Crisis: APC Shops for Oshiomhole’s Replacement

Adams Oshiomhole

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The storms are far from over for the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole. Multiple sources inform that forces against him have started shopping for his replacement. “The position of National Chairman is zoned to the South south, so it will remain there but we are looking outside Edo for his replacement”, one of the sources told The Source. Former Cross River state governor, Clement Ebri, immediate past governor of Akwa Ibom state, Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Edo governor, Osariemen Osunbor are…

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Okorocha Suffers Setback as Party Denies Uche Nwosu

Uche Nwosu

By Gideon Njoku Uche Nwosu, son-in-law to the out-gone Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, and governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, got the shock of his life when his party denied him on Friday,  May 31, before the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Owerri. He, thus, suffered  a setback. It all started when two lawyers, Chief Okey Ehieze and, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, battled for who should represent the  Action Alliance, AA. While Akintola told the Tribunal that he was representing Uche Nwosu and the Action…

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Bello Faces Uphill Task To Remain In Office For Second Term, As Workers Welfare May Mar His Chances

Yahaya Bello

By Akinwale Kasali The chances of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to remain at the Lugard House is an Herculean task, as neglect of workers welfare could Mar his chances to remain in office for the next four years. The Nigerian Labour Congress, Kogi State chapter revealed that the governor has failed to make the welfare of civil servants his main priority. Though, infrastructure wise, Labour hailed the Bello administration for been proactive, but has neglected workers. When the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, visited Kogi State to…

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IPMAN Set To Increase Fuel Price From N145

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigerians are on the verge of experiencing another pump fuel price increase. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to ensure that private depot owners maintain the official ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) at N133.28 per litre. The Chairman, IPMAN, Ore Depot, Mr Shina Amoo, who said this in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos…

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Ogun Assembly Majority Leader quits APM, returns to APC

Majority Leader in Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyinka Mafe, on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of his membership of the Allied Peoples Movement. Mafe, who represents Sagamu 1 State Constituency in the Assembly, stated in his withdrawal letter read at Plenary by the Speaker, Mr. Suraj Adekunbi, that he had returned to the All Progressives Congress. “I had earlier written a letter to leave APC. I write to officially withdraw the letter and I wish to notify you that I remain a member of APC Next Level, “ he stated. The…

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Rivers: Mr President, Please, Shame Them

Comfort Obi

By Comfort Obi “A mad person feels no shame. The shame is felt by relations” The above is an Igbo saying. It’s one I take seriously. On a number of times, it has guided me. I think President Muhammadu Buhari should think about this saying as the scary situation in Rivers state unfolds. Going through national newspapers, everyday, these past few weeks, my question has remained the same: Does Mr President know the truth about Rivers? Or, have they been giving him a different story line? The problem in Rivers, a top…

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Rivers: Amaechi’s Camp Collapses As Presidency Wades In

Things have fallen apart in the camp of Rotimi Amaechi following revelation by one of his trusted allies that the Minister of Transport plotted to hijack power in the state by crook. The deputy governorship candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC Akpo Bomba Yeeh disclosed this in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital shortly after he decamped to the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP. Yee has also announced his withdrawal from the race. Reacting to the development, Barrister Teni Aduno, a Lagos lawyer said the implication of Yee’s resignation is that…

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For Governor Mohammed Abubakar, a Summons to Greatness

By Yidentity RevMov For Mohammed Abubakar the Governor of Bauchi State, this must be one of the longest nights of his life. Today, Monday, 25 March 2019, the court is likely to rule on whether or not the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, can proceed with collation of the result of Tafawa Balewa LG in the governorship elections in the state. If the court vacates its injunction, as many think it will do, the Governor would have played all his cards, as he fights desperately to cling to a disappearing…

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Electoral materials hijacked in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River has confirmed the hijack of electoral materials in four local government areas of the state. The areas are Abi, Bakassi, Obubra and Etung. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Frankland Briyai, confirmed the development shortly after monitoring the voting process at some polling units in Calabar Municipality and Calabar South. He said that report of hijack at Yakurr Local Government Area of the state was yet to be confirmed, noting that the commission would record zero scores in…

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Court Case: BCO Writes EU, US; Afenifere, Ohaneze, NCF And PANDEF Back Atiku

By Uche Mbah The Buhari Campaign Organization, BCO, has written to the International Community-specifically the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom urging them to prevail on the Presidential Candidate of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, not to go to Court over the 2019 Presidential Poll. Writing separate letters to EU, US and UK through their consulates and High Commissions in Nigeria, the group said the International Community should emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded defeat without going to Court. “We…

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