Festus

Festus Owete is PREMIUM TIMES' general editor. He also coordinates the newspaper's politics desk, a beat he has covered for decades. He holds degrees from the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos. Twitter: @FOwete

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APGA warns Umeh, Shinkafi to stop parading themselves as party leaders

Internal strife rocks APG. (more…)

CPC accuses Jonathan, PDP, police of insincerity in electoral reform

The Nigerian opposition party also asked for implementation of the Lemu report. (more…)

CPC accuses Jonathan, PDP, police of insincerity in electoral reform

The Nigerian opposition party also asked for implementation of the Lemu report. (more…)

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu

ANPP tackles Jonathan administration on power supply

The opposition party said the PDP-led government is not sincere in its promise to Nigerians. (more…)

APC Governors

Nigeria Civil Society Organisations seek support for APC

CSOs say they want to push their agenda to the newly formed APC’s programme. In a move to shore up support for the All Progressive Congress, APC, and ensure smooth future elections, some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria have initiated a meeting with the leadership of the new party.…

Jonathan can contest in 2015, PDP Chairman, Tukur, says

The chairman of Nigeria’s ruling party said this in Abuja on Wednesday. (more…)

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu

2015 presidential contest between PDP, APC, says Onu

The ANPP is one of the four Nigerian parties that merged to form the APC. (more…)

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu

PDP is darkness, APC is light, says ANPP chair, Onu

National Chairman of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), Ogbonnaya Onu, on Tuesday, said the 2015 presidential election would be a titanic contest between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC). Describing the PDP as a “conservative” outfit and APC as “progressive”, Mr Onu carpeted…

Gov. Amaechi weakened, Jonathan can now sleep well, says PDP

With the creation of a splinter group within the Nigeria Governors' Forum and the purported clipping of  Governor Rotimi Amaechi's wing, President Goodluck Jonathan can now sleep with two eyes closed, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, has said. Mr. Jonathan and the PDP had on Sunday…

APGA state chairmen dissociate themselves from APC

A faction of APGA lsays it is not in any agreement with new Nigerian party. State chairmen of a faction of the All Grand Progressive Alliance, APGA, led by Maxi Okwu on Tuesday dissociated themselves from the recent merger of four political parties, insisting that they are not bound by…

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari alleges plot by PDP to retain power at all cost

Muhammadu Buhari PDP is in an illegitimate merger with INEC, police and others. A former presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of plotting to hold on to power at the centre at all cost, despite its poor…

Update: Respite for Gov Amaechi as Governors’ Forum defers election of new chairman till May

A temporary respite came the way of Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday evening as state governors agreed that he should continue as chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum till May when a new head of the Forum is elected. There had been reports that the Forum would conduct…

Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari, Tinubu’s ambitions not threatening APC – Osita Okechukwu

The merger, members of the new alliance say, is to protect Nigeria’s democracy. The personal ambitions of a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, will not threaten the ongoing merger talks between their parties and two others. A member of the merger committee,…