APC Sweeps Lagos Local Government Polls

APC Sweeps Lagos Local Government Polls

The All Progressives Congress has reportedly won the council election held in all the 20 Local Government Areas and the 37 Local Council Development Areas on Saturday. Early results released by the Lagos Television showed that the APC took several LGAs and LCDAs including Ojokoro, Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Badagry Central, Onigbongbo, Odiolowo/Ojuwoye, Ikorodu West, Ejigbo, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe, Lagos Island East, Badagry West, Surulere, Ikorodu Central, Ikoyi/Obalende, Agboyi-Ketu, Eredo and others. Some of the results from the LGs and LCDAs showed the ruling party winning. In Lagos Island LG,…

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Doyin Okupe Leaves PDP For Accord Party

Doyin Okupe Leaves PDP For Accord Party

Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has revealed that he is joining the Accord party. Okupe confirmed this in a statement posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday. This comes almost three weeks after he announced his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party had become menopausal. “Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the Accord party. “My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I…

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Only Court Order Can Stop Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall Schedule Says INEC

Only Court Order Can Stop Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall Schedule Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday 05/2017 said only a legitimate court order could stop process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye as demanded by his Kogi West constituents. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the commission, stated this in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that filing a lawsuit was not enough to stop the recall process. INEC had on Monday released the schedule of activities for Melaye’s recall with August 19 fixed for verification of signatures of petitioners…

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Aisha Buhari Returns To The UK To Visit President Buhari

Aisha Buhari Returns To The UK To Visit President Buhari

The wife of the President Aisha Buhari will once again fly to the United Kingdom to visit President Muhammadu Buhari who is on medical vacation. In a statement released by  Suleiman Haruna, the Director of Information to the Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari will stop over at Addis Ababa, to appear at the meeting of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), before flying to London to visit the President. “Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari left for London, United Kingdom on Sunday, July 2, 2017, to visit her…

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Emir Sanusi Advocates For Enlightenment On Peace

Emir Sanusi Advocates For Enlightenment On Peace

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called for enlightenment of the people on peace and stressed the importance of living in peace with one another irrespective of their religious or ethnic affiliations.‎ Sanusi made the call on Tuesday during traditional Hawan Nasarawa at the Government House, Kano. ‎ The Emir advised adherents of the Islamic faith to practice the lessons of Ramadan for peace to continue to reign in the country.‎ He also urged the state government to enlighten the people of the state, especially the youths…

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SAN Femi Falana Says The Person Behind Quit Notice Given To Igbos Lives In Lagos

SAN Femi Falana Says The Person Behind Quit Notice Given To Igbos Lives In Lagos

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana who is the legal adviser to the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday revealed that the person behind the quit notice given to the Igbos in 19 states in the Northern part of the country, does not even live in the north. Falana revealed that the person actually lives in Lagos. Speaking at a media briefing organized by the NLC on the current agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the quit notice given to the Igbos to vacate the 19 states of the north before 1st…

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Warns Governors Not to Play Politics with National Security

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Warns Governors Not to Play Politics with National Security

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday cautioned the governors of the 36 states of the federation to resist the temptation of playing politics with matters of national security, saying doing so is unhealthy for the country’s unity. The acting president made the remark when he unveiled the report of his consultative meetings with leaders from both the North and South-east, which indicated that political, religious and traditional rulers from both regions had given their backing for the arrest of anyone who henceforth engages in unlawful agitations, hate and divisive speeches. The…

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We Can Be Fired By Nigerians Says APC Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun

We Can Be Fired By Nigerians Says APC Chairman, Odigie-Oyegun

National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, says he is aware that the party can fire them if they do not deliver on their promises. Speaking at the presentation of a book titled ‘APC: The Making of a Change Agent’, which was written by Okoi Obono-Obla, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution at the party secretariat in Abuja today, Oyegun said the ability to fire any party that does not live up to expectations is the beauty of democracy. “We created a machine that has started a significant move…

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‘I May Leave PDP If Sherrif Wins At Supreme Court’ Says Governor Ayo Fayose

‘I May Leave PDP If Sherrif Wins At Supreme Court’ Says Governor Ayo Fayose

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has threatened to leave PDP if the Supreme court rules in favor of factional leader of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, on May 25th. According to reports, Fayose disclosed this to newsmen Tuesday, May 16th when he reacted to media reports that he had removed the name and logo of PDP from his campaign office and mini signposts mounted on Ado and Ikere-Ekiti roads. Fayose said that he remains a bona fide member of the PDP until the outcome of the court ruling. PDP has been in…

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39-Year Old Emmanuel Macron Sworn In As President Of France

39-Year Old Emmanuel Macron Sworn In As President Of France

Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore France‘s global standing, as he was officially inaugurated as the country’s youngest president at the age of 39. “My mandate will give the French back the confidence to believe in themselves,” President Macron said at the elaborate Élysée Palace ceremony. He vowed to see the EU “reformed and relaunched” during his time in office. He takes over from François Hollande, whose five-year term was plagued by high unemployment figures. Mr Macron was proclaimed France’s new president a week after his 66% of the votes…

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US President Donald Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

US President Donald Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

FBI director James Comey has been fired by US President Donald Trump, who said in a letter that he was being “terminated and removed” because he was “not able to effectively lead the bureau”. The sacking came after attorney general Jeff Sessions and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein recommended to Trump that he be removed over his handling of the Hilary Clinton’s email investigation . However, critics believe the dismissal is more closely linked to Comey’s role in investigating Trump’s allies over alleged links to Russian interference in the 2016 election….

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President Buhari Has Been Transparent About His Health Says Lai Mohammed

President Buhari Has Been Transparent About His Health Says Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says President Buhari has been transparent about his health status since his return from UK in March. Speaking to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting which President Buhari failed to attend, Lai Mohammed said: “The President told the nation he has never been this sick and he is going to take it easy. He said it from day one when he came back from the UK. So whatever is happening today is not any strange development, it is exactly what he…

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