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Gov Abiodun Wins Again, Labour Party Loses At Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Friday dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party against the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor of Ogun State. The Court described the Labour Party’s repeated challenge of the Ogun State Governor as lacking merit and outrightly frivolous. Court upheld the submission of Abiodun and All Progressives Congress (APC) counsel, Barrister Wale Abeeb Ajayi that the Governor was duly elected and calling for the invalidation of the poll that returned him could not stand legal requirements for nullification of elections. The LP…

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Lawan Leads Senate Officers On Sallah Homage To Buhari

R-L: Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda; Deputy Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Senator representing Katsina North, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita; Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi; President Muhammadu Buhari; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe; Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Ajayi Borrofice; Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u and Senator representing Katsina South, Senator Bello Mandiya, during the Sallah homage to the President by the Leadership of the Senate in Daura, Katsina State, on Friday, August 16, 2019 R-L: President Muhammadu Buhari; President of the Senate,…

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Senate President Lawan Tasks Muslims To Remain Steadfast, Patience

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. The Senate President, in a Sallah message released on Saturday by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, also congratulates all Muslims who have joined their brothers and sisters from across the world in participating in the rites of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. As they mark the very important pious occasion, Lawan reminds all Muslims to remember the purpose of the celebration, which is to commemorate the trials and…

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I’ll Be More Party Conscious In This Final Term, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday assured members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) that he would be more conscious of the interests of the party in taking key decisions. Receiving members of the NWC of the APC at the State House in Abuja, President Buhari pledged to uphold party supremacy and commended the National Chairman , Adams Oshiomhole, and other members for their sacrifices and overall success in the last general elections in the country. “It is obvious that the success of the party was more…

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A’Ibom Election Tribunal: 7 More Witnesses Affirm Gov Emmanuel’s Victory

…As Tribunal Adjourns To August 20 Seven more witnesses at the resumed hearing of the Akwa Ibom Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, over the weekend, confirmed that under a credible process, Governor Udom Emmanuel won overwhelmingly, the March 9, 2019 Governorship election conducted in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.   The witnesses who testified, Friday before the tribunal include, the collation agent of the PDP in Ibesikpo Asutan local government, Mr. Ubong Jonah, Unit agent of unit 7, Ward 7 in  Ukanafun, Ime Umana,…

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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Not Credible, Say Civil Society Groups

Nigeria’s 2019 general elections weren’t credible due to logistical failures by the electoral commission, interference by the military, widespread violence and voter suppression, the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of 70 civic groups that monitored the vote, said. President Muhammadu Buhari won a second four-year term in office while the ruling All Progressives Congress secured a comfortable majority in the National Assembly, defeating the main opposition People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the Feb. 23 vote, according to official results by the Independent National Electoral…

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Bayelsa Polls: Police Read Riot Act To Political Parties, Politicians

The Police in Bayelsa State have urged political parties in the state to abide by the electoral rules in the forthcoming local government and gubernatorial elections. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Uche Anozia, gave the advice on Friday, at a meeting with the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Yenagoa. The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) had fixed August 10 and November 16 for the council and governorship elections respectively. According to Anozia, when laws are obeyed, there will be peace, calm and tranquility in the society. The…

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Speaker Gbajabiamila Announces Chairmen Of House Standing Committees  

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has announced the Chairmen of Standing Committees of the house. Gbajabiamila made the announcement on Thursday at the end of plenary in Abuja. He said the Public Account Committee would be headed by Rep. Wole Oke, while Rep. Mouktar Aliyu will chair Committee on Appropriation and Committee on Army will be chaired by Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas. For Banking and Finance Committee, Gbajabiamila announced Rep. Victor Nwokolo as chairman while the Committee on Communication would be headed by Rep. Akin Adeyemi. Gbajabiamila said…

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Retreat: Dangote, Fayemi, Oshiomhole, Obaseki Seek Peace In Edo

L-R: Billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; and National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole;  during the Presidential Policy Retreat at the State House, Abuja…on  Wednesday. Retreat 02 L-R: Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; and National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole; during the Presidential Policy Retreat at the State House, Abuja…on  Wednesday.   Share on: WhatsApp

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Akpabio: I’ll Do My Best Anywhere Assigned As Minister

Senator Godswill Akpabio, one of the ministerial nominees says he will do his best in any portfolio assigned to him by President Muhammadu Buhari. Akpabio, the nominee from Akwa Ibom, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after his nomination was the Senate on Wednesday. The minister-designate expressed his readiness to work with the president in taking Nigeria to the next level in agriculture and industrialisation. The former Governor, Sen. George Akume and Rep. Emeka Nwajuiba, being members of the National Assembly at one time or the other, were excused…

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