Our inauguration legal, valid – Ogun PDP chairman

The new chairman of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Honourable Samson Bamgbose, has said the inauguration of the new State Executive Committee last Friday complied with the laws of the land and therefore valid. Bambgose, who said this on Sunday, was reacting to a statement credited to Prince Uche Secondus and Senator Umaru Tsauri, National Chairman and National Secretary of the PDP respectively, dissociating the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party from the newly inaugurated state executive committee in Ogun State. But Bamgbose, in a statement, noted that while the position of the NWC was not unexpected, “it is disturbing that our leaders in this great party still do not understand (or just don’t care) that all

Ogun State PDP congress followed due process – Kashamu

The Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has said that the recently held congresses of the party, which produced a new set of party executives in the state, followed due process. Kashamu stated this in a statement entitled “Setting the records straight on Ogun State PDP executive committee” released in Lagos at the weekend. According to the former lawmaker, the statement became imperative in light of falsehood and misinformation being peddled by some people. Kashamu said contrary to the lie being bandied in some quarters, that an order was made by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court stopping the conduct of PDP congresses in Ogun State, there was

Enemy of The State Who Leaked Buhari’s Speech – by Femi Adesina

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You have possibly watched the 1998 action-thriller film with the above title, starring Will Smith. It was the box office hit story about a group of people plotting to kill an American Congressman, and the tape of the plot was discovered. Well, an Enemy of the State struck in Nigeria on Monday, but this time, it was no fiction. It was real-life act of sabotage from somebody who does not wish his own country well at all, and who derived a sinister kind of pleasure from undermining the system. President Muhammadu Buhari was to broadcast to the country by 8 p.m, to give an update on the battle against COVID-19, and what becomes of the lockdown that had lasted four weeks, particularly

We Are Ready For Genuine Reconciliation ―Kashamu

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State who was also its gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has stated that he is ready to reconcile and work with aggrieved members of the party in the state to ensure its success. Kashamu, who stated this in a statement he released on Thursday in Lagos as a follow up to the earlier one released on April 14, 2020, called on all aggrieved members of the party to come together to forge a strong front. According to him, “I have the mandate of all the altruistic leaders and elders of the party in Ogun State to declare once again that we are willing, ready, and available for genuine

Reps begin investigations into Auno killings, super camps

The House of Representatives has begun investigations into the rationale behind setting up of super camps and withdrawal of troops from roads in the Northeast to camps by the Nigerian Army. The investigation was being carried out by joint House Committee on Army, Air Force, Defence and National Security in Abuja. At an investigative hearing on Tuesday,  Chairman, House Committee on Army, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas (APC-Adamawa), said the attack on travelers by Bokon Haram in Auno community would also be investigated. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on Feb. 9, a group of heavily armed men in trucks carried out an attack and mass murder, looting, arson and kidnapping against traveling civilians in Auno. Auno is a town situated along Kano – Maiduguri road, Konduga

Reps approve N346.3 billion NDDC 2019 budget

Reps reject bill in favour of six-year single term for president, Governors

The House of  Representatives has passed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N346.388 billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), for its 2019 operations. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a report on the bill by the NDDC Chairman, Rep. Olubumi Tunji-Ojo (APC-Ondo), at the Committee on Supply, on Wednesday in Abuja. The House approved an overhead expenditure of N13.4 billion, N4.08 billion for internal capital expenditure and N306.6 billion for development projects. Addressing journalists after the passage of the bill, Tunji-Ojo said that the implementation of the budget was expected to end by May 31, as the house commenced the process to approve the 2020 budget for the commission. He explained that in the past, the NDDC had been running its

APC Agrees To Respect Court’s Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole As Its Chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will respect the decision of the Abuja High Court suspending Mr Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party. The acting National Secretary of the party, Mr Victor Giadom, stated this while addressing a news conference at the APC headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to Giadom, the APC is a law-abiding political party and remains committed to obeying court orders. He disclosed that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party would meet soon to deliberate on the challenges facing the APC. Meanwhile, a team of policemen has taken over the national secretariat of the ruling party in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The security operatives said they were at the secretariat to prevent any

Why Court suspended Oshiomhole as APC National Chairman

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Jabi, on Wednesday, temporarily suspended Adams Oshiomhole from performing the duties of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC. The court, in a ruling by Justice Danlami Senchi, directed that Oshiomhole should remain out of office pending the determination of a substantive suit that was brought against him by some aggrieved members of the party. The order followed an application of interlocutory injunction that six plaintiffs, led by one Mustapha Salihu, filed through their lawyer, Mr. Oluwole Afolabi. They had among other things, prayed the court to oust Oshiomhole from office, alleging that he was previously suspended as a member of the party from his Etsako ward 10, in Edo State. Whereas

BREAKING: Court orders suspension of Oshiomhole as APC National chairman

Aggrieved APC NEC members pressure Oshiomhole to resign

The FCT high court has given an order restraining Comrade Adams Oshomole from parading himself as the National Chairman of the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC. By this ruling, the former Labor Leader and Governor of Edo State, seizes to be the chairman, pending the outcome of various legal battles. In his ruling Hon. Justice Senchi Z. Danlami gave an order of interlocutory injunction restraining Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from parading himself as the National Chairman of the APC, pending the hearing and determination of the substance suite. Comrade Adams Oshomole has been in the eye of the storm lately, as he was recently suspended by his party at his Ward, Local Government and State levels. It was on this premise the injunction

Supreme Court dashes Ihedioha’s hopes, declines to sack Uzodinma

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, declined to restore Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Governor of Imo State. The apex court, in a decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, reinstated the judgement it gave on January 14, which declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as the validly elected governor of Imo state. In the lead verdict that was delivered by Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the apex court, held that Ihedioha's application to set-aside the judgement that removed him from office lacked merit. It held that the application was an invitation for the Supreme Court to sit on appeal over its own final judgement. However,