Politics

Rivers APC welcomes defection of Abe to party

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has welcomed the defection of Senator Magnus Abe from the Social Democratic Party, SDP, back to the party. Abe had defected to SDP to run for governorship in Rivers State in the 2023 general election, following a disagreement between him and the former Governor of Rivers State and former Minister of Transportation, ...

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Aiyedatiwa suspends 18 caretaker chairmen

The newly sworn-in caretaker chairmen of the 18 council areas and the newly created Local Council Development Areas, LCDAa, in Ondo State have been suspended by the state governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa. Their suspension was sequel to a court order. Recall that an Akure High Court, presided over by Justice Yemi Fasanmi, recently granted an interim injunction filed by the ...

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Bayelsa Poll: No apologies for supporting gov Diri- Jonathan

Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday said he owes no one apologies for endorsing and supporting the re-election of Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, in the November 11, 2023, off-cycle governorship poll in the state. He further explained that he publicly endorsed Diri’s candidature during the campaigns because of the visionary leadership he demonstrated in handling the affairs ...

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US 2024: Trump appeals Maine primary ballot ban

Former US president Donald Trump filed an appeal on Tuesday against a ruling by the top election official in Maine that would keep him off the presidential primary ballot in the northeastern state. Maine last week joined Colorado in barring Trump from appearing on the primary ballot because of his role in the January 6, 2021 assault on the US ...

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Oyetola laid booby traps for me- Adeleke

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has said that his predecessor in office laid booby traps for him, as he was expected to fail. He also said the state was now free from the political bondages it was submerged in by the previous All Progressives Congress, APC-led administrations. Governor Adeleke said this while speaking at the 2024 state inter-denominational prayer to ...

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I have what it takes be Nigeria’s President- Adeleke

The Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has expressed confidence that he is qualified to be the President of Nigeria. Adeleke stated this in an exclusive interview with Arise Television. The governor said he is working round the clock to make sure that Osun is seen as a great state. When asked about his future political ambitions and plans for ...

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Edo 2024: Obaseki not supporting me despite divine direction I received- Shuao

The deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu has said his decision to run for governorship was divine. Shaibu, however, said despite receiving divine signals to run for the election, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has his own plan. Speaking during an interview on a private broadcast television station in Lagos, Shaibu warned that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ...

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Tinubu’s Speech: PDP’s criticism shows it can’t be a credible opposition party- APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has charged Nigerians to remain steadfast with President Bola Tinubu as he strives to deliver on his promise of improving the living conditions of all citizens. Mr Felix Morka, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Morka was reacting to criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ...

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I didn’t accept Tinubu’s peace deal out of fear- Fubara claims

Amid the lingering face-off with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State has said his decision to embrace the peace deal brokered by President Bola Tinubu was not borne out of fear. Fubara said the decision was taken to ensure that peace reign in the state. He spoke at the maiden ...

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Rivers: Defecting lawmakers should resign- Lawyer

A legal luminary, Justice Osai Ahiakwo has called on the 26 legislators who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to equally resign as lawmakers. He said this in a statement issued in Calabar, capital of Cross River State. Few days ago, the factional speaker of the five-man assembly loyal to Governor Sim Fubara ...

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