Obaseki vs Oshiohmole: Power tussle that’ll define the 2020 gov contest in Edo

19 October 2019
Obaseki vs Oshiohmole: Power tussle that’ll define the 2020 gov contest in Edo

The road to Edo State Government House through the next governorship election may be stormy considering recent political happenings in the state and with some chieftains of ruling All Progressives...

Kogi deputy governor impeached

19 October 2019
Kogi deputy governor impeached

Mr Simon Achuba, deputy governor of Kogi State, has been impeached from office. Kogi State House of Assembly concluded the summary impeachment on Friday hours after receiving an investigative report...

What limits? How African leaders cling to power for decades

19 October 2019
What limits? How African leaders cling to power for decades

Guinea erupted in protest this week over proposals to draft a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to extend his legal mandate and run for a third term...

How publicity-shy professor Kais Saied became Tunisia's president

18 October 2019
How publicity-shy professor Kais Saied became Tunisia's president

A former law professor seems an unlikely choice to win the hearts of Tunisia's young voters. But 61-year-old Kais Saied, nicknamed "the robot" for his stern manner, has officially been...

Presidential election model that got it wrong only once in 40 years predicts Trump 2020 win

17 October 2019
Presidential election model that got it wrong only once in 40 years predicts Trump 2020 win

A presidential election model that incorrectly predicted just one election outcome since 1980 shows President Trump winning reelection in 2020. Moody’s Analytics released the results of its 2020 prediction model...

Four weeks to governorship election, Buhari asks senate to approve N10bn refund to Kogi state

16 October 2019
Four weeks to governorship election, Buhari asks senate to approve N10bn refund to Kogi state

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Senate to approve the issuance of N10.069 billion promissory note to Kogi State government for projects done on behalf of the Federal Government. His request...

Edo crisis: Oshiomhole accuses Obaseki of invading his residence with thugs

14 October 2019
Edo crisis: Oshiomhole accuses Obaseki of invading his residence with thugs

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on Sunday accused Edo State government of orchestrating Saturday’s siege to his Benin home. There is a frosty relationship between the party...

Osinbajo advocates restructuring, says states should control their resources, have their police

06 October 2019
Osinbajo advocates restructuring, says states should control their resources, have their police

Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Mr Osinbajo stated this while speaking at the 59th Independence...

Osinbajo quoted saying ‘cabals behind allegations’ against him

04 October 2019
Osinbajo quoted saying ‘cabals behind allegations’ against him

Founder and Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Mr Wale Oke, has said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is not corrupt. While receiving Nigeria Association of Women Journalists,...

God didn’t tell me I’ld succeed Buhari; I only expressed my aspiration - Tunde Bakare

30 September 2019
God didn’t tell me I’ld succeed Buhari; I only expressed my aspiration - Tunde Bakare

Latter Rain Church Senior Pastor, Mr Tunde Bakare broke his silence on a trending video of him claiming to be God-ordained successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. The cleric said he...

Impeachment: Here’s full transcript of Trump’s telephone conversation with Ukrainian president

26 September 2019
Impeachment: Here’s full transcript of Trump’s telephone conversation with Ukrainian president

Declassified by order of the President MEMORANDUM OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATION SUBJECT: Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Participants: President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Notetakers: The White House Situation Room Date,...

Letter Democratic senators sent to Ukraine urging it to investigate Trump resurfaces

26 September 2019
Letter Democratic senators sent to Ukraine urging it to investigate Trump resurfaces

Amid Democratic finger-pointing over allegations that President Donald Trump sought to drag Ukraine into America’s domestic politics, a letter from 2018 has emerged that shows Democrats doing exactly that. The...

Atiku gives Supreme Court 66 reasons to remove Buhari and declare him president

25 September 2019
Atiku gives Supreme Court 66 reasons to remove Buhari and declare him president

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, have made good their vow to exercise their right of appeal, as they formally approached Supreme Court to set...

In extraordinary step, Pelosi announces Democrats will open formal impeachment inquiry

25 September 2019
In extraordinary step, Pelosi announces Democrats will open formal impeachment inquiry

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that House Democrats would launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, an extraordinary step that came in the wake of a whistleblower complaint that...

Trump greets impeachment inquiry with confidence, irritation

25 September 2019
Trump greets impeachment inquiry with confidence, irritation

Fifty-eight floors above Manhattan, President Donald Trump watched his legacy change and his political future grow more uncertain. The president, back in his hometown of New York for the U.N....

Impeaching a U.S. president - how the process works

25 September 2019
Impeaching a U.S. president - how the process works

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday launched an official impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump after he encouraged a foreign leader to conduct a probe that could damage a...

Tribunal judgment: Nothing will stop me from reclaiming my mandate - Atiku

21 September 2019
Tribunal judgment: Nothing will stop me from reclaiming my mandate - Atiku

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Mr Atiku Abubakar, has said that Nigeria must return to being Africa’s bastion of democracy, where rights to...

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu’s political future in doubt

19 September 2019
Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu’s political future in doubt

After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from...

Buhari meets Oshiomhole, APC govs over court victory

14 September 2019
Buhari meets Oshiomhole, APC govs over court victory

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday challenged leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and APC state governors on the need to institutionalise the party to guarantee its survival beyond the end...

Wike congratulates Buhari, accuses PDP govs of ‘visiting president at night’

13 September 2019
Wike congratulates Buhari, accuses PDP govs of ‘visiting president at night’

Governor of Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory at the election petition tribunal. Wike said it was better to congratulate Mr Buhari publicly...

Atiku fails in bid to upturn Buhari’s election at Tribunal

12 September 2019
Atiku fails in bid to upturn Buhari’s election at Tribunal

The Presidential Election Tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn result of February’s presidential election, which saw President Muhammadu Buhari returned to office. Defeated...

Buhari vs Atiku: Today is judgement day

11 September 2019
Buhari vs Atiku: Today is judgement day

Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has said it will today (Wednesday) give judgement on the challenge by PDP against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. Outcome of the petition by the Peoples Democratic...

My support for Buhari, APC made me an outcast in Southeast - Okorocha

11 September 2019
My support for Buhari, APC made me an outcast in Southeast - Okorocha

Former Imo state governor and senator representing Imo West, Mr Rochas Okorocha has said his support for Presidential Muhammadu Buhari ambition in 2015 and membership of All Progressives Congress earned...

Wada defeats ex-gov Wada, Melaye, others to emerge PDP candidate in Kogi

05 September 2019
Wada defeats ex-gov Wada, Melaye, others to emerge PDP candidate in Kogi

Mr Musa Wada has emerged candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State. Chairman of the governorship primary election committee, Mr Ahmadu Fintiri, told...

Bayelsa election: David Lyon wins APC primary

05 September 2019
Bayelsa election: David Lyon wins APC primary

Mr David Lyon of All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged winner of the just concluded governorship primary in Bayelsa. He scored 42,138 votes to defeat his closet rival, Diseye Nsirim,...

Dickson’s ally, Diri, wins PDP’s gov primary in Bayelsa

04 September 2019
Dickson’s ally,  Diri, wins PDP’s gov primary in Bayelsa

Senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District at National Assembly, Mr Douye Diri, has emerged candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State. Out...

Major defeat for Boris Johnson as British lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

04 September 2019
Major defeat for Boris Johnson as British lawmakers seize Brexit agenda

On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit...

Anyone operating from PDP HQ is talking nonsense - Presidency

03 September 2019
Anyone operating from PDP HQ is talking nonsense - Presidency

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, has taken a swipe at Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for saying the President’s trip to the 7th...

Boris Johnson will seek a general election if Parliament votes to block a no-deal Brexit

03 September 2019
Boris Johnson will seek a general election if Parliament votes to block a no-deal Brexit

• Boris Johnson will call a general election on October 14 rather than delay Brexit a senior government source has confirmed. • Speaking outside Downing Street, Johnson said he did...

Kogi guber: Yahaya Bello wins APC gov primary

30 August 2019
Kogi guber: Yahaya Bello wins APC gov primary

Incumbent Kogi state Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello, has emerged candidate of All Progressives Congress, in the primary held on Thursday. He polled 3,224 votes to emerge winner in a primary...

UK’s Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

29 August 2019
UK’s Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth...

Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others risk losing seats over dual citizenship

25 August 2019
Lawan, Gbajabiamila, others risk losing seats over dual citizenship

Senate President, Mr Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and several other lawmakers risk losing their seats following a recent ruling by an Ondo State Election...

Buhari’s ministerial inauguration ‘a poor parade of recycled foot-travellers’ - PDP

22 August 2019
Buhari’s ministerial inauguration ‘a poor parade of recycled foot-travellers’ - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the inauguration of new ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari as a poor parade of recycled foot-travellers, many of whom it said had failed Nigerians...

Supreme Court dismisses PDP, Atiku’s appeal on INEC’s server

21 August 2019
Supreme Court dismisses PDP, Atiku’s appeal on INEC’s server

Supreme Court dismissed two appeals filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential Candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar, challenging two major decisions of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in...

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...