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DILEMMA IN APC EDO/ONDO POLLS OVER MODE OF PRIMARIES

DILEMMA IN APC EDO/ONDO POLLS OVER MODE OF PRIMARIES

The governing All Progressives Congress is in a dilemma over which mode of primaries to adopt for the forth coming governorship polls in Edo and Ondo states, The PUNCH has learnt. Findings by our correspondent, in Abuja, on Sunday, indicated that party stalwarts especially in the two affected states had yet to agree on the issue. The...

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TROUBLE IN ONDO APC AS FACTION ENDORSES EX-DEPUTY CLERK

TROUBLE IN ONDO APC AS FACTION ENDORSES EX-DEPUTY CLERK

A former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Chief Olayide Adelami, has been endorsed to run for the position of governor by the Akoko Progressives Forum, a group within the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress. The group said it was supporting the Owo-born politician as governorship candidate of the party because of...

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Pension Fraud: Borno Saves N400m After Verification, 552 Pensioners Cleared

Pension Fraud: Borno Saves N400m After Verification, 552 Pensioners Cleared

The verification follows a petition over unpaid stipends submitted by 387 pensioners through the Borno State chapter of their union.Governor Babagana Zulum personally received the petition during a publichearing organized in March this year, to sort the problem which has lingered since 2016. The State Head of Service, Barrister Simon Malgwi said in a news...

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PDP CHIEFTAIN CALLS FOR UNITY IN COVID-19 – BODE GEORGE

PDP CHIEFTAIN CALLS FOR UNITY IN COVID-19 – BODE GEORGE

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has called for the unity of all Nigerians against COVID-19 pandemic. George, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, said it was through unity of purpose and collective efforts of all citizens that the virus could be defeated. He said that using...

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BREAKING NEWS: PDP FIXES 23, 24 JUNE FOR EDO GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES

BREAKING NEWS: PDP FIXES 23, 24 JUNE FOR EDO GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES

The Peoples Democratic Party has fixed June 23 and 24, 2020 for Edo State governorship primaries. This was contained in a timetable and schedule of activities signed by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akubundu (retd.), a copy of which was sighted by UgamaTV, in Abuja, on Saturday. According to the document, the sale...

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PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT NO LONGER AFFORDABLE IN NIGERIA – AGANGA

PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT NO LONGER AFFORDABLE IN NIGERIA – AGANGA

‘COVID-19’s effects on Nigeria’ll be devastating’ A former Minister of Finance, and later Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, speaks with IFEANYI ONUBA on the management of the country’s Sovereign Wealth Fund and steps that can be taken by the Federal Government to address the potential economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

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PDP ALLEGES N13.5BN SCAM IN SCHOOL FEEDING SCHEME AS FG SET TO SUBMIT LIST OF FOOD VENDORS TO EFCC

PDP ALLEGES N13.5BN SCAM IN SCHOOL FEEDING SCHEME AS FG SET TO SUBMIT LIST OF FOOD VENDORS TO EFCC

The federal government has announced its plan to submit a list of its food vendors to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), while also denying allegations of spending N679m ($1,739,881.82) daily on school feeding programme.  Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk made the announcement after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged that the...