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Ahead of the November 6 Anambra gubernatorial election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed June 26 for the conduct of its governorship primary election for Anambra. Similarly, the party also pegged the price for nomination from at 20m. Announcing the date and the nomination fee is Al-Mustapha Medaner, APC director of the organisation, in …

The battle for the soul of southwest PDP has been won and lost following the emergence of former deputy governor of Oyo state Taofeeq Arapaja, as the south-west chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP south-west congress was held at Osogbo, the Osun state capital, on Monday. Two candidates locked horns for the …

Former Governors of Lagos and Ogun states Akinwunmi Ambode and Otunba Gbenga Daniel have been named in a 61 member high-powered contact /strategy committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former governors were listed in the committee through a statement issued on Monday by John Akpanudoehede, national secretary of the caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee …

The Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has described the killings during the Ekiti state bye-election as unwarranted while promising that the perpetrators of the violence will be brought to justice. EkocityMagazine had reported how violence marred the bye election held on Saturday,  resulting in the death of three persons, including a policewoman. The election was …

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it does not have business with any of the 74 political parties it earlier deregistered. The election umpire made this clarification on Friday as the status of the parties remains invalid pending a final decision by the supreme court. The commission had deregistered 74 political parties after citing …

The leadership tussle in the southwest PDP between former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has degenerated to another level when the former on Wednesday, warned the Oyo State governor to stop disrespecting him or he will “work against” him Mr Ayo Fayose stated this in an interview …

Former Governor of Imo State and the lawmaker representing Imo West in the Senate, Rochas Okorocha, has been cautioned by the state government to stop inciting the people of Imo if he does not want to be treated as if he was never a governor in the state.The state government called on Okorocha to be …

Popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has appealed to the federal government on Sunday to grant amnesty to bandits in the North and also extend it to the herders involved in kidnappings in the South.Gumi made this appeal in an interview with one of our correspondents, who also said the bandits involved in kidnappings …

The 19 Northern States’ Governors have agreed to take the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when they arrive in the country. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, made the disclosure in his address at a webinar organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, where the safety and efficacy …

The pigeons released by President Muhammadu Buhari during last week’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day refused to fly because they felt their freedom was “too good to be true,” presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has said.