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The People

A Nigerian youth organization seeking to organize the voices of youths in the country, The…

Jonathan

The opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has described the past one year of President…

CAN got it wrong on Tukur, PDP says

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'a contextual misinterpretation of relevant facts' the…

Benue assembly dissolves committees — Speaker

David Iorhemba, the Speaker of Benue House of Assembly, on Friday said that the assembly has dissolved all its committees.   Mr. Iorhemba made this known in Makurdi in a letter to mark the end of the First Legislative Session of the Seventh Assembly at the plenary session.   The…

EFCC's trial of Hembe infuriates House of Reps

An incensed House of Representatives on Thursday accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of bias and jumping the gun in the trial of the suspended heads of the House capital market committee, accused of fraud. A spokesperson said the prosecution of Herman Hembe and Emeka Azubuogu, which kicked off last Thursday, should…

Buhari only called for free, fair elections not bloodshed- Nnamani says

Ken Nnamani, a former Senate president, said on Thursday in Abuja that Muhamadu Buhari, the flag bearer for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 Presidential Elections, called for free and fair elections and not bloodshed in Nigeria's 2015 elections.   He said based on his understanding of…

Court adjourns to July 12 for judgment in case against Akpabio's election

The Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Abdul Kafarati has named July 12, 2012 for the final ruling in the case brought against the election of Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio. A People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the April 2011 elections in the state, Frank Okon, had…

Federal lawmakers blast Obasanjo, challenge ex-President to name rogue members

The National Assembly has responded in anger to a statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in which he said that the lawmakers at the state and federal levels are "rogues and armed robbers" but managed to stay off making caustic responses. The Senate on Wednesday challenged Mr. Obasanjo, who…

Governor Akpabio, a contentious result sheet, and a fiery opposition

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 would be another day in the Federal High Court, Abuja for Frank Okon and his legal team. Mr. Okon, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the April 2011 election in Akwa Ibom State, has been battling to wrest the mantle of leadership from the…

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 to sack the Commissioner of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Muhammadu Gwaska.  President Goodluck Jonathan had on November 14, 2011 forwarded a letter to the Senate requesting its approval to remove Mr. Gwaska as a member representing Nasarawa…

CNPP demands Alison-Madueke, Azazi's, sack

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has renewed its call on President Goodluck Jonathan to dismiss three key all officials of his administration deemed to have been compromised, warning that failure will draw the wrath of an increasingly frustrated public against the government.   The CNPP said the Minister…

INEC walks a careful path in Edo

  Apex electoral management body in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has discontinued the voter’s registration exercise in Edo State where a governorship election is due in two months. The exercise designed to update the state's voters register for young people who have attained franchise…

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…