Oshiomhole, Obaseki differ as police suspend APC rally in Edo

13 December 2019
Oshiomhole, Obaseki differ as police suspend APC rally in Edo

Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has directed the immediate suspension of the proposed mega rally billed to be held today in Benin by a faction of All Progressives...

UK election results 2019: Conservatives win overall majority

13 December 2019
UK election results 2019: Conservatives win overall majority

Conservatives have won an overall majority in the general election, passing the 326-seat threshold with constituencies still to declare. BBC forecasts that Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with...

With Aisha’s public statement, it’s clear cabal running Buhari’s govt - PDP

12 December 2019
With Aisha’s public statement, it’s clear cabal running Buhari’s govt - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the public outburst by First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari has further exposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s incompetence. The party, in a statement on Wednesday by its...

General election 2019: Voters set to head to polls across the UK

12 December 2019
General election 2019: Voters set to head to polls across the UK

UK will go to the polls on Thursday (today) for the country's third general election in less than five years. The contest, the first to be held in December in...

Finnish minister, 34, to become world's youngest PM

10 December 2019
Finnish minister, 34, to become world's youngest PM

Finland's Sanna Marin is to become the world's youngest prime minister at the age of 34. The transport minister was picked by her Social Democratic party after its leader, Antti...

Poverty makes rigging difficult to eliminate - European Centre

06 December 2019
Poverty makes rigging difficult to eliminate - European Centre

Programme Director of European Centre for Electoral Support, Ms Maria Mauro, has said the level of poverty in a number of third world countries, Nigeria inclusive, makes it difficult to...

We lack capacity to prosecute electoral offenders — INEC

05 December 2019
We lack capacity to prosecute electoral offenders — INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it has challenges prosecuting electoral offenders. INEC Chairman, Mr Mahmood Yakubu, listed the challenges in his remark at the commission’s regular meeting with...

Ganduje advances fight against Sanusi as he transmits fresh Bill for creation of new Kano emirates

03 December 2019
Ganduje advances fight against Sanusi as he transmits fresh Bill for creation of new Kano emirates

Kano State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday sent a fresh bill to the state House of Assembly to create four new emirates in Kano. This is coming days after...

Kogi west senatorial rerun: Adeyemi defeats Melaye

01 December 2019
Kogi west senatorial rerun: Adeyemi defeats Melaye

Candidate of All Progressives Congress in the Kogi West senatorial district election, Mr Smart Adeyemi, has defeated Mr Dino Melaye of Peoples Democratic Party. Saturday’s election was held in 53...

Osinbajo’s sacked aides barred from Aso Villa

30 November 2019
Osinbajo’s sacked aides barred from Aso Villa

State Security Service (SSS) has withdrawn access tags from 35 aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who were affected by the controversial dismissal earlier this month. SSS started withdrawing passes...

APC has the new gov, PDP controls the House. How does it work out in Bayelsa?

30 November 2019
APC has the new gov, PDP controls the House. How does it work out in Bayelsa?

With the emergence of All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr David Lyon, as governor-elect in Bayelsa State, he is expected to “scale the hurdle” and relate with Peoples Democratic...

PDP asks INEC chair to resign over ‘confession’ on card reader

29 November 2019
PDP asks INEC chair to resign over ‘confession’ on card reader

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resign over “confession” by two INEC Commissioners; Messers Festus Okoye and Haruna Mohammed on Wednesday, that...

2023: We’ll back northern candidate for president –ACF chairman

25 November 2019
2023: We’ll back northern candidate for president –ACF chairman

The north will support and vote for a presidential candidate from the region in 2023, acting Chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Mr Musa Kwande has said. “I’m expressing my opinion...

Pro-democracy camp wins big in Hong Kong vote

25 November 2019
Pro-democracy camp wins big in Hong Kong vote

The pro-democracy opposition appears to have swept to a resounding victory in Hong Kong elections, as a record turnout dealt a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam and her...

I won’t make the mistake of running for third term – Buhari

23 November 2019
I won’t make the mistake of running for third term – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not seek a third term in office at the end of his second term in 2023. The Nigerian Constitution sets a two-term limit for...

Oshiomhole mocks Saraki, Melaye in ‘triumphant’ speech at APC NEC meeting

23 November 2019
Oshiomhole mocks Saraki, Melaye in ‘triumphant’ speech at APC NEC meeting

Reprieve has come the way of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, after he got vote of confidence during APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and survived...

Nigeria can’t progress without restructuring – Fayemi

22 November 2019
Nigeria can’t progress without restructuring – Fayemi

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, has restated his call for restructuring of the country. He maintained that a fundamental restructuring is an “unavoidable...

Eight factors that led to PDP, Seriake Dickson’s downfall in Bayelsa - PremiumTimes

20 November 2019
Eight factors that led to PDP, Seriake Dickson’s downfall in Bayelsa - PremiumTimes

On Monday, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon, was declared the winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election held two days earlier. The declaration...

Bayelsa election: APC using Jonathan to legitimise fraud - Dickson

20 November 2019
Bayelsa election: APC using Jonathan to legitimise fraud - Dickson

Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Seriake Dickson, has said leaders of All Progressives Congress are using the image of former President Goodluck Jonathan to give legitimacy to the alleged electoral...

Go to court, Buhari tells PDP, others, as APC triumphs in Balyesa, Kogi

19 November 2019
Go to court, Buhari tells PDP, others, as APC triumphs in Balyesa, Kogi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday advised Peoples Democratic Party and other parties not satisfied with results of governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states to seek redress in court. Buhari...

Who’s this David that ‘killed’ PDP’s Goliath in Bayelsa? Here’s a brief profile of David Lyon, the gov-elect

19 November 2019
Who’s this David that ‘killed’ PDP’s Goliath in Bayelsa? Here’s a brief profile of David Lyon, the gov-elect

Before contesting Bayelsa governorship election, Mr David Perewonrimi Lyon was literally unknown to politics. He owned a security firm and held no known government position. But on Sunday, after a...

U.S., EU, UK, others raise concerns about Bayelsa, Kogi elections

19 November 2019
U.S., EU, UK, others raise concerns about Bayelsa, Kogi elections

International observers who observed Bayelsa and Kogi elections on Saturday have expressed concerns about the conduct and conditions under which the elections held. The observers in a joint statement issued...

APC wins Balyesa gov election with landslide

18 November 2019
APC wins Balyesa gov election with landslide

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Mr David Lyon, has been declared winner of Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election. The declaration was made Monday morning by Mr...

PDP’s Wada rejects election results in Kogi as Bello looks good for second term

18 November 2019
PDP’s Wada rejects election results in Kogi as Bello looks good for second term

Candidate of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Saturday governorship election in Kogi state, Mr Musa Wada has rejected the outcome of the poll, describing it as a sham and murder...

Melaye vs Adeyemi: INEC declares election inconclusive

18 November 2019
Melaye vs Adeyemi: INEC declares election inconclusive

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared inconclusive Kogi West senatorial election on the ground that the lead margin between Mr Smart Adeyemi who polled 80,118 votes and Mr Dino...

Four killed in Kogi, as violence, vote buying rock Bayelsa, Kogi gov elections

17 November 2019
Four killed in Kogi, as violence, vote buying rock Bayelsa, Kogi gov elections

Kogi and Bayelsa states’ governorship elections as well as Kogi West senatorial rerun were on Saturday characterised by violence, shootings, killings, vote-buying and ballot box snatching as many polling units...

Oshiomhole bows to pressure, fixes APC national caucus, NEC meetings for this week

17 November 2019
Oshiomhole bows to pressure, fixes APC national caucus, NEC meetings for this week

National chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) may have bowed to threats by APC governors to convene the party’s national caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings. The national leadership...

Supreme Court finally gives reasons why Atiku failed to upturn Buhari’s election

16 November 2019
Supreme Court finally gives reasons why Atiku failed to upturn Buhari’s election

Supreme Court, on Friday, explained why it declined to nullify President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, stressing that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, failed to prove their...

Appeal Court clears Lyon, APC for today’s Bayelsa gov election

16 November 2019
Appeal Court clears Lyon, APC for today’s Bayelsa gov election

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday ordered Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Mr David Lyon as the Candidate of All Progressives Congress for today’s governorship...

When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs - Jonathan

16 November 2019
When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs - Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says when citizens’ votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs. He described the signals coming from Kogi and Bayelsa states as “disturbing”. He said...

APC has no governorship candidate in Bayelsa – Court

15 November 2019
APC has no governorship candidate in Bayelsa – Court

Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has ruled that All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The judge, Mrs Jane Inyang...

Gov election: Yahaya Bello stands erect as El-Rufai kneels to beg Kogi people on his behalf

15 November 2019
Gov election: Yahaya Bello stands erect as El-Rufai kneels to beg Kogi people on his behalf

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday knelt before the people of Kogi State, asking them to forgive Governor Yahaya Bello for any wrong he had done. Deputy Governor...

APC govs to Oshiomhole: Call emergency NEC meeting or resign

14 November 2019
APC govs to Oshiomhole: Call emergency NEC meeting or resign

The crisis rocking All Progressives Congress (APC) took dramatic turn on Wednesday when APC state governors issued a threat to National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole to either convene an emergency meeting...

APC NWC approves suspension of Edo chairman who announced Oshiomhole’s suspension

14 November 2019
APC NWC approves suspension of Edo chairman who announced Oshiomhole’s suspension

The man who superintended over the controversial suspension of Mr Adams Oshiomhole from Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) has himself been suspended in a controversial manner. APC headquarters Wednesday said...

Tensions rise as Bolivia opposition leader claims presidency

13 November 2019
Tensions rise as Bolivia opposition leader claims presidency

Clashes broke out in the streets of Bolivia’s capital Tuesday evening when an opposition leader in the Senate declared herself the country’s interim president after Evo Morales fled to Mexico...

Bolivia's president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

11 November 2019
Bolivia's president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

President Evo Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from Bolivia’s military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after...

Female rulers more likely than men to go to war, study of leaders spanning centuries reveals

10 November 2019
Female rulers more likely than men to go to war, study of leaders spanning centuries reveals

It's long been believed that women are less combative than men – more likely to sue for peace than go to war. But a study reveals queens have been 39...

How Abba Kyari manipulated Buhari to sideline Osinbajo from key national project - PremiumTimes

06 November 2019
How Abba Kyari manipulated Buhari to sideline Osinbajo from key national project - PremiumTimes

When Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking approval for funds to continue his role in resolving the deadly farmers-herdsmen conflict earlier this year, he did so with...

Atiku has stayed away from Nigeria for 6 months. This is why

03 November 2019
Atiku has stayed away from Nigeria for 6 months. This is why

Presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 poll, Mr Atiku Abubakar, has spent six months in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Atiku, a former vice...

Edo APC crisis festers as thugs attack gov’s convoy at Oshiomhole’s country home

03 November 2019
Edo APC crisis festers as thugs attack gov’s convoy at Oshiomhole’s country home

There was tension yesterday at Iyamho country home of National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, when thugs attacked Governor Godwin Obaseki’s convoy with pebbles. It was...