Politics Updates

Buhari, others mourn, beneficiaries lament as TB Joshua dies

Hundreds of members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations on Sunday mourned the passing of the church’s General Overseer, Prophet Temitope Joshua, aka TB Joshua. TB Joshua died on Saturday after holding a service with members of the church. Joshua, who was born on June 12, 1963, died on …

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#TwitterBan: Job losses loom, economic woes to worsen, NESG, experts warn

With present economic woes, we shouldn’t add to our people’s problems – NESG The Nigerian Economic Summit Group and economic experts on Sunday described the Federal Government’s ban on a social media network, Twitter, as ill-advised. The NESG, in an interview with The PUNCH, said people, particularly the small and medium entrepreneurs, …

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APC chieftain backs Ogun gov on infrastructure devt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Adeola Sosanwo, has endorsed the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, to contest the forthcoming elections, following his performance so far. Sosanwo, who is the Chairman of SAS Foundation, also urged Abiodun to expedite the ongoing infrastructural projects across the …

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VPN: FG orders prosecution of persons using Twitter

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday, directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to begin immediate prosecution of those who violate the Federal Government’s order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria. Malami’s spokesman, Umar Gwandu, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Twitter …

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Ondo APC expels Ajasin’s daughter for alleged anti-party activities

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expelled former governorship aspirants of the party, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose and Mr Nathaniel Adojutelegan for allegedly involving in anti-party activities. Anifowose and Adojutelegan had approached the court to challenge the candidacy of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the last governorship primary …

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Why 2023 election may cost more money —Ex-INEC commissioner

A former National Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Lai Olurode, says the 2023 general elections may cost more because of the rising insecurity in the country. He also said some ad hoc staff might be too afraid to participate in the election due to the growing violence …

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Nigerians attack FG, govt fumes as Twitter deletes Buhari’s civil war post

• President’s comment suggests violence, may incite bloody reactions – SANs, CSOs, others • FG threatens US firm, accuses Twitter of polarising Nigeria, alleges mission suspicious Senior lawyers, human rights groups and the  Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo,  have hailed a social media giant, Twitter, for deleting a controversial …

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Edo PDP chairman suspended

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi, have been suspended over alleged misconduct said to have caused disaffection within the party. In a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, the decision was taken at a State Working Committee meeting that held at the …

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BREAKING: Those who want to destroy my govt’ll be shocked —Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says those who want to destroy his government will be receive the shock of their lives as his administration will do everything possible to ensure they fail. He spoke on Tuesday after meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood …

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