2021 National Convention: PDP Extends Sales of Form For National Officers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the extension of sale of nomination forms for national officers for the October 30 to 31 National Convention, from the earlier announced date of Friday, October 15, 2021, to Sunday, October 17, 2021 Consequently, the last date for the submission of duly completed forms has also been extended from Saturday, October 16 to Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Accordingly, … Continue reading 2021 National Convention: PDP Extends Sales of Form For National Officers

Buhari renews Dikio’s appointment as Amnesty Programme Administrator

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointment of Milland Dikio as Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for another one-year tenure. The retired Nigerian Army Colonel was first appointed PAP chief in August 2020. A statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said despite the challenges, Dikio has been able to “command widespread respect” among Niger Delta stakeholders. Powerful forces had attempted to get the … Continue reading Buhari renews Dikio’s appointment as Amnesty Programme Administrator

Alleged N400m fraud: Absence of judge stalls re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh, ex PDP Publicity Secretary

The absence of Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday stalled the re-arraignment of former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, over alleged N400 million fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had, on Sept. 28, fixed today for Metuh’s re-arraignment, following Justice Egwuatu’s inability to sit on that day. The case, which … Continue reading Alleged N400m fraud: Absence of judge stalls re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh, ex PDP Publicity Secretary

Former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu Emerges Consensus Chairmanship Candidate Of PDP

Former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu has emerged the consensus chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His choice came after a marathon meeting of the Northern Caucus of the PDP held at Bauchi State Governors’ Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja. The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PDP had zoned the position of National Chairman to the North apart from endorsing the decision of the Zoning … Continue reading Former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu Emerges Consensus Chairmanship Candidate Of PDP

Reps begin debate on 2022 budget, worry over debt profile

Members of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, commenced debate on the general principles of the 2022 Appropriation, expressing concern over the country’s debt profile. The lawmakers said it is worrisome that the sum of N3.9 trillion is allocated for debt servicing in the N16 .3 trillion budget proposal for 2022. Onofiok Luke, while contributing to the debate, said efforts must be made to reduce … Continue reading Reps begin debate on 2022 budget, worry over debt profile

PDP chair: N/Central picks Ayu as Mark, Gana, Idris,others step down

A former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has emerged the preferred candidate of North Central in the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ayu emerged after a marathon meeting of the leaders of the zone on Tuesday night at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja. Addressing journalists after the meeting, Benue Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, said the leaders from the … Continue reading PDP chair: N/Central picks Ayu as Mark, Gana, Idris,others step down

PDP to APC, Save Nigerians Your Lamentations

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept their mass failures in party management and governance and stop bothering Nigerians with their regular lamentations. Our position is predicated on a statement by the APC in which it claimed to have improved on electoral process in the country, whereas what abounds in our nation is a painful story of … Continue reading PDP to APC, Save Nigerians Your Lamentations

Anambra 2021: Okowa, Ozigbo receive hundreds of APGA defectors to PDP

Barely three weeks to the election of the next Governor of Anambra State, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has gained more ground as hundreds of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) members in the state decamped to the PDP, declaring support for the party’s governorship candidate, Valentine Ozigbo. The APGA members, led by the Anambra State youth leader, Eziokwu Magnus, were welcomed to the PDP by … Continue reading Anambra 2021: Okowa, Ozigbo receive hundreds of APGA defectors to PDP

Obaseki meets Buhari, demands FG funding for Edo ranches 

…hails Senate for approving  electronic transmission of election results Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has called on the federal government to provide funds for those in  private business to set up ranches in the state. He tabled this demand to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja. Speaking to State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Governor while acknowledging that many southern states have passed the … Continue reading Obaseki meets Buhari, demands FG funding for Edo ranches 

Kano APC Crisis: Buhari’s Group May Clash With Ganduje, As Shekarau Rally Other Lawmakers To Instal New Party Chairman

A meeting of some Kano federal lawmakers at the residence of Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of the state, has raised fresh dust on the lingering crisis in the state’s chapter of the ruling party. The meeting held ahead of Saturday’s state congress of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Shekarau, a two-term former governor of the state and current senator representing Kano Central, had … Continue reading Kano APC Crisis: Buhari’s Group May Clash With Ganduje, As Shekarau Rally Other Lawmakers To Instal New Party Chairman