Kano re-run: “I won fairly and squarely, but our mandate was stolen” – Abdulmumin Jibrin …Says he won’t go to court’

Former House of Representatives member, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who represented Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano State, has criticised the outcome of the re-run election conducted into the constituency on Saturday, in which he was declared as having lost. Announcing the result of the re-run election, INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Arabi, on Sunday, said, “The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Aliyu Datti Yako, defeated 18 other candidates of various political parties to emerge winner.   Although, the erstwhile House of Reps. member conceded defeat to his opponent, he however, stated…

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Imo senatorial candidate shot by his security aide

There was a tragedy on Sunday as an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), shot the 2019 senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance, (AA), in Imo-North senatorial district, Ndubuisi Emenike. The incident reportedly took place around 5 p.m., during a victory party for the All Progressives Congress, (APC) candidate at the rerun election in Okigwe-North Federal constituency, held on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), had announced the APC candidate, Miriam Onuoha as the winner of the election, when the tragedy struck at the APC’s candidate…

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2023: Gov. Wike reveals plots to hijack Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that some political forces were already plotting to hijack the state during the 2023 elections. But the Governor vowed that the State would never be hijacked. Wike disclosed this at the funeral service for a PDP chieftain, Dr. Ferry Gberegbe, the Party’s, agent in Khana Local Government area, who was allegedly killed during the 2019 governorship election by FSARS operatives at the Bori Collation Centre. Wike said, “Our friend and brother is gone, but he paid the price for democracy to survive in…

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Order Buhari, Osinbajo, 36 govs. to publish their assets, SERAP asks court

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to order President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the 36 state governors and their deputies to “make public details of their assets, specifically property and income, contained in their asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) since assuming office.” According to a statement signed by the agency’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, it is also seeking: “an order to compel President Buhari, Vice-President Osinbajo, 36 state governors and…

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Ihedioha never won Imo State, Supreme Court made correction, reveals Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole said ousted Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election and that the Supreme Court judgment was a remedy for the fraud. Oshiomhole made the startling revelation while addressing party members in Auchi, Edo North. He claimed Ihedioha did not meet the constitutional provision of scoring 25 percent in two thirds of the 27 LGAs in Imo state, adding that it was fraudulent for the INEC returning officer to have declared him the duly elected…

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Vehicles, chairs, canopies set ablaze at Oshiomhole’s Edo rally

The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki, of Edo State, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as unidentified thugs overnight set ablaze vehicles, canopies and chairs parked at the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako-West local government area. The rally, which was to hold at an open ground owned by a private individual, was said to have been organised by Oshiomhole to receive some defectors into the APC. Sources had it that the suspected thugs…

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We are not rubber stamp National Assembly – Senate President

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, dismissed the insinuation that the ninth National Assembly is a rubber stamp Legislature. The Senate President, who was responding to a surprise belated birthday presentation by his North East Support Group at the Dutse Airport, in Jigawa state, on his way to his Yobe-North Senatorial District in Yobe State, said no amount of blackmail will discourage the present Assembly from working with the executive arms of government for the betterment of the people. Lawan said: “The ninth National Assembly is an Assembly…

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Kwankwaso replies Ganduje, says Kano governor will regret after tenure … Claims Ganduje’s govt. is filled with deception

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will regret at the end of his tenure, according to the former State governor, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. The Senator representing Kano-Central senatorial district, disclosed this during a radio programme in the State. According to him, Ganduje will regret over his actions later Kwankwaso has prophesied that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his allies will regret at the end of their second tenure. He also claimed that Ganduje’s administration is being run on deception and falsehood. He said this will make the governor regret at…

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Akwa-Ibom: APC withdraws from Saturday’s re-run election

Following what it described as dissatisfaction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa-Ibom state says it has withdrawn from the re-run election scheduled for Saturday. This was disclosed in a press conference on Friday in Uyo by the state chairman of the APC in the state, Ini Okopido, who blamed INEC for the withdrawal, saying it has no trust in INEC to conduct free and fair election. Recall that Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena accused the Resident National…

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Bello warns criminals, killer herders in Kogi

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has warned that his administration would deal ruthlessly with all criminal elements, saying that bad eggs among herdsmen should be isolated and dealt with severely. He declared this during the North-Central ‘Police Regional Security’ Summit, held at Ta’al Conference Centre, Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday. Aim of the summit themed: ‘Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the North-Central Zone/FCT’ was to strategise on overcoming insecurity through community policing. Bello said with the cooperation of security agencies, traditional rulers and citizens, the state dealt with…

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I’m Encyclopedia, Dictionary of knowing Kwankwaso – Ganduje …Says he’s the most self-centered human being

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, yesterday took a swipe on his former ally, former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, describing his as the most self-centred human being he had ever known in his entire life. Governor Ganduje stated this while receiving Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), state chairman, Sulaiman-Bichi, former Kwankwaso’s spokesperson, Binta Spikin as well as Kwankwasiyya coordinators who defected to the All Progressives Congress, (APC), at the State’s Government House on Thursday,  Ganduje described himself as the Encyclopedia and Dictionary of knowing Kwankwaso up-close. “I am the Encyclopedia and Dictionary of…

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The only way Igbo can be Nigeria’s next president – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige has highlighted what the Igbo ethnic group must do to produce a successor after President Muhammadu Buhari in the up-coming 2023 elections. He stressed that leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) must collapse their party and move to the All Progressives Congress (APC) if they are serious about becoming President. In an interview, Ngige said that the aspiration could only be achieved if Igbo leaders build political bridges across the country. He advised that for Ndigbo to be properly integrated…

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Tinubu backs ‘Amotekun’, calls for dialogue

National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has called for dialogue between governors of South-West States and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice over the zone’s security initiative, code-named: ‘Amotekun’. In a statement, titled: “The Public Discourse on Amotekun”, in Lagos, Tinubu said he did not believe the Western Nigeria Security Network was intended put the country at risk, adding that the matter could not be resolved on the pages of newspapers or by attributing negative motives to either side.   The APC leader, who was reacting for…

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‘Sack all Imo Assembly members for decamping to APC’ – HURIWA

The advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), has called for the sack of Imo State House of Assembly members who decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), following the judgment of the Supreme Court which affirmed Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor the state. The rights group claimed that over nine lawmakers “of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance and Action Alliance”. It’s National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, while addressing newsmen…

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‘Amotekun’ is a ‘threat to democracy’ – Miyetti Allah

The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore association, Saleh Alhassan, yesterday said his organisation is afraid that if the Amotekun security outfit is allowed to operate, it could turn out to be a disaster for Nigeria. Alhassan, who was a guest on a television programme, likened the initiative to the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), which he claimed has the history of heinous crimes and killings. He also described the initiative as a threat to democracy, saying, “For us, Amotekun, the Yoruba tribal militia is one of the greatest threats…

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