Why I can’t inaugurate 14 Edo lawmakers -Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said he lacked the power to bring back 14 state House of Assembly lawmakers yet to be inaugurated. A statement quoted Obaseki as stating this in an interview with newsmen when he paid a thank-you visit to the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja onContinue reading “Why I can’t inaugurate 14 Edo lawmakers -Obaseki”

Appeal Court overturns nullification of Diri’s election as Bayelsa Governor

A five-man panel of the Appellate Court has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Douye Diri as governor of Bayelsa State. The court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. In a unanimous judgment, the five-man panel of the court said theContinue reading “Appeal Court overturns nullification of Diri’s election as Bayelsa Governor”

Obaseki takes lead in 7 LGAs, with results

Godwin Obaseki, Edo governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Godwin Obaseki has taken an early lead in the election held on Saturday as results trickle in. Results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show the PDP candidate is leading his main challenger, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, with overContinue reading “Obaseki takes lead in 7 LGAs, with results”

“INEC Should Build on Maurice Iwu’s Standards of Conducting Elections” …Olufemi Aduwo

Comrade Olufemi Aduwo, President/CEO, at Rights Monitoring Group, and Centre For Convention On Democratic Integrity, Nigeria and United States, speaks to FOLORUNSHO HAMSAT, on the state of Nigeria’s election, the INEC and past efforts at getting it right. Excerpts…  How would you describe the political parties structure in this dispensation and leadership style of INEC since theContinue reading ““INEC Should Build on Maurice Iwu’s Standards of Conducting Elections” …Olufemi Aduwo”

Okowa’s daughter tests positive for coronavirus

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says he will be going into isolation after one of his daughters tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). In a tweet on Friday, the governor said his wife, Edith, would also be going into isolation for 14 days. “Earlier today, Edith and I received the news that one of our daughtersContinue reading “Okowa’s daughter tests positive for coronavirus”

CONFIRMED: Ajimobi Dies At 70

Former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has died after battling coronavirus-related symptoms. The 70-year-old, who is believed to have been on life support machine since last Friday, was confirmed dead on Thursday at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos. He had been hospitalised since June 2. The two-term governor was appointed DeputyContinue reading “CONFIRMED: Ajimobi Dies At 70”

EDO GUBER RACE: Obaseki Meets Tinubu Ahead Of Primaries

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has sought audience with the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, C2cnews.con gathers. The primaries is scheduled to hold next month. According to our source, we gathered that Obaseki made the move to see Tinubu after the National Working Committee of the party announced the adoption ofContinue reading “EDO GUBER RACE: Obaseki Meets Tinubu Ahead Of Primaries”

JUST-IN: BUHARI EXTENDS COVID-19 LOCKDOWN BY ANOTHER TWO WEEKS

Just-In: Buhari Extends COVID-19 Lockdown By Another Two WeeksPresident Buhari The Federal Government, on Monday, said the recent order of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on gradual ease of lockdown will remain in force for another two weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at theContinue reading “JUST-IN: BUHARI EXTENDS COVID-19 LOCKDOWN BY ANOTHER TWO WEEKS”

Supreme Court Frees Ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu, Nullifies His Jail Sentence!

The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu. Senator Kalu was convicted and sentenced to 12 years for fraud while he was governor for eight years through his company, Slok Nigeria Limited. However, the apex court in its judgment declared that the judgement of the court ofContinue reading “Supreme Court Frees Ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu, Nullifies His Jail Sentence!”

COVID-19: President Buhari Approves Scrapping Of Agencies To Reduce Cost Of Governance

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the rationalisation of government agencies – The move will trigger the scrapping of some federal government agencies to reduce Nigeria’s cost of governance – When concluded, there will be a reduction in the number of statutory agencies from 263 to 161. President Muhammadu Buhari approved the implementation of the SteveContinue reading “COVID-19: President Buhari Approves Scrapping Of Agencies To Reduce Cost Of Governance”