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Senate investigates Jonathan's request to sack Character Commission's commissioner

  The Senate on Tuesday mandated its committee on Federal character to investigate the President's bid…

CNPP demands Alison-Madueke, Azazi's, sack

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has renewed its call on President Goodluck Jonathan…

INEC walks a careful path in Edo

  Apex electoral management body in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says…

Tribunal upholds Kogi Governor's election

The Kogi Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal on Thursday upheld the election of Idris Wada as the duly elected governor of the state. The tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Abubakar Audu, which prayed the tribunal to cancel the governorship election. In the…

Jega to mediate deepening Edo election crisis

Ahead of a crucial July 14 governorship polls, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday announced a mediation plan for feuding political parties for the Edo state seat. Mr. Jega holds that it is pertinent to reduce the tension in the state that has…

CPC fires back, says Jonathan is clannish, corrupt

The opposition Congress for Progressive Change has hit back at President Goodluck Jonathan, describing him as clannish, corrupt and  inept in the manner he has so far run the country. In a tersely worded statement Wednesday afternoon, the party, founded by former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari shortly before the…

Jonathan plans to arrest me, says Buhari

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday said President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government were hatching a plot to arrest him. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES via his closest political associate and national secretary of his party, Buba Galadima, Mr. Buhari said the presidency and the ruling party were…

Nigerian politicians, parties to get social media code of conduct

As Nigeria moves towards the next general election in 2015, the election management body, Independent National Electoral Commission, is considering setting basic rules that will guide the use of social media by political parties and politicians. Kuna Mohammed, Technical Adviser to the Chairman of the commission, Attahiru Jega, hinted of…

Multi-million naira contract scam tears Kwara Assembly apart

The Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Razak Atunwa, is under fire following a petition by the House Chief Whip, Iliasu Ibrahim, over allegations of massive corruption, high-handedness, mismanagement and abuse of office. The allegations have polarised the assembly and threatened the smooth running of the House. The Chief Whip,…

Atiku charges Bamanga Tukur on equal opportunity in PDP

  Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has tasked the new chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur, on rebuilding the party’s internal democracy and reclaiming states lost to the opposition. Mr. Atiku said the success of the new PDP leader, who is only two months in office, will…

Katsina CPC dismisses Sen. Danmarke, 6 others

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Katsina State has dismissed Lado Danmarke, who contested for the state governorship elections on the party’s platform in 2011, and six other top members of the party for alleged anti-party activities. The other members dismissed are a member representing Danmusa/Safana/Batsari Federal Constituency, Gambo…

Ondo Governorship: Mimiko turns to President Jonathan for help

The political permutations for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state has taken a new dimension as incumbent Governor, Olusegun Mimiko , has approached President Goodluck Jonathan for assistance,  sources within the presidency and the state government have told PREMIUM TIMES. Though Mr. Mimiko is a member of the Labour Party…

Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the late Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Olaitan Oyerinde, was most likely murdered by an insider in the Edo state government.   This was contained in a statement released by the party’s publicity secretary Olisa Metuh in Abuja on Wednesday.…

Group asks National Assembly to block FG's spending on power projects

A civil society group, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has asked the National Assembly not to appropriate any money for Independent Power projects until a thorough probe of previous expenditure is carried out. The group in separate, but similar, letters written to the Senate President, David Mark, and…

Oshiomhole kicks off campaign day after key aide is murdered

The Oshiomhole Campaign Organisation on Saturday kicked-off campaign for the re-election of Adams Oshiomhole, barely 24 hours after the assassination of the governor’s close aide, Olaitan Oyerinde. Mr. Olaitan, the principal private secretary to Mr. Oshiomhole was on Friday morning murdered by four gunmen in his Ogbor GRA residence in…

Condemnation mounts over murder of Oshiomhole's aide in Edo

Condemnation poured in torrents on Friday from a cross section of Nigerians and groups in the wake of the dastardly murder of Olaitan Oyerinde, the principal private Secretary to Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. Condolence messages condemning the killing came from the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), where…

PDP says it will respect all court decisions

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has restated its readiness to abide by all competent court decisions in line with its cardinal objectives as a law abiding political party. It however warned its members against frivolous court actions capable of retarding the progress of the Party.   “The Peoples Democratic Party…

How Olaitan was assassinated, by Edo government

  The Edo state government has provided details revealing how the governor's Principal Private Secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde, was assassinated in the early hours of Friday by gunmen.   Mr. Oyerinde, 44, was shot dead by who invaded his house in Ugbor area, Benin City around 1 a.m.   According to…

Oshiomhole's private secretary, Olaitan Oyerinde, assassinated

The private secretary to Adams Oshiomole, governor of Edo state, Olaitan Oyerinde, has been assassinated, Edo government officials say. He was shot by unknown gunmen in his home in Ugbor GRA, Benin City, the capital of Edo state, at about 1:30 a.m Friday morning. Officials of the Edo State government…

Court adjourns hearing on case against Governor Akpabio's election

A Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, presided over by Justice Abdul Kafarati Thursday adjourned till May 23 the hearing of the suit against the election of Godswill Akpabio as governor of Akwa Ibom state.   Prior to the April 18 adjournment, Mr. Kafarati had fixed…

Jonathan's aide, Tukur, slams Boko Haram negotiator, Datti Ahmed

Presidential aide, Hassan Tukur, who was the butt of an accusation at the weekend as the person who scuttled the peace talks between the federal government and the terror organization, Boko Haram, has denied the accusation, and calling the claimant, Mr. Datti Ahmed, as malicious but untruthful with an agenda…

PDP is determined to keep Nigeria one, says Tukur

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur, has reassured Nigerians that the PDP is determined to give the kind of good life anybody could wish anywhere in the world, emphasizing that PDP is not only thinking of one prosperous Nigeria but one Africa. Mr.Tukur gave the…

House backs senate

A week after winning a crucial senate backing, a proposal to drastically reduce the powers of the Central Bank, its governor, and other key officials, gained the support of the House of Representatives Wednesday, foretelling a future that will end what lawmakers view as the bank’s penchant for reckless spending,…

Henry Okah insists President Jonathan masterminded two bomb attacks

Henry Okah, the detained leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), blamed for the 2010 Independence Day bomb that killed at least 10 people with many more injured, is to tell a South African court the attacks were sponsored by President Goodluck Jonathan. That, he…

Emulate South-South, South- West, Nyako tells Northern Governors

The Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has asked the 19 Northern States in the country to emulate their counterparts from the South-South and South-West regions and come up with a regional economic bloc to address the challenges confronting the region. Mr. Nyako, who stated this at the Workers Day celebration…