Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, struck out one of the nine counts of $1.6bn crude oil fraud instituted against businessman, Jide Omokore, and five others. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a ruling, struck out the eighth count after hearing an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani […]
Success Nwogu, Ilorin No fewer than 100 leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ofa Local Government Area of Kwara State on Wednesday thronged the headquarters of Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission in Ilorin . The Chairman, PDP in Ofa LGA, Alhaji Hassan Salami, said they were protesting palpable exclusion from the November […]
John Alechenu, Abuja Members of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Borno APC Coalition have debunked speculations that there are moves for the former governor of the state, Senator Ali Sheriff, to return to the party. The Chairman and Secretary of the coalition, Alhaji Maina Bashir and Abdullahi Mala respectively, made the rebuttal […]
Ihuoma Chiedozie and Tony Okafor The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said the Anambra State governorship poll would hold on November 18, as scheduled. The commission said it would not allow any postponement, adding that to do so would adversely affect the cost of prosecuting the election. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu […]
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said it was ready to conduct the bye-election in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, stated this while addressing journalists on the polls. He said the election, which was slated for September 30, became necessary as […]
In the First and Second Republics, Southwest shunned the mainstream politics, following the failure of the defunct Action Group (AG) and the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) to form the government at the centre. Also, for 16 years, between 1999 and 2015, the region supported the Alliance for Democracy (AD), the Action Congress (AC) andRead More
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Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has objected to the clamour for local government autonomy, saying that it is antithetical to true federalism. He said local councils are administrative units of the state, adding that their autonomy may be the end of the states. Aregbesola spoke at the one-day conference on the second anniversary of theRead More
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Senator Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North) urges governors to emulate two of their colleagues, Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his Cross River State counterpart, Prof. Ben Ayade, by replicating their people-oriented projects in their states. When Ayi Kwei Arhma wrote his novel “The Beautiful ones are not yet born” it was a mirror of theRead More
As Plateau State prepares for local government elections, a coalition of civil society organisations has called for free and fair polls. The coalition said the sensitization was aimed at ensuring free, fair and credible elections. Council elections in the state is often marred with violence, especially in Jos North local government. The last council electionRead More
File Photo With the alleged plan of the former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to return to the All Progressives Congress,