Politics

Osinbajo, Atiku at war over restructuring

The debate on restructuring Nigeria bounced back to the public arena yesterday as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar clashed over who between them was the true advocate of restructuring and had done more to advance it.
Osinbajo had, last week, incurred the wrath of Nigerians when he dismissed the restructuring debate as unnecessary and irrelevant in today’s Nigeria.

APC further disunited Nigerians – Ibeto

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Nigerian former Ambassador to South Africa and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Niger State, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Ibeto, has said that he would not return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) he left last month.
H e accused the ruling party of causing more division than uniting the various ethnic nationalities in Niger State and Nigeria.

Former Senate President, David Mark, joins presidential race

Former Senate President, David Mark has joined the 2019 presidential race.

The former Senate President picked the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.

APC has managed security better than PDP, says Akpabio

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been able to manage the security of the nation better than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This was the opinion of the former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, in an interview on Roadmap 2019, a special political programme which aired on Monday on Channels Television.

Buhari vetoes Electoral Act, cites errors

President Muhammadu Buhari has, for the third time this year, declined assent to the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018, citing some unaddressed drafting issues as his reasons for declining assent to the last version of the bill. Disclosing this yesterday while addressing journalists in Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, hinted that President Buhari declined his assent through a communication to the two chambers of the National Assembly on August 30.

2019: Crisis looms over electoral law, poll funding

There are indications that the 2019 general elections might face serious crisis if nothing is done urgently by the Presidency and the National Assembly to address the current constitutional and funding hiccups staring the exercise in the face.

Investigations carried out by New Telegraph revealed that, exactly 167 days to the conduct of the February 16, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), there are apparent constitutional and funding crises in waiting.

Breaking: Shekarau dumps PDP for APC

The former Kano state governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has dumped the PDP for the APC following the dissolutions of the Senator Eldoguwa led Kano PDP.

The former minister of Education said the decision became imperative over lack of internal democracy in the PDP and the outright disregard to constitutional provisions as well as rule of law governing the land.

PDP consoles victims of Delta church collapse

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has consoled the victims, particularly parishioners and family of the deceased in the tragic collapse of the building of St. Paul Catholic Church, Ugolo, Adagbrasa, in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

  In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP noted that it was traumatic that such disaster occurred at a worship place, when innocent and devout parishioners were at a morning mass, worshipping God.

Obi attends Odenigbo lecture in Owerri (Photo)

The former Gov. of Anambra State. Mr. Peter Obi (right), with the Vice Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Nwajiuba Chinedu (left), st the 2018 Odenigbo Lecture st Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri at the weekend.

Al-Makura, Adamu disagree over choice of guber candidate

The strained relationship between Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who would fly the All Progressives Congress (ACP) governorship ticket in the state worsened at the weekend, as the two politicians allegedly exchanged words, investigation had revealed. New Telegraph findings revealed that the relationship between the two powerbrokers, which was hitherto smooth, turned sour as they no longer see eye-to-eye over the disagreement between them on whose preferred candidate would fly the APC ticket in the September APC governorship primaries.

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