Fresh crises brew In PDP ahead national convention

21 November 2017
Fresh crises brew In PDP ahead national convention

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains unsettled as it heads for its December 9 convention. National chairman aspirant Mr Tunde Adeniran has kicked against the list of panelists to conduct the...

Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

21 November 2017
Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

21 November 2017
Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to...

Obiano wins Anambra election despite Buhari, Jonathan ‘working against him’

20 November 2017
Obiano wins Anambra election despite Buhari, Jonathan ‘working against him’

Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr Willie Obiano, has won Anambra governorship election. Mr. Obiano won in all the 21 local government areas of the state with a total...

Fayose hails conduct of Anambra guber election, congratulates Obiano

20 November 2017
Fayose hails conduct of Anambra guber election, congratulates Obiano

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has hailed the conduct of Anambra State Governorship election, describing the performance of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies as above average...

Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

20 November 2017
Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week...

Merkel's fourth term in doubt after would-be partner pulls out

20 November 2017
Merkel's fourth term in doubt after would-be partner pulls out

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure her a fourth term hit a major setback on Sunday after a would-be coalition partner pulled...

Anambra election: Low turnout as election holds amid IPOB threats

19 November 2017
Anambra election: Low turnout as election holds amid IPOB threats

Threat by outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra forced most registered voters to stay away from Saturday’s Anambra election. More than 50 per cent of two million voters in the state...

3 die as youths burn senator’s house in Kwara

19 November 2017
3 die as youths burn senator’s house in Kwara

Kwara State command of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has confirmed that three persons were shot dead in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area of the state on Friday. Mr...

‘Leadership is not sexually transmitted’, Zimbabweans say in unprecedented march against Mugabe, wife

19 November 2017
‘Leadership is not sexually transmitted’, Zimbabweans say in unprecedented march against Mugabe, wife

Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President...

Mugabe slumps, wife sobs: Inside details of the military’s move against Mugabe

19 November 2017
Mugabe slumps, wife sobs: Inside details of the military’s move against Mugabe

* Chinese money has flooded Zimbabwe in recent years for several projects* Chinese government often made deals with two men who were beind coup * Vice President Mnangagwa and his...

Bomb scare, anxiety as Anambra elects governor today

18 November 2017
Bomb scare, anxiety as Anambra elects governor today

As voters in Anambra State decide who occupies the position of state governor today (Saturday), there is palpable fear that the election could be marred by violence. This is happening...

Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

18 November 2017
Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exit

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe emerged for the first time Friday from military-imposed house arrest, presiding at a university graduation ceremony in a fragile show of normalcy even as former loyalists...

At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

18 November 2017
At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader's return

At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. Police fired...

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'

17 November 2017
Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'

Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on...

Anambra election: Buhari, senate order reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

16 November 2017
Anambra election: Buhari, senate order reinstatement of Obiano’s security aides

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the reinstatement of security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State. While welcoming the president on arrival on Wednesday in Awka for the Grand...

Tinubu, Ambode persecuting me, APC National Legal Adviser cries out

16 November 2017
Tinubu, Ambode persecuting me, APC National Legal Adviser cries out

National Legal Adviser of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Muiz Banire, has accused Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, of persecution. Although both men are from the same Lagos State...

Angola sacks Africa’s richest woman

16 November 2017
Angola sacks Africa’s richest woman

President of Angola, Mr Joao Lourenco, has fired the daughter of his predecessor as head of the country's state oil company Sonangol. Isabel Dos Santos, billionaire daughter of former President...

After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

16 November 2017
After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to be over

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to...

Zimbabwe latest: President Mugabe overthrown?

15 November 2017
Zimbabwe latest: President Mugabe overthrown?

Summary * Zimbabwe's army takes over the national broadcaster, ZBC* It says the action "targeted criminals", but denied it was a coup* It said President Robert Mugabe was safe* The...

Zimbabwe crisis: Army says it is 'targeting criminals', not Mugabe

15 November 2017
Zimbabwe crisis: Army says it is 'targeting criminals', not Mugabe

Zimbabwe's military has read out a statement on the country's national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to "target criminals". However, it said this was not "a military takeover...

Zimbabwe military threatens to intervene

14 November 2017
Zimbabwe military threatens to intervene

Zimbabwe's army chief has warned those responsible for "purging" the country's ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military will step in. The rare intervention comes just a week after...

2019: Presidency replies Sule Lamido

13 November 2017
2019: Presidency replies Sule Lamido

The presidency says that the series of interviews by a presidential aspirant, Mr Sule Lamido, each one stepping up attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over the ongoing war against corruption,...

PDP chairman: Governors battle ex-governors, others

13 November 2017
PDP chairman: Governors battle ex-governors, others

Battle for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman continued at the weekend with governors insisting on their right to back a candidate. They said they might unveil their candidate before the...

Chairmanship: PDP govs meet in Enugu to avert split

12 November 2017
Chairmanship: PDP govs meet in Enugu to avert split

Worried by the intense intrigues over the choice of a new National Chairman of the party, governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today meet in...

Buhari is eroding gains made by Jonathan against Boko Haram- Former Minister

12 November 2017
Buhari is eroding gains made by Jonathan against Boko Haram- Former Minister

In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, a former Minister for Special Duties in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Tanimu Turaki, speaks about why APC defeated PDP...

Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists' release

12 November 2017
Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists' release

Hundreds of thousands of people backing Catalonia's bid to secede from Spain packed the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders. The rally's grassroots...

Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

11 November 2017
Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. Members...

Opposition is dead in Oyo, Ajimobi boasts

11 November 2017
Opposition is dead in Oyo, Ajimobi boasts

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Friday, said the overwhelming performance of his administration in the last six years has silenced the opposition political parties, declaring...

APC replies PDP: We don’t arrest people, we only win elections

10 November 2017
APC replies PDP: We don’t arrest people, we only win elections

Ruling All Progressives Congress has told opposition Peoples Democratic Party to leave it out of the travails of its members who have issues with law enforcement agencies. Reacting to an...

Fayemi to quit Buhari’s cabinet to contest Ekiti governorship election

09 November 2017
Fayemi to quit Buhari’s cabinet to contest Ekiti governorship election

Minister of Mines and Steel Developments, Mr Kayode Fayemi plans to seek President Muhammadu Buhari’s permission to contest Ekiti State governorship election billed for July 14, 2018. An associate of...

Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

09 November 2017
Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an...

Why we suspended planned protest against Buhari – PDP Reps

08 November 2017
Why we suspended planned protest against Buhari – PDP Reps

Members of Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives say they suspended their planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari because of the respect they have for the office of...

Zimbabwe VP is fired, opening way for Grace Mugabe

07 November 2017
Zimbabwe VP is fired, opening way for Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday fired a vice president who had previously been seen as a likely successor, removing an obstacle to the presidential ambitions of Mugabe's wife. Vice...

Liberia Supreme Court halts presidential runoff elections

07 November 2017
Liberia Supreme Court halts presidential runoff elections

Liberia's Supreme Court on Monday halted the presidential election runoff, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, until the National Elections Commission investigates allegations of irregularities and fraud in the first...

Anambra election: Ifeanyi Ubah dumps PDP

06 November 2017
Anambra election: Ifeanyi Ubah dumps PDP

A businessman, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, has formally detected from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. He also expressed his support for Governor of Anambra State and...

Analysis: Top 11 silly excuses by Buhari’s government

05 November 2017
Analysis: Top 11 silly excuses by Buhari’s government

More often than not, leaders across the world are put on the defensive either in form of a backlash for a policy misstep or by the ferocious snap of their...

Oyo PDP holds parallel state congress as Makinde, Agboola others move against Ladoja

05 November 2017
Oyo PDP holds parallel state congress as Makinde, Agboola others move against Ladoja

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Some prominent members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state on Saturday kicked against alleged dominance of the party by former Governor Rasheed Ladoja, with the...

Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty

05 November 2017
Lebanese premier resigns, plunging nation into uncertainty

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that...

Here’s what is behind Lebanese PM's resignation

05 November 2017
Here’s what is behind Lebanese PM's resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's bombshell resignation in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia took the nation by surprise Saturday. In his announcement, Hariri accused Iran and its Lebanese ally,...

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