Category archives for: South West News

OSUN ELECTION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: A loser is a loser forever, Omisore still struggles to prove case

Corn-eater Omisore eating with ten fingers

AFTER about two weeks of witnesses’ cross examination in court, the PDP’s governorship candidate in the August 9, 2014 election, Iyiola Omisore is still struggling to prove credible and factual evidence to support his claim that the election in the State was manipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to favour Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. […]

Ayo Fayose : There was a governor: Misbehaviour on steroids


“Mr Governor, you are misbehaving”. Those were the words that forced Ayo Fayose to sink himself into a sofa. That was in 2004. He was then the governor of Ekiti State. It was an informal meeting in the office of the then Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. There were just four […]

Constitutional Crisis Looms In Ekiti: APC, PDP Lawmakers Set For ‘War’ Monday

Ekiti court

• APC, PDP Lawmakers Set For ‘War’ Monday • Police Issue Red Alert, Caution Politicians • Road Workers, Others Warn APC • I’m Ready To Die, Says Impeached Speaker CRISIS now looms in Ekiti as the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers threaten to return to the State Assembly with Speaker Adewale Omirin, who was […]

Weird week in Ekiti!: When 7 is bigger than 19…A MUST READ

19 Ekiti lawmakers

In Ekiti State, there is no love lost between the All Progressive Congress (APC) dominated House of Assembly and the state government under the control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since October 21 when Governor Ayo Fayose came on board. Naturally, one expected the cat and mouse relationship between the two parties which engaged […]

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan and the 2015 presidential elections (1)

Jonathan, obasanjo and babangida

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country’s sovereignty. The 56-year-old […]

Ekiti Assembly crisis: N’Assembly may intervene in the crisis rocking the House


Strong indications have emerged that the National Assembly may intervene in the crisis rocking the Ekiti State House of Assembly. Specifically, the House of Representatives has indicated its readiness to take over legislative functions in the state, as allowed by the Constitution, should the crisis in the state Assembly persist. The House stated that it […]

2015: Atiku considers four govs for his running-mate, here they are…

Atiku declares

Ahead of the December 10, 2014 presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has begun the search for a possible running mate, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt in Abuja, on Friday that Atiku, who is one of five contenders for the party’s sole ticket, has started consultations with regards […]

DSS attack on APC: Don’t test our patience – TUC warns politicians, Police

APC reg center

The President of the Trade Union Congress, Mr. Bala Kaigama, on Saturday, warned the political class and security agencies against stressing the patience of Nigerians in the interest of democracy. Kaigama who was reacting to an alleged raid of the office of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, urged the politicians and security agencies to […]

Why DSS invaded Lagos APC secretariat, destroy party database

APC reg center

Armed security operatives on Saturday attacked the Lagos, western Nigeria office of the main opposition party in the country, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, has said. Mohammed further said the security men destroyed the party’s data base calling it an impunity carried too far and a scandal that […]

OSUN ELECTION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: Omisore’s Lawyers Tender incomplete voters Register.

Osun Governorship Election Tribunal 2014

Hearing on the petition challenging the victory of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 Gubernatorial election in the state of Osun continue today, Saturday 22/11/2014 with tendering of voters register for Atakunmosa East, Boripe and Ede Notth Local Government. There were a lot of serious observations raised by the counsel to Respondents ranging from […]

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