• PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    PDP crisis: Supreme Court strikes out appeals against Jegede, Makarfi faction

    It was gathered that the Supreme Court on Thursday further validated the candidacy of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.

    This was sequel to the striking out of all the pending interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

    Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

    Onnoghen held […]

  • PDP’s Makarfi faction visits Fani-Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC custody

    PDP’s Makarfi faction visits Fani-Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC custody

    A delegation of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday visited the party’s members detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

    The team, led by Mr. Makarfi, visited former ministers, Femi Fani-Kayode, Bala Mohammed, Musiliu Obanikoro and former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati.

    The detainees are accused of corruption, and each has been held for at least a week.

    The PDP delegation also had the National Secretary, Ben Obi, National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, and the National Organising […]

  • Allow Dasuki face his trial – PDP faction tells Jonathan

    Allow Dasuki face his trial – PDP faction tells Jonathan

    A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has asked Jonathan to allow Dasuki to face his trial.

    The PDP said it was happy that neither Dasuki nor any other suspects claimed that they gave part of the money under investigation to it during the last general elections.

    Spokespersons for the Sheriff-led faction of the party, Mr. Bernard Mikko, stated this in an interview on Tuesday.

    Mikko stated, “We don’t want to take issue with […]

  • PDP Crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation – Sheriff-led faction

    PDP Crisis: We’re ready for reconciliation – Sheriff-led faction

    According to reports, the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the PDP says it is ready to reconcile with the Ahmed Markafi-led faction.

    Prof. Wale Oladipo, National Secretary of the Sheriff faction of the party, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

    Oladipo said some eminent Nigerians, some of whom were apolitical, had been meeting with the feuding parties with a view to resolving the lingering crisis.

    He said both Sheriff and Markafi attended a peace meeting initiated by these Nigerians, […]

  • Dialogue with FG: Niger Delta Avengers faction nominates Kalu, Soyinka, others as negotiators

    Dialogue with FG: Niger Delta Avengers faction nominates Kalu, Soyinka, others as negotiators

    Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and five others have been named by a faction of the Niger Delta Avengers as members of a committee to dialogue with the Federal Government on behalf of Niger Delta Avengers.

    This was disclosed, yesterday, in a statement signed by Ballatyne Agiri, a contact person for the East and Central axis of the group as well as other splinter militant groups.

    Other members of the team of negotiators include environmentalist […]

  • Probe Avengers’ sponsors, operatives exposed by faction – Ayiri tells Buhari

    Probe Avengers’ sponsors, operatives exposed by faction – Ayiri tells Buhari

    Niger-Delta activist and Itsekiri leader, Chief Ayiri Emami, Sunday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the 22 alleged sponsors, members and sympathizers of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, revealed on Saturday evening by a splinter faction, Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA.

    The All Progressives Congress, APC, stalwart in Delta state, in a statement, said: “The revelation by the splinter group of Niger Delta Avengers about the sponsors of Niger Delta Avengers has vindicated my earlier position that some corrupt politicians running […]