APC leaders have hijacked EFCC –Yari

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari, at the weekend said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been hijacked by certain forces in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State and at the centre of the $3 million allegedly used to build a 100-room hotel in Lagos, said the target of the EFCC probe of the Paris Club refund was not him, but President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade. The governor said those raising the alarm about the missing…

Akwa Ibom: PDP ex-LG chairman, 200 others defect to APC

The political landscape of Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom North-East senatorial district changed at the weekend with the defection of a former chairman of the local government, Etetim Okon, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Okon, a business magnate and politician, popularly called Metikon, defected along with more than 200 of his supporters at a ceremony held in Idu, Uruan Local Government headquarters. In his speech at the event, which attracted the APC state leadership and many prominent politicians in the local…

$3m NGF fund: APC has hijacked EFCC – Yari

  Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been hijacked by certain forces in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). ‎Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State, was at the centre of the $3 million allegedly used to build a 100-room hotel in Lagos, said the target was not him but President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade. The governor blamed  the crisis between the leadership of the past NGF and former President Goodluck Jonathan on the antics of some…

2019: I’ve not defected to APC – Adebutu

A House of Representatives member and chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, Sunday declared that he has not defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Adebutu, who is believed to be interested in running for the governorship election in 2019, said his presence at a political meeting held at the Abeokuta residence of former Governor Olusegun Osoba did not indicate any move to cross-carpet. His position was contained in a statement issued by his media office against the backdrop of speculation that he had…

Buratai’s ‘coup’ revelations scary, says APC chief, Buba Galadima

Former Secretary General of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Alhaji Buba Galadima has taken a swipe at the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, over his recent disclosure that some prominent politicians had been holding secret meetings with some military officers with the intention to probably stage a coup in the country. The Nigeria Army, had last Tuesday warned soldiers against any form of political influence following reports that some politicians were approaching them (soldiers) for some undisclosed reasons. Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman,…

I’m trying to reclaim my mandate stolen by APC –Sen. Achonu

Senator Athanasius Achonu of Imo North Senatorial District, whose election to the senate was recently nullified by the Court of Appeal, in this interview, speaks to LANRE ODUKOYA on the ruling, his next plans, takes on the current administration and the place of Igbo in the scheme of things in Nigeria.   Further to the court judgement that nullified your election, what’s your reaction? Well, you know it is a shame that we live in a country where you look at an innocent man who is your enemy, and frame…

Lagos LG polls: APC, PDP renew rivalry

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on the battle of wits among political parties in the forthcoming local government elections in Lagos State Come July 22, residents of Lagos State will march out en masse to elect new officials for the local governments in the state. Since the lapse of the tenure of elected council officials in November 2014, there has been attempts by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC to conduct elections in the 20 local government areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos State but the move…