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Stella Oduah returns to PDP after three months in APGA

Stella Oduah returns to PDP after three months in APGA

Stella Oduah, senator representing Anambra north, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Oduah defected to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in June, describing the move as “the beginning of a new political chapter”. But in a statement released by her media office on Friday, Oduah said she discovered that APGA’s ideology is a mirage.

Like Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu caught in NYSC scandal

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, reportedly failed to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. Premium Times is reporting that the minister skipped the compulsory programme despite graduating from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25. The NYSC act makes it compulsory for all Nigerians who earn degrees or higher

Jimoh Moshood: Buhari’s directive not to invite Adeleke doesn’t exonerate him

Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, says Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has not been exonerated in spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive not to invite him. On Wednesday, the police invited Adeleke to appear at the force headquarters over an alleged malpractice while sitting for the 2017 National Examination Council

Osun poll: INEC warned over systematic rigging

… as Frank alleges plot to deploy faulty machines to opposition strongholds The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be fair to all political parties participating in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state. Frank, however, exposed what

NEMA’s impactful outings on disaster management

By Aaron Adamu These are indeed trying times. The floods are here again, and as usual, thousands are affected. Homes have been destroyed, farms have been washed away, and the list goes on. While it is succinct to state that just like in other climes where natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquakes, and floods have

Abuja: My return back to my love

By Israel Abiodun Abuja the federal capital territory is indeed a beauty to behold. As I sauntered through its well-paved streets, I recall memories of the beautiful time my family and I had before we were forced to relocate in the light of the constant attack by Boko Haram terrorist. I recall that the attacks

UN, Amnesty International, Red Cross condemn killing of abducted midwife by Boko Haram

Three international organisations, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Amnesty International (AI), and the International Committee for the Cross(ICRC) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa by terrorist group, the Boko Haram. Khorsa, 25 year-old aid worker, who was on duty with the ICRC in Borno State, North

More APC Reps to join Dogara in PDP, Frank lauds Speaker over defection

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, for dumping the ruling party for the opposition party,People Democratic Party (PDP), describing the decision as “courageous and in interest of the country.” Frank said Dogara’s decision to change

Stakeholders, Experts to proffer solutions for Nigeria’s transport infrastructure deficit

Stakeholders and experts in Aviation, Maritime and road transportation sectors will converge on Abuja to proffer solutions on the challenges of deficit in transportation industry in Nigeria at the 2nd Annual seminar of the Abuja Transport and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATACA), organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation. The event which will take

Victim or Villain: The story of Ike Ibeabuchi, the ‘President’ who went to jail

By Nnamdi Okosieme Abuja, Nigeria September 16, 2018 He came from a clan established by a warrior. His hometown, Isuochi, is one of the three autonomous communities making up Umunneochi( known officially as Nneochi), a Local Government Area in Abia State in Nigeria. Legend has it that Ochi, a famed warrior, and wrestler had settled

PDP: Freezing accounts of Adeleke, Davido is a recipe for crisis in Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of freezing the bank accounts of Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state election. In a statement on Saturday, the party alleged that the anti-graft agency froze the accounts of Adeleke and those of his family members including David