Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Governor Nyako Impeached!


Adamawa State House of Assembly members this afternoon July 15th impeached the state governor, Murtala Nyako, following a report by a 7-man investigative committee that probed allegations of gross misconduct and financial impropriety against him.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Only PDP can save Nigeria –Jonathan

 President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said only the Peoples Democratic Party could save Nigerians despite the challenges facing the party.

Jonathan stated this in Sokoto State during a grand rally and reception organised for a former governor of the state, Attahiru Bafarawa, who defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress with his supporters.

My APC idea is to stop the PDP-Atiku

 Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
The ex-VP said these in an online interview with our correspondent on Friday.

Speaking on his frequent defections, Abubakar said they were not personal but constitutional aspirations. He insisted that the constitution allowed him to express himself politically, socially and economically.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Tambuwal and the burden of proof

Olalekan Adetayo

Many political analysts will not blink an eye before saying that while the body of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, may still be considered to be with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, his soul is with the All Progressives Congress.

Friday, 7 February 2014

President may meet the Governor of Rivers State soon

 Governor Rotimi Amaechi and President Goodluck Jonathan

The source, who is close to the President, told our correspondent that the President was asked to make peace with anyone capable of helping him to win the 2015 presidential election.

‘Mu’azu’s peace talks with Obasanjo failed’

former President Olusegun Obasanjo
Investigations on Thursday showed that Obasanjo insisted when the new PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu visited him on January 26, that Jonathan  must  honour his alleged promise in 2011 not to contest the 2015 presidential election.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Anyone can Defect- Tinubu

 Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
THE National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said that those who defected from the APC or joined it had rights to do so.

Tension rises in Senate!!


The Senate for the second time in two days held an executive session  on Wednesday because of  the fear that an open deliberation  on the defection bid of the 11 Peoples Democratic Party senators to the All Progressives Congress could generate tension.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Uproar as APC Reps stall 2014 budget debate

 Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal

Members of the All Progressives Congress  in  the House of Representatives on Tuesday stalled  debate on the 2014 Appropriation Bill.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Saraki and 10 others shun Meeting wih Mark

 Former Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki

Former Kwara State Governor  Bukola Saraki and 10 other  Peoples Democratic Party senators,  who  defected  to the All Progressives Congress,   twice  shunned  their scheduled   meeting with Senate President  David Mark on Monday.

Monday, 3 February 2014

PDP is bereft of ideas- Atiku


In a press statement in Abuja today, he described the PDP as bereft of ideas and refusing to live up to the promises it made in the past.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

PDP on the move!!!!!!!!

Following the release of the 2015 election timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission, permutations on how the presidential candidates of the various political parties will emerge have begun.

Timetable will not favour Jonathan- INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission has described as unfair and unfortunate comments credited to the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, and a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, over the 2015 general elections.

While the governor was said to have alleged that the timetable for the election was done to favour President Goodluck Jonathan, the ex-Minister had claimed that “blood will flow” after the 2015 election if it was not free and fair.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Why i refused to run against Baba OBJ- Atiku

Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday adduced reasons he refused to run against former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003.

Senate President abscence stalls defection of 11 Senators

The absence of Senate President David Mark  from Thursday’s Senate plenary, stalled the defection of  11 aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party senators to the All Progressives Congress.

The aggrieved senators had written to Mark informing him about their decision to leave the PDP for the APC.

Reps reject bid to simplify impeachment of President

Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal
Members of the House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a proposal to simplify the process of removing the President and Vice-President from office.

The proposal was contained in a bill seeking to amend Section 143 of the 1999 Constitution by deleting it and replacing with an entirely new section 143.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Adamu Muazu in a consultative Meeting!!!!!!!!!

National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and governors, elected on the platform of the party, held a closed door meeting with the PDP senators at the official residence of Senate President David Mark on Wednesday.

Northern Elders warns politicians

Northern elders on Wednesday warned politicians against making inflammatory statements on issues of politics.

Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, who read a prepared speech on behalf of other members of the council, specifically directed his warning to some unnamed people in the northern region.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Breaking News: SSS Releases El-Rufai

The State Security Service released the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, in the early hours of Tuesday after quizzing the ex-minister for about 15 hours.

El-Rufai in SSS Custody


The State Security Service on Monday detained a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Nassir el-Rufai at its headquarters in Abuja.
Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, accompanied by Senator Chris Ngige, drove el-Rufai to the SSS office.
Amaechi said he was mandated by the leadership of the APC to accompany the ex-minister. Other party chieftains, including the APC national secretary, Mr. Tijani Tumsah, who also accompanied el-Rufai, were barred from entering the SSS premises.