Senatorial election: Folarin floors Sunmonu, Makinde’s Chief of Staff at tribunal

17 August 2019
Senatorial election: Folarin floors Sunmonu, Makinde’s Chief of Staff at tribunal

National Assembly and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Friday dismissed petitions filed by Mrs Monsurat Sunmonu of African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Mr...

It’ll be improper for North to hold power beyond 2023 - Shehu Sani

13 August 2019
It’ll be improper for North to hold power beyond 2023 - Shehu Sani

Mr Shehu Sani ‎on Monday said it would be unfair for North to retain power beyond 2023 especially after Southwest gave President Muhammadu Buhari the needed support to win the...

Sallah: Ganduje, Sanusi’s feud deepens

12 August 2019
Sallah: Ganduje, Sanusi’s feud deepens

The cold war between Governor of Kano State, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammadu Sanusi II has again reared its head as the government has directed all...

APC worse off under Oshiomhole, says DG Progressives Gov Forum

09 August 2019
APC worse off under Oshiomhole, says DG Progressives Gov Forum

Director-General of Progressive Governors Forum, Mr Salihu Lukman, has launched an attack on National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and other leaders, who he accused of...

Northern group accuses southwest of betraying Buhari

08 August 2019
Northern group accuses southwest of betraying Buhari

Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) has urged Northern Elders Forum (NEF) to review the political ties and alliance between the North and South-West. It accuses South-West political leaders of conspiracy...

APC to establish institute for progressive studies - Oshiomhole

08 August 2019
APC to establish institute for progressive studies - Oshiomhole

National chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has stated that his party is establishing an institute for progressive studies in Nigeria. Oshiomhole stated this on Wednesday when...

Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal

04 August 2019
Sudanese activists, army finalize power-sharing deal

African Union envoy to Sudan said Saturday the pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council have finalized a power-sharing agreement. Mohammed el-Hassan Lebatt told reporters that the two sides “fully...

Atiku exploiting ‘public sentiments’ to influence election tribunal - Presidency

03 August 2019
Atiku exploiting ‘public sentiments’ to influence election tribunal - Presidency

Presidency has accused Mr Atiku Abubakar of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of drawing on “negative developments” to whip up sentiments to influence the outcome of his petition against the...

Buhari presents WAEC certificate before election tribunal

31 July 2019
Buhari presents WAEC certificate before election tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented his West African School Examination certificate from Cambridge University to the presidential election tribunal. Mr Buhari made the submission through his counsel, Mr Wole...

Edo crisis: Obaseki dares N’Assembly

31 July 2019
Edo crisis: Obaseki dares N’Assembly

The face-off between Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole over the inauguration of Edo State House of Assembly took...

Supreme Court sacks APC Rep, declares PDP winner

31 July 2019
Supreme Court sacks APC Rep, declares PDP winner

Supreme Court on Tuesday nullified the election of a member of House of Representatives, Mr Abdulkadir Modibbo. The election of Modibbo, a member of All Progressives Congress, was earlier affirmed...

We don’t need to call any witness to counter Atiku, INEC tells tribunal

30 July 2019
We don’t need to call any witness to counter Atiku, INEC tells tribunal

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the presidential election petition tribunal that it does not need to open its defence in the petition brought against it by Peoples Democratic...

Adebanjo, Clark, other southern and Middle-belt leaders boycott Abdusalam’s peace parley

29 July 2019
Adebanjo, Clark, other southern and Middle-belt leaders boycott Abdusalam’s peace parley

PRESS RELEASE Mr Abdusalami Abubakar (GCFR) Former Head of State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Minna. Dear General, Re: Roundtable on National Issues and Security Greetings to you from the leaders...

Nothing wrong in service chiefs coming from one region – Ango Abdullahi

28 July 2019
Nothing wrong in service chiefs coming from one region – Ango Abdullahi

Mr Ango Abdullahi, former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is leader of Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF). He speaks with Sunday Sun on the controversial, but now suspended RUGA...

Drama, uproar as Senate screens Amaechi, Akpabio, 8 others

25 July 2019
Drama, uproar as Senate screens Amaechi, Akpabio, 8 others

Senate Wednesday began work in earnest by screening some of the 43 ministerial nominees whose names President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the upper chamber. The ministerial list with the accompanying...

Buhari’s list full of incompetent individuals – PDP

24 July 2019
Buhari’s list full of incompetent individuals – PDP

Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, said it was full of incompetent and failed men. PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said Buhari’s...

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

24 July 2019
Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Boris Johnson, Britain’s blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.‘s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically...

APC’s suit asking Supreme Court to reverse itself on Zamfara fails

23 July 2019
APC’s suit asking Supreme Court to reverse itself on Zamfara fails

Supreme Court on Monday rejected an application seeking a review of its last judgment in which it voided the participation of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the...

Calling for national conference over insecurity is undemocratic - Presidency

22 July 2019
Calling for national conference over insecurity is undemocratic - Presidency

Presidency has berated those calling for a Sovereign National Conference, SNC, as a solution to the lingering insecurity ravaging the nation. Speaking in a monitored telecast program last night in...

Oyegun blasts Oshiomhole over Edo crisis

22 July 2019
Oyegun blasts Oshiomhole over Edo crisis

Immediate past national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr John Odigie-Oyegun, has again chided his successor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, over his alleged role in the protracted crisis in Edo...

Hope dims for restructuring as Buhari says Nigeria’s Constitution ‘can’t be fairer’ than it is

20 July 2019
Hope dims for restructuring as Buhari says Nigeria’s Constitution ‘can’t be fairer’ than it is

As the country continues to face security challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated his commitment to a safe Nigeria. He gave the assurance while meeting members of Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo...

Ajimobi's aides accuse Makinde’s ally of forceful hijack of 'missing govt vehicles'

20 July 2019
Ajimobi's aides accuse Makinde’s ally of forceful hijack of 'missing govt vehicles'

The altercation between the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and that of his predecessor, Mr Abiola Ajimobi may not end soon, as officials of the last administration...

NEF’s directive to Fulani herdsmen shows that some elders ‘value cows more than human lives’ - Afenifere

18 July 2019
NEF’s directive to Fulani herdsmen shows that some elders ‘value cows more than human lives’ - Afenifere

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has accused Northern Elders Forum (NEF) of heating the polity with its claims that Fulani herdsmen were not safe in the South, describing the statement...

APC to Obasanjo: Criminality has no tribe, stop playing to the gallery

18 July 2019
APC to Obasanjo: Criminality has no tribe, stop playing to the gallery

In the wake of continued killings and abductions by suspected Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country as well as the attendant statements from past leaders, especially former President...

PDP presents video evidence of INEC officials saying election results would be sent to server

16 July 2019
PDP presents video evidence of INEC officials saying election results would be sent to server

A top official of the electoral commission, INEC, Mr Mike Igini, was seen on Monday in a video clip aired at the election tribunal saying that election results from the...

PDP’s video evidence useless – INEC

16 July 2019
PDP’s video evidence useless – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday described the 48 Compact Discs evidence tendered by People Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, as lacking in probative...

In condolence letter made public, Tinubu insinuates slain Fasoranti’s daughter begged him for money

15 July 2019
In condolence letter made public, Tinubu insinuates slain Fasoranti’s daughter begged him for money

In an action widely condemned as vile politics in Yoruba closed WhatsApp groups, national leader of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bola Tinubu, insinuated in a condolence letter personally...

How we saved Obasanjo from being impeached - Gowon

14 July 2019
How we saved Obasanjo from being impeached - Gowon

A former Head of State, Mr Yakubu Gowon, said on Saturday he and another ex-Head of State, Mr Abdulsalami Abubakar, were among key figures who stopped former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s...

Buhari wins as Appeal Court throws out suit challenging president’s academic qualification

13 July 2019
Buhari wins as Appeal Court throws out suit challenging president’s academic qualification

Court of Appeal in Abuja has rejected an appeal challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s academic qualification to stand for the last presidential election. Mr Mohammed Idris, in the lead judgment of...

Let’s rise above politics and implement 2014 confab report - Jonathan

12 July 2019
Let’s rise above politics and implement 2014 confab report - Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday called for the implementation of recommendations of 2014 National Conference. He made the call in Lagos while speaking at the launch of a book...

Leaked document contradicts INEC’s claim it had no server

12 July 2019
Leaked document contradicts INEC’s claim it had no server

An internal circular of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicated that the commission transmitted voter information from smart card readers to a central server during 2019 presidential election. The...

Tinubu dissociates self from 2023 presidential campaigners

10 July 2019
Tinubu dissociates self from 2023 presidential campaigners

National leader of All Progressives Congress, Mr Bola Tinubu, yesterday dissociated himself from a group campaigning for his presidential ambition in 2023. In a statement by Tinubu’s spokesperson, Mr Tunde...

Reps wade into Edo Assembly crisis

10 July 2019
Reps wade into Edo Assembly crisis

House of Representatives has resolved to wade into the crisis rocking Edo State House of Assembly. To this end, the House set up a 13-man panel to investigate recent development...

Buhari vs Atiku: Another INEC staff testifies transmitting election results to server

09 July 2019
Buhari vs Atiku: Another INEC staff testifies transmitting election results to server

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his...

Both sides in Sudan political crisis hail power-sharing deal

06 July 2019
Both sides in Sudan political crisis hail power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and its pro-democracy movement both welcomed a new power-sharing agreement reached Friday, raising hopes that the deal would end a three-month political crisis that has paralyzed...

Osun guber: Oyetola wins in split Supreme Court judgement

05 July 2019
Osun guber: Oyetola wins in split Supreme Court judgement

Supreme Court has dismissed appeal filed by Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate in the September 2018 election in Osun State, Mr Ademola Adeleke, challenging the election of Governor...

Oyetola or Adeleke - who’s Osun gov? Supreme Court decides today

05 July 2019
Oyetola or Adeleke - who’s Osun gov? Supreme Court decides today

Supreme Court will today (Friday) give judgment in the four appeals filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last governorship election in Osun State, Mr Ademola...

War in House of Reps over ‘minority leadership’

05 July 2019
War in House of Reps over ‘minority leadership’

There was palpable tension in House of Representatives, yesterday, as the face-off over the minority leadership, which resulted in a free-for-all at Wednesday’s plenary, continued. This is coming as speaker,...

Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree transition deal

05 July 2019
Sudan crisis: Military and opposition agree transition deal

Sudan's military leaders have reached an agreement with the opposition alliance to share power before holding elections, mediators say. The two sides agreed to rotate control of the sovereign council...

Edo crisis: Obaseki goes for broke, sacks commissioners loyal to Oshiomhole

04 July 2019
Edo crisis: Obaseki goes for broke, sacks commissioners loyal to Oshiomhole

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has reshuffled his cabinet by sacking and appointing six replacements. Also yesterday, the governor appointed five special advisers. In a statement issued by Secretary...