DSS arrests el-Rufai’s political ally, A’isha Galadima

El Rufai’s political ally

One of the most prominent political allies of the former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufa’i, A’isha Galadima, has been arrested in Kaduna. The arrest, according to a source, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticising Governor Uba Sani. The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, (DSS), from her residence yesterday. The development was confirmed via a telephone conversation, by one of her brothers, who said: “A’isha has just been arrested by the DSS at her Tudun-Wada residence in…

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US Dollar Bribes: Tension high in Kano over planned arraignment of Ganduje, others

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Kano State’s political temperature seems to be rising to a disturbing point since the weekend as a result of apprehension among residents over the planned arraignment of the immediate-past governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, some of his family members, former aides and firms, before the State High Court over allegations of corruption. The State capital city is apparently polarised along two political divides following the formal summon extended to the former two-time governor, his wife and six others by a Kano State High Court last Tuesday over allegations…

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2027: Akpabio kick-starts Tinubu’s 2nd-term bid

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio has begun drumming support for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s re-election barely months into the President’s first term. Addressing a gathering of State governors and federal lawmakers that paid Sallah homage to Tinubu at his residence in Lagos on Friday, Akpabio expressed confidence in the President’s leadership, going as far as praying for Tinubu’s victory in the 2027 general elections. “As you coast home to victory for a second term, may all the governors seated here also coast home to a second-term victory in their States”, Akpabio…

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PDP NEC meeting: Tension, as Atiku, NASS members, Govs., Wike renew battle for party’s soul

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Indications have emerged to suggest that the next few days are expected to be turbulent times for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), as major gladiators within the it are jostling for the soul of the former ruling party. Findings have revealed that the leadership as well as the ranks of the Party is sharply divided into two broad camps ahead of the scheduled meetings of the major organs with regards to the fate of the Acting National Chairman, Amb. Umar Illya Damagum, to continue in office. Recall that…

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Ganduje’s Probe: “I’m not witch-hunting anyone” – Gov. Yusuf

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Gov. Abba Yusuf, of Kano State, has clarified that the two Commissions of Inquiry established by his administration were not intended to target opposition members in the state. Responding to allegations from his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Yusuf stated that the probes aimed to promote transparency and accountability and address political violence in Kano. During a visit from the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, Yusuf emphasised the importance of ending political violence that has resulted in loss of lives and property. He assured that perpetrators would face consequences regardless of…

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“North, South-West will continue to control political power in Nigeria” – Omokri

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Popular socio-political analyst,  Reno Omokri, has claimed that the North and South will continue to control political power in Nigeria. Posting on X, the former presidential aide said both regions will continue to yield political power over Nigeria due to their unity and humility. Omokri said other regions will assume control of political power in Nigeria when they learn humility and unity from the North and western parts of the country. According to him: “Sadly, as long as Nigeria remains one united country, Northern Nigeria and the Southwest of Nigeria…

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Rivers: Fubara sets up committee to recover all State  properties ‘falsely’ grabbed by former Gov. Wike

Fubara Wike

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has set up a committee to recover all State  properties allegedly grabbed  falsely by the former State governor, Nyesom Wike. Some of the properties identified for immediate recovery are: The old NDDC building on Aba road; The mall on GRA junction (under demolition); West African Glass Industry; Rivers State University Hostel K Campus; Rivers State High Rise aka PHC Towers; Nigeria Engineering Works, a.k.a NEW. Others are: ⁠Civil servants Lodge building @ Old GRA; Shoprite complex; The Hypercity land by NLNG roundabout (Estern Bypass) ,…

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Northern caucus demand zoning of LP chairmanship to region

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The Forum of Northern Labour Party (LP) Chairmen and Secretaries has urged the party’s hierarchy to let the north produce next chairman of the party. Convener of the Forum,  Hussaini Saraki, made the demand while speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, in Bauchi. Saraki, who asserted that the LP is united and has no faction, said the leadership of the party should be zoned to the North because the presidential candidate is from the South. Recall that on March 27, the LP conducted a controversial national convention in Anambra…

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NLC sacks Abure-led Labour Party leadership

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has voided the return of the National Chairman of Labour Party, Julius Abure, and his National Working Committee at a national convention recently held in Nnewi, Anambra State. In a communiqué issued at the end of the NLC Political Commission Stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja, the Congress passed a vote of ‘no confidence’ on the purported convention and the leadership that emerged from it. The communiqué, made available to newsmen in Abuja, was signed by the Chairman, NLC Political Commission, Prof. Theophilus Ndubuaku; former NLC President,…

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60 Rep. members demand immediate resignation of PDP chair, Damagun

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…Accuse him of anti-party activities Sixty People Demicratic Party, (PDP) federal lawmakers, under the aegis of opposition lawmaker’s coalition, are demanding resignation of the Acting Chairman of Party, Umar Damagun, to pave way for North-Central person to emerge as acting chairman, pending the conduct of convention as required by the party’s Constitution. This is as the lawmakers accused the PDP chairman of anti-party activities, alleging that he has plans to hand over the party PDP to the APC. The lawmakers also threatened to quit the party if the alleged doctored…

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