BY KINGSLEY OPURUM ....the call for the adoption of independent candidacy by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) began to gather momentum again when Senator Ken Nnammani-led Constitutional and Electoral Reform Committee recommended the inclusion of independent candidacy, its implication and workability, ahead of 2019 general elections s the 2019...
The Defence Headquarters says the Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have not committed any illegality in extending the service of career officers. Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director Defence Information gave the clarification in a statement on Thursday. Enenche said that the clarification followed a publication captioned: “How Service...
U.S . President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he did not have any recordings of his conversations with ousted Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether...
Edo State gubernatorial tussle between Governor Godwin Obaseki of the APC and the candidate of the PDP, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has moved from the tribunal to the Supreme Court, PATRICK OCHOGA writes. Expectedly, the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was optimistic that the five-man-led Appeal Court panel would rekindle its...
BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA Recent happenings within the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, including suspension of chieftains and the emergence of interest-serving groups within the party as well as the defection of prominent politicians from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP)...
By Adebayo Waheed, The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has warned that conducting Diaspora voting during the period of recession will cost Nigeria million of dollars and logistic requirements. Speaking at an international conference on "Enfranchising the African Diaspora: Comparing Notes across Sub-Saharan Africa" held at the...
 Tope Fayehun, Akure The Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law. This came after the state House of Assembly had passed the budget of N170,846,580 billion into law on Monday, following its increment from the initial N169,720,580 earlier presented to the lawmakers by the...
BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike and the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, have disagreed on the current leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Wike, while speaking in a live phone-in programme of...
By Ahuraka Isah and Solomon Ayado, Abuja Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the senate now intends to use law amendments and new legislative proposals to narrow corruption opportunities to the barest minimum in the country. Consequently, he has ordered Senate Anti-Corruption Committees to begin taking petitions from members of the public...
By ANTHONY AWUNOR, Lagos Senator Florence Ita-Giwa yesterday said allegations leveled against her over diversion of relief materials she sourced from the National Refugee Commission for victims of fire outbreak in Dayspring Island Bakassi are politically motivated. Senator Ita-Giwa Ita-Giwa who stated this at a press conference in Lagos said she...