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  • Cross carpeting destroying role of opposition – CSO

    Cross carpeting destroying role of opposition – CSO

    A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Peers Advocacy and Advancement Centre (PAACA), has called for an end to carpet crossing by politicians in the country in order not to destroy the role of opposition in democratic governance. The Executive Director of PAACA, Mr. Ezenwa Nwagwu, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in…

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  • APC Primary: Voters disperse as violence breaks out at voting centre in Okitipupa

    APC Primary: Voters disperse as violence breaks out at voting centre in Okitipupa

    On Saturday, violence broke out in Ward 1 at Stella Maris College, Okitipupa, between rival supporters of two aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting to be the party’s candidate for the Nov. 16 Ondo State Governorship election. Accredited members of the party who had turned out early in their large numbers to elect the party’s candidate for the…

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  • Ondo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

    Ondo APC Primary: 171,922 accredited members to vote, says committee

    The committee to supervise the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Ondo State said on Friday that a total of 171,922 accredited members would vote on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the primary is scheduled to be held in 203 wards in 18 local government areas, with 16 aspirants, including the governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa,…

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  • Ganduje’s Suspension: Conflicting court orders and imperatives for peace in Kano

    Ganduje’s Suspension: Conflicting court orders and imperatives for peace in Kano

    This is one week that politicians and observers of political developments in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria, will not forget in a hurry. Political and judicial goings-on have led to palpable confusion and apprehension in Kano’s political landscape, following conflicting court orders by a Kano High Court and a Federal High Court. Both sit in the commercial…

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  • Edo PDP governorship candidate promises inclusiveness in governance

    Edo PDP governorship candidate promises inclusiveness in governance

    Dr. Asue Ighodalo, the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, has promised to run an all-inclusive government if given the mandate in the Sept. 21 poll. Ighodalo stated this at an interactive session with representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) at the Protea Hotel, Benin. “My resolve is to run an all-inclusive government that will enable citizens of Edo…

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  • APC Primary: Aiyedatiwa rounds off local governments’ tour

    APC Primary: Aiyedatiwa rounds off local governments’ tour

    Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State on Thursday concluded a seven-day campaign tour of the 18 local government areas of the state ahead of Saturday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 16 aspirants, including Aiyedatiwa, are vying for the APC governorship ticket on April 20. Aiyedatiwa, during the campaign tour…

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  • Kano High Court affirms Ganduje’s suspension

    Kano High Court affirms Ganduje’s suspension

    A Kano State High Court has restrained the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, from parading himself as a member of the party. Justice Usman Malam Na’abba made the order on Wednesday, following an ex parte motion filed by Dr. Ibrahim Sa’ad on behalf of two APC executive members of Ganduje ward, Dawakin-Tofa Local…

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  • Ganduje’s Suspension: Conflicting court orders and imperatives for peace in Kano

    Suspension of APC National Chairman illegal, null and void – SWC

    The State Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano has described the purported suspension of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the party, as illegal, null, and void. The Ganduje Ward of APC in Dawakin-Tofa Local Government of Kano State suspended Ganduje on Monday, citing corruption and other vices. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

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  • Northern group chides NEF over anti-Tinubu comments

    Northern group chides NEF over anti-Tinubu comments

    A group, the Arewa Progressive Forum (APFO), has disassociated itself from the recent views of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) against President Bola Tinubu’s presidential approach to security in the region. The Northern Elders had claimed to have regretted their decision to vote for Tinubu in the 2023 elections, with a threat that the North had learned its lesson over…

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  • Fubara undisputed political, PDP leader in Rivers, says Sekibo

    Fubara undisputed political, PDP leader in Rivers, says Sekibo

    Former Minister of Transportation, Chief Abiye Sekibo, says that Gov. Siminalayi Fubara is the undisputed political head and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers. Sekibo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday during a Thanksgiving service in Ibaka Town, Okirika, Rivers, commemorating Fubara’s election and Supreme Court victory. He said that the former governor, Peter…

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  • APC primary: Aiyedatiwa solicits members’ votes ahead of election

    APC primary: Aiyedatiwa solicits members’ votes ahead of election

    Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has solicited the votes of party members ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state on April 20 The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aiyedatiwa is seeking to become the APC candidate out of the 16 aspirants jostling to be the party’s flag bearer in the Nov. 16…

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  • Nigerian scholar wins U.S. prestigious award

    Nigerian scholar wins U.S. prestigious award

    A Nigerian scholar, Prof. Wale Adebanwi, has bagged the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, which is awarded on the basis of prior career achievement and exceptional promise. Adebanwi, who is the Presidential Penn Compact Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S., is among the 188 winners of the 2024 awards. The…

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  • PDP chieftain urges intensified efforts against insecurity, economic challenges

    PDP chieftain urges intensified efforts against insecurity, economic challenges

    A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, has advised the federal and state governments to intensify efforts to address the insecurity and economic challenges in the country. Ogidi, the former PDP National Vice Chairman (South), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Ogidi said the prevailing level of…

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  • Orji Kalu mourns Ogbonnaya Onu, says he was consummate politician, selfless philanthropist

    Orji Kalu mourns Ogbonnaya Onu, says he was consummate politician, selfless philanthropist

    A former Abia governor, Sen. Orji Kalu, has expressed sadness over the passing of the first civilian governor of the state, Dr. Ogbannaya Onu. Kalu, in a condolence message issued by his media office in Abakaliki, described Onu, a frontline politician, author, engineer, and former Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, as a nationalist with passion for the unity and…

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  • Lawmaker secures release of 4 persons involved in illegal arms manufacturing in Delta

    Lawmaker secures release of 4 persons involved in illegal arms manufacturing in Delta

    Sen. Ned Nwoko (PDP-Delta) disclosed on Wednesday that he had secured the release of four family members involved in manufacturing arms at the Onicha-Olona Illegal Arms Factory in Delta. Nwoko, representing Delta North Senatorial District, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said that the release of the four persons was through…

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  • PDP tasks leaders on selfless service

    PDP tasks leaders on selfless service

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday called on Nigeria’s leaders at all levels to prioritise the wellbeing of citizens, especially at this critical time in the nation’s life. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja, the party also urged the leaders to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration for soul-searching that…

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  • APC Primary: Interior Minister denies announcing Aiyedatiwa as Tinubu’s preferred candidate

    APC Primary: Interior Minister denies announcing Aiyedatiwa as Tinubu’s preferred candidate

    The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has disassociated himself from a report that President Bola Tinubu has picked Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State as his preferred candidate for the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state. A statement issued by Mr. Babatunde Alao, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Minister, on Wednesday in Abuja also…

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