2019: US warns of looming violence in Nigeria

15 December 2018
2019: US warns of looming violence in Nigeria

United States Government has expressed fear that Nigeria’s general elections scheduled for 2019 are likely to be characterised by violence. It said the conduct of the elections could have significant...

Donald Duke reacts to court judgement removing him as SDP presidential candidate

15 December 2018
Donald Duke reacts to court judgement removing him as SDP presidential candidate

Presidential Candidate of Social Democratic Party, (SDP), Mr Donald Duke, says he will appeal the judgement removing him as the party’s presidential flag bearer. Federal High Court sitting in Abuja,...

Oyo PDP guber candidate unveils running mate

15 December 2018
Oyo PDP guber candidate unveils running mate

Daniel Agbolade Ahead of 2019 general elections, gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, Friday in Ibadan unveiled Mr. Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan, as his...

Rivers APC will field no candidates in 2019 elections, Appeal court rules

13 December 2018
Rivers APC will field no candidates in 2019 elections, Appeal court rules

A Special Appeal Panel set up by President of Court of Appeal, Mrs Zainab Bulkachuwa, to handle the protracted legal tussle in Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress...

UK’s May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

13 December 2018
UK’s May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and...

How we’ll deliver clean elections without new electoral bill — INEC

12 December 2018
How we’ll deliver clean elections without new electoral bill — INEC

Irrespective of President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has worked out strategies to deliver a free, fair and credible election in...

Akala vows to declare emergency in education, health sectors in Oyo

12 December 2018
Akala vows to declare emergency in education, health sectors in Oyo

Daniel Agbolade Former governor of Oyo State and gubernatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) , Mr. Adebayo Alao-Akala, Tuesday said if elected as governor he would declare state of...

TraderMoni: Dogara accuses Buhari of vote buying

11 December 2018
TraderMoni: Dogara accuses Buhari of vote buying

Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has condemned distribution of cash to Nigerians by the federal government very close to the general elections. Dogara stated this on Monday...

We’ve devised means against vote buying - INEC

11 December 2018
We’ve devised means against vote buying - INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced a new measure on ballot paper handling at polling units to check vote buying in 2019 general elections. Its Chairman, Mr Mahmud Yakubu,...

CAN to Nigerians: Don’t vote for desperate politicians

11 December 2018
CAN to Nigerians: Don’t vote for desperate politicians

President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Mr Samson Ayokunle, on Monday urged Nigerians to avoid desperate politicians by voting only credible candidates in 2019. Ayokunle made the remarks while...

Obasanjo hits Buhari again, says ‘I’m not neutral’

10 December 2018
Obasanjo hits Buhari again, says ‘I’m not neutral’

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday denied a report which indicated that he had dropped his support for Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Atiku Abubakar. He faulted the report...

2019: Christian elders meet today on consensus presidential candidate

10 December 2018
2019: Christian elders meet today on consensus presidential candidate

National Christian Elders Forum, led by a former Minister of Defence, Mr Theophilus Danjuma and Mr Solomon Asemota, will meet on Monday (today) to take a position on whether or...

Electoral Act: N’Assembly plans to override Buhari this week

09 December 2018
Electoral Act: N’Assembly plans to override Buhari this week

There were strong indications on Saturday evening that Senate would, this week, begin the process to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold his assent to 2018 Electoral Act amendment...

Northern leaders disagree over Buhari’s re-election

09 December 2018
Northern leaders disagree over Buhari’s re-election

Barely two months to next year’s elections, some northern leaders say they will not support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election. They, however, shied away from announcing their preferred presidential candidate in...

APC, PDP renew attacks as campaigns take shape

07 December 2018
APC, PDP renew attacks as campaigns take shape

Two issues will drive All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for 2019 elections, it was learnt yesterday. The issues are: character of the contestants, including President Muhammadu Buhari; andBuhari administration’s achievements....

APC leaders are ‘poorer in human qualities than the poorest of men’ - Ghali Na’abba

07 December 2018
APC leaders are ‘poorer in human qualities than the poorest of men’ - Ghali Na’abba

A former Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Ghali Na’abba, has resigned his membership of All Progressives Congress (APC). Na’abba, from Kano State, was speaker between 1999 and 2003. He...

Saraki to Buhari: Don’t listen to anti-democracy elements, sign Electoral Bill now

06 December 2018
Saraki to Buhari: Don’t listen to anti-democracy elements, sign Electoral Bill now

PRESS RELEASE Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to heed the advice of the anti-democracy elements who have now populated the political space and putting...

Oshiomhole attacks Obasanjo, Amosun, Okorocha

06 December 2018
Oshiomhole attacks Obasanjo, Amosun, Okorocha

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, Wednesday took a swipe at the Imo State Governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha, and his Ogun State counterpart, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, saying...

Ambode’s commissioner resigns, endorses Agbaje

06 December 2018
Ambode’s commissioner resigns, endorses Agbaje

Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olawale Oluwo, Wednesday resigned from the State Executive Council, citing anomalies and irregularities that characterised the governorship primaries. Oluwo, who contested...

2 powerful people frustrate Buhari’s efforts to perform – Aisha Buhari

05 December 2018
2 powerful people frustrate Buhari’s efforts to perform – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, Tuesday lamented that two powerful persons have constituted themselves as a cog in the wheel of speedy development of the country Mrs Buhari,...

2019: Okorocha’s son-in-law dumps APC

05 December 2018
2019: Okorocha’s son-in-law dumps APC

Mr Uche Nwosu, former Chief of Staff to Imo state governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha, has defected from ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to Action Alliance (AA) to pursue his political...

Akeredolu’s senior aides resign, decamp to PDP

05 December 2018
Akeredolu’s senior aides resign, decamp to PDP

Two senior aides of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, have resigned their appointments from the government, and decamped to Peoples Democratic Party. They are Mr Benson Enikuomehin, who...

The Economist tips Buhari for victory in 2019 election

04 December 2018
The Economist tips Buhari for victory in 2019 election

President Muhammadu Buhari will win next year’s election, The Economist has predicted. The respected magazine has also predicted that the opposition coalition may collapse before the general election. But Peoples...

I’ll work against Ogun APC gov candidate - Amosun

04 December 2018
I’ll work against Ogun APC gov candidate - Amosun

Ogun State Governor and All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Ogun Central Senatorial District, Mr Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday said he would work against governorship candidate of APC, Mr Dapo Abiodun,...

Wife replaces late husband in Cross River Assembly

04 December 2018
Wife replaces late husband in Cross River Assembly

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River State on Monday issued a Certificate of Return to Mrs Stella Nkoro of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of November 17...

2019: ECOWAS, AU launch apps to monitor threats to polls

03 December 2018
2019: ECOWAS, AU launch apps to monitor threats to polls

West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP) Nigeria has launched Online National Early Warning System (NEWS) Platform and ArcGIS 360 mobile application as part of measures to prevent violence and...

2018 party primaries among the worst in Nigeria – INEC

01 December 2018
2018 party primaries among the worst in Nigeria – INEC

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr Mahmood Yakubu, has said that primaries conducted by the various political parties ahead of 2019 elections are some of the “most acrimonious” in...

APC crisis worsens as Amosun’s, Okorocha’s gov candidates, others abandon party

30 November 2018
APC crisis worsens as Amosun’s, Okorocha’s gov candidates, others abandon party

Post-primary crises in All Progressives Congress worsened on Thursday as more defections hit the party. The defections occurred three days to the deadline given to political parties by Independent National...

PDP kicks as FG advises USA against visa for Atiku

30 November 2018
PDP kicks as FG advises USA against visa for Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will not get a United States visa – if the Federal Government has its way. The government yesterday advised United States against granting visa to...

Christian elders shun Buhari, Atiku

28 November 2018
Christian elders shun Buhari, Atiku

A coalition of Christians under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum has excluded President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Atiku Abubakar from its consultation meeting with presidential candidates. The meeting...

2019: 40 presidential candidates form new alliance

28 November 2018
2019: 40 presidential candidates form new alliance

A total of 40 presidential candidates of the nation’s registered political parties on Tuesday in Abuja launched a new alliance under the auspices of Patriotic Forum of Presidential Candidates (PFPC)....

2019: INEC to modify campaign finance monitoring

28 November 2018
2019: INEC to modify campaign finance monitoring

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it would modify its modalities for tracking campaign finances saying individual candidates should also be encouraged to report their campaign finances to...

Akwa Ibom gov leads security officials to chase away APC lawmakers

28 November 2018
Akwa Ibom gov leads security officials to chase away APC lawmakers

Akwa Ibom House of Assembly was again thrown into turmoil on Tuesday as a faction made up of five All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers clashed with those loyal to Onofiok...

Buhari opposes APC, says aggrieved party members free to go to court

27 November 2018
Buhari opposes APC, says aggrieved party members free to go to court

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that if anyone is displeased with the way and manner anything has been done, and feels deprived of his/her rights, then such a person is...

Saraki forces Kwara Gov out of senatorial race

27 November 2018
Saraki forces Kwara Gov out of senatorial race

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed the withdrawal of governor of Kwara State, Mr Abdulfatah Ahmed, as the party’s candidate for Kwara south senatorial district. The withdrawal of Ahmed might...

Probe: I leave Fayose to God - Fayemi

27 November 2018
Probe: I leave Fayose to God - Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has clarified his stance on the fate of the immediate past governor of the state, Mr Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi who spoke with State House...

2019: Danjuma, Asemota, Dogonyaro, others warn against APC, PDP

26 November 2018
2019: Danjuma, Asemota, Dogonyaro, others warn against APC, PDP

Few months to 2019 general elections, a coalition of Christian leaders under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum has asked Nigerians not to vote for All Progressives Congress and...

2019: Our stand on Buhari, Atiku – Miyetti Allah

25 November 2018
2019: Our stand on Buhari, Atiku – Miyetti Allah

National President, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association, Mr Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has said that the Fulani people are yet to decide which presidential candidate they will support in 2019...

PDP queries Buhari over incessant killing of soldiers in North East

24 November 2018
PDP queries Buhari over incessant killing of soldiers in North East

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to provide convincing reasons to the public why Nigerian soldiers are being killed frequently in North East when he said the...

Presidency attacks Jonathan over claims in new book

23 November 2018
Presidency attacks Jonathan over claims in new book

PRESS RELEASE The Presidency rejects former president, Mr Goodluck Jonathan’s astonishing claim, to the utter surprise of many, that there is more corruption in the country compared to when he...