Dyepkazah Shibayan

    Controversial broadcasting code tears NBC, board apart

Controversial broadcasting code tears NBC, board apart

Armstrong Idachaba, acting director-general (DG) of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has disowned a call for position papers on the amendments to the 6th edition of the country's broadcasting code by the board of the commission. Ikra Bilbis, chairman of the commission's board, had in a notice called for the papers on the amendments over concerns he said were raised by [...]

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    Oyakhilome: US protests are over microchips NOT racism

Oyakhilome: US protests are over microchips NOT racism

Chris Oyakhilome, founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, says the protests in the US in the past weeks are not about racism but security microchips. Protests broke out across the US after George Floyd, an African-American, was killed. Floyd died on May 25 after he was arrested by a white Minneapolis officer, who pinned him to the ground for several minutes [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I accept dissolution of APC NWC in good faith

Oshiomhole: I accept dissolution of APC NWC in good faith

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has accepted the decision of the party's national executive committee (NEC) to dissolve the national working committee (NWC) which he led. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, Oshiomhole said he has also asked his lawyers to withdraw his suit at the supreme court. The former Edo governor [...]

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    APC members threatening lawsuit should be expelled, says Salihu Lukman

APC members threatening lawsuit should be expelled, says Salihu Lukman

Salihu Lukman, director-general of the Progressives Governors' Forum, says members of the dissolved national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who go to court over the issues in the party should be sanctioned. Eighteen members of the dissolved NWC said they are consulting their lawyers on their next line of action following the dissolution by the party’s national [...]

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    FG bans purchase of non-essential official vehicles

FG bans purchase of non-essential official vehicles

The federal government says it is cutting down the cost of governance by stopping "non-critical and administrative capital spending" which includes the purchase of non-essential official vehicles. The plan of the government was contained in a document entitled 'what you need to know about the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP)' by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Thursday. The NESP is an outcome [...]

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    Dissolved APC NWC members dare Buhari, mull legal action

Dissolved APC NWC members dare Buhari, mull legal action

Members of the dissolved national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say they are consulting with stakeholders and a team of lawyers on the next line of action. The NWC was dissolved at a national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party that was held at the presidential villa on Thursday. A caretaker committee chaired by Mai Mala Buni, [...]

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    ‘New’ APC swings into action, notifies INEC of Ondo guber primary

‘New’ APC swings into action, notifies INEC of Ondo guber primary

The caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its intention to hold a primary election to pick its governorship candidate for Ondo state. In a letter dated June 25 and addressed to Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker/extra-ordinary convention committee; and John Udoedehe, secretary; said the [...]

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    ‘No victor, no vanquished’ — Giadom reacts to dissolution of APC NWC

‘No victor, no vanquished’ — Giadom reacts to dissolution of APC NWC

Victor Giadom, former deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is "no victor, no vanquished" in the decision of the national executive committee (NEC) to dissolve the national working committee (NWC) of the party. The NEC of the party dissolved the NWC following a leadership tussle. After an order of the appeal court upheld the suspension of Adams [...]

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    Buhari attends controversial APC NEC meeting

Buhari attends controversial APC NEC meeting

The national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced at the presidential villa. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo are among the party members in attendance. The meeting was called by Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary. The president has since recognised Giadom as acting national chairman of the party. https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1276111065168953344?s=19 Buhari declared the meeting open at 12 pm. Senate [...]

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    Edo guber primary will air live on TV, says PDP

Edo guber primary will air live on TV, says PDP

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be aired on live television on Thursday. The exercise will be broadcast on Africa Independent Television (AIT), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Channels Television among others. The poll will take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin city and PDP will be picking its candidate through an indirect primary mode. Godwin Obaseki, [...]

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    Despite Buhari’s endorsement, APC scribe says Giadom’s NEC meeting is illegal

Despite Buhari’s endorsement, APC scribe says Giadom’s NEC meeting is illegal

Waziri Bulama, national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a meeting of the national executive committee (NEC) called by Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary, is "illegal". In a letter dated June 23, Giadom notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of an APC NEC meeting fixed for Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari subsequently endorsed Giadom and promised to attend the meeting [...]

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    Demolition: Nigeria won’t engage in street fight with Ghana, says Garba Shehu

Demolition: Nigeria won’t engage in street fight with Ghana, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will not engage in a street fight over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian high commission in Ghana. Last week, armed men invaded the high commission and demolished some buildings under construction. Although President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise over the incident, the house of representatives and [...]

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    Giadom picks Aso Rock for APC NEC meeting – but ‘Ajimobi NWC’ kicks

Giadom picks Aso Rock for APC NEC meeting – but ‘Ajimobi NWC’ kicks

Victor Giadom, deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has fixed the presidential villa as the venue of the party's national executive council (NEC) meeting.  In a letter dated June 23 and seen by TheCable, Gaidom informed Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that a meeting of the party's national executive committee (NEC) would take [...]

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    How a PH court barred Obaseki from PDP primary — and confusion ensued

How a PH court barred Obaseki from PDP primary — and confusion ensued

On Tuesday, confusion ensued over two rulings of the federal high court, Port Harcourt, on the participation of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, in the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). After he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP granted a waiver to Obaseki to contest in its primary election. The governor defected to the PDP after the [...]

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    Police: Why we went to APC national secretariat

Police: Why we went to APC national secretariat

The police say they deployed officers in the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order. Officers, who said they were acting on the "orders from above", stormed the party headquarters on Tuesday afternoon and asked staff and journalists who were already in the building to go out. A few journalists were [...]

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    Police seal off APC national secretariat as crisis festers

Police seal off APC national secretariat as crisis festers

The police have sealed off the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. Officers who said they were acting on the orders from above stormed the party headquarters on Tuesday afternoon and directed staff and journalists who were already in the building out. A few journalists were later allowed in under the condition that they would not to conduct [...]

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