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Tinubu not hospitalised, returns home soon, says aide
August 1, 2021 1102 831

Tunde Rahman, Special Adviser on Media to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has confirmed that the former governor of Lagos State is alive and without any medical problem. Rahman made this known... Read more

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APC elects consensus ward executives amid dissenting voices
August 1, 2021 916 560

There was apprehension that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congresses would end in crises, but that was not to be because in many states, candidates emerged through consensus. In places where there were strong dissenting voices, especial... Read more

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Appeal Court sets aside judgment sacking Anambra PDP Exco
July 31, 2021 1854 1250

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has set aside the judgment of Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, which sacked the Executive Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State. Delivering Judgement over... Read more

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APC crisis;Buhari orders Osinbajo to intervene
July 31, 2021 1598 902

Worried by the impact of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the fate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to meet with all ministers who are lawyers in his cabinet. T... Read more

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Supreme court verdict; Akeredolu receives tumultuous welcome in Ondo
July 31, 2021 1443 796

The Ondo State capital, Akure, was thrown into wild jubilation yesterday over the verdict of the Supreme Court, which upheld the victory of the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) at the October 10, 2020 governorship election.   Ake... Read more

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No going back on APC congresses, Buni vows despite court verdict
July 30, 2021 2184 1251

Wednesday’s Supreme Court split decision that upheld the election of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, as winner of the November 20, 2020 governorship poll, has thrown up confusion within the fold of the governing All Progressives Congr... Read more

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Ekiti 2022; Oni, Eleka disagree over zoning of governorship to south
July 29, 2021 2909 1942

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, and former Deputy Governor of the State, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka have disagreed on the desirability of zoning the governorship to the South senatorial district in 2022.   Power has elu... Read more

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Senate unravels facts on illegal diversion of N665.8b by AGF’s office
July 29, 2021 2526 1677

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has unraveled facts on how the Office of Accountant General of the Federation illegally diverted N665.8 billion from the Solid Mineral Development Funds and Stabilisation Funds to the Independent National El... Read more

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Plateau political class urges Lalong on presidency
July 29, 2021 2262 1275

Some important political personalities, as well as chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State are persuading the Chairman Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong to contest the 2023 P... Read more

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APC inaugurates committees for July 31 ward congress
July 29, 2021 2023 1085

Ahead of its July 31 ward congress, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday inaugurated a two-man congress committee for each of the 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Inaugurating the committees at the party&rsquo... Read more

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More PDP governors to defect, says Presidency
July 28, 2021 2415 1622

The Presidency took swipe on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for saying that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has turned the Presidential Villa into its headquarters. At their meeting in Bauchi on Monday, PDP governors accused the APC of &l... Read more

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Anambra billionaires to review stance on Soludo as Ozigbo invites stakeholders
July 28, 2021 2230 1439

Barely three days to the close of the substitution window set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the November 6, 2021 gubernatorial poll in Anambra State, billionaire captains of industry in the state have planned a meetin... Read more

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Why I joined APC, by Imo ex-governor, Ohakim
July 28, 2021 1984 1285

Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has said his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was to offer unhindered support to Governor Hope Uzodimma to move the state forward. Ohakim disclosed this, yesterday, during a receptio... Read more

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PDP governors insist on electronic transmission of election results, reject direct primary
July 27, 2021 2626 1709

Governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, insisted that the National Assembly must approve electronic transmission of election results, which had earlier been rejected by the lawmakers during a ... Read more

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Zulum raises panel to resettle Borno IDPs
July 27, 2021 2231 1267

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has set up a 24-man committee to return Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Malam Fatori community in Abadam Local Council of the state.   The community, located on the shores of Lake Chad, was atta... Read more

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Corrupt PDP chiefs joining APC, says Tambuwal
July 27, 2021 2041 1112

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum Chairman, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday said only corrupt party chieftains have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Healso said the defectors left for APC ... Read more

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PDP governors to meet Monday in Bauchi over economy, others
July 26, 2021 2793 1811

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will meet today in Bauchi to examine the state of the nation.                   ... Read more

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APC leads as Lagos, Ogun hold LG polls
July 25, 2021 3054 1775

The All Progressives Congress (APC) were on the front foot Saturday night after the local government elections held in Lagos and Ogun states, with the party winning in all the 20 local government areas whose results were released by the Lagos Stat... Read more

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APC reneges on power rotation in Abia
July 25, 2021 2513 1340

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has seemingly thwarted the rotation order of the governorship position among three Senatorial zones in Abia State.The state APC Chairman, Donatus Nwankpa, said the party would select its governorship candidate f... Read more

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Light shines on unconditional electronic transmission of election result
July 25, 2021 2334 1218

For the second time in one week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it has the capacity to transmit unhindered, election results from far-flung parts of the country, again contradicting claims by both the Nation... Read more

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Money, court ‘shopping’ in Anambra Gubernatorial politics
July 25, 2021 2195 1066

The journey to the off-season governorship election in Anambra State exposes the three peculiar elements that make elections in the state very intriguing and exasperating. Affluence, influence, and godfathering constitute the underlying factors th... Read more

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Tension in PDP as governors, Secondus, NWC squabble
July 25, 2021 1961 911

All is not well in the camp of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the misunderstanding between the party’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and his chief sponsor, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, gets messier.... Read more

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Voter apathy, logistics problem greet Ogun LG polls
July 24, 2021 2386 1312

The Saturday local government elections in Ogun was largely characterised by low turnout of voters and logistic challenges at the early stage of the excercise in most council areas. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitore... Read more

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NCC lied, Nigeria is ripe for electronic transmission of results, INEC insists
July 24, 2021 2450 1348

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said contrary to claims by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), there is enough network coverage across the country to guarantee electronic transmission of election results in 2023. ... Read more

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YIAGA scores LASIEC low on preparations for local council polls
July 23, 2021 2802 1560

Due to low mobilization and sensitisation, there might be a low turnout of voters for the Local government elections scheduled for Saturday, civil society organisation, Yiaga Africa said on Friday. Yiaga also faulted LASIEC for hoarding informati... Read more

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