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INEC distances itself from Labour Party’s Anambra convention

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially distanced itself from the Labour Party’s (LP) National Convention held in Anambra, stating that the event was not under its supervision. Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, confirmed this development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday. While Oyekanmi refrained Read More…

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Abuja court declines to halt Labour Party convention, orders due process

The Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to issue an injunction against Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), from proceeding with the party’s national convention scheduled to take place in Umuahia, Abia. Justice Inyang Ekwo, presiding over the case, emphasised the importance of due process, stating, “It is essential that Read More…

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Akpata claims Labour Party ticket for Edo Governorship race, vows good governance

Former Nigerian Bar Association president Olumide Akpata sailed to victory in the Labour Party’s primary election, securing the party’s nomination for the upcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for September 21st. Akpata garnered a convincing 316 votes, leaving his closest contender, Kenneth Imansuangbon, far behind with just seven votes. Professor Sunday Eromosele and Sergius Ogun managed Read More…

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Labour Party Chairman arrested Days before Edo Governorship primary

Less than three days remain until the primary election of the Labour Party (LP) for the Edo Governorship race, and tension rises as operatives from the Zone 5 headquarters of the Nigeria Police apprehend the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Julius Abure. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Abure was detained in Read More…

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APC’s Fuad Laguda emerges winner in Surulere Federal Constituency I by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Mr. Fuad Laguda, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, as the victor of the Surulere Federal Constituency I by-election in Lagos State. Laguda, who confidently asserted his aspirations to succeed Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, expressed determination throughout the campaign, stating, “I am committed to serving the people of Read More…

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INEC announces 12 contenders for Surulere Federal Constituency I bye-election on Feb. 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has disclosed that 12 candidates from various political parties will be vying for the Surulere Federal Constituency I seat in the upcoming bye-election on Feb. 3. The announcement was made by the Lagos State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Prof. Ayobami Salami during a Stakeholders’ Meeting Read More…

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Gbajabiamila backs Fuad Laguda for Surulere House of Reps seat at empowerment programme

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has thrown his weight behind Fuad Laguda, endorsing him as the ideal successor for the Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in the upcoming re-run election. The endorsement took place during an empowerment programme organised by Gbajabiamila in Lagos, Read More…

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Oba of Benin emphasises unity and diversity in Nigeria during Lagos visit

His Royal Majesty, Omonoba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, stressed Nigeria’s diversity and unity during his visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina. The Oba highlighted how Nigeria’s diversity and unity define the nation’s stature as a giant in Africa. He emphasised the importance of unity, urging Nigerians Read More…

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Democrats and abortion rights supporters achieve key wins in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia

On November 7, Democrats and abortion rights advocates secured a series of significant electoral victories, signalling the continued potency of reproductive rights as a central issue for Democrats leading up to the 2024 presidential race. Notably, these wins were achieved in conservative strongholds, marking a remarkable turn of events. In the state of Ohio, which Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story

Labour Party Leader Peter Obi criticises Supreme Court ruling, vows to fight for ‘New Nigeria’

The leader of Nigeria’s opposition Labour Party, Peter Obi, expressed his criticism on Monday regarding the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, which upheld President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February elections. Obi also pledged to persist in his fight for a “New Nigeria.” The Supreme Court’s decision on October 26 dismissed the attempt to overturn the Read More…