Ugenya IEBC Official Charged For Failing To Seal Ballot Boxes

August 13, 2017, 4:37 am 0

An IEBC presiding officer was released on a Sh1 million cash bail or Sh2 million bond or similar surety for committing an electoral offence. Mark Otieno, North Ugenya PO, is accused of failing to seal ballot boxes and transporting the un....

NASA Technical Team Waits For Political Leaders’ Direction

August 11, 2017, 11:47 pm 0

yesterday said they have massive evidence of electoral malpractices but their political leaders will dictate the way forward. “From what the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has said during the tallying period at Bomas, I am sure they wi....

Declare Raila Winner Now, NASA Tells IEBC, Places Tally At 8.04 Million

August 10, 2017, 7:08 pm 0

NASA has demanded that IEBC declare Raila Odinga winner of the just-concluded presidential election. The Opposition chief defeated President Uhuru Kenyatta, chief agent Musalia Mudavadi told a press conference on Thursday.  ....

IEBC Opts For Manual Check of Forms 34A

August 9, 2017, 9:33 pm 0

NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga's claim the electoral system was hacked sent the IEBC into 'manual' mode yesterday as chairman Wafula Chebukati asked to check crucial forms 34A. Raila also released results of his own parallel ta....

Kidero rejects Sonko lead in election, wants fresh count

August 9, 2017, 4:51 am 0

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has rejected election results saying they are a fraud.   ....

11 Ways To Entertain Young kids That You'll Love Too - Without Leaving The House Or Spending A Penny

August 9, 2017, 4:02 am 0

You don't want to resort to plonking them in front of a DVD, but you're caught unprepared and need inspiration. Don't worry: we've kindly scoured the internet, and help is at hand because there are LOTS of things you can ....

Tallies Show Victory For Waiguru, Passaris And Journalist Mohammed Ali

August 8, 2017, 10:22 pm 0

Anne Waiguru, journalist Mohammed Ali and businesswoman Esther Passaris are likely to win the seats they vied for in the national election. Waiguru, who once served as Devolution Cabinet Secretary, had 108,736 votes, by 6.50am on Wednesd....

Raila Rejects Provisional Results, Terms Them fraudulent, Fake

August 8, 2017, 5:10 pm 0

The National Super Alliance has rejected the results of Tuesday general election saying they don't represent the will of Kenyans. NASA leader Raila Odinga said they are concerned that the results are not in line with the law. ....

Raila Calls For Peaceful Polls As He Hangs Out With Grandkids.

August 6, 2017, 10:49 pm 0

NASA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga spent some time out on Sunday with his grand children after campaigns officially ended on Saturday. Raila who was seen at the Hub shopping mall in Karen said he was grateful for the way Kenyans ....

NASA Rally Turns Chaotic As Omar, Joho Supporters Clash

August 4, 2017, 9:12 am 0

Chaos erupted at a NASA rally in Mombasa on Friday as supporters of Governor Hassan Joho and Senator Hassan Omar clashed. ODM and Wiper supporters engaged in a shouting match as each group demanded to be addressed by the respective leade....

CID Begin Investigation into Death of IEBC ICT Manager Msando, Warn Against Speculation

July 31, 2017, 8:45 pm 0

Officials of the poll agency and election observers will receive State security, the Government has said. The Interior principal secretary, Dr Karanja Kibicho, asked employees and officials of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Com....

IEBC's ICT Manager Chris Msando Goes Missing, Probe On

July 30, 2017, 9:56 pm 0

IEBC's ICT deputy director has gone missing days before mock election results transmission. Chris Msando, who is also acting ICT director, lives in Nyayo estate. He was last seen on Friday night, chairman Wafula Chebukati s....

Presidential Ballot Printing Complete, Papers Arrive Next Week

July 27, 2017, 10:58 pm 0

Dubai-based Al Ghurair Publishing Firm on Thursday night completed the printing of the presidential ballot papers. The ballot papers will be delivered into the country on Monday and Tuesday next week in two chartered planes. Th....

IEBC To Announce President Within Hours After Polls Close

July 27, 2017, 12:24 am 0

In 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta was declared Kenya's President five days after polls closed at 5pm on March 4. In 2007, it took four days to declare Mwai Kibaki President on December 30. In the August 8 General Election, however, Kenya's....

IEBC To Dialogue With NASA Over Plan To Adopt Polling Stations

July 26, 2017, 2:32 am 0

The electoral commission will seek dialogue with leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) on its 'adopt a polling station' plan. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Paul Kurgat said they under....

Jubilee Has Best Plans To Solve Jobs Problem – Survey

July 24, 2017, 5:14 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) leads in outlining tangible programmes for creation of employment for youths in his manifesto. Uhuru tops in a survey by Youth Agenda on specific actions each candidate intends to undertake to solve th....

Breaking: The Buhari We Met, By Okorocha

July 24, 2017, 4:06 am 0

Governor Rochas Okorocha said President Muhammadu Buhari was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour when he and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress met him in London today. Okorocha gave this report in a....

IPOA Calls For Witnesses After Claims Cop Shot Woman At KICC

July 24, 2017, 2:50 am 0

IPOA has called for witnesses following public outrage over the alleged police shooting of an 'innocent' woman in Nairobi. Via Twitter on Sunday, the authority said it needs to identify the officer and his station. It noted witne....

Ten Unresolved Issues As Election Day Draws Near

July 23, 2017, 10:19 pm 0

There are at least 10 contested issues at the heart of the August polls that remain unresolved as key stakeholders appear to be setting the stage for a round of confrontation two weeks to the elections. The Jubilee Party, the National Su....

Four German Women Who Joined ISIS Detained in Iraq

July 22, 2017, 6:16 am 0

Four German women, including a 16-year-old girl, who joined Islamic State in recent years are being held in an Iraqi prison and receiving consular assistance, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday. It said diplomats had visited the f....

Britain's May To Stay As PM Until At Least 2020, Close Ally Predicts

July 22, 2017, 6:03 am 0

British transport minister Chris Grayling, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's closest cabinet colleagues, has predicted she will remain in the job until at least 2020 and could even fight another national election. Following reports....

Samburu Nurses: Threatening To Withdraw Support For Uhuru

July 22, 2017, 5:50 am 0

Samburu County nurses have threatened not to support the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta if their CBA is not considered and their demands looked into. They urged the President to stop his campaigns and concentrate on ending the s....

Matiang'i Quashes NASA Plan To Adopt Polling Stations

July 22, 2017, 3:02 am 0

NASA's plans to adopt polling stations are in jeopardy as acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has issued firm directives on officials allowed at voting centres. Besides official agents, the Opposition intends to have monitors at ea....

Victory For IEBC As Courts Rules Al Ghurair To Print Ballot Papers

July 20, 2017, 7:34 am 0

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Al Ghurair can go ahead with the printing of presidential ballot papers. A five-judge bench on Thursday reversed a decision that terminated the awarding of the contract to the Dubai-based firm. ....

Raila Issues List Of 42 Police 'Deployed As Agents To Rig Elections

July 20, 2017, 6:41 am 0

Raila Odinga has released names of 42 police officers he claims have been stationed as agents to cause chaos during elections. The Opposition leadersaid the officers have been picked from units including GSU, Kenya Airport Police Unit, t....

NASA Colluding With Cartel Media': Why Uhuru Refused To Debate Raila

July 19, 2017, 8:13 am 0

State House has outlined reasons why President Uhuru Kenyatta refused to debate Opposition leader Raila Odinga. The two had boycotted the debate, Uhuru saying he was not consulted and the NASA flag bearer opposing its format. R....

Two Other Cases Faced By IEBC That Might Bungle Elections

July 18, 2017, 11:41 pm 0

Two more cases that target the system for electronic identification of voters and another on the backup system have been filed against the electoral commission. The first case, filed by activists Maina Kiai, Tirop Kitur, and Kh....

Ballot Papers For Governor, Senator Woman Rep To Land At 7pm - IEBC

July 18, 2017, 8:39 am 0

The IEBC has said ballot papers for governor, senator and woman representative posts will land at 7pm. The commission announced this via Twitter on Tuesday. Dubai-based Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing Company was tasked with....

Focus On Presidency, Not Trivial Seats, Raila Says in Homa Bay

July 17, 2017, 9:15 am 0

Raila Odinga did not touch on the six-piece voting pattern during his tour of Homa Bay on Monday and asked the people to focus on the presidency. This was the Opposition chief's first visit to the county since the "shambolic ODM nomi....

Aspirants Fuelling Chaos To Be Barred From Polls

July 16, 2017, 11:24 pm 0

The electoral commission has decried a worrying wave of electoral violence marring ongoing campaigns and has threatened to disqualify perpetrators from the August 8 polls. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, which has co....

Wiper Leaders Ask IEBC To Disqualify Governor Mutua

July 16, 2017, 8:41 am 0

have called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to bar Governor Alfred Mutua from contesting in the August elections for what they termed as engaging in voter bribery. Led by Mavoko MP Patrick Makau, Machakos Co....

IEBC: Elections Will Not Be Held On August 8 If We Obey Court Orders

July 15, 2017, 4:58 am 0

Kenyans will not have ballot papers to cast for the Presidential election on August 8 if the orders of the High Court are implemented, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has told the Court. During the hearing yesterday, Cour....

Emotive Appeal: The Wild Card Of Presidential Race

July 14, 2017, 12:16 am 0

IN 2013, Cord lost the election on the basis of weak framing of the key “emotive issue” for that election. They misunderstood the International Criminal Court case and its power in that election. There was a strong belief (or some blind faith ....

KPMG Report Exposes Major Security Gaps in Register

July 12, 2017, 11:00 pm 0

At least 10 security loopholes that could be exploited to manipulate the August 8 General Election have been exposed in an audit report of the country’s voter register. The voter roll lacks mandatory security features and could therefo....

Etisalat Pulls Out of Nigeria

July 10, 2017, 9:42 pm 0

Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and has given Etisalat Nigeria three weeks to phase out the brand in the country. The decision of the Abu Dhabi owned telecommunications networks resulted after its $....

Postmortem Shows Nkaissery Died Of A Rare Heart Attack, Medics Rule Out Foul Play

July 10, 2017, 11:08 am 0

The late Interior CS Joseph Ole Nkaisserry suffered a heart attack, preliminary investigations have revealed. A postmortem conducted on Monday to determine the cause of Nkaisserry's death indicated that he suffered a condition known ....

Family Blocks NASA Politicians From Nkaissery Compound

July 10, 2017, 12:10 am 0

Kajiado NASA leaders were ejected from a meeting at the rural home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, who died on Saturday. Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye, Kajiado Central Member of Parliament Memusi Kanchori, and f....

IEBC To Meet Presidential Hopefuls For Crisis Talks

July 9, 2017, 11:04 pm 0

The IEBC is today expected to hold a crisis meeting with all president hopefuls over the procurement of presidential ballot papers. With only 29 days left to the election, the IEBC is making efforts to ensure it prepares adequately for t....

Kenya: Boycott of Presidential Debates Not Good For Democracy, Accountability

July 9, 2017, 6:05 am 0

The decision by presidential candidates Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga to pull out of the presidential debates puts a damper on the highly anticipated media and public event. Without the two ....

Lagos Flood: EKEDC Apologizes For Blackout

July 9, 2017, 3:15 am 0

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company(EKEDC), has apolog....

Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery is dead

July 8, 2017, 12:07 am 0

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery is dead. Nkaissery, 67, died a few hours on Saturday morning after being admitted at the Karen Hospital. Head of public service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the sudden death in a statement....

Court Ruling on Ballot Papers To Determine if Country Will Hold August 8 Polls

July 6, 2017, 7:33 pm 0

A High Court decision yesterday on the tender for printing ballot papers will determine  whether preparations for the elections due in 31 days will stay on course or be thrown off track. Should the petition by the Opposition succeed, an....

ICC to Rule On South Africa's Failure To Arrest Sudan's Bashir

July 6, 2017, 12:30 am 0

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will rule on Thursday on whether South Africa violated ICC rules by failing to arrest Sudan's president during a 2015 visit to Johannesburg, in a case that will test international support for th....

What Uhuru, Raila Will Tackle At The Presidential Debate

July 5, 2017, 11:40 pm 0

The President has been accused of presiding over a corrupt administration that saw him edge out six of his Cabinet secretaries, a number of Principal secretaries and parastatal heads. Though Uhuru recently scored a first in the completion of the m....

Kenya Coast, Eastern, Central get new police commanders ahead of August polls

July 5, 2017, 5:36 am 0

A number of police commanders have been moved in changes that have caused concerns in the service as it comes days to the General election.   Some of the affected officers say the changes send a wrong signal to many given they had ....

Maraga Worried About Ballots Printing Before Al Ghurair Ruling

July 5, 2017, 12:50 am 0

The Judiciary has expressed concern over IEBC's decision to continue the printing of ballot papers while the matter is in court. Justice David Maraga registered his disquiet on Tuesday saying the move might hamper the August 8 genera....

Seven People To Watch Ahead of August Election

July 4, 2017, 4:10 am 0

As campaigns enter the home stretch, the focus is shifting to the officials and institutions charged with ensuring peace before during and after the August 8 General Election. This comes at a time of shrill, disturbing rhetoric, anger ov....

Kalonzo Assured of support in 2022 race - Raila

July 4, 2017, 1:08 am 0

National Super Alliance flag-bearer Raila Odinga is hopeful he will win the August election and that his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka will be the coalition's 2022 candidate. With the declaration, and with the implication that the outcome o....

Villagers Discover Five Bodies of Missing People in Shallow Graves in Mandera

July 4, 2017, 12:28 am 0

A group of herders in Bambo, Mandera County discovered five bodies who included a woman buried in a shallow grave. The five had been missing for days before the bodies were discovered on Monday afternoon. The herders said they ....

Raila Raids President Uhuru, DP Ruto Turfs

July 2, 2017, 8:30 pm 0

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga is expected to take his campaigns to perceived Jubilee strongholds this week as campaigns intensify.  Raila will campaign in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Kiambu backyard, the county with the seco....

Uhuru, Raila Scramble For Youth Vote Ahead of August 8

June 29, 2017, 11:57 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA presidential Raila Odinga's battle for youth and women's votes is set to intensify towards the August 8 election, as each comes up with programmes to entice the two groups. On Tuesday, the Indepe....

Top Jubilee, NASA Lawyers to Battle in Ballot Case on Friday

June 28, 2017, 12:29 am 0

Top lawyers will on Friday battle it out in court over the urgent suit filed by the opposition, which seeks to have the Sh2.5 billion ballot papers printing tender cancelled. Documents filed in court shows Al Ghurair, the Dubai-based fir....

NASA Manifesto: No More procurement Fraud And Wasteful Spending

June 27, 2017, 6:13 am 0

The NASA coalition has promised to end procurement fraud and wasteful spending if it forms the next government. The five NASA principals are flag bearer Raila Odinga (ODM), DP candidate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Bu....

Uhuru still ahead of Raila in poll

June 26, 2017, 10:18 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto during the Jubilee Manifesto launch at Kasarani yesterday  IF the election were held today, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta would still defeat NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a S....

Jubilee Funding Independent Candidates in Nyanza, Says Oburu Oginga

June 26, 2017, 10:09 am 0

A section of independent candidates from South Nyanza have hit back at Oburu Oginga over remarks that they are being funded by Jubilee. The aspirants read Dr Oburu the riot act, telling him he was too senior to engage in propaganda polit....

How Kenya could move away from the politics of ethnicity

June 25, 2017, 9:12 pm 0

In 1992 Kenya held its first multi-party election in 26 years. Since this re-introduction of multipartism, the “....

We Have Nothing to Celebrate About Jubilee - Governor Ruto

June 24, 2017, 3:35 am 0

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has mounted a campaign to counter the recent visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee brigade to the county. The Chama Cha Mashinani party leader, while addressing a rally at Chemaner, said residents ha....

Win For NASA as Appeals Courts Rules For Constituency Presidential Results

June 23, 2017, 10:48 am 0

Presidential results will be announced at constituency level, the Court of Appeal has ruled, saying the IEBC "must be above suspicion to command respect from Kenyans". Judge William Ouko noted on Friday that it is inconceivable for resul....

IEBC Slaps Lusaka With Steep Fine Over Poll Violence

June 22, 2017, 9:38 pm 0

Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka was Thursday ordered to pay a fine Sh1 million for breaching the electoral code of conduct. The Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) also directed his opponent Wafula Wangamati to pay a similar amoun....

NASA's Tallying Centre To Get Results 8 Hrs After Voting

June 19, 2017, 11:44 pm 0

NASA's tallying system is to provide presidential vote results within eight hours after polling stations close. The IEBC has seven days to announce the winner and NASA could leave it in the dust on August 8. Polls close at 6pm. ....

Kenya To Pay Sh20 For Each Ballot Paper

June 19, 2017, 4:07 pm 0

Kenya is paying more than twice the price paid by neighbours for a ballot paper, and many times the cost of printing currency notes. At slightly over Sh20 per piece, on average, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ....

CBN Predicts Improvement in Economy

June 16, 2017, 1:07 am 0

Nigeria’s troubled economy will record tremendous improvement by the third quarter of the year, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has predicted. The Director of Banking Supervision of CBN, Mr Ahmed Abdullahi,  told newsmen that the p....

NASA Presses Prosecution of Uhuru's Men

June 15, 2017, 10:51 pm 0

NASA has given a seven-day ultimatum to Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to prosecute seven CSs for allegedly using state resources in championing Jubilee’s reelection. The Opposition top brass wants the IEBC to penalise ....

IEBC Invites NASA For Urgent Crisis Talks Over Tender

June 15, 2017, 2:28 am 0

The IEBC has invited NASA for an urgent meeting this morning to discuss the Sh2.5 billion ballot papers printing tender, as the opposition last night was considering court action to block the contract. Sources close to the opposition chi....

Western NASA Campaigns Boss Said Raila is Not Party to Fresh ICC Bid

June 13, 2017, 9:58 am 0

The Opposition did not reignite the ICC debate, NASA's presidential campaign coordinator for Western has said. Khalid Njiarini said Kenyans know Raila Odinga, who is the coalition's flag bearer, is not the one who took President ....

State and NASA draw the line on Presidential vote case

June 6, 2017, 11:17 pm 0

Government and Opposition lawyers made strong arguments to support their differing positions in a dispute over the declaration of presidential election results. They presented their arguments as a hearing began of the case on whether the....

Procurement Director Lawy Aura Relieved of His Duties Due to Delayed Sourcing of Ballot Papers - IEBC

June 6, 2017, 1:44 am 0

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said Lawy was relieved of his duties due to delayed sourcing of ballot papers. Mr. Aura is the second director to leave the electoral body as the struggle between Commission and ....

Uhuru, Ruto Ready For Campaign Again

June 6, 2017, 12:15 am 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are expected in western Kenya just two days after the National Super Alliance (NASA) launched Raila Odinga's presidential campaign in Kakamega town. Mr Ruto is expected in Kakamega....

2nd Anniversary: PDP Commends Ambode

May 28, 2017, 11:35 pm 0

The Moshood Salvador faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos on Sunday commended the Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration for his achievements in infrastructure development in the last two years. The Publicity Secre....

President Uhuru Blasts Governor Aspirant Chirau Mwakwere, Telling Him to Respect Himself.

May 25, 2017, 11:33 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed to residents of Kilifi and Kwale to re-elect Jubilee, citing improved electricity connections, land resettlement, refurbished roads and protection of mining resources. President Kenyatta cited the tarmac....

All Progressives Congress (APC) Dislodges PDP in Enugu State

May 24, 2017, 11:40 pm 0

The All Progressives Congress has taken over the office of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State. The Punch reported  that a building on Chime Lane, a street in the GRA part of the Enugu metropolis, which had served as the sec....

Raila’s Journey to State House Begins

May 23, 2017, 11:27 pm 0

National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga yesterday began his journey towards his fourth bid for the presidency by fulfilling a statutory requirement on voters backing his cause. Raila’s team presented to the I....

Condolences Pour for Nollywood Actress Moji Olaiya

May 18, 2017, 10:15 pm 0

Nollywood actors and stakeholders have expressed shock over the sudden death of popular actress Moji Olaiya. The 42-year-old actor died on Thursday. Olaiya who delivered a baby in Canada in March is reported to have died in that country.....

Kenyans Online Rescue Girl with Rare Skin Disease

May 17, 2017, 10:51 pm 0

Three days ago, Solomon Kimani posted an image on Facebook that shocked the online community into action. It was a photo of an emaciated little girl, whose whole body was riddled with wounds. The photo attracted many comments. ....

Ajimobi Gives N200K to Two Babies

May 15, 2017, 11:16 pm 0

Governor Abiola Ajimobi gave cash gifts of N100,000 each to two babies born during the launching on Monday of the “Free Medical Mission” programme. The  babies were born  fifteen minutes apart. The first baby, a female, w....

President Uhuru Kenyatta Hopes For More Deals From China Partners

May 14, 2017, 10:52 pm 0

Kenya hopes to reap big from the ongoing conference on international cooperation in Beijing, China. President Uhuru Kenyatta has earned himself a slot at the highest decision-making table at the Belt and Road Forum because of Kenya’s r....

Experts: Nigeria Will Lose Billions if TB Joshua Relocates

May 14, 2017, 10:59 am 0

Some stakeholders in the tourism sector on Sunday advised the Federal and Lagos State Governments to dissuade Pastor Temitope Joshua, popularly known as, TB Joshua, from relocating the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) to Israel from Nigeria....

Inside NASA Secret Plot For Crucial Coastal Vote

May 13, 2017, 1:21 am 0

The National Super Alliance (NASA) is eyeing an ambitious 85 per cent voter turn-out at the Coast as it bids to lock out Jubilee from the region it considers a key stronghold. In a strategy document dubbed Pwani ni NASA which Choice 2017....

Lagos Council Polls: PDP replies Tinubu

May 12, 2017, 11:44 pm 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the belief of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu, that it will win nothing in the forthcoming council polls in Lagos is unfortunate. Mr Taofik Gani, Publicity Secretar....

IEBC’s New Plan To Block Dead Voters And Fraud

May 11, 2017, 1:04 am 0

The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will dispatch a special electronic kit to each of the 41,000 polling stations to automatically flag the slightest irregularity during the polls. IEBC will start demonstrating to th....

IEBC’s New Plan To Block Dead Voters And Fraud

May 11, 2017, 12:50 am 0

The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) will dispatch a special electronic kit to each of the 41,000 polling stations to automatically flag the slightest irregularity during the polls. IEBC will start demonstrating to th....

INEC Boss Yakubu Pledges Better Polls Than 2015

May 10, 2017, 11:37 pm 0

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission is committed to making future elections in the country better than the 2015 exercise. Yakubu made the pledge when he received the new....

Council Wants Sensitisation on Collection of PVCs

May 10, 2017, 12:29 am 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to assist in deepening robust sensitisation for registration of Permanent Vot....

Raila Odinga: We Have The Numbers to Beat Jubilee

May 6, 2017, 1:03 am 0

The National Super Alliance (NASA) is confident of marching to victory in the August 8 General Election, presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said. Raila said the alliance has the numbers to beat President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee....

Buhari Orders Take-Off of Maritime Varsity

May 5, 2017, 9:20 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the contentious Maritime University in Okerenkoko, Delta state, should take-off in October. The establishment of the university is one of the demands of Niger Delta militants to embrace peace.....

ODM Officially Endorses Raila As its Flag Bearer

May 5, 2017, 8:34 am 0

ODM National Delegates Convention at Kasarani Stadium unanimously sanctioned Raila Odinga’s candidature. NASA principals, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi were present during the occasion. The Depu....

INEC Registers 57,737 Voters in 3 Days

May 5, 2017, 1:04 am 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that no fewer than 57,737 people were registered in first three days of the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) which commenced on Thursday April 27. The commi....

Osun Doctors Protest Against Unpaid Salaries

May 4, 2017, 10:48 pm 0

Medical doctors in Osun State on Thursday staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo over unpaid salaries and poor healthcare facilities in state-owned health institutions. The doctors, members of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Osun Chapte....

Why Kalonzo Musyoka is Bitter With William Ruto

May 3, 2017, 11:26 pm 0

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has claimed Deputy President William Ruto is behind his woes after a state agency suspended the operations of his foundation. Mr Kalonzo Wednesday accused the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Coordination ....

Peter Munya Accuses Jubilee of Neglecting Meru Residents

May 3, 2017, 1:50 am 0

Munya, who spoke at Kianjai Methodist Church in Tigania West Tuesday, said the Uhuru Kenyatta administration has not initiated major development projects in the county, as it has done in other regions. "We have been begging the governmen....

U.S. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen To Retire After 29 Years

May 1, 2017, 1:30 am 0

Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring from Congress, Fox News learned Sunday. Ros-Lehtinen has been a House member since 1989 and will not seek re-election next year. She is a former chairwoman of the House Committee on....

Laikipia MP Wins Jubilee Nominations Amidst Outcry

April 29, 2017, 5:50 am 0

Laikipia MP Jane Apollos was declared the Jubilee Party flag bearer despite opposition from her opponents. Apollos got 17,675 votes against her rival and Nominated MCA Catherine Waruguru who garnered 4,473 votes.  But her oppo....

President Buhari Seeks Senate Approval for 7 Billion Dollar External Loan to Kickstart Developmental Project

April 27, 2017, 6:29 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday requested the Senate to urgently consider and approve Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Rolling Plan of  $6.93 billion. The rolling plan, according to him, is to enable the....

Drama As Governor And Rival Declared Winners

April 26, 2017, 8:48 am 0

There was drama in Migori County when Governor Okoth Obado and his rival Ochillo Ayacko were both declared winners of the ODM nominations in the governor’s race. Mr Obado had been declared the winner by returning officer Samson Olala b....

Incumbent Governor Rasanga Wins Siaya ODM Nominations

April 26, 2017, 3:12 am 0

Jubilation in Siaya County as incumbent Governor Cornel Rasanga declared winner in ODM primaries. He garnered 143,446 votes in the nominations after a titanic battle in the county which raptured celebrations among his supporters. Rarieda....

Coast ODM line Up Takes Shape in Spite of Mombasa, Taita Taveta Troubles

April 24, 2017, 11:43 pm 0

The line-up of candidates who will battle for various elective seats at the Coast in the August elections is shaping up. This is despite the fact that ODM is yet to announce the results for two counties. Two days after the end ....

Protests As Police kill Deaf Boy in Eastlands

April 23, 2017, 10:41 pm 0

Residents of Dandora estate held a protest over the weekend after a boy was shot dead in a robbery incident. Locals claimed the slain boy was 16 years old and deaf. They blocked roads and hurled stones as the officers tried to pick up th....

47m Decide in France’s High Stakes Election

April 23, 2017, 3:55 am 0

Voters in France on Sunday began  casting their ballots in the first election in the country’s modern history to take place under a state of emergency. Security has been tightened across the country with many polling stations guarded ....

France Election: Le Pen Wants Islamist Mosques Closed

April 22, 2017, 1:20 am 0

The far-right candidate in Sunday’s presidential election in France, Marine Le Pen, has demanded the closure of all Islamist mosques following a deadly attack on a police bus in the heart of Paris Thursday night. A French policeman was....

Chaos As key Jubilee Aspirants Boycott Party Nominations Citing Massive Irregularities

April 22, 2017, 12:06 am 0

Boycott by key aspirants and poor preparations marred the start of Jubilee Party primaries in its Mt Kenya stronghold on Friday. Claims of rigging emerged in Nyeri, with a bundle of pre-marked ballot papers intercepted in Mukurwe-ini. A ....

Bid To Block Meru Governor Peter Munya Flops

April 21, 2017, 7:10 am 0

The High Court Thursday threw out a petition seeking to bar Governor Peter Munya from defending his seat. Judge Alfred Mabeya sitting in Meru said petitioner Isaiah Kithinji had failed to convince the court that there were grounds to sto....

Parliamentary Aspirant in Kericho Goes Missing

April 20, 2017, 10:48 pm 0

An aspirant has gone missing barely 24 hours to the much anticipated Jubilee Party primaries. Soin/Sigowet parliamentary aspirant Ken Kuley is said to have been kidnapped by unknown person(s) at 1am on Wednesday night on his way home after winding....

Say Goodbye To Google: 14 Alternative Search Engines

April 20, 2017, 4:05 am 0

If you’re a regular Google user (65% of you globally) then you’ll have noticed some changes, both good and bad. ....

INEC Begins Voter Registration Next Week

April 19, 2017, 11:28 pm 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence a continuous voter registration on April 27 across the 774 local councils  of the federation. The commission disclosed this in a statement signed by Mrs Amina Za....

Jubilee Party Prepares For Mombasa Primaries

April 18, 2017, 11:35 pm 0

Over 260 aspirants will battle for Jubilee tickets for various elective seats in Mombasa County in the party's primaries on Friday, Jubilee's top officials have announced.  The party denied claims that there were preferred candi....

Umahi Reconciles With Estranged Political Ally

April 17, 2017, 3:13 am 0

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Sunday evening reconciled with his estranged major political ally in the state, Chief Julius Amah-Orji, popularly known as ‘Ochiliozuo’ (He who caters for the people en masse). The News Agency of Nigeria....

Governor Mruttu Blames IEBC On Low Voter Registration Turnout

April 16, 2017, 9:25 am 0

 Taita Taveta Governor John Mruttu has accused the electoral body IEBC of misleading the public on voter registration as the exercise nears its end. Speaking in an interview on Radio Maisha on Tuesday he said many Kenyans were expectin....

ODM Nullifies Busia Governor Nomination Results Over Irregularities

April 14, 2017, 4:23 am 0

Busia, Kenya: ODM National Elections Board has nullified Busia governor nomination results after Paul Otuoma disputed outcome over glaring irregularities. The board has said that they will conduct fresh exercise for the governor seat on April 25.....

President Kenyatta: Judge Us By Our Scorecard

April 13, 2017, 11:15 pm 0

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, have unveiled a 12-point record of achievements they hope will persuade voters to re-elect them. The two Monday sought to re-ignite the sparkle of the glitzy digital campaign that sw....

What The public Hears About NASA Is Not True, Says Senator Hassan Omar

April 12, 2017, 10:55 am 0

Public displays of diverse opinions will not break up the National Super Alliance (NASA), Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) Secretary General Hassan Omar, said Wednesday. He said he has been in constant communication with NASA principals R....

Chief Justice Maraga Tells President Uhuru Kenyatta He Is Not His Project

April 11, 2017, 2:47 pm 0

NAIROBI: Chief Justice David Maraga has told President Uhuru Kenyatta that he is not a Jubilee government project. Mr Maraga addressed Uhuru through the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and also sent a personal statement saying the rec....

I’m Not A gangster, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo Tells His Critics

April 8, 2017, 9:00 am 0

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has denied accusations of frustrating his political opponents by unleashing terror gangs on them, insisting that he is in a clean campaign in his re-election bid. Kabogo has been embroiled in a political ba....

IEBC Finally Closes Window For Party Hopping

April 7, 2017, 11:27 pm 0

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati said political parties had been asked to submit the list of their aspirants by April 5. Under Section 31 (2B) of the Elections Act, 2011 on political party ....

Maendeleo Chap Chap Fields Candidate For Kitui Senatorial Seat

April 7, 2017, 12:11 am 0

Governor Alfred Mutua's Maendeleo Chap Chap party has fielded a candidate for the Kitui senatorial seat. The party's secretary general, Stephen Mutua Kilonzo, becomes the fourth aspirant to announce his candidature for the seat.....

Union kicks Against N54b Release For Pension

April 6, 2017, 11:17 pm 0

  The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has said that the N54 billion released to cleared pension liabilities to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) was not enough to cleared pension arrears. Dr Abel Afolayan, NUP President....

INEC Presents 2017-2021 Strategic Plan To NASS

April 6, 2017, 11:07 pm 0

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, on Thursday, presented the commission’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki. At the ceremony at the National Assembly Com....

Sheriff Walks Out On Jonathan, PDP Govs

April 6, 2017, 10:53 pm 0

Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday walked out of the party’s stakeholders meeting organised by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Sheriff who got to the venue of the meeting a few min....

Dasuki Re-Arraigned, As Govt. Insists On Secret Trial

April 6, 2017, 10:25 pm 0

The Federal Government on Thursday notified the Federal High Court Abuja of an application pending before it seeking protection for witnesses billed to testify in the trial of former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki. ....

Six Candidates Seek To Unseat Taita Taveta Governor Mruttu

April 6, 2017, 2:39 am 0

Six aspirants have declared interest in the Taita Taveta gubernatorial race as they seek to unseat Governor John Mruttu. The region has been experiencing a hive of political activity and road shows even as ODM candidates make a final rus....

How NASA Technical Team Settled On Kalonzo As Raila’s Running Mate In August Elections

April 5, 2017, 11:26 pm 0

Reports suggest Raila Odinga is emerging as the favourite presidential candidate for the Opposition alliance, with Kalonzo Musyoka as his running mate. Multiple sources told The Standard yesterday that the National Super Alliance (NASA) ....

Kenyans Lend Government Sh150million In a Record 13 Days

April 5, 2017, 7:14 am 0

Kenya has fully sold its debut mobile phone-based bond worth 150 million shillings ($1.45 million), with investor demand forcing the issue to be closed ahead of time, the Treasury said on Wednesday. The East African nation started sellin....

Thirty-Five Senior DCI Officers Moved

April 5, 2017, 12:29 am 0

Thirty-five senior detectives have been moved in changes aimed at enhancing operations in their areas of jurisdiction. Among those affected are three County Criminal Investigations Officers and 32 Divisional Criminal Investigation Office....

Akeredolu appoints council caretakers

April 2, 2017, 10:39 pm 0

Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Sunday appointed  caretaker chairmen for the 18 local councils, according to  Mr Olusegun Ajiboye, his Chief Press Secretary. Sixteen of the appointees are men and two women. A High C....

Meningitis kills 328 in Nigeria

April 2, 2017, 6:34 am 0

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that no fewer than 328 persons have died in the latest outbreak of meningitis in different parts of Nigeria. The Centre also confirmed that 2,524 suspected cases have been reco....

Nigerian Senate: Ali Ndume Suspended For 6 Months For Asking That Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye Are Investigated

March 29, 2017, 11:08 pm 0

Barely two months after he was removed as the leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume was on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 suspended by the Senate for 6 months. The suspension of the senator was based on the ....

Senate Halts Confirmation Of Buhari’s Resident Electoral Commissioners Nominees

March 29, 2017, 3:05 am 0

The Nigerian Senate has called for the suspension of the confirmation of the 27 Nigerians as resident electoral commissioners, REC, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. ....

Sheriff, Makarfi back at war again

March 26, 2017, 11:25 pm 0

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff,  and the National Caretaker Committee of the party, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi are engaged in a war of words again, just few days after they reached an understandin....

PFN: We want Buhari to succeed

March 19, 2017, 11:18 pm 0

The Vice-President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, South-South, Bishop Simeon Okah, has said some harsh criticisms of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government by the body were not borne out of hatred but to spur the governme....

Sheriff to Adeyeye: You are not PDP’s spokesman

March 19, 2017, 10:54 pm 0

Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has  advised  Mr Dayo Adeyeye, the Publicity Secretary of the party’s illegal National Caretaker Committee,  to stop parading himself as spokesman of the  PD....

AIG of police killed in Uganda

March 17, 2017, 11:36 pm 0

Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew, Mr. Felix Kaweesi, has been killed by gunmen riding on motorcycles. The killing on Friday has forced the country’s President Yoweri Museveni to give an order for the immediate in....

Woman finds boy who left $5, heartbreaking apology note

March 12, 2017, 6:27 am 0

  A Washington woman who started searching for a boy named Jake after he left her a heartbreaking note with a $5 bill stuffed in its fo....

PDP caucus rejects Dickson’s report

March 10, 2017, 12:40 am 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP caucus in the House of Representatives  has  rejected the report by the party’s National Reconciliation Committee chaired by Bayelsa  Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson. The leader of the caucus, Rep. Le....

Buhari, Obasanjo, Gowon, Jakande, Tinubu, Ambode, others mourn Adebayo

March 9, 2017, 7:39 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the late former Governor of the defunct Western Region, Maj. Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, as a true patriot. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on ....

Gbajabiamila lights up Surulere

March 6, 2017, 10:53 am 0

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday night inaugurated solar-powered streetlights in Rabiatu Thompson and Olufemi communities in his Surulere Constituency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ....

APDP: Sheriff vows to stop registration of new party

March 5, 2017, 6:21 pm 0

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has vowed to stop the registration of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Party. He said that the PDP under his watch would not allow it, insisting that there was no way th....

PDP crisis: Jonathan meets, Sheriff, Makarfi, BoT, others

March 3, 2017, 6:10 am 0

In his determination to find solution to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, formerPresident Goodluck Jonathan said in Abuja on Friday, that he had met with the leaders of the two warring groups. The leaders are the party’....

Ex-president Jonathan to lead PDP peace process

March 1, 2017, 3:15 pm 0

Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan is to lead the peace process to find a lasting solution to the leadership crisis engulfing the Peoples Democratic Party. This is a fallout of the meeting between the former president and governors elected o....

PDP opts for political solution to crisis

March 1, 2017, 1:36 am 0

The troubled former ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to adopt political, rather than legal approach, to seek lasting solution to the party’s leadership crisis. The Governors’ Forum met on Tuesday with former Preside....

Rivers Rerun: 25 INEC officials still hospitalised, says REC

February 27, 2017, 11:06 pm 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Mr. Aniedi Ikoiwak, has said that 25 employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission beaten by suspected political thugs during the supplementary election in Etche, Rivers State, on S....

I Don’t recognise Sheriff as PDP Chairman – Former Deputy Speaker

February 27, 2017, 6:11 am 0

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, has kicked against recognising Alhaji Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Chairman. Ihedioha said in Port Harcourt on Monday that Sheriff b....

Olusegun Mimiko And Family Celebrate God’s Faithfulness At Thanksgiving Service (PHOTOS)

February 26, 2017, 9:55 pm 0

Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor of Ondo State, along with his wife, Olukemi and their children held a special thanksgiving service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG in Ondo Town. The service, held on Sunday, Febr....

We’ll send Aregbesola back to Lagos – APC chieftain

February 26, 2017, 9:53 pm 0

One of the prominent chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, has said that he and other people within the party will resist Governor Rauf Aregbesola ahead of the 2018 governorship election in the sta....

Experts predict further gain as naira hits 445/dollar

February 26, 2017, 9:34 pm 0

Naira rose to 445 against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Sunday, one week after the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced a new policy measure aimed at boosting foreign exchange supply in the market. The local currency, ....

University Of Ibadan Changes Grading System To 4.0 Scale

February 26, 2017, 1:46 am 0

  The University of Ibadan, Ibadan is changing its grading system from the 7.0 Cumulatively Grade Point Average, CGPA scale to 4.0 CGPA scale, effective 2016/2017 academic session. In a memoranda signed by Prof. M.A. Keh....

Akeredolu seeks removal of PDP LG chairmen

February 26, 2017, 12:54 am 0

The newly sworn-in Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has approached the Court of Appeal to upturn a judgment of an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, which barred the state government from dissolving the local government administratio....

Edo gets $1.5m federal fund

February 25, 2017, 10:43 pm 0

The Edo state government received federal government’s $1.5 million “Save a Million lives” intervention fund to the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki the commended the federal government for releasing the money when he hosted the Mini....

INEC disciplines 25 staff over Rivers re-run

February 24, 2017, 2:49 pm 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to discipline 25 personnel indicted in the December 10 Rivers state re-run elections. INEC said that the indicted members of staff of the commission were going to be prose....

Rivers: 25 INEC officials to face trial over N111m bribe

February 23, 2017, 8:45 pm 0

The National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi, said this during a press briefing on the report of the Prof. Okechukwu Ibeano’s panel on the Rivers rerun election, in Abuja, on Thursday. He said th....

Sheriff opens PDP’s Secretariat Friday

February 23, 2017, 12:47 am 0

Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, the National Chairman of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the party’s secretariat in Wadata Plaza will re-open before Friday. Sheriff, who was recently declared as the authentic leader of th....

Court freezes Stella Oduah’s 21 bank accounts

February 22, 2017, 1:16 pm 0

A Lagos Federal High Court has restrained Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company  Ltd., from making any withdrawal from 21 accounts domiciled with some banks. The other companies include: Sea Shipping Agency Ltd, Rotary Engi....

Alex Badeh kept $1m in wardrobe

February 21, 2017, 5:53 pm 0

One million dollars was recovered by an investigating team of EConomic and Financial Crimes Commission  in the wardrobe Of the former  Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh. A witness gave this testimony at the trial of Badeh at the Fede....

Ohaneze strategises for Igbo president

February 21, 2017, 4:00 pm 0

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo said it was strategising to produce a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in the near future. The President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Anambra, Mr Damian Okeke-Ogene, said this in an ....

Buhari’s lawyer gave Justice Ademola N500,000 – SAN

February 21, 2017, 3:22 pm 0

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Joe Agi, who is being prosecuted along with Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court, has told the Department of the State Service, that President Muhammadu Buhari’s lawyer paid N500,000. Agi sa....

Senate set to confirm Onnoghen as CJN

February 21, 2017, 8:37 am 0

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed receiving a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, requesting the confirmation of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Senate President Bukola Saraki, read the letter on resumpti....

PDP crisis: Sheriff meets Jonathan, Makarfi appeals judgment

February 20, 2017, 10:01 pm 0

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the ex-President’s residence in Abuja on Monday.   The meeting, which held behind closed doors, ....

Biafra suspect granted bail on health grounds

February 17, 2017, 10:45 pm 0

  A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Port Harcourt on Friday granted bail on health grounds  to one of the 45 Biafra separatists standing trial for treason and unruly behaviour. Emmanuel Nnamani, a  member of Indigenous People ....

FG To Spend N94 Million On Bullet-Proof Tyres For President Buhari, Others

February 16, 2017, 10:56 pm 0

The federal government plans to spend N94.5 million on bullet-proof tyres for President Muhammadu Buhari and others this year, State House Permanent Secretary Jalal A. Arabi has said. Canteen and kitchen equipment will cost N100.8 millio....

Uhuru and Ruto set to get higher salaries

February 16, 2017, 10:52 pm 0

-President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are set for a decent salary increment even before the August elections -Both are set to get a 10 percent addition to their current salaries ....

I didn’t betray Tinubu, Adefarati, Agagu, Mimiko says in new book

February 13, 2017, 7:33 pm 0

Outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo threatened him and also pleaded with him not to resign from his government as a minister. Mimiko, who was the Minister of Works under the r....

FG to partner all stakeholders in Niger Delta

February 13, 2017, 7:20 pm 0

*Modular refineries coming *Thermal power stations planned *Region to be hub of petrochemical industries Acting President Yemi Osinbajo told a meeting of Niger Delta leaders in....

Whistle-blower policy: FG recovers N42bn loot from bank account with fake name

February 13, 2017, 4:02 am 0

The Federal Government said on Sunday that its whistle-blower policy had started yielding fruits. It said the policy had so far led to the recovery of over $151m (N46bn) and N8bn in looted funds. The Minister of Information and....

Ex-FCT Minister, Son to Forfeit 10 Properties to FG

February 12, 2017, 12:35 am 0

Two high courts in Abuja have ordered that the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, and his son, Shamsudeen, temporarily forfeit 10 properties to the Federal Government. The courts also barred ....

Saraki Says ‘We Will Do Everything We Can To Take Nigeria Out Of Recession’

February 10, 2017, 11:50 am 0

President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 said the National Assembly was committed to finding solutions to the recession ravaging the country....

Frozen account: Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Says Fayose Paid Me N75m as Legal Fees

February 8, 2017, 1:49 am 0

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has vowed to drag the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleging that N75million found in his frozen bank account was proceeds of crim....

Vice President Osinbajo Sends Onnoghen’s Name To Senate For Confirmation As CJN

February 7, 2017, 9:51 pm 0

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has transmitted the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation as the substantive CJN. According to a ....

Shocking N37 Billion Pension and Benefits of 47 Former Governors of 21 States

February 2, 2017, 12:51 am 0

The revelation that taxpayers spend N37 billion in sustaining the pension and other benefits for 47 former governors of 21 states is indeed shocking. The amount, according to reports by this newspaper, is even conservative as it does not factor in....

Ogun Govt. shuts 5 health institutions

January 30, 2017, 8:59 am 0

The Ogun Government on Monday closed down five health facilities in Ifo Local Government Area of the State for non-compliance with validation. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, announced this while monitoring the level of ....

Protests against Melaye, Faleke in Kogi

January 27, 2017, 5:51 pm 0

The crisis rocking the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn on Friday when some members protested against Senator Dino Melaye and Rep. Abiodun Faleke. The peaceful protest which was held at Kabba was....

CAN Calls On Osinbajo To Speak Out on DSS Attack On Apostle Suleman

January 27, 2017, 3:08 pm 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has vowed to defend Apostle Johnson Suleman, the founder and president of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide following a foiled arrest by the country’s secret police....

2 Kenyans, 90 Somalis Deported From the US Under Unclear Circumstances

January 26, 2017, 5:46 am 0

Two Kenyans and 90 Somalis have been deported from the US over unknown reasons. The group arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and was processed by immigration officials. Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirme....

Dogara Seeks Infrastructure Bond for Road Projects

January 24, 2017, 4:49 pm 0

Dogara Seeks Infrastructure Bond for Road Projects  Concerned about the huge debt owed to local road contractors in the country, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has proposed an Infrastruct....

2019: I Stand With Southeast for President, Says Obasanjo 

January 24, 2017, 4:29 pm 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, declared support for a President of the Southeast extraction in 2019. Obasanjo,  who made this declaration when the leadership of the Ogun State chapter of the Christi....

2019: Fayose Begins PDP's Repositioning Agenda, Visits Gbenga Daniel

January 23, 2017, 10:26 am 0

Ekiti State governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose, at the weekend, called for all-inclusive support in the efforts to rebuild the PDP, describing the party as &ldqu....

Nigerian Government Releases N375m To Feed 700,000 Primary School Pupils In 5 States

January 22, 2017, 8:49 pm 0

As President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration proceeds with the implementation of its Social Investment Programmes, the Federal Government has released over N375 million this year to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in five....

Methodist to el-Rufai: Don't Relent in Your Search for Peace in Southern Kaduna

January 20, 2017, 1:57 pm 0

‎   The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria,  Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche, has told the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, not to relent in his quest for peace and security in southern Kaduna.  ....

In Akwa Ibom, Government To Bury 200 Abandoned Corpses

January 20, 2017, 1:39 pm 0

No fewer than two hundred corpses in a public mortuary are to be given mass burial by the Akwa Ibom State government within the first quarter of the year, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, has said. The Hea....

Uba Nana Will Destroy APC in Bauchi State, Says Wakili

January 20, 2017, 12:31 pm 0

Senator Ali Wakili, representing Bauchi South, has berated the leadership of Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) saying the Uba Nana leadership is inept and crisis ridden that is all out to destroy APC in the state....

Begin Anti-Corruption Crusade with Cabinet Members, Yoruba Forum Tells Buhari

January 19, 2017, 3:54 pm 0

  A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Unity Forum ‎(YUF), on Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to beam searchlight of his anti-corruption crusade on some members of his cabinet whose names were being mentioned concerning lus....

'Worshippers at Dawn' Now Targets of Boko Haram, Says DHQ

January 19, 2017, 3:33 pm 0

  'Worshippers at Dawn' Now Targets of Boko Haram, Says DHQ The Nigerian Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday, said Nigerians who go to places of worship at dawn are now the targets of....

Why Buhari Was Shut out of Trump’s Inauguration - Fayose

January 19, 2017, 2:09 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, said the non-extension of invitation to President Muhammadu Buhari to attend United States of America President-Elect, Donald Trump's inauguration was a clear signal that Buhari ....

Stop the Killings in Southern Kaduna, Balarabe Begs

January 19, 2017, 11:27 am 0

  Second Republic governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, on Thursday called for an end to the killings in the Southern part of the Kaduna state.  The elderstatesman, who made the plea while speaking to j....

Fayose Faults Buhari's Claims on Boko Haram

January 17, 2017, 5:04 pm 0

Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Tuesday, faulted the claims by Federal Governemnt that Boko Haram has been technically emasculated arguing that President Muhammadu Buhari is not sincere with Nigerians about the strength of the  insur....

APC Lawmakers Walk-out as Rivers Assembly Elects PDP Nominee as Minority Leader

January 17, 2017, 4:43 pm 0

There was a mild drama on the floor of the Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday as members elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) walked out of the chamber in protest against the election of the member representing ....

In Ekiti, Court Remands Herdsmen in Prison for Destruction of Farmlands

January 16, 2017, 12:21 pm 0

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court, on Monday, ordered that two herdsmen, Momodu Rebo, 19 and Isiaka Idris, 22 be remanded in prison custody over alleged ‎damaging of farm crops. Police prosecutor , Samson Osobu, told the C....

Bauchi APC Reiterates Support for PMB, Re-affirms Wakili's suspension

January 16, 2017, 11:46 am 0

Bauchi state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), at the weekend, reiterated its unalloyed support for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar to enable them execute their laudable policies and programmes just ....

We Are Not Fayose's Errand Boys, Ekiti Speaker Tells  APC

January 16, 2017, 4:52 am 0

Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, at the weekend, told the All Progressives Congress  that the state assembly is an independent arm of government working in harmony with the executive arm of government and not er....

In Bauchi, APC Suspends Another Lawmaker 

January 16, 2017, 2:21 am 0

A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Lere/Bula constituency, Aminu Tukur, has been suspended by APC officials of his Bununu A ward in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area . Tukur's suspension....

"Jubilee Plans To Rig Presidential Elections" - Governor Ruto

January 15, 2017, 11:10 pm 0

  Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has said Jubilee is plotting to use the manual voting system to manipulate the election in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The county boss on Sunday called on Kenyans to be vigilant and demand....

Gambia’s President-Elect Adama Barrow Leaves the Country

January 14, 2017, 10:16 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and other West African leaders, may have tactically taken Gambia’s president-elect, Adama Barrow into safety after a botched attempt to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to voluntarily cede power after he lost the 1 ....

"Lord, If It’s Your Will to Break-up Nigeria, Break It Now," Prays Oyedepo

January 12, 2017, 6:29 pm 0

  The Founder and Presiding Bishop of the megachurch, Living Faith Church Worldwide International, AKA  Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has invoked God’s curses on those fueling Southern Kaduna killings, saying God should break up....

Rivers Rerun Investigation: PDP Alleges Police Arrest, Detention of 21 INEC Ad-hoc Staff

January 12, 2017, 5:50 pm 0

  The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday alleged that the the Special Joint Investigation Panel on Rivers Rerun Election set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has arrested and de....

Declare State of Emergency in Pension Administration, Federal Retirees Tell Buhari

January 10, 2017, 2:55 pm 0

Federal pensioners in Ogun State on Tuesday accused federal government of not paying desired and deserved attention to welfare of the retirees and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in pension administration. ....

In Ogun, Govt. Demolishes Hospital Renovated by Kashamu

January 10, 2017, 2:32 pm 0

Ogun State Government on Tuesday demolished a primary healthcare centre renovated by Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district, Senator Buruji Kashamu, alleging violation of the law. The state Commission....

Strike: I Won’t Sack Protesting Workers, VC Assures

January 10, 2017, 7:52 am 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, on Tuesday, said he will not sack the leaders of the Senior Staff Union of Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) ,....

Dogara Condemns Spate of Impeachment of State Assembly Speakers 

January 10, 2017, 7:08 am 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, cautioned that Nigeria's democracy may face existential threat if the wave of impeachments against Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, is ....

Senate Sacks Ndume for Supporting Magu

January 10, 2017, 6:49 am 0

The Senate on Tuesday removed Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) as the Senate Majority Leader and promptly named Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe) as his replacement. Ndume, however briefed the members of the Senate Press Corps....

Tambuwal Is a Patriotic and Courageous Leader, Says Dogara

January 10, 2017, 1:10 am 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has described the Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as a courageous and patriotic leader. In a congratulatory message on the occasion of the governor's 51st Bir....

In Bauchi, Abubakar's Probe Committee Asks Yuguda to Account for N212bn

January 9, 2017, 11:22 pm 0

  An audit committee mandated by the state government to investigate all the major contracts awarded between June 2007 to May 2015 in the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board, Ministries of Local Government Affairs, Bauchi S....

Bauchi Governor Is Plotting to Force Me Out of APC, Senator Wakili Screams

January 9, 2017, 10:25 pm 0

The senator representing Bauchi South, Senator Ali Wakili, on Monday, alleged that the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, is plotting to force him and other elected members of the party out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tafawa....

Ekiti 2018: Don't Deploy Faulty Card Readers, PRP Warns INEC

January 9, 2017, 3:54 pm 0

Ahead of the governorship election to be conducted in Ekiti State in 2018, the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), on Monday, warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against deploying faulty card readers for the 2018 govern....

14 Days to Inauguration: Trump Team drops Brotman as Announcer

January 8, 2017, 10:26 pm 0

President-elect Donald Trump's team decided not to call upon the services of the inauguration announcer who has worked every parade for the past 60 years, according to a local Washington st....

Stop Deceiving Nigerians, You Have Not Defeated Boko Haram, Fayose Tells FG

January 8, 2017, 4:02 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose on Sunday told the Federal Government to stop deceiving Nigerians with stories that it had conquered Boko Haram insurgency and rescued Chibok girls. Fayose in a statement by his Special Assis....

Fayose, Labour  Leaders  Connive to Divert Paris Club Fund, Alleges APC

January 8, 2017, 3:21 pm 0

Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, alleged that the state governor, Mr Ayodele Feyose, allegedly diverted the recent Paris Club Refund of N8.8 billion meant for the payment of backlog of....

Dogara Condoles with Niger over Kure's Death 

January 8, 2017, 2:58 pm 0

The Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has commiserated with the people and government of Niger State over the death of the former governor of the state, Engr Abdulkadir Kure.   Read also ....

Ex-Niger Governor, Kure, Dies in Germany

January 8, 2017, 10:56 am 0

Ex-Niger Governor, Kure, Dies in Germany Former Niger State Governor, Engr Abdulkadir Kure, is dead Kure, a two-termed governor of the state, died in Germany where he was being treated for an undiclosed ailment....

In Ekiti, PDP, APC Exchange Words over Fayose’s ‘Impeachment’

January 7, 2017, 1:18 am 0

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and its All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday tirade over the alleged subterranean moves to remove the state governor, Ay....

Meet Kenyan MPs Who Set Themselves Apart From The Pack to Live Modestly

January 5, 2017, 11:08 pm 0

Kenya's 416 MPs are not known for frugality, simplicity or humility. By GIDEON KETER @arapgketer Political Affairs Reporter at Radio Africa Gr....

Some Governors Have Misappropriated  Bailout Funds - NLC

January 5, 2017, 1:27 pm 0

The National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba,  on Thursday, accused some unnamed governors of misappropriating the bailout funds released by the federal government to settle outstanding payment of work....

2017 Ogoni Day: Abe, PDP Trade Words

January 4, 2017, 9:47 pm 0

Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe,has assured the people of Ogoniland that they would soon feel the impact of the mandate they gave him in the last rescheduled rerun election.  ....

2017: My Husband’s Enemies Will Be Disgraced, Says Mrs Fayose

January 4, 2017, 9:11 pm 0

Wife of the Ekiti State Governor,  Mrs. Feyisetan Fayose on Tuesday declared that all wolves in Sheep's clothing, close to her  husband's government will meet their disgrace  this year.  Mrs. Fayose, who addressed thousands ....

Bauchi ex-Commissioner Accuses Governor of Attack, Threat to Lives

January 3, 2017, 3:02 pm 0

A former commissioner in Bauchi state, Shehu Barau Ningi and his supporters were on Monday allegedly attacked by those they described as errand boys of the state government. Ningi, who resigned his appointment for....

Nigerian Politicians Flock to London for James Ibori

December 23, 2016, 12:03 pm 0

ASABA – POLITICIANS mainly from Delta State and other parts of the country are flocking to London to rejoice with Chief James Ibori after his release from prison in the United Kin....

Supreme Court Dimsses Nyako's Plea For Reinstatement As Adamawa Governor

December 16, 2016, 7:53 am 0

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking an order reinstating him to office to enable him to complete his truncated second term. Nyako still had 10 months left to spend....

Rivers Rerun: Wike Accuses r APC governors of sponsoring violence

December 14, 2016, 9:10 pm 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has accused the governors of Bauchi, Benue, Kano and Plateau states of conniving with the politicians of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to unleash violence on the people of the state.....

Rivers Election: INEC Returning Officer Announces Result With A ‘Broken Head

December 13, 2016, 2:43 am 0

The photos above and below show an election officer bleeding from his head as results were being compiled and announced in Rivers.The rerun elections in the state have been very tense and violent.   PDP wins in Rivers east....

Rivers: APC’s Abe Wins, Controversy Trails Other Results

December 11, 2016, 11:49 pm 0

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe, has won the legislative rerun election in his senatorial District.  The Returning Officer, Prof. Gideon Onukwuisi, declared Abe winner on Sund....

Rivers Rerun: All Set For Final Showdown

December 9, 2016, 8:52 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised all stakeholders in Rivers State to discard the temptation of rigging today’s election in the state. The President in a statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also ....

Electricity Data Show Possibe Blackout

December 8, 2016, 1:21 am 0

The Shiroro Power Station in Niger State and Jebba Power Station in Kwara State saw their output fall to 300MW and 381MW, respectively, down from 450MW and 476MW on Friday, according to industry data gathered by our reporter. Unit 411G3 ....

Nigerians’ suffering unacceptable, says Oyegun

December 7, 2016, 8:17 pm 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday declared that the sufferings which millions of Nigerians were undergoing as a result of the economic recession were unacceptable to the ruling party and ....

I won’t Leave APC- Tinubu

December 5, 2016, 8:37 pm 0

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reiterated his commitment to the governing All Progressives Congress. According to the party Leader in a series of tweets via  his twitter handle @Asiwaju T....

Leaders of PDP Have Renewed their Bitter Rivalry After Ondo Election Loss

November 28, 2016, 10:24 pm 0

Makarfi, Sheriff factions quarrel Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have renewed their bitter rivalry —no thanks to the party’s loss of last Saturday’s Ondo State governorship election. The Ahmed M....

Ondo poll: Akeredolu Takes Early Lead, Jegede Trails

November 26, 2016, 10:51 pm 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu, in the wee hours of Sunday surged into an early lead as the Independent National Electoral Commission announced election results in some local government areas. The LGA re....

Ondo Election: Police deploy 22 Armoured Vehicles, 20 Gunboats, 2 Helicopters

November 25, 2016, 11:53 pm 0

The police yesterday declared its readiness for today’s governorship election in Ondo State with the deployment of 22 armoured vehicles, 20 gunboats, 2 helicopters The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Operations, Jos....

PDP Rejects Edo Returning Officers For Ondo Elections

November 24, 2016, 10:21 pm 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, wishes to vehemently reject the choice of the vice chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Kayode Soremekun and others who served as returning officers for the Independent National Electoral Comm....

House of Representatives Calls Former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the Most Corrupt Nigerian

November 24, 2016, 11:55 am 0

The House of Representatives has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian to have held a public office, deploring his tactic of always seeing himself as the only clean human being. It made a formal reacti....

Appeal Court Reinstates Jegede As Ondo PDP Candidate

November 24, 2016, 12:46 am 0

The special panel of the Appeal Court in Abuja sitting on the Ondo People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidacy has set aside the controversial Justice Okon Abang judgment issued on October 14, 2016 which recognised Jimoh Ib....

Breaking News: Appeal Court Sacks Jimon Ibrahim As PDP candidate In Ondo, Restores Jegede As Authentic Candidate

November 23, 2016, 6:02 am 0

The Court of Appeal has sacked Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. The court, therefore, ordered that Mr. Ibrahim be replaced with Eyitayo Jegede, who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi faction....

Patience Jonathan Loses Bid To Stop Forfeiture of $15.5m To FG

November 22, 2016, 8:16 pm 0

Justice Mohammed Idris of  the  Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday, refused to grant an application by former first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, seeking to stop the forfeiture of $15.591million, which she claimed belonged to her, ....

Ondo Elections: Supreme Courts Tells Appeal Court To Deliver Judgment

November 22, 2016, 8:00 pm 0

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Justice Ibrahim Saulawa panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which is handling the various cases relating to the dispute over the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship ticket in the forthcoming elect....

PDP Will Save Nigeria From Hunger- Makarfi

November 21, 2016, 7:50 pm 0

The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party,  Ahmed Makarfi, Monday in Abuja  said  that the former ruling party is working hard to save the country from hunger and other economic difficulties. Mak....

'Absence of‎ Tinubu, South West Governors from Ondo Rally Immaterial' 

November 21, 2016, 3:39 pm 0

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Monday, said that All Progressives Congress (APC) Leader, Bola Tinubu was not at last Saturday's rally in Akure, Ondo State due to ill health. Lalong, who is also the Chairman of the APC Gover....

Former Governor, Orji Kalu Facing Trial By the EFCC Made a Surprise Defection to APC

November 16, 2016, 11:56 pm 0

A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, facing trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday made a surprise defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC. He said  God would use him to add value to the p....

Controversial Grazing Reserve Bill Rejected By the Nigerian Senate

November 10, 2016, 11:22 pm 0

A controversial bill seeking to establish Grazing Management Agency that will ensure the creation of grazing areas across the country was Wednesday, November 9, 2016 withdrawn by the Senate, Thisday reports. Sponsored by Senat....

Rivers Re run Elections: Wike Accuses Police of Cover-up over INEC Fake Result Sheets

November 9, 2016, 9:03 pm 0

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, accused the Police high command  of plotting  to sweep the alleged printing of fake result sheets by the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the carpet  with the takeover of the matter....

Olaniwun Ajayi Was a Catalyst to Democracy, says Akeredolu

November 6, 2016, 11:32 pm 0

 Olaniwun Ajayi Was a Catalyst to Democracy, says Akeredolu     The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the November 26th governorship election in Ondo state, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has commisera....

Dogara: Sultan Has Worked Better for Democracy than Some Politicians

November 6, 2016, 11:27 pm 0

 The Speaker of to House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has described Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar III as a man of peace.  Speaking at  a dinner to mark 10th anniversary of Sultan on the throne in Sokoto, Do....

PDP Disowns Poroye, Jimoh Ibrahim Because of Bribery Allegation Against Appeal Court Judges

November 3, 2016, 11:04 pm 0

The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dissociated itself from the petition written by one Biyi Poroye against the previous Appeal Court Judges sitting on the appeals filed by Eyitayo Jegede, the authentic candidate of th....

As Buhari Endorses APC Candidate, I'll Defeat Jegede, Ibrahim Combined, Boasts Akeredolu

October 31, 2016, 4:43 pm 0

 All Progressives Congress (APC)'s governorship candidate for Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has ‎ boasted that he will defeat both Eyitayo Jegede and Jimoh Ibrahim if they both combine to face him as candidates of the ruling Peoples Democrat....

INEC Lists Jimoh Ibrahim As PDP Candidate For Ondo Guber Election

October 28, 2016, 12:48 am 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has listed the name of controversial billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the upcoming November 10 governorship elections. ....

Senators Passed the Controversial Amendment to the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act

October 27, 2016, 11:46 pm 0

SENATORS passed yesterday the controversial amendment to the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. The thrust of the bill is to relocate the power to exercise authority over the Bureau from the President to the National Assembly. ....

APC Admits Responsibility for Economic Hardship, Expresses Readiness to Fix Problems

October 24, 2016, 10:52 pm 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday in Abuja said it has accepted responsibility for the economic situation in the country. Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okokorocha, who addressed j....

Justice Okoro: Ekiti PDP Demands Arrest and Prosecution of Amaechi 

October 24, 2016, 12:00 am 0

Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  at the weekend told President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately constitute a probe panel to investigate the grievous bribery allegations made against the Minister of Transportation, Roti....

Buhari Receives Chibok Girls

October 19, 2016, 2:42 pm 0

‎President Muhammadu Buhari‎ on Wednesday met with the 21 released Chibok Secondary School Girls and their parents at the State House, Aso Rock.  The girls were handed over to the president by the Vice President, Pro....

Ondo Poll: Group Seeks INEC's Intervention over Jegede, Ibrahim PDP's Candidature

October 18, 2016, 3:12 pm 0

The Ekiti State chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee, on Tuesday, appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  to resolve the confusion arising from the dual governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Pa....

Tinubu/Oyegun Feud: We Shall Make Yorubaland Too Hot for Tinubu's Traitors

October 18, 2016, 10:10 am 0

As the crisis of confidence between the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun rages, the National Coalition of Yoruba Youth....

Okorocha: Aisha's Interview, President's Response, Taken Out of Context, Supports Rejig of PMB's Cabinet 

October 17, 2016, 3:49 am 0

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors' Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha at the weekend, said that the interview granted by wife of the President, Aisha Buhari to the BBC Hausa- Servic last Friday and her husba....

Court Orders INEC to Accept Jimoh Ibrahim's Nomination as PDP's Candidate in Ondo State

October 14, 2016, 2:10 pm 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state. ....

Fayose: Release of Chibok Girls Diversionary, Ekiti APC wants DSS to Probe AG

October 13, 2016, 10:29 am 0

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has described Thursday's release of 21 Chibok Girls from Boko Haram camp as a "tactic employed by the Federal Government to divert the attention of Nigerians away from the hunger and outrage generated by cr....

Lai Mohammed: FG Is Ready to Step on Toes to Fight Corruption, Says NJC Has No Exclusive Rights in Disciplining Judges

October 12, 2016, 10:03 am 0

Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed‎, on Wednesday, said the federal government is concerned and passionate about its fight against corruption noting that it is however not unusual to step on very sensitive toes while engag....

In Taraba, Tivs Accuse APC of Causing Disaffection against Ishaku

October 12, 2016, 3:25 am 0

Tiv Cultural and Social Association (TCSA), the umbrella body of all Tiv people in Taraba state, on Tuesday, accused the state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) of sponsoring people to cause disaffection against the state governor, Da....

Cross River House of Assembly Pays Solidarity Visit to Ayade, Pledges Loyalty

October 12, 2016, 1:54 am 0

ross River House of Assembly pays solidarity visit to Ayade, pledges loyalty Cross River State lawmakers, Tuesday, urged Governor Ben Ayade to remain focused in his quest to develop the state.  The 25 lawmakers, who were....

We Never Demanded Houses in Abuja from Our Governor - Bauchi Senator

October 9, 2016, 2:23 pm 0

Senator representing Bauchi south, Malam Ali Wakili, at the weekend, denied recent allegation by the state governor, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, that the current rift between him and members of the national assembly from the state was due to his ....

APC Wins Ogun LG Election

October 9, 2016, 1:01 pm 0

Ogun State Independent National Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) on Sunday declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 57 local government and local council development areas Chairmanship seats in Ogun State. While announc....

DSS: APC Berates Fayose over Comments, Blasts Wike, NBA

October 9, 2016, 12:25 pm 0

Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend berated the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, over his comments on the arrests of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and some judges of the Federal High Court. ....

MTN N500M BRIBE: Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Writes EFCC, ICPC

October 7, 2016, 11:41 pm 0

Indications have emerged that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari has written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over a....

Sylva, APC Head to Supreme Court, Reject Decisions on Bayelsa Election

October 7, 2016, 4:12 am 0

The All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate  in Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, have asked the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of  the Court of Appeal  which dismissed their  appeal to over turn the decision of the....

Buhari: Jonathan's Patriotic Zeal, INEC Impartiality Ensure Success of 2015 Elections

October 7, 2016, 3:57 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the patriotic zeal of former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and the impartiality of the Independent National Electoral Commission  ensured the success of the 2015 general elections. Sp....

Court Reserves Judgment In Saraki's Appeal to Set Aside Tribunal's Ruling

October 6, 2016, 11:21 pm 0

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgement in the appeal filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki challenging his trial at the Code of conduct Tribunal (CCT) over alleged  false and anticipatory declaration of assets. ....

Ekiti Lawmaker in Trouble for Romancing with Kashamu

October 5, 2016, 6:21 pm 0

An Ekiti lawmaker,Hon Gboyega Aribisogun, is in trouble with his constituents for being disloyal to his state governor, Ayo Fayose, and holding a secret meeting with Senator Buruji Kashamu. Aribisogan was accused of fraternizing ....

Oyegun SaysTinubu Was Harsh on Me, Insists Akeredolu Remains Candidate of APC in Ondo

October 4, 2016, 2:04 pm 0

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, on Tuesday, said the party's national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was harsh on him. Tinubu had accused Oyegun of subverting democracy for i....

Ekiti APC Vows to Resist Fayose's Membership, Accuses Aregbesola of Slighting Party Leadership

October 3, 2016, 4:14 pm 0

The visit of the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayo Fayose, has drawn the ire of  the members of the Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  with the party saying ....

Sultan to Visit Ekiti on Peace, Unity Advocacy

October 3, 2016, 3:56 pm 0

In furtherance to entrenching peace, unity and development advocacy in Nigeria, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III is set to visit  Ayede King....

Budget Reforms: Stakeholders List Public Hearing, Expenditure Tracking, Others as Solutions

October 3, 2016, 3:44 pm 0

Subjecting the budget process in the National Assembly to public hearings to provide for an inclusive multi-stakeholder involvement has been identified as one of the key solutions to reforming the country’s public finance and ensure equitable na....

Tinubu: How We Plotted PDP's Downfall

October 3, 2016, 3:23 pm 0

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday spoke about the coalition of parties that brought a sudden end to the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Tinubu, who made the disclosure whil....

CCB Has Ended Controversy over Buratai’s Dubai Assets, Says Lawyer

October 2, 2016, 3:36 pm 0

The issuance of the certificate of assets verification and clearance to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has put to rest the controversy over his alleged acquisition of property in Dubai....

FG Names Nnamani Head of Electoral Reforms Committee

October 2, 2016, 3:26 pm 0

The Federal Government, on Sunday, announced a 'constitutional and electoral reforms committee'. A statement issued by Salihu Isah the Special Adviser to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,....

Lawmakers Protest Obasanjo's Call for Cancellation of Constituency Projects

October 2, 2016, 3:18 pm 0

Federal lawmaker representing Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda Federal Constituency, Hon. Micky Kazeem and Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Suraj Adekunbi, at the weekend, condemned former President Olusegun Obasanjo's call for ca....

National Judicial Council, NJC Sacked Three Nigerian Judges For Gross Misconduct

October 2, 2016, 2:26 am 0

The National Judicial Council, NJC has sacked three Nigerian judges in the aftermath of the 78th meeting of the council which held on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Judges Ladan Tsamiya of Ilorin division Court of Appeal, I. A. Umezulike ....

'We Will Strive To Deliver on All of Our Promises' - Governor-elect Godwin Obaseki

September 30, 2016, 1:09 am 0

Governor-elect Godwin Obaseki, in his acceptance speech, described his victory as the dawn of a new era. He saluted his fellow contenders, urging them to close ranks for the good of the state. His speech reads: “This is a his....

Pastor Ize-Iyamu, Edo PDP Reject Guber Election

September 30, 2016, 12:18 am 0

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has rejected the results of Wednesday’s elections held in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, quotes the Edo PDP State chairman, Dan Orbi, as alleging that the results were pre-determin....

'Attack On Bola Tinubu Is An Attack On All Of Yorubaland' - Afenifere Chieftain

September 29, 2016, 11:54 pm 0

An Afenifere Chieftain has described the attack on Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, by some elements within the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress, APC as an indirect attack on all of Yorubaland. Chief Ayo Adebanjo said ....

Live: Edo Election Results

September 29, 2016, 3:20 am 0

Here is the election reults as they come in .... LGA: Owan West Number of registered voters: 54,406 Number of accredited voters: 24,487 APC: 12,862 PDP: 10,132 Total votes cast: 23,290....

Edo Gov Election: Collation of Results Begins This Morning

September 28, 2016, 10:52 pm 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo, Mr Sam Olumekun, on Wednesday night, said the collation of results for the governorship election in the state would start Thursday (this morning), Olumekun, who stated this after a closed-doo....

Prosecution Stalls Saraki, Others' Trial, as Court Adjourns to Oct 7

September 28, 2016, 10:30 pm 0

Failure of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malami Abubakar Malami SAN, to release ‎the case file of the charge of forgery levelled against Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and t....

Nigeria’s Senate President, Has Recommended the Sale of National Assets

September 22, 2016, 8:25 pm 0

Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s senate president, has recommended the sale of some national assets and the utilisation of proceeds for infrastructure development but the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). This, he said, wa....

Recession: Dogara Urges Buhari to Address N/Assembly joint Session

September 22, 2016, 3:36 pm 0

Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address the joint session of the National Assembly over the economic recession in Nigeria. The Speaker said doing so, would afford the P....

PDP: Fayose, Ikpeazu, Disagree over ‎Reconciliatory Moves

September 22, 2016, 3:09 pm 0

Two‎ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, on Thursday, disagreed on the latest move to reconcile the two feuding factions of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.    Governors Okezie Ik....

Wada: Beyond the Judgement of Supreme Court Is the Judgement of God

September 21, 2016, 12:54 pm 0

Former governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Ichalla Wada, on Wednesday, reacted to the Tuesday's ruling of the Supreme Court which confirmed Governor Yahaya Bello as the Kogi saying "beyond the judgement of Supreme Court is the judgement of God.....

Obama Endorses Buhari, Says We Have Confidence in Your Administration

September 21, 2016, 12:19 pm 0

Obama Endorses Buhari, Says We Have Confidence in Your Administration     President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, on Wednesday endorsed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying "we h....

Supreme court affirms the election of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello

September 20, 2016, 9:40 am 0

The Supreme court has upheld the election of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello. A 7-man panel of judges headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwata, today upheld Bello's victory at the November 21st 2015 election and the re-run which was held on Decemb....

Fighting in the Creeks Is Different from Dry Soil, Oshiomhole Warns Wike ‎

September 19, 2016, 4:06 pm 0

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, warned Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, against importing violence to Edo State during the gubernatorial election slated for September 28 noting that fighting in the creeks is different from the ....

Change Will Come, People Will Judge Us By Our Commitment And Honesty – Lai Mohammed

September 17, 2016, 1:31 am 0

Interviewing the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government will tell Nigerians the truth. A lot of Nigerians are wondering if the Change Begins With Me Campaign is about stealing b....

Pay Workers’ Salaries to Be Man Enough To Speak on Edo Poll, Oshiomhole Tells Wike

September 16, 2016, 11:04 pm 0

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday threw another jab at Governor Governor Nyesom Wike of River State, asking him to face governance in his state and pay the salaries of workers, instead of squandering the peoples’ slim resources on ....

Recession: Group Wants Buhari to Sell Off Presidential Jets, Slash 50% off Salaries of public office holders, Insists on independent inquiry of budget padding

September 16, 2016, 3:44 pm 0

A coalition of Civil Society Organisation (CSO), under the aegis Say No Campaign Nigeria, on Friday, called on President Muhammad Buhari to sell off his fleet of presidential jets and remove half of the take-home salaries of political appointees ....

Presidency Admits Plagiarising Obama's Victory Speech in Buhari's 'Change Begins With Me,' Sets to Punish Overzealous Staff

September 16, 2016, 2:19 pm 0

The Presidency has admitted that a sentence lifted from United States' President, Barack Obama was contained in ‎the speech read by President Muhammadu Buhari on Spectember 8, the day he launched the 'Change Begins With Me' campaign.....

Buhari to Ministers: 'Think Out of the Box' for Solution to Recession

September 15, 2016, 2:14 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday gave a matching order to the members of his cabinet and financial experts to think out of the box for the nation to get out of its current economic recession. Buhari, in a speech he delivered at a ....

Buhari Supports Constitutional Amendment that Guarantees Autonomy for Local Govts

September 15, 2016, 1:38 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his administration will support a constitutional amendment that will free the 774 local governments across the federation from the stranglehold of their state government and better the lot of Nigerians a....

Resign, PDP Tells Buhari

September 14, 2016, 3:57 pm 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, told President Muhammadu Buhari to return the country to where it was in 2015 before he came into office and then resign his position. The spokesman of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, sai....

Murder: OPC, Drivers, Protest Continued Detention of Leaders in Ekiti State

September 14, 2016, 3:10 pm 0

Members of the Oodua People’s Congress and the Road Transport Em[ployers’ Association of Nigeria , on Wednesday, stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretariat in Ajilosun area of Ado Ekiti to protest the continued detention  of....

Lame: Governors Are Using Bail-out Fund as Security Vote, Urges Buhari to Stop Further Approvals

September 14, 2016, 1:32 pm 0

Former Police Affairs Minister and 2015 governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to henceforth stop giving bail out funds to state government....

Buhari: Patriotic Nigerians Have Nothing to Fear, Says PDP's 16 Years of Government Left Nothing

September 13, 2016, 1:11 am 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that patriotic Nigerians have nothing to fear in the fight against corruption saying that his administration will ensure justice and fairness to all. Speaking to journalists in Daura after atten....

PDP: Oshiomhole's Allegation of 8,000 Militants in Edo Election Is Totally Unreasonable

September 11, 2016, 6:24 am 0

he People's Democratic Party (PDP)  at the weekend described the allegation by the Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, that it (PDP)  registered 8,000 militants for the forthcoming election in the state as wild,  stupid and totally unr....

Shift of Edo Poll: Who is Being Fooled?

September 10, 2016, 6:50 pm 0

By Tunde Rahman The headline of this week’s offering is an adaptation of the title of an article on the Back Page of The Nation newspaper of Thursday, September 8, 2016-“Militancy: Who is Being Fooled?”. It was an incisive....

'Chibok Girls’ Matter is a Scam' Says Christian Council of Nigeria (WOWICCN)

September 9, 2016, 5:15 pm 0

The Women Wing of the Christian Council of Nigeria (WOWICCN), yesterday said the issue surrounding the kidnap of more than 200 girls from Chibok, Borno State remained a big scam. The incident which occured on the night of 14–15 April 2....

PDP Says Postponement of Edo Election Is Illegal, Demands Investigation of National Security Apparatus

September 8, 2016, 4:42 pm 0

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the postponement of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state as illegal, saying it’s a coup against the people. The Independent National Electoral Commi....

INEC Now Holds Edo Governorship Election September 28

September 8, 2016, 1:17 pm 0

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday slated the Edo State governorship election for September 28. Details Shortly........

Breaking: INEC Simmers to Pressure, Postpones Edo Election by Two Weeks

September 8, 2016, 11:10 am 0

The Independent National Electoral Election, on Thursday, simmered to pressures for the postponement of the Edo gubernatorial election earlier scheduled for Saturday. The electoral commission has postponed the election by two weeks. INEC....

Breaking: Audu's Son, Mohammed Charged for Criminal Conspiracy, Armed Robbery, Murder

September 8, 2016, 3:53 am 0

 Son of the late former governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Mohammed Audu, arrested by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) on Wednesday, was on Thursday arraigned before a magistrate court in Lokoja on charges of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery a....

Breaking: Obaseki, APC Guber Candidate Dragged To Court For Certificate Forgery

September 7, 2016, 1:43 am 0

The candidate of the ruling All progressives Congress, APC, in the September 10, 2016 election in Edo State, has been dragged before the Federal High Court in Benin City over forged certificate forgery and perjury. News Express....

Defend your Votes, Fayose Tells Edo Voters, Canvasses Support for Ize-Iyamu

September 6, 2016, 3:13 pm 0

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has urged the people of Edo State to  massively vote for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Saturday, urging them to also defend their vot....

Buhari Holds Separate Meetings With Kachikwu, Baru, NNPC Says No Plan to Increase Fuel Price

September 5, 2016, 4:48 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met separately behind closed-doors with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,  Ibe Kachikwu  and‎ Managing Director of the National Petroleum Corporation‎ (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, in th....

Hunger Induced Suicide Cases on the Rise in Nigeria, Says Cleric

September 4, 2016, 5:33 pm 0

Former Chaplain of Aso Villa Chapel and General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission, Maitama, Rev. Dr. William Okoye, on Sunday, lamented the spate of hunger ravaging Nigerians saying this has increased hunger induced suicide cases. ....

I Didn't Advise Buhari Against Running in 2019, I Can't Even Stop My Children from Contesting - Obasanjo

September 4, 2016, 5:01 pm 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday debunked a statement credited to him wherein he was said to have advised President Muhammadu Buhari against contesting in 2019 saying he can not even restrain his children from seeking elective office.....

Akeredolu Wins Ondo State APC Primary Ticket

September 4, 2016, 2:19 am 0

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ondo State in November. Akeredolu emerged winner of the APC primaries held yesterday in Akure, the state capital with....

Samsung Recalls Millions of New Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Worldwide

September 2, 2016, 3:53 am 0

Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports of the devices catching fire while charging. The massive recall of one of Samsung's flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world....

Nigeria In Recession: APC Issues Statement

September 1, 2016, 8:15 pm 0

The All Progressives Congress has maintained that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to resuscitating the economy from its recent plunge into recession. The National Secretary of the party, Mai Bala Buni, said this in a....

Assemble Economic Team to Salvage our Nation from Economic Recession, PDP Tells Buhari

September 1, 2016, 3:13 pm 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to assemble an economic team, whose membership, irrespective of the party affiliation, will find solution to the economic situation of the country. PDP, whi....

Economic recession: PDP calls for President Buhari's resignation

September 1, 2016, 12:17 am 0

Opposition party PDP has called for the resignation of President Buhari following the new statistics released Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics, indicating that Nigeria is currently experiencing economic recession. The party made the cal....

Bauchi Governor: I Did Not Misapply N8.6Billion Bail Out Fund

August 31, 2016, 4:32 pm 0

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubabakar, on Wednesday, denied reports that he misused the N8.6 billion bail out fund given to the state by the Federal Government. Speaking with State House Correspondents after he met with President Mu....

Hunger is Killing Nigerians, Fayose Tells Buhari

August 31, 2016, 2:45 pm 0

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, told President Muhammadu Buhari to listen to those who are more knowledgeable than him in the management of the nation's economy and accept the fact that Nigerians are hungry. ....

Election: Monarch Places Curse on Subjects Voting Against Obaseki

August 31, 2016, 9:45 am 0

Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo state, the Iyase of Udo Kingdom in the state, Patrick Igbinidu, has placed what seems like a curse on his subjects who votes against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr God....

In Ogun State, PDP Threatens to Stop LG Election, Takes Electoral Commission to Court

August 28, 2016, 1:23 pm 0

Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Engr. Adebayo Dayo, at the weekend, vowed to stop Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) from conducting the local government election scheduled October 8 i....

Gowon Begs Nigerians, Be Patient With Buhari, All Will Be Well Soon

August 23, 2016, 5:52 pm 0

Former Military Head of State, General Yakub Gowon rtd on Tuesday in Abuja begged Nigerians to be more patient with Buhari saying that all would be well very soon. Gowon, who spoke with State House Correspondents after he met with ....

APC Govs Warn N'Assembly against Frustrating Buhari's Emergency Power Bill

August 23, 2016, 5:40 pm 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum on Monday warned the National Assembly against frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari's Emergency Economy Stabilisation Bill 2016 expected to be forwarded to the lawmakers in a couple o....

I don’t have a preferred candidate – Ondo APC Chairman

August 23, 2016, 4:26 pm 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Ondo State, Mr Isaac Kekemeke, said he had no preferred candidate for Saturday’s primary election of the party for the Nov. 26 governorship poll Kekemeke said this in Abuja while briefing newsmen after....

Code of Conduct Slates New Dates for Saraki, Orubebe

August 22, 2016, 11:27 am 0

  The Code of Conduct Tribunal has fixed September 21 for judgment in the case of non declaration of asset against former Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godswill Orubebe. A statement by the CCT's Head of Press and....

BBOG Campaigners Demand Speedy Trial of Those Indicted By Arms Procurement‎ Probe

August 22, 2016, 11:01 am 0

The Bring Back Our Girls Campaign group on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hasten the trial ‎of those indicted by the arms procurement probe panel even as it urged him to negotiate with Boko Haram terrorists for the release of th....

Founding Father of the PDP in Oyo State Quits Politics

August 22, 2016, 12:31 am 0

The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Yekini Adeojo, at the weekend, said he has decided to quit politics after several decades. Adeojo, who was until now a founding father of the PDP in Oyo St....

Ex- Govs, Ministers Attack Sheriff

August 20, 2016, 10:27 pm 0

Peoples Democratic Party chieftains, including former governors and ex-ministers, have condemned the spoiler role allegedly being played by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff within the party. Most of the prominent politicians and elder statesmen,....

Dogara, Others Must Face Panel for Padding – Police

August 20, 2016, 10:27 pm 0

Grills Gabajabiamila for over one hour •NASS Clerk has one-week deadline to submit draft and final copies of 2016 budget THE Police are on course to interact with Speaker Yakubu ....

Clark blasts Avengers over threats to declare Niger Delta Republic

August 19, 2016, 4:12 pm 0

Elder statesman and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his readiness to dialogue with angry youths in the Niger Delta. Clark made the commendation during the all-inclusive “Stakeholders Consultati....

PDP Replies APC Chairman, Says Buhari's Performance Thus Far Has Been Shambolic

August 19, 2016, 3:55 pm 0

PDP has replied the Chairman of APC who in a statement released by his media aide, Segun Dipe, said the opposition party lacked the moral basis to comment on the current state of the economy since the party's policies brought the country to it....

'You Lack Moral Basis to Comment on Nigeria's Economy', John Odigie-Oyegun Tells PDP

August 19, 2016, 8:24 am 0

APC Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, says the PDP lacks the moral basis to comment on the state of the Nigerian economy since it was the party's policies that led the country to its present state. Oyegun stated this in a statement he released by ....

Goodluck Jonathan Responds to Reports About FG Probing Him over Alleged Links to Militants

August 19, 2016, 8:19 am 0

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to reports making the rounds, linking him to the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta Region. On Thursday, there were reports that the Federal Government has initiated an ....

Presidency Begins Investigations Into Alleged Links of Patience and Goodluck Jonathan to Niger Delta Avengers

August 18, 2016, 1:34 am 0

The Presidency has reportedly begun investigations into the alleged links of former President  Jonathan and his wife Patience to the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. A break away group from the notorious militant group known as th....

Why APC Wants PDP Dead - Fayose

August 18, 2016, 1:17 am 0

Ekiti State Governor. Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wants the‎ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dead because the APC does not want a virile opposition to challenge its obnoxious policies and inability to ta....

Abdulmumin Jibrin In fresh Trouble Over the N17bn Fraud Charges

August 12, 2016, 11:40 pm 0

There were indications on Friday that former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, was already seeking cover from possible arrest by the police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a fresh twist to his b....

Legislators Have Immunity while Performing Constitutional Duties of Lawmaking, Says Dogara

August 11, 2016, 3:21 pm 0

Members of the National Assembly can not be investigated or charged to court for performing their constitutional responsibility of lawmaking including budget, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said. Dogara,....

PDP National Convention: Mark Warns Against Impunity, Imposition

August 8, 2016, 3:05 pm 0

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) national convention billed for Port Harcourt, Rivers State , former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Monday, for the umpteenth time cautioned  party leaders and faithful against impunity....

PDP: As Uzodinma, Ihedioha Lead Parallel Congress, Agbaje Canvasses Delegates Support in Imo

August 8, 2016, 1:35 pm 0

Frontline leaders of the Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, held a parallel congress in Owerri. While the mainstream PDP led by the former House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, Hon Emeka Ihedioha, held....

Enugu APC Backs Mbaka, Blames Past PDP Administrations for Economic Woes

August 7, 2016, 5:03 pm 0

The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, assured Nigerians that despite the challenges facing the country at the moment, President Muhammadu Buhari will pull them out of "poverty, hunger and squalor" but blamed pa....

Ambode: My Administration Will Ensure Criminals Have No Hiding Place in Lagos

August 7, 2016, 4:27 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday, said his administration has the capacity and will to fight all forms of crime and criminality, saying that it would not relent in its efforts until criminal elements have no hiding place in th....

Dogara, 12 Others Want to Kill Me, Jibrin Alleges

August 7, 2016, 3:56 pm 0

Ousted House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Sunday, heightened his campaign against House Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Hon Yusuf Lasun, House Whip, Hon Alhassan Doguwa and the Minority ....

Guber Race: Ondo PDP Says Jimoh Ibrahim Is a Stranger in Our Party, Campaign Group Disagrees

August 7, 2016, 2:49 pm 0

A decision by businessman and politician, Dr Jimoh Ibrahim, to align with the  factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, has cost him a set-back in the gubernatorial race of his home-state, Ondo. ....

Justice Ogbuinya: Why there Should Be a Fresh Governorship Election in Kogi

August 7, 2016, 2:02 pm 0

Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya of the Court of Appeal Abuja who gave a dissenting judgment on ‎ Thursday in the appeal challenging the decision of the Kogi State Governorship Election Tribunal has said that Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives C....

APC: Aisha Buhari's Visit to US Has Exposed Fayose's Reckless Lies

August 7, 2016, 12:08 pm 0

APC: Aisha Buhari's Visit to US Exposed Fayose's Hypocrisy     Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, declared that the visit of the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, to the United Sta....

In Taraba, Ishaku, Alhassan Battle over IDP's 12,000 Bags of Grains

August 5, 2016, 3:51 am 0

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, on Thursday, told the Taraba State governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, to release the 12,000 bags of grains procured by the federal government for internally displaced ....

BREAKING: Appeal Court Affirms Yahaya Bello's Victory, We shall Meet at S'Court, Says Faleke

August 4, 2016, 5:31 am 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the Appeal filed James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 Kogi governorship election asking for the nullification of the election of Yahaya Bello. Bello was nominated....

Sheriff Asks INEC to Ignore Makarfi Group's Proposed August 17 PDP National Convention

August 3, 2016, 5:55 pm 0

  Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff on Wednesday told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ignore a letter by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker commit....

Jonathan Meets Buhari, Sues for Peace, Says We Are Stronger Together as a Nation

August 3, 2016, 4:25 pm 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has just arrived at the State House for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.   He arrived at the State House at 1:55 pm and came out at 2:18pm.   Fielding questions....

As Speaker's Threat of Court Action Expires, Jibrin Says There Is No Going Back on the Struggle, Accuses Dogara of Paying Members $25,000 Each for Vote of Confidence

August 3, 2016, 12:05 pm 0

As the threat of court action made by the House of Representatives Speaker, Hon Yakubu Dogara, against the ousted House Committee on Appropriation chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, expired Wednesday, Jibrin is insisting on his allegations against t....

NBA Elections: As Dogara Congratulates Mahmud for Emerging NBA President, Gadzama Insists on Cancellation of Results Citing Lack of Transparency

August 2, 2016, 5:47 pm 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday, urged the newly elected president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud, SAN, to use his new position to restore and defend the integrity of the leg....

PDP: Sherrif Faction Overrules Suspension of Abia Chapter's Members

August 2, 2016, 4:43 pm 0

The Senator Ali Modu Sherrif Faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, overruled the Abia State Chapter's decision to suspend members of the party namely Messers Chidi Nwosu (Umuahia South), Emeka Ejiogu (Umuahia North) and Ch....

Ekweremadu's Alleged Forgery Trial, Release of IPOB Leader, Restructuring in the Mix of Agenda

August 2, 2016, 4:24 am 0

A town hall meeting called by the Federal Government to meet and interact with the people of the South-east with a view to exchanging views on government programmes and policies turned out as a mix of issues like restructuring of the country, rele....

2016 Budget Padding: Jibrin Confirms Appointment with Anti-graft Agencies

August 1, 2016, 3:15 am 0

Ousted House of Representatives Appropriation Committee chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, Monday, confirmed his appearance before security and anti-graft agencies to provide insight to his petition against House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and 12 other....

Forgery Allegation Against Saraki and I Politically Motivated

July 31, 2016, 4:12 pm 0

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Sunday, alleged that the charge of forgery of the Senate Standing Rules brought against him Senate President Bukola Saraki was politically motivated. Ekweremadu, who spoke when the members....

2016 Budget Padding: Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa, Ogor Have Lost Moral Grounds, They Should Stand Down, Says Jibrin

July 30, 2016, 2:15 am 0

Ousted House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Saturday, said Speaker Yakubu, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun and two others have lost the moral rectitude to lead the House and should stand. Jibrin....

2016Budget Padding Spat Embarrassing to National Assembly, Says Ndume

July 29, 2016, 10:17 pm 0

Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Friday, described the ongoing spat on budget padding in the House of Representatives between the Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the ousted chairman of the appropriation committee, Hon. Abdumumuni J....

Appropriation Committee Members Disown Jibrin Amid Alleged Payment of $20,000 Bribe

July 29, 2016, 10:12 pm 0

Appropriation Committee Members Disown Jibrin Amid Alleged Payment of $20,000 Bribe to Each C'mttee Member by Dogara Aide   Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation on Friday dissociated themselves from th....

Again, Court Sacks Makarfi-Led PDP Exco

July 28, 2016, 6:50 pm 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday once again sacked the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national caretaker committee and re-affirmed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democrat....

NBA: Gadzama Campaign Seeks Shift of Election Date, Says Arrangement Is Shoddy

July 28, 2016, 2:19 pm 0

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) presidential aspirant, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN on Thursday, demanded a shift in the election date alleging lack of transparency and shoddy preparation by the Electoral Committee. Gadzama, who spoke through ....

20016Budget Padding: Transparency Group Emerges in the House, Demands Investigation of Dogara, Lasun, Jibrin, Others, by Anti-graft Agencies

July 27, 2016, 2:10 pm 0

The crisis rocking the House of Representatives over the padding of 2016 Budget assumed a different dimension on Wednesday as lawmakers from the House of Representatives, operating under the aegis of 'Transparency Group,' called on anti-gr....

Dogara Gives Jibrin 7-days to Retract Libellous Allegations or Face Legal Action, I Will Never Apologise to Shameless Fraud in High Office, former C'mttee Chair Replies

July 27, 2016, 11:20 am 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday, gave a seven day ultimatum to the ousted House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, to tender an unreserved apology to him a....

Ekweremadu's Position as Deputy Senate President Is an Aberration, Says Okorocha

July 26, 2016, 5:21 pm 0

Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum and the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday, took a swipe against the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, saying his current position in the Senate is a....

Jibrin Has a Proclivity to Blackmail, He Inflated 2016Budget with N250bn, Matter Will Go Before Ethics and Privileges Committee for Jibrin's Defence

July 26, 2016, 3:14 pm 0

The 2016Budget padding crisis rocking the House of Representatives which led to the ousting of the House Committee on Appropriation chairman, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Tuesday, assumed another turn,as the leadership of the House made a litany of r....

As Buhari Meets APC Governors, We Stand with Mr. President, Says Okorocha

July 26, 2016, 12:51 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, met with governors elected on the platform of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House in Abuja. At the close of the meeting, the APC Governors Forum chairman, Rochas Okorocha,....

Obasanjo: Budget2016 Padding Allegation Confirms My Position that National Assembly Is Corrupt

July 25, 2016, 11:40 am 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said that recent revelations coming out of the National Assembly on the padding of the 2016Budget has confirmed his allegation that the National Assembly is  a host to corrupt people. Obasanj....

Ondo: PDP Releases Time Table for Guber Primary Election

July 20, 2016, 6:31 pm 0

National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, released the guidelines for the conduct of the primary of the party for the November 2016 Gubernatorial Election in Ondo State. In the guidelines signed by....

Ambode in Edo, Lauds Oshiomhole Achievements, Campaigns for Obaseki

July 20, 2016, 6:22 pm 0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday, lauded the development strides of his Edo State counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for his achievements in the last seven years, saying that it has impacted positively on not j....

Atiku: I Visited APC Secretariat to Appraise Challenges of Our Party

July 19, 2016, 10:46 am 0

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said his visit to the national secretariat of the party was to appraise the challenges confronting it and proffer suggestions on how to manage ....

Makarfi Must Vacate Office for PDP to Have Peace, Sheriff Insists

July 18, 2016, 2:34 pm 0

Embattled acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday, maintained that if the party desired peace, Makarfi must vacate office as the national caretaker committee chairman. Sheriff i....

Kidnapping: We will Bring Criminal Gang to Justice, Ambode Assures Lagosians

July 18, 2016, 1:32 pm 0

The Lagos State Government on Monday assured residents of the State that it was working hard in conjunction with security agencies to address the recent cases of kidnapping and armed robberies in some parts of the State, just as it disclosed that ....

As Group Kicks against Abuse of Women, Melaye Accuses Tinubu of Funding Protest with N75m

July 18, 2016, 1:05 pm 0

Scores of women under the aegis of Concern Group on Monday staged a peaceful protest in Lagos where they condemned in strong terms the verbal attack launched on Senator representing Lagos Central at the upper legislative chamber, Senator Oluremi T....

How PDP Elders, Governors Reconcile Makarfi, Sherrif

July 14, 2016, 4:31 pm 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elders and governors elected on the platform of the party met on Wednesday night through Thursday to reconcile the leadership of its two factions, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sherrif. I....

Plot to Impeach Buhari, a Huge Joke, Says APC

July 13, 2016, 3:16 pm 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the threat by some members of the National Assembly to initiate impeachment moves against President Muhammadu Buhari as a huge joke taken too far. The party also said that insinuations th....

Lagos Senators Condemn Melaye's Verbal Attack on Tinubu

July 13, 2016, 3:01 pm 0

Senators representing Lagos East and Lagos West senatorial districts, Gbenga Ashafa and Adeola Olamilekan, on Wednesday, condemned what they described as "the use of abusive, threats, uncouth, vulgar and un-parliamentary language" by Senator Dino ....

Breaking: Attorney General of the Federation Appeared Before the Senate Committee on Judiciary

July 13, 2016, 7:17 am 0

Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, appeared before  the Senate Committee on Judiciary and  explained that he charged Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, before an Abuja High Court for fo....

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton for White House

July 13, 2016, 5:11 am 0

Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a show of party unity on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time), saying she was the best candidate to fix the country's problems and beat Republican Donald Trump in the Novemb....

Buhari: US, Jega Helped to Make 2015 General Election a Success

July 12, 2016, 4:40 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, commended the roles of the United States Government  and then national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, in the success of the 2015 general e....

Uproar in the Senate: This Is Not Bourdilion, Dino Tells Tinubu, We Are Not Kindergarten Pupils, Says Senator Remi

July 12, 2016, 11:04 am 0

The handling of the alleged forgery case brought against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, at an Ahuja High Court, went rowdy on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday as the floor was embroiled in altercation between ....

Leadership Is Bane of Nigeria's Development - Dogara

July 11, 2016, 2:34 pm 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, at the weekend, lamented that lack of credible leadership has been the bane of Nigeria's development. Dogara, who spoke in Lagos when he received the Zik Leadership Award f....

Resign Now, APC Tells Ayade, I Will Protect Lives and Property, Governor Assures

July 11, 2016, 12:29 pm 0

The Cross River State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Monday advised the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade,  to resign over the failure of his administration to secure the lives and property of the people of the state. Bu....

Fayose Alleges Plot by APC to Destabilize Ekiti

July 10, 2016, 2:24 pm 0

Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, on Sunday accused the All Progress Congress (APC) federal government of planning to militarize the state and arrest notable members of Ayo Fayose’s government. He called  on lovers of democracy i....

Alleged Forgery: Ekweremadu Constituents Accuse FG of Political Persecution, as Enugu APC Demands Retraction of His Letter from UN, EU

July 10, 2016, 1:04 pm 0

No fewer than 3000 constituents from Enugu West senatorial zone took to the streets on Saturday to protest the trial of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules The group accus....

State High Courts Extends a Stay of execution On the Swearing In of Mr Uche Ogah

July 8, 2016, 10:31 am 0

State High Court sitting in Umuahia has extended a stay of execution on the swearing in of Mr Uche Ogah earlier given by Justice Okon ABANG to 18th July 2016..Justice ABANG is expected to rule on that today .....  Follow us on T....

Ekiti: Protesters Are Working for a Failed 2018 Agenda, Says Fayose

July 7, 2016, 8:21 am 0

Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday, reacted to protesters in the state calling on him to waive his immunity and face prosecution by accusing them of working for a failed 2018 agenda. He described the protesters as ignora....

Protests in Ekiti, APC, CNPP Wants Fayose to Waive Immunity for Prosecution

July 7, 2016, 7:46 am 0

There were protests in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, on Thursday, over alleged looting of the state by the governor, Ayo Fayose, even as the protesters challenged the governor to waive his immunity clause and face prosecution. T....

Edo Guber: PDP Demands Arrest of Sheriff for Contempt of Court

July 6, 2016, 3:46 pm 0

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national leadership of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff for contempt of court for  issuing Certificate of Return to Hon. Mat....

Umaru Shinkafi Is Dead, Buhari, Dogara Mourn

July 6, 2016, 2:55 pm 0

Third Republic presidential aspirant on the platform of the National Republican Convention (NRC), former intelligence chief and former Federal Commissioner of Internal Affairs, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, the Marafan Sokoto, died in London on Wednesday....

PDP: INEC Will Accept the Candidate of My Faction in Edo, Says Sherrif

July 5, 2016, 1:24 pm 0

Embattled former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, on Tuesday declared that despite last Monday's judgement of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, which gave recognition to the Senato....

Ikpeazu: Plot to Remove Me from Office Was a Coup d'etat

July 5, 2016, 1:01 pm 0

Embattled Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu on Tuesday reviewed his experience in the last one week and surmised that the plot to remove him from office was a coup d'etat which he survived. Ikpeazu also likened the experience t....

Aluko Alleges ONSA Funded Fayose's Election with N2.1bn

July 5, 2016, 11:51 am 0

Embattled Secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Tope Aluko, on Tuesday put a lie to claims by the state governor, Ayo Fayose, that his June 21, 2014 governorship election was funded by Zenith Bank as....

Buhari Approves New Board of Directors for NNPC, Baru Replaces Kachikwu as GMD

July 4, 2016, 12:40 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), as provided for under Section 1(2) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act of 1997, as amended. In the....

Court Orders INEC Chair to Appear in Person to Answer Contempt ‎ Charges over Anambra PDP Candidates

July 4, 2016, 10:46 am 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu to appear before it to answer to contempt proceedings pending against them. Justice John Tsoho gav....

Breaking: Court Sacks Ekiti House Member, Arogundade

July 4, 2016, 4:34 am 0

Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Monday sacked a member of EKiti State House of Assembly, Mr Musa Arogundade representing Ado Constituency 1 and ordered Obayomi Toyin swearing-in in immediately. Follow us on Twitter @th....

Forgery: Stop Invoking Tribal Sentiments, APC Tells Ekweremadu

July 3, 2016, 8:20 am 0

The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday advised the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to face his court trial over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules Book and stop whipping up tribal sentim....

Breaking... Ikpeazu, Ogah, Should Await Court Decisions - AGF

July 3, 2016, 6:41 am 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN has advised the parties in the Abia governorship stalemate to await court decisions on the matter. The full text of his statement read: "The at....

PDP: Sherrif, in League with APC, Set to Kill Our Party

July 2, 2016, 11:45 am 0

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend cried out that its embattled former acting national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, in league with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is set to kill....

Delay in My Swearing-in Is Affront to Rule of Law, Says Ogah

July 2, 2016, 10:32 am 0

Delay in My Swearing-in Is Affront to Rule of Law,  Says Ogah   Abia state Governor-Elect, Dr Uche Ogah, at the weekend said the failure or delay in swearing him into office as the Governor of the state is an affront to the rule of law....

Court: Forgery Charge Against Saraki, Others, Is Hasty and Not in Public Interest

July 2, 2016, 9:27 am 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ruled that the forgery charge brought against the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and two others by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justi....

I Will Be Sworn-in as Governor Not Later than Friday, Says Ogah

June 30, 2016, 3:31 pm 0

Dr Uchechukwu Ogah, the Governor-elect of Abia State,  on Thursday, arrived the Sam Mbakwe International Airport,Owerri, enroute Umuahia, with a simple message of better days ahead for Abians noting that he will be sworn-in as governor today (Thu....

N705m Misappropriation: Ortom Commends EFCC's Arrest of Principal Officers of Benue Assembly

June 30, 2016, 12:51 pm 0

Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, on Thursday, commended  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for arresting  the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Terkimbir Ikyange, and three principal officers over alleged corru....

Court Orders INEC to Recognize Sheriff's Governorship Candidates in Edo & Ondo States

June 30, 2016, 11:02 am 0

The leadership crisis rocking  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heightened  on Thursday  as a Federal High Court in Abuja restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from accepting list of candidates for the governorship e....

Constitutional Crisis in Abia: INEC Issues Uche Ogar CoR, Ikpeazu Says I'm Governor

June 30, 2016, 8:35 am 0

There are fears for a constitutional crisis in Abia state as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued a fresh Certificate of Return (CoR) to Dr. Uchechukwu Ogar as the winner of the 2015 governorship election in Abia sta....

Benue South Rerun: Mark floors Onjeh again at Tribunal

June 30, 2016, 6:57 am 0

  The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi over the Benue South re-run election on Thursday dismissed the petition  brought by the All Progressives Congress (APC ) candidate, Mr Daniel Onjeh  against the Peo....

Re-run Election to Hold in Rivers, Kogi, Others Before August 1

June 29, 2016, 4:36 pm 0

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday assured of his readiness to conduct re-run elections in Rivers, Kano, Kogi and Imo states not later than July 31. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this during h....

Ekiti Lawmakers Protest Freezing of Fayose’s Account

June 29, 2016, 4:21 pm 0

Ekiti State lawmakers on Wednesday held their plenary session on a highway in the state capital. Ado-Ekiti, protesting the freezing of Governor Ayo Fayose personal account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The lawma....

FCT Court Did Not Sack Sheriff - Factional Secretary

June 29, 2016, 2:23 pm 0

Factional National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Adewale Oladipo, on Wednesday dismissed reports that a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court had sacked the National Chairman of the PDP, Sen. Ali-Modu Sheriff. ....

There is a Clear Attempt to Silence Me, Ekweremadu writes UN

June 29, 2016, 12:38 am 0

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has written to the United Nations (UN), United States, European Union (EU), and other international organisations over the forgery trial brought against the leadership of the 8th senate.   ....

Presidency: Saraki's Claim on Cabal, a Mere Conjecture

June 27, 2016, 4:31 pm 0

The Presidency on Monday described as "a mere conjecture," the claims by Senate President Bukola Saraki that a cabal within the administration of President Buhari has allegedly seized powers to pursue a nefarious agenda. Presidential Adv....

Alleged Forgery: I'm Ready for Prison, Says Saraki

June 27, 2016, 4:15 pm 0

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday reacted strongly to his arraignment before Justice Yusuf Halilu, of an Abuja High Court, for alleged forgery and declared his readiness for prison "if yielding to the nefarious agenda of a few individ....

Fayose Threatens to Name Those Who Funded His Election

June 23, 2016, 12:47 am 0

“I wish to state further that if it becomes evidently clear that those who willingly provided money for my election can no longer stand by what they did, may be because of threat from the EFCC, I will not hesitate to name names,” - Gov....

Drama at Gov Fayose's Bank: "I enjoy immunity EFCC Cannot Freeze My Account"

June 20, 2016, 6:18 pm 0

When a big customer physically visits a bank – in these days of online banking – something must be amiss. Other customers will make way for him and the staff will be on their toes. That was the scene yesterday in Ado-Ekiti,....

House of Representatives to Debate Sex Scandal

June 19, 2016, 11:33 pm 0

  The House of Representatives will tomorrow debate the allegations of impropriety levelled against three of its members by the United States. Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo (Bauchi,APC),Hon. Samuel Ikon (Akwa-Ibom,APC) and Hon Ma....

"Buhari Wants to Jail Saraki, Ekweremadu" - The Senate

June 19, 2016, 9:22 pm 0

The senate has accused the executive arm of government led by President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to “muzzle the legislature and criminalise legislative processes” in order to cause leadership change in the national assembly.....

Buhari Certificate: Presidency Accuses Lawyer of Over-reaching the Court

June 19, 2016, 2:41 pm 0

The Presidency on Sunday condemned alleged attempts by a private lawyer, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha, to prejudice public opinion against President Muhammadu Buhari over his alleged lack of certificate by declaring the president guilty on the pages of new....

Buhari Is Back, Says I'm Fit for Wrestling

June 19, 2016, 1:33 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday arrived Abuja from a 13-day medical vacation in London and declared that he is fit enough to participate in a wrestling bout.   The Presidential Aircraft that conveyed him landed at the Presiden....

Edo State: Obaseki Emerges APC Guber Candidate

June 18, 2016, 11:21 pm 0

Mr Godwin Obaseki on Sunday won the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the capital of Edo State. He pulled a total of 1,618 votes against his closest rival, Odubu, ....

FG Charges Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others for Forgery

June 18, 2016, 1:41 am 0

Fresh trouble for Senate President Bukola Saraki is on the way with the resolve of the Federal Government to press forgery charges against him and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. The suit against the two presiding officers of the Sen....

IGP Meets PDP Factional Chairs, Locks Party Secretariat

June 17, 2016, 1:39 pm 0

IGP Meets PDP Factional Chairs, Locks Party Secretariat Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase on Friday met the factional chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, warni....

Sheriff to Makarfi: You Have No Place Here

June 13, 2016, 6:56 am 0

  Removed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday departed the premises of his party national secretariat, at the Wadata Plaza in Wuse Zone 5, declaring that his successor, Senator Ah....

Sen. Ali Modu Sherif at PDP Headquarters with Supporters to Take Over

June 13, 2016, 1:47 am 0

The immediate past National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ali Modu Sheriff  this morning reported to the National Headquarters of the party at Wadata Plaza, Abuja to "commence his official business". He was prevented from....

MKO Abiola Family Demands Entitlements of President, S/West Govs Revisit June 12

June 12, 2016, 7:37 am 0

Abiola Family Demands Entitlements of President, S/West Govs Revisit June 12   The family of the late Chief MKO Abiola at the weekend asked the Federal Government to make a declaration that their father, who was the presidenti....

"Ondo State Is Broke, I Can’t Pay Workers" - Gov Mimiko

June 11, 2016, 12:35 am 0

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko announced on Thursday that the State government is “broke” and therefore cannot afford to pay the striking civil servants’ their salaries. Mr. Mimiko announced this while addressing the protestin....

Career Diplomats Upstage Politicians as Buhari Lists Ambassadors

June 9, 2016, 3:10 pm 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday submitted names of 47 ambassadorial nominees to the Senate seeking their confirmation. The nominees were drawn from the ranks of career diplomats, a departure from past appointments where career dip....

PDP N’Assembly Caucus Pledges Loyalty to Makarfi’s Caretaker Committee

June 9, 2016, 4:48 am 0

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the National Assembly wednesday pledged their loyalty to the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee and advised the committee to constantly consult the federal legislature from time to time. ....

"The Senate I Lead is Patriotic" - Saraki

June 9, 2016, 4:44 am 0

To mark the first anniversary of his inauguration today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki spoke with senior editors, including THISDAY’s Bolaji Adebiyi on the high points of the last one year. Excerpts: How would you desc....

20 things to remember about Abacha

June 1, 2016, 12:29 pm 0

General Sani Abacha, born on September 20, 1943, was Nigeria’s military head of state from November 17, 1993 to June 8, 1998 when he died suddenly. It is exactly 18 years since he died, but how much of his history do you still remember?....

Kogi assembly crisis: Reps summon Bello, Buratai

June 1, 2016, 12:29 pm 0

The house of representatives has summoned Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, and Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, over the deployment of armed military men to the state assembly. The summons followed a motion under matters of urgen....

I was not involved in any $1.6bn scam, says Adoke

June 1, 2016, 12:29 pm 0

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, has denied being involved in any local judgment scam. Reacting to report in an online publication, Adoke said his detractors were trying to use the current anti-graft war of the ....

Indian minister asks his country to ban Nigerians

June 1, 2016, 11:38 am 0

Ravi Naik, a former minister in India, has asked his country’s authorities to impose a ban on Nigerians. ....

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