Yoruba people are most primitive politically – Miyetti Allah

22 January 2020
Yoruba people are most primitive politically – Miyetti Allah

Mr Saleh Hassan, National Chairman of Miyetti Allah, has stated that despite the education of the Yoruba people, they remain politically primitive. Saleh made this known while discussing the issue...

Supreme Court affirms Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong, Mohammed’s elections

21 January 2020
Supreme Court affirms Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong, Mohammed’s elections

Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the elections of governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Simon Lalong of Plateau State and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State....

S/Court judgment: Anxiety in Kano, Sokoto as Ganduje, Tambuwal know fate today

20 January 2020
S/Court judgment: Anxiety in Kano, Sokoto as Ganduje, Tambuwal know fate today

Supreme Court will today deliver judgment in the governorship appeals from Kano and Sokoto states over the March 2019 elections. According to our correspondents, there is anxiety in the two...

Protest rocks South East over Supreme Court verdict on Imo gov

20 January 2020
Protest rocks South East over Supreme Court verdict on Imo gov

South East, yesterday, erupted in protests as supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) kicked against removal of Mr Emeka Ihedioha as Imo governor by the Supreme Court. In Anambra, protesters...

APC may die after Buhari’s presidency – Fayemi

19 January 2020
APC may die after Buhari’s presidency – Fayemi

In this exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) spoke on the need for reforms in the...

INEC to meet NASS over electronic transmission of results

19 January 2020
INEC to meet NASS over electronic transmission of results

Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed plans to meet the National Assembly to seek parliamentary action on electronic transmission of results in the 2023 general elections. The body also said...

Supreme Court judgment on Imo guber coup against democracy - PDP

17 January 2020
Supreme Court judgment on Imo guber coup against democracy - PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday described the judgment of the Supreme Court on Imo State governorship election dispute as a coup against the people of the state and Nigerians at...

Uzodinma assumes office as Imo gov, to probe Ohakin, Okorocha, Ihedioha

16 January 2020
Uzodinma assumes office as Imo gov, to probe Ohakin, Okorocha, Ihedioha

The new governor of Imo State, Mr Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday initiated the process of the probe of contracts awarded from 2010 till date in the state. He also sought...

My removal a subversion of will of Imo people who elected me – Ihedioha

16 January 2020
My removal a subversion of will of Imo people who elected me – Ihedioha

Ousted governor of Imo state, Mr Emeka Ihedioha on Wednesday said he did not agree with the Supreme Court judgment which sacked him. Ihedioha, in a statement he personally signed,...

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

16 January 2020
Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia’s leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in...

Supreme Court nullified Ihedioha’s election and declared Uzodinma Imo gov. Here’s why all 7 Justices took that decision

15 January 2020
Supreme Court nullified Ihedioha’s election and declared Uzodinma Imo gov. Here’s why all 7 Justices took that decision

Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Mr Emeka Ihedioha of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Mr Hope Uzodinma of All...

APC crisis worsens as deputy chair asks Oshiomhole to vacate office

15 January 2020
APC crisis worsens as deputy chair asks Oshiomhole to vacate office

The lingering crisis rocking All Progressives Congress (APC) took a disturbing dimension, yesterday, as a member of National Working Committee (NWC) and National Vice Chairman (North East), Mr Mustapha Salihu,...

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

12 January 2020
Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China, which has tried military threats and economic inducements to...

Buhari to INEC, Police: Stop all electoral malpractices

08 January 2020
Buhari to INEC, Police: Stop all electoral malpractices

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the will of Nigerians prevail in all elections by ensuring free, fair and credible polls. Mr Buhari also directed...

Despite being in same party, Gbemi Saraki blasts Kwara gov over demolition of dad’s property

04 January 2020
Despite being in same party, Gbemi Saraki blasts Kwara gov over demolition of dad’s property

Minister of State for Transportation, Mrs Gbemisola Saraki, has condemned the demolition of the building belonging to her late father, Mr Olusola Saraki, by Kwara State Government. Gbemisola, who belongs...

Makinde hasn’t kept his promises to election allies - Ex-gov candidate

02 January 2020
Makinde hasn’t kept his promises to election allies - Ex-gov candidate

Governorship candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in 2019 election in Oyo State, Mr Sharafadeen Alli, on Wednesday accused Governor Seyi Makinde of abandoning his party after it helped him...

Our patience running out in Nigeria - Ohanaeze

01 January 2020
Our patience running out in Nigeria - Ohanaeze

Apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, warned that the nation is tottering on the brink with the refusal of successive governments to restructure the country. President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,...

Saraki draws battle line with Kwara gov over revocation of dad’s land

29 December 2019
Saraki draws battle line with Kwara gov over revocation of dad’s land

PRESS RELEASE Former Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki has stated that Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has crossed the line of decency with his recent efforts to erase the legacies...

Timeline: Vladimir Putin - 20 tumultuous years as Russian president or PM

28 December 2019
Timeline: Vladimir Putin - 20 tumultuous years as Russian president or PM

Vladimir Putin was named acting president on Dec. 31, 1999, by then-president Boris Yeltsin. He has been in office as president or prime minister ever since, a period spanning two...

Thugs attack anti-govt protesters, brutalise activists in Abuja

24 December 2019
Thugs attack anti-govt protesters, brutalise activists in Abuja

Suspected miscreants on Monday attacked and disrupted a peaceful protest organised by a coalition of civil society groups over the continued detention of #RevolutionNow convener, Mr Omoyele Sowore. The attack...

Two commissioners, special adviser, resign in Zamfara

22 December 2019
Two commissioners, special adviser, resign in Zamfara

Mr Sambo Marafa, younger brother of Mr Kabir Marafa, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, has resigned his appointment as special adviser to Mr Bello Matawalle, the state governor, on comprehensive agricultural...

Cat and mouse: Ganduje, Sanusi exchange letters over Kano Council of Chiefs chairmanship

21 December 2019
Cat and mouse: Ganduje, Sanusi exchange letters over Kano Council of Chiefs chairmanship

In what appears as a continuation of the cat and mouse tussle between Governor Umar Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammad Sanusi, over the Kano emirate leadership controversy, the...

Kano gov says ‘civil society groups’ urged him to depose Sanusi

20 December 2019
Kano gov says ‘civil society groups’ urged him to depose Sanusi

Kano State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, late Thursday, received a letter from a coalition of 35 civil society groups urging him to remove Emir of Kano, Mr Muhammadu Sanusi II...

Supreme Court affirms election of Makinde, Sanwo-Olu, el-Rufai, others

19 December 2019
Supreme Court affirms election of Makinde, Sanwo-Olu, el-Rufai, others

Supreme Court in separate judgments, yesterday, affirmed the election of Mr Seyi Makinde, Oyo; Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos; Mr Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna; Mr Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom; Mr Abdulahi Sule,...

Senate president heads APC national reconciliation committee

19 December 2019
Senate president heads APC national reconciliation committee

PRESS RELEASE After due consultation, All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a high-level ten-member National Reconciliation Committee chaired by President of Senate, Mr Ahmed Lawan. This is in line with...

Reps reject bill seeking six-year single term for presidents, govs

18 December 2019
Reps reject bill seeking six-year single term for presidents, govs

House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking to alter the tenure of presidents, governors, state and federal lawmakers, and other public officials to a six-year single term. Currently, such...

APC pardons Akeredolu, Amosun, Okorocha, others

17 December 2019
APC pardons Akeredolu, Amosun, Okorocha, others

National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress has lifted the suspension it placed on Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu; and immediate-past governors of Ogun and Imo states, Messers...

Atiku, Tinubu meet in Abuja

16 December 2019
Atiku, Tinubu meet in Abuja

Presidential candidate of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Atiku Abubakar, and a national leader of All Progressives Congress, Mr Bola Tinubu met briefly on Saturday. The brief discussion took place...

After UK election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

15 December 2019
After UK election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come

After a tumultuous tenure in office, a controversial candidate expanded his grip on power, surpassing a weak opponent and drawing support from unlikely pockets of voters. That’s what happened Thursday...

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...