Dyepkazah Shibayan

    APC drama continues as another court prevents Giadom from ‘parading’ self as NWC member

APC drama continues as another court prevents Giadom from ‘parading’ self as NWC member

A high court in Rivers state has restrained Victor Giadom, national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from parading himself as the acting national chairman of the party. The ruling is coming a day after a court of coordinate jurisdiction reaffirmed him as acting national chairman of the party. The ruling of a high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) [...]

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    Buhari rejects UK report on ‘genocide’ against Christians in Nigeria

Buhari rejects UK report on ‘genocide’ against Christians in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a report alleging that there is genocide against Christians in the country. In the report, the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief, a group made up of  British parliamentarians, said Christians are being targeted because of their faith in Nigeria. But in a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Boko [...]

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    ‘Offenders should be executed’ — group asks n’assembly to enact stricter laws against rape

‘Offenders should be executed’ — group asks n’assembly to enact stricter laws against rape

A humanitarian group known as Clans Club International (CCI) has called on the national assembly to enact stricter laws against rape. The group suggested execution or life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of a rape charge. A total number of 717 rape cases have been recorded within five months, according to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP). On Thursday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of [...]

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    ‘Godfatherism must end’ — oba of Benin speaks on Edo election

‘Godfatherism must end’ — oba of Benin speaks on Edo election

Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, oba Ewuare II, oba of Benin, says "godfatherism" and "consensus candidate" must be eradicated from the politics of Edo state. In a statement on Thursday, the oba said these two "political vices" are antithetical to the fundamental basis of democracy. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant in Edo, is reported to be backed by Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national [...]

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    FG to establish special courts for rape cases

FG to establish special courts for rape cases

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says plans are underway to establish special courts for the speedy trial of rape cases. There has been surge in the number of rape cases recorded in the country. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), had said 717 rape cases were recorded within seven months. Speaking a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Malami said his office [...]

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    Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo election, is set to emerge candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 poll. Ize-Iyamu, who lost to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, four years ago, is believed to have the backing of Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the ruling party. TheCable understands that [...]

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    APC crisis deepens as court reaffirms Giadom acting national chairman

APC crisis deepens as court reaffirms Giadom acting national chairman

A high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) has reaffirmed Victor Giadom as the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The court also ruled that Mustapha Salihu, national vice-chairman north-east, should act as national secretary. The rulings of the court on Thursday were sequel to ex parte motions filed by Salihu. S. U Bature, the judge, held that his [...]

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    ‘Nine years after UNEP report, there’s still no clean-up of Ogoniland’

‘Nine years after UNEP report, there’s still no clean-up of Ogoniland’

An international coalition of civil society organisations (CSO) says efforts by the federal government and oil companies to clean-up Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region are "too weak". The coalition is made up of Amnesty International, Environmental Rights Action, Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Friends of the Earth Europe and Milieudefensie. In 2011, a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on [...]

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    ‘Our party is collapsing’ — DG of APC govs forum calls for NEC meeting over crisis

‘Our party is collapsing’ — DG of APC govs forum calls for NEC meeting over crisis

Salihu Lukman, director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is collapsing with no leader in charge. The APC has been embroiled in a leadership crisis following the appeal court judgment upholding the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the party. While the party announced Abiola Ajimobi, former Oyo governor, as acting chairman, Victor Giadom, APC [...]

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    COVID-19: National assembly begins second round of fumigation

COVID-19: National assembly begins second round of fumigation

The national assembly management will begin fumigating its complex a second time on Thursday. The federal government began fumigating public buildings across the country after the country recorded cases of COVID-19. In a circular dated June 17, Titus Jatau, deputy director of management services in the house of representatives, said the fumigation exercise will be between Thursday and Monday, June 22. "Approval has [...]

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    Confusion in APC as ‘Ajimobi NWC’ reverses nullification of Obaseki’s disqualification

Confusion in APC as ‘Ajimobi NWC’ reverses nullification of Obaseki’s disqualification

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Abiola Ajimobi, acting national chairman, has reversed nullification of the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state. This was the outcome of the NWC meeting chaired by Hilliard Eta, APC vice-chairman south-south, on Wednesday. Last week, Obaseki was disqualified from contesting in the governorship primary election of the [...]

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    Gaidom, ‘acting APC national chairman’, nullifies Obaseki’s disqualification

Gaidom, ‘acting APC national chairman’, nullifies Obaseki’s disqualification

Victor Gaidom, deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has nullified the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from the party's governorship primary election in the state.  Gaidom declared himself as the national chairman of the APC on Wednesday following the appeal court judgment which upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman. The self-acclaimed national chairman of [...]

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    Victor Gaidom declares himself APC national chairman

Victor Gaidom declares himself APC national chairman

Victor Gaidom, deputy national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has declared himself as national chairman of the party. Gaidom made his way to the national secretariat of the APC in the federal capital territory (FCT) where he held a press conference declaring himself as national chairman. On Tuesday, the court of appeal upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the [...]

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    Ajimobi ‘calls’ for peace in APC after Oshiomhole’s suspension

Ajimobi ‘calls’ for peace in APC after Oshiomhole’s suspension

Abiola Ajimobi, acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for calm in the ruling party, according to his aide. However, there are unconfirmed reports that Ajimobi is currently indisposed and not in a position to know what is happening in the party. Ajimobi is assumed to have become the APC acting national chairman on Tuesday after the court of [...]

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    Lai: Atiku spreading falsehood on Nigeria’s debt profile

Lai: Atiku spreading falsehood on Nigeria’s debt profile

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is spreading a false and frightening report on the country's debt profile. Atiku had raised concerns on the country’s rising debt profile. The former vice-president said according to the medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP), Nigeria’s debt to revenue ratio was 99% in the first quarter of [...]

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    Oshiomhole has hawked our party’s soul to pirates, says DG of APC govs’ forum

Oshiomhole has hawked our party’s soul to pirates, says DG of APC govs’ forum

Salihu Lukman, director-general of Progressive Governors’ Forum, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has "hawked" the party’s soul to "buccaneers" whose interests are winning elections unfairly. Recently, there has been unrest in the party concerning Edo governorship election scheduled for September. Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, resigned his membership of the APC on Tuesday after hewas disqualified [...]

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