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Atiku mobilises for PDP, says party will revive Nigeria’s economy, unify country

Atiku mobilises for PDP, says party will revive Nigeria’s economy, unify country Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the nation prepares for the forthcoming general elections. He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of failing to secure the people and their property, as well as worsening the economic situation of the...... more

2019: Atiku shuts down Yola

2019: Atiku shuts down Yola Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Saturday made a bold statement about his popularity in his North-East stronghold when he formally threw his hat into the ring for the 2019 presidential battle. Though officially dubbed the Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rally, it was, in reality, Atiku’s show, as the...... more

APC a dying party swimming in corruption — Secondus •Promises Tsunami in the weeks ahead

APC a dying party swimming in corruption — Secondus •Promises Tsunami in the weeks ahead The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has predicted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is dying and would soon be history in Nigeria. Prince Secondus also accused the ruling party of swimming in the valley of corruption and has dragged the nation’s economy down....... more

It’s payback time for Turaki’s loyalty, says Bauchi State PDP

It’s payback time for Turaki’s loyalty, says Bauchi State PDP Bauchi State PDP chairman, Haruna Saeed, has commended the loyalty and commitment of a frontline presidential aspirant of the party, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, to the party, especially during its crisis. The chairman was speaking at the party’s secretariat in Bauchi where Turaki had gone to consult with delegates and other...... more

Ekiti Election: Oshiomhole exceeded expectations in his first national assignment as APC Chairman — Senator Alimikhena

Ekiti Election: Oshiomhole exceeded expectations in his first national assignment as APC Chairman — Senator Alimikhena Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena, has congratulated the newly elected Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for putting up a dogged fight against the ruling party in the state. Senator Alimikhena described the victory as “a triumph for our democracy and a clear display that power is...... more

UK to assist INEC deliver credible, free and fair polls in 2019

UK to assist INEC deliver credible, free and fair polls in 2019 United Kingdom International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has assured that the country will continue to work with Nigeria through the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that the 2019 general elections are successful. The minister made the remarks during a meeting with the Chairman of INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu in Abuja at...... more

7 withdraw from PDP governorship primary in Osun

7 withdraw from PDP governorship primary in Osun Seven out of eleven governorship aspirants of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Sept. 22 election on Saturday announced their withdrawal from the party’s primary. The primary to be held in Osogbo has more than 3,000 delegates to participate in the exercise. Those who announced their withdrawal from the primary are Mr...... more

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighboring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement. The job went to Semere Russom, Eritrea’s current education minister and former ambassador to the United States, Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Twitter. Since...... more

Money Politics: Lessons from Ekiti governorship election, By Pelumi Olajengbesi

Money Politics:  Lessons from Ekiti governorship election, By Pelumi Olajengbesi I started my independent life by training as a reputation manager. So, I probably understand public perception management and behavioural effects in a manner that would escape a casual observer.  Nigerians have a way of designing stories to soothe their narrative, ignoring the lessons therein. I have been seeing posts with...... more

Buhari, APC, governors woo Saraki with juicy offers

Buhari, APC, governors woo Saraki with juicy offers There were strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress and governors are considering juicy offers for the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to prevent his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It was learnt that some prominent leaders of the party, especially the coordinator of the reconciliation...... more

I’m no longer in APC, Gov. Ortom insists

I’m no longer in APC, Gov. Ortom insists Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has declared that he stands by his initial claim that he is no longer in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as he has been served a red card by the party leadership in his state. He said he awaits the decision of the Benue people to...... more

Alex Otti back in the race for Abia governorship

Alex Otti back in the race for Abia governorship Dr. Alex Otti, a former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA ) in the 2015 general elections in Abia on Friday declared his interest to run again in 2019. Otti, a former banker and renowned financial expert, told a mammoth crowd of his supporters at the Ngwa...... more

BREAKING: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff floors Reps Deputy Speaker, others to emerge Osun APC guber candidate

BREAKING: Aregbesola’s Chief of Staff floors Reps Deputy Speaker, others to emerge Osun APC guber candidate   Adegboyega Oyetola has emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the Osun State governorship election in September. He was one of 17 aspirants who participated in the exercise which took place in the 332 wards across all the Local Government Areas of the state. Some...... more

2019: All set for Atiku's declaration for president

2019: All set for Atiku's declaration for president After several months of consultations with critical stakeholders in Nigeria and members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, will tomorrow Saturday, 21 July, make a formal declaration to contest the 2019 presidential election under the PDP. A press release from the media office of the former...... more

2019 election: 8 PDP governorship aspirants opt for consensus in Kaduna

2019 election: 8 PDP governorship aspirants opt for consensus in Kaduna No fewer than eight governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have agreed to come out with a consensus candidate for the 2019 election. One of the aspirants, Dr Ja’afaru Sa’ad, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna...... more

Violence, late arrival of election materials characterise Osun APC guber primaries

Violence, late arrival of election materials characterise Osun APC guber primaries As members of the ruling, All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun trooped out to 332 wards in the state to elect governorship candidate of the party on Friday, a pocket of violence and the late arrival of electoral materials characterised the exercise in some parts of Osogbo, under the precinct of...... more

Ekiti: Group slams HURIWA over call for sack of INEC Chairman

Ekiti: Group slams HURIWA over call for sack of INEC Chairman An election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has described the recent call for the sack of INEC chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) as "suspicious, mischievous and self-serving". The group accused HURIWA of acting a script for the Peoples Democratic Party...... more

Adegboruwa sues Joe Igbokwe •Seeks prosecution by AGF; asks him to vacate public office

Adegboruwa sues Joe Igbokwe •Seeks prosecution by AGF; asks him to vacate public office Legal luminary and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has filed an action before the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking to sanction All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Mr Joe Igbokwe, for what he considered to be his reckless utterances against the judiciary. Adegboruwa’s is in reaction to Igbokwe’s Facebook posts accusing the...... more

Why I announced my intention to run early – Buhari

 Why I announced my intention to run early – Buhari  President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he made an early declaration to contest the presidential election in 2019. In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, he explained that he took the step to douse rising speculations and give the All Progressives Congress...... more

The Yoruba and bandwagon politics, By Fredrick Nwabufo

The Yoruba and bandwagon politics, By Fredrick Nwabufo Since the 1960s, the Yoruba, a people of high education and cultural sophistication, have played the politics of 'sheep and shepherd'. They have always required a chaperone to take them to the watering hole, not minding if the water there is impure. From the 1960s to the 1970s, Obafemi Awolowo was...... more

PDP may boycott 2019 elections — Secondus

PDP may boycott 2019 elections — Secondus The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday in Abuja, said it was consulting on whether or not to participate in the 2019 general elections. PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said this when he received a delegation of a Joint International Election Observation Mission fielded by two main American international civil...... more

Ekweremadu leads other South East lawmakers to protest Buhari’s lopsided appointments

Ekweremadu leads other South East lawmakers to protest Buhari’s lopsided appointments The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has led other colleagues from the South East to protest against the appointments of head of agencies by President Muhammadu Buhari, claiming it has been lopsided. During his remarks on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, he lamented that appointments by the President are...... more

Ekiti Gov.-Elect Fayemi vows to probe Fayose’s administration

Ekiti Gov.-Elect Fayemi vows to probe Fayose’s administration In what may appear like a tit for tat, Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says it will be irresponsible on his part not to probe the administration of the outgoing governor of the state, Ayo Fayose. Fayemi said this on Thursday when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after...... more

Ortom meets Oshiomhole, denies leaving APC

Ortom meets Oshiomhole, denies leaving APC Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state denied dumping All Progressives Congress (APC) confirming APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole’s claims that the governor was going nowhere. Ortom on Thursday in Abuja told newsmen after a closed-door meeting Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Ortom...... more

Court stops dissolution of Benue Local Government Councils

Court stops dissolution of Benue Local Government Councils A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice S. O Itodo has granted an interim injunction restraining Governor Samuel Ortom from dissolving Local Government Councils in Benue state. Ruling on a Motion ex – parte brought by counsel to Chairmen of local government councils Barrister F. A.Nomor, Esq in the state,...... more

Federal Character: Senate to probe Buhari’s appointments

Federal Character: Senate to probe Buhari’s appointments The Senate on Thursday directed its committee on Federal Character to probe all appointments of President Muhammadu Buhari, to establish alleged lopsidedness or otherwise. The decision of the Senate followed a point or Order raised by the Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu, alleging that Buhari’s appointments were focused more...... more

INEC targets secondary schools for ad-hoc staff

INEC targets secondary schools for ad-hoc staff Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara state has embarked on voter education among secondary schools in the state with aim of building future ad-hoc staff of the commission Speaking at the final of quiz competition organized by the commission among Voter Education Clubs in the state’s secondary schools, the INEC...... more

APC lawmaker suspended for alleged anti-party activities

APC lawmaker suspended for alleged anti-party activities The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Owan West local government has suspended Hon Ojo Asein for alleged anti-party activities. Hon Asein who is the lawmaker representing Owan West Constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) was suspended by the APC leadership of his Ward 2, Uhonmora. Chairman of Uhonmora...... more

Group condemns Ekiti ‘see and buy’ voting

 Group condemns Ekiti ‘see and buy’ voting Following the messy revelations about monetary inducements of voters that trailed last Saturdays gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI) has condemned in strong terms this age-long act, brazenly perpetrated majorly by both All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates and their agents...... more

Princewill Political Associates calls on governments to eliminate poverty

Princewill Political Associates calls on governments to eliminate poverty Mr Emmanuel Dagogo, the new National Coordinator of Princewiil Political Associates (PPA), has called on governments to strive to eliminate poverty and any colouration of injustice as a tribute to the late icon. Mr Dagogo in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt said poverty is an...... more

 

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