Politics

FG asks court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

The Federal Government has asked the court to revoke the bail granted leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The government cited disobedience of the bail conditions granted to Kanu as part of the reasons for its request. Details later…

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Buhari meets PDP, APC leaders, seeks vibrant, responsible opposition

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that democracy needs vibrant and responsible opposition to survive. At a meeting with the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, Buhari said that in a multi-party democracy, opposition does not mean hostility, enmity or antagonism. “Multi-party democracy is a very tried ...

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Yahya Bello replaces new Head of Service three days after appointment

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahya Bello has sacked newly appointed Head of Service, Mrs. Hasana Lawal barely 72 hours after her appointment. The decision is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Ayoade. Lawal was appointed as the substantive Head of Service on August 23 after she ...

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Arewa youth coalition finally withdraws quit notice to Igbos

The Coalition of Northern Youth Groups (CNYG) has finally withdrawn the quit notice given to Igbos in the north The groups had in June 6, 2017 issued quit notice to Igbos to vacate the region by October 1. The coalition said that the quit notice it issued was in response to the breakaway agitation by Igbos under the auspices of ...

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Sultan tells FG to criminalise hate speech, fake news

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has stated that the traditional institution was in support of the recent move by the Federal Government to criminalise hate speech and fake news. The Sultan, who stated this in Abuja at the Annual Lecture Series and 25th Anniversary of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), added that hate ...

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2019 poll: PDP in desperate bid to woo Ladoja, Akala others back

The national leadership of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its Interim National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has embarked on a spirited visit to Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to woo some former top members back to the party. Makarfi who personally led the delegation arrived Alakia Airport in Ibadan at about 12pm from where he went straight to the ...

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We have not zoned Anambra Governorship Ticket, says APC

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that it has not zoned the Anambra Governorship ticket to any part of the state as being speculated. Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, APC National Publicity Secretary, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja. ´´The attention of the NWC of the APC has been drawn ...

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Makarfi, PDP acting chairman escapes death in car crash

The Head of Interim Caretaker Committee of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has escape death when his vehicle was involved in a multiple car crash on Friday. A statement by the spokesman for the interim caretaker committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye released on Saturday said he sad development occurred when a vehicle conveying him was involved in ...

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2019: Scores storm Osoba’s residence over Yayi’s ambition

Over 5,000 women spread across the 20 Local Government Councils and 37 LCDAs of Ogun State have besieged the private residence of former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba in Ibara GRA, Abeokuta, calling for his support for the governorship ambition in Ogun State. The women led by the Coordinator of the group, former Chairman of Sagamu local government ...

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Osun-West election: Mudashiru accepts defeat, congratulates the winner

By Wasiu Popoola The election to the Osun West Senatorial seat was held last Saturday 8th of July, 2017 where the major contenders are candidates of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The candidate of PDP, Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke, was declared winner having scored the highest number of votes.

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