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Okorocha’s victory: ‘The Supreme Court has proven that it is not a PDP Supreme Court’, says Dr Uche

The Supreme Court today  affirmed the election of Rochas Okorocha after dismissing  the appeal filed by Ikedi Ohakim(PDP) against the election of Okorocha(APGA) as the governor of Imo state.The Supreme court said PDP’s argument was baseless and it therefore dismissed the appeal. Reacting to the ruling this afternoon, Dr Uche Akunebu president of Imo Good Governance Group ,IGGG said  it is a welcome relief t ...

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NHRC Executive Secretary urges lawmakers to enact proactive laws

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof. Bem Angwe has called on the Nigerian Legislature to proactively enact laws that seek to protect the rights of ordinary Nigerians. Receiving a delegation from the Benue State House of Assembly, led by the Speaker of the House, Hon. David Iorhemba, Prof. Angwe noted that adequate legal framework is required to achieve good governance ...

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Ibori’s Guilty Plea: Castigation Of Nigeria’s Judicial System,Says CPC

The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has noted with keen interest the on- going trial of Chief James Ibori at London’s South-walk Crown Court in which the former PDP Governor of Delta State pleaded guilty to the allegation of stealing $250million (about N38.75Billion) from the state and laundering same through off-shore Companies. The prosecuting counsel, Sasha Wass, QC, had said inter-alia that: “Ibor ...

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PDP finally approves zoning of party offices

The 59th meeting of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s NEC  today approved the zoning of the  party’s national offices  ahead of its forthcoming national convention.A statement by Professor Rufai Ahmed  Akali said, "As a prelude to the smooth conduct of the forthcoming National Convention and in line with the provisions of the PDP Constitution, NEC approved the zoning of offices for the National Working Commit ...

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Amaechi:Governance can do with some deconstruction!

By Jim Pressman Who says the field of study at school has nothing to do with what a man says or does as an elected or appointed leader? Listening to Governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on an independent TV talk show in Abuja Wednesday February 29, 2012 reminded one that he studied English Language and Literature at the Federal University of Port Harcourt Choba in his home state before tagging ...

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The Rice Man Of Edo Politics As Beautiful Bride

By Jim Pressman, Abuja Remember the song: “Should I say no, should I say yeah”? That must be song on the lips of the most beautiful bride of Edo state politics which radical Obafemi Awolowo University – trained Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon has become today. The then youthful, lanky, fire-spitting, idealistic lawyer full of administration for the Justice Eshos and Gani Fawehinmis of the legal Bench and Bar ...

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Daniel Decries “Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s Assault On The Rule Of Law”

The war of attrition between Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state and his immediate past predecessor Gbenga Daniel still continues.Daniel in a statement today by Adegbenro Adebanjo his media assistant accused the incumbent of further assault on the rule of law. The statement draws attention to an “act of direct assault on the rule of law by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led Ogun State Government. In flagran ...

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Executive, Legislative harmony panacea for good governance – Mark

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has stressed the need for a harmonious working relationship between and among the three arms of government. Mark said  this when he played host to the Speaker and members of Benue State House of Assembly in Abuja today that a smooth working relationship between the executive arm of government and the legislature is sine qua non to meaningful development. According ...

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Nigeria ex-Delta state governor James Ibori guilty plea-BBC

James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, has pleaded guilty in a UK court to 10 counts of money-laundering and conspiracy to defraud. James Ibori bought one London mansion for £2.2m in cash, police say James Ibori, a former governor of one of Nigeria's oil-producing states, has pleaded guilty in a UK court to 10 counts of money-laundering and conspiracy to defraud. British po ...

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Rochas vs Ohakim:Group raises alarm over ‘PDP’s boast’ ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Friday this week is the day the Supreme court will finally rule on the suit by ex Governor Ikedi Ohakim (PDP)challenging the election of   Rochas Okorocha (APGA) as the governor of Imo state.But Newsdiaryonline has learnt that there is tension in the state days before the ruling  because of what is said to be  claims by  unnamed Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftains   that Okorocha will be sacked on Frid ...

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Kebbi Re-Run: CPC says “Jega should hide his head in shame”, accuses INEC boss of working for PDP

 By Chuks Ehirim Even before the Independent National electoral Commission[INEC], comes out with the date of the re-run governorship election in Kebbi State, the opposition Congress for Progressive Change[CPC], has demanded for the removal of the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner[REC], Alhaji Mohammed Mika’ilu,who conducted the April 2011 guber polls in the state which was nullified last Friday, by th ...

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Jonathan,Mark congratulate Imoke on his victory

Liyel Imoke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has joined his  sacked colleagues who  have regained their seats  as he was  on Sunday declared winner of Saturday’s governorship poll in Cross River,Imoke  polled 451,544 votes to beat other contestants.Imoke and four others belonging to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party,PDP  were recently sacked by the Supreme Court which said their tenure had elapsed. I ...

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