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Immediate past national vice chairman (North West) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has asked President Bola Tinubu to “retract from illegal acts”. He said this in his resignation letter dated July 26, 2023. Daily Trust had reported how Lukman kicked against the move to announce former Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as national chairman of the party. APC insiders confirmed that Tinubu tipped Ganduje for the office of national chairman following Abdullahi Adamu’s resignation. But Lukman said going ahead with such move was against the interest of the founding fathers of the party. “I hereby…
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, election and first petitioner in the ongoing case at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), Peter Obi, has replied to the threat of anarchy claimed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), the second and third respondents in the petition, President Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shetimma, who argued that if the court interprets the Electoral Act, Section 134 against them it might lead to breakdown of law and order. It would be recalled that Tinubu’s legal team led by Wole Olanipekun had in their final address to the court at the…
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered a new political party, the Youth Party (YP). National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja in a statement. This development raised the number of registered political parties in the country to 19. INEC had on 6 February 2020 deregistered 74 political parties for poor performance in the 2019 general elections and the subsequent re-run elections across the country. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said that in addition to the extant provision for the registration of political parties, the Fourth Alteration to the…
The Supreme Court and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have denied social media posts on an alleged secret phone conversation between the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, and President Bola Tinubu. They denied the reports in separate statements on Tuesday and Wednesday. They were reacting to a media report suggesting that the two men recently had a phone conversation focusing on how to pressurise the Presidential Election Petition Court in Abuja to rule in favour of Tinubu and his party, the APC. Tinubu’s victory at the 25 February presidential election is being contested by two leading opposition party…
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the current price of a litre of petrol is “provocative” and that the product should not be sold for more than N150. On Tuesday, oil marketers increased the pump price of petrol at retail outlets to N617 per litre in Abuja and N568 in Lagos. The development elicited angry reactions from many Nigerians who held that the current price of the product will negatively impact a chunk of the country’s population. Since the announcement of the removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu on May 29, the price of the product has continued to…
Labour Party (LP) on Tuesday said that the latest adjustment in the petroleum pump price is a continuation of the hard times Nigerians will be facing under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC). LP National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. Petroleum pump prices rose to N617 per litre at Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) outlets in Abuja on Tuesday. Across petrol outlets in different parts of Nigeria, pump prices were also adjusted upwards as Nigerians lamented the effect of the increase on the cost of living. Reacting in its statement, the…
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of trying to intimidate the judiciary and trigger crises in the country. Tinubu had asked the election tribunal to dismiss the petition seeking to nullify his election on the grounds that he did not secure 25 percent of lawful votes cast in the federal capital territory (FCT). In a statement on Monday, Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesperson, said the threat of a crisis and anarchy by the president is not only subversive but an affront to democratic order and an assault on the corporate existence of the nation. “It is…
Labour Party (LP) has told President Bola Tinubu that his removal from office by the court will not cause anarchy in the country. Tinubu had asked the presidential election tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by LP seeking to nullify his victory on the grounds that he did not secure 25 percent of the lawful vote cast in the federal capital territory (FCT). Tinubu, through Wole Olanipekun, his counsel, in a final written address to the tribunal against the petition, said the FCT is the 37th state for electoral purposes and any other interpretation would “lead to absurdity, chaos, anarchy…
All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its planned national caucus and national executive committee (NEC) meetings. Abubakar Kyari, acting national chairman of the APC, spoke to reporters after an emergency gathering of the party’s national working committee (NWC) on Monday. The NWC sit-down which was held at the party’s headquarters in Abuja was called after the “resignation” of Abdullahi Adamu and Iyiola Omisore as national chairman and national secretary of the ruling party, respectively. Kyari said the change in the party’s leadership necessitated the postponement of the meetings. The acting national chairman said a new date for the meetings would…
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has described President Bola Tinubu’s plan to hand out N8,000 to 12 million households for six months as a brazen attempt to divert public funds. Special Assistant on Public Communications to Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu, made this known in a statement on Thursday. He said Tinubu’s plan to spend $800m on palliatives under an opaque arrangement was reminiscent of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s conditional cash transfer and Covid-19 intervention initiative which saw politicians keeping food items and provisions in their homes while the poor went hungry. He…
March 04, 2024

Oil prices rise after OPEC+ extends output cuts

Oil prices rose on Monday after OPEC+ members agreed to extend voluntary oil output cuts…
February 26, 2024

Afenifere opposes curtailing Yorubas’ right to protest against Tinubu's harsh economic policies

PRESS RELEASE Afenifere has distanced itself from the call by some renegade Afenifere members for…
March 02, 2024

I’ll tell you the secret of cancer - Caitlin Flanagan

It’s been almost 20 years since my diagnosis, and I’ve learned quite a bit. Are…
March 02, 2024

Man tries to hide stolen horse in his third-floor apartment

A 19-year-old man faces three months to five years in prison for stealing a horse…
March 01, 2024

Gunmen abduct 23 persons from Abuja community

A former Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Federal Capital Territory, Alhassan…
March 04, 2024

What to know after Day 739 of Russia-Ukraine war

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March 03, 2024

Scientists may have finally solved the mystery of consciousness. Their discoveries are troubling

Throughout history, attempts by mere mortals to plumb the inner recesses of the soul have…
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Super Eagles coach Peseiro leaves at end of contract

Nigeria's Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro said on Friday he had left the job only weeks…

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