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ABA — An Abia State chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Isaac Nkole, has cautioned the party against re-admitting the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Uzor Kalu. This call came on the heels of a visit by a high-powered PDP delegation led by the incoming National Secretary of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, at his Aso-Villa, Abuja home. Nkole alleged that Kalu, “Is in a desperate move to return to the PDP having discovered that...

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PORT HARCOURT — Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said it was doubtful if the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), will assent to the Electoral Act, as amended by the National Assembly. He expressed this reservation while speaking on an African Independent Television programme, monitored in Port Harcourt, on Thursday. Wike wondered why the president would be seeking advice from the Independent National Electoral Commission on a law that has been passed by the...

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AWKA — The Indigenous People of Biafra has said it is not against the restructuring of Nigeria. The Media and Publicity Secretary of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, said this on Monday in a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State. The group, however, said its major demand was for a referendum to decide whether “Biafra” would continue to be part of Nigeria or not. He said, “Nigeria government must bear one...

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ABUJA — Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have said Nigeria must be restructured for the nation to survive. Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, said this in an address he delivered at a retreat for newly-elected officers of the party, in Abuja, on Tuesday. He noted that the nation was currently in dire straits on virtually all...

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MAKURDI — A former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has made his intention known to run for president in the 2023 general elections, Vanguard reports. Saraki made his intention known during his visit to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, in Makurdi, whom he called a good party man under the People’s Democratic Party. According to the report, Saraki was in Makurdi with former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada,...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian House of Representatives has rejected a bill that allows citizens to sue the government for not providing basic welfare. The bill suffered a setback at the house of representatives on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sergius Ogun, a lawmaker from Edo, the legislation seeks to amend section 6 of the Constitution to allow the judiciary to entertain cases on the provision of basic welfare as contained in chapter 2. Speaking on the bill,...

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ABUJA — The governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal has said Nigeria must be restructured for the country to overcome its current challenges. The governor disclosed his stance on Tuesday at an event organized for the newly elected officers of the party in Abuja. Tambuwal who is also the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum, said the PDP is ready to work to ensure that Nigeria achieves greatness. “It is indeed time...

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ABUJA — The National Chairman-Elect, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, has said that for the party to reclaim power, it must demonstrate to Nigerians that it could run a better government. Ayu stated this at a two-day PDP National Retreat 2021 with the theme: “It’s time to rescue Nigeria” held on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that Nigerians would not vote for the party simply because it had done it before, but must...

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ABUJA — The Concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders has appealed to the party’s Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to announce a specific date for the party’s planned National Convention without delay. Alhaji Aliyu Audu, the Coordinator of the group also known as APC Rebirth Group made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Audu said this was necessary since President Muhammadu Buhari had approved February 2022 for the conduct of...

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Civil Society Organisations, on Monday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral amendment bill passed and forwarded to him by the National Assembly. The National Assembly has passed the bill and on November 19, transmitted the document to President Buhari for assent. While the Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, Clement Nwankwo, asked Buhari to use the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting to sign...

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