Politics

  • PDP Governors arrive Enugu for crucial meeting

    Ten out of the 13 governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have so far arrived the Enugu State Government House for the party’s Governors Forum meeting on Wednesday. The governors were Sheyin Makinde of Oyo, Umo Eno of Akwa-Ibom, Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau,…

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  • We’ll ensure quality legislations for tertiary institutions-Akpabio

    The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio has assured Nigerians of quality legislations that would boost tertiary institutions across the nation. He said this at a one-day public hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund held in Abuja on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hearing was on five bills including “the…

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  • Kogi LG election to hold Oct. 19 – KOSIEC

    The Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC) has announced Oct. 19 for the local government election to occupy chairmanship and councillorship seats in the state. Announcing the date at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja on Tuesday, the Chairman, KOSIEC, Mamman Nda-Eri, also released the timetable for the electoral process. Nda-Eri said the announcement was made in accordance with the provisions…

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  • Pro-Fubara lawmakers condemn move to shutdown Rivers expenditure

    The faction of the Rivers Assembly loyal to Gov. Siminalaye Fubara, has described the move to stop the governor from spending the state’s revenue as unfounded. The speaker of the faction, Mr Victor Oko-Jumbo, said at a sitting of the assembly in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that such move was illegal and unpopular. It would be recalled that the martins…

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  • Ondo guber: LP candidate promises N120,000 minimum wage

    Dr Ayodele Olorunfemi, the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the Nov. 16 election  in Ondo State, says he will implement N120,000 minimum wage for workers, if voted for. Olorunfemi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, said that well-paid workers tended to be more productive than poorly paid ones “As at 2023…

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  • Ondo guber:Why voters should choose Labour Party -Candidate

      Dr Ayodele Olorunfemi, the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the Nov. 16 governorship  election in Ondo State , says the party will transform the state , if voted into power. Olorunfemi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that the mission of the party was to end sufferings  in the state. He said:…

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  • Coalition dismisses resolution to shut down River expenditures

    The Coalition for National Vanguard for Rule of Law (NVRL) has dismissed the resolution of the Martin Amaewhule-led Rivers Assembly to shut down state expenditures. Mr Johnson Babatunde, the leader of the coalition in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, describing the move as illegal. NAN reports that the Amaewhule-led assembly shut down all expenditures of Gov. Siminalayi Fubara untill…

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  • PDP expresses willingness to participate in Kebbi LG polls

    The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), in Kebbi, has revealed that it would fully participate in the forthcoming Local Government elections scheduled for Aug. 31. The Spokesperson of the party in the state, Alhaji Sani Dododo, made this known in Birnin Kebbi after a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday. He said, “The decision to fully participate during the polls was reached after…

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  • Edo 2024: PRP governorship candidate outlines vision for development

    The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) Governorship candidate in the forth-coming governorship election in Edo, Patience Ofure-Key has promised to implement favourable policies that will reduce poverty if elected into office. Ofure-Key said this during her campaign tour to Ogua, Ofuwenegbe ward 5 in Ovia North East, Ukhiri Eresoyen ward 8, Ikpoba-Okha, and Ore-Oghene, ward 5, Oredo Local Government Areas of…

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  • Reps warn MDAs against violating Public Procurement Act

    The House of Representatives has warned Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) of government  against violation of the Public Procurement Act. Rep. Unyime Idem, Chairman, House of Reps Committee on Public Procurement gave the warning in Abuja on Monday at a public hearing on a Bill to amend the 2007 public procurement Act. The title of the bill is, “A bill…

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  • Delta LG Election: PDP wins all 25 chairmanship seats

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 25 local government chairmanship seats in the Delta Local Government election held across the state on Saturday. The party also clinched 499 of the 500 councillorship seats, losing one to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Oshimili North Local Government Area (LGA). Dr Jerry Agbaike, the Chief Electoral Officer and Chairman,…

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  • Lagos Assembly assures speedy passage of electricity bill

    The Lagos State House of Assembly has assured  residents  of speedy  passage of   Electricity Bill 2024, a bill which seeks to improve electricity supply  in the state. The Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Sabur Oluwa, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. NAN reports that the…

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  • Zamfara APC crisis: Jajiyya faction blames Danfulani over incompetency

    The Jajiyya faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara has attributed the disunity in the party in the state to lack of competent leadership under Tukur Danfulani. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that members of the Jajiyya APC movement in the state were loyalists of Rep. Aminu Jaji representating Kaura-Namoda/Birnin-Magaji Federal Constituency. The lingering crisis in…

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  • Arewa group rejects proposed protests, urges support for Tinubu, CDS

    The Arewa Concerned Citizens Forum (ACCF), has kicked against plans for nationwide protests by some persons in some parts of the country. The Kaduna-based group, in a press conference in Kaduna on Sunday, alleged that the proposed protests were being sponsored by “some individuals working against the incumbent government”. The press conference was addressed by Dr. Victor Bobai, its National…

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  • Most states not viable ,we don’t need more-Agbakoba

      A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) ,Dr Olisa Agbakoba,  has faulted the the agitation for state creation in the South-East by some House of Representatives members, describing the proposal as a misplaced priority. Agbakoba, a former President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)expressed the view  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. NAN reports …

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  • School building collapse disheartening – Obi

    Mr Peter Obi, Labour Party candidate in the 2023 presidential poll, has described as disheartening, the tragic incident of the collapse of a school building in Jos, the Plateau capital. Mr Yunusa Tanko, his spokesman, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, regretted the deaths and injuries from the unfortunate incident. “I am heart-broken by this incident; it is particularly…

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  • Anyim’s defection to APC excites Ganduje

    Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the defection of Sen Pius Anyim to the APC, as “a huge blessing”. Ganduje’s excitement was captured in a statement by Mr Edwin Olofu, his Chief Press Secretary. The statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, quoted Ganduje as saying that Anyim’s wealth of experience would be…

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