Buhari should resign if he’s too ill to work - Akinrinade

25 June 2017
Buhari should resign if he’s too ill to work - Akinrinade

A former Chief of Army Staff and prominent member of the defunct National Democratic Coalition, Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.), in this interview with BAYO AKINLOYE, talks about restructuring Nigeria, President...

Anyone who thinks Nigeria can stick together is either a fool or an enemy of the country - Falae

25 June 2017
Anyone who thinks Nigeria can stick together is either a fool or an enemy of the country - Falae

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation during the Babangida military administration and national chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, speaks with HAKEEM GBADAMOSI, on the...

Reps come hard on Fashola, say his claims on 2017 budget ‘mischievous, misleading’

25 June 2017
Reps come hard on Fashola, say his claims on 2017 budget ‘mischievous, misleading’

The House of Representatives has described the statement of Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, as regards the 2017 budget as “misleading and mischievous”. In a statement...

Tinubu condemns calls for secession, break-up

25 June 2017
Tinubu condemns calls for secession, break-up

All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart, former Gov Bola Tinubu, yesterday berated the brains behind the recent quit notice to certain Nigerians to leave the north, and warned such people...

Melaye sues INEC, asks court to stop recall process

24 June 2017
Melaye sues INEC, asks court to stop recall process

Senator Dino Melaye on Friday sued Independent National Electoral Commission, seeking an order restraining the electoral body from conducting any referendum aimed at recalling him. INEC had in a statement...

No election in Southeast Nigeria without Biafra referendum - Nnamdi Kanu

23 June 2017
No election in Southeast Nigeria without Biafra referendum - Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has warned that elections will be boycotted in the South East states starting with the Anambra State gubernatorial elections scheduled for...

INEC to begin Melaye's recall process July 3

23 June 2017
INEC to begin Melaye's recall process July 3

Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that...

INEC receives signatures of 188,588 voters who want Dino Melaye recalled

22 June 2017
INEC receives signatures of 188,588 voters who want Dino Melaye recalled

Constituents of Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday submitted a petition to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, demanding recall of Dino Melaye from the Senate. Senator Melaye, a member of...

PDP commends Osinbajo on tension-dousing steps, prays for Buhari

22 June 2017
PDP commends Osinbajo on tension-dousing steps, prays for Buhari

Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, said at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, that Osinbajo deserved to the commended. Makarfi, however, called on government to build...

Fayose holds victory rally, accuses Buhari of nepotism

22 June 2017
Fayose holds victory rally, accuses Buhari of nepotism

Residents of Ekiti trooped out in large number on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti to join Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in celebrating three years of his victory in the June...

INEC tasks NASS over Diaspora voting

22 June 2017
INEC tasks NASS over Diaspora voting

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan The National Assembly has been charged to quicken the amendment of the Constitution and Electoral Act in order to recognize the use of technology (card reader and...

Caution your youths, Osinbajo charges northern monarchs

21 June 2017
Caution your youths, Osinbajo charges northern monarchs

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday called on northern traditional rulers to counsel their youths who see ethnic confrontation as a game. Acting president said, “Let us continue to counsel the...

Why Obama worked against Jonathan in 2015 – Omokri

21 June 2017
Why Obama worked against Jonathan in 2015 – Omokri

Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, ensured former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 as punishment for the anti-same sex marriage law. This was contained in...

Northern youths who issued Igbo quit notice write Osinbajo, say allow Igbo leave Nigeria

20 June 2017
Northern youths who issued Igbo quit notice write Osinbajo, say allow Igbo leave Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja Your Excellency, APPRECIATION On behalf of this coalition and all the peace-loving...

You can’t drive us out of Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells North

20 June 2017
You can’t drive us out of Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells North

Apex umbrella for the Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, said the North could not drive Ndigbo out of Nigeria. Deputy Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu, who spoke to one...

Buhari’s utterances emboldened anti-Igbo campaigners - Fayose

20 June 2017
Buhari’s utterances emboldened anti-Igbo campaigners - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making utterances that emboldened a section of the country to make hate speeches against the Igbo. Fayose said Buhari...

FG too fat, we must trim it – Ekweremadu

20 June 2017
FG too fat, we must trim it – Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu has said that the federal Government and its functions must be trimmed if the country is to be administered effectively. This is...

Going, going... 52% of Melaye’s constituents endorse his recall

20 June 2017
Going, going... 52% of Melaye’s constituents endorse his recall

The move to recall the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, may have got to new heights as voters in his senatorial district are said to have signed the document...

Osinbajo reads riot act to Biafra, Arewa agitators, others

19 June 2017
Osinbajo reads riot act to Biafra, Arewa agitators, others

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has warned that Biafra agitators and the northern youth groups that issued quit notice to Igbo risked jail terms as they violated Nigeria’s laws. Osinbajo gave...

Northern youths paid to issue quit notice – Presidency

19 June 2017
Northern youths paid to issue quit notice – Presidency

Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu said the northern youths, who gave the October 1 quit notice to Igbo resident in the region were paid...

Southern leaders demand withdrawal of Igbo quit notice

19 June 2017
Southern leaders demand withdrawal of Igbo quit notice

Some leaders of the South-West, South-East and South-South met in Lagos on Sunday over the ultimatum issued by a coalition of northern youth groups to the Igbo to vacate the...

France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority

19 June 2017
France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside...

Abia Governor, Ikpeazu, sacks commissioners, SSG, special assistants

18 June 2017
Abia Governor, Ikpeazu, sacks commissioners, SSG, special assistants

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has dissolved the state executive council. The dissolution was contained in a statement signed and posted on the state government’s official website by Permanent Secretary,...

I’ll be president after Buhari - Fayose

17 June 2017
I’ll be president after Buhari - Fayose

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has said that he will take power out of Buhari’s hand. The governor spoke at a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House,...

Here are 13 ‘landlords’ of the National Assembly

17 June 2017
Here are 13 ‘landlords’ of the National Assembly

They are regarded as ‘landlords’ of the National Assembly: They know everything about, and everywhere within the complex by virtue of their long stay at the country’s legislative powerhouse. While...

Group calls for restrain over quit notice on Igbos

17 June 2017
Group calls for restrain over quit notice on Igbos

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan A non-governmental organisation, National Association of Public Affairs Analysts (NAPAA), has called on all stakeholders in the Nigeria project to avoid repeating the two ugly incidents of...

'We're superior to Reps, no, we're equal', drama as senators disagree over equality of Senate, House of Reps

16 June 2017
'We're superior to Reps, no, we're equal', drama as senators disagree over equality of Senate, House of Reps

There was a mild drama, Thursday, as senators disagreed on the equality status of the Senate and House of Representatives. While some senators argued that the Senate was higher in...

Suspended Rep member Jibrin expelled from APC

16 June 2017
Suspended Rep member Jibrin expelled from APC

All Progressives Congress in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has expelled the suspended House of Representatives member, Mr Abdulmumini Jibrin from the party over alleged anti-party activities. In...

Former Ekiti governor, Segun Oni, joins guber race

16 June 2017
Former Ekiti governor, Segun Oni, joins guber race

Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Segun Oni, has indicated his intention to contest next year’s governorship election in the state. Oni, who is deputy national chairman (South) of All...

Osun bye-election: Why I dumped APC – Adeleke

15 June 2017
Osun bye-election: Why I dumped APC – Adeleke

An aspirant for the Osun West senatorial seat, Ademola Adeleke, has blamed the alleged manipulation of the process by leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, for his withdrawal from the...

Osun bye-election: Hussein secures APC ticket

15 June 2017
Osun bye-election: Hussein secures APC ticket

All Progress Congress (APC) has announced Mudashiru Hussein as its candidate for the July 1 bye-election for the Osun West senatorial seat. He went into the primaries on Wednesday unopposed...

Quit notice on Igbo: Group commends Osinbajo's peace efforts, insists on restructuring

15 June 2017
Quit notice on Igbo: Group commends Osinbajo's peace efforts, insists on restructuring

PRESS RELEASE A pan-Nigeria youth group, I belong to One Nigeria Initiative has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for opening set of meetings with northern and south eastern leaders, aimed...

Osinbajo talks tough as he meets northern leaders

14 June 2017
Osinbajo talks tough as he meets northern leaders

Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that the federal government is ready to deal with persons who promote hate speech and divisive comments. Osinbajo stated this Tuesday while meeting...

Reps want Nigeria’s highest honour GCFR for MKO Abiola

14 June 2017
Reps want Nigeria’s highest honour GCFR for MKO Abiola

House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to immortalise the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Mr Moshood Abiola, popularly known as MKO. The House...

Osun by-election: Adeleke defects to PDP ahead of APC primary

14 June 2017
Osun by-election: Adeleke defects to PDP ahead of APC primary

An All Progressives Congress aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Ademola Adeleke, may have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party to contest the July 8 senatorial by-election. A chieftain...

Jeremy Corbyn gets a standing ovation as he returns to the House of Commons

14 June 2017
Jeremy Corbyn gets a standing ovation as he returns to the House of Commons

Jeremy Corbyn received a standing ovation from his Labour Party colleagues when he entered the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since the general election. Corbyn...

The meaning of the Arewa Declaration and the Igbo threat of Nigeria's balkanisation - Akilu Sani Indabawa

13 June 2017
The meaning of the Arewa Declaration and the Igbo threat of Nigeria's balkanisation - Akilu Sani Indabawa

The so-called Arewa Youth Declaration is suspect. Someone somewhere is flying a kite and/or sending a coded messages to at least 5 constitiencies: the Nigerian state, the Igbo elites, the...

Presidents should not appoint INEC Chairmen – Jega

13 June 2017
Presidents should not appoint INEC Chairmen – Jega

A former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, said on Monday that the national electoral body would be better off if the federal government through the...

June 12: Nigeria's turning point - Ajimobi

13 June 2017
June 12: Nigeria's turning point - Ajimobi

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday described the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election as a turning point in the annals of the country, saying...

June 12, a history we can’t forget, basis for current democracy – Atiku, Tinubu

12 June 2017
June 12, a history we can’t forget, basis for current democracy – Atiku, Tinubu

A former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, and a former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress national leader, Bola Tinubu, have described the June 12, 1993 elections as a part of...