Politics

APC Directs Members In The National Assembly To Block Consideration Of The 2014 Budget

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has directed its members in the National Assembly, NASS, to block consideration of the 2014 Budget, as well as ministerial and military appointments until the Federal Government halts the escalating violence in Rivers State. The APC Interim National Executive Committee held its 8th regular meeting[Read More…]

Governor Babangida Promises To Complete Projects Before Tenure Elapses

The Governor of Niger State, Muazu Babangida has promised to see to the completion of all projects his administration initiated before his tenure comes to an end. This revelation was made on Tuesday night at the 204 budget dinner which went down at the Justice Idris Legbo International Conference Centre, Minna.[Read More…]

New PDP chairman, Mu’azu Begs Defected PDP Members To Return To The Party

The new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmed Muazu has tendered a pubic apology yo the lawmakers, stakeholders and five governors who left the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) over what happened. Muazu also made it clear that the PDP doors were open to[Read More…]

PDP Insists Seats Of Defected Lawmakers Must Be Declared Vacant

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants the seats of National Assembly members who decamped to the  All Progressives Congress (APC) to be declared vacant. PDP related this to an Abuja High court as they filed an objection to a suit filed by 51 members including HoR members who left PDP for[Read More…]

The Yoruba People Lack Leaders – Chief Edwin Clark

Speaking at his Abuja residence during the visit of South-south community leaders, chiefs and elders in the FCT yesterday, Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark has said that the Yoruba ethnic group has no leader. The one-time Information minister also revealed that since the demise of the likes of Pa Adekunle Ajasin,[Read More…]

Operation Sweep The PDP, 200 Members Defect To APC In Osun

By Yinka Kolawole Barely few months to the governorship election in Osun State, the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) has experienced another political hurricane as no fewer than 200 PDP members defected to the ruling APC in Ifon, Orolu Local Government Area Wednesday. The event which was well attended in honour[Read More…]

More Trouble For PDP In Kwara, 20 Lawmakers Defect To APC

NAN Ahead of the 2015 general elections, 20 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Kwara House of Assembly, including the Speaker, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) today. The Speaker, Mr Rasaq Atunwa, announced the defection of the members in a letter read at the plenary. Atunwa, who read[Read More…]

Dame Patience Jonathan Welcomes The Election Of Madame Samba Panza As Interim President Of CAR

Nigeria First-lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan has congratulated the Mayor of Bangui, Madame Catherine Samba-Panza, as the new interim president of the Central African Republic (CAR). She welcomed the election of Samba-Panza through a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Dr Mrs Patience Jonathan who is also the President of the African First[Read More…]

Political Logjam: Amaechi, Others Can’t Be APC States’ Leaders -Shekarau Faults Party Leadership

A former Governor of Kano State and a leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ibrahim Shekarau, said on Tuesday in Kaduna that there was no ‘agreement’ between the five Peoples Democratic Party governors that defected to the APC and his party to make them leaders of the party in their[Read More…]

Leadership Tussle Hits House Of Representatives, As PDP, APC Lawmakers Clash

By Ini Ekott The PDP and the APC have upped their campaign to win over more members to be in majority The House of Representatives descended into chaos Tuesday as lawmakers resumed from a four-week break to face a crisis over which party takes the leadership of the House between[Read More…]