2015: Abia’s plethora of governorship aspirants What has unfolded in Abia State, since early October, was the bold and daring entrance into governorship race in the state by a plethora of aspirants. Some political pundits explained it as an attestation that the people have not lost their age-long republican nature, where everybody is free to aspire to...... read more
War rages between Uduaghan, Keyamo, and Tompolo The much awaited Local Government elections in Delta State have come and gone, but rather than calm nerves, it has raised a lot of dust. Activist Lagos lawyer Festus Keyamo hit town today, with a new twist to the story of the polls which have generated much controversies lately. The controversies...... read more
Delta LGA election results latest Reactions have continued to trail the outcome of yesterday's local government elections held in Delta State. The ruling People's Democratic Party won in 21 Local Government Areas (LGA), which results have been announced so far, and in Patani LGA, a PDP candidate was returned unopposed. Reacting to the results released, the...... read more
I didn’t ask Amaechi for Rivers’ money –Patience Jonathan Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Sunday denied a statement credited to Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that she asked him to share the state’s funds with her.Amaechi had while speaking in Port Harcourt at the joint graduation of the students of the University of Ibadan and pioneer graduates of...... read more
Delta LG elections results released so far The results of the local government elections conducted yesterday in Delta State have started coming in.   Factnewsonline can authoritatively report that the results of 21 LGAs have been announced and one inconclusive.   So far, the Peoples' Democratic Party has swept the ground, leaving the opposition with no victory in...... read more
Delta Local Government Elections report The much awaited Delta Local Government elections, which commenced this morning in all the 25 Council areas in the State, have been concluded. The election was to usher in new Chairmen and Councillors who will take over from the Transition Chairmen that have been conducting the affairs of the local governments...... read more
Abia guber: Alex Otti resigns as Diamond Bank GMD/CEO Alex Otti resigns as Diamond Bank GMD/CEO Uzoma Dozie named successorThe Group Managing Director/ CEO of Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti, has stepped down in order to pursue his gubernatorial ambition in the forth coming general elec tion in Abia State.A reliable source in the bank, who preferred anonymity told Saturday Sun...... read more
Reactions trail Jonathan’s re-election moves The coast now seems finally clear for President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his interest in contesting for re-election come 2015, and preparations are afoot for him to do just that. He may indeed pick his nomination form from the party’s secretariat in Abuja, the country’s capital before the middle of next...... read more
Group Slam APC over Consensus Support Following formal announcement by governors of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday , that they would support a consensus arrangement for the emergence of a presidential candidate for their party for the 2015 election, a group has criticised the decision.   The group which identified itself as Activists for Good Governance (AGG)...... read more
Excitement in Umuahia and Aba as Prestige Ossy picks House of Reps nomination form Umuahia, the capital of Abia state, was agog yesterday as popular Aba business man and philanthropist, RTN Prestige Ossy, picked PDP nomination form to run for Aba (North/South) Federal constituency in the National Assembly. Hundreds of his supporters including nollywood practitioners besieged the state capital as early as 10am yesterday with...... read more
Aspirants pick PDP forms in Delta State In his poise for good governance for Deltans and in line with stipulations of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege, a lawyer, has picked the nomination form of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party headquarters in Abuja. Addressing journalists shortly after the exercise, the former Secretary to the...... read more
Finally, Jimoh Ibrahim loses Newswatch The present owner of National Mirror newspapers, Jimoh Ibrahim, a business mogul, has finally lost the ownership of Daily Newswatch and Newswatch magazine through a Lagos High court ruling delivered today. The court, presided by Judge Ibrahim Buba, declared that Jimoh could not lay claim to the twin publications because he...... read more
Okowa Declares for Delta Governorship Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has declared his intentions to occupy the number one seat in Delta State as Governor come 2015, after Emmanuel Uduaghan. While declaring on the platform of People's Democratic Party (PDP), at the Oshimili South Arcade in Asaba, today, he declared that he was not deterred by the number...... read more
BAUCHI STATE: SSG, 7 others resign to contest election AHEAD of the 2015 general elections, eight members of the Bauchi State Executive Council have resigned their appointments to contest various positions. This is contained in a statement signed by the Principal Private Secretary to Gov. Isa Yuguda, Alhaji Adamu Alkali, on Monday in Bauchi. According to the statement, the members...... read more
THE PDP PERFORMANCE MEDIA TOUR IN ABIA The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria symbolized by the umbrella is the biggest political party in Africa. To whom much is given, much is expected. In a self-judging exercise, the National Publicity Secretary and a well structured media amalgam similar to Maku’s good governance tour were going around the country...... read more
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