Monthly Archives: August 2019

PDP Wins all Seats in Bayelsa LG Polls

It was an all-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) affair at the weekend as the ruling party in the Bayelsa State won all the local government areas of the state in the election characterised by low voters’ turnout. When THISDAY visited polling units visited in Yenagoa, Kolokuma/Opokuma and Sagbama, only a handful of voters were seen performing their civic duty. The PDP

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Bauchi Assembly Crisis: Groups Threaten to Recall Lawmakers

Trouble looms for a faction of the Bauchi State House of Assembly led by the former Speaker, as groups under the aegis of, Bauchi Assembly of Youths Political Actors (BAYOPA) and Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBALAC) have threatened recall the lawmakers. To this end, the groups have issued the members-elect a seven-day ultimatum to rescind their latest decision

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44 Parties Laud Violence-free Bayelsa LG Polls

Forty four political parties under the umbrella of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Bayelsa State yesterday lauded the ‘violence-free’ conduct of the local government election last Saturday by the State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC). A statement issued in Yenagoa, the state capital, and signed by IPAC Chairman, Mr. Eneyi Zidougha, described the election as peaceful, hitch-free and credible, noting that

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Afraid of Reprisal, Army Warns Personnel to Stay Clear of Police.

Urges travelling officers and men to wear mufti Insists police team didn’t inform other agencies of mission on Taraba kidnap kingpin The Nigerian Army has taken steps to guard against possible reprisal from the police against soldiers following the killing last week in Taraba State of three members of a special anti-crime squad who were transporting a suspected kidnap kingpin,

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Buhari Drops Ita Enang as National Assembly Aide

Strong indication has emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari has dropped Senator Ita Enang as his aide on National Assembly Matters (Senate). Enang, a former senator from Akwa Ibom State, was appointed a special adviser to Buhari during the president’s first term. He has continued to act in that capacity in president’s second term, even when his appointment, like that of

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El-Zakzaky, wife head to India for medicare

Couple were at the verge of losing their lives, followers maintain Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, have travelled to India for medical attention in company of Kaduna State government officials, security personnel and members of the sect. IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to The Guardian yesterday that the couple arrived

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