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Ayogu Eze

Enugu PDP petitions police, wants Ayogu Eze arrested

The Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the Nigeria Police…

Ayogu Eze

Enugu Governorship ​Poll:​ Court Extends Injunction Restraining Ayogu Eze as​ PDP​ candidate

An Enugu State High Court has extended the order it earlier granted restraining a gubernatorial…

UNN Postgraduate Students Protesting Hike in Fees

UNN Postgraduate students protest hike in fees

Postgraduate students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN] on Friday  barricaded the office of…

Ayogu Eze

Court restrains Ayogu Eze from parading himself as Enugu PDP governorship candidate

An Enugu State High Court has granted an ex-parte order restraining a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by another aspirant, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. It…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Orji wins PDP Senatorial ticket for Abia Central

The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has been elected the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s ticket for Abia Central Senatorial seat. The governor, who was the sole contestant for the position, polled 221 votes of the 222 votes cast with one voided vote. Announcing the results at the…

Jibrilla Bindow

APC Governorship Primaries: Bindow wins in Adamawa

After many days of politicking and hours of voting at the Lamido Cinema in Yola, Jibrilla Bindow has clinched the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial ticket for Adamawa State. Mr. Bindow scored 1,880 votes to defeat Yayaji Yawa who scored 1183 vote to place second, while a former secretary to…

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APC youth group endorses Nda-Isaiah’s presidential bid

Some All Progressives Congress, APC, youth under the aegis of Pan Igbo Youth Movement, have endorsed presidential aspiration of the founder of the Leadership newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah, on the platform of the party. The youth, who made the endorsement when they visited the South East Zonal Office of the Sam…

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

Don’t blame me for your failure, Governor Orji tells Kalu

Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has told his predecessor, Orji Uzor Kalu to stop blaming him for his (Kalu's) political woes. Mr. Orji, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, denied the allegation by Mr. Kalu that he (Orji) handpicked all the candidates for various elective positions in…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

Enugu judge withdraws from PDP chairmanship suit over ‘death threats’

Justice A. R. Ozoemena of the Enugu High Court, on Monday, withdrew from hearing a suit brought by Ikeje Asogwa, praying the court to uphold his purported appointment as the chairman of the Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The judge said he took the action because…

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PDP screens 43 governorship aspirants in South-East

Forty three Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in the South-East were screened to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state, Austin Akobundu , the party’s National Vice Chairman in the zone, has said. Mr. Akobundu said this in Enugu on Sunday. He said the exercise was successful as…

President Goodluck Jonathan visiting scene of Nyanya bomb attack

Media creating false impression about insurgency – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in London said that the media was blowing the security situation in the north eastern part of the country out of proportion. This is contained in a statement issued by Reuben Abati, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. Mr. Jonathan said this at the…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

PDP congresses in Enugu totally acceptable – Chime

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State said on Tuesday that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, congresses in the state were “totally unacceptable’’ to its members and the people of the state. Mr. Chime made the declaration at a PDP stakeholders meeting in Enugu on Tuesday, saying the congresses were not subjected to the will…

Chimaroke Nnamani

Chimaroke Nnamani’s seven-year-old trial a ‘scandal’ – Prosecutor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday asked for a separate trial of former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, in a N5 billion money laundering case. Mr. Nnamani is facing trial alongside seven others accused on a 105-count charge before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The…

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Soyinka visits UNIZIK, urges Nigerian government to protect her citizens

A Noble Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Friday, on Friday visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Unizik, Awka, Anambra. During the visit, Mr. Soyinka had a brief chat with the university vice chancellor, Joseph Ahaneku, in his office and was also later briefly interviewed at the university FM radio station, UNIZIK 94.1 FM,…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

Court dismisses Gov. Chime’s N1.5 bn libel suit against opponent, Guardian newspaper

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, challenging the judgment of a Lagos High court in a libel suit against his political opponent. Mr. Chime had instituted a N1.5 billion libel suit against Okechukwu Ezea, his opponent in…

Ken Nnamani

South East APC tackles Nnamani over Jonathan comment

The South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed outrage over the claim by a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, that the zone would support President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term bid to enable him complete the second Niger Bridge. Mr. Nnamani, who spoke for the South East…

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INEC reschedules distribution of voters’ cards in eight states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) should commence in all local government areas of Kano, Edo, Plateau, Ogun and Imo states from November 7 to 9. The daily bulletin of the commission, issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the approval was given…

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Boko Haram’s capture of my home town immaterial, says Badeh, Nigeria’s Military Chief

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh, has dismissed insinuation in some quarters that Nigeria is under siege of terrorists and insurgents. Mr. Badeh, who was reacting to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, also debunked the claim that the Armed Forces were not…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

D​eposed Enugu traditional ruler sues state government

The deposed traditional ruler of Amandim-Olo Autonomous community in Ezeagu Local Government Council of Enugu State, Harford Agana, has instituted a N30 million suit at the Enugu State High Court challenging his unlawful removal from the throne by the state government. Mr. Agana is claiming among other things N20 million…

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Agbaso left APGA for selfish reasons – Umeh

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has said the defection of Martin Agbaso to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo would not affect its electoral fortunes in 2015. The National Chairman of the party, Victor Umeh, stated this in Awka, Anambra, in an interview with the News Agency of…

Gov. Orji commissions model primary schools

Governor Orji commissions Abia model schools

The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has commissioned new ‘model schools’ in the state. Mr. Orji says the essence of providing model schools for pupils and students in the state is to embolden and give them a sense of belonging. He stated this while commissioning the Ndume Otuka and Afugiri…

Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu

Fresh crisis hit Enugu PDP over chairman’s resignation

Fresh crisis has hit the Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following the sudden resignation of its chairman, Vita Abba, and the appointment of a replacement, Ikeje Asogwa. Mr. Asogwa is the managing director of the Enugu State Housing Development Cooperation. A statement released at the end…

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Jonathan’s aide joins Imo gubernatorial race

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Youth Empowerment, Obi Adim, on Monday obtained the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, form to contest the governorship election in Imo in 2015. Mr. Adim, joined by his supporters, picked the form at the PDP state office on Okigwe Road, Owerri. He later…

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Aviation minister institutes N10m scholarship scheme for indigent students

The Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, on Saturday instituted a N10 million scholarship scheme for indigent school children in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra. Mr. Chidoka made the scheme public at the third Obiora Festival and reception held for him by the Obosi community. The festival marks…

Governor Sullivan Chime

Ekweremadu, Nnamani in support of Enugu PDP consensus guber candidate — Party

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State has dismissed reports of a rift in the party over the endorsement of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as its consensus candidate for 2015 gubernatorial elections. The party said this on Tuesday in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Okey Eze, adding that the…