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PDP plans to tackle Buhari’s govt with social media

The Peoples Democratic Party has said it will use the social media to expose the corruption and the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The Deputy National Chairman of the party (South), Mr. Yemisi Akinwumi, said this in Abuja on Wednesday at an interactive session of the PDP youth groups, under the leadership of the party’s National Youth Leader, Mr. Sunday Udeh-Okoye. Akinwumi said, “Our journey to power is what we have started today, the initiatives that our national youth leader has put…

Breaking: INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, January 9, released the timetable and schedules of activities for the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, said in Abuja that the dates for National Assembly and Presidential elections remain Feb. 16, 2019; while governorship and State House of Assembly elections, will hold on March 2, 2019. Yakubu said that the conduct of party primaries including resolution of disputes arising from primaries for national and state elections has been…

Trump says he would beat Oprah

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would beat Oprah Winfrey in any prospective 2020 presidential faceoff — and that such a race would "be a lot of fun." "Yeah, I'll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well," Trump told reporters following a bipartisan gathering of congressional leaders in the White House cabinet room. "I like Oprah," he said. "I know her very well." “I don’t think she’s going to run.” Speculation surrounding a possible 2020 bid by Winfrey exploded following the mogul's…

Pardoned ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio announces Senate run

Joe Arpaio — the controversial sheriff beloved by immigration hard-liners who was pardoned of criminal contempt charges by President Donald Trump last year — announced Tuesday he will run for U.S. Senate in Arizona. "I am running for the U.S. Senate from the Great State of Arizona, for one unwavering reason: to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump in his mission to Make America Great Again," Arpaio tweeted. Arpaio told NBC News that Washington needed "fresh blood" and that he hadn’t informed Trump of his…

Supreme Court hears major voting rights case today

WASHINGTON — When Larry Harmon of Akron, a Navy veteran and software engineer, went to his local polling place to vote in 2015, he discovered he was no longer on the list of registered voters. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up his challenge to the system Ohio used to remove him and others from the database. Civil rights groups say it discourages minority turnout, but the state says it's an important tool in the task of keeping voter registration lists accurate and up to date. "If the court sides with Ohio,"…

Taking the Fifth with Mueller carries great political risk for Trump

WASHINGTON — If Robert Mueller seeks to question President Donald Trump, could the White House successfully refuse to make him available? Like anyone whose testimony is sought by grand jury subpoena in a criminal case, the president could cite his Fifth Amendment right not to testify against himself. Such a move, however, would carry significant political risk. The White House has given no indication that the president would refuse to answer Mueller's questions. Trump said in June that he was "100 percent" willing to give…

S/East state declares ‘no show’ as Igbos, Yorubas prepare for Handshake across the Niger Conference

Governor Dave Umahi has stated that Ebonyi state would not send any delegate to the ‘Handshake across the Niger’ conference scheduled to take place in Enugu - The conference is being organised to x-ray the past, present and future of Igbo/Yoruba relationship, in order to seek for ways to boost this - The governor frowned over the fact that his state was not involved in the event’s planning process; but promised to attend such events in the future if his grouses were addressed The ‘Handshake across the Niger’ conference…

Darrell Issa is latest House Republican not to seek re-election

WASHINGTON — Rep. Darrell Issa of California, one of the most prominent and endangered Republicans in Congress, has decided not to run for re-election in November, becoming the latest in a string of vulnerable GOP incumbents to retire ahead of midterm elections expected to favor Democrats. Issa, who made a national name for himself as an Obama administration antagonist while leading a House investigative committee, will not seek a 10th term. "Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our…

EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s lawyers exploring options for an interview with Mueller

WASHINGTON — Anticipating that special counsel Robert Mueller will ask to interview President Donald Trump, the president's legal team is discussing a range of potential options for the format, including written responses to questions in lieu of a formal sit-down, according to three people familiar with the matter. Lawyers for Trump have been discussing with FBI investigators a possible interview by the special counsel with the president as part of the inquiry into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the…

BREAKING: President Buhari finally grants audience to Governor Ortom over herdsmen crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally granted audience to Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom - Ortom is currently in the Presidential Villa, Abuja to confer with the president on the recent killings in his state - The governor had earlier lamented that the president had not shown enough concern to the plight of his people President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, are currently meeting inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This is the first time the two leaders will meet since the recent…

Kwankwaso begins mobilisation of supporters ahead of 2019 election

The talks around the 2019 general elections are gaining momentum by the day - One man whose name comes up whenever there is a conversation around the election is Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso - Supporters of the former governor of Kano state are already mobilising to campaign for him ahead of 2019 Former Kano state governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has commenced mobilisation and sensitisation of his supporters across Imo state head of the 2019 presidential election. Kwankwaso, 61, a former minister of defence under the Obasanjo…

Bannon backtracks on Trump Jr. criticism after getting heat

WASHINGTON — Facing withering criticism from President Donald Trump, former White House allies and even his financial backers, Breitbart News chief and former Trump strategist Steve Bannon backtracked Sunday from his commentary in a new book that portrays the president as mentally unfit for his job and members of his family as unpatriotic. Without attacking author Michael Wolff's account — or even directly apologizing for the substance of his own remarks — Bannon affirmed his allegiance to Trump. He also tried to recast his…

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has asked Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his…

The group said after 700 days, it was heartless on the side of the government to keep the INM leader and his members in detention for ‘no reason.’ The Leader of the Group in Yobe, Malam Ibrahim Lawan said while addressing the followers in Potiskum town of Yobe State. According to him “Shaikh Zakzaky’s health condition continues to deteriorate in detention, a condition calculated to bring about his physical destruction. He is seriously I'll needs to be allowed to access proper medical treatment. Even as the courts had passed…

Former minister replies critics, says he will accept if Buhari appoints him a cleaner

A former Nigerian senator and stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), John Udoedehe, has replied his critics over his recent board appointment - Udoedehe was recently appointed as a board member for the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) - He said he would gladly accept if President Buhari appoints his as a cleaner or messenger A former Nigerian senator and stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), John Udoedehe, has replied his critics over his recent appointment as a…

Jan 7 2018, 11:50 pm ET ‘Fire and Fury’ author Wolff says 25th Amendment concept ‘alive every day’ at White House

WASHINGTON — Concern in the White House about President Donald Trump's fitness for office has become so great that members of the administration routinely talk about a constitutional solution, the author of an explosive new book claimed in an exclusive interview on "Meet The Press." Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," alleged Sunday that the 25th Amendment, which would allow the president's Cabinet to remove him from office, is a concept that is "alive every day in the White House."…