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APC group calls for sack of national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Factional group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday took to the streets of Calabar, the Cross River State capital, demanding for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The group accused Oshiomhole of refusing to recognize the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor…

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Kogi Assembly makes U-turn, accepts ex-Speaker back to chamber

Two months after declaring the seat of the immediate past Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Umar Ahmed Imam vacant, the House on Wednesday reversed its decision, and call him back into the hallowed chamber. Recall that, the seat of the former Speaker who is currently representing Lokoja…

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Alkali: Senate calls for investigation, arrest of suspects in case of missing General

The Senate has called on the Federal Government to constitute a panel to investigate the disappearance of retired Major General, Idris Alkali and the recovery of some vehicles from a mining pond in Plateau. The Senate made the call via a resolution passed on Wednesday, following a motion moved by…

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Abducted oil workers regain freedom in Bayelsa

Four abducted members of a Joint Investigation Team probing the cause of an oil spill at Agip’s facility in Azuzuama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, have regained their freedom. It was gathered that kidnappers abducted the four persons, on Oct. 4. The Spokesman of the Joint Task Force in…

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Ekiti: Fayose is free to attend my inauguration – Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has extended invitation to Governor Ayodele Fayose to attend his inauguration slated for October 16, 2018, saying he is free to grace the occasion as a leader of the state. At a press conference addressed by the committee handling the preparations for the…

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APC primaries characterised by crass impunity, stark arrogance – Party chieftain, SKC Ogbonnia

A chieftain and presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, SKC Ogbonnia, has said that there was crass impunity and stark arrogance on the part of the party leadership. According to him, the APC primaries were replete with norms alien to the party’s cardinal principles. Ogbonnia said…

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APC loses Zamfara as INEC bars party from fielding candidates for 2019 election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections. This followed a declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC in a memo explained that APC failed to meet the October 7 deadline for conducting primaries to elect…

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APC: How I helped Amosun to win governorship election with $1m – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun, has spoken on his face-off with Governor Ibikunle Amosun. He made salient revelations in a video obtained by DAILY POST while addressing some party leaders and supporters in the state. The oil mogul, and a friend of Vice…

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Nigerian govt announces proposed new minimum wage

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that after consultations, it has proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this Wednesday, while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Ngige was responding to…

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Probe APC chairman, Oshiomhole or lose credibility – CACOL dares EFCC

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate allegations of fraud levelled against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. This was contained in a press release issued on Wednesday by Ikenna Aghagbobi, CACOL’s Media and…

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FG files charges against Senators Ekweremadu, Akpan

The Federal Government has filed two charges against the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Senator Albert Bassey Akpan (Akwa Ibom North-East) for allegedly failing to declare some of their assets. The charges marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/62/2018 (for Ekweremadu) and FHC/ABJ/CR/88/2018 (for Akpan) were filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja on…

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2019: What Obasanjo discussed with Afenifere leaders

Members of the Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun, over the 2019 polls. The meeting, which started around 3.30 p.m, lasted about two hours. Mr Yinka Odumakin, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the group after the meeting,…

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Details of Buhari’s meeting with Muslim leaders emerge

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged religious leaders in the country to assist the government to overcome forces of destruction by enlightening their followers to guard against religious extremism and terrorism. The President made the call when he received the leadership of Qadiriyya Islamic Movement in Africa at the State House,…

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PDP chairman reacts to Fayose’s threat to leave party

Mr Tanko Beji, Chairman of the PDP in Niger State has said that outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has no reason to leave the party over the outcome of the National Convention. Fayose had threatened to leave the PDP following the failure of his preferred aspirant and Sokoto Governor,…

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2019: Dogara speaks on election funding being under threat

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that funding of the 2019 general elections was not under any threat. The Speaker said this while addressing reporters at the National Assembly on Tuesday. According to him, provisions had been made for such contingencies under the Service Wide Votes. Dogara pointed…

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Fani-Kayode speaks on Fayose dumping PDP, says final battle about to be fought

The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has urged the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose not to dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Fayose had threatened to dump the PDP in protest over the outcome of the party’s primary election which gave former Vice President Atiku Abubakar the PDP presidential…

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Nigerian Navy speaks on recruitment, warns applicants against fraudsters

The Nigerian Navy has cautioned prospective applicants for its 2018 Direct Short Service Commission to be wary of activities of fraudsters demanding money to facilitate their enlistment into the service. The Director of Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Ayo Olugbode gave the warning in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He added…

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You betrayed Jonathan for Buhari – Omokri mocks Ex-IGP Abba after losing APC ticket

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri on Tuesday mocked ex-Inspector General of Police, Abba Suleman, after his scuttled senatorial ambition. Abba had obtained form to vie for the Jigawa Central Senatorial District ticket. But the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to clear the former top cop to contest in the primaries. Reacting on Twitter,…

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2019: Obasanjo is irrelevant – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee (PACAC) on Tuesday has warned Nigerians against attaching importance to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the forthcoming 2019 election. Sagan said as far as the 2019 presidential election was concerned, Obasanjo’s opinion was not relevant. Speaking with Independent, Sagay said Obasanjo doesn’t have…

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State Governments have refused to access N86.5bn UBE Fund – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, on Tuesday lamented that the 36 state governments in Nigeria have refused to access the sum of N86.5 billion lying fallow in the Universal Basic Education, UBE, Account in the Central Bank. Falana, who is the National President, Peoples’ Alternative Front, PAF, said with these…

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