I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem - Buhari

20 October 2018
I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has again praised his predecessor, Mr Goodluck Jonathan, for peacefully handing over in 2015. Mr Buhari in 2015 became the first opposition candidate in Nigeria to win...

Herdsmen vow to remove Benue gov in 2019

20 October 2018
Herdsmen vow to remove Benue gov in 2019

Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM, an umbrella organization of herdsmen has vowed to mobilize its members across the country to unseat Governor Samuel Ortom in the coming 2019 general election. The...

Fayemi, Fayose clash over Ekiti’s debt profile

19 October 2018
Fayemi, Fayose clash over Ekiti’s debt profile

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Kayode Fayemi, and his predecessor, Mr Ayo Fayose, are at loggerheads over the actual status of the state’s indebtedness under the last administration. Fayemi renewed the...

2019: US has no preferred candidate — Envoy

18 October 2018
2019: US has no preferred candidate — Envoy

United States of America (USA) has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming coming general elections, a political officer in US embassy, Mr Phillip Franz, has said. Speaking in Katsina with...

More trouble for APC as court restrains party from fielding candidates in Delta

18 October 2018
More trouble for APC as court restrains party from fielding candidates in Delta

A court has temporarily barred Nigeria’s governing party, APC, from presenting candidates for 2019 elections in Delta State. The Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State capital, restrained National Working...

2019: Obasanjo’s son goes against father, joins Buhari campaign team

18 October 2018
2019: Obasanjo’s son goes against father, joins Buhari campaign team

Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of a former president, Mr Olusegun Obasanjo, joined President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team in Abuja on Wednesday despite his father’s recent endorsement of Mr Atiku Abubakar...

Travel ban will lead to capital flight, another recession - Atiku

15 October 2018
Travel ban will lead to capital flight, another recession - Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari’s travel ban on 50 Nigerians over Executive Order 6, on Sunday attracted more condemnations. Peoples Democratic Party and Coalition of United Political Parties had on Sunday slammed...

Go to court, Presidency tells critics of travel ban

15 October 2018
Go to court, Presidency tells critics of travel ban

Presidency on Sunday advised those opposed to the decision of Federal Government to place about 50 Nigerians being investigated for corruption on travel ban to go to court. Senior Special...

Presidential poll: 16 parties in merger talks

15 October 2018
Presidential poll: 16 parties in merger talks

Lagos cleric and newly elected presidential candidate of Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Mr David Esosa Ize-Iyamu, on Sunday revealed that no fewer than 16 political parties are currently in...

I will run people-oriented govt if elected in 2019 - Akala

15 October 2018
I will run people-oriented govt if elected in 2019 - Akala

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Former governor of Oyo State and gubernatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in 2019 general election, Mr Adebayo Alao-Akala, has assured people of the state of...

PDP, others accuse Buhari of tyranny as 50 VIPs are barred from traveling

14 October 2018
PDP, others accuse Buhari of tyranny as 50 VIPs are barred from traveling

Federal Government has put about 50 prominent Nigerians on its watch list in its resolve to fully implement Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Senior Special Assistant to...

We won’t endorse Buhari, Atiku for 2019 presidency - ACF

14 October 2018
We won’t endorse Buhari, Atiku for 2019 presidency - ACF

Arewa Consultative Forum has said the group was not in a hurry to endorse either President Muhammadu Buhari, who is presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, or Peoples Democratic Party’s...

Kawonise picks community leader, Ganiyat Agboola, as running mate

13 October 2018
Kawonise picks community leader, Ganiyat Agboola, as running mate

Former Commissioner for Information and governorship candidate of YES Party in Ogun State, Mr Sina Kawonise, has picked Alhaja Ganiyat Folasade Agboola as his running mate in the 2019 election....

Buhari meets Zamfara, Kano, Ogun govs over APC primaries

13 October 2018
Buhari meets Zamfara, Kano, Ogun govs over APC primaries

Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, on Friday said all he wanted from the national leadership of ruling All Progressives Congress was justice as regards the party’s primaries held in his...

Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

13 October 2018
Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

PRESS RELEASE Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Atiku Abubakar, has chosen former Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc and former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as...

APC says Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s US entry ban

13 October 2018
APC says Obasanjo lobbying US to withdraw Atiku’s US entry ban

All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has come across credible reports that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has made moves to secure United States entry visa for presidential candidate of PDP,...

Atiku mocks Buhari, says he’ll not take six months to appoint ministers

13 October 2018
Atiku mocks Buhari, says he’ll not take six months to appoint ministers

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pledged to appoint his cabinet before inauguration if voted president by Nigerians. Mr Abubakar, in an apparent criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari,...

Primaries: 272 Senators, Reps may not return in 2019

13 October 2018
Primaries: 272 Senators, Reps may not return in 2019

About 20 senators and 252 members of House of Representatives may not return to National Assembly in 2019, investigations by our correspondents have revealed. Majority of affected lawmakers are members...

2019: Obasanjo ‘forgives’ Atiku, endorses him

12 October 2018
2019: Obasanjo ‘forgives’ Atiku, endorses him

The frosty relationship between former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and his former deputy, Mr Atiku Abubakar, ended on Thursday as Obasanjo declared that he had forgiven the former Vice-President and endorsed...

Buhari reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku for president

12 October 2018
Buhari reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku for president

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the endorsement of his opponent by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The president’s reaction was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Mr Garba Shehu,...

INEC lists threats to 2019 elections

12 October 2018
INEC lists threats to 2019 elections

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Asaba, Delta State, yesterday, said desperation of politicians to win elections at all costs resulting in do-or-die mentality is a serious threat to 2019...

Presidential election expenses must not exceed N5bn, gov N1bn - Senate

11 October 2018
Presidential election expenses must not exceed N5bn, gov N1bn - Senate

Ahead of 2019 general elections, Senate has said election expenses for presidential election should not exceed N5 billion, following amendment of section 91 of 2010 Electoral Act and Amendment. The...

APC is dead in Taraba – ‘Mama Taraba’

11 October 2018
APC is dead in Taraba – ‘Mama Taraba’

Mrs Aisha Alhassan, former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development and governorship candidate of United Democratic Party (UDP) in Taraba State, says she is confident of victory in 2019...

Oyo to take over LAUTECH within my first 100 days - Akala

11 October 2018
Oyo to take over LAUTECH within my first 100 days - Akala

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Former governor of Oyo State and gubernatorial candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Adebayo Alao-Akala, Wednesday assured people of the state of full ownership of troubled...

2019: Crisis hits AD over NEC meeting

11 October 2018
2019: Crisis hits AD over NEC meeting

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan With 2019 general elections few months away, fresh crisis may be brewing in Alliance for Democracy (AD) as some members of the party's National Executive Council (NEC)...

How not to conduct party primaries - The Guardian Editorial

11 October 2018
How not to conduct party primaries - The Guardian Editorial

In the last two weeks or so, the nation’s major political parties have embarked on what ordinarily should pass for routine activity – the conduct of primaries to elect candidates...

APC mocks Saraki over failed presidential bid

10 October 2018
APC mocks Saraki over failed presidential bid

All Progressives Congress has said the failed bid of Senate President Bukola Saraki for the presidential ticket of Peoples Democratic Party was a befitting end to the “ambition of a...

Saraki replies APC, says statement irresponsible

10 October 2018
Saraki replies APC, says statement irresponsible

Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki, has described a statement attacking him by All Progressives Congress (APC) as irresponsible. APC in a statement on Tuesday by its publicity secretary, Mr Yekini...

Anti-Saraki forces cease fire, lobby for Buhari

10 October 2018
Anti-Saraki forces cease fire, lobby for Buhari

Members of All Progressives Congress caucus have suspended their plan to force Mr Bukola Saraki to resign as President of the Senate, or plot his impeachment, it was reliably learnt...

Don’t start campaigns yet, INEC warns Buhari, Atiku, other candidates

10 October 2018
Don’t start campaigns yet, INEC warns Buhari, Atiku, other candidates

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned candidates and political parties not to start campaigns yet. Chairman of the commission, Mr Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Monday in his...

Abuja court to hear Agoro's suit seeking disqualication of Buhari, Atiku

10 October 2018
Abuja court to hear Agoro's suit seeking disqualication of Buhari, Atiku

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed October 23, for commencement of hearing in the suit instituted by Presidential candidate of National Action Council (NAC),...

APC attacks Atiku, says Presidency not for sale

09 October 2018
APC attacks Atiku, says Presidency not for sale

All Progressives Congress (APC) has attacked presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Atiku Abubakar, saying the presidency is not for sale. APC alleged that Abubakar paid delegates at...

Atiku replies APC, says Buhari’s emergence as its candidate fraudulent

09 October 2018
Atiku replies APC, says Buhari’s emergence as its candidate fraudulent

Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation has said the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress is fraudulent. It said Mr Buhari was the only...

Fayose threatens to leave PDP over Atiku’s emergence

09 October 2018
Fayose threatens to leave PDP over Atiku’s emergence

Outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has regretted the failure of Sokoto Governor, Mr Aminu Tambuwal, to emerge as PDP presidential candidate at the party’s national convention held in...

APC crisis: Aisha Buhari hits Oshiomhole, says impunity reigns under him

08 October 2018
APC crisis: Aisha Buhari hits Oshiomhole, says impunity reigns under him

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Sunday, faulted the manner in which some of the primaries of ruling All Progressives Congress were conducted. She particularly took a swipe...

Factors that worked for Atiku’s emergence

08 October 2018
Factors that worked for Atiku’s emergence

Two factors worked for Atiku Abubakar’s victory. One is his campaign on restructuring which earned him the support of delegates from South East, South West and South-South. Governor Seriake Dickson...

Mimiko emerges ZLP presidential candidate

08 October 2018
Mimiko emerges ZLP presidential candidate

Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) yesterday elected former governor of Ondo State, Mr Olusegun Mimiko, as its presidential candidate for the 2019 election. Mimiko was elected as a consensus candidate by...

Oby Ezekwesili emerges presidential candidate

08 October 2018
Oby Ezekwesili emerges presidential candidate

Nigeria’s former minister of education and co-founder of ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement, Oby Ezekwesili, has joined the growing number of candidates aiming to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari when Nigerians...

2019: Sowore emerges AAC presidential candidate

08 October 2018
2019: Sowore emerges AAC presidential candidate

Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Convener of #TakeItBack Movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore, has been elected presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) for the 2019 general election. Sowore was unanimously...

Akala dumps APC, secures ADP guber ticket

08 October 2018
Akala dumps APC, secures ADP guber ticket

Funmi Olaitan, Ibadan Former governor of Oyo State, Mr Adebayo Alao-Akala, has dumped ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to secure the gubernatorial ticket of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the...