Crisis rocks Benue APC ahead of LG poll

Ahead of the conduct of Local Government Council election in Benue State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has been enmeshed in deep-seated crisis, following complaints by critical stakeholders of imposition of candidates on the party. However, New Telegraph reliably gathered yesterday that some of affected Local Government Areas include Gwer West, Buruku, Ukum, Okpokwu and Kastina-Ala, among others. The State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) had announced that it would conduct the election on June 3, counselling aspirants to kick start their campaigns. Since the date for council…

Police resolve dispute among feuding APC, PDP members in Edo

Men of the area command of the Nigerian Police in Ugbegun town in Edo Central senatorial district had intervene in a crisis between members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the community. The two camps loyal to a chieftain of the APC, Mathew Emiohe, on one side and the Onojie of Ugbegun Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Samuel Obade II and the PDP on the other, had locked themselves in fierce battle of wits and power over moves by the latter to…

Buhari, ministers reinstate commitment to made in Nigeria goods

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the Federal Executive Councils have reinstated the commitment of the incumbent administration to made in Nigeria products to boost the country economy. Speaking Tuesday at the 9th Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium in Lagos, President Buhari and Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun said Federal Government will help young entrepreneurs to grow made in Nigeria products. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister for Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau, said: “The present administration is determined to make sure that we produce and consume what we produce…

Buhari congratulates Tinubu at 65

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Lagos State Governor and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, on his 65th birthday. Buhari’s congratulatory message to Tinubu was issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. The president said that he joined “all members of the APC, political and business associates of the Asiwaju of Lagos, his friends and family, in celebrating another milestone in the life of the great leader”. Buhari noted that Tinubu’s foray into politics…

Sheriff’s back and forth movement

Last weekend’s collapse of the peace accord between the two factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership tussle was a prediction fulfilled. ONYEKACHI EZE chronicles several breaches of such accord in the past     The repudiation of the peace process by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) barely two days after it was reached seems to have confirmed the belief in some quarters that it is not the wish of the former Borno State governor that peace returns to the party, at least…

Politics of no vacancy in Anambra

  This year is already turning out to be a very interesting one. One interesting thing is that it is a year of election in Anambra State and all eyes are focused on the state. Many people will be disappointed at the end of the day because what they expect will not come to pass. God is going to intervene to make the election very smooth. We are confident that All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) is going to win the forth coming Anambra State governorship election primarily because its candidate…

Ojezua lauds Obaseki innovation in governance

Edo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua, yesterday said Governor Godwin Obaseki had adopted innovation into his administration and that the party was the better for it. Ojezua revealed this in an interview in Benin City, where he also spoke on why the governor delayed in announcing his cabinet, more than 100 days after assuming office as governor of the state. On PDP’s claim that Governor Obaseki was running the state like a sole administrator, the party chieftain said one of the problems we had in…

Customs seizes 13 smuggled cars from senator

The Compliance Task Force set up by the Controller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), has impounded 223 vehicles, 13 of which belong to a senator from Kano State. The Task Force Zonal Commander, Bala Dole, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday. Dole said the vehicles, belonging to the unidentified senator, were 12 new Toyota Hilux and one Land Cruiser Jeep. Dole, who declined to name the said senator, said the 13 vehicles were trailed…

Magu: A chequered financial crimes busting career

Commissioner of Police, who has a degree in Accounting and further trained in Financial Crimes Investigation at the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and London Metropolitan Police Institute, is a pioneer staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under the headship of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, He had previously served as head of agency’s Economic Governance Unit (EGU) responsible for investigating senior public officials. The Senate’s turndown of his confirmation is not the first time he would be facing challenges in the course of his career with…

EFCC Chair: Lawyers differ on Magu’s status

Senate has for the second time in three months rejected Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) chairman. Can Magu continue in acting capacity after his rejection? TUNDE OYESINA asks For weeks, controversies over what becomes the fate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu after his rejection by the Senate had continued unabated. What does the law say about Magu’s rejection and his replacement? Can President Muhammadu Buhari renominate Magu for the third time having being rejected twice by the…