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PDP Governorship primaries: Okowa wins in Delta, Ugwuanyi in Enugu

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Jethro Ibileke/Asaba The incumbent Senator representing Delta north senatorial district at the national assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday night braved all odds to emerge governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2015 general elections. Senator Okowa won the election with 406 votes against his closest rival, David Edevbie‎’s 299 votes, while […]

Jimi Agbaje wins PDP Lagos governorship ticket

•Jimi Agbaje: PDP governorship candidate for Lagos State

Jimi Agbaje, pharmacist and businessman has beaten Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to emerge the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos state, He will face Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election next year February. Agbaje won 434 votes to Obanikoro’s 346 votes. The result was announced at about 11:20pm […]

Ogun APC primary: Ballot snatching aborted, 7 persons faint

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Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta Member of the House of Representatives, Kehinde Odeneye, and six other persons today fainted after inhaling the teargas thrown by the police during the primaries of the All Progressives Congress,APC in Ijebu-Ode. They were rushed to the hospital to recover. The primary was to pick the person to represent the Ijebu Central […]

Seized Russian plane chartered by France, says ambassador

The Russian Antonov cargo plane: Not carrying weapons for Chad

The Nigerian defence authorities have confirmed they had detained a Russian cargo plane carrying military equipment in the north Nigerian city of Kano. The country’s defence chiefs announced on Twitter that the Antonov aircraft was held pending an investigation into its provenance and what it was carrying. Its unscheduled arrival early on Saturday stoked speculation […]

Breaking news: Ballot box snatched in Ijebu-Ode at gun point

A ballot box snatched in Ijebu-Ode

The All Progressives Congress primary to pick the party’s House of Representatives candidate for Ijebu Federal constituency, turned ugly this evening in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, as the ballot box was snatched by hoodlums at gun point, with armed policemen watching. Indications that the election could not but end up a farce were demonstrated early, with […]

Thugs invade Ebonyi courts, molest judges and workers

Illustration: riot in Ebonyi

Youths suspected to be political thugs on Friday in Abakaliki invaded Ebonyi Court complex and disrupted proceedings in the various courts. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), about 1,500 hoodlums besieged the court premises and attacked judges and other judicial workers. Witnesses said that the thugs invaded the judiciary at about 9 a.m. […]

Defeated Sokoto senator slaps House of Rep member

Senator Umaru Dahiru Tambuwal: vents frustration on rep member

By Haladu Abubakar/Sokoto A frustrated governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto state, Senator Umaru Dahiru Tambuwal vented his anger on a delegate and member of the House of Representatives, at the primary that produced Speaker Aminu Tambuwal as the candidate last night. Senator Dahiru slapped Isah Salihu Bashar Kalanjeni representing Tangaza/ Gudu […]

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