Ekiti: Coalition protests alleged election rigging at US embassy

Ekiti: Coalition protests alleged election rigging at US embassy A coalition of civil society groups on Monday protested the alleged rigging of Ekiti governorship election at the United States Embassy in Abuja. Numbering over 20 youths, the group walked to the barricade at the embassy where they were stopped by armed police officers guarding the mission. The group carried huge...... more

2019 polls to cost N242bn, Buhari tells National Assembly

2019 polls to cost N242bn, Buhari tells National Assembly President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a supplementary budget to the National Assembly in which he sought the approval of N164bn out of the N242bn budgeted for the 2019 general elections. Buhari said the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies would need N242bn for the elections, asking the legislature to provide...... more

2019: I won’t just be President but a warrior in fight against poverty, injustices – Dankwambo

2019: I won’t just be President but a warrior in fight against poverty, injustices – Dankwambo A frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, said at the weekend that, if elected president in 2019, he would declare war on poverty and injustices in the country. The Gombe State governor also said with the consultations going on on his behalf...... more

I won’t go to jail because I have integrity, Buhari boasts

I won’t go to jail because I have integrity, Buhari boasts President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki on Sunday congratulated the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi on his victory in the just concluded Ekiti gubernatorial election. Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that Fayemi should use his second-coming to continue the...... more

PDP rejects Ekiti election, says it’s daylight robbery

PDP rejects Ekiti election, says it’s daylight robbery The National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. It described the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission as a daylight robbery. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition PDP said: “The process, characterized by open alteration of...... more

INEC declares Kayode Fayemi winner of Ekiti Governorship Election

INEC declares Kayode Fayemi winner of Ekiti Governorship Election Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress has been declared winner of the governorship election in Ekiti State. Fayemi defeated the Eleka Olusola, current Deputy Governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kolapo Olusola, and over 30 others in a keenly contested election. He was victorious...... more

Why we’re meeting Obasanjo today — PDP

Why we’re meeting Obasanjo today — PDP Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)  led by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, will meet with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta today. The PDP team which included the PDP Board of Trustee Chairman, Senator Walid Jubrin, Chief Bode George, former...... more

Ekiti governorship election: 34 candidates jostle for 667,270 votes

Ekiti governorship election: 34 candidates jostle for 667,270 votes Thirty-four candidates from various political parties will on Saturday (today) contest for the Ekiti State governorship election. There had been tension and apprehension during the electioneering, especially with the deployment of more than 30,000 security men by the police and other security agencies in the state for the poll. According to...... more

2019: R-APC sues Oshiomhole, APC

2019: R-APC sues Oshiomhole, APC The political differences between the Reformed All Progressives Congress (r-APC) and the APC took a different dimension on Thursday as the Alhaji Buba Galadima-led R-APC filed a suit seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining Mr Adams Oshiomhole and 53 others from parading themselves as or claiming to be officers of...... more

Ekiti incident, coup against democracy -- Secondus

Ekiti incident, coup against democracy -- Secondus *Ex-President Jonathan cautions security agents The national leadership of the PDP has alleged that there is a plan to assassinate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. It said that if the killing had happened,  the Federal Government and the security agencies would have blamed it on what it referred to as...... more

Fayose weeps, claims he was beaten by policemen

 Fayose weeps, claims he was beaten by policemen There was drama in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday as Governor Ayo Fayose said he was brutalised by policemen who allegedly stormed the main entrance to the Ekiti State Government House to stop a rally by the Peoples Democratic Party. Residents said there were gunshots at the main entrance to the Government...... more

No gang-up can make us waiver –APC

No gang-up can make us waiver –APC The Adams Oshiomhole-led All Progressives Congress has said no gang-up can make the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration deviate from its commitment to rid Nigeria of corruption and improve the quality of lives. The APC said this in its first official reaction to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the...... more

Buhari’s government most corrupt, incompetent – Atiku

Buhari’s government most corrupt, incompetent – Atiku A former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alahaji Atiku Abubakar has stated that the All Progressive Congress, APC, led federal government is the most corrupt and incompetent government since 1999. Atiku made this known while addressing a mammoth supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during his one-day...... more

We’re ready for arrest, detention and death – Secondus

We’re ready for arrest, detention and death – Secondus The National Chairman of the PDP,  said members of the opposition were ready to be arrested, intimidated and even killed as the 2019 presidential election approached. He said this when the thirty-nine political parties met in Abuja on Monday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to field a single presidential candidate in...... more

2019: PDP, ADC, R-APC, 36 Other Parties sign Grand Alliance MOU to oust APC

2019: PDP, ADC, R-APC, 36 Other Parties sign Grand Alliance MOU to oust APC THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) and 36 other political parties Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a grand alliance to form a government of national unity in 2019. The sole agenda, according to the MOU, is to produce a...... more

If I tell National Assembly to impeach Buhari, they will – R-APC’s Galadima blows hot

If I tell National Assembly to impeach Buhari, they will – R-APC’s Galadima blows hot Buba Galadima, national chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), splinter group of the ruling party, says his group has majority in the national assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. According to THISDAY, Galadima said this in response to Adams Oshiomhole’s, national chairman of the APC, description of R-APC members...... more

APC finally breaks as nPDP, others form faction, R-APC

APC finally breaks as nPDP, others form faction, R-APC *Buhari has demonstrated incompetence, nepotism, says R-APC Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, including members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party, have announced the formation of the Reformed All Progressives Congress. The National Chairman of the group, Alhaji Buba Galadima, announced the new party executive at a press conference...... more

Saraki’s Chief of Staff dumps APC

Saraki’s Chief of Staff dumps APC …Senate President not involved, says aide Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmad, on Monday dumped All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that, the party should not be trusted to rule beyond 2019. Baba-Ahmed who is also a one-time INEC Secretary however clarified that his decision to dump APC has...... more

Ekiti guber: Fayemi has hired INEC officials to manipulate July poll – Fayose

Ekiti guber: Fayemi has hired INEC officials to manipulate July poll – Fayose Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has again raised the alarm that the flag bearer of All Progressive Congress (APC), John Kayode Fayemi has hired four top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the headquarters in Abuja, to manipulate the July 14 poll to favour the APC. He...... more

I’m not Atiku’s running mate – Peter Obi

I’m not Atiku’s running mate – Peter Obi A former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has described the story doing the rounds that he has been picked as the running mate of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election as speculation. Atiku, a former Vice-President, is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic...... more

PDP reveals how INEC plots to rig Ekiti Guber Election, Names INEC Commissioner, 2 Directors involved

PDP reveals how INEC plots to rig Ekiti Guber Election, Names INEC Commissioner, 2 Directors involved THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised the alarm over alleged plots by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, National Commissioner in charge of Operations, Amina Zakari  and two directors of the commission to manipulate the system and rig the July 14, Ekiti governorship election in favour of the All Progressives Congress,...... more

APC announces Results of National Convention

APC announces Results of National Convention The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday announced some of the results of its elective National Convention ongoing at the Eagles Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital. After a long process, Chairman of the National Convention Committee, Governor Abubakar Mohammed (Jigawa State), revealed the names of candidates that have won their...... more

Adams Oshiomhole is APC New National Chairman

Adams Oshiomhole is APC New National Chairman Buhari: party’s success responsible for its crisis Oyegun in emotional farewell speech, says ruling party now strong, vibrant Three wounded in fracas among Delta delegates Conflicting Unity lists fly around nPDP vows to continue agitation after convention PDP mocks APC, calls convention a charade The All Progressives Congress National Convention in...... more

Buhari rules out further meeting with nPDP

Buhari rules out further meeting with nPDP President Muhammadu Buhari has declared never to discuss with aggrieved members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) that joined forces to form the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  A top government functionary that pleaded for anonymity confirmed to journalists last night that the president, while calling the bluff of...... more

Makarfi declares presidential bid, battles Atiku for PDP ticket

Makarfi declares presidential bid, battles Atiku for PDP ticket A former Governor of Kaduna State and immediate past Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator  Ahmed Makarfi,  has joined the race to contest the nation’s presidency in 2019. The two-term-senator said at a press briefing in Kaduna on Sunday that after wide consultations with party men and women...... more

Rivers LG poll: PDP clears 23 council seats

Rivers LG poll: PDP clears 23 council seats People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared  the 23 chairmanship positions contested on Saturday in the the local government area election conducted by the state Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC).   RSIEC Chairman, Justice Chukwunenye Uriri (retd), declared the results yesterday, at about 8:00pm and declared that the exercise was free and fair.He...... more

2019: PDP denies demanding N12m from presidential aspirants

2019: PDP denies demanding N12m from presidential aspirants The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its guidelines for 2019 presidential primary election was not yet ready. The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu, on Sunday in Abuja. Akobundu said that the clarification became necessary following a publication by a national...... more

2019: INEC registering foreigners to vote next year – Southern, Middle Belt leaders

2019: INEC registering foreigners to vote next year – Southern, Middle Belt leaders The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum  has raised the alarm that  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has  embarked on the registration of foreigners,  especially from Niger Republic,  to pave the way for electoral malpractices in 2019. The forum, which stated this in a communiqué made available to journalists on Sunday,...... more

2019: Southern, M’Belt leaders demand INEC chairman’s removal

2019: Southern, M’Belt leaders demand INEC chairman’s removal …knock FG for shielding killer herdsmen The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has expressed fear that the Independent National Electoral Commission may not deliver free and fair elections in 2019. It noted that “the bug of nepotism and sectionalism that this administration is renowned for has also eaten up the...... more

APC is sick- Dino Melaye

APC is sick- Dino Melaye The Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is sick. Melaye stated this while speaking on Channels TV programme on Friday. The lawmaker, who is a member of the APC, said the party is “suffering from what I call a dreadful...... more

 

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