Category Archives: POLITICS

‘PDP not decided on 2023 presidential candidates’

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday debunked the rumour that it had reached a conclusion on which part of the country its next presidential candidate would come from. PDP alleged that politicians in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who had become jittery of its rising political fortunes were at work in planting seeds

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Wage’s consequential increments at states’ discretion, governors insist

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday said it had reviewed current progress in the implementation of the new minimum wage law and resolved that consequential increments will depend on the capacity of individual state government. Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti State, who stated this in Abuja after the body’s sixth meeting, asserted that the Federal Executive Council

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From Kogi, Impunity at Its Finest!

Penultimate Friday’s impeachment of Kogi State’s deputy governor, Simon Achuba, was a clear travesty of justice that could not stand all legal, political and moral tests. Olawale Olaleye writes The political and legal rascality that took place in Kogi State recently, where former deputy governor Simon Achuba was wrongfully and illegally impeached by the state House of Assembly, obviously under

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Supreme Court Upholds Wike’s Re-election

The Supreme Court has upheld the victory of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the 2019 gubernatorial election.  The Apex Court, in a judgment delivered by a panel of three Justices upheld Wike’s appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal which reinstated the petition of the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara.  The Rivers State

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Fact Check: Did Pastor Tunde Bakare declare self Nigeria’s next president last Sunday?

A video of senior pastor and founder of Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, with claims that he will be Nigeria’s next president has been widely shared on social media platforms and media reports as a recent video. Two separate reports published on Monday, 23 by news platforms, Vanguard and Legit, claimed that the politician pastor made the declaration during the

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FEC Approves N166bn for Repair, Construction of 14 National Roads.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N166 billion for the repair and construction of 14 federal roads across the country, a statement from the Ministry of Works and Housing has said. The statement, which was sent to THISDAY yesterday by Mr. Hakeem Bello, who is Senior Special Adviser on Communications to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde

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Atiku, PDP head to Supreme Court as tribunal affirms Buhari’s victory

• President ‘eminently qualified’ to contest poll, panel declares • Lawan, Gbajabiamila, Bello, Okorocha, others, hail ruling • Verdict unjust, say CUPP, Musa, Galadima, others • It’s time to move nation forward, put bickering behind, says Buhari The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT), which dismissed the suit filed by the

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