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Enugu: Chief Kalu Idika Okwara rallies support for Enugu Governor-elect Mbah

Enugu: Chief Kalu Idika Okwara rallies support for Enugu Governor-elect Mbah

Ahead of the May 29 swearing-in ceremony of the Executive Governor of Enugu State, Mr Peter Mbah, Oil and Gas expert, Chief Chief Kalu Idika Okwara, has called on the people of Enugu State to give maximum support to the incoming Governor. Idika Okwara, an advocate of inspirational and people-oriented government noted that Mbah has garnered the necessary leadership experience to lead Enugu state to prosperity. Addressing journalists on Saturday at Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, Chief Kalu Idika Okwara congratulated Mbah over the governorship election victory, urging the people of Enugu State to rally round Mbah. He explained that…
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VIDEO: Race For Speakership Thickens As Deputy Speaker Tackles Gbajabiamila At Plenary

VIDEO: Race For Speakership Thickens As Deputy Speaker Tackles Gbajabiamila At Plenary

The feud between the Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and his deputy, Ahmed Idris Wase, over the former’s endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidates, Tajudeeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu, has deepened as the two exchanged words on floor of the House on Wednesday. Wase had challenged Gbajabiamila after an announcement requesting that the content of Thursday’s Order Paper be reduced to allow members attend the official Commissioning of the permanent site of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies(NILDS). He asked the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business, Abubakar Hassan Fulata, that the order paper…
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10th NASS: Orji Kalu, Akpabio, Yari To Be Nominated For Contest At Inauguration

10th NASS: Orji Kalu, Akpabio, Yari To Be Nominated For Contest At Inauguration

As the jostle for 10th National Assembly Senate Presidency intensifies, strong indications have emerged that three nominations for the race to the office of the President of the Senate will be made during the Chamber’s inauguration in June. Saturday Telegraph learnt that the three aspirants who are likely to be nominated to stand for the election to the office of the President of the Senate on June 13, are the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and a former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari. An insider in the ongoing…
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PHOTOS: OmoBarca Sponsors Ajeromi Ifelodun Muslims To Mecca Saudi Arabia For Hajj

PHOTOS: OmoBarca Sponsors Ajeromi Ifelodun Muslims To Mecca Saudi Arabia For Hajj

A total of twelve pilgrims in Ajeromi Ifelodun federal constituency of Lagos State are beneficiaries of sponsored pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj by Hon Francis Barthlomew Chima aka OmoBarca. As a generous philanthropist and politician, OmoBarca has been sponsoring constituents of Ajeromi Ifelodun for the annual Hajj irrespective of political affiliation to Saudi Arabia since 2011 as a means of giving back to the society and as an assignment from God. According to his media aide, Obinna Francis Solace, the criteria for selection of beneficiaries includes being a committed Muslim faithful known to be religious enough to…
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APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Murtala Ajaka, Resigns

APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Murtala Ajaka, Resigns

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Muritala Ajaka, has resigned from his membership in the party. Ajaka was a governorship aspirant in his party primary that produced a former Auditor General for Local Governments in the North Central State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, as the standard bearer. The outcome of the primary has since become the subject of litigation. Ajaka in his letter dated April 17, 2023 and addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, entitled, “Notice of Resignation as Deputy National Publicity Secretary and Member of the APC National Working Committee,” recalled that…
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Kano Court Judgement Against LP Candidates Inconsequential, Otti Not A Party To It — Umeh Kalu

Kano Court Judgement Against LP Candidates Inconsequential, Otti Not A Party To It — Umeh Kalu

A former Attorney General of Abia State and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Umeh Kalu (SAN), has dismissed a High Court judgement sacking candidates elected under the platform of the Labour Party (LP), describing it as "inconsequential". Justice M N Yunusa of Kano High Court, on Friday said the Labour Party failed to comply with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act in nominating its candidates. The Court in Suit No FHC/KN/CS/107/2023 filed by Mr Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim against the Labour Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission ruled that the failure of the Labour Party to submit its membership register…
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10th NASS Leadership: APC NWC throws contest open

10th NASS Leadership: APC NWC throws contest open

Barring any last-minute change, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, will declare a free contest for principal officers of the 10th National Assembly. The APC had zoned the Senate presidency to the South-South and the speaker of the House of Representatives to the North-West. It announced Senator Godswill Akpabio, as its consensus candidate for Senate presidency and Senator Jibrin Barau, as the next Deputy Senate President in the 10th Assembly. Similarly, the party zoned the speakership of the House of Representatives to a Kaduna lawmaker, Tajudeen Abbas, while Ben Kalu, a reps-elect from South-East, clinched…
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10th NASS: 37 APC Senators-elect Opt For Kalu, Reject Akpabio, Want Equity For South-East

10th NASS: 37 APC Senators-elect Opt For Kalu, Reject Akpabio, Want Equity For South-East

Fierce battle has continued for the principal offices of the 10th National Assembly as about 37 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have vehemently rejected the advanced choice of Senators Godswill Akpabio and Jubrin Barau for Senate President and Deputy Senate President respectively, Sunday Vanguard understood at the weekend. The choice of the pair, it was learnt, was communicated to the senators-elect by the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at a meeting of the leadership of the APC on Friday night in Abuja. The meeting also had the leadership of the National Assembly in attendance. Akpabio, who is…
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Kogi Guber: Dino Melaye Unveils Female Deputy Gov’ship Candidate

Kogi Guber: Dino Melaye Unveils Female Deputy Gov’ship Candidate

The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, unveiled Hon. Habeebat Deen as the deputy governorship candidate of the party for the November 11, 2023 election in the State. Mrs Deen was unveiled to PDP elders and members after she was presented to the party leadership by the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Dino Melaye, at a brief unveiling ceremony, which held at the private residence of a former governor of the State, Alh. Ibrahim Idris, popularly known as Ibro, in Abuja. Hon. Habeebat Deen was a member of the Kogi State House of Assembly.…
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Countdown To May 29— Abia’s Harvest Of Absurdities, By Chief Umeh Kalu (SAN)

Countdown To May 29— Abia’s Harvest Of Absurdities, By Chief Umeh Kalu (SAN)

Countdown To May 29— Abia's Harvest Of Absurdities  By Chief Umeh Kalu SAN The days between when you are reading this piece and May 29, 2023 are really seasons of extreme absurdities in Abia. Strange moments are here with us and the reasons for all these new trends stem from the prevailing season. It is a season of immense frenzy. A season when some will desire hours to be extended to days and days to be extended to weeks and even months. It is a season to mop up what is left and even a season to take care of…
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