Keep faith with APC, Buhari tells aggrieved members, as Oshiomhole emerges national chairman

24 June 2018
Keep faith with APC, Buhari tells aggrieved members, as Oshiomhole emerges national chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged aggrieved members of All Progressives Congress to keep faith with the party and assured them that the party would resolve their grievances and put things...

2019: Obasanjo meets Yoruba leaders, visits Bode George

24 June 2018
2019: Obasanjo meets Yoruba leaders, visits Bode George

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday met with leaders of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and other political leaders in South West on the way forward for Nigeria. The meeting, held behind...

2018 Budget: NASS takes on Buhari, says president misled

23 June 2018
2018 Budget: NASS takes on Buhari, says president misled

PRESS RELEASE 1. We appreciate the fact that the 2018 Appropriations Law which was passed by the National Assembly on May 16th, 2018 was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on...

Presidency replies NASS, says they are greedy

23 June 2018
Presidency replies NASS, says they are greedy

PRESS RELEASE Sequel to the response of the National Assembly justifying its distortion of the 2018 Budget, the following clarifications have become necessary. 1. Throughout the budget consideration process the...

Tough contest for seven key offices as APC holds convention

23 June 2018
Tough contest for seven key offices as APC holds convention

Barely few hours to National Convention of All Progressives Congress (APC), governors were locked in horse-trading on seven key positions, including the choice of National Secretary of the party. The...

Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most hypocritical former leader – Soyinka

23 June 2018
Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most hypocritical former leader – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the most hypocritical former leader of the country, following his attempt to hijack the movement for political...

Zamfara security: Yari replies Dambazau

23 June 2018
Zamfara security: Yari replies Dambazau

Governor Abdullaziz Yari of Zamfara State has described as unfortunate, recent remarks by Interior Minister, Mr Abdurrahaman Danbazau, that poor governance was responsible for insecurity in the state. The governor...

2018 Budget: Buhari inciting Nigerians against National Assembly – Melaye

22 June 2018
2018 Budget: Buhari inciting Nigerians against National Assembly – Melaye

Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Dino Melaye, on Thursday said that the National Assembly was not a department in the Presidency. Melaye said this in a...

Over 100 parties to contest 2019 elections - INEC

22 June 2018
Over 100 parties to contest 2019 elections - INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that over 100 political parties may feature on the ballot paper in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. This was disclosed in a statement...

Ekiti Polls: After PDP criticism, Osinbajo returns to pay homage to monarchs

22 June 2018
Ekiti Polls: After PDP criticism, Osinbajo returns to pay homage to monarchs

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday made a surprise return to Ekiti State, after his departure on Tuesday at the conclusion of the mega rally in support of the governorship...

FG withholding Paris Club refund to starve Ekiti - Fayose

22 June 2018
FG withholding Paris Club refund to starve Ekiti - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Federal Government of deliberately withholding release of Paris Club refund to states purposely to prevent Ekiti from using the money to...

Don’t go near Ajimobi, Oyo APC faction warns members

22 June 2018
Don’t go near Ajimobi, Oyo APC faction warns members

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan A faction within ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Unity Forum, on Thursday, distanced itself from an alleged romance between Governor Abiola Ajimobi and some...

Opposition elements behind killings to discredit Buhari - Presidency

21 June 2018
Opposition elements behind killings to discredit Buhari - Presidency

Presidency Wednesday attributed the widespread killings in the country to political enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying they were the sponsors of the killing machines that have sent many Nigerians...

Greed wrecking progressive politics in Nigeria - Ajimobi

21 June 2018
Greed wrecking progressive politics in Nigeria - Ajimobi

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, has said the growing incidence of greed and desperation to amass wealth by political players is alien to the progressive politics...

2019: Ogun CAN holds rally, sensitisation on PVCs

20 June 2018
2019: Ogun CAN holds rally, sensitisation on PVCs

Ahead of 2019 elections, Ogun State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, on Tuesday held a sensitisation rally on registration and collection of Permanent Voters Cards, in an open park...

Ekiti 2018: Tinubu, Oshiomhole urge residents to vote out PDP

20 June 2018
Ekiti 2018: Tinubu, Oshiomhole urge residents to vote out PDP

A national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday charged voters in Ekiti State to collect their permanent voter cards and vote out Ayo Fayose-led Peoples...

Oyo APC says committed to reconciling aggrieved members

20 June 2018
Oyo APC says committed to reconciling aggrieved members

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Oyo State Deputy Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lekan Adeyemo, on Tuesday, restated the commitment of leadership of the party to continue the process...

I won’t ever sit to negotiate with nPDP members - Buhari

19 June 2018
I won’t ever sit to negotiate with nPDP members - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he will never sit down for discussion with aggrieved members of defunct new Peoples Democratic Party that joined forces to form ruling All Progressives...

Atiku, Tinubu meet at Akure Airport

19 June 2018
Atiku, Tinubu meet at Akure Airport

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and a National Leader of APC, Mr Bola Tinubu met at Akure airport yesterday. Atiku was reportedly on his way to Ekiti State on a...

APC has been working for PDP, Makarfi says in declaring to run for President

18 June 2018
APC has been working for PDP, Makarfi says in declaring to run for President

After prolonged speculations about his presidential ambition, former National Caretaker Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, Sunday declared his intention to seek nomination for the 2019...

Nigeria needs people of integrity to run its affairs - Onigbinde

18 June 2018
Nigeria needs people of integrity to run its affairs - Onigbinde

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan A Senior Advocate of Nigeria and governorship aspirant in Oyo State on the platform of Alliance for Democracy(AD), Mr. Akin Onigbinde, has called for the participation of...

APC convention: Govs, leaders fight over key offices

17 June 2018
APC convention: Govs, leaders fight over key offices

Leaders and governors on the platform of All Progressives Congress are poised for a showdown over control of the party’s structure at the national level. It was gathered in Abuja...

Deadlock in nPDP over defection plan

17 June 2018
Deadlock in nPDP over defection plan

Plans by members of nPDP to dump All Progressives Congress (APC) appears stalled for now, seven days to the crucial national convention of the ruling party. Leaders of the group...

2019: Buhari gets challenger for APC ticket

16 June 2018
2019: Buhari gets challenger for APC ticket

Race for the presidential ticket of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019 elections may not be a one-way affair for President Muhammadu Buhari after all. A United States-based...

6,800 delegates expected at APC convention — Party

16 June 2018
6,800 delegates expected at APC convention — Party

All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that about 6,800 delegates will be at its national convention scheduled for June 23 in Abuja, to elect the new National Working Committee (NWC)....

Why I returned to Labour Party – Mimiko

16 June 2018
Why I returned to Labour Party – Mimiko

Immediate past governor of Ondo State, Mr Olusegun Mimiko, has officially returned to Labour Party (LP), in a public declaration, held in Ondo, his home town. He had on Wednesday,...

Ladoja threatens to leave PDP

16 June 2018
Ladoja threatens to leave PDP

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Former governor of Oyo State, Mr Rasheed Ladoja, on Friday, threatened to dump Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if alleged impunity continues in the party. He gave the...

Why I’m calling for Buhari’s resignation – Sheik Gumi

15 June 2018
Why I’m calling for Buhari’s resignation – Sheik Gumi

A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Mr Ahmad Gumi, has said he has no sympathy for any political party in Nigeria. He also said he stands by his call on President Muhammadu...

UK to EFCC: Don’t take sides in 2019 elections

14 June 2018
UK to EFCC: Don’t take sides in 2019 elections

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, has asked Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not to take sides with any political party ahead of 2019 general elections. Arkwright also...

Mimiko moves back to LP from PDP

14 June 2018
Mimiko moves back to LP from PDP

A former governor of Ondo State, Mr Olusegun Mimiko, has defected from Peoples Democratic Party. Mimiko, in his letter of resignation which he addressed to the party in the state...

Ex-Oyo HOS joins governorship race

14 June 2018
Ex-Oyo HOS joins governorship race

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan List of governorship aspirants in Oyo State under ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), increased on Wednesday as immediate past Head of Service (HOS) in state, Mr. Soji...

We are leaving APC – Nyako

13 June 2018
We are leaving APC – Nyako

Mr Abdul-Azeez Nyako, a senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, said he was preparing with the teeming supporters of his father, former governor Murtala Nyako to quit Nigeria’s ruling APC...

SDP expresses doubt over INEC’s ability to conduct credible polls in 2019

12 June 2018
SDP expresses doubt over INEC’s ability to conduct credible polls in 2019

Social Democratic Party (SDP) has cautioned the Federal Government against ignoring concerns over the capacity of the current leadership of Independent Electoral Commission to conduct 2019 general elections in a...

Buhari cannot hoodwink South-West - Olaitan, ex-AD House Leader

12 June 2018
Buhari cannot hoodwink South-West - Olaitan, ex-AD House Leader

Mr Dipo Olaitan, a lawyer elected on the ticket of Alliance for Democracy (AD) to House of Representatives, served from 1999 to 2003 as AD House Leader. He bares his...

Fayose taunts Obasanjo, says he should submit himself to Buhari’s probe

10 June 2018
Fayose taunts Obasanjo, says he should submit himself to Buhari’s probe

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said former president, Mr Olusegun Obasanjo, should submit himself for investigations by the Muhammadu Buhari government, instead of acting as if he was...

FG invites ex-SDP govs, others for June 12 Democracy Day

10 June 2018
FG invites ex-SDP govs, others for June 12 Democracy Day

Federal government has invited all former governors elected on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1993 to the occasion of the historic designation of June 12 as Democracy...

Abiola can’t be declared ex-President - Agoro

10 June 2018
Abiola can’t be declared ex-President - Agoro

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan National Chairman of National Action Council (NAC), Mr Olapade Agoro, on Saturday, said Mr MKO Abiola, presumed winner of June 12th 1993 Presidential election, was not officially...

APC parallel excos plan mass defection

10 June 2018
APC parallel excos plan mass defection

All Progressives Congress leaders who organised parallel congresses which produced separate executives in some states are planning a mass defection if Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party fails to...

Buhari planning to arrest, lock me up indefinitely - Obasanjo

09 June 2018
Buhari planning to arrest, lock me up indefinitely - Obasanjo

PRESS RELEASE Since Mr Olusegun Obasanjo declared in his State-of-the-Nation Special Statement on January 23, 2018, the desperation to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into abandoning his divine mandate to...

FG lambasts Obasanjo on arrest claim

09 June 2018
FG lambasts Obasanjo on arrest claim

Federal government has reacted to an allegation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that the Buhari administration was plotting his arrest on false charges. The former leader made the allegation on...