In leaked tape, Tinubu promises APC members ‘good money’ if Buhari wins

17 February 2019
In leaked tape, Tinubu promises APC members ‘good money’ if Buhari wins

A National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Mr Bola Tinubu, has promised to give a substantial amount of money to party faithful if their votes can secure reelection for President...

Campaigns remain closed – INEC

17 February 2019
Campaigns remain closed – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said campaigns for presidential and national assembly elections remain closed. INEC chairman, Mr Mahmood Yakubu, said this at a press briefing with major stakeholders...

Buhari, Atiku: We’ll accept outcome of credible polls

14 February 2019
Buhari, Atiku: We’ll accept outcome of credible polls

President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have agreed to accept the outcome of free, fair and credible...

Afenifere endorses Atiku for president

14 February 2019
Afenifere endorses Atiku for president

Daniel Agbolade Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Wednesday endorsed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, as the candidate all Yoruba people should vote for during Saturday's presidential...

14 feared dead at Buhari’s rally in Rivers

13 February 2019
14 feared dead at Buhari’s rally in Rivers

A huge rally to push President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for a second term ended yesterday on a tragic note in Rivers State – 14 persons died in a stampede. Many...

ACF endorses Buhari’s re-election bid

13 February 2019
ACF endorses Buhari’s re-election bid

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election in Saturday’s presidential polls. In a statement issued yesterday at the end of a meeting in Kaduna, the forum...

Ogun violence: Amosun kicks as APC threatens to punish him after polls

13 February 2019
Ogun violence: Amosun kicks as APC threatens to punish him after polls

All Progressives Congress has vowed to punish Ogun State Governor, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly instigating thugs that attacked leaders of the party, including National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, at...

EFCC inaugurates team to monitor vote buying – Official

13 February 2019
EFCC inaugurates team to monitor vote buying – Official

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has set up a task force to monitor persons who intend to fund vote buying in the coming elections. This move comes barely 24...

Elections: Commission deploys 400 personnel to monitor conduct of policemen

13 February 2019
Elections: Commission deploys 400 personnel to monitor conduct of policemen

Police Service Commission (PSC) said it would deploy 400 of its personnel to the 36 States of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to monitor conduct of policemen during...

Physically challenged people pledge 10m votes for Buhari

13 February 2019
Physically challenged people pledge 10m votes for Buhari

Daniel Agbolade With the presidential election three days away, people with disability across the country have pledged to deliver 10 million votes for President Muhammad Buhari. Chairman, Board of Trustees...

PDP reacts as Buhari says corruption threatens Feb 16 poll

11 February 2019
PDP reacts as Buhari says corruption threatens Feb 16 poll

Six days to general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday raised the alarm that corrupt politicians could use their loot to undermine Saturday’s elections. Buhari, in an op-ed he personally...

Nine slump as crowd overwhelms at Atiku Kano campaign rally

11 February 2019
Nine slump as crowd overwhelms at Atiku Kano campaign rally

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Atiku Abubakar, has promised to restore Kano’s lost glory as the hub of commence, industry and agriculture if elected. Atiku made the promise...

Does Nigeria's 'generation democracy' want to vote?

11 February 2019
Does Nigeria's 'generation democracy' want to vote?

Nigeria's first presidential election with a generation of voters who have only known democracy takes place next weekend. Up until 20 years ago, the country was led by a succession...

Wole Soyinka endorses Kingsley Moghalu for president

09 February 2019
Wole Soyinka endorses Kingsley Moghalu for president

Nobel Laureate, Mr Wole Soyinka, has endorsed a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Kingsley Moghalu, for the February 16 presidential election. Moghalu, a lawyer and university...

2019 elections: US, UK, EU again talk tough

09 February 2019
2019 elections: US, UK, EU again talk tough

Despite Federal Government’s warnings that United States, United Kingdom and European Union should desist from interfering in the nation’s internal issues, the three top players in the international community have...

Conduct credible elections, US tells INEC

09 February 2019
Conduct credible elections, US tells INEC

United States has called for a credible process that reflects the will of the people. US government made the call in a statement by Secretary of State, Mr Michael Pompeo,...

Supreme Court bars APC from fielding candidates in Rivers State

09 February 2019
Supreme Court bars APC from fielding candidates in Rivers State

Supreme Court has nullified a ruling of Court of Appeal which allowed All Progressives Congress to field candidates in Rivers State in the general elections. In a decision on Friday,...

INEC creates 57,023 more voting points for elections

08 February 2019
INEC creates 57,023 more voting points for elections

Ahead of next Saturday’s elections, Independent National Electoral Commission has created additional 57,023 voting points to address the large number of voters which now stands at 84 million. Information obtained...

Five die at Buhari’s campaign in Taraba

08 February 2019
Five die at Buhari’s campaign in Taraba

No fewer than five persons died on Thursday during a stampede at Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, during presidential rally of All Progressives Congress. An eyewitness, Mr...

2019: Our position on APC participation in Rivers yet to be reviewed – INEC

08 February 2019
2019: Our position on APC participation in Rivers yet to be reviewed – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said its decision on participation of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State election still stands. This, the commission said, is because both sensitive...

Intervene in elections, leave Nigeria in body bags, el-Rufai threatens foreigners

07 February 2019
Intervene in elections, leave Nigeria in body bags, el-Rufai threatens foreigners

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has threatened that foreign powers planning to interfere in next week’s elections would “leave Nigeria in body bags.” But in swift reaction, European Union...

It’s impossible to compromise card reader machine – INEC

07 February 2019
It’s impossible to compromise card reader machine – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says no one can use the identification number on Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to comprise the smart card reader machine on Election Day. INEC Chairman,...

PDP calls for extension of time for PVC collection

07 February 2019
PDP calls for extension of time for PVC collection

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) by three days. Director of Media and Publicity of PDP Presidential...

In yet another gaffe, Buhari says he came into office in 2005

06 February 2019
In yet another gaffe, Buhari says he came into office in 2005

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday made another gaffe, something fast becoming a trademark of the presidential campaign rally of All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking in Ekiti State during the day’s...

Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt Forum, others endorse Atiku

04 February 2019
Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt Forum, others endorse Atiku

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar yesterday received a major boost to his ambition with the leadership of five major socio-cultural groups endorsing his candidacy ahead of...

PDP, Atiku, Saraki react to Osinbajo’s helicopter crash

03 February 2019
PDP, Atiku, Saraki react to Osinbajo’s helicopter crash

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the crash of the helicopter carrying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Kabba, Kogi State, on Saturday. The party, in a statement signed...

INEC sidelines RECs as it centralises Returning, Collation officers’ selection

03 February 2019
INEC sidelines RECs as it centralises Returning, Collation officers’ selection

Decision of the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission to appoint Returning Officers and Collation Officers for all categories of 2019 elections appears to be creating confusion among Resident Electoral...

Atiku will defeat Buhari - The Economist

02 February 2019
Atiku will defeat Buhari - The Economist

The Economist Intelligence Unit Africa said on Friday that presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Atiku Abubakar will win the February 16 election. It said the margin of victory...

Onnoghen’s suspension is ‘Islamist’ agenda - Christian elders

31 January 2019
Onnoghen’s suspension is ‘Islamist’ agenda - Christian elders

National Christian Elders Forum on Wednesday protested against the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an Islamic agenda. The organisation...

Buhari should resign for suspending CJN – M’Belt Forum

31 January 2019
Buhari should resign for suspending CJN – M’Belt Forum

Middle Belt Forum said the removal of Mr Walter Onnoghen as CJN had shown that President Muhammadu Buhari could not be trusted to uphold the nation’s constitution as he pledged....

Buhari’s removal of Onnoghen in order - ACF

31 January 2019
Buhari’s removal of Onnoghen in order - ACF

Arewa Consultative Forum has backed President Muhammadu Buhari on the suspension of CJN. The northern body in a communique signed by its Secretary-General, Mr Anthony Sani, after a meeting in...

Appear before us or be impeached, Lagos Assembly threatens Ambode

31 January 2019
Appear before us or be impeached, Lagos Assembly threatens Ambode

The rift between Lagos State House of Assembly and the executive arm may be taking another turn with the lawmakers reconvening for an emergency parliamentary session yesterday. The House had...

Atiku writes US, EU, UK, others over alleged constitutional breaches by Buhari

30 January 2019
Atiku writes US, EU, UK, others over alleged constitutional breaches by Buhari

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Atiku Abubakar, has written to ambassadors of United States (US), European Union (EU), France, Germany, as well as...

No better way to deal with CJN issue than Buhari did - Tinubu

30 January 2019
No better way to deal with CJN issue than Buhari did - Tinubu

A national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday described suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari as “fair and balanced”. Tinubu said...

Buhari invites APC senators to Villa over Onnoghen’s suspension

28 January 2019
Buhari invites APC senators to Villa over Onnoghen’s suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned members of All Progressives Congress in Senate to a meeting at Presidential Villa on Monday (today) over Mr Walter Onnoghen’s suspension. Onnoghen was suspended on...

Buhari’s meeting with APC senators meant to bribe them - PDP

28 January 2019
Buhari’s meeting with APC senators meant to bribe them - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that certain agents of the Presidency were making moves to bribe APC senators to protect President Muhammadu Buhari from parliamentary sanctions for constitutional breaches. PDP...

PDP suspends presidential campaign over Onnoghen’s removal

27 January 2019
PDP suspends presidential campaign over Onnoghen’s removal

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its campaign for 72 hours to protest suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen. President Muhammadu Buhari controversially suspended Onnoghen from office...

Onnoghen’s suspension, coup against democracy - Saraki

26 January 2019
Onnoghen’s suspension, coup against democracy - Saraki

Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse his decision to suspend CJN. Senate President described the suspension of Mr Onnoghen as a coup against...

Suspension an act of dictatorship taken too far -Atiku

26 January 2019
Suspension an act of dictatorship taken too far -Atiku

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Atiku Abubakar, on Friday described suspension of Mr Onnoghen by Mr Buhari an anti-democratic act. He stated that he rejected it entirely and...

Onnoghen’s suspension is judicial coup - Opposition parties

26 January 2019
Onnoghen’s suspension is judicial coup - Opposition parties

Opposition political parties have described President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of CJN as a judicial coup that must be resisted by all lovers of democracy. First national spokesman of Coalition of...