Friday , 18 October 2019


Amosun paid LGs N12m monthly for almost three years —Ogun Assembly

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday accused the immediate-past Governor of the State, Ibikunle Amosun, of “short-changing” local governments in the distribution of federal allocation during his administration. The Assembly, in its report of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said it had found that Amosun’s government paid only N12m to the local governments and ... Read More »

I wish PDP well, Melaye says as he turns down party appointment

Senator Dino Melaye has rejected his appointment as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan had, on Friday, told journalists that Melaye has been appointed the DG of Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. But Melaye, via his Twitter handle @dino-melaye; and his Facebook wall declared his rejection of the offer. He wrote: “Let me ... Read More »

Edo Assembly crisis: Obaseki hails Judiciary for upholding rule of law

…calls for peace, reconciliation The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has hailed the judiciary for upholding the rule of law over the Edo House of Assembly issue, noting that the state government received the ruling with humility and respect for the judicial arm of government. In a statement, the governor said, “We received the verdict of the Federal High ... Read More »

Kashamu faction quits PDP, joins APC in Ogun

No fewer than 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Ogun East Senatorial District, loyal to the Buruji Kashamu faction, on Friday, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) The defectors, who said that they took the decision in a show of solidarity with Gov. Dapo Abiodun, were received by Mr Tunji Egbetokun, the Senior Special Adviser ... Read More »

BREAKING: Musa Wada emerges PDP gov candidate in Kogi

Engr. Musa Wada has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer for the November 16 governorship election. Musa Wada, a younger brother of the immediate past Governor Idris Wada, who also contested for the ticket, scored 748 votes to clinch the party ticket. He was closely followed by Abubakar Mohammed Ibrahim, the son of a former governor, Ibrahim ... Read More »

I will appeal my sack by Tribunal, Melaye vows

Senator Dino Melaye ( Kogi West, PDP) has described the ruling of the kogi West Election Petition Tribunal, nullifying his victory in the March 22nd 2019 election, as a miscarriage of justice. Senator Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had approached the tribunal for the redress, saying that the collation of results from the poll was ... Read More »

BREAKING: Appeal Court orders Imo AA back to Tribunal

The Court of Appeal has ordered the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to reinstate the Action Alliance (AA) as the 2nd Petitioner in the petition brought by the AA governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu. The Presiding Judge, Justice Owoade JCA dismissed the objections of the respondents and allowed the Appeal filed by Nwosu against the ruling of the Tribunal that ... Read More »

Ex-governors in political wilderness after 2019 polls

So also is the nomination of candidates for ministerial slots in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. But it has been different strokes for different folks with respect to the political class. While many are savouring the joy of victory, others are writhing in the agony of defeat. The latter is particularly the case with former governors who either lost their re-election ... Read More »

PDP ticket: Dickson, Alaibe draw battle line

The cold war between the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson and a former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 16 election deepened on Wednesday. Dickson in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, accused the former NDDC boss of circulating video ... Read More »

UPDATE: Speaker Gbajabiamila names House Committees

…PDP gets 21 chairs, 30 Deputy Chairs Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila The Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has named House committees and their Chairmen. Contrary to alleged promise to give opposition 60 committee slots, the PDP got 21 chairs, 30 Deputy Chairs In all, 109 committees have been named. This ends a long wait ... Read More »

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