Thursday November 14, 2019 1:29 PM

Politics

Bayelsa Poll: APC in trouble as court nullifies its governorship primaries (updated)

Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, hasnullified the governorship primaries that produced Chief David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the Nov. 16 poll in the state. Delivering judgment, Justice Jane Inyang, held that the primaries were conducted arbitrarily outside the rules of the party. The suit filed by Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, challenged conduct of ...

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Bayelsa, Kogi Polls: No voting without accreditation by card reader, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there will be no voting without voter’s card recognised by the Smart Card Reader in the Nov. 16 elections in Bayelsa and Kogi. Prof. James Apam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), told newsmen on the sideline of a one-day Training on Election Duties, organised by Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for its Staff ...

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Breaking: Court says APC has no candidate in Bayelsa governorship election

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for the Saturday governorship election in the state, The Nation reports. More to come.

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Why Sowore is still in DSS detention- Buhari’s aide

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has explained why activist Omoyele Sowore is still in detention of Department of State Services, DSS. Onochie charged Sowore’s sureties to go with necessary documentation to the secret police so the activist can be released. She made the remark while faulting the drama surrounding the continued detention of Swore. Onochie, ...

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Ekiti APC Chairman alleges assassination plot to his life

The crisis rocking Imesi-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State has reached nth degree on Wednesday, as the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Paul Omotosho, alleged threat to his life over the protracted obaship tussle. In a petition dated November 5, 2019 and addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, Omotosho alleged ...

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Hate Speech Bill: Buhari’s real motive is to victimize Nigerians, opposition, PDP cries out

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned and rejected the Hate Speech Prohibition Bill in the National Assembly, seeking stringent punishment including death by hanging as penalty. The party gave the rejection in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that in as much as the PDP did not condone ...

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Edo Fracas: APC NWC upholds suspension of state party Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the suspension of the suspension of the party’s chairman in Edo, Mr Anslem Ojezua, by 11 of 16 members of the State Working Committee (SWC). In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said that the party’s state working committee had ...

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Edo Crisis: Matter gets messier as APC faction suspends Gov Obaseki, others

A faction of Edo All Progressives Congress (APC announced suspension of Gov. Godwin Obaseki and members of his cabinet from the party. The party’s factional Chairman retired Col. David Imuse said this at a news conference with in Abuja on Wednesday. Imuse, who was former vice chairman of the party said that Obaseki intended to weaken and truncate the party’s ...

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APC Crisis: Summon NEC meeting now to address grey areas, APC Governors tell Oshiomhole

All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum has called on the party’s National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole to call for National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to resolve party’s challenges. In a statement signed by its Director-General, Mr Salihu Lukman in Abuja on Wednesday, the forum said that Oshiomhole should either respect the provision of party constitution and convene a meeting to deliberate ...

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Just in: Senate approves loan payment of N10bn to Kogi State

The Senate has approved the payment of a N10 billion loan to Kogi State, Channels reports. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Clifford Ordia, while presenting his report on the floor of the House on Wednesday said the Kogi State government carried out repairs on seven Federal Government roads in the state. Ordia, while reading the ...

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