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Jonathan presses on with cassava policy

  Despite the rejection of the bill mandating the inclusion of cassava in the production of…

Jonathan, Tambuwal in war of words at democracy day celebration

The perceived animosity between the executive arm of government and the National Assembly came to…

Oshiomhole testifies in N250m libel suit against soft-sell magazine

  The governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday testified before a Benin High court…

PDP accuses ACN of veiled interest in Salami

The People’s Democratic Party on Monday cashed on Ahmed Tinubu’s criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan’s refusal to recall suspended Appeal Court president, Ayo Salami, to accuse the Action Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Tinubu’s party, of pursuing a veiled agenda in the Salami saga. Mr. Salami’s suspension has long been seen…

Audio: Prelate Akinola's May Day sermon on corruption

Immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Peter Akinola, in his sermon at the interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to commemorate the 2012 National Democracy Day, accused governments at all levels of allowing corruption to eat into the country’s socio-economic and political…

Audio: Prelate Akinola's May Day sermon on corruption

Immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Peter Akinola, in his sermon at the interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja, to commemorate the 2012 National Democracy Day accused governments at all levels of allowing corruption to eat into the country’s socio-economic and political…

Dialogue with Boko Haram no solution to insecurity challenge, says Prelate Akinola

The immediate past Prelate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Peter Akinola, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to be decisive and firm in his administration’s handling of the insecurity threat in the country. Mr. Akinola, who was speaking in Abuja at the special service commemorating Democracy Day, warned against…

The People

A Nigerian youth organization seeking to organize the voices of youths in the country, The People’s Senate, has appealed for unity amongst young Nigerians. The organization made the appeal in Abuja on Saturday at its second anniversary. “We can no longer afford to stay divided and unorganised,” Lai Labode, the…

Jonathan

The opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has described the past one year of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as a “tale of dismal failure.” The party said this on Sunday in a quick reaction to an earlier statement by the ruling People’s Democratic Party ahead of the May 29 Democracy…

CAN got it wrong on Tukur, PDP says

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'a contextual misinterpretation of relevant facts' the remark by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor, to the statement by the PDP National chairman, Bamanga Tukur, on Boko Haram and peace in Northern Nigeria. Mr. Tukur was reported to have said…

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,…