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2019: U.S.-based woman joins presidential race

A U.S.-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election. Nike Roberts, as she is called while addressing supporters in New York, also dissociated herself from corruption, vowing never to accept any...... more

Marafa joins Zamfara governorship race

Chairman of Senate Joint Committees on Petroleum resources, Senator Kabir Garba Marafa has joined the governorship race for the Zamfara Government House.  Marafa who represents Zamfara central senatorial district in the Senate made his intention to vie for the governorship race when the newly elected executive of the All Progressives Congress...... more

Rivers LG poll: PDP clears 23 council seats

Rivers LG poll: PDP clears 23 council seats People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared the 23 chairmanship positions contested on Saturday in the local government area election conducted by the state Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC). RSIEC Chairman, Justice Chukwunenye Uriri (rtd), declared the results yesterday, at about 8:00pm and declared that the exercise was free and fair. He also...... more

APC governors move to prevent convention crisis

Ahead of the National Convention, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), governors are meeting on Wednesday to agree on candidates for National Working Committee (NWC) posts. There were indications yesterday that the governors will present a list of consensus candidates to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a source, who spoke in...... more

Southern, Middle Belt leaders allege registration of mercenary voters by INEC

Southern, Middle Belt leaders allege registration of mercenary voters by INEC Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has, again, restated its lack of confidence in the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. The leaders expressed worries over reports of alleged registration of mercenaries from neighbouring countries for the election. In...... more

2019: PDP disowns guidelines for presidential primaries

2019: PDP disowns guidelines for presidential primaries The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its guidelines for 2019 presidential primary election was not yet ready. The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Retired Col. Austin Akobundu on Sunday in Abuja. Akobundu said that the clarification became necessary following a publication by...... more

Fayemi’s debt responsible for salary arrears - PDP

Fayemi’s debt responsible for salary arrears - PDP Ekiti State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gboyega Oguntuase, on Sunday alleged that the huge debts allegedly incurred by the Kayode Fayemi administration from 2010 to 2014 has so far cost the state N35.34 billion in servicing of the debts and deductions from statutory allocations from October 2014 till...... more

2019: Makarfi to vie for PDP’s presidential ticket

2019: Makarfi to vie for PDP’s presidential ticket Former Kaduna State Governor and immediate past National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has declared his intention to contest for Nigeria’s presidency under the platform of the PDP. Makarfi expressed optimism that his party will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress...... more

APC convention will be hitch-free - VON DG

APC convention will be hitch-free - VON DG The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention holding on June 23in Abuja will be hitch-free.  Osita Okechukwu Speaking on the forthcoming convention, Okechukwu told newsmen in Enugu on Sunday that there was no call for alarm. He allayed...... more

Congress fallout: Oyegun has inflicted injuries on APC- Ucha

Congress fallout: Oyegun has inflicted injuries on APC- Ucha A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Ebonyi state, Senator Julius Ucha, has accused its National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party of inflicting more injuries to the party, saying that if urgent step is not taken, the party may suffer huge set back in...... more

APC Convention: Presidency, governors in last-minute manoeuvres

APC Convention: Presidency, governors in last-minute manoeuvres Barely six days to the elective national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Presidency and the party’s 24 state governors are locked in serial meetings in a last-ditch effort to avert a possible outbreak of crisis during the make or mar convention. The main item on the troubleshooting agenda...... more

Deadlock in nPDP over defection plan

Deadlock in nPDP over defection plan Plans by members of the nPDP to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) appear stalled, for now, seven days to the crucial national convention of the ruling party. Leaders of the group have come under pressure from their supporters to let them know their next line of action as early as...... more

2019: Hurdles against El-Rufai, Lalong, Tambuwal, Ortom, Abubakar

2019: Hurdles against El-Rufai, Lalong, Tambuwal, Ortom, Abubakar In 2015, campaign promises paved the way for politicians into various government houses in the country. With the 2019 elections around the corner, some of these unfulfilled campaign promises may prove to be pitfalls for incumbent governors seeking re-election, Daily Trust on Sunday reports from various states across the country. El-Rufai:...... more

2019: No vacancy in Aso Rock — CAN backs Buhari

2019: No vacancy in Aso Rock — CAN backs Buhari The national executives of Change Advocates of Nigeria (CAN), Nigeria and Diaspora have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office come 2019. The body in a statement signed by its National Youths Leader, Gabriel Nwajei which was made available to newsmen on Saturday in Asaba also endorsed Comrade...... more

No hiding place for corrupt politicians — Presidential lawyer

No hiding place for corrupt politicians — Presidential lawyer Mr Anthony Agbonlahor, an Abuja based lawyer says it no longer business as usual for corrupt politicians as the law will sooner or later catch up with them. Agbonlahor, who is a member of the Prosecution Team 17 under the Presidential Advisory Committee for Corruption said this in Abuja on Saturday...... more

APC National Convention: 19 aspirants disqualified

APC National Convention: 19 aspirants disqualified The Screening Appeals Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention has said that 19 aspirants for various party offices were screened out of the race and will have their cases reviewed by the appeals based on the merit of their case.  The committee also said that the appeals committee...... more

Let’s retire Buhari back to Daura in 2019, Moghalu begs Kano voters

 Let’s retire Buhari back to Daura in 2019, Moghalu begs Kano voters A presidential aspirant of the Young People’s Party, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has appealed to the people of Kano State to join hands with the rest of Nigerians to retire President Muhammad Buhari from Aso Rock in 2019. Addressing thousands of youths during a town hall meeting at the Aminu Kano Center...... more

APC Convention and the last options before nPDP

APC Convention and the last options before nPDP The June 23 national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC could well be the last option before members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party nPDP bloc within the ruling party. In the outgoing National Working Committee NWC of the party, the nPDP has two members: the National Publicity...... more

2019 Guber: Imo youth group tips Onuoha

2019 Guber: Imo youth group tips Onuoha Few months to the 2019 general election, the political atmosphere in Imo State is stirring. Calculations and permutations are changing at a fast pace. Leading contenders and pretenders are on their feet criss-crossing the length and breadth of the state, aligning, re-aligning and oiling their political machines in readiness for the...... more

Rivers LG Polls: We are on standby – Army

Rivers LG Polls: We are on standby – Army The Nigerian Army on Friday said soldiers would be on standby to forestall possible violence in Saturday’s council elections in Rivers. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Spokesman of the Nigerian Army 6 Division, Port Harcourt, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that soldiers would be deployed at strategic points several kilometres away from...... more

APC Chairmanship: Why governors, party leaders are backing me – Oshiomhole

APC Chairmanship: Why governors, party leaders are backing me – Oshiomhole Former governor of Edo, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, said his national chairmanship of All Progressives Congress (APC) chances had been boosted by support of leaders of the party and governors. Oshiomhole stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin on Friday. The National Convention of APC will hold on June 23,...... more

FG is shortchanging Ekiti on Paris Club refunds because of Fayemi — PDP

FG is shortchanging Ekiti on Paris Club refunds because of Fayemi — PDP Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of deliberately shortchanging the state government in the refunds due to the state from the Paris Club at the instance of its governorship candidate in the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi.  This, according to the...... more

June 12: Abiola’s posthumous honour and the 2019 election politics, By Omoshola Deji

June 12: Abiola’s posthumous honour and the 2019 election politics, By Omoshola Deji Nigerians assembled at the polls on June 12, 1993 to expunge dictatorship and usher in purposeful leadership. The widely acclaimed free, fair and credible presidential election, presumably won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, was annulled by the Gen. Ibrahim Babangida led military regime. Abiola was incarcerated by successive military government(s)...... more

Buhari to reshuffle cabinet soon

Buhari to reshuffle cabinet soon President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday dropped hint that he will still inject fresh hands into the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Although this is the third time the President will be speaking in this direction this year. The President specifically said he was working very hard to fill the vacuum created in the...... more

Zamfara killings: Gov. Yari resigns role as Chief Security Officer

Zamfara killings: Gov. Yari resigns role as Chief Security Officer Ishaq Zaki Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State said he had dropped his responsibility as Chief Security Officer of the state as he had no control over security machinery in the state. Speaking to newsmen in Talata-Mafara on Friday, Yari said that his decision stemmed from the seeming helplessness of the...... more

2019: Don’t zone out senatorial seat from Afikpo bloc, group tells Umahi

2019: Don’t zone out senatorial seat from Afikpo bloc, group tells Umahi A political group, Ebonyi Equity Development Initiative (EQDI) has appealed to Ebonyi state governor, Chief David Umahi to retain the Ebonyi South senatorial seat in old Afikpo local government area of the state. The clarion call, it was gathered, became expedient following the declaration by a popular business mogul, Chief Ifeanyichukwu...... more

6,800 delegates to vote during APC Convention

6,800 delegates to vote during APC Convention About 6800 delegates are expected at the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Secretary of the Convention Committee Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, said yesterday. Ndoma Egba dispelled speculations that the convention would be shifted because of lack of funds, saying the convention would go ahead as planned. The former...... more

US to monitor Ekiti guber poll

US to monitor Ekiti guber poll The United States Government has said the whole world is interested and will monitor the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State and ensure that rules are not circumvented in the poll. The Consul General in Nigeria, Mr. John Bray, dropped the hint during a meeting with the Ekiti State Council of Traditional...... more

Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage receives high rate of endorsement

Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage receives high rate of endorsement Enthusiasm is running high that the Nigerian media is committed to the professional and ethical coverage of the 2019 elections. This is as a result of the growing number of media outfits endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (Revised edition 2018), which underlines a common chord in the industry...... more

I am the best for Ughelli and Udu Federal Constituency seat — Omafuaire

I am the best for Ughelli and Udu Federal Constituency seat — Omafuaire Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire, the leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for Ughelli and Udu Federal Constituency, has said he is the best candidate to represent his people. Omafuaire insisted that having covered the area for over a decade as a professional Journalist, he understand the needs of the people. He also...... more

 

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