Army clear streets as Zimbabwe awaits election results

Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare on Thursday as the Zimbabwean authorities came under mounting pressure to release results of presidential elections after a deadly crackdown on protesters. Landmark elections — the first since autocrat Robert Mugabe was ousted last year — turned bloody on Wednesday when troops opened fire on demonstrations […]

Dogara set to dump APC, join PDP

•We are solidly behind him, say loyal Reps • ‘Buhari will retain position without defectors’ The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, may dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) this week. Dogara, who was absent at a parley by the APC House caucus with the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) recently, delayed […]

APC shocked over Samuel Ortom’s defection to PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said it was stunned by the defection of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). APC National Publicity Secretary Bolaji Abdullah said: “The governor had left the (reconciliatory) meeting saying he was satisfied with the assurances given by party leaders. We are still working on […]

Oshiomhole vows to suspend Ngige from APC

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress­ (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has vowed to expel Minister of Labour and Producti­vity Chris Ngige and Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika from the party for failing to inaugurate the boa­rds of agencies under their ministries. Oshiomhole had two weeks ago given Ngige and Sirika seven days to comply […]

Buhari demands N242b for 2019 elections

“The aggregate cost of the 2019 elections is estimated at N242,445,322,600.00, but only N164,104,792,065.00 will be spent for urgent needs of the polls because of funds constraints,’’ President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed yesterday. In a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki to senators at the commencement of yesterday’s session, Buhari asked that the sum of […]