Politics

Behind the mandate: A journalist’s account

Book Review

Author: Felix Ikechi Uka

Pagination: 218 pages

Number of chapters: 14

Publishers: Meks Printing Conceptz Ltd, 8 Jemeni Street, Abakaliki

Book reviewer: Abia Onyike      

This book, Behind the Mandate: A Journalist’s Account, written by Felix Uka is a pointed, well-researched and easily readable work of arts and science. It is a significant historical narrative of the political tension which gripped Ebonyi State at a point in its regime transition from 2014-2015.

Defection of lawmakers will not affect APC in 2019 elections, says Buhari group

By Rita Michael
Bauchi
A political group, Buhari Youth Organization (BYO), Bauchi State chapter, has boasted that the mass defection of lawmakers to People's Democratic Party (PDP) will not affect the chances of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2019 general election.
The National Secretary of BYO, Muhammad Bello, stated this while addressing journalists at the NUJ Secretariat in Bauchi on Thursday.
He said that with the solid structure of APC in the country, President Buhari would come back to power in 2019.

APC gets new official imagemaker

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has appointed Yekini Nabena as Acting National Publicity Secretary, following the defection of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the former occupier of the office, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Nabena was Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party and has assumed office as approved by the party’s National Working Committee.

Mama Taraba Alhassan resigns from federal cabinet, to run for governor under APC

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan has resigned from the federal cabinet to contest the governorship election in Taraba State next year.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also accepted her resignation.

THEWILL gathered that Alhassan will contest the 2019 election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC even though she a few months back openly pledged her loyalty to her political godfather, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Breaking: Court orders arrest of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court.

Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time.

The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.

Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court.

Breaking: Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal defects from APC to PDP

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at a press conference in the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria.

Breaking: Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal defects from APC to PDP

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at a press conference in the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria.

Breaking: Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa, Ibeto, dumps APC for PDP

Nigeria’s serving ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, has reportedly announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under which he secured the appointment from President Muhammadu Buhari.

  Ibeto was a former deputy governor of Niger State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

   As deputy governor for eight years, Ibeto worked with Muazu Babangida Aliyu.

Breaking: Court stops swearing-in of new Imo deputy governor

High Court in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, stopped the swearing-in of Mr Calistus Ekenze as the new Deputy Governor of the state.
The court ruling came just as Ekenze, who is from Ubomiri in Mbaitolu Local Government Area, was about to be sworn in.
The Attorney-General of the state, Miletus Nlemadim, informed those gathered at the Sam Mbakwe expanded Exco Chambers of the Government House in Owerri, the state capital, for the ceremony about the ruling which halted the process.

Breaking: Imo Assembly impeaches deputy governor

The Imo State House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Governor, Mr Eze Madumere.

He was impeached on Monday by 19 out of the 27 member-assembly.

The Speaker of the House, Acho Ihim, said the impeachment followed the outcome of a report of a 7-man panel which was constituted by the Chief Judge of the state to investigate allegations of gross misconduct and abandonment of office by the Deputy Governor.

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