2019: Ojukwu’s wife, Bianca loses senate bid

Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, has lost her bid to contest the Senate seat in 2019. Bianca, the widow of the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, failed in her bid for the Anambra South All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, ticket. Bianca was beaten by Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu. In …

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Jigawa Deputy Gov. wins APC senatorial ticket

The Jigawa Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, has been elected as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Jigawa Northeast Senatorial District in 2019 general elections. According to NAN, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Alhaji Bello Ibrahim, announced the results in Hadejia on Thursday.He said that Hassan scored 1,863 …

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Tambuwal, Obasanjo in closed-door meeting

Sokoto State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Tambuwal, is currently in a closed-door meeting with former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The meeting is holding at the Abeokuta residence of the former president located within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library complex. Tambuwal was …

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Fuel tanker explodes in Akure, many feared dead

An articulated vehicle loaded with fuel has gone up in flames, in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The accident occurred when the petrol tanker, on top speed, tried to avoid colliding with another car. It lost control and immediately exploded when it fell. The accident occurred few meters away from …

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Why Govs El-Rufai, Akeredolu visited Buhari

Governor Nasir El-Rufai and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the visit of the two governors, who headed straight to the president’s office, may not be unconnected with the …

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APC Primaries: Danladi wins Taraba governorship ticket

Former Taraba Acting Governor, Mr Sani Danladi, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) party primaries, defeating nine other aspirants who contested with him. The Chairman of the APC governorship primary election for Tarabe, Sen. Emmanuel Ocheja, while declaring the results at the Fast Track Hotel in Jalingo in the …

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Leah Sharibu: CAN, CPJ call for suspension of political activities

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and a faith-based NGO, Catalyst for Global Peace and Justice (CPJ), have appealed to the federal government to suspend political activities in the country until the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, and over 100 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity regain their freedom. …

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2019: APC postpones Oyo senatorial primaries

The Oyo State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) Senatorial primaries for the three districts in the state on Tuesday suffered a setback due to logistics problems that affected the conduct of the elections in the designated centres across the state. DAILY POST learnt that the development has …

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EFCC opposes contempt charge against Lai Mohammed

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a motion filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, seeking to commit the Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to prison for alleged contempt. Usman is standing trial alongside former …

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Dino Melaye wins Kogi West PDP Senatorial ticket

Senator Dino Melaye was on Tuesday affirmed as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flagbearer for Kogi West senatorial district for the 2019 general election. There was a twist in the primary as four other contenders in the race were not cleared by the party screening committee while two others stepped …

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2019: I’m the bridge Nigeria needs now – David Mark

Frontline Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark has urged delegates to the national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to vote for him in the interest of unity, stability and prosperity of the nation. Senator Mark told party faithful in his Otukpo, Benue state country home today, …

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Ekweremadu picks PDP Senatorial ticket

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ticket for the Enugu West Senatorial District. In the Senatorial primary conducted at the Enugu West Zonal Headquarters, Awgu, on Tuesday, Ekweremadu polled 690 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr. Isaac Okah, who …

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