Politics

Eid al-Fitr: Governor Releases 222 Inmates From Correctional Centres Across The State

— Gov. Dikko Umaru Radda By Adeola Idris  Celebrating this year Eid al-Fitr,  Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, has secured the release of 222 inmates detained in correctional facilities across the state. The inmates were detained due to their inability to pay fines imposed by courts for minor commercial and non-capital offenses. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Fadila Muhammad Dikko, conveyed… []

APC Guber Screening: No Cause for Alarm – Ariyomo

— Engr. Tunji Light Ariyomo By Adeola Idris  Our attention has been drawn to the recent list of cleared aspirants for the coming Governorship primary election of the APC in Ondo State and the concerns expressed by our supporters over the name of our principal, Engr. Olatunji Ariyomo, FNSE. We hereby appeal to the people of Ondo State that Engr. Tunji Light Ariyomo is in… []

Edo Deputy Gov., Phillip Shaibu Sacked, Replaced With 37-year-old Omobayo Godwins

— Obaseki, Shaibu By St. Johnson Adegboyega. Adeola Idris and Muyiwa Akinola  Governor Godwin Obaseki has named 37-year-old Omobayo Godwins as his Deputy shortly after the impeachment of Philip Shaibu. The inauguration of Omobayo is scheduled for Monday in Benin City’s Edo State Government. However the embattled Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has rejected his impeachment by the state House of Assembly, describing it… []

Ondo Guber Primary: APC Youth Group Declares Support For Ife Oyedele

— Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele By Adeola Idris A politically inclined Youth group in Ondo State under the aegis of Ondo State All Progressives Congress Youth Movement (APCYM) has expressed its determination and readiness to work unanimously for Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele to emerge as the party’s flagbearer for the November gubernatorial election in the state. In a statement released in Akure on Saturday after the group’s… []

Rivers APC Attacks Fubara Of Scheming Against Rivers Assembly

— Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara  By Adeola Idris  The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Tony Okocha, has accused Governor Siminalayi of plotting to procure court injunctions to stifle the State House of Assembly from carrying out its functions. Mr Okocha, who made this accusation against the governor during a press briefing at his office in Port Harcourt earlier… []

Abba Yusuf Sets Up Panel To Probe Political Violence, Misappropriation Of Funds During Ganduje’s Tenure

— Gov. Abba Yusuf and Ganduje By Divine John Ukpong Kano State governor, Abba Yusuf has set up two judicial panels to probe cases of political violence and misappropriation of public assets during the previous administration. Yusuf, in a statement on Thursday by Sanusi Bature, his media aide, said the panels will also look into cases of missing persons in the state, from 2015 to… []

Unbelievable: Ondo Ex Governor’s Widow Repossessed As Akeredolu’s Younger Brother, Wole Takes Over Ex First Lady

— Late Akeredolu and wife By Bunmi Onakan  Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, widow of  former governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu has been repossessed Repossesed? Yes, the Emeabiam Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State has decided to hand over their daughter, who is late Aketi’s widow to his younger brother, Wole Akeredolu. Recall Aketi, who handed over to his then deputy, Lucky… []

2nd Wife Saga: Trouble In Kogi Government House As  Bello’s Wife Takes Full Control, Ododo’s Wife Relegated

– Former governor Yahaya and his successor,  Usman Ododo By Adeola Idris  There seems to be no peace in the new home of Kogi State governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, the Lord Lugard Government House. The information at Metropolix Online disposal revealed that the governor may soon marry another wife. The supposed wife-to-be is none other than the former First Lady’s sister. According to the news… []

EDO 2024: Confusion As Labour Party Leadership Endorses PDP’s Ighodalo

– As Labour Party leadership endorses PDP’s Asue Ighodalo  By St. Johnson Adegboyega  The senatorial leadership of the Labour Party in Edo Central have publicly endorsed the candidacy of Barr. Asue Ighodalo ahead of the start of campaigns on the 21st of April 2024. Barr. Ighodalo’s delegation, which included the former speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Itulah, was received… []

FCT High Court Orders Detention of Senator Benson Konbowei At Kuje Correctional Centre

— Sen. Benson Konbowei By St. Johnson Adegboyega  In a recent ruling by Justice Christopher Oba at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Apo, Abuja, Senator Benson Konbowei of Bayelsa Central has been remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre. This decision stems from allegations of forgery regarding the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate attributed to the lawmaker. Senator Konbowei, who pleaded… []

Edo: CJ Reviews Panel, Drops Two profs From Shaibu’s Impeachment Panel

– Philip Shaibu, embattled Deputy Governor of Edo State By Adeola Idris  The Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, on Monday, reviewed the panel constituted to probe the state’s Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu. The CJ raised the probe panel at the instance of the state House of Assembly, which on March 12, commenced impeachment proceedings against Shaibu. The Assembly said the impeachment proceedings… []

Ondo 2024: Clash In Aiyedatiwa, Akinterinwa Camps Over Billboards Destruction

– Ondo State governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa  By Adeola Idris  As the April 15th governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State is fast approaching, the Wale Akinterinwa Campaign Organisation, on Sunday, alleged that the destruction of its billboards by thugs suspected to be supporters of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa. Both Aiyedatiwa and Akinterinwa are among the APC governorship aspirants in Ondo State. In a… []

Peter Obi Reveals Solution To Nigeria’s Present Economic Woes

– Peter Obi  By Adeola Idris  Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi,  has said the problems of insecurity, poverty, inflation and food insufficiency will be permanently eradicated through an improvement in agricultural production in the country. Mr. Obi made this emphasis during a courtesy visit to Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Nasir Idris, at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi this Sunday…. []

Mimiko Remains Only Former Executive Governor Of Ondo State Still Alive

  – Former Ondo State governors who are late By Bunmi Onakan  Notably, since its creation in 1976, the old Ondo State had been governed by many leaders both military and civilian governors. Among the many elected governors that had governed the state in the past, there is only one former governor of Ondo state who is still alive. He is Olusegun Mimiko, the first… []

Kano: Justify N6bn Ramadan Feeding Programme – APC Challenges Gov. Yusuf

– Gov. Abba Yusuf  By Adeola Idris  Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf has been challenged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State to account for the N6 billion disbursed for the annual Ramadan feeding programme in the state. The State APC Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, threw the challenge to the Governor when he flagged off the distribution of palliatives to APC leaders and… []

Injustice: How Gov. Zulum’s SSG, Bukar Tijjani Ordered Police To Release UNIMAID Student Who Attacked A Girl For Rejecting His Love Proposal

– Borno State Governor,  Umara Babagana Zulum By Aliyu Mohammed in Maiduguri  A grevios wound has been inflicted on one Hauwa Abatcha Ngala for refusing love advances from Saleem Ibrahim, a student of Department of Biochemistry in the  University of Maiduguri. According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, it was alleged that Saleem had tried for some time to force… []

Akwa Ibom: 37,874 Opposition Members Defect To Rulling PDP

– Gov. Umo Eno By St. Johnson Adegboyega No fewer than 37,874 members of opposition parties in Akwa Ibom State on Friday, March 22, 2024, joined the state’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The defectors include members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Young Progressives Party, YPP, New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, among others. Speaking on behalf of the… []

(PHOTOS) Mixed Reactions As El-Rufai Visits Suspended Senator Ningi In Abuja

– El-rufai and Ningi during the visit  By St. Johnson Adegboyega  Former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, on Friday, visited Abdul Ningi, the lawmaker representing Bauchi central district in the senate. The ex-governor visited the senator at his residence in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The motive of the visit was not immediately known. The visit comes days after the senate suspended Ningi for three months over… []

Kalu To Ndigbo: “Defend And Support Tinubu’s Administration, He Gives You Sense Of Belonging “

-Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu By St. Johnson Adegboyega  At a dinner in honour of former Abia Speaker, Martins Azubuike, who was recently appointed a pioneer federal commissioner in the newly established Civil Service Commission for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to represent south east geopolitical zone, Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu has challenged the South East to defend and support the… []

APC Governor Appoints Brother Deputy Chief of Staff

– Gov. Hope Uzodimma By St. Johnson Adegboyega  The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has appointed his brother, Ferdinand Uzodinma as Deputy Chief of Staff, CoS, General Services. He also reappointed Cosmos Iwu as the Secretary to the State Government. In a release by the Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachukwu, he disclosed that Barr Nnamdi Anyaehie, the immediate past… []