2019: What will happen if Igbos fail to support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of…

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JUST IN: 23 Members Of Kwara Assembly Defect From APC To PDP

Twenty-three members of the Kwara State House of Assembly have announced their exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers on Wednesday said they were defecting from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defection comes one day after the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, dumped the ruling party for the opposition party. Both leaders had decried lack of dialogue and fair treatment allegedly by the APC leadership. “I have realised all along, there are some others in the party leadership…

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Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal Defects From APC To PDP

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. He made the announcement amid hundreds of supporters who stormed the Government House to declare their support for him. Governor Tambuwal explained on his Twitter handle that he took the decision after a wide consultation with the people of the state who assured him of their support for his next political move. The announcement comes after…

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Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, according to incomplete official results. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is poised to win with a substantial majority. However, the opposition MDC Alliance has claimed the vote is rigged, and said on Tuesday that its candidate Nelson Chamisa had won the election. South African president says the country will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation. In a recorded address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will “finalise a proposed amendment” allowing the…

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Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned and has also renounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and had crossed over to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Ibeto who handed over his letter of resignation at the Ministry of External Affairs was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria. The Benue State lawmakers that served notice of impeachment on Governor Samuel Otom, says they formed a quorum before serving the notice of impeachment on the governor. Former Majority Leader of the Benue State Assembly,…

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37 House of Reps members dump APC

A total of 37 members of the House of Representatives have defected from Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Of this number, 32 joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while four joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC). One later announced he was also leaving the APC but did not state his new party. Announcing their defection on Tuesday during plenary, the first 36 lawmakers cited division at all levels of the APC as the reason for their defection. Prominent among the defectors are Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson…

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DEVELOPING; EFCC, Police Did Not Invite Me, Ekweremadu Laments.

Nigerians woke Tuesday morning to the news of the police’s siege on the offices and homes of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu. Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has lamented the siege laid to his home by men of the Nigeria Police and the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A statement by Ekweremadu’s Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, said neither police nor DSS invited the lawmaker, noting that he was expected to preside over Senate’s plenary on Tuesday in the absence…

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Police summon Saraki over murder of 31 persons

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has summoned Senate President Bukola Saraki over the killing of 31 persons following an armed robbery attack in his home state of Kwara. The police said 31 persons were killed in the April 5 attack which shocked the nation. Police said the suspects arrested in the attack confessed to being sponsored by Mr Saraki, describing it as the most deadly armed robbery in the country’s history. Mr Saraki was previously summoned by the police in June, but the invitation was abruptly withdrawn and the…

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Presidency: Buhari Impartial to Muslims, Christians Enjoyed Similar Concession

Following the outcry over the concessionary exchange rate of N197 to the dollar granted to Nigerian Muslims embarking on this year’s hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the presidency has refuted allegations that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is partial to Muslims, adding that Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem also enjoyed the same concession last year. This came as the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday clarified that the federal government did not grant any FX waiver to Muslim pilgrims. The commission’s spokesman, Alhaji Uba Mana, made the clarification in a statement…

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JONATHAN ARRIVES ZAMBIA AS LEADER OF AU ELECTION MONITORING GROUP

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday touched down in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, where he will lead a team of observers from the African Union. Mr. Jonathan immediately convened a press conference to introduce his team to local authorities, as well as other international agencies on ground for the poll which is slated for August 11. The AU had appointed Mr. Jonathan as the head of its Election Observer Mission last week, a team that included high profile personalities, diplomats, civic groups and experts. The AU said Mr. Jonathan…

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