FORMER BORNO GOVERNOR, MOHAMMED GONI, IS DEAD

The first civilian governor of Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Goni, has died at the age of 78. A family source, who confirmed the death to SaharaReporters, said the former governor died on Wednesday evening from an undisclosed illness. In 1979, Goni was elected as the first civilian governor of the former Borno State on the…

BUHARI DENIES HAND IN DETHRONEMENT OF MUHAMMADU SANUSI II

The presidential aide, in a statement in Abuja yesterday, described all such insinuations as untrue, malicious and politically motivated.He said: “The President does not have a history of intervening in the affairs of any state in the country, unless the issue at hand is of national consequence. “On such matters which impinge on national security,…

MINISTERIAL LIST: APC Chairmen lobby Buhari

Following divergent reports over what the composition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet may look like, Sunday Vanguard  understands that state Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked  to be carried along in the appointment of ministers. The party leaders, who made their position known at a meeting with the party’s National Working Committee,…

Abia governorship debate ends in chaos

A debate for the governorship candidates of four major political parties in Abia on Tuesday ended in chaos, following sporadic gunshots at Abia Hotels, Umuahia, venue of the exercise.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gunshots and teargas cannisters were fired by security aides to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu and Dr. Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to contain the situation.
The shooting and teargas caused a stampede on the hotel premises, as scores of people, including newsmen and supporters of the candidates at the venue, scampered to different directions in a desperate bid to escape being hit by bullets.

DELTA State Governor Dr Okowa  yesterday  emerged “Governor of The Year, 2018”

It would be recalled that the governor was once Secretary to local government council, Chairman of local government council, Commissioner for Agriculture and at a time too, Commissioner  for Health and water resources, Secretary to the Delta State Government,  Senator before emerging as the Governor of Delta State.
According to the governor who thanked the organisers of the award ceremony, “recall that last year I was here to receive the ‘Man of The Year Award, 2017’  and I am honoured again today, these are possible because we are in perfect relationship with our people back home.”

PDP broke, unable to fund Atiku’s campaign – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are at the moment facing serious difficulties raising funds for the 2019 presidential election campaigns.