El-Rufai drives bulldozer to demolish APC factional secretariat

21 February 2018
El-Rufai drives bulldozer to demolish APC factional secretariat

A building used by a faction of governing All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State has been demolished by the state government. APC in Kaduna is split in three different factions,...

Why we demolished factional APC building – Kaduna Govt

21 February 2018
Why we demolished factional APC building – Kaduna Govt

Kaduna State government has justified its demolition of a building belonging to a faction of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The building located at 11b Sambo Road used...

Senate, others condemn El-Rufai over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

21 February 2018
Senate, others condemn El-Rufai over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

Senate at the plenary on Tuesday urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to compensate Hunkuyi for demolishing his building. The upper chamber of the National Assembly specifically asked el-Rufai to rebuild the...

I forgive El-Rufai for demolishing my property – Senator

21 February 2018
I forgive El-Rufai for demolishing my property – Senator

A senator of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the demolition of his property by Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, in the state, noting that he has...

Senator to face Ethics C’ttee over comments on election sequence

21 February 2018
Senator to face Ethics C’ttee over comments on election sequence

The furore in the Senate over the recent amendment to the Electoral Act is far from over as the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges...

My husband was ‘trashed’ after APC won 2015 polls - Remi Tinubu

20 February 2018
My husband was ‘trashed’ after APC won 2015 polls - Remi Tinubu

As a national leader of All Progressives Congress, Mr Bola Tinubu, begins to reconcile warring sides in the ruling party, his wife, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, a senator, has decried that...

Ex-Niger gov, Aliyu launches new political platform

20 February 2018
Ex-Niger gov, Aliyu launches new political platform

Former Niger state Governor, Mr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, on Monday launched a new political platform, "Servant Leadership Forum". The forum is made up of appointees that served in his 8-year...

2019: Katsina elders to reply Obasanjo’s letter soon – Gov Masari

19 February 2018
2019: Katsina elders to reply Obasanjo’s letter soon – Gov Masari

Katsina State Elders Forum will soon reply former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, Governor Aminu Masari said on Sunday in Daura....

Ex-minister, supporters decamp to APC in Kebbi

19 February 2018
Ex-minister, supporters decamp to APC in Kebbi

A former Minister of Sports and Chieftain of People Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Samaila Sambawa, and his supporters have decamped to ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Sambawa, who served...

2019: intrigues of who gets presidential ticket in PDP

18 February 2018
2019: intrigues of who gets presidential ticket in PDP

There will be no automatic ticket in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for defectors from other parties when PDP meets to pick its candidates later this year for the 2019 elections....

Buhari must forget second term, Obasanjo’s coalition’ll fail - Clark

18 February 2018
Buhari must forget second term, Obasanjo’s coalition’ll fail - Clark

A frontline Ijaw leader and the convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Mr Edwin Clark, in this interview with THEOPHILUS ONOJEGHEN, speaks on former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s coalition, cattle...

APC reconciliation: Tinubu meets Tambuwal, Wamakko in Sokoto

18 February 2018
APC reconciliation: Tinubu meets Tambuwal, Wamakko in Sokoto

A national leader and head of the Presidential Reconciliation Committee of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, on Saturday visited Sokoto, where he met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal...

Niger lawmakers walk out on governor at APC rally

18 February 2018
Niger lawmakers walk out on governor at APC rally

Members of Niger state house of assembly on Saturday staged a walkout at the ‘unity rally’ organised in Minna by the party. The lawmakers were seen entering a Toyota Coaster...

Why we visited Buhari in Daura - APC govs

17 February 2018
Why we visited Buhari in Daura - APC govs

Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress on Friday said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of...

Tinubu can’t save Buhari In 2019 – Adebanjo

17 February 2018
Tinubu can’t save Buhari In 2019 – Adebanjo

Elder statesman and a leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Mr Ayo Adebanjo has given reasons why the Southwest won’t support the 2019 reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. In...

Majority states pass ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill

17 February 2018
Majority states pass ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill

The bill seeking to amend sections of 1999 Constitution to reduce the age limits for eligibility for elective offices in Nigeria, known as ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill, has...

LG polls: Oyo APC to hold primaries Monday

17 February 2018
LG polls: Oyo APC to hold primaries Monday

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, rolled out guidelines for the conduct of pr‎imaries for councillorship and chairmanship aspirants in the forthcoming local...

2019: Buhari meets APC govs in Daura today

16 February 2018
2019: Buhari meets APC govs in Daura today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with governors of All Progressives Congress in his country home of Daura, Katsina State. Sources hinted yesterday that the president might tell the governors...

Buhari will seek re-election in 2019 – SGF

16 February 2018
Buhari will seek re-election in 2019 – SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, on Thursday affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari would seek re-election in 2019. He stated that there was no alternative to...

South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

16 February 2018
South African limbo ends with new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes of many South Africans that he can reverse a corrosive period...

Coalition of Northern groups calls for emergency rule in Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau; rejects state police

16 February 2018
Coalition of Northern groups calls for emergency rule in Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau; rejects state police

PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT BY THE COALITION OF NORTHERN GROUPS (CNG) ON THE STATE OF THE NATION 1. OVERVIEWDriven by deep patriotism, and commitment to a united, strong, independent and prosperous...

N’West, S’West lead in voters registration

16 February 2018
N’West, S’West lead in voters registration

North-West geopolitical zone has the highest number of registered voters in the country with a total of 18,505,984 voters, according to statistics from the Independent National Electoral Commission. South-West zone,...

CNPP backs NASS on new order of elections

16 February 2018
CNPP backs NASS on new order of elections

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has thrown its weight behind the National Assembly on reordering of 2019 general elections and beyond, insisting that the presidential election must come last...

2019: My work will speak for me - Ikpeazu

16 February 2018
2019: My work will speak for me - Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Mr Okezie Ikpeazu has said that he was not bothered about the 2019 governorship election now, because “his work would speak” for him when the time...

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

15 February 2018
South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling...

Why we passed Electoral Act amendment – Senate

15 February 2018
Why we passed Electoral Act amendment – Senate

The Senate followed due process in the adoption and passage of amendment to the Electoral Act, its spokesperson, Mr Sabi Abdullahi, has said. The justification came as 10 senators of...

South west Senators vow to resist cattle colony

15 February 2018
South west Senators vow to resist cattle colony

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Eighteen Senators from South West geopolitical zone have vowed to continue to align with the decision of leaders from the zone in rejecting the proposed cattle colony...

Why Buhari asked me to reconcile APC – Tinubu

15 February 2018
Why Buhari asked me to reconcile APC – Tinubu

A national leader of All Progressives Congress says President Muhammadu Buhari asked him to reconcile feuding and aggrieved members because the ruling party is no longer where it was when...

Councillors, civil society groups protest planned dissolution of Niger LGAs

15 February 2018
Councillors, civil society groups protest planned dissolution of Niger LGAs

Elected councillors, most of them on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday protested the plan by Niger state government to dissolve the 25 local government councils in...

Presidency in grand scheme to thwart new sequence of elections

14 February 2018
Presidency in grand scheme to thwart new sequence of elections

The Presidency has put in place an elaborate plan to frustrate the implementation of the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010 that has proposed alterations to the sequence of the...

Tinubu meets Buhari, speaks on APC crisis, Obasanjo, IBB’s letters

14 February 2018
Tinubu meets Buhari, speaks on APC crisis, Obasanjo, IBB’s letters

A leader of governing All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Bola Tinubu, has said that his recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile all warring groups in the party is...

Man offers Nigerians money to register to vote in elections

14 February 2018
Man offers Nigerians money to register to vote in elections

A Nigerian man has triggered discussions on the social media after making an unusual offer to pay people to register as voters in future elections. Mr Tochukwu Ezeoke said on...

Junaid to Buhari: You have failed Nigerians; go home and rest

13 February 2018
Junaid to Buhari: You have failed Nigerians; go home and rest

Second Republic lawmaker, Mr Junaid Mohammed, yesterday, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to take a dignified exit from governance and return home to take care of his failing health and...

Restructure or risk breakup of Nigeria, southern leaders warn Buhari

13 February 2018
Restructure or risk breakup of Nigeria, southern leaders warn Buhari

The clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria persisted Monday as leaders of thought from Southern part of the country gathered in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, to review the state...

Okorocha ‘anoints’ son-in-law to succeed him

13 February 2018
Okorocha ‘anoints’ son-in-law to succeed him

Imo State governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha, on Monday anointed his son-in-law, Mr Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as governor of the state in 2019. The governor stated this at a...

2019: Ex-CBN chief to run for president

13 February 2018
2019: Ex-CBN chief to run for president

A former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Kingsley Moghalu, announced on Monday that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019. Moghalu told journalists...

South Africa: ANC 'decides Zuma must go'

13 February 2018
South Africa: ANC 'decides Zuma must go'

South Africa's ruling ANC party will formally request that President Jacob Zuma step down after he refused to resign, media reports say. The reported decision to "recall" Mr Zuma followed...

2019: Governors shun Obasanjo’s coalition

12 February 2018
2019: Governors shun Obasanjo’s coalition

Governors are yet to identify with the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) – former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s antidote to Nigeria’s leadership quandary. CNM had claimed that 13 of the 36...

Here are Buhari’s ministers seeking to be state governors in 2019

12 February 2018
Here are Buhari’s ministers seeking to be state governors in 2019

As 2019 general election approaches, politicians and their supporters are gradually getting prepared for the campaigns. Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has already released a tentative timetable for the highly...

PDP asks Buhari to quit as petroleum minister

12 February 2018
PDP asks Buhari to quit as petroleum minister

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari ‎to quit as Minister of Petroleum Resources in view of the lingering fuel crisis in the country. The party in a...