Category Archives: Politics

Pastor Adeboye: Fani-kayode Commends Buhari for Swift Intervention

People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Fani Kayode has hailed President Buhari over his prompt intervention in the FRCN code saga which has affected the famous RCCG pastor, Enoch Adejare Adeboye.  Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria code, which set a 20-year limit for leaders of all… Read More »

PDP Members Boycott Meeting Organized by Ali Modu Sheriff

Factional leader of the PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff has failed in convening a party meeting scheduled recently to address political issues.  A meeting organized by former Borno governor, Ali-Modu Sheriff was shunned by members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because he failed to call for the re-opening of the PDP secreteriat complex. The Wadata plaza secretariat has… Read More »

APGA’s Acting National Chairman, Okafor, Dies At 47

Gloom enveloped Enugu State yesterday as the news of the death of the ‘acting’ National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Nwabueze Okafor, filtered into town. He died yesterday morning during a brief illness at the age of 47. Circumstances surrounding the demise of the young politician, who was a two-term chairman of Enugu South… Read More »

Presidential Appointment: PDP’s Fani-Kayode Speaks on Ex-wife’s New Portfolio

Influential Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, has hailed the appointment of his ex-wife by Ghanaian president-elect. Recall it was reported earlier that Ms. Saratu Atta, the 53-year-old former wife of Nigerian politician, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, was appointed as a personal assistant to the Ghanaian president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo. Speaking exclusively to Premium Times on Thursday afternoon, the former… Read More »

Police Set Up Panel to Analyze Gov. Wike’s Leaked Audio Conversation on Election Rigging

Governor Wike’s leaked phone conversations during the recent Rivers re-run election is set for investigation amidst other cases of electoral malpractices.   Nyesom Wike The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has constituted a panel of detectives to investigate crisis associated with the recent Rivers rerun elections. A key aspect of the investigation would be a forensic examination… Read More »

PDP Candidate Wins Rivers West Senatorial District Re-run Election

The Peoples Democratic Party has claimed two senatorial seats after the just concluded re-run election in the state. The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Osinachukwu Ideozu,  has been declared winner of the of the Rivers West senatorial district election held on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission. According to Premium Times, Mr. Ideozu was certified winner Tuesday afternoon… Read More »

2019 Presidential Race: Name of Rumoured Mega Party Leaks Online

Despite denials by political heavyweights in Nigeria about the formation of a new political party to oust the APC in the 2019 presidential election, the party construction has been in top gear. Ahead of 2019 Presidential election, political intrigues and realignment are beginning to shape the political scene, with moves by politicians to form a mega party. Vanguard… Read More »

#RiversRerun: INEC Confirms Election Violence; Issues Press Release

INTERIM REPORT ON THE RIVERS RE-RUN ELECTIONS Following the release of the timetable for the conclusion of the National and State Assembly re-run elections in Rivers state on 3rd November 2016, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) proceeded to conduct the elections in the state as scheduled yesterday, Saturday, 10th December 2016. The elections were generally peaceful and… Read More »

Buhari Breaks Silence on Controversial Rivers Re-Run Election

The first man of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for a free and fair electoral process ahead of the heated Rivers State re-run election which has been predicted to be fierce. President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement via his official Facebook page as released around 1pm clamoured for a peaceful election devoid of malpractices and violence in… Read More »

Buhari Can Dress Like Fulani Herdmen to the National Assembly – Fayose

A challenge has been thrown to President Muhammadu Buhari to dress as a Fulani herdsman to present the 2017 budget. Governor Ayodele Fayose Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has dismissed criticisms after the controverial manner he dressed while presenting his state’s 2017 budget yesterday at the Ekiti State House of Assembly. The governor who wore military camouflages for… Read More »

Saraki And APC Leadership Meeting Runs Into Hitch, Put Off

The meeting between the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s caucus in the Senate led by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been postponed till Wednesday. THISDAY gathered that the meeting, which was scheduled to take place at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, failed to hold due to lack of proper arrangement. According a… Read More »

Mega Party: Atiku, Tinubu & Makarfi’s PDP Target March 2017 Date

Barring any last-minute change of plans, the proposed mega opposition party in the country will be formed before the end of March, 2017, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered that the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party and aggrieved chieftains of the All Progressives Congress had intensified efforts aimed at forming the party since the result of… Read More »

Revealed: 40 Reps, 5 Senators Parade O’Level Certificates

A peek into the qualification details of the members of the National Assembly by Daily Trust on Sunday reveals that a staggering number of the parliamentarians got elected with Ordinary Level certificates during the 2015 general elections, a development that leaves doubts on the capacity and quality of legislation in the 8th National Assembly. .28 members in APC,… Read More »

Wild Jubiliation as Adama Barrow Wins Gambian Presidential Election Defeating Jammeh Who Ruled for 22 Years

President Yahya Jammeh the President of Gambia has officially lost as Adama Barrow is declared winner of the Presidential election. Gambia’s electoral commission said Friday that opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow had taken 45.54 percent of the vote in a stunning victory over longtime President Yahya Jammeh, AFP reports. The commission revealed that Barrow won 263,515 votes, while… Read More »

Why Igbos Are Now Decamping To APC – Official

THE leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has attributed the recent defections of politicians from the south-east to the ruling party to the commitment shown by President Muhammadu Buhari to execute vital projects in the zone. The National Vice Chairman (South East) of the APC, Emma Enuekwu, stated this while speaking to journalists at the party secretariat… Read More »