Ademola Adeleke, a lawmaker from Osun State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, has said he will dance to Osun State Government House by winning the September 22 Osun governorship election. Adeleke said this during a town hall meeting organised by Oduduwa Youth Development Initiative in Osun State,Read More →

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Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) front-line governorship aspirant and former Speaker of the State Assembly, Victor Ochei, has restated his determination to bring transformation to his state, stating that if he failed to fulfil his electoral promises, the people should “write him off”. Ochei also challenged Okowa to showRead More →

Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) front-line governorship aspirant and former Speaker of the State Assembly, Victor Ochei, has restated his determination to bring transformation to his state, stating that if he failed to fulfil his electoral promises, the people should “write him off”. Ochei also challenged Okowa to showRead More →

Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) front-line governorship aspirant and former Speaker of the State Assembly, Victor Ochei, has restated his determination to bring transformation to his state, stating that if he failed to fulfil his electoral promises, the people should “write him off”. Ochei also challenged Okowa to showRead More →

Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, has called on the 12 presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid disparaging utterances as they campaign ahead of the party’s national convention. In a statement on Monday, Fidelis Soriwei, Special Adviser on Media Relations, quoted the governor stating that itRead More →

Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, has called on the 12 presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid disparaging utterances as they campaign ahead of the party’s national convention. In a statement on Monday, Fidelis Soriwei, Special Adviser on Media Relations, quoted the governor stating that itRead More →

Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, has called on the 12 presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to avoid disparaging utterances as they campaign ahead of the party’s national convention. In a statement on Monday, Fidelis Soriwei, Special Adviser on Media Relations, quoted the governor stating that itRead More →

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the former Plateau State Governor, currently in prison, to focus on prayers rather than attracting unnecesary attention. The party also described the purchase of election forms by former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye as “ridiculous”. Speaking on the decision by the All ProgressivesRead More →

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the former Plateau State Governor, currently in prison, to focus on prayers rather than attracting unnecesary attention. The party also described the purchase of election forms by former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye as “ridiculous”. Speaking on the decision by the All ProgressivesRead More →

George Akume, the senator currently representing Benue North-West at the National Assembly, paid N4million each to some members of the Benue State House of Assembly for them to impeach Samuel Ortom, Governor of the state, on July 30, SaharaReporters has been told. It would be recalled that on July 30,Read More →

George Akume, the senator currently representing Benue North-West at the National Assembly, paid N4million each to some members of the Benue State House of Assembly for them to impeach Samuel Ortom, Governor of the state, on July 30, SaharaReporters has been told. It would be recalled that on July 30,Read More →

George Akume, the senator currently representing Benue North-West at the National Assembly, paid N4million each to some members of the Benue State House of Assembly for them to impeach Samuel Ortom, Governor of the state, on July 30, SaharaReporters has been told. It would be recalled that on July 30,Read More →

Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of allowing Timipre Sylva, a former governor of the state, along with the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, to “unleash violence” on the residents of the state. He also expressed shock that the President has failedRead More →

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the review of the schedule for the conduct of their 2018 primary elections of the party. From the original program, presidential primaries were to hold on September 20, while appeals that might arise from the conduct wereRead More →

The Nigeria Police Force is set to embark on a show of force as part of its actions prior to the governorship election scheduled for September 22, 2018. The policemen will also see some flash points in the state. In a tweet through the official handle of the Nigeria PoliceRead More →

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has said it is praying that Joshua Dariye, who picked the nomination form to contest for a seat in the National Assembly in the 2019 elections, gets state pardon. Dariye, who is currently serving a 14-year prison term within financial misdeeds, while he was PlateauRead More →

Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015, has confirmed he will run again in 2019. Speaking with NAN on Wednesday, Agbaje said he initially didn’t want to, but his supporters convinced him to change his mind. “It is true that initially I didRead More →

David Mark, a Benue State senator and two-time former Senate President, says he would do “many things differently” if voted as President in 2019 such that even the groundnut seller on the streets would feel his impact. Mark, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Read More →

The All Progressives Congress on Saturday, held elections that produced new executives for the party in all the states of the federation. The elected officials are also expected to serve as delegates to the party’s national convention scheduled to hold next month in Abuja. SUNDAY PUNCH correspondents, who monitored the congressesRead More →

THE excitement triggered by the emergence of two challengers to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket is good for internal democracy, party Chairman Tunde Balogun said yesterday. He spoke at the ACME Road, Lagos secretariat of the party during the inauguration of a seven-member panelRead More →

• Body’s decision closing on gov’s destiny Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will now know the fate of his bid for a second term of office as the National Leader of Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, meets with the state’s highest advisory political manhood, Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), this dayRead More →

Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC), has revealed that he auditioned for the part of Fela on Broadway to depict late Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He made the revelation during a conversation on MECO TV in Los Angeles as part of theRead More →

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of  Ekiti State, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of nursing an “unprovoked personal hatred and malice” against him. In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the EFCC, which was made available to journalists on Tuesday, Fayose insisted that he wouldRead More →

Moshood Salvador, a former Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party who only formally joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) three days ago, has been named among the seven-man committee to screen aspirants for the party’s October 4 state assembly primary. Other members of the committeeRead More →

Olagunju Ojo, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, has left Labour Party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Aside Olagunju, six other lawmakers, including the Minority Leader, Ademola Ige, defected to three distinct parties. Paul Bankole, Clerk of the House, read the different letters of defection from theRead More →

A pesky problem of the Nigeria political milieu is the dominance of flatulent, gluttonous and dictatorial political parties. Political parties give complexion to politics. Hence, that our politics suffers “craw-craw” and monkey pox is largely due to the political parties. I believe the APC and the PDP are not aRead More →

Adams Oshimhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday made light remarks about his height in comparison with President Muhammadu Buhari’s, saying it’s an indication that the party “has everything — the long and short of the situation. ” Oshiomhole was talking in Osogbo, capital of OsunRead More →

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to participate in the mega rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Gboyega Oyetola, its candidate in Saturday’s governorship election in the nation. The news was shared on Twitter by Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to the PresidentRead More →

The Kano State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as the new Deputy Governor of the state. Andullahi Ganduje, Governor of the state, had formally forwarded Gawuna’s title into the legislature for screening. On Tuesday, Salihu Tanko Yakassai, Special Assistant on Media to theRead More →

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently consulting with stakeholders towards presenting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election, Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant for the party’s ticket, revealed on Tuesday. But Tambuwal added that if this fails, he plans to accept the outcome of theRead More →

Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State and presidential elections beneath the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has boasted that his standing as SDP presidential aspirant will assist the party emerge victorious in the 2019 presidential election. Duke said this on Tuesday while speaking at the country party secretariat inaugurationRead More →

Babachir Lawal, the sacked former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has boasted of his success after he was sacked from the government. Lawal was fired in October for allegedly diverting funds meant for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. But speaking on Monday with Abuja reporters,Read More →

As Nigeria continues to grapple with post-harvest losses in the agricultural sector, the government agency saddled with the responsibility of dealing with these wastages, Nigerian Stored Product Research Institute (NSPRI), has chosen to focus on more mundane things instead of tackling that which is its mandate. In the 2018 NationalRead More →

Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has denied lobbying for Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who appears to have fallen out of the goodwill of the National Leader of the All Progressives Party (APC). Reports had emerged the president was in talksRead More →

Laura Beaufils, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, stated this in her address at an interactive session organised for journalists by the commission in Lagos on Friday. She also restated the united kingdom government’s commitment to spending pound;47.4million on Deepening Democracy in Nigeria Programme Stage 2 (DDiN2).  Speaking onRead More →

“Lies never last, History never dies and the Truth is always constant.”             –  Author. Every political philosophy has a purpose. Or if you like, a vision that it fosters through governance. And one believes that we all agreed or is it just assumed, that theRead More →

Since the event was winding down to a close, the Master of Ceremonies invited the state governors present at the event and other dignitaries to the podium to take photos using a large copy of the book and the author.  Tinubu was at the left corner of the stage whileRead More →

Justice Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, has ordered speedy conclusion of all political cases pending before judges in various courts across the country, before the end of October 2018. He disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at the special court session to mark the commencementRead More →

Speaking after considering an application by Adebayo Adelodun (SAN), counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had argued that the nation was dangerous for such sitting, Belgore explained a new venue and date could be communicated to all counsels within 48 hours. In his program, Adelodun had said: “MyRead More →

Eighteen political parties have indicated interest in fielding candidates for the Ondo State local government election scheduled for December 1, 2018.  Yomi Dinakin, Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) confirmed this on Monday in Akure.  Dinakin said 18 political parties sent in their’letters of intent’ forms, andRead More →

Labaran Maku, National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has lamented alleged incidence of buying of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) across local government areas in Nasarawa State. Maku made this allegation through an interview with Newsmen in Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa, on Sunday. The former Minister ofRead More →

Newly-appointed Acting Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed has assumed duty 72 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari picked her to oversee the ministry after the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun on, September 14. According to NAN, the Minister is studying her new office and reading the handover note. Last Friday,Read More →

Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of Progressives Congres (APC), has been petitioned to expel or suspend the entire EXCO of the Adamawa chapter together with 21 local government chairmen of the party, SaharaReporters could report. Babachir Lawal, former SGF; Ahmed Abubakar MoAllahyidi, a serving senator, Nuhu Ribadu, a governorship aspirant andRead More →

Stephen Oni, Bishop of the Diocese of Ondo, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has voiced his dissatisfaction with politicians in their seventies still seeking to contest elections. He also said aged politicians, that are looking to”die in office”, contribute to the impunity in the country. He said this at theRead More →

Yusuf Lasun, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, has denied reports that he has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). There had been reports of moves by the deputy speaker to toe the line of Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, who recentlyRead More →

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State have attacked the convoy of Governor Abdul’aziz Yari. The governor’s convoy was attacked at Lalan Roundabout in Gusau on Sunday, while on the way to Kaduna. Based on NAN, seven governorship aspirants, including the deputy governor, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala, wereRead More →

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has voiced his belief that a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. According to Sun, the former President described Lamido as “highly courageous”, and advocated the presidential candidate to use his resources to unify the nation,Read More →

Barely forty-eight hours after directing members of his cabinet to turn in their resignation letters if they have obtained forms to contest in the 2019 elections, six individuals have resigned their positions, SaharaReporters learnt on Sunday.  The aides — four commissioners and two special advisers — have expressed their interestRead More →

Constituents in the Isoko Federal Constituency, Delta State, have added their voices to calls by other concerned Isoko natives, to appeal to Leo Ogor, the House of Representatives minority leader and member representing Isoko Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, to quit politics and take time to attend to hisRead More →

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described politicians opposed to the anti-corruption stand of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as “thieves”. This was contained in a statement by Yekini Nabena, APC’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, which he issued on Sunday. Highlighting its anti-corruption efforts to include “successful prosecution of manyRead More →

Nigerian music legend, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as K1 De Ultimate, has refuted reports that he’s supporting the presidential ambition of Senator President Bukola Saraki.  According to the announcement, the artiste threatened to sue anybody who uses his tune to campaign for Saraki, noting that”he’s already talking with his lawyersRead More →

Bamidele Baderinwa, a lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency of Ondo State at the House of Representatives, has disagreed with the adopted indirect main system of electing the candidates of the party at the forthcoming elections. Speaking with journalists in Akure on Saturday, Baderinwa described the decision of Governor Rotimi AkeredoluRead More →

Abdulmumuni Abiola, son of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), has said he would support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid, because honoured his late father. MKO, the acclaimed winner of the 1993 presidential election, was honoured posthumously by President Buhari, 25 years following the 1993 election was annulled. TheRead More →

Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Aspirant on the stage of the African Action Congress (AAC), has promised to make Nigeria an attractive and formidable technological hub when he is elected as President at the 2019 polls. He made the comment when he visited the Google headquarters at Mountain View, California, as partRead More →

Ibrahim Bilal, Chairman of Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, has declared the resolution of the party to adopt Jibirilla Bindow, Governor of the state, as candidate for the state’s governorship election in 2019.  Accordingly, Bilal mocked all others aspiring to challenge the Governor’s seat, describing them as mere jesters.Read More →

Ibrahim Babangida, former Military Head of State, has played host to Senator David Mark in Minna, the Niger State capital. Mark joined Babangida for a two-hour meeting on Saturday in the latter’s Hilltop residence in Minna. Based on NAN, Mark arrived at about 1:30pm in the company of Sen. ZainabRead More →

Honourable Israel Goli, the lawmaker representing Brass Constituency 1 at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of intimidation regarding his decision to contest the Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency in 2019. Dickson had alleged that Goli was behind the killings in Bayelsa, and then orderedRead More →

The fate of the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, still hung in the balance on Friday because he failed to secure the nod of a federal leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for his second term bid in 2019. Tinubu, it was learnt on Friday, refusedRead More →

Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was divided over the choice of the party governorship candidate for the 2019 general election as a few of the leaders warned that there was no zoning of elective offices in the party. This is coming three days after theRead More →

The All Progressives Congress has said the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, like the Senate President Bukola Saraki, must resign or be prepared to be impeached. In separate telephone interviews with Saturday PUNCH, in Abuja, on Friday, the APC acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena and theRead More →

Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, has ordered the members of the State Executive Council (SEC) who are contesting optional political positions from the 2019 general election to turn in their resignation letters before following Monday. The directive was contained in a statement published quite late on Friday night byRead More →

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as Minister of Finance. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. “TheRead More →

Although it just became public on Friday, it is already “a couple weeks” since President Muhammadu Buhari decided to let go of Kemi Adeosun as Minister of Finance, SaharaReporters understands. Two sources close to the government told SaharaReporters on Friday that the UK-born Minister had resigned, but it has emergedRead More →

Civic Media Lab in collaboration with KHASH.ng has launched a mobile program, ZABE, to monitor elections in Nigeria. The program would be effective from the 2018 Osun State gubernatorial elections. Zabe, according to the groups, is a web-based solution that can be used to collect data sent by observers atRead More →

New revelations have emerged on the funding of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s failed third term bid. According to a book titled: ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, written by Chidi Odinkalu and Ayisha Osori, an estimated sum of $500 million wasRead More →

Kemi Adeosun has resigned her position as Minister of Finance, two sources in Abuja have told SaharaReporters. However, it is uncertain as of yet when exactly the resignation will take effect, as SaharaReporters knows she’s “currently in her office working”. Details soon…Read More →

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has recounted how he worked tirelessly and for free when he recently joined politics years ago. In accordance with Laolu Akande, the vice-president’s spokesman, Osinbajo stated this while addressing young aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Abuja. He urged them to embrace commitment to theRead More →

Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice-President and presidential hopeful, has written to President Muhammad Buhari asking for extra protection over alleged danger to his life and those of his relatives. Atiku is one of the aspirants seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He called onRead More →

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to join the party if he decides to dump his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor, who has shown interest in contesting for a second term, has faced some opposition in the party. TheRead More →

Some elder statesmen in the Southern part of the country have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being “sectional, narrow, parochial, and tribalistic”. They made their position known on Thursday following the announcement of the elimination of Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS).Read More →

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Ward 14 of Southern Ijaw Constituency 4 of Bayelsa State have accused the state party chairman, Cleopas Moses, of fraud within the conduct of the ad-hoc ward congress in the region. The aggrieved party members, led by Chief Timi Seimiebo ​​Ekeni; Chief AkunuRead More →

A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has endorsed direct primaries for its candidates ahead of the 2019 general election. Rising from its stakeholders’ meeting in Akure, the faction explained in an e-communiqué that it adopted direct primaries, as it was openly embraced by the party’s nationalRead More →

Hours after announcing his intention to join the race for Nigeria’s presidency, Dr Olusegun Mimiko’s fantasy has suffered a significant setback, as the Labour Party has rejected his candidature. Mimiko had declared his intention to contest for the presidency from the 2019 elections on the platform of the Labour PartyRead More →

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is not bothered by the defection Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Unlike many politicians who recently switched between the two leading parties, Dogara did not formally announce his defection. However,Read More →

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has faulted the claim that the former chairman of the party, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe and 98 others, along with 5,000 others, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over APC’s alleged dealings with cultists, use of violence and lack of political experience.Read More →

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has approved the N10 billion supplementary budget presented by Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing Governor of this state. On September 11, Fayose had forwarded a supplementary invoice, titled ‘2018 Revised Budget’, to the legislature for approval. At Thursday’s closed-door sitting, Speaker Kola Oluwawole and 13Read More →

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s immediate past President, has responded to an allegation by Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), that he started the practice of “vote buying”. According to Jonathan, the claims by Oshiomhole may be as a result of “psychological strain” associated with his efforts atRead More →

The state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Udoka Estate, Awka, has been sealed by the Anambra Police Command, following a protest led by Ndubuisi Durkins, Assistant Legal Adviser of the party. Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said the action followed a fracas that occurredRead More →

No aspirant has been adopted for Lagos State governor, All Progressives Congress (APC) elders said yesterday. The Chairman of the  Elders’ Forum, Alhaji Tajudeen Olusi, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said the party would not have resolved to hold a primary if itRead More →

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, may have finally defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday night that the embattled speaker had picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms to return to the House in 2019.Read More →

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, says the current administration is ready to supply 24-hour electricity supply for Nigerians if re-elected. Amaechi said this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday. Highlighting the operation of the current administration under President Muhammadu Buhari, in the region of infrastructure development and fighting corruption,Read More →

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked claims that there is a possibility of shifting the February 2019 elections. The commission made the clarification on Wednesday, insisting that there are no such plans. A statement signed by Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, explained the reportRead More →

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he’ll serve them to the best of his ability when he receives the ticket of his party and is elected by the people. Buhari said this on Wednesday when he filed his expression-of-interest and nomination forms in the national secretariat of his party.Read More →

The chairman of a local government and the chairmen of three local council development institutions are among a variety of All Progressives Congress (APC) members and leaders in Lagos State who endorsed Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of the country, for next semester on Wednesday. According to Habib Haruna, the Chief mediaRead More →

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, on Wednesday played down reports of rift with the National Leader of Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. Addressing party faithful in Epe throughout the election of delegates for the presidential primary election and national convention of the party, Ambode said the reports indicating thatRead More →

Jide Sanwo-Olu, Bola Tinubu’s anointed to become the next Governor of Lagos State, has played down the influence of Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader in the development of the next Governor, saying it’s the men and women that will do the actual voting. According to SahahraReporters on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu, ratherRead More →

A member of the State Working Committee (SWC), who asked not to be named, told SaharaReporters:”Our engagement with Modi was a sort of eye-opener for most of us about how the current government failed us in the past 3 years. “And you may have understood that we attracted Bindow againstRead More →

Nigerian pop singer, David Adeleke has announced his support for the Osun governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke. In a video posted on his Instagram handle on Tuesday evening, the singer, who hails from Osun State, revealed that he will be in the state toRead More →

The screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has cleared 122 aspirants to contest the State House of Assembly primaries. Three persons were screened out. According to the list posted in the state secretariat of the PDP, from the 122 State Assembly aspirants cleared, seventeen areRead More →

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned recent gloomy reports against the President’s re-election bid by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of The Economist Magazine and HSBC, a multinational banking and financial services company. In their various reports, all three had thumbed down the implications of re-electingRead More →

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, has written a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), expressing his intention to submit himself for probe after the expiration of his tenure as governor. In the letter dated September 10, 2018, and addressed to the EFCC Chairman, Fayose accused theRead More →

I have been thinking about Jagaban, Bola Ahmed Tinubu lately. I believe he deserves an encomium for drifting into the expansive shoes of the blossom, Obafemi Awolowo, by forging a united bunch from disparate broomsticks. But honestly, I do not think he’s the intellectual grit, ideological purpose and subject ofRead More →

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has stated although he initially considered leaving the home after spending more than 10 years, he will recontest for his seat in the National Assembly. In a post on his personal blog, Dogara, said he was overwhelmed by the show of solidarityRead More →

Offa, a city located in Kwara State, on Sunday September 9, 2018, played host to Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC), who visited the city as part of activities for his presidential campaign. The hall, where the meeting was held, was filled to capacity. On Sowore’s arrival,Read More →

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged groups and individuals still interested in contributing funds towards his expression-of-interest and nomination forms to channel them to supporting young candidates. He said this in his message after receiving the forms bought for him by his support group, the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN), onRead More →

Since departing Alausa in 2007 following eight years as Lagos Governor, Tinubu has literally handpicked the state’s number-one leader. Not even Fashola, his self-appointed successor for eight years who favoured Olasupo Sasore, could stop him from installing Ambode in 2015. Reports of a rift between Tinubu and Ambode have beenRead More →

Bukola Saraki, Senate President and presidential aspirant seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed Dr. Doyin Okupe as Chairman of the Media Council for his effort organisation. His appointment was announced on Tuesday. Okupe, a medical doctor and politician, had served as theRead More →

Femi Otedola, a businessman and Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, has “approved ” the offer of a governorship ticket from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation magazine, Otedola “personally confirmed” the news to him, meaning he could potentially run against Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbentRead More →

Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State, is backing Joseph Tegbe, a Partner and Head of the Technology Advisory practice of KPMG, to succeed him, but SaharaReporters understands this is not primarily because Ajimobi considers him the best possible leader for the state. Instead, Tegbe is Ajimobi’s pick because he isRead More →

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the expression-of-interest and nomination forms from the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) in Abuja. The forms were introduced to Buhari in the State House on Tuesday. The president, through a tweet, described the group as a”mixture of familiar faces, in addition to new ones, unitedRead More →