The female professor Lillian Orogbu is the next Deputy Governor of Anambra State. She is the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the election in Anambra State holding in November 6. She is the Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. Orogbu was also one of the resource persons at the popular Stanel Youth Program, “Access More With Stanel" along side Prof. Pat Utomi, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, Dr.Allen Onyema, Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson motors among others. Your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Nigerian entrepreneurial development is highly appreciated. Ma...
PDP, Soludo missing as INEC Releases List of Anambra Gov Candidates
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PDP, Soludo missing as INEC Releases List of Anambra Gov Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dropped the name of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Charles Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), clearing Chukwuma Michael Umeoji and Orogbu Obiageli as the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the party. The state governorship election will hold on November 6, 2021. In a statement signed and released by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr Festus Okoye, INEC left the columns of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) citing court order for reasons for accommodating or dropping the candidates on the list. The electoral commission, however, cleared Emmanuel Andy Uba and Johnbosco Okechukwu Anaedobe as the gov...
PDP warns Governor Matawalle against defecting to APC
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PDP warns Governor Matawalle against defecting to APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Governor Bello Matawalle against defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The opposition party in a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan, strressed that no law allows Matawalle to defect to another party since he was elected on the platform of the PDP. Members of the national assembly and the state house of assembly who were elected on PDP's platform were also warned against defecting as they risk losing their seats. The PDP further disclosed that its national working commitee (NWC) has approved the dissolution of the Zamfara state executive council. The statement read;   “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is watching developments in Zamfara state as they concern reports of plans by the sta...
Andy Uba begs other aspirants for support, says he can’t win Anambra alone
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Andy Uba begs other aspirants for support, says he can’t win Anambra alone

The winner of Saturday’s primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Anambra State, Andy Uba has begged other aspirants of the party for support, claiming that his victory is for all members of the party. Uba was on Sunday announced the candidate of the party for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State. Uba who spoke to journalists on Monday said he cannot win the November 6 governorship election in Anambra alone if his party men abandon him. He called on them to join him in the quest to win the election for the party. Saturday’s election had generated controversy, with about 10 aspirants of the party rejecting its outcome on the premise that they were rigged out while demanding a fresh primary election. But Uba speaking with journalists in his ...
Soludo emerges APGA governorship candidate in Anambra
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Soludo emerges APGA governorship candidate in Anambra

Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election organized by the Chief Victor Oye-led faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) held yesterday Wednesday, June 23. Soludo scored a total of 740 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, representing Orumba North and South Federal constituency, who scored only 41 votes. The results were announced by National Vice Chairman of the party in the Southwest, Deacon Samson Olalere. 812 delegates were accredited by the party from the 326 wards in the 21 local government areas. The state governor, Willie Obiano, attended the primary. This development comes hours after he was suspended by the Jude Okeke-led faction of th...
Anambra governorship election: APGA suspends Soludo, three others
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Anambra governorship election: APGA suspends Soludo, three others

The Jude Okeke-led National Working Committee (NWC) of APGA has suspended a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and governorship aspirant, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo from the party for anti-party activities.   The decision was taken at the NWC meeting of the party which held on Tuesday night, June 22.   Speaking to newsmen in Abuja today, June 23, the acting national publicity secretary of the Jude Okeke-faction of the party, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, said the party resolved to suspend Prof. Soludo and three other members due to their unrelenting effort at ensuring that the party is not united to focus on winning the governorship election, anti-party activities, administration of oath on party officials, bribery of party officials, sabotage, promotion of division, ...
INEC Fixes Dates for Ekiti and Osun Governorship Elections
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INEC Fixes Dates for Ekiti and Osun Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the dates for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states to be conducted. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, who made the announcement in Abuja today June 16, said the governorship election in Ekiti state will hold on June 18, 2022, while that of Osun state will hold on July 16, 2022. Yakubu also announced that ahead of the 2023 general elections, the commission has created an additional 56, 872 polling units across the country. According to him, Nigeria now has a total of 176, 846 Polling Units from the initial 119, 973 following the conversion of voting points and voting points settlement to full-fledged Polling Units. Yakubu said the commission had also removed 749 Polling Units from...
Late Head of State, Murtala Mohammed’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics
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Late Head of State, Murtala Mohammed’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics

Abba Risqua, son of a former Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammad has joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) four years after quitting politics. Risqua who was the running mate of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state in the 2015 election, had announced his withdrawal from politics in December 2017 to enable him concentrate on his businesses. On Saturday June 12, he joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at an occasion to mark the Democracy Day in Kano. The defection ceremony which took place at Kano Pillars Stadium, Sabon-Gari, was hosted by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Risqua joined the ruling party with former governorship candidates of the People Redemption Party (PRP) and Green Party of Nigeria (GNP), Salisu Sagir and...
INEC to Resume Voter Registration on June 28 
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INEC to Resume Voter Registration on June 28 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday, June 28. The commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at their meeting in Abuja with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Yakubu explained the commission was working to update its registration software to accommodate the newly established polling units to enable prospective voters to register. “However, more work still lies ahead. Apart from the CVR, we shall continue our preparations for two bye-elections scheduled for June 19 in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State,” he said. H...
Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools
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Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools

Man O’ War operatives will now be deployed by the Oyo state government to primary and secondary schools across the state in a bid to curb insecurity. Governor Seyi Makinde made the announcement on Thursday April 29 when he received national executives of the paramilitary organisation at his office. A statement released by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor read; “Man O’ War, as an organisation, I know is trying its best. I can testify to the role Man O’ War played during the elections that I participated in as governorship candidate in 2015 and 2019. So, I will renew my commitment in Man O’ War. “Yes, the nation is faced with insecurity challenges right now all over the place. We have insurgency in the north-east, banditry in the north-west. We have herders/fa...
Nigeria Cannot Afford another War- Osinbajo
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Nigeria Cannot Afford another War- Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria cannot afford to experience another war as everyone will suffer from it. Speaking at an interactive forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra governorship aspirants, organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots in Abuja, the Vice President said “The thing about the kind of conflict in this part of the world, developing countries, is that it is usually a war without end. Everyone who thinks he has some monies stored up somewhere will eventually run out of money. Everyone who think he can go and hide somewhere, won`t even find a place to hide, at the end, everyone will suffer. Even if you don’t suffer, parents, children, young and old people and relations will suffer. We cannot afford a war in this country, we can`t affo...
Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC
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Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC

Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, a former governorship candidate in Ondo state has been suspended by the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Spokesperson of the party in the State, Alex Kalejaiye said Anifowose's suspension was contained in a letter signed by 25 out of the 29 officers of the party at a meeting in Igboroko unit 1, Ward2, Owo Local Government Area of the state. She was accused anti-party activities, not making any contribution to the development of the party and not been attending party meetings in the last four years.
Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC
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Nigerian media to start projecting election results soon – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed that it will continue improving in ways it carries out its duty to enhance transparency in the country's electoral process.   INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini who appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Wednesday November 25, said the Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results just like its counterparts in the United States following the launch of the commission's results portal.   Igini said the deployment of the public viewing portal eradicated electoral fraud in Edo and Ondo governorship election as Nigerians saw the result almost after the ballot was casted.   The Resident Electoral Commissioner also described the political el...
Edo Commissioner resigns from Governor Obaseki’s cabinet 10 days to election
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Edo Commissioner resigns from Governor Obaseki’s cabinet 10 days to election

Edo state commissioner for minerals, oil and gas, Joseph Ikpea on Wednesday September 9 resigned from Governor Godwin Obaseki's cabinet.   The Commissioner who resigned from his position 10 days to the governorship election in the state, cited not being able to abandon the All Progressives Congress (APC) which he helped grow in Esan south local government area as the reason for his resignation.   Ikpea who became the third commissioner to resign from Obaseki's government, said in his resignation letter;   “This is to inform you that I am resigning my present appointment. I want to sincerely thank his Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for the opportunity given to me to serve under his administration as the Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas. “One of the r...
APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG
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APC governorship candidate in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ministers at RCCG

APC governorship candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is a pastor, ministered the word of God at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Divine Pavilion, Uselu Quarters, Benin City, today August 16. Ize-Iyamu would be vying for the governorship seat of the state with the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, come September 19 this year. See more photos below.
We’ll Suspend Governorship Elections in Edo and Ondo if Violence Continues – INEC
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We’ll Suspend Governorship Elections in Edo and Ondo if Violence Continues – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to suspend the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo if the violence allegedly ongoing in the states continues.  INEC's Spokesperson, Festus Okoye who issued a statement after a meeting on Thursday August 5 said the elections will be suspended if the political actors threaten law and order before or during the polls. Okoye added that the commission is deeply concerned by the “escalating levels of violent actions and incendiary statements” by parties, candidates and their supporters in the two states. The statement read;   “Consequently, parties and candidates must on no account underestimate the resolve of the Commission to enforce the rules and regulations and apply appropri...
APC Swears in Worgu Bom to Replace Suspended Deputy National Chairman, Victor Giadom
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APC Swears in Worgu Bom to Replace Suspended Deputy National Chairman, Victor Giadom

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress APC on Monday morning, June 22, swore into office the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Rivers state, Mr. Worgu Boms to replace the suspended Deputy National Secretary of the party, Victor Giadom. Mr. Worgu Boms Recall that the party picked Worgu to replace Victor Giadom, on the grounds that the latter had resigned from his position in 2018 to be the running mate to Tonye Cole, Rivers governorship aspirant in the 2019 election. This decision came after Giadom went against the party authorities and declared himself the acting chairman of the party following Oshiomole's suspension. Over the weekend, APC members in Rivers state announced Giadom's suspension. Giadom is however still insisting...
Ajimobi-Led APC NWC Reverses Cancellation Of Edo APC Governorship Screening
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Ajimobi-Led APC NWC Reverses Cancellation Of Edo APC Governorship Screening

The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee led by former Oyo Governor and Deputy National Chairman (South) Abiola Ajimobi has taken over the Party’s National Secretariat as Acting Chairman. Deputy Vice-Chairman (South-South), Hillary Eta, who addressed the media in the absence of the ailing Ajimobi, announced the reversal of the cancellation of the screening of the governorship aspirants in Edo State. The Ajimobi-led APC faction has subsequently appointed Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, as the Chairman of its Edo State Governorship Primary election. The APC National Working Committee said Victor Giadom, who earlier took over as Acting National Chairman of the party, is not a member of the Committee having resigned his position to contest as Rivers Deputy...
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APC Screening Committee Disqualifies Godwin Obaseki

The Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting in the party’s governorship primary election scheduled for June 22, 2020. Obaseki and five other aspirants were screened by the committee earlier this week to validate their credentials and grant them clearance to vie for the party's ticket to contest in the September 19 governorship election. However, when the seven-member committee led by Professor Jonathan Ayuba presented its report to the party's National Working Committee on Friday, June 12, the committee said Obaseki and two other candidates were not cleared. Prof. Jonathan Ayuba said the governor did not present his Higher School Leaving Certificate. Ayuba noted that the committee could ...
Matawalle gives Shinkafi, APGA 2019 guber candidate appointment
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Matawalle gives Shinkafi, APGA 2019 guber candidate appointment

Zamfra State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has appointed Sani Shinkafi, as Honorary Adviser, Inter-Governmental Affairs. The appointment was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Secretary to the State Government, Bala Bello. Shinkafi was All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the 2019 election. He was formerly APGA National Secretary. Matawalle explained that his decision was based on Shinkafi’s record of selfless service to Nigeria. He said the politician has done well in the efforts to restore peace in Zamfara State. “Shinkafi, as a member of the state committee on finding solution to banditry, initiated by the governor, supported the government in ensuring peace in the state,” he said. READ ALSO:  Ex governorship aspirant, Henry Ik...
Court Restrains APC from Conducting Primaries in Edo
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Court Restrains APC from Conducting Primaries in Edo

The crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a different turn as a Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo state on Monday June 8 granted an order restraining the All Progressives Congress and its national chairman from conducting any primary election in Edo State. The order was granted ahead of governorship election holding in September, pending the determination of the lawsuit on June 11, 2020. Six aspirants drawn from two camps are in the race for Edo APC governorship ticket. Five of the aspirants, including a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who recently defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC, and a former Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Pius Odubu belong to faction of the ...
Yiaga set to Deploy 500 Observers for Ondo, Edo Governorship Polls
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Yiaga set to Deploy 500 Observers for Ondo, Edo Governorship Polls

Towards ensuring that the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo are given optimal coverage, Yiaga Africa has disclosed that it will be deploying 500 observers for the polls. While stating that observers will also be recruited to monitor procedures at the collation centres across all local governments within the two states, the organization said that the aim was to ensure timely and accurate information about the election process to voters and stakeholders. The Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, stated this on Saturday during a virtual meeting held to engaged journalists in the two states on Yiaga Africa’s election project; Watching The Vote, WTV, and its plans for the upcoming elections even as citizens vote amidst COVID-19. The ...
Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi State governor
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Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi State governor

The Kogi state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor. Bello was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) in the November 16, 2019 poll in Kogi State. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Musa Wada, had petitioned the state election tribunal, challenging Yahaya's election. They alleged that the election was characterized by irregularities, violence, ballot snatching and stuffing, and non-compliance with the electoral act, constitution and INEC’s guideline for governorship elections. The tribunal in its ruling delivered today May 23, struck out the petition for lack of substantial evidence by the opposition.
First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead
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First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead

Muhammed Goni who is the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead. The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29. A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death. He told Premium Times; “We have lost our beloved elder this evening. “We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a small blessing from Allah. May his soul rest in peace.” Mr Goni was elected governor of Borno in 1979, but lost his second term bid in 1983. He also contested for the governorship seat in Borno State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, but lost to former go...
COVID-19: Wike, Uzodinma, state governors told to reverse lockdown relaxation
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COVID-19: Wike, Uzodinma, state governors told to reverse lockdown relaxation

Jimi Agbaje, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections in Lagos State has slammed state governors over decision to relax lockdown order for Easter celebration. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State relaxed lockdown order in the state on Thursday in order for the people to observe religious gatherings during the Easter celebration. Likewise, Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma made the same decision in order to allow residents partake in Easter celebration despite increasing cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Agbaje took to his official Twitter page, saying the decision by state governors will be counter productive and reverse gains achieved in the fight against COVID-19. He pleaded with the governors to reverse their de...
Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and wife granted bail; to be arraigned in court today
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Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and wife granted bail; to be arraigned in court today

The Lagos State Police command has granted bail to singer Naira Marley and former Lagos state governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife. The trio were detained at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba on Monday April 6 after they turned themselves in for questionning.   Recall that they were all invited for questionning for attending the birthday party of JJC Skillz on Sunday April 5th, thereby violating the social distancing order of the Lagos state government.   The lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the state stalled their arraignment at the state magistrate court yesterday April 7.   A police source who confirmed they have been granted bail, said they would be arraigned in court today Wednesda...
Ihedioha at 55: Lest we forget
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Ihedioha at 55: Lest we forget

IN his open letter to the dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, in Daily Trust on March 12, elder statesman, Ahmed Joda, advised the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, never to challenge his dethronement in court. “I suggest to you that if you are contemplating the legal route to right the wrong that has been done to you, you should abandon the thought,” Joda advised. Some would deem such an advice strange, if not bizarre. Where else should real or perceived wrongs be righted if not the courts? But Joda, one of Nigeria’s most accomplished and celebrated public servants, is neither obtuse nor flippant. He had his reason. “The judiciary is not the way to go in this country when you are seeking for justice. For evidence, you have a living example in Jokolo, the Em...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill Former Governorship Aspirant in Rivers State
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Former Governorship Aspirant in Rivers State

Soalabo West, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has been killed by suspected herdsmen after being kidnapped at his poultry farm at Aluu back of OPM in Port Harcourt on March 12. It was gathered that two days into his abduction, the suspected herdsmen contacted his family and demanded a N30 million ransom. The demand was reviewed downward to N2.5 million. But the ex-guber aspirant was killed by his captors after they allegedly failed to get the sum. Corpse of the deceased who is from Abonema in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, was discovered at a bush along Eleka pipeline, Port Harcourt and pictorial evidence revealed he was brutally killed. The decomposing corpse of the popular lawyer and promo...
Pastor Adeboye Predicted my Victory at Supreme Court – Governor Duoye Diri Testifies at Redemption Camp
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Pastor Adeboye Predicted my Victory at Supreme Court – Governor Duoye Diri Testifies at Redemption Camp

Governor of Bayelsa state, Duoye Diri has disclosed that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye predicted his victory at the Supreme Court. Recall that the Supreme Court recently sacked the All Progressives Congress candidate, David Lyon as the winner of Bayelsa Governorship election after finding his running mate Degi Eremienyo Wangagra, guilty of submitting a fake certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Testifying at the Redemption Camp along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Duoye recalled visiting Pastor Adeboye during his election travails. The Bayelsa Governor said; “I visited this church on the 11th of December during the programme of the Great Turn Around. “After the service, I went to see Daddy ...
Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma
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Ihedioha Hires 30 Lawyers, Begs Supreme Court To Sack Hope Uzodinma

A former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has hired 30 lawyers to present his case as he asks the Supreme Court to review its earlier judgement sacking him. On Wednesday he also asked the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the duly elected governor of Imo state and sack Hope Uzodinma. This is coming three weeks after the Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo State. On January 14, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun delivered the lead judgment and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the governorship contest that held on March 9, 2019. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Ihedioha said he filed an application yesterday, with only one prayer: that the earlier decision be set aside. He said he had already hired over 30 law...
No Man Should have this Much Wealth when his Only Job was to be a Senator – Speed Darlington Slams Dino Melaye
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No Man Should have this Much Wealth when his Only Job was to be a Senator – Speed Darlington Slams Dino Melaye

Speed Darlington has taken a swipe at former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye over the wealth he thinks the Senator amassed. The singer who reacted to a photo in which the former lawmaker showed off his cars, stated that Dino Melaye's only job was to be a Nigerian senator. Speed Darlington also averred that he is happy the Kogi born politician did not win the governorship election in the state because "one man should not have this much wealth". He wrote; Oh my God look at one man’s wealth and all he had to do was be an Nigeria senator. Good thing he did not win governorship they broke his leg during that election, no one man should have this much wealth and his only job was to be a senator
Femi Adesina Shades a Fake Prophet on Twitter
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Femi Adesina Shades a Fake Prophet on Twitter

President Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina has dropped a shade for a certain "fake prophet" days after Apostle Suleman called him an "insensitive man", over his response to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on "Boko Haram killing Christians". In his tweet, the Presidential spokesperson recalled some prophecies made by the "fake prophet" which never came to pass. Femi Adesina tweeted; He claims to be prophet. He said whoever won 2015 presidential poll would not rule. He said El-Rufai won’t win in Kaduna. Later, he said the man would die within a time. El-Rufai is well and alive. Is that one a prophet? Fake. It’s not me that says so, it’s the Holy Bible. Apostle Suleman in his 2015 Prophecies said "El-Rufai should go and sit down. For abusing Jesus, he will not wi...
Ganduje’s Security Stopped Abdulmumin Jibrin from Walking up to him to Congratulate him
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Ganduje’s Security Stopped Abdulmumin Jibrin from Walking up to him to Congratulate him

A video of moment Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's security stopped former lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin from walking up to congratulate him after his (Ganduje) Supreme Court victory in the 2019 governorship election has surfaced online hours after the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ali Datti Yako as winner of the House of Representatives rerun election in Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano state. In the viral video, Jibrin was seen making a call after being stopped from going upstairs to congratulate Ganduje by his security.   While some Twitter users alleged that Jibrin lost his seat for switching sides; from Ganduje's camp to Kwankwaso's camp in the 2019 governorship election, others alleged ...
Why my faith remains strong in Nigeria, democracy ― Ihedioha
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Why my faith remains strong in Nigeria, democracy ― Ihedioha

Mr Emeka Ihedioha, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Imo, said his faith remained strong in Nigeria, its democracy and institutions, in spite of the Supreme Court judgment that removed him as governor of the state. Ihedioha stated this on Saturday when he received members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) led by its National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, who paid him a solidarity visit at his Abuja residence. Ihedioha said, though the verdict was a shock to him, he remained calm and would always take solace in God at all times. “We are faithful believers in God and God does not sleep. This will make history in many ways and so this is a historical process, historical action, and I am sure there will be historical answers at the end of the day. ...
Reverse Ruling on Imo Governorship Election- PDP tells Supreme court
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Reverse Ruling on Imo Governorship Election- PDP tells Supreme court

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Uche Secondus, alongside members of the party's National Working Committee, has called on the Supreme court to reverse its January 14th ruling annulling the election of its candidate, Ihedioha Emeka as governor of Imo state and replacing him with APC's Hope Uzodinma. The party chairman made the demand at a press conference which held in Abuja today January 14th. Read the text of his speech below The National Working Committee of our great party, after a thorough examination of all the issues relating to the miscarriage of justice by the Supreme Court on the Imo state governorship election petition, and after a very extensive consultation, resolves as follows: That the Supreme Court, as presently constituted under Ju...
Breaking: Hope Uzodinma Sworn in as Imo state Governor
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Breaking: Hope Uzodinma Sworn in as Imo state Governor

Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the governor of Imo State. Governor Uzodinma and his deputy, Professor Placid Njoku, were sworn in by the Chief Justice of the state, Justice Pascal Nnadi, in a ceremony that was held at the Imo State Government House this evening. This afternoon, Senator Uzodinma received his certificate of return from INEC in Abuja one day after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared him winner of the March 9th 2019 state governorship election. In attendance at the swearing-in ceremony were the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of the State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and governorship candidate of APGA in the 2019 governorship election, Ifeanyi Ararume. Also in attendance was Rev. Father Ej...
I’ve Been Consistent About Uzodinma, Supreme Court Judgement Vindicated me – Father Mbaka
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I’ve Been Consistent About Uzodinma, Supreme Court Judgement Vindicated me – Father Mbaka

Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka has reacted to Supreme Court judgement which declared Hope Uzodinma as the new Governor of Imo State, days after he prophesied about it. The Enugu-based Catholic Priest said he got vindicated by the Supreme Court judgement as he has always been consistent about the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate. In a statement released by Mbaka's spokesperson Maximus Ugwuoke, the cleric stated that people should learn to fear God and respect His servant whenever he says “Thus says the Lord”. The statement read; “We are not all gifted alike; Fr Mbaka’s prophetic gift should be a source of pride for the Catholic Church and indeed all true Christians as a living evidence of divine presence within the church. “As a lawyer, I tell you that there are ...

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