Politics

“I Contested Against PDP and INEC”, Akpabio Tells Tribunal

June 26, 2019

Akwa Ibom West Senatorial Election: Akpabio Laments INEC’S Manipulation Senator Godswill Akpabio Tuesday lamented what has been described as  the ‘monumental manipulations’ that characterised the Akwa Ibom West senatorial district election in the February 23 presidential and National Assembly Election, saying the election that produced Chris Ekpenyong of the People’s Democratic Party as the winer […]

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PDP Heaps Blames on Buhari Over Buratai’s ‘Defeatist’ Comment

June 24, 2019

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has averred that “the defeatist comments by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Nigeria’s national security, affirm the position of the PDP and millions of Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari failed in his duties as a Commander-In-Chief”.

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Drama at Akwa Ibom Tribunal as INEC Document Confirms Akpabio Won!

June 23, 2019

There was a mild drama at the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State when Counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Solomon Umoh, SAN tried unsuccessfully to prevent a witness, Mr Godwin Afangideh from reading the result from a document presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC.) 

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“INEC Reproduced New Voters Register”, Witnesses Tell Tribunal at Hearing of Akpabio’s Petition

June 15, 2019

More revealing facts, evidences and testimonies have continued to trail the on-going hearing session on the petition filed by Senator Godswill Akpabio seeking for nullification of the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Dr.  Christopher Ekpenyong, as the Senator elect. 

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Okorocha Sworn-In As Senator

June 13, 2019

Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has been sworn in as Senator by the Senate President Ahmed Lawan. Okorocha will represent the Imo West Senatorial District at the red chamber. The ninth Assembly inauguration was held on Tuesday, with the Clerk of the Senate Nelson Ayewoh, making a roll-call of all Senators-elect.

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Gbajabiamila Becomes House of Reps Speaker… as Wase Emerges Deputy Speaker

June 11, 2019

Honourable Akeem Olufemi Gbajabiamila has been elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Ninth Assembly. Mr Gbajabiamila who is a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 283 votes to defeat his close contender Umar Bago who had 76 votes.

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Ahmed Lawan Emerges Senate President, Omo-Agege, DSP

June 11, 2019

Senator Ahmed Lawan of Yobe North Senatorial District, on Tuesday emerged the President of Nigeria’s ninth Senate. Lawan won with 79 votes as against the 28 votes garnered by Senator Ali Ndume. Long before the election, 60-year-old Lawan had been tipped to win, especially when the relationship between Senator Ndume and the leadership of the […]

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PDP Commends Judiciary For Reopening AIT

June 8, 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the judiciary for upholding justice and the tenets of democracy, particularly the right of fair hearing, by ordering the immediate reopening of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower Radio. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said “by the reopening order, which […]

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Afuye Becomes Ekiti Assembly Speaker

June 6, 2019

Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Thursday elected Honourable Funminiyi Afuye as the Speaker, following the inauguration of the 6th Assembly by the Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Afuye, a lawyer and Principal Partner at Funminiyi Afuye and Co, represents Ikere Ekiti Constituency 1. Before becoming a lawyer, Afuye had worked in the […]

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‘Don’t Limit Your Prayers To Ramadan Period’, Senator Buhari Tells Muslims

June 4, 2019

The lawmaker representing Oyo North Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National  Assembly, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has felicitated with Muslims on the end of Ramadan and Eid el Fitri celebration. In a congratulatory message issued by his media team, Senator Buhari prayed for lasting peace, progress and development in Oyo State and Nigeria.

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