Appeal Court gives Buhari 5 days to respond in certificate forgery suit

25 June 2019
Appeal Court gives Buhari 5 days to respond in certificate forgery suit

Abuja division of Court of Appeal has ordered President Muhammadu Buhari to within 5 days respond to the appeal challenging his educational qualification for 2019 presidential election. Also ordered to...

Atiku, PDP head for Supreme Court as Election Tribunal dismisses request to inspect INEC server

25 June 2019
Atiku, PDP head for Supreme Court as Election Tribunal dismisses request to inspect INEC server

Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 election, Mr Atiku Abubakar, have vowed to appeal against Monday’s ruling of Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal dismissing their...

Rejection of INEC Server inspection by PDP, Atiku triumph of justice - Presidency

25 June 2019
Rejection of INEC Server inspection by PDP, Atiku triumph of justice - Presidency

Presidency last night commended the ruling of Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that turned down request of Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the February 23, 2019 election for...

Buhari vs Atiku: Several 2019 electoral officers insist results were transmitted to INEC server

24 June 2019
Buhari vs Atiku: Several 2019 electoral officers insist results were transmitted to INEC server

Several officials who said they were deployed as electoral officers by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for 2019 presidential election said they transmitted results electronically to a ‘central server’ through...

Ajimobi to Makinde: Stop chasing mundane issues

24 June 2019
Ajimobi to Makinde: Stop chasing mundane issues

Immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Mr Abiola Ajimobi, has berated his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde, asking him to face the serious business of governance instead of looking for mundane...

What Obaseki is doing concerning Edo Assembly is shameful, Oshiomhole says of godson

22 June 2019
What Obaseki is doing concerning Edo Assembly is shameful, Oshiomhole says of godson  

National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress APC has expressed shame over the purported inauguration of Edo state House of Assembly by Governor Godwin Obaseki, saying the minority cannot rule...

Political parties to reach 200 by 2023 - INEC

20 June 2019
Political parties to reach 200 by 2023 - INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Nigeria may go into 2023 General Elections with over 200 political parties on the ballot papers and result sheets. INEC’s national commissioner, Mr...

INEC received N1.47 billion for servers ahead of 2019 election

19 June 2019
INEC received N1.47 billion for servers ahead of 2019 election

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) received N1.47 billion to replace and maintain computer servers for use during 2019 general elections, PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed. It is not clear though how...

Lawlessness in Edo as 9 lawmakers ‘elect’ Speaker, excluding 16 colleagues

19 June 2019
Lawlessness in Edo as 9 lawmakers ‘elect’ Speaker, excluding 16 colleagues

In what could be described as a coup, nine Edo State House of Assembly members met on Monday night and elected Messers Frank Okiye and Yekini Idiaye as speaker and...

APC committee recommends expulsion of Ex-Zamfara gov, national deputy chair from party

19 June 2019
APC committee recommends expulsion of Ex-Zamfara gov, national deputy chair from party

The five-member Disciplinary Committee set up by All Progressives Congress (APC) has received a report and evidence of alleged anti-party activities against its Deputy National Chairman (North), Mr Lawal Shuaibu....

Reps threaten legal action over allegations of vote buying by Gbajabiamila

18 June 2019
Reps threaten legal action over allegations of vote buying by Gbajabiamila

One week after emergence of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of House of Representatives, crisis is already brewing over allegations of vote-buying. Some of the lawmakers are of the view...

91 political parties to remain as INEC says it lacks power to deregister

18 June 2019
91 political parties to remain as INEC says it lacks power to deregister

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country. INEC Federal Commissioner in charge of Nasarawa,...

PDP, APC fight over EU report on 2019 elections

17 June 2019
PDP, APC fight over EU report on 2019 elections

Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have renewed their fight over 2019 elections, with each taking hard position on the recent report of European Union...

INEC to Tribunal: Atiku, PDP asking us for computer server we don’t have

14 June 2019
INEC to Tribunal: Atiku, PDP asking us for computer server we don’t have

Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday insisted that it had no electronic server being sought to be accessed and inspected by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the...

Ganduje demands public apology from Sanusi for reconciliation to succeed

14 June 2019
Ganduje demands public apology from Sanusi for reconciliation to succeed

Kano State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, has been quoted as saying that Mr Muhammad Sunusi II, Emir of Kano, must publicly apologise to him and the entire people of Kano...

Buhari honouring Abiola is to Obasanjo’s shame - Fayose

14 June 2019
Buhari honouring Abiola is to Obasanjo’s shame - Fayose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fasoye, has again criticised former President Olusegun Obasanjo for failing to honour Mr Moshood Abiola throughout his eight years in power. Fayose...

Buhari, APC, PDP react as Lawan, Gbajabiamila triumph in NASS elections

12 June 2019
Buhari, APC, PDP react as Lawan, Gbajabiamila triumph in NASS elections

Majority Leader of the 8th Senate, Mr Ahmad Lawan, and his counterpart in House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday emerged as President of Senate and Speaker of House,...

June 12: My dad, victim of complex conspiracy – Kola Abiola

12 June 2019
June 12: My dad, victim of complex conspiracy – Kola Abiola

Twenty-six years after the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, which was won by Mr Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, his first son and present head of the...

Senate president, speaker: APC insists on Lawan, Gbajabiamila

11 June 2019
Senate president, speaker: APC insists on Lawan, Gbajabiamila

National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress on Monday ordered all its party’s members-elect in National Assembly to vote Messers Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as Senate President and Speaker...

PDP set to upset APC’s slate, backs Ndume for senate president, Bago as speaker

11 June 2019
PDP set to upset APC’s slate, backs Ndume for senate president, Bago as speaker

Rising from a meeting members of National Working Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had with its lawmakers-elect in Abuja on Monday night, the party said it would support Mr...

Open-secret ballot system confirmed for use as INEC ballot boxes arrive NASS

11 June 2019
Open-secret ballot system confirmed for use as INEC ballot boxes arrive NASS

Clerk of National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani -Omolori, has taken possession of some ballot boxes from Independent National Electoral Commission. A member of the management staff of INEC told one...

Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal resumes sitting today

10 June 2019
Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal resumes sitting today

After two weeks of perceived delay, Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will resume sitting today, on the petition filed by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 23...

Why we’re supporting Gbajabiamila as House Speaker – Ex-Obasanjo’s Adviser

10 June 2019
Why we’re supporting Gbajabiamila as House Speaker – Ex-Obasanjo’s Adviser

House of Representatives member-elect for Owan Federal Constituency, a senior professor of political science and former Special Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo on Policy and Programmes Monitoring, Mr Julius Ihonvbere,...

Senate president, House Speaker, others to be elected by secret ballot - NASS Mgt

09 June 2019
Senate president, House Speaker, others to be elected by secret ballot - NASS Mgt

There were clear indications on Saturday that the election of presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly will be conducted by secret ballot method on Tuesday. Management of the red...

Goje’s withdrawal from senate presidency race divides PDP caucus

08 June 2019
Goje’s withdrawal from senate presidency race divides PDP caucus

Mr Danjuma Goje’s decision to withdraw from Senate presidency race to back his All Progressives Congress colleague, Mr Ahmed Lawan, has allegedly caused division among Peoples Democratic Party senators-elect. Goje...

Weah’s popularity wanes as thousands protest in Liberia against poverty, corruption

08 June 2019
Weah’s popularity wanes as thousands protest in Liberia against poverty, corruption

Thousands of Liberians took to the streets of the capital, Monrovia, on Friday to protest against the corruption and economic decline that many blame on their once hugely popular president,...

'You all go' - thousands of Algerians demonstrate for new breed leaders

08 June 2019
'You all go' - thousands of Algerians demonstrate for new breed leaders

With banners reading “You all go” and “We need new figures”, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the Algerian capital on Friday for what has become a regular demonstration...

Goje steps down for Lawan in contest for senate presidency after meeting Buhari

07 June 2019
Goje steps down for Lawan in contest for senate presidency after meeting Buhari

Kaduna state governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday led Messers Ahmed Lawan, Danjuma Goje and Uba Sani, all senators, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office. The governor...

We’re grateful, Goje, for stepping down - APC

07 June 2019
We’re grateful, Goje, for stepping down - APC

All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Mr Danjuma Goje over his decision to withdraw from the 9th Senate Presidency contest in support of the party’s endorsed candidate, Mr Ahmad Lawan....

I won’t step down for Lawan - Ndume

07 June 2019
I won’t step down for Lawan - Ndume

One of the major contenders for the position of Senate President in the incoming Ninth National Assembly, Mr Ali Ndume, has reiterated his resolve to contest on the floor of...

Going, going, going ... Ganduje tightens noose on Sanusi

07 June 2019
Going, going, going ... Ganduje tightens noose on Sanusi

Embattled Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammad Sanusi II, faced a fresh trouble Thursday as Kano State Government gave him 48 hours to show reasons why he should not be suspended...

PDP govs meet today over N’Assembly leadership tussle

06 June 2019
PDP govs meet today over N’Assembly leadership tussle

Governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party have called an emergency meeting for today to decide who to support during the 9th National Assembly leadership poll. The meeting...

Maharaj Ji drums support for Buhari

06 June 2019
Maharaj Ji drums support for Buhari

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan Founder of One Love Family, Mr Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, has called on Nigerians irrespective of party affiliation to support President Muhammadu Buhari, at all times, to...

IBB canvasses support for Buhari over insecurity

05 June 2019
IBB canvasses support for Buhari over insecurity

A former military President, Mr Ibrahim Babangida, has urged Nigerians to have confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to check the spate of insecurity in the country. Babangida...

Oshiomhole, Oyegun trade words as APC crisis worsens

05 June 2019
Oshiomhole, Oyegun trade words as APC crisis worsens

The in-fighting within All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, took disturbing dimension, as the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) told aggrieved members to join Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), just as it...

Obasanjo to Aisha Buhari: Engage your husband in ‘pillow talk’ over nation’s ills

04 June 2019
Obasanjo to Aisha Buhari: Engage your husband in ‘pillow talk’ over nation’s ills

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, to point out the ills of her husband’s government during a “pillow talk.” Twice, recently, the First Lady openly...

Oyegun blasts Oshiomhole, says he lacks capacity to lead APC

03 June 2019
Oyegun blasts Oshiomhole, says he lacks capacity to lead APC

Erstwhile National Chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Mr John Odigie-Oyegun has absolved himself of allegations of being behind current travails of his successor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, describing the...

Obaseki’s 2nd term shaky as Oshiomhole, APC stalwarts battle gov

01 June 2019
Obaseki’s 2nd term shaky as Oshiomhole, APC stalwarts battle gov

Since 2008, Action Congress (AC), then later Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now All Progressives Congress (APC), has held the reigns of power in Edo State when it dislodged...

APC crisis: Plot for Oshiomhole’s removal thickens

31 May 2019
APC crisis: Plot for Oshiomhole’s removal thickens

The days of Mr Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) seem to be numbered as forum of Non-National Working Committee (Non-NWC) has demanded an emergency meeting...

Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

30 May 2019
Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve parliament after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government. The vote triggered a fresh election, which will be held on 17...