PDP leads in Obudu bye election

 By Ita Akpan Calabar  People Democratic Party, PDP has taken the leads in the recent Obudu State Constituency by-election conducted by the National Electoral Commission, INEC over the weekend. Declaring the result of the Bye-election, Dr. Anthony Inyang who was the returning officer of the bye-election announced that PDP candidate, Abbey Ekpukpen leads 3 other candidates with a total 12,712 votes. Breaking down another result, Dr. Anthony said, opposition candidates Ishamali Bendebel of All Progressives, APC Congress secured 4345 votes, Awafang Clement of Mega Party of Nigeria scored 132 votes…

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Planed strike: ASUU rejects Babalakin-led FG negotiation team

By Ita Akpan Calabar The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the organized working body of  Universities in Nigeria, has inanimously rejected the Federal Government negotiating team led by Wale Babalakin for what they termed  lack of confidence in his ability to continue with members of the Union. President of  ASUU Biodun Ogunyemi said this at its meeting at the University of Calabar, Calabar, on 4th-5th of August 2018. NEC reviewed the state of affairs in our country – with special focus on the crisis in…

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Aniocha Oshimili Constituency: Anene makes case for Elumelu, says Mrakpor has failed

 Onome Prosper  A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Delta State, Elder Anene Chigbue has carpeted the the member representing the Aniocha Oshimili Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, for not been able to attract any development to the constituency. Speaking with journalists in Asaba, the Delta state capital, Elder Anene said with the poor performance of Hon. Mrakpor there is the need for a more capable and experienced legislature, in the person of Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumulu, who represented the constituency before be allowed to salvage the…

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Defections not a threat to APC – Hon Saka

By Suraju Raji Lagos A lawmaker representing Ikorudu constituency in Lagos House of Assembly, Hon Saka Sholaja Nurudeen, has asserted that defection by same legislators in the National House of Assembly to PDP and ADP does not constitute a threat to victory of All Progressive Party(APC) in Lagos and Nigeria in general. Hon Saka Sholaja Nurudeen who spoke exclusively to the reporter in his office said ”Ikorodu residents are all memberS of APC and consequently people should expect more votes to APC than the previous election. Speaking on defection of…

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Group vows to defend democracy, pushes for active participation of youths in politics

By Onome Prosper  A one day seminar / sensitization  programme tagged; “The true face of democracy and grassroots mobilization” put together by Advance Guard for Grassroots Democracy, has ended in Asaba, the Delta State capital with a call on the youths to rise up and demand accountability from political office holders. The guest lecturer at the event which drawn participants across the Asaba and beyond, Barr. Philip Nwokolo, regretted that Nigeria democracy excludes proper grassroots participation, making it impossible for the citizens to feel the impact of democracy. He argued…

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CRS : Gov Ayade, Others dismiss defection rumours to APC By Ita Akpan

Ita Akpan Calabar Rumors fling the air concerning the possible defection of three serving governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC were on Friday being dismissed by officials and party stakeholders. Governor Ben Ayade, one of the three governors quoted in the reports dismissed the speculations in its entity saying, his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari was centered specifically on governance and not on politics as it is generally imply. The other two governors, in the defected news rumor includes Dave…

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Okowa bags NOC merit award

… Says award will inspire him to do more  By Onome Prosper FOR his outstanding roles in the development of sports in the country, Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has bagged Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Merit Award. In a colourful award ceremony held in Asaba, President of NOC, Engr Habu Gumel personally presented the award to the governor at the ceremony which also, saw such notables personalities as Rt. Hon. Sir Adetokumbo Ademola, Sir Awotire Eleyae, late Alhaji Babayo Shehu, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Sir Isaac…

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Okowa Fans Club unveils agenda for Okowa’s re-election

By Onome Prosper   A group under the aegis of Okowa Fans Club (OFC), has pledged full support for the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. Rising from a meeting at Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta state, It also passed a vote of confidence on the governor, calling on the opposition to drop their 2019 ambition and wait till 2023. The convener of the group, Dr. Patrick Enuneku, who reviewed the activities of the state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, in the past three years…

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I will transform Cross River, Ibeshi promises indigenes of the State

By Ita Akpan Calabar First National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Cross River chapter, an  envoy to African Development Bank and also  one time House of Reps member for Obudu, Obanlikwu/Bekwarra federal constituency, Hon. Emmanuel IBeshi has declared his intention to run for  the governorship race in the 2019 elections in the  State. He promised to transform the entire Cross River State to an enviable status. Ibeshi made the declaration yesterday at the Transcorp hotel in Calabar while addressing a mammoth crowd concerning his gubernatorial ambition saying that the…

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Mamuzo advised political parties to field grassroot politicians in their primaries

 By Onome Prosper As political parties in Nigeria prepares for their primary elections to elect flagbearers, the  Chairman of Nigerian Peoples Congress (NPC), Comrade Mamuzo Gabriel JP, has cautioned the delegates against choosing money bags and unpopular candidates, stressing that delegates should choose candidates who knows the needs of the electorate. Comrade Mamuzo who is currently the Chairman Leagues of Political Parties Chairmen (LPPC) in Delta state, while addressing newsmen in his office at Asaba, the state capital, advised all parties faithful who will emerged as delegates in their party…

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