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2023: Ngige Hints On Contesting For President

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said he reserves the right to contest for Senate or presidency in 2023. Ngige made the remark while dismissing reports that he was interested in contesting for the Anambra governorship election billed for next year. He spoke in his hometown of Alor, Idemili South Local Government...

INEC’s stance heightens intra-party issues in Ondo, Edo states

No matter how bad or worse the COVID-19 pandemic may get in the coming days, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said nothing would make it alter the September 19 and October 10, 2020 dates for the gubernatorial polls scheduled for Edo and Ondo States. INEC said it is committed to conducting the forthcoming...

Ekiti Obaship Row: Panic As Armed Security Men, LG Officials Invade Oba’s Palace

Panic Thursday enveloped the Orin Ekiti community in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, as armed security men allegedly aided by politicians broke into the palace and began the selection process for the installation of a new Olorin. An eyewitness revealed that the heavily armed policemen and soldiers conveyed in five Hilux vans, guarded...

INEC Approves New Policy For Edo, Ondo Guber Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has approved a new policy framework for Conducting Elections in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic. The commission, in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner in Abuja on Thursday, said the policy document would be released on May 25. Okoye said that the provisions given...

Drama as Bulama emerges acting APC scribe

There was a mild drama yesterday as Waziri Bulama was sworn in as Acting National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Bulama, who hails from Borno State, replaced Mai Mala Buni, who was elected governor of Yobe State on the APC platform in last year’s polls. However, APC’s National Vice Chairman (North East), Mustapha...

APC Releases Ondo Gov Primaries Schedule Today

All Progressives Congress (APC) would today release the timetable for the party’s primaries for Ondo State governorship election. APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, told newsmen yesterday that the party would release the timetable today. Issa-Onilu, however, said the party had not decided on the mode of primary to be used to select the party’s...

Gov Polls: INEC Directs Edo, Ondo Offices to Reopen

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed its offices in Ondo and Edo States to reopen immediately to prepare for the impending governorship elections in the two states. The directive was contained in the guidelines it issued yesterday for the reopening of its offices nationwide, saying the working hours will now be from 8...

Lagos PDP crisis looms, as Adewale writes Secondus again over illegal imposition

Chieftain and former Senatorial candidate for Lagos West in 2015 election, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Segun Adewale has raised alarm over plot to impose new party officials without any election. Adewale, has written to the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, warning that, the party leaders must immediately wade in...

Supreme Court affirms Ifeanyi Uba’s election

The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the election of Sen. Ifeanyi Uba of Young Progressives Party (YPP) as duly elected to represent Anambra South Senatorial district at the National Assembly. The apex court in a unanimous decision dismissed the appeals brought by Chief Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor, challenging the election of Ifeanyi Ubah. Justice...

BREAKING: Appeal Court affirms Diri as Bayelsa governor, dismisses Alaibe’s suit

The court of appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo state on Tuesday dismissed an appeal filed by Ndutimi Alaibe which challenged the emergence of Douye Diri as the winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primary election in Bayelsa. Alaibe, who was also a governorship aspirant of the PDP for the 2019 election, had instituted a...

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