Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has ruled out plans to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and return to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Obaseki, who secured his second term mandate on the PDP's platform after failing to get the APC's ticket said his integrity would not allow him to abandon the party which provided him cover when he was in distress.
OCTOBER 1 INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: PRESIDENT BUHARI TO BROADCAST TO THE NATION As part of activities marking the 61st Independence Anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7am. All television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), respectively, for the address.
Photo Credit: Premium Times Following the ratification of the Ifeanyi Ugwanyi zoning report which ceded the office of the National Peoples Democratic Party chairman to the North, many observers have predicted that the party had put its zoning crisis behind it. But they were wrong because another round of zoning crisis has been triggered as the northern PDP caucus has been divided on who should get the slot.
A lot of developments are going on in the PDP ahead of the Thursday NEC meeting of the party where the decision of the zoning committee that the North should produce the next chairman of the PDP will be rectified. Photo Credit: Leadership Different groups in PDP including the Northern caucus of the party and some aggrieved party members from the South-West who believe that the national chairmanship should be micro zoned to the South-West are preparing for a showdown at the NEC meeting of the PDP on Thursday.
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The South-East politicians in PDP appear not to be working together to ensure that the PDP zones its 2023 presidential ticket to the South-East. Even though the PDP has zoned its national chairmanship to the North, there are indications that Northern PDP politicians are still interested in producing the 2023 presidential candidate of the party.
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The opposition PDP is considering a lot of factors ahead of its national convention as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led zoning committee is working hard to come out with a zoning formula that will favour the party. Photo Credit: The Nation PDP members in the six geopolitical zones have taken a position on which zone should produce the national chairman of the PDP although the South-East was divided in its position.
The heavy presence of security operatives in Anambra State has been declared commendable by some citizens of the Federal Republic while many citizens, surprisingly, condemned the decision to deploy 'Exercise Golden Calm' to the Southeast state, Anambra. Photo Credit: The Nation It could be recalled that Nigeria Military, in collaboration with other security operatives in the country, recently, launched 'Exercise Golden Calm' to manage the rise in the insecurity menaces that face the Anambra State and the neighboring states.
The biggest opposition political party, PDP, is currently entangled in numerous internal struggles for power. The political heavyweights in the party are currently looking for a lasting panacea for the party's current woes. Image culled from The Nation As the search for lasting peace and stability within the PDP continues to explore numerous options, a handful of the party members are considering former senate president, David Alechenu Mark, to become the next chairman of the nation's largest opposition political party.
The race for the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has already begun ahead of the party's national convention. Photo credit: APC Although the ruling party is yet to fix a date for its national convention, the tussle for the position of the party's national convention has continued to generate a lot of attention.
(Photo Credit: Governor Willie Obiano on Social Media) The recent insecurity situation in Anambra State has been so worrisome. In a couple of days, unknown gunmen have carried out wanton crimes in the state, leading to the death of many innocent people and the destruction of properties.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has issued a clarification that the Northern Governors’Forum did not oppose the idea of zoning presidency to the south in 2023. Premium Times reported that the Kaduna state governor said what the forum was against was the language used in the resolution of the southern governors on the issue of power shift.
According to reports, as per The NATION, some members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) have rejected the move by Evelyn Joshua to take over the leadership of the church. Within the last week, Evelyn had thrown out some of her late husband's disciples in what many described as a massive power tussle.
According to a report by The Nation, the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has signed into law the prohibition of open grazing in the state. It is no longer news that farmers herders clashes have been increasing all over the country, farmers complain of herders having their cows graze in their farms while herders complain of their cattle being rustled.
(Photo Credit: The Nation) The agitation for secession has been one of the recent issues in the country. The proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra group, and the Yoruba Nation agitators, have been the two major groups fighting to secede from Nigeria. The IPOB group has, however, caused numerous challenges for the Southeast people.
Following a report by The Nation newspaper. The northern governors and traditional rulers have met in Kaduna to reject the call for power shift by the southern governors. According to the northern governors and traditional rulers, the call for power shift is unconstitutional as it contravenes the 1999 constitution as amended.
Lagos State Police have arrested a man, Adamu Haruna, for allegedly squeezing his 3-year-old daughter to death in the Igando area of Lagos State on Wednesday, September 29. The Nation reports that Haruna, believed to be mentally unstable, however, said he was trying to protect his daughter from attack.
According to reports, about 13 wedding guests have been killed with other persons injured in a fatal motor accident in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. The accident, which occurred close to Akpoku-Udufor community on Sunday, September 26th, involved a Coaster bus which was occupied with passengers and a truck.
Just recently, it has been gathered from a reliable source; that the Borno State Government says that it will close all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps located within Maiduguri, by December 31. This was made known when the Executive Governor of the state Babagana Zulum was addressing the State House correspondents at the end of a closed-door meeting with President Buhari on Friday.
Picture for Illustration. According to a report in the Nation Newspaper, Many people have been killed as a mining site collapsed in Anyiin, Logo, local government area of Benue State on Tuesday. A youth who was present at the mining site told The Nation that the incident occurred in a settlement called Duejime, near Anyiin when the deep gully suddenly collapsed.
According to the report released yesterday, October 15, 2021 by THE NATION, gunmen have abducted the six- year- old twin daughters of Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle, Ekiti local government area, Kwara State. Also the monarch’s driver, maid and security were abducted with the twins.