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See Senators who got what, as Saraki names 65 Senate c’ttees
After several months of lobbying and horse-trading, the tension which before now gripped members of the upper legislative chamber, over who gets what in the committees to oversee various ministries, departments and agencies of government, seems to have been doused. This came as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday named the.....
Senate Presidency Comments: Ihedioha blasts Okorocha
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the April 11 governorship election in Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has debunked the recent media reports credited to Governor Rochas Okorocha, that he could have been the current Senate President if he.....
Buhari, Jonathan blew N11.7bn on presidential poll –Group
Fresh facts emerged yesterday over how much the two main political parties and their presidential candidates spent during this year’s election. The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Dr Goodluck Jonathan spent N11.7 billion. Briefing journalists in Abuja on its findings of.....
We’ll Stop Money-Bag Politics in PDP, Says Secondus
Party tasks INEC on credible  polls in Kogi, Bayelsa The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said the present National Working Committee (NWC) of the party is pursuing an agenda to revolutionise the party so that the idea of money-bag politicians dictating things in the party.....
Ihedioha Accepts Supreme Court Ruling, Tasks Okorocha on Governance
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha has accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court which dismissed his challenge of Governor Okorocha's victory in the April 11 election. In a statement he personally signed, Ihedioha also tasked Governor Okorocha to direct his energies towards providing.....
PDP govt responsible for Nigeria’s woes —Okorocha
The Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum and governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has said the mismanagement of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government was responsible for the sufferings experienced in the nation, assuring that the All Progressives Congress, APC government would address all the challenges facing Nigeria. said the APC.....
My ministerial nomination not because I’m Okorocha’s in-law – Prof. Anwukah
FORMER Vice Chancellor and ministerial nominee from Imo State, Professor Anthony Anwukah, yesterday,said his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari was based on competence rather than his relationship with the state governor,Rochas Okorocha. He said the appoint was based on the president’s belief that he can deliver services to Nigeria contrary.....
Buhari appoints Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman
  …5 Commissioners…new appointments get nod of NCS, await Senate confirmation…NCS commends Jega on 2015 elections…Yakubu to supervise Kogi, Bayelsa guber President Mohammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Yakubu who is taking over from the Acting Chairman of.....
Adesina not knowledgeable in politics, says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has questioned the political knowledge of Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, describing him as an embarrassment to the presidency. On Sunday, while reacting to the accusation of Olisa Metuh, PDP’s spokesman, that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war was one-sided,.....
Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken record – Adesina
The Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said that PDP National spokesperson, Olisa Metuh is sounding like a broken recorded following the latter’s accusation that President Buhari was hounding and arresting PDP former governors with his antigraft campaign and rewarding former APC governors that.....
Why INEC can’t conduct Kogi, Bayelsa elections —Falana
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana on Sunday explained why the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacked power under the 1999 Constitution to take decision on the Bayelsa and Kogi States governorship elections. According to him, since statutorily it requires five national commissioners, it would be illegal to.....
PDP blasts presidency, APC over Akpabio’s arrest
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday reacted to the ongoing investigation of former Akwa Ibom State governor and Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying the presidency is only using its anti-corruption posture as a tool to witch-hunt PDP members and perceived political opponents of APC.....

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