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January 21, 2018 6:21 AM 2019 election: APC stakeholders reject Okorocha as zonal campaign chairman

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South East have rejected Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha as the zone’s chairman of the 15-man Campaign Council set up by Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi. In a meeting called by the South East zonal Chairman, Chief Emma Eneukwu at the instance of Amaechi, the Zone’s Stakeholders rejected 14

January 20, 2018 9:07 AM Munya LG chairman in Niger impeached

The Chairman of Munya Local Government Council of Niger, Mr Yahuza Mohammed, has been impeached. He was removed by his councillors on Friday for alleged gross misconduct and maladministration. The legislators accused him of alleged diversion of the council resources and awarding capital projects without approval of the house. Special Adviser (Political) 15

January 19, 2018 4:06 PM N2.1 billion fraud: Dokpesi’s personal assistant exposes him in court

Gabriel Agorye, the prosecution witness in the trial of former Chairman of DAAR Communication, Raymond Dokpesi, has opened up on how he withdrew N40 million from his First Bank account. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, had charged Dokpesi to a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, over an alleged N2.1bn fraud. Agorye, who is the 11th prosecution 16

January 19, 2018 2:43 PM Benue killings: Lalong, El-Rufai, others in Benue over incident

Some members of the Northern Governors Forum, on Friday arrived Benue State to condole with people of the state over the killings allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen. The forum led by its Chairman and Governor of Borno State, kashim Shettima were received by the State Governor, Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, the state capital. The delegation also have the Kaduna 19

January 19, 2018 7:43 AM 2019: Makarfi better presidential candidate – Abubakar Sidi

Alhaji Abubakar Sidi, a former FCT Coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan 2015 Campaign Group, has declared former PDP National Chairman, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi as the best candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Sidi in a statement on Thursday said Makarfi’s previous achievements ranging from as a governor to senator made him a good material for the presidency 14

January 18, 2018 11:52 AM Former APGA chairman, Victor Umeh sworn in as Senator

Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who won last week’s senatorial elections in Anambra state has been sworn into office as the senator representing Anambra central. Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, and members of the state House of Assembly were in the upper chamber to witness the swearing-in of Umeh on Thursday. In December 21

January 16, 2018 6:04 PM Senator Okon reacts to sack of Akpabio’s ally, Umoren as Akwa Ibom SSG

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain distanced Umoren’s sack from the crisis between Akpabio, now a Senator, and his successor, Udom Emmanuel. According to Okon, Umoren’s presence in the government as SSG was to stabilise the Emmanuel administration. “I must say that his removal has nothing to do with the perceived in-fighting going on in the state 20

January 16, 2018 12:23 PM Ibrahim Magu Urges Journalists To Help Fight Corruption

EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu, has urged journalist to help fight corruption by rejecting bribe as he promised to take the fight against corruption to the next level this year. “The fight against corruption will be more vigorous this year. Everybody has a responsibility to play in the fight against corruption, l am here to mobilize you the journalists also. It has been a tough 16

January 15, 2018 1:48 PM NUJ boycott briefing by Delta Deputy Governor over alleged insults

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Warri Correspondents’ Chapel, on Monday boycotted a briefing by the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro at the Government Annex in Warri. NUJ Warri Chairman, Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire disclosed this in a chat with Our Warri,Delta State Correspondent. Omafuaire claimed that the Media Aide to the Deputy 16

January 15, 2018 7:48 AM N-Power is propaganda – Senator Abaribe blasts Buhari’s govt

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has ​described ​the N-Power programme of the Buhari government as “propaganda”. ​”​Where have they given it? I have not seen any youth. I have sent people from my own senatorial zone for them to show me where they have taken any of them​”, he said. ​”Where 17