Lagos PDP Elects Doherty New Chairman Despite Court Order

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday elected a former governorship candidate of the party, Deji Doherty as its Chairman in a special election despite a court order stopping the election of new members into the State Working Committee. Doherty polled 27 votes to beat Omotanwa Kudirat who garnered 21…

APC Crisis: Convene NEC Meeting Or Resign, Governors Tell Oshiomhole

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to convene an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) or resign his position immediately. In a statement tagged, ‘APC and our inconceivable organisational challenges: Urgent call to our leaders’, signed by the Director General…

Bayelsa Guber: APC Has no Candidate, Ozekhome Explains High Court Judgement

A human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has said Tuesday’s judgement of a Federal High Court in Abuja that disqualified the Deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 gubernatorial election, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo meant that the party has no governorship candidate. Ozekhome in his reaction to the judgement said the constitution…

‘Stop this Folly’, Atiku Warns Against Passage of Anti-Hate Speech Bill

A former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has warned against the passage of the proposed hate speech that was introduced in the Senate. Atiku in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said the bill is an abuse of legislative process since freedom of expression…

Sowore: Soyinka Berates DSS, Calls on CSOs to Unite and Fight Impunity

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has berated the Department of State Services (DSS) over its continued detention of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore despite meeting his bail conditions. Soyinka in statement issued Tuesday night said the actions of the secret police was childish and gone beyond acceptable level. He called on Civil Society…

PDP Excludes Former Guber Candidate From Party Activities

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Edo state has announced the exclusion of its former gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu from all party activities over his alleged plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement issued by the state publicity secretary of the party, Chris Nehikhare said the exclusion will remain…

Confusion as APC Suspends Oshiomhole, Passes Vote of No Confidence on Obaseki

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the party’s national chairman and a former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole and the state’s Secretary of the party, Lawrence Okah from the party. In a statement issued on Tuesday and jointly signed by the state’s chairman, Anselm Ojezua and Assistant state…