POLITICS

APC, PDP Hopeful in Elections, Trade Blames

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have both expressed the hope they would win the March 23 supplementary elections in six states as they continue to trade blames. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed supplementary elections in Rivers, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau and Benue, an exercise described by APC as illegal. Malam Lanre ...

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Gbenga Daniel May Lead Supporters to APC

Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel may have agreed to lead his supporters to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), according to multiple reports on a meeting he held in Sagamu on Sunday. In a letter dated March 14 and addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Daniel resigned from the party and also quit “partisan politics.” ...

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I’m Not Quitting PDP, Politics – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he has no reason to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or retire from politics for now. He made the statement on Sunday, through his Media Adviser, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, in reaction to a report by an online publication which claimed that the ex-president had resigned from PDP and quit politics. Eze’s statement described ...

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Tribunal grants Buhari, APC Access to Inspect Election Materials

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has granted access to President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, to inspect the materials used for the conduct presidential election. In ex parte application for the order of inspection, President Muhammad Buhari and the All Progressives Congress had requested access to the materials to enable them to defend in any petition filed by ...

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Fayemi Moves to Resolve Power Supply Issue in Ekiti

…As Consumers Insist on Prepaid Meters Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Thursday inaugurated the State Electricity Regulatory Act 2015, with an assurance that the incessant conflict between the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and electricity consumers in the State will soon be resolved. Inaugurating the Act which was originally signed into law by former Governor Ayo Fayose in ...

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Nigerian Election : New Date fixed for Re-run in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, Others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct supplementary election in on 23 March in Sokoto, Kano, Adamawa, and three other states where the March 9 elections are deadlocked. The other states are Benue, Plateau and Bauchi. Festus Okoye, head of the commission’s information and voter education committee, announced INEC’s decision on Tuesday in a statement. “The Commission met today, ...

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Fayemi Names Advisers, Chairman Board Of Internal Revenue, Others

In a bid to further position the administration for effective service delivery, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr KayodeFayemi has approved the following appointments: AlhajiAfolabiOgunlayi – Senior Adviser, Economic Matters and Chair, Economic Development Council. Barrister Paul Omotoso – Senior Adviser, Political Matters. Hon MakindeAraoye – Special Adviser, Federal Matters. Mrs Sola Salako-Ajulo – Special Adviser, Communications and Strategy. Mr ...

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Abducted INEC’s Ad Hoc Staff Released

The three ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that were abducted in Katsina by gunmen have regained freedom. The members of NYSC were abducted during Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in Kaduna state. The Katsina State Police Command confirmed the release of the INEC officials. The gunmen killed one policeman in Danmusa Local Government Area ...

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