Politics

Adamu Ciroma: Obaseki extols virtues, commiserates with Yobe govt, family

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extolled the virtues of the late Adamu Ciroma, whose passing away at an Abuja hospital, was announced on Thursday.

Aged 84, Ciroma was at various times former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), former Minister of Finance and Managing Editor of New Nigerian Newspaper.

  Obaseki lauded the late Ciroma for his contributions to Nigeria’s development and his selfless service to building a thriving nation.

INEC seeks support of Edo governor on voters' mobilisation, collection of 514,638 PVCs

The Edo State Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Alex Hart, on Thursday sought the support of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in mobilising Edo people and residents to participate in the programmes of the electoral body in the state.

  The new INEC commissioner in the state made the request during a courtesy visit to the governor in the Government House, Benin City.

Ekiti guber: PDP candidate condemns Fayemi over thugs attack on teachers

Campaign organization of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka, has condemned the attack on teachers in Emure Ekiti by the alleged All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.

  Spokesperson of the Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), Lere Olayinka, said that one of the attacked teachers,  Mr. Babalola Ayo, was attacked yesterday, and beaten to stupor by thugs imported to Emure Ekiti by the APC candidate,  Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

Ciroma’s death is a huge national loss, says PDP

.Gbenga Daniel mourns CBN’s ex-governor

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the death of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) former governor, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, was a huge loss to Nigeria.

  The party also pointed out that the late Ciroma was one of its founding fathers, a foremost democrat, nationalist, statesman, and former minister of Finance. 

PDP cautions APC over protests against N’Assembly members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its vested interests in government circles on the dangers of sponsoring protests against the members of the National Assembly.

  The party said that such was capable of destroying the bedrock of the nation’s democracy, pitching Nigerians against one another and driving the nation into anarchy.

  In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party pointed out that Nigerians were shocked over revelations in which cabinet

APC finally splits, Buhari’s ex-ally, Buba Galadima, heads faction, R-APC

Finally, the much expected split in the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have taken place with the emergence today of a faction of the ruling party, believed to be backed by senior government officials pushing to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

The new group said it is now the “Reformed APC”, and the “authentic” faction of the party.

It said at a press conference Wednesday that all members of the nPDP, and defunct CPC, ANPP and ACN, are members of the new bloc.

APC will explode very soon, says Shehu Sani

.Oshiomhole will not save party - APC senator insists

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has predicted the explosion of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sani, who spoke at the book presentation in honour of the former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, said the coming of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman was too late.

According to him, no matter how assertive Oshiomhole was, there were issues in the party he wouldn’t be able to solve.

Why Nigeria needs state, community police – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

During his appearance, the lawmaker explains why the Senate is planning to amend the Nigerian Constitution to allow for state and community police across the nation and the right approaches to tackle the security challenges in the country.

Excerpts.

We know where you stand on the issue of state police; can you give us a clearer sense of why your position is what it is?

nPDP may defect to PDP this week

Baring any change in plan, former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) may likely leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) before Thursday this week.

Leader of the group, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, had, in a statement on Sunday, said the group would announce its next political move before the end of this week.

But a PDP source disclosed that the party is expecting a declaration from the group before Thursday this week.

Nobody can save Obasanjo from prosecution –Sagay

The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said that no individual or group can give cover to former President Olusegun Obasanjo against the law if found culpable of corruption during his tenure as president.

Sagay, who spoke to New Telegraph, while reacting to the recent fence-mending visit by Obasanjo to the leadership of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in Lagos and Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the former president is running from pillar to post, seeking tribal shield against his past.

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