• Ambode congratulates Akeredolu on his victory at poll

    Ambode congratulates Akeredolu on his victory at poll

    Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has on Sunday congratulated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), for emerging victorious at the keenly contested governorship poll held on Saturday.

    Akeredolu was declared winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), beating his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, with 244,842 to 150,380 votes.

    Mr. Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) came third, polling […]

  • Governor Mimiko and INEC disagree over Ondo guber poll

    Governor Mimiko and INEC disagree over Ondo guber poll

    Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, yesterday alleged plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig today’s governorship poll in the state in connivance with people he described, as “bigwigs” in the Presidency. He said that both the INEC and some top officials in the Presidency have perfected plans to rig the election.

    Addressing journalist at a press conference in Akure, Mimiko alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was planning to rig the election with the aid of […]

  • INEC and APC colluding over Ondo governorship poll, Fayose cries out

    INEC and APC colluding over Ondo governorship poll, Fayose cries out

    Ayodele Fayose, the Ekiti State Governor,  has raised the alarm that democracy has been placed on trial in Ondo State, alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission has merged with the All Progressives Congress to rig the Ondo State governorship election.

    Governor Fayose made this known in a statement, which he personally signed, on Friday.

    He alleged that “the Returning Officers by INEC already have fake results that they will announce to Nigerians as they did in Edo State,” adding: “The sad […]

  • I’ll contest and win Ondo guber poll – Jegede assures

    I’ll contest and win Ondo guber poll – Jegede assures

    Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede at the weekend gave his supporters hope that he will still contest the election.

    Jegede spoke at a reception organised for him by PDP supporters in Akure, the state capital, after returning from Abuja.

    The former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice had been in Abuja with his legal team battling to resolve the replacement of his name by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with Jimoh Ibrahim.

    Jegede’s appeal is still pending at […]

  • PDP calls for postponement of Ondo guber poll

    PDP calls for postponement of Ondo guber poll

    National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the postponement of the November 26, Ondo State governorship election.

    In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the committee stated that rescheduling the election would enable the Supreme Court to give a ruling on the controversy concerning who is the authentic candidate of the PDP in the election.

    The opposition party noted that the postponement of the poll was imperative, especially as the Independent National […]

  • Ebonyi Governor Umahi in trouble over N400m poll slush cash

    Ebonyi Governor Umahi in trouble over N400m poll slush cash

    According to reports, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, is in trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    The commission said last night it had discovered that Umahi collected the sum of N400 million allocated to the PDP in the state to compromise last year’s Presidential poll but he diverted the cash to two of his companies and used it to build two hotels in Port Harcourt and Abakiiki.

    The commission has already arrested and questioned many suspects, including bank […]

  • Trump, Clinton blast each other on character, as Clinton rises in poll

    Trump, Clinton blast each other on character, as Clinton rises in poll

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump attacked one another’s character as they pushed their closing arguments six days before the U.S. presidential election, while the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s lead over Trump rising back to the margin she held last week.

    Many national polls have shown Clinton’s lead over Trump narrowing since the re-emergence Friday of a controversy over her use of a private email while secretary of state.

    But the latest Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Wednesday showed […]

  • EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two serving commissioners in Enugu State in connection with investigations into the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    The Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Charles Egumgbe, was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign office in the state during the 2015 polls, while Commissioner for Tourism, Rita Mba, was the secretary.

    Besides Egumgbe and Mba, […]

  • Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term – poll

    Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term – poll

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a federal election next year.

    A series of violent attacks on civilians in July, two of which were claimed by Islamic State, have focuSsed attention on Merkel’s open-door migrant policy, which allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere into Germany last year.

    Half of the 501 people questioned in […]

  • Majority of American youths reject Trump – poll

    Majority of American youths reject Trump – poll

    A report on Tuesday in Washington said majority of U.S. youths had rejected Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s strategy of wooing young supporters of Bernie Sanders, former Democratic presidential candidate.

    The latest USA Today/Rock-the-Vote poll released showed that in spite of his strategy of patching bipartisan coalition by appealing to young supporters of Sanders, a new poll found that his populist play had failed among millennial.

    The poll found that while 56 per cent of voters under 35 years say they would […]

  • APC sure to win Edo Guber poll – Aisha Buhari

    APC sure to win Edo Guber poll – Aisha Buhari

    All Progressives Congress (APC) women across the country led by wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari, yesterday stormed Edo State in support of Mr Godwin Obaseki, saying that victory for the party in the forthcoming election is non-negotiable.

    The women shortly after a courtesy visit to Obaseki, also visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Uhogua community, Ovia North East, where they donated food stuff, writing materials and toiletries.

    Represented by the APC Women leader in the Federal Capital Territory […]