PDP, Atiku triumph as Bulkachuwa is forced out of presidential poll tribunal

23 May 2019
PDP, Atiku triumph as Bulkachuwa is forced out of presidential poll tribunal

President of Court of Appeal, Mrs Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday withdrew as a member of Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. This followed allegations of likelihood of bias levelled against her by...

FG rebukes Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comments

22 May 2019
FG rebukes Obasanjo over ‘Fulanisation’ comments

Federal Government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as an attempt to divide the country. It said the “indiscreet”, “deeply offensive”...

PDP replies Tinubu, says he’s desperately seeking Buhari’s favour for power grab

22 May 2019
PDP replies Tinubu, says he’s desperately seeking Buhari’s favour for power grab

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday, accused national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Bola Tinubu of hauling insults on the party (PDP) in a bid to curry political relevance....

Tinubu meets Buhari in Saudi Arabia, mocks PDP

21 May 2019
Tinubu meets Buhari in Saudi Arabia, mocks PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, met with prominent Nigerians, including his key ally and National Leader of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu. Malam...

Makinde accuses Ajimobi of mischief in restoring full subventions to Oyo tertiary institutions

21 May 2019
Makinde accuses Ajimobi of mischief in restoring full subventions to Oyo tertiary institutions

Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, has accused Governor Abiola Ajimobi of mischief as the government announced it had restored full monthly subventions to all the state-owned tertiary institutions. Mr...

Facebook has exposed Buhari, APC as enemies of Nigeria - PDP

20 May 2019
Facebook has exposed Buhari, APC as enemies of Nigeria - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Facebook revelation detailing the devious manipulations and engineering of disinformation in the 2019 general election by President Muhammadu Buhari’s handlers and All...

Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

19 May 2019
Australia’s conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power...

Appeal court president’s husband is APC senator-elect, her son APC gov aspirant, Atiku, PDP tell tribunal

18 May 2019
Appeal court president’s husband is APC senator-elect, her son APC gov aspirant, Atiku, PDP tell tribunal

Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, on Friday told Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja that Mr Aliyu Abubakar, son of President of Court of Appeal,...

Jos traditional ruler confronts Plateau gov over reduction of his authority

18 May 2019
Jos traditional ruler confronts Plateau gov over reduction of his authority

Gbong Gwom Jos and Chairman of Plateau Council of Chiefs, Mr Jacob Buba Gyang, has said state governors do not have the authority to redefine traditional boundaries. “I am not...

INEC fixes new date for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

17 May 2019
INEC fixes new date for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship elections. The commission in a statement signed by Mr Festus Okoye, Head of Voters Education, said the two...

FG attacks Atiku, PDP over alleged sabotage of Buhari govt

16 May 2019
FG attacks Atiku, PDP over alleged sabotage of Buhari govt

Information minister, Mr Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday attacked the main opposition party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar. Mohammed claimed that the ‘dead-end opposition’ being played by Abubakar...

Buhari is a desperate dictator, Lai Mohammed a liar, Atiku says in reply to FG

16 May 2019
Buhari is a desperate dictator, Lai Mohammed a liar, Atiku says in reply to FG

A former vice president, Mr Atiku Abubakar, has described federal government’s accusation that he is a saboteur as false. He described the information minister, Mr Lai Mohammed, as a ‘liar.’...

Politicians who lost elections behind insecurity in Nigeria - Army chief

16 May 2019
Politicians who lost elections behind insecurity in Nigeria - Army chief

Chief of Army Staff, Mr Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday accused some politicians defeated in the just concluded general elections of being responsible for the current heightened security situation in parts...

I have no apology for my comment on godfatherism in Lagos – El-Rufai

14 May 2019
I have no apology for my comment on godfatherism in Lagos – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday said he had no apology over his comment last week that “godfather can be defeated” in Lagos State. The governor further said...

Ganduje vs Sanusi: Gov presents staff of office to new emirs

14 May 2019
Ganduje vs Sanusi: Gov presents staff of office to new emirs

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has presented staff of office to the new emirs he appointed in the state last week. This was despite a court order which the...

Ekweremadu pledges to retire from Senate in 2023

13 May 2019
Ekweremadu pledges to retire from Senate in 2023

Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, says he will retire from Senate in 2023. As such, the lawmaker said that he will no longer seek re-election to the...

Buhari advocates ‘true federalism’ at meeting with APC govs

11 May 2019
Buhari advocates ‘true federalism’ at meeting with APC govs

Progressive Governors’ Forum on Friday honoured President Muhammadu Buhari and seven All Progressives Congress governors. The governors were Mr Rochas Okorocha (Imo State); Mr Kashim Shettima (Borno State); Mr Tanko...

PDP asks Appeal Court president, whose husband is APC senator-elect, to leave presidential poll tribunal

10 May 2019
PDP asks Appeal Court president, whose husband is APC senator-elect, to leave presidential poll tribunal

Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday asked President of Court of Appeal, Mrs Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. In...

Presidential election tribunal warns against media analyses of cases

09 May 2019
Presidential election tribunal warns against media analyses of cases

President of Court of Appeal, Mrs Zainab Bulkachuwa, has threatened to deal with lawyers, petitioners and the media found analysing in the media any petition before the presidential election tribunal....

I ran from PDP only to suffer 10 times evil in APC – Okorocha

09 May 2019
I ran from PDP only to suffer 10 times evil in APC – Okorocha

Outgoing Governor of Imo State, Mr Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday lamented that he had been afflicted with more evils in ruling All Progressives Congress than he would have suffered if...

South Africa votes with corruption, jobs as big issues

09 May 2019
South Africa votes with corruption, jobs as big issues

South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and voters saying they were disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. Despite the demise...

Lack of leadership, not corruption, is Nigeria’s main challenge - Dogara

08 May 2019
Lack of leadership, not corruption, is Nigeria’s main challenge - Dogara

Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday in Abuja said Nigeria’s real problem was lack of leadership and not corruption as widely claimed. Dogara said this at a...

2019 elections: UK spends £795m on #NotTooYoungToRun movt – Envoy

08 May 2019
2019 elections: UK spends £795m on #NotTooYoungToRun movt – Envoy

United Kingdom had spent £795 million to prosecute the #NotTooYoungToRun movement, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said on Tuesday. The #NotTooYoungToRun movement led to the emergence of young...

Kano gov sets machinery in motion to depose Kano emir

07 May 2019
Kano gov sets machinery in motion to depose Kano emir

Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Mr Muhammad Sanusi II as emir of Kano. On Monday, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened...

Former Minister dumps PDP, joins APC

04 May 2019
Former Minister dumps PDP,  joins APC

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ogunlewe, a...

Buhari has become helpless in the face of national insecurity - PDP

03 May 2019
Buhari has become helpless in the face of national insecurity - PDP

Some gunmen on Wednesday night invaded Government Girls’ Secondary School, Moriki, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, and abducted five persons including two caterers and three children. Also, security...

Jonathan leads observer mission to South African elections

03 May 2019
Jonathan leads observer mission to South African elections

Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) has announced arrival in South Africa of its election observation mission (EOM) led by former President Goodluck Jonathan to observe the country’s...

Atiku to Buhari: Order army to produce your certificates if they exist

02 May 2019
Atiku to Buhari: Order army to produce your certificates if they exist

Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, have faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for saying his academic certificates are with Nigerian Army. Replying to Mr Buhari’s response to...

INEC replacing servers nationwide, PDP alleges

30 April 2019
INEC replacing servers nationwide, PDP alleges

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised an alarm over alleged replacements of servers in all states of the federation by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in what it referred as...

Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough

29 April 2019
Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough

Spain's governing Socialists have claimed victory in the country's third election in four years, but have fallen short of a majority. PM Pedro Sánchez's party polled 29% and will need...

Tinubu is older than Buhari; he won’t be president of Nigeria – Miyetti Allah boss

27 April 2019
Tinubu is older than Buhari; he won’t be president of Nigeria – Miyetti Allah boss

National President, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Abdullahi Bodejo, has dismissed the possibility of the former governor of Lagos State, Mr Bola Tinubu succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In...

No group can stop Tinubu’s presidential ambition – Tinubu’s associate

27 April 2019
No group can stop Tinubu’s presidential ambition – Tinubu’s associate

Former Chairman, Lagos State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Henry Ajomale has said that no group can stop the presidential ambition of the national leader of the ruling...

Tinubu pursuing facist agenda to control all levers of power in Nigeria - Dogara

24 April 2019
Tinubu pursuing facist agenda to control all levers of power in Nigeria - Dogara

PRESS RELEASE 1.We have noted the statement issued on April 21, 2019 by Mr Bola Tinubu wherein he stated his reasons for sponsoring or supporting some aspirants to various leadership...

Nigeria needs struggle, not restructuring – Osoba

24 April 2019
Nigeria needs struggle, not restructuring – Osoba

A member of the 1976 Constitution Drafting Committee, Mr Olusegun Osoba, a retired professor of history, has said rather than restructuring the country what Nigeria needs is a struggle by...

Buhari vs Atiku: INEC lied, we transmitted election results to Server - Presiding officers

23 April 2019
Buhari vs Atiku: INEC lied, we transmitted election results to Server - Presiding officers

Some presiding officers in Borno and Yobe states say they transmitted results of the February 23 presidential election to the server of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). All Progressives Congress...

Saraki to Tinubu: Ambition to be president in 2023 has made you irresponsible

23 April 2019
Saraki to Tinubu: Ambition to be president in 2023 has made you irresponsible

PRESS RELEASE 1. Yesterday, Mr Bola Tinubu, released another of his now well expected quarterly vicious attack on the person of Mr Bukola Saraki, President of Senate. In the statement,...

Comedian wins Ukrainian presidency by landslide

22 April 2019
Comedian wins Ukrainian presidency by landslide

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, exit polls suggest. The polls give the political newcomer, who dominated the first round of voting...

Oshiomhole vs Obaseki: Inside story of the cold war between the godfather and godson

21 April 2019
Oshiomhole vs Obaseki: Inside story of the cold war between the godfather and godson

Edo State is one of the states in the country where the politics has always attracted the attention of the nation due to the fact that the players are politically...

APC suspends Akeredolu for anti-party activities

20 April 2019
APC suspends Akeredolu for anti-party activities

National Working Committee of ruling All Progressives Congress has suspended Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, for anti-party activities. The party’s NWC had on March 1 resolved to issue a...

Why restructuring won’t work in Nigeria – Sanusi

20 April 2019
Why restructuring won’t work in Nigeria – Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said the unending calls for restructuring and its practice would not work in Nigeria, because it is one of the fault lines...