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I’m being pressured to join APC – Fayose

I’m being pressured to join APC – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday said there was pressure on him to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but said he would not yield, even if he had to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose, who spoke at a gathering in Ado-Ekiti, said the practice of “use and dump” adopted […]

2019: We’ll not disappoint Kwarans on guber candidate – Labour Party

2019: We’ll not disappoint Kwarans on guber candidate – Labour Party

…says A’Court judgment on Amao welcome development The Kwara State Chapter of Labour Party (LP) has said the party will not disappoint Kwarans in picking its candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state even as it described the Appeal Court’s victory sacking Alhaji Abdulhakeem Adelaja Amao as an important development in the affairs […]

2019: Saraki, Tinubu, Atiku, others hold the ace

2019: Saraki, Tinubu, Atiku, others hold the ace

By Mumini Abdulkareem With the release of the time-table for the 2019 election by INEC, the race for the nation’s highest political office has begun. For President Muhammadu Buhari, the 2019 presidential election may not be a walkover if he chooses to run. About a dozen politicians are already showing signs that they are interested […]

No big deal about party chieftain’s defection – Oyedepo

No big deal about party chieftain’s defection – Oyedepo

By Kayode Adeoti The embattled chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara State chapter, has said that there is no big deal about the defection of some of the party chieftains to the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) Speaking with Pilot Politics last night, he said the defection of some of the party members is […]

N500m Campaign Fund: Witness spills messy details on Belgore, ex-minister’s involvement

N500m Campaign Fund: Witness spills messy details on Belgore, ex-minister’s involvement

By Mumini AbdulKareem Soiled details of how embattled former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Kwara State, Dele Belgore (SAN) and ex-minister of National Planning, Prof. Suleiman Abubakar allegedly received N500 million from the looted $115 million by former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke was narrated in court by one of the prosecution witnesses on […]

Ahmed signs N160bn 2017 budget, hints on approbation  

Ahmed signs N160bn 2017 budget, hints on approbation  

By Mumini Abdulkareem                    Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has assented to N160.9 billion 2017 budget as passed by the Kwara state House of Assembly. Speaking during the signing ceremony in his office on Wednesday, Governor Ahmed said with the signing of the budget into law, his administration will commence execution of some major capital projects immediately, starting with […]

2015 LP Guber Tussle: A’Court sacks Amao, affirms Omotosho authentic candidate

2015 LP Guber Tussle: A’Court sacks Amao, affirms Omotosho authentic candidate

By Mumini AbdulKareem      The Court of Appeal in unanimous decision has struck out the suit filed by a member of the Kwara State Chapter of Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Adelaja Amao challenging his replacement as the authentic gubernatorial candidate of the party during the 2015 governorship elections in the state, National Pilot can report. In a 32- page […]

2019: Kwankwaso accuses Atiku, Ganduje of plotting to float a new party

2019: Kwankwaso accuses Atiku, Ganduje of plotting to float a new party

Former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has alleged that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and incumbent governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, are plotting to float a new party ahead of the 2019 elections. Kwankwaso also alleged that both men, who are top chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have been “hobnobbing” with […]

PDP crisis: Babangida, Gov Dickson in closed door meeting

PDP crisis: Babangida, Gov Dickson in closed door meeting

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, and former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi met behind closed door in Minna, the Niger State capital, on Wednesday. The meeting took place at the retired General’s Hilltop mansion. According to reliable sources, the meeting was centered around the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Babangida is a […]

Discordant tunes trails INEC timetable in Kwara

Discordant tunes trails INEC timetable in Kwara

The release of time table for the 2019 Presidential/National Assembly elections and Governorship/State Houses of Assembly election across the country by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has generated comments within the polity across the country from various political parties with argument that the development might prioritise politics at the expense of good governance by […]