Bayelsa: Sylva goes spiritual, Dickson holds rally

There was tension in Bayelsa State on Monday as the embattled Governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, and a cleared aspirant for the Peoples ... Full story

Appeal court sacks Benue Speaker

THE Appeal Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State Capital yesterday sacked Speaker of the State House of Assembly, ... Full story

Kano guber poll: Kwankwaso, opponent know fate Tuesday

The Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed November 1 for judgment in the petition filed by the gubernatorial candidate of the All ... Full story

Constitution amendment: Govs set to send bill to N’Assembly

Plans have reached an advanced stage by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to send a private member bill to the National Assembly (NASS) on Constitution Amendment. The Chairman of the Forum, Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State who dropped the hint in Abuja, Monday, ahead of the meeting of the body, however, declined to elaborate. The National Assembly had since set up a joint committee on constitution amendment, headed by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. ... Full story

Tribunal upholds Adamu’s election

Senator Abdullahi Adamu representing Nasarawa West senatorial district, Nasarawa State has again won at the National Assembly election tribunal sitting in Lafia. Delivering judgement on the matter brought before it by General Abdullah Ibrahim Aboki (retd) of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), against senator Abdullahi Adamu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Tribunal Chairman, Justice Steven Okon said the petition was wrongly filed and that it was not in conform with section 18 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended and accordingly dismissed the petition. In a related development, the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital has dismissed a petition filed by the former member, House of Representative representing Nasarawa/Toro Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Samuel Azamu Egya against, the Musa Baba Onwanna of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) for failure to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt. ... Full story

Sokoto 2012: Wamakko, Gada lock horns over PDP ticket

TUNDE OMOLEHIN writes on the ongoing political cloud that is gradually engulfing the Sokoto State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the forthcoming governorship primary election During the just concluded April general election, four governors on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the North-West geo-political zone secured automatic tickets to contest the governorship poll. The incumbent Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, was the sole candidate selected to pick the party’s ticket after he emerged un-opposed in the state before the cancellation of the process. ... Full story

We’re ready for today’s polls in Kaduna, says INEC chief

AHEAD of today’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly polls in Kaduna State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it was set to conduct the rescheduled elections in the state. ... Full story

Governors’ class of 2011

Amosun, Ahmed win Ogun, Kwara, Doma loses in Nasarawa,Lamido, Amaechi, Fashola, Akpabio, Suswam re-elected,Chime, Orji, Geidam, Aliyu retain seats, Kwankwaso returns to Kano Govt House,Stalemate in Imo, Ajimobi floors Alao-Aka ... Full story

Voter’s apathy mars Governorship election in Kano

Prospective voters in Ido-Ani, a town in Ose local government area of Ondo State were on Tuesday morning shell-shocked as they watched in awe as a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ... Full story

Hail to the Chief! Jonathan!

Clinches 25% or more in over 24 states • Buhari wins 25% in more than 14 states • Ribadu wins in Osun • Shekarau gets no state ... Full story

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