Osun election protest: PDP chiefs ‘mentally unstable’ –Aregbesola

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday described leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party who protested to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of the state governorship election as “mentally unstable.” Aregbesola said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he formally presented the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu ...

Violent confrontations, gunshots greet Benue PDP senatorial primaries

John Charles Makurdi Violent confrontations and gunshots have marred the senatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party in Makurdi, during which at least 10 persons were reportedly injured. Several people on Thursday night sustained severe injuries, with over 20 vehicles badly damaged during the party’s Benue South senatorial district primary elections, held at Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Our reporter who monitored the situation observed that thugs barricaded the entrance to the venue of the primary for the state and national assemblies in Benue South senatorial ...

BREAKING: Aregbesola leads Osun governor-elect, Oyetola, to meet Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, on Friday led the state governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting was held at the President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Oyetola emerged as the winner of the governorship election in Osun State after a re-run election that followed the September 22 election in the state. The meeting was still in progress at the time of filing this report. Details later…

Isreali PM undergoes new graft questioning

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a new round of questioning on Friday over one of several graft cases that have threatened to topple him, Israeli media reported. The veteran premier’s 12th round of questioning as a suspect in various cases comes two days before his wife Sara appears in court on charges of misusing state funds for catering at their official residence. The prime minister has not been charged in any of the cases. Netanyahu has been repeatedly questioned over allegations involving Israeli telecoms giant Bezeq and its largest shareholder, Shaul Elovitch. The premier is a ...

2019: APC govs meet Buhari, protest rancorous primaries

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo, Leke Baiyewu, Alexander Okere, Kayode Idowu, Peter Dada, and Ted Odogwu Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the party’s rancorous primaries in different parts of the country. It was learnt that the governors who were at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, protested against the handling of the primaries by the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the APC. READ ALSO: FG, APC plotting to disrupt our convention, says PDP The complaints of the governors ranged ...

Nigeria is Africa’s troubled giant, says Campbell

Gbenga Adeniji A former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr John Campbell, has said though Nigeria possesses extraordinary potential, it is the truly troubled giant of Africa. Campbell stated this in a new book he co-authored which was presented to the public on Thursday in Lagos at the US Consul General’s residence. READ ALSO: Osinbajo and angry Christians in Northern Nigeria He also saluted the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians in the book titled, “Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know” Campbell stated in the book that virtually every major university in the English-speaking world hosted Nigerian ...

Shettima, Al-Makura win senatorial tickets

Kayode Idowu and Umar Muhammed THE Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has picked the All Progressives Congress ticket for Borno Central. He won the primary conducted on Wednesday, which result was however announced on Thursday morning. He polled 2,735 votes to beat his opponent Alhaji Ali Wurge who scored five votes. Announcing the result, the Chairman of the APC Borno Central Senatorial Electoral Committee, Ahmed Almaduzu, said Shettima scored a total of 2,735 to defeat his only rival in the race, Alhaji Wurge with five votes. Shettima in a brief acceptance speech shortly after the ...

Three aspirants reject APC Reps primary in Daura

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Three All Progressives Congress aspirants for the Daura/Maiadua/Sandamu federal constituency of the House of Representatives, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from, on Thursday evening, rejected the party’s primary poll to elect a candidate for the 2019 House of Representatives election. The aspirants are Alhaji Daura Salisu, Alhaji Aminu Jamu and Alhaji Kabir Abdullahi. Speaking at a press conference in Daura, they alleged that a candidate was imposed on them by the Katsina State Government and “the party machinery.” They consequently called for a direct primary ...