John Ogbonna

Dino Melaye’s Recall: INEC to verify petitioners, notifies Senator

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Senator Dino Melaye has however dismissed the petition, adding that the whole thing is shrouded in money politics. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has acknowledged receipt of the petition for Senator Dino Melaye’s recall. The Electoral body also said that it will verify if the petitioners are registered voters in Kogi West Senatorial District. According to a statement sent ...

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Man killed, as police, armed robbers exchange fire in Ibadan

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From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan A two-man gang of armed robbers that operated on a motorcycle last Friday shot a middle-aged man dead at Mokola area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The incident occurred about 5p.m at Adelaja Junction, Mokola Ibadan. The victim, whose identity was yet to be ascertained, was said to be returning from a pool centre when ...

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Kaduna economy will nosedive if Igbo leave – Northern, Igbo stakeholders

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Vacuum created will be filled –Gashash, businessman From Sola Ojo, Kaduna The tremor caused by the quit notice given to Igbo in the northern parts of the country by a coalition of Arewa youth organisations sent a shock wave throughout the economy of Kaduna State, where the order was issued at the Arewa House, which is symbolic of the unity ...

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Windstorm destroys houses in Ringim

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Windstorm has destroyed 91 houses in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa, an official of the Council said. Information Officer of in charge of the Local Government Area, Alhaji Mustafa Nababi said, on Saturday, in Dutse, that the windstorm happened on June 21. He explained that the destroyed houses were in two villages of the council. He said 75 of ...

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In Jos: Chris Giwa defects to PDP, says it holds key to better Nigeria

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Giwa, who said that he had “no immediate ambition”, promised to work for the return of Sen. Jonah Jang to the senate in 2019. Mr Chris Giwa, ACN candidate for the Plateau governorship seat in 2011, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Giwa, proprietor of Giwa FC of Jos, who was received at the party’s secretariat in Jos ...

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In Anambra: Independent Democrats sacks pioneer chairman

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The party's new Chairman, Mr. Ikechukwu Okafor said Omeife's actions were "against the philosophy of the party." The Independent Democrats (ID) in Anambra State says it has sacked its pioneer state chairman, Mr. Omeife Omeife. The party accused Omeife of anti-party activities. Speaking to newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Awka, the state capital, the party's new Chairman, Mr. Ikechukwu Okafor ...

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Bode George: PDP chieftain to dump party for APC, says Ajomale

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Ajomale pointed to indications of the recent interest the PDP chieftain has shown in the ruling party as proof. People's Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George is set to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) according to the Lagos Chairman of the APC, Chief Henry Ajomale. Ajomale made this revelation in an interview with Sun, saying, "I mean it. Mark ...

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Supreme Court sacks Senator, Rep

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Orders them to refund salaries, allowances The Supreme Court of Nigeria yesterday, ordered Sani  Abubakar Danladi, representing Taraba North Senatorial District, to vacate his seat and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days. In the same breath, the apex court sacked the House of Representatives member for Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency, Herman Hembe and ordered him to return ...

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Atiku: Ex VP goes to farm in ‘agbada’ and twitter lost its chill

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Former Nigeria Vice President caused a twitter storm when he showed up in a farm; looking all clean and spotless. Former Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, probably thought he was doing the planet a favour when he put up a picture of himself in a farm. Nigerian leaders and politicians alike have been singing the diversification song a lot these ...

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Sani Danladi: Supreme Court sacks Taraba Senator, orders him to refund salaries

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The court also declared Alhaji Shuaibu Isa Lau, as the senator representing Taraba North. The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday, ordered Sen. Sani  Abubakar Danladi, representing Taraba North Senatorial District, to vacate his seat and refund all salaries and allowances he received within 90 days. The court also declared Alhaji Shuaibu Isa Lau, as the senator representing Taraba North. ...

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