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nPDP: We ‘re Not Leaving APC, Meets NWC 

Leader of the new Peoples’ Democratic Party (nPDP) which fused into the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Kawu Baraje, has said that the group will remain in the party. Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja after a closed door meeting with the APC National Working Committee (NWC), Baraje said the aprty has responded adequately to their request. It may be recalled that the Kawu Baraje-led nPDP recently submitted a four page grievances letter to the APC leadership. The group, in the letter, alleged that its members had been badly…

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Tinubu Congratulates New APC Exco In Lagos

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the newly-elected Lagos State executives of the party, urging them to further promote unity and inclusiveness in the party. Speaking on Saturday when he received the new executives who paid a courtesy visit on him at his Bourdilion, Ikoyi residence after their victory, Asiwaju Tinubu charged them to rededicate themselves to the party and work to take it to the new level, saying winning all political contests became a hallmark of the party in Lagos. He thanked…

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Violence, Confusion As APC States Hold Parallel Congress

It was confusion galore in almost all of state Congress of the All Progrssives Congress on Saturday which further indicate the division within the party at the state levels. The event was marred in virtually all the states including Lagos State where major crack in the party hierarchy was not noticed until another faction emerged at the Lagos Airport Hotel where it announced the result of its congress before the conclusion of another held at the party secretariat in Ikeja. In all the states emerged factions of the party thus…

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Army Denies Participating In Kaduna LG Elections, Blasts PDP

The attention of the 1 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a press release issued by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State Chapter. The statement alleged involvement of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army (NA), Major General M Mohammed in the recently concluded Local Councils elections in Kaduna State. It is observed with dismay that stalwarts of either political party faction or an opposition party are resorting to desperate blackmail and outright falsehood with intent to drag the military into party politics. Previously it was…

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FAYEMI MOURNS KOLE AJAYI, SAYS HIS DEATH SHOCKING

Minister of Mines and Steel Development and Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has mourned the death of prominent politician and former governorship aspirant in the state, Barrister Kole Ajayi, who died on Friday. Dr Fayemi described the death of Barrister Ajayi, regarded as one of his most ardent supporters, as shocking and devastating. The Minister in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr Yinka Oyebode, said Ekiti has lost an illustrious son, a very forthright, dynamic, articulate and colourful politician, who…

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Tension As Protests Rock Lagos Ahead Of APC Congress Saturday

Tension heightened in Lagos on Friday as chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were engulfed in last minute strategy for candidates ahead of the state congress of the party on Saturday. Security was heavy at the ACME Road, Ikeja secretariat of the party with armed security officials stationed around the secretariat, where the congress would be held. Just opposite the secretariat, some armed policemen were seen standing by an Armoured Personnel Carrier  stationed there. The others were in three patrol vans watching around the secretariat to prevent any threats…

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Court Adjourns Melaye’s Case Indefinitely On Health Condition

The trial of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the senate, Dino Daniel Melaye in the alleged false information dissemination brought against him by the Federal Government suffered a major setback in Abuja. An Abuja high court trying the senator in the alleged offense adjourned the trial sine die (indefinitely) following the confirmation by the National Hospital, Abuja, which the lawmaker was on admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Dino was billed to appear for trial yesterday but his lead counsel, Mr Rickey Tarfa (SAN),…

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APC CONGRESS: MINISTER DENIES LINK TO ARREST OF KWARA YOUTHS

The attention of the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has been drawn to the accusation by the Kwara South Youths Stakeholders that he orchestrated the recent arrest by the police of some youths in the Kwara South.   The Hon. Minister vehemently rejects this accusation. He has nothing to do with the arrest of the youths in Kwara South, and believes – contrary to the allegation by the stakeholders – that the arrest has nothing to do with the Ward Congress in his hometown of Oro….

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Edo Assembly Suspends Lawmaker Over Petition

Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended a member, Mr Godwin Adenomo (APC – Ovia South-West) for three months for refusal to defend his allegations against the house before a committee.   The suspension was sequel to the consideration of the report of Ad hoc Committee constituted by the house to investigate the allegations levelled against it by the lawmaker.   Adenomo had petitioned the house through his lawyer, Mr Kingsley Obamogie, alleging refusal by the Assembly to pay his entitlements as directed by the Supreme Court in its…

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