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Civil Servants Can Join Political Parties, Says Ekweremadu


The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians, including civil servants, to register with the political parties of their choice to improve the quality of governance in the country. He also called for the use of electronic voting for party primaries to make them more transparent and credible. Ekweremadu made the calls at the inauguration of the ‘Responsive Political Party Programme ... Read More »

We’ll Resist Rigging In 2019, Says PDP National Chair


The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said on Wednesday that the party would resist rigging in the 2019 general elections. Secondus led other members of the National Working Committee and stakeholders of the party to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the grand rally of the sixth-year celebration of Governor Seriake Dickson government. During the rally, the PDP chair also ... Read More »

Massacre: Buhari Sends Defence Minister To Zamfara


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dispatched the Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.), to Zamfara State for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in Birane village, Zurmi Local Government Area of the state where some innocent persons were killed on Thursday.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists. Shehu said the minister was expected ... Read More »

APC And Tinubu’s Uphill Assignment


“My mission is to seek opinion and advice on the various conflicts we have in some states, and if there are national ones, to resolve them and to move the party forward in a cohesive manner” –Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,  The opening quote underlines the sense of duty with which the All Progressives Congress’ National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has embraced his recent appointment by President Muhammadu ... Read More »

We Won’t Pull Down Zuma’s Statue, Okorocha Vows


The Imo State Government has said the statue of the erstwhile South African President, Jacob Zuma, erected by his administration, will not be pulled down. Zuma’s statue is among the seven statues erected by the Okorocha government in Owerri. The government argued that the statue was erected when Zuma was the president of South Africa. A press release signed by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. ... Read More »

Don’t Sell Your Future, Faparusi Tells Voters


  Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A member of the seventh House of Representatives, Bamidele Faparusi, has appealed to the party’s delegates not to mortgage their future by selling their votes to the highest bidder. According to him, experiences have shown vividly that those monetising politics had never turned out to be benefactors to the electorate. Faparusi, an All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, ... Read More »

2019: I Have Not Made Up My Mind To Contest For Plateau Governorship Seat- Buhari’s Sports Minister, Dalung


Solomon Dalung, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, has reacted to report of him planning to contest against Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State in the next election. Dalung, who dismissed the report said the position of governors in Nigeria was not for the feeble-hearted crying to the State House despite being the security chiefs of their state. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Dalung said: “I ... Read More »

Drama As JAMB Uncovers Another Missing N26m


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has uncovered another fraud of N26 million allegedly perpetrated by its former Nasarawa State coordinator, simply identified as Tanko. The development came barely one week after the board uncovered a N36 million fraud allegedly perpetrated by its Benue State sales clerk, Philomena. Tanko was said to have embezzled the money he generated from the sale of the scratch cards hitherto ... Read More »

Join Retirees’ Club, Tinubu Tells Obasanjo, IBB


A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), to join what he called the retirees’ club and be collecting pensions. Tinubu spoke with State House correspondents shortly after he and a former interim chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, met President Muhammadu Buhari ... Read More »

No Section Will Impose Presidential Candidate On Us – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party has said that no section of the country will impose its 2019 presidential candidate on it. Rather, it said the task of picking who would fly the party’s flag would be the joint efforts of all delegates to the party’s convention where the candidate would be elected. The spokesperson for the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who spoke with our correspondent on ... Read More »

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