Politics

PDP committee to submit zoning decisions to NEC

The Peoples Democratic Party zoning committee says it will present a unanimous decision to its national executive committee (NEC). The committee chairman, Governor Samuel Ortom, disclosed this after the committee’s meeting at the Benue governor’s lodge on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Ortom, who did not disclose the committee’s zoning decision and when it will be […]

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Zelensky tells UN Security Council to stop Russia or ‘dissolve’ itself

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has called on the United Nations Security Council to act for peace or dissolve itself following the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha allegedly by Russian troops. Mr Zelensky, in an address to the Security Council on Tuesday in New York, described in stark detail what he […]

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Edo SIEC extends party primaries

The Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) says it has extended political parties’ primaries in the state by two days ahead of the local government election scheduled for April 19. This is contained in a statement by the secretary of the commission, Peter Ojo, on Tuesday in Benin. The notice of election earlier released by […]

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Lai Mohammed begs defecting APC supporters to reconsider

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has appealed to his supporters in the APC in Kwara, who allegedly left the party, to reconsider their stand. This is contained in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The minister implored the supporters who allegedly defected to the […]

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Gov. Okowa visits Obasanjo, speaks on contesting 2023 presidency

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday revealed that he was yet to conclude on contesting the 2023 presidential election. “As of today, I have not made up my mind whether to contest for the presidential election. The important thing is not about myself,” Mr Okowa said. Mr Okowa said it was more important to […]

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Fayose quits PDP zoning committee over presidential ambition

Former governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, has quit the zoning committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to pursue his presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 elections.  Mr Fayose, in a letter dated April 5, 2022, and addressed to the Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, who is the committee chairman, said it would be morally wrong for […]

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INEC warns political parties, primaries conducted outside section 84 to be cancelled

Nigerians may recall that on Saturday 26th February 2022, the Commission released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election.  The Timetable provides detailed activities, including the conduct of primaries, nomination of candidates by political parties and other activities leading to the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday 25th February 2023, […]

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More women leaders will reduce insecurity in Nigeria: Pauline Tallen

Women Affairs Minister Pauline Tallen says Nigeria’s unending insecurity can be blamed on the “sheer” neglect of women in leadership and policymaking positions. Mrs Tallen, who spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting on the network of policymakers to support reconciliation, peace and security on Tuesday in Abuja, said women possessed the necessary capabilities to end the […]

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Nigeria’s security architecture based on ethnic-religious affiliation: Moghalu

Presidential hopeful Kingsley Moghalu says he plans on reforming Nigeria’s security architecture, which he said is presently based on ethnic-religious affiliations. Nigeria’s security architecture is currently “based on ethnic-religious affiliation and regime security versus real national security,” Mr Moghalu said. Mr Moghalu said “Tucano jets alone won’t win the war against terrorism,” and vowed to […]

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PDP faction in Anambra suspends acting chairman Okey Asolo

A faction of the People’s Democratic Party in Anambra has suspended Okey Asolo, acting chairman of the party in the state. Mr Asolo was suspended by the PDP ward leadership in Ward 13 Onitsha North LGA which accused him of violation of party constitution and anti-party activities. Mr Asolo, who took over from Ndubuisi Nwobu, […]

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AGF Malami declares interest in Kebbi governorship race 

Justice Minister Abubakar Malami has declared interest in the Kebbi gubernatorial race. “If God in his mercies permits, and all goes well, I will as a politician contest the governorship of Kebbi state. I am seeking your support,” declared Mr Malami in vernacular. Mr Malami’s declaration was captured in a video posted by Arise TV […]

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Forty legislators withdraw support for Sri Lankan government

More than 40 members of parliament from Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition withdrew their support for the government on Tuesday, a day after mass protests prompted the entire cabinet to resign. The South Asian island nation was rocked again by protests for a third consecutive day over rising prices and shortages of food, fuel and gas. […]

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Oshiomhole declares interest in Edo North senatorial seat

Former Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared his intention to contest under the All Progressives Congress to represent Edo North Senatorial District in the 2023 election. He made the declaration at an enlarged APC meeting held in his country home, Iyamoh, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, on Monday. The former governor said […]

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Defend your votes against riggers, Oni tells supporters

Segun Oni, a former Governor of Ekiti and Social Democratic Party candidate in the June 18 governorship poll in the state, has advised his supporters to defend their votes against riggers. “We are sure of victory, but they are planning rigging and I know that Ekiti people will prevent their rigging because the power of […]

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Benue reschedules local government poll for April 30

The Benue State Independent Electoral Commission has rescheduled the state local councils poll from May 7 to April 30. The chairman of the commission, Tersoo Loko, said this during a press briefing on Monday in Makurdi. Mr Loko said that elections would be held in all the 23 local government councils on April 30. “The […]

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Atiku submits nomination forms to PDP

Former Vice President of Nigeria and a frontline contender for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has submitted his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms at the national secretariat of the party. He has also irrevocably committed himself to the enthronement of One People with One […]

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MKO wasn’t tortured, murdered for Hafsat to disgrace him for Yahaya Bello: Tundun Abiola

Broadcast journalist, Tundun Abiola, has berated her half-sister, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, for likening Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi to their late father and acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, M.K.O Abiola. Ms Abiola-Costello, director-general of the Yahaya Bello presidential campaign organisation appeared on Arise TV on Sunday where she disclosed that the similarities between her […]

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Obasanjo lied that Buhari overwhelmed by insecurity: Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday said the Muhammadu Buhari regime was not overwhelmed by insecurity. Mr Mohammed said this on the TVC programme, ‘This Morning’, while condoling with the families of the victims of the recent Abuja-Kaduna train attack by bandits. According to the minister, the Buhari regime was fast-tracking the […]

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Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says she will not seek second term

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that she will not be running for another term ahead of elections next month. “I will complete my five-year term as chief executive on June 30, and officially conclude my 42-year career in government,” Ms Lam said. On Monday, Ms Lam, whose term ends on June 30, […]

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Sri Lanka swears in four new ministers after mass resignations

Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Monday swore in four ministers into the new cabinet, hours after cabinet ministers tendered their resignations amidst a severe economic and political crisis in the nation. Officials from the president’s office said former Justice Minister, Ali Sabry, was sworn in as the new Finance Minister, while G.L. Peiris was […]

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