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Ex-Chairman, Odu’a Investment Company Limited, Barrister Sharafadeen Alli; ex-Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning, Economic Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in 2015 elections, Engineer Oluwaseyi Makinde who are the top 3 governorship aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party...

The ERG, a hard Brexit backing group of Tory MPs, is adamant on ensuring Britain makes a success of Brexit. Now with Mr Rees-Mogg at the helm, the group is likely to push for a clean break from Brussels after the Somerset MP told Mrs May to stick to her negotiation ‘red lines’ last month. Mr Rees-Mogg’s promotion from vice-Chair could also bode...

A member of Ogun House of Assembly, Olusola Odofin-Sonuga has denied his defection from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Odofin-Sonuga, representing Ikenne Constituency, told newsmen in Abeokuta that he had no issues with his party, APC, therefore no reason to dump the party. “My attention has been drawn to the fake news going around...

The YouGov poll commissioned by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) found that 59 per cent of those who expressed an opinion wanted EU fishermen to lose automatic access to British waters on the official departure date of 29 March 2019. Another 20 per cent agreed with the idea that there should be a short transition period for fishing to the end of 2019. SFF...

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has described Monday’s White Paper on the probe panel report on former Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration as a desperate bid by Governor Ayodele Fayose to embarrass the former governor. It described Fayose’s action as a failed desperation that “cannot stand the test of judicial scrutiny in both form...

The MPs have been “kissing the feet” of EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and actively working to undermine the will of the British people, staunch Brexiteer John Longworth said today.  The Leave Means Leave co-chairman said the actions of anti-Brexit MPs would have been “unconscionable” in the days of Winston Churchill and said the actions showed...

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, aka Mama Taraba, has reacted to speculations that she was “planning” to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following the exit of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. The Buhari’s cabinet member had last year stated that she would support Atiku for the 2019 presidential election even if President Buhari...

The party’s Brexit shadow secretary, Sir Keir, urged Tories to support the change to the legislation, which will aim to protect devolved powers after Britain leaves the EU.  The EU Withdrawal Bill is due to begin its final stage in the House of Commons on Tuesday without changes to a clause governing devolution. The Brexit Bill is crucial to enshrine all EU laws...

Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation and former Governor of the state as the Niger Delta’s version of foremost nationalists, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa and Ahmadu Bello. The state arm of the party made the remark while reacting to the unprecedented and monumental...

A private briefing has raised concerns that the EU is secretly pursuing an aggressive agenda against the UK at the same time that it is trying to force Britain to agree to “full regulatory alignment” with Brussels and give up the opportunity to compete. The commission yesterday denied the allegations with a spokeswoman describing them as “invented”. However,...

Mbazulike Amechi, former Aviation Minister in the First Republic has highlighted reasons President Muhammadu Buhari shouldn’t seek to be re-elected for a second term in 2019. The elder statesman said Nigeria was a developing country, and that as such it won’t be in the best interest of the country to re-elect an “analogue president in a digital era.” Speaking...

Momentum, the Labour leader’s pressure group, has repeatedly threatened to force centrist MPs to contest their candidacy ahead of the next general election.  And now three allies of Mr Corbyn have been elected to the national executive committee (NEC) of the Labour Party – putting more power in the hands of the party’s growing hard left.  Jon Lansmann,...

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Mr. Dominic Bakundi, has been declared winner of Taraba State House of Assembly by-election in Ardo-Kola state constituency. Bakundi got 8,848 votes, while Sanusi Usman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 8,308 to emerge second. Returning Officer, Dr. Manu Donga, said Bakundi scored the majority votes and declared...

An EU study on whether Article 50 can be un-triggered said the decision does not rest with Britain alone.  The study by Brussels said the UK cannot simply decide to stop Brexit and remain in the European Union.  Ioannis Papageorgiou of the European Parliament’s constitutional affairs committee policy department said: “The assumption that there is a self-affirmed...

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has explained why former Vice President, Atiku Abubaakar, returned to the Peoples Democratic Party. Atiku had in December formally returned to the PDP after few years with the All Progressives Congress. Abaribe, who doubles as Chairman, South-East caucus in the Senate,...

The arch-Remainer and former Deputy Prime Minister was allowed to claim from the account after he lost his seat in Government in 2015. The money is dedicated funding for the office and secretarial costs of former British leaders, arising from the unique position they occupy in public life. Mr Clegg claimed £114,982 from the allowance in the year 2016-17, and is...

Tunde Bakare, Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, has launched another attack on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Bakare berated the Buhari-led government over the current rate of unemployment. Speaking in Ogba area of Lagos State, the fiery preacher said despite government’s promises on security, job creation and anti-corruption fight,...

The SNP First Minister’s paper appears to be a front for her push her increasingly unpopular policy of Scottish independence by scaring Scottish voters about leaving the EU. While denying at a press conference that the report was about independence, Ms Sturgeon’s own paper said: “As a [Scottish] government, we firmly believe that Scotland’s future economic,...

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has spoken on comments by Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, aka Mama Taraba, in reaction to speculations that she was “planning” to dump President Buhari following the exit of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from the party. Acting Chairman of the APC in Taraba, Sani Chul, expressed happiness with the minister’s...

With likely key coalition partner Martin Schulz, the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) and former European Parliament president, pulling the strings over the balance of power, Brussels looks set to benefit if the deal is agreed.  More than three months after the German federal election Martin Schulz and Angela Merkel appear to be finally nearing agreement –...

The Ekiti State Government has released a White Paper barring a former governor of the State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from holding any public office in the state for 10 years. Also barred was a former Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Kolawole, for the same number of years. The two top politicians were barred based on the report of the Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry,...

GETTY Newly appointed Caroline Nokes says Brexit has shown people want to keep these figures The vow to cut net arrivals to under 100,000 a year was first made by David Cameron and kept by Theresa May despite latest figures showing 230,000 a year more people coming to live in the UK than leaving. Newly appointed Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes told BBC1’s...

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Ifeanyi Aniagoh has said that the entry of Chief Victor Umeh to the Senate will spur other senators in the zone. Aniagoh, who described the victory of Umeh in Saturday’s Senatorial Election Rerun as a victory for the Igbo nation, said the former APGA national chairman had charisma and could mobilise...

GETTY Penny Mordaunt says she supports the 0.7 per cent target on aid spending Penny Mordaunt revealed she supports the 0.7 per cent target on aid spending and claims it is a “reflection of us as a big-hearted, open-minded and far-sighted nation”. However, foreign aid secretary added that the money could be better spent and under her leadership “it will also...

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) Cross River State, has accused the State Governor, Governor Ben Ayade of running a fraudulent government. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday, titled ‘Cross River State Rice Production and Packaging Farm’, the APC State Publicity Secretary, Mr Mens Ikpeme alleged that Governor Ayade acquired a large expanse...