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Ize-Iyamu: Edo guber poll must be issue-based

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in this interview, speaks on the build-up to the poll and measures to be adopted to ensure that it is violence-free. Felix Nwaneri reports     In this era of COVID-19 pandemic, how are you going […]

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NDDC scandal has exposed APC’s govt – Akinwonmi

    Elder Yemi Akinwonmi is the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE, he examines the probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the outcome of the party’s primaries in Edo and Ondo states   What is your view of the current probe […]

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NWC-backed Ogun PDP elects new exco, vows to unseat APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, supported by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), yesterday elected new state executive members to pilot the affairs of the state chapter for another four years. At the state congress, which held inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, a former House of Assembly member, Hon. […]

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Defection: Dogara is nursing presidential ambition in 2023 – PDP BoT

Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin has challenged former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to come out clean and tell Nigerians why he left the party for the All Progressives Congress (PDP).   Also Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir said […]

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Kalu receives tumultuous welcome in Abia, says Abia North now construction site

The Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu Monday arrived Abia State for the first time since he regained his freedom via Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo State amid a tumultuous welcome as people defied the rain to receive him.   Various groups, party stalwarts and supporters […]

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Ondo 2020: Jegede’s emergence exposes cracks in PDP

There are indications that all is not well in Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since the emergence of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the party’s candidate on July 22.   This indication emerged on Monday at the presentation of certificate of return to the candidate by the PDP leadership. None of the […]

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Ondo 2020: Appeal Primaries Committee summons Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governorship Appeal Primaries Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday summoned the governor and candidate of the party for the October 10 governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN).   Akeredolu, who won the governorship primaries contested by 12 aspirants on July 20, appeared before the committee at the party’s National Secretariat in […]

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Edo: 3 Commissioners dump Obaseki’s govt, declare support for Ize-Iyamu

  Three Commissioners of Edo State Oil Gas Producing Area Development Commission (EDOSOGPADEC) on Monday resigned their positionsand declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The Commissioners are Prince Emmanuel Odigie, Alhaji Aiwanu Oshiomhole, and Osamwonyi Atu representing Edo Central, Edo North Senatorial districts respectively and Orhionmwon. Hon. […]

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The sick card

When illness, hospitals come   FELIX NWANERI reports on the drama that usually ensues, whenever politically exposed personalities and other public office holders are arraigned in courts or summoned by probe panels to give account of their stewardship   Are some public officers playing the sick card over alleged corruption? That is the question being […]

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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole apologies to Enigies for endorsing Obaseki as gov

*Leads Ize-Iyamu to receive blessings of Dukes in Benin Kingdom The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has received the blessings of the Enigies (Dukes) in the Benin Kingdom to emerge victorious in the September 19 election. Besides, the immediate past National Chairman of the APC, […]