Politics

Breaking: PDP's guber candidate Eleka finally casts his vote after card reader glitch

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olusola Kolapo Eleka, has eventually cast his vote after few hours of card reader glitch.

The Independent Electoral Commission’s (INEC) card reader had initially failed to read Eleka’s Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

Meanwhile, Ekiti residents are trooping out in their large numbers to cast their vote for their preferred candidates in today’s make or mar governorship election

We will defect with Dogara, say Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro constituents

By Rita Michael
Bauchi

Imo 2019: Waiting for Frank Nneji

By Valentine Amanze

Since the creation of Imo State in 1976 poor leadership has been its bane; only the second republic, which began in 1979, was unique. Reason: The then governor, the late Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, made the difference with his people-orientated leadership.

His legacy in a four-year tenure, which was truncated by the military junta then led by General Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to be rivaled by subsequent administrations in the state.

Tension in Imo over deputy governor’s impeachment

Tension soared on Wednesday over the impeachment process against Imo State Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, as a committee set up by the State House of Assembly to investigate the allegations levelled against him summitted its report and was adopted by the House.

This was as protesters blocked the Imo House of Assembly complex, condemning the planned impeachment of the deputy governor.

In the same vein, police deployed to the assembly, also barred scores of journalists from covering the sitting.

In-Ad

How Fayose escaped assassination attempt, by Ekiti govt

By Valentine Amanze

Obi, Obasanjo, Lamido celebrate with Aninih's's wife

R-L: Alhaji Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa state; Iyom Josephine Anenih, former Minsiter of Women Affairs; President Olusegun Obsanjo, former President of Nigeria; Mr Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra state at the 70th birthday celebration of Iyom Anenih at the Women Development Centre, Abuja, yesterday.

UPP backs Buhari on executive order

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has said that the party was in full support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order No. 6 that gives the federal government power on the seizure of assets that are under investigation as well as assets that owners were not able to reasonably prove their sources of sincere acquisition.

UPP said the measure if implemented would fine-tune the effectiveness of the anti-corruption crusade, stressing that those who claimed that the Executive Order was for witch-hunting was wrong.

I am still chairman of Abia APC, says Nwankpa

The factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Hon Donatus Nwankpa, insisted that he was the only recognised leader of the party in the state despite the court order which upheld the Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe faction as the authentic APC party chapter in the state.
Nwankpa has also urged his supporters to disregard rumours that his faction had been sacked.
According to him, the rumour is the handiwork of Ndukwe and his sponsors to mislead the people of the state.

PDP demands Adeosun’s sack over NYSC certificate forgery

Following allegation of forgery of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate by Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, charged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack, arrest and arraign her.
In a statement issued in Abuja by Kola Ologbondiyan, its
National Publicity Secretary, the party urged the the President not to provide a cover for Adeosun “in the character of his Presidency whenever close allies or agents are found wanting on issues of corruption.”

No threats of n-PDP, R-APC in Niger, says APC chieftain

.Reveals how Ibeto lost ministerial slot

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman, in Niger State, Jibril Imam, has said that the party was united.

  He also said that the n-PDP and/or the Reformed-APC (R-APC) were no threat to APC in the state.

  His words: “There is nothing like the n-PDP in Niger state or anywhere in Nigeria. We also don’t have, what do you call it, R-APC or whatever you call it in Niger State, the APC is one and intact.”

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