Benue PDP asks EFCC to investigate, prosecute Officials accused of Corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State has called on the anti-corruption agencies in the country such as EFCC, ICPC and DSS to ensure that officials of the Benue State government who have been fingered in the alleged embezzlement of local government funds are brought to justice.   The PDP which made the call in a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Chief Bemgba Iortyom, described as unacceptable, reports of mismanagement of taxpayers’ monies by the Governor Hyacinth Alia administration in which N20 billion out of N50 billion…

APC Digging Its Own Grave in Edo,by Azu Ishiekwene

Nigeria’s politicians have perfected the art of burying themselves with one foot sticking out. And it appears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will, once again, stage this rite of self-destruction in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.   The party’s primaries on Saturday was such a shambles, it has now been forced to conduct it again, with no guarantee of a sensible outcome for an exercise involving perhaps less than 500,000 members (parties routinely inflate their roll). If Governor Godwin Obaseki’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), had paid…

EDO APC GUBER PRIMARY: Sen Osunbor clarifies says “I’m still an aspirant provided the process is free and fair

Senator Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor has clarified on why he pulled out of Thursday APC rescheduled guber primary. Osunbor clearly explained that he is ready to be part of a primary election that is transparent and fair not an inconclusive primary election that was greatly flawed. In a letter dated February 22, 2022 addressed to the National Chairman of APC, Osunbor explained that: “It has become necessary to provide this clarification to my letter referenced above dated 21st February, 2024. I was specific in the letter that I did not intend…

Edo APC Primary: Sen Osunbor urges Tinubu to save APC from impending loss … .. demands cancellation of the flawed primar

One of the top contenders of the Edo APC 2024 guber primary, Senator Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor has called on President Bola Tinubu to wade into the looming crisis of the party after a flawed primary conducted last Saturday. Senator Osunbor also called for the cancellation of the primaries which has so far produced three APC guber flag bearers. Osunbor made this disclosure in a press conference on Sunday evening in Iruekpen his hometown where he chronicled what transpired last Saturday declaring that: “On Saturday, 27th, February 2024 all registered members…

PAN rejects Reps’ Parliamentary system proposal

The Parliamentary Advocacy Network (PAN), has rejected the recent proposal by 60 federal lawmakers in Nigeria’s House of Representatives seeking a return to the parliamentary system of government that the country practiced at independence. The lawmakers, who belong to a House of Representatives pressure group known as the Parliamentary Group, introduced a Constitution Alteration Bill on the floor of the House of Representatives proposing the abolishment of the Presidential system in Nigeria. In a statement signed by the National Coordinator of PAN, Sunny Anderson Osiebe and the General- Secretary, Fred…

Taraba Bye-Elections: Sen Manu congratulates Tafida over victory …… says he’s truly a good mobiliser of his people

The Senator representing Taraba Central Senatorial District, Senator Haruna Manu has hailed Hon Sadik Tafida for emerging victorious in the just concluded Jalingo, Yarro, Zing Federal Constituency Bye-Elections. Manu in a congratulatory message said: “On behalf of my self, my family and the constituents of Taraba Central Senatorial District, I stand united with our great Party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, supporters, and political associates to congratulate our brother Hon. Engr. Prince Sadik Tafida on his victory as a Member-elected of the Jalingo,Yorro,Zing Federal Constituency in the Bye-Elections conducted on…

JUST IN: Shettima,Obasanjo, Jonathan,others present as Gov Diri takes oath of office for second term

Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, has been sworn in for a second term in office. He took his oath of office at 1:58 pm on Wednesday at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, the state capital. The Governor and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, took their oath of office administered by the State Chief Judge, Justice Matilda Ayemieye. Dignitaries that graced the occasion included Vice President Kashim Shettima, former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience Jonathan, Vice President of Liberia, Jeremiah Koung. Governors in attendance…

BREAKING: PDP confirms Wabara as BoT chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has confirmed Chief Adolphus Wabara, a former Senate President as the substantive chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees. Also, Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, was appointed BoT Secretary. He will be succeeding Kabir Turaki, former Minister of Special Duties. The declaration was made at the end of the 76th BoT meeting, held on Tuesday at Wadata Plaza in Abuja

Topmost APC Aspirant, Sen Osunbor submits nomination forms ahead Edo guber primaries

Topmost APC aspirant, Senator, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor on Friday submitted his Expression of Interest and nomination forms ahead Edo 2024 Guber primaries. Recall Osunbor had in a carnival style last Thursday picked up his forms at the APC headquarters. He arrived the headquarters alongside his beautiful wife Lady Ussieh Osunbor, APC supporters and well wishers. Osunbor during a press briefing at the secretariat last Thursday had declared that the 2024 guber election is a must win for APC. Recall that while in government house Osunbor Recall that Osunbor had a…

Hunter kills US-based PDP chieftain

Honourable Richard Idowu Adeoriokin, an Osun state Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, who is based in the United States, has been killed.   He was reportedly killed by a local hunter in his hometown in Ejigbo, according to Vanguard.   The incident which occurred on Saturday evening, according to eyewitnesses overshadowed the 50th coronation anniversary of the town’s traditional ruler, which the deceased came from his base in the United States of America to attend..   Idowu along with some other prominent sons of the ancient town is said to have…