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Court insists on arrest of INEC Chairman

Court insists on arrest of INEC Chairman

A judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Stephen Pam, has insisted that the police arrest the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu. A Court of Appeal presided by Justice Abdul Aboki had on Monday suspended the bench warrant issued for the arrest of Mr Yakubu by the lower court on

Breaking: Obasanjo in closed-door meeting with another PDP presidential aspirant

The Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dakwambo, is currently in a closed door meeting with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Dakwambo, a presidential aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) arrived his host’s private residence located inside the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta and shortly entered into the meeting. The

Presidency: Osinbajo remains Buhari’s running mate in 2019

Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will still remain the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, the presidency said on Monday. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him,

No sign National Assembly will reconvene Tuesday — Rep

Barely a day to the supposed resumption of the National Assembly to attend to crucial matters awaiting their attention, controversies have surrounded the possibility of the lawmakers reconvening. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, had stated that the National Assembly will reconvene on Tuesday to consider matters of public interest. The lawmakers

We’re not in cahoots with Saraki, EFCC replies Buhari’s adviser

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has responded to an allegation by an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari that it and other security agencies may have worked for the benefit of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Babafemi Ojodu, Mr Buhari’s adviser on political matters, reportedly made the allegation in an article. The allegation that some security

R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber, vacant. Last week, Akpabio formally defected to the APC at a rally held in Akwa Ibom state. In a statement on Sunday, Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the R-APC, said

Obiano’s aide found dead in his room

Randy Chima, an aide of Willy Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has been found dead inside his room at his Nwakpodulu Avenue home in Awka, the state capital. Chima served as senior special assistant to the governor on audio-visual production. His neighbours were said to have gone to his house during the weekend but did

Ex-PDP chairman in Sokoto defects to APC with ‘10,000 supporters’

Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Sokoto state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with “10,000 supporters”. According to NAN, Shehu-Tambuwal said they made the decision freely based on their concern to “participate in politics that would facilitate good development”. He said they were convinced to join the party