Ex-Reps Adamu picks SDP guber ticket in Jigawa

Former member of the House of Representatives, Bashir Adamu, has won the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship ticket in Jigawa State. The Returning Officer, Mr Alex Baidi, who announced him as the party’s consensus candidate, said the candidate was a three-time member of the House of Representatives, and had headed various committees including that of…

Aniocha/Oshimili: Elumelu bribed voters with dollars, jollof rice, chicken — MRAKPOR

The lawmaker representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mrs. Amaechi Mrakpor has said that she lost her re-election bid after her rival, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu allegedly gave $1,500 each to over 500 delegates. Rejecting the outcome of the primary election which saw her polling 226 votes, while Elumelu scored 266, Mrakpor accused…

Borno guber: 18 aspirants seeking Shettima’s job

With the submission of expression of interest and nomination forms currently ongoing the situation in Borno is not different as governorship aspirants are falling over themselves to win the favour of the delegates. Sadiq Abubakar writes. One seat many aspirants In Borno state, the story seems to be different with the high political parties roaring…

APC changes date for presidential primary election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its election primaries with the presidential nomination now set to take place on September 25. The party, in a statement by its national organising secretary, Emmanuel Ibediro, said yesterday that the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) had approved the new timetable. “The National Working Committee (NWC) has approved…

Thugs threaten to kill journalist in Niger

A Minna based journalist and publisher, Yahaya M. Usman has raised the alarm over threat to his life by unknown political thugs. Usman raised the alarm yesterday in a press statement in Minna, adding that the threats were issued in three different phone calls. He said, “On Tuesday, 19th September, 2018 between 12:23 pm and 12:30pm…

Tambuwal and the politics of treachery

It is said that there is no morality in politics. The Machiavellian school of thought which subscribes to this view believes that the end justifies the means. For them, it does not matter how power is achieved, whether through moral or immoral means. What matters is that the end has been attained. It is against…

Nasarawa APC lacks internal democracy – Reps aspirant

A House of Representatives aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress for Lafia /Obi federal constituency, Barr Abdullahi Ubandoma, has lashed the Nasarawa state chapter of the over “lack of internal democracy and level playing ground.” He stated this yesterday during a press briefing in Lafia. Ubandoma said the leadership of the party in state…