Politics

INEC worried over 175,678 uncollected PVCs in Enugu

By Mary Okoh

Enugu

Enugu State Resident Electoral Commisioner of the Independent National Electoral Commisioner, (INEC), Dr Emeka Ononamadu, has expressed concern over the 175,678 uncollected Permanent Voters Cards in the state less than two months to 2019 general election.

  Ononamadu stated this at INEC headquarters in Enugu on Friday  during the CSO and IPAC stakeholders meeting on the state preparedness, party primaries and display of PVR.

2019: INEC lacks capacity to conduct credible polls – Wike

By Valentine Amanze

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the capacity to conduct credible polls in 2019.

  The governor said Nigerians should not be deceived by the statements usually released by INEC because the commission works negate its mandate.

  He spoke at the  Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday when he granted audience to the  Senate  Committee on INEC.

Buhari will lose 2019 election, says Martin Onovo

2015 presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party (NCP), Engineer Martin Onovo, has predicted that the Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Mohammad Buhari, would lose the 2019 Presidential election woefully.

 Onovo said the reason: “All indicators of human and nation’s development, be it, economic, political, legal, social, etc. point to one fact, that Nigeria is out of track and Nigerians must act in the national interest to salvage the country by stopping APC leadership.”

Bayelsa airport project is a ruse, says APC

By Valentine Amanze

The Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the state airport project reportedly scheduled for inauguration as a cesspit of fraud.

  APC said that the project was a fraudulent scheme put up by Governor Seriake Dickson to facilitate the siphoning of state funds, according to a statement on Thursday in Yenagoa by the State Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo.

  The party advised Governor Dickson to be prepared to stand trial for this and other crimes against the people of Bayelsa State.

2019 Presidency: Igbo leaders endorse Atiku

Eminent Igbo leaders of all extraction yesterday in Enugu endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The Igbo leaders, who met at the Nike Lake Resort Hotel Enugu, endorsed the duo during their gathering aimed at charting a new course for Ndigbo ahead of 2019 and beyond.

Saraki mocks Oshiomhole over DSS probe

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has lashed out at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, saying the ruling party’s boss has lost the moral right to participate in politics, let alone be chairman of any party.  

APC members protest against Oshiomhole, petition ICPC

Anti-graft agency: We’ll investigate corruption allegations

The agitation for the removal of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, continued yesterday in Abuja.

Protesters, numbering hundreds, stormed the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) headquarters to petition and demand the immediate prosecution of the APC national chairman.

There is urgent need for devolution of power in Nigeria – Ebigwei

President Emeritus, Aka-Ikenga, Igbo intellectual Think-tank, Dr Sylvan Ebigwei, in this exclusive chat with The Niche speaks on critical national issues, including the fight against corruption, political cross-carpeting, state of the economy, and the security challenge among others.

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What do you make of the crisscrossing from one party to another by the Nigeria politicians?

APC condemns Bayelsa Assembly’s criticism on Police postings

By Valentine Amanze

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed as “deliberate and unnecessary insult” to the people a resolution by the State House of Assembly criticising the recent postings of Commissioners of Police to the state.

  The APC, via its Bayelsa State Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, on Wednesday in Yenagoa, stated that the resolution, which came a few days after Governor Seriake Dickson made a similar criticism, showed that the assembly had become a gathering of liveried footmen for Dickson, rather than servants of the people. 

Obi donates N1m to Anambra school

The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, presenting a cheque of 1 million Naira to Stella Maris Secondary School, Umueri for continued infrastructural development

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