COURT SUSPENDS JUDGEMENT IN THE SUIT TO SACK SARAKI AND OTHERS FOR DEFECTING

Saraki and Melaye The Federal High Court, Abuja has suspended delivery of judgment in a suit filed by an advocacy group, Legal Defence and Assistance Project, (LEDAP) seeking the sack of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and 55 other lawmakers. LEDAP dragged Saraki and the 55 other lawmakers to court seeking a declaration that they were no longer members of the National Assembly having defected to other political parties before the expiration of their tenure. The group, in their suit filed on Sept. 14, 2018, prayed the court for an interpretation…

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I AM READY TO MAKE PEACE WITH APC SAYS UCHE NWOSU

Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu who was the Governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Imo state has revealed that he is ready to make peace with APC after he dumped the party he claimed stole his mandate in the last election.Uche Nwosu who spoke with journalists on Tuesday revealed that he has decided to let go of the purported injustice the APC meted on him, since the party has realized its mistakes after its poor showing in the governorship and House of Assembly elections. He also revealed that he…

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AHMED LAWAN: APC SENATORS-ELECT ANGRY OVER TINUBU’S THREAT, SET TO MEET IN ABUJA

Miffed by Tinubu’s utterances Meet in Abuja to strategise Gbajabiamila declares amid protests from North-central lawmakers Deji Elumoye and Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the choice of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly deepened at the weekend as some of the lawmakers threatened to dare the party in the leadership tussle, THISDAY has learnt. Some senators-elect of the ruling APC have also frowned at what they described as the recent utterances of the National Leader of the party,  Senator Bola Tinubu, over the composition…

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CAN SPEAKS ON APC PLANS FOR MUSLIM MUSLIM LEADERS IN SENATE AND REPS

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Imo State chapter, has warned the All Progressives Congress, APC, against adopting a Muslim/Muslim ticket for principal officers when the ninth National Assembly is convened. The Imo Secretary of CAN, Dr. Divine Eches, made the call in a statement issued during the weekend in Owerri, the state capital. According to him, most key positions in the country are currently occupied by Muslims, some of which include: the Army; Nigerian Customs; Department of State Security Services; the Police; Immigration service; the Independent National Electoral Commission…

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MY CASE AGAINST APC, AKEREDOLU STILL INTACT, COURT ONLY ADJOURNED TILL MAY 28- SEGUN ABRAHAM

The first runner-up in the 2016 governorship primaries in Ondo state, Olusegun Abraham has urged the citizenry to remain hopeful on his matter in court. According to him, justice can be delayed, but not denied. In a statement in Akure, the state capital on Sunday by his Special Assistant on political matters, Olatunde Azeez, the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart urged the people in the state to ignore moves by some people to discredit the judiciary. Already, the  Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had rejected the request of  Governor…

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OONI, FAYEMI’S AIDE SPEAK ON YORUBA PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE IN NIGERIAN POLITICS

Ooni of Ife OONI of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Governor Mr. Biodun Omoleye have said the Southwest region will not play a second fiddle again in the country’s politics. They said in view of the unquantifiable contribution of the region in the country’s growth, it has no reason to allow itself to be schemed out of the country’s political configuration. The Ooni and Omoyele added that the zone stands the chance of regaining its frontline position, if it embraces unity and value…

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MASS DEFECTION OF AAC TOP SHOTS GIVE AMAECHI HEADACHE

The last-minute defection of top-notch of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State is causing ripples in the polity Last week’s  defection of the deputy governorship candidate of Africa Action Congress, (AAC), Chief Akpo Bomba Yeeh, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came with a rude shock to the party on one hand and to the All Progressives Congress (APC) that adopted the governorship candidate of the party as its candidate for March 9 governorship election in Rivers State on the other. Yeeh,…

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MY RE-ELECTION REMAINS VALID- OMO-AGEGE

Despite losing twice in the courts, including the Appeal court, Senator Omo-Agege is still bosterous. Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta-APC) Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta-APC) has restated that his reelection victory in the Feb. 23 National Assembly poll remained valid and legitimate. Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central Senatorial District, said this on Saturday in a statement by Godwin Anaughe, his Senior Special Assistant, Communications and Strategy, in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Court of Appeal, Benin, had on March 29, upheld the earlier judgment delivered by the…

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WHY AHMED LAWAN AND FEMI GBAJABIAMILA SHOULD NOT BE ELECTED TO LEAD SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPS- OPINION

I have observed the lobbying and politics surrounding the race for National Assembly presiding officers and I think it is incumbent on me to air my opinion on why NASS members-elect, Peoples Democratic Party and Nigerians should resist Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila for the positions of Senate President and Speaker of House of Representative respectively. 1. Gbajabiamila Candidacy Is Against Equitable Distribution of Offices: Having produced the Vice President of Nigeria, it becomes natural that another geopolitical zone in the country produce the number 4 citizen as…

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BROTHERS AT WAR OVER POLITICAL POSTS

In this analysis, BIYI ADEGOROYE looks at the simmering fratricidal political war among hitherto allies in many states of the federation wondering whether an armistice would ever come One time Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof. Emmanuel Alayande, is reputed for many controversial but pungent statements. But the one that would readily be recalled was his statement in 1991 upon creation of the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom State. Observing the intractable conflict among Akwa Ibom people over opportunity given them to choose Deputy Vice Chancellors for the…

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