You Can’t Rig Edo Election, PDP Tells APC

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You Can’t Rig Edo Election, PDP Tells APC     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that there will not be any chance to rig the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State. In a communique on Thursday, the PDP urged the APC to prepare for a defeat, stressing that no fabricated reports would suffice tool enough to arm-twist the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into manipulating the outcome of the poll. According to a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP asked the…

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Ondo Deputy Governor Challenges Impeachment In Court

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Ondo Deputy Governor  Challenges Impeachment In Court       The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking it to stop the state House of Assembly from impeaching him. Listed as defendants in the suit are; the House of Assembly, the Inspector General of Police, the state Commissioner of Police, the Department of State Services and the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr David Oloyeloogun. In the suit, the Deputy Governor asked for an order of perpetual injunction…

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Breaking: Ondo Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice To Deputy Governor, Ajayi

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Breaking: Ondo Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice To Deputy Governor, Ajayi     The Ondo State House of Assembly has served a notice of impeachment to the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. 14 of the 26 members of the Assembly signed the notice on Tuesday, while nine voted against the decision. Details later.

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Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Recovers From COVID-19

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Ondo Governor, Akeredolu Recovers From COVID-19     After days in self-isolation, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested negative for COVID-19. Governor Akeredolu in a weekly press briefing on Monday confirmed the development. He said the doctors confirmed his negative status after running the test twice.

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Appeal Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi Governor

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Appeal Court Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi Governor     The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as the governor of Kogi State. A five-man panel of justices of the court upheld Governor Bello’s election in a judgement delivered on Saturday in the nation’s capital. The court had dismissed the appeals filed by four political parties challenging the governor’s re-election in the November 2019 governorship poll. Those who filed the appeals were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Action…

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Saraki Blast APC For Linking Him With Cybercrime Suspect, Hushpuppi

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Saraki Blast APC For Linking Him With Cybercrime Suspect, Hushpuppi     A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that he had no form of association with cyber-crime suspect, Ramon Abbas better known as Hushpuppi. Saraki described the report, credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC), which tried to link him to Hushpuppi as irresponsible and cheap politics. The APC’s statement, signed by its Deputy Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, had demanded the probe of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, including Saraki, over their alleged romance with Abbas. However, Saraki…

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APC Calls On EFCC To Probe Top PDP Members Linked To Hushpuppi

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APC Calls On EFCC To Probe Top PDP Members Linked To Hushpuppi     The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday said there were links between major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the US indicted fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as ‘Hushpuppi’ and added that those links should be investigated. In a statement signed by the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the APC alleged that there have been reports of “criminal conspiracy linking” top members of the PDP to the disgraced Instagram aficionado. According…

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President Macron Names Jean Castex As Prime Minister After Philippe Resigns

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President Macron Names Jean Castex As Prime Minister After Philippe Resigns     France President, Emmanuel Macron has appointed Jean Castex, as the country’s new prime minister after Edouard Philippe’s resignation. He replaces Edouard Philippe, who resigned earlier today with his government after President Macron promised a reshuffle for the last two years of his term. Mr. Castex, 55, a senior civil servant played a key role in the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He coordinated France’s reopening strategy after the lockdown. One senior French official described him as…

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APC Caretaker Committee Members Meet Tinubu

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Members of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have met behind closed-door with National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. The meeting held on Thursday at the residence of the former Lagos State governor in the Ikoyi area of the state. Yobe State Governor and APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Mai Mala Buni, as well as his Kebbi State counterpart and Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Atiku Bagudu, led other members to the meeting. Others in attendance were the Secretary of APC Caretaker Committee, Senator Akpan Udo-Edehe,…

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Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Obaseki Over Alleged Certificate Forgery

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Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking Disqualification Of Obaseki Over Alleged Certificate Forgery     A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit seeking the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the September 2020 governorship election in the state for allegedly forging his university certificate. Justice Anwuli Chikere struck out the suit following the absence of the lawyers to the plaintiffs and defendants. The suit was filed on May 29, 2020, by Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin, and Amedu Anakhu, ahead of the governorship election scheduled to…

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