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Anambra guber election outcome reflects the will of the people – US govt
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Anambra guber election outcome reflects the will of the people – US govt

The United States government has reacted to the just-concluded Anambra governorship election, saying it is a reflection of the will of the people.   Charles Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), won in 19 of the 21 LGAs in the state, and on Wednesday, November 10, was declared winner of the election The US mission, in a statement on Thursday, November 11, said it looks forward to more improvements in Nigeria’s electoral process. “The United States government congratulates the citizens of Anambra State for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election on November 6, the outcome of which reflects the will of the people,” the statement reads.   “We note the tremendous challenges faced by INEC and security force personnel on the ground ...
Former APGA National Secretary Defects to APC
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Former APGA National Secretary Defects to APC

Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, a former National Secretary and Governorship candidate for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Zamfara state has defected to the All Progressives Congress. Speaking after formally declaring his defection from APGA to APC on Monday June 28, Shinkafi stated that contrary to public opinion he didn’t join the APC for material gain. He also maintained that he was one of the founding fathers of APGA, and has been in the party for 19 years where he rose up to the rank of the National Secretary of the party. Shinkafi said;   “I am leaving APGA not because I don’t like the party but I am living APGA in order to join Matawalle in the APC to rebuild Zamfara State. “I was invited by Governor Bello Matawalle...
Your Decision To Pursue Pre-Election Matters Will Fail – Edo PDP To Ize-Iyamu
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Your Decision To Pursue Pre-Election Matters Will Fail – Edo PDP To Ize-Iyamu

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the decision of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the gubernatorial election in the State, Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu to focus on pre-election issues already before the courts instead of going to the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal was disingenuous and destined to fail. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was said to have said weekend that he will not contest his defeat at the election petition tribunal but continue the cases he instituted against the PDP and Governor Godwin Obaseki The party in a statement in Benin Monday by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Nehikhare, said that, “while we hold that Ize-Iyamu has the right to approach the courts for whatever reason, it is...
No Party In Ondo Can Defeat APC, Akeredolu Has Done Well – Sanwo-Olu
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No Party In Ondo Can Defeat APC, Akeredolu Has Done Well – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State is the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the October 10 governorship poll in Ondo State. He speaks on the council’s plans for the gubernatorial election, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s performance in Ondo State and endorsements of the party’s candidate by all the stakeholders, among others issues during the inauguration of the campaign council in Abuja last Saturday. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: How did you see your emergence as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Ondo State governorship election? I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council for Ondo State governorship election, scheduled to hold o...
More Trouble For Obaseki As Loyalists Plot To Abandon The Edo State Governor
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More Trouble For Obaseki As Loyalists Plot To Abandon The Edo State Governor

With less than one month to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary for the 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State, there seems to be no let-up in the internal crisis rocking the camp of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, as some of his loyalists within the party are said to be plotting to dump him in the build up to the primary election. Sources within the APC informed that there is an internal battle to stop the wave of exodus that is being planned by some of the people who were hitherto believed to be close to Obaseki but were clandestinely working against the second term ambition of the governor. The new agenda by these set of ‘loyalists’, as discovered by our correspondents, is to activate their plan, which is to dump the governor and move en-mass to the opposing side...
INEC Insists On Conducting Edo, Ondo Guber As Contained In The Original Timetable
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INEC Insists On Conducting Edo, Ondo Guber As Contained In The Original Timetable

As contained in their original timetable, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it would conduct Edo and Ondo gubernatorial election on the 19th September, 10th October 2020 respectively as contained in the timetable and schedule of activities released on 6th February 2020. In a statement by the National commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the commission said it will on Thursday 21st May 2020 issue a Policy Framework for engagement with stakeholders, the conduct of the two end of tenure governorship elections, outstanding bye elections and future electoral activities. The statement further read “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met today Tuesday 19th May 2020 and deliberated on a ...
APC Reveals Primaries Method For Kogi 2019 Governorship Election
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APC Reveals Primaries Method For Kogi 2019 Governorship Election

The Kogi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted indirect primaries method for conduct of its primaries for the 2019 Kogi State Governorship election. Igbere TV reports that the APC primaries is billed to hold in August, while the gubernatorial election is fixed for 16 November, 2019, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress is seeking reelection for a second term, a move some aggrieved leaders of the party have, however, vowed to oppose. On the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye had declared interest to run for the Kogi exalted office, vowing to stop Bello’s reelection. Though there are insinuations that the APC may deny Governor Bello the p...
Adeleke Hires 7 SANS, 17 Others To Challenge Appeal Court Ruling
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Adeleke Hires 7 SANS, 17 Others To Challenge Appeal Court Ruling

Following the outcome of the Appeal Court ruling on Osun election in Abuja on 9th May, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke has hired seven senior advocates of Nigeria, and 17 other senior counsels to challenge the judgement at the Supreme Court. It should be recalled that four of the five Appeal Court judges sitting on the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, to challenge the verdict of election tribunal on the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state had ruled in his favour, declaring him winner of the contest. The election petition tribunal had earlier declared Adeleke winner by the majority judgement delivered on March 22, which made Oyetola, the APC, and Independent National El...
Imo State Governor-Elect, Emeka Ihedioha Received By His Aged Mother, Dorothy Nsonma Ihedioha
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Imo State Governor-Elect, Emeka Ihedioha Received By His Aged Mother, Dorothy Nsonma Ihedioha

It was an emotional moment when Dame Dorothy Nsonma Ihedioha, the beloved mother of the Governor Elect, Imo State, received his beloved son, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, after his victory in the just concluded Gubernatorial election in Imo State. Madam Dorothy felt fulfilled having lived to see his son record one of the greatest accomplishments in the world. She was grateful to God for all his blessings and mercies. See more photos below...
2019: Nasarawa Workers Endorse Agara Governorship Bid
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2019: Nasarawa Workers Endorse Agara Governorship Bid

The organized labour in Nasarawa state has endorsed the governorship aspiration of the state deputy governor, Silas Ali Agara, for the 2019 gubernatorial election. The labour leaders made their position known on Tuesday shortly after a meeting with the deputy governor in Lafia where the state NLC chairman and leader of the organized labour, Comrade Abdullahi Adeka, briefed newsmen at the end of a closed door meeting with him. He said their decision is based on Agara's labour-friendly disposition. Adeka promised to mobilize the entire workers of Nasarawa in support of Agara to succeed his principal in 2019 as one of their own and the most qualified to lead the state after Governor Tanko Al-Makura. "Civil servants in Nasarawa state can only anoint aspirant that is labour-friendly and not...
Ekiti Election: PDP Takes Major Step To Help Eleka
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Ekiti Election: PDP Takes Major Step To Help Eleka

The leadership of the main opposition party in Nigeria, PDP will soon be heading to court over the outcome of the Ekiti gubernatorial election. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday constituted a legal committee to look into all the legal issues surrounding the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election. This is part of its preparation to challenge the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja. In his words, “PDP as a party has constituted a legal committee to look into all the legal angles to the issues surrounding the Ekiti governorship election with a view to institute appropriate legal actions.   “We want to assure our members tha...
How Fayemi Outbid Fayose At Ekiti Stock Exchange
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How Fayemi Outbid Fayose At Ekiti Stock Exchange

This is an interesting analysis of the outcome of the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State which ushered in Fayemi as the governor-elect.  Scene I It’s the zero hour. Nobody slept all night. Everything is set for the war. Commanders are busy, surreptitiously dispatching orders and supplies to the frontlines. The night before the war is the most crucial night. It’s the night before the dawn of victory or the groan of defeat. It’s also the night treachery wears the cloak of loyalty, clinging tightly to the battledress of the commander-in-chief, with eyes glazed on the treasury chest. What a night! Today, the sun, wary of the task ahead, stirred slowly in the East. But it is screened off by the green canopies of the bended boughs of the baobabs, mahoganies, irokos, palms and sycamor...
Breaking News: INEC Declares Kayode Fayemi Winner Of Ekiti Election
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Breaking News: INEC Declares Kayode Fayemi Winner Of Ekiti Election

The APC candidate in the Ekiti state gubernatorial election, Kayode Fayemi, has been declared the winner. The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the July 14 governorship election, Punch Metro reports. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said he had satisfied the requirement of the law by polling the highest lawful votes in the election.
Actor Yul Edochie Reacts To Being Left Out Of Anambra 2017 Gubernatorial Debate
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Actor Yul Edochie Reacts To Being Left Out Of Anambra 2017 Gubernatorial Debate

Nigerian actor and flagbearer of Democratic People’s Congress in Anambra State 2017 Gubernatorial election, Yul Edochie, has reacted to being left out of Gubernatorial debate organized by Channels TV for the Governorship aspirants. Yul Edochie who is still optimistic about winning regardless of the debate, tweeted; “I wasn’t invited to the debate. But its nothing to worry about. We’ll keep the spirit high and keep campaigning. Its time for the masses to have a say. November 18th, stand with me, the future is in our hands.”
Yul Edochie Releases Campaign Videos
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Yul Edochie Releases Campaign Videos

I'm Tired Of Seeing My People Suffer' -yul Edochie Releases Campaign Videos Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, who had shown interest in running for Anambra State Governorship election before now, has taken a step further to show his serious by releasing campaign videos. The 35-year-old Actor who said he's tired of seeing his people suffer, campaigned in Igbo Dialect while appealing to Anambarians to vote for him in the forthcoming gubernatorial election scheduled to hold on November 14th, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCi7mr2X2-g
Biafra: Buhari Will Not Return Again – Kanu
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Biafra: Buhari Will Not Return Again – Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will not return from his medical trip in London. The IPOB leader made the declaration while addressing his followers in Nri, Anambra State. Kanu also warned that the anger of his god will descend on the people of Anambra if they went ahead to participate in the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state. He warned that anyone who opposes Biafra, “what happened to Buhari will happen to the person.” Kanu said, “Anybody that stands in the way of Biafra will be destroyed. “I have not made any pronouncement that did not come to pass. “I am saying that there will be no election in Anambra State on No­vember 18. “Nobody can stop IPOB. Bi­afraland is grossly marginalis...
Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Is Dead!
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Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Is Dead!

Former Military governor of Edo State, Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia has died. He reportedly passed away about 11pm yesterday. A former two time Governor, Ogbemudia was appointed Military administrator of Mid-West state in September, 1967 - 1975 following the liberation of state from the Biafran forces. Years later , Ogbemudia was elected civilian governor of Bendel state after winning the August 1983 gubernatorial election under the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN).

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