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US expresses concern, disappointment on Edo, Ondo polls

THE United States (U.S) has expressed concern over the coming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states. In a statement on Friday, Washington said it was bothered by the deteriorating political climate in Edo State in particular. It expressed disappointment with the role played by some political actors in the state. It said: “As long-time…

Benue: Moro wants Idoma governor in 2023

The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Moro, on Saturday, stressed the need for power to shift from the Tiv areas of the state to his Idoma tribe in 2023. Our correspondent reports that the Idoma tribe of Benue south are yet to hold on to the foremost seat since the creation of…

Edo 2020: Impeach Obaseki now, former Rep tells state lawmakers

Members of the Edo State House of Assembly have been urged to immediately impeach Governor Godwin Obaseki to serve as deterrent to other who wantonly breach the country’s Constitution. A two term member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sunday Karimi, who gave the charge, Saturday, in Lokoja, Kogi State, asserted that a governor who…

Edo Assembly crisis: PDP tackles AGF over directive to IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the directive by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to provide security for certain individuals “parading” as members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly is unconstitutional. Malami had, in a letter dated August 5, 2020,…

Nasarawa Assembly to appeal judgement nullifying indictment of former SSG

Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe says, the House would appeal the judgement nullifying the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Tijani over alleged N248.5m unaccounted funds for school projects in the state. He stated this Saturday in Lafia while addressing journalists over…

Nigerian Speakers condemn ‘siege’ on Edo Assembly

The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria has condemned the recent ‘siege’ on Edo State House of Assembly. This was contained in a statement signed by Chairman of the group and Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Saturday. While reacting to the incident, the group alleged that the…

PDP Governors condemn police invasion of Edo Assembly

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned Thursday’s police invasion of the Edo state House of Assembly. Describing the invasion as illegal, the governors said the action was meant to give cover to the unlawful and unconstitutional acts allegedly hatched by some “former members-elect” of the Assembly. The governors,…

Court sacks Zamfara APC excos

A high court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, on Friday dissolved the executive council members of wards, local government and state levels of the All Progressive Congress in the state. Alhaji Surajo Garba and 138 others, who are political allies of Senator Kabir Garba Marafa had earlier sued the state party executive council members…

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