kemibusari

Kemi Busari, is a new generation journalist who exudes obsessive interest in human rights and investigative stories. He is a senior reporter who currently covers the Nigerian Senate for Premium Times. His works has over the years generated impacts as well as won awards including the Promasidor Quill Awards, Online Reporter of the Year, 2016, Nigerian Writers’ Awards, Feature Writer of the Year 2017 and runner up Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism (Online) 2017. You can reach him on; Facebook, Kemi Busari, Twitter, kemi_busari, Instagram kemibusari.

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Ademola Adeleke addressing journalists

#OsunDecides2018: PDP’s Adeleke wins own local govt with wide margin

Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing Osun governorship election, has won his Ede North Local Government Area with a wide margin of votes. Mr Adeleke won with well over double the votes garnered my his closest rival, Gboyega Oyetola of the APC. The collation…

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP, SDP others battle for Osun governorship

#OsunDecides2018: INEC results from local govts

As collation of results for the 2018 Osun governorship elections draws to a close in various wards, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development brings you the outcomes of the elections in various local government areas. The winner of #OsunDecide2018 is…

A Elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

#OsunDecides2018: Official results from polling units

As voting ends in many polling units across Osun State, results from such polling units have started coming in. With the deployment of about 180 observers across the 30 local governments in the state, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative journalism in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development…

Sunday taking money from his bag to be given to electorates who had already voted...

Osun Poll: APC, PDP adopt new ways of vote buying

The two major contending parties in the ongoing Osun governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP), have devised new methods of voters' inducement. Rather than the usual money sharing around the polling unit, the parties have resorted to collating names for payment later. The…

Ademola Adeleke addressing journalists

#OsunDecides2018: Adeleke votes, expresses concern over card readers

The candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing Osun election, Ademola Adeleke, has expressed concern over the functionality of card readers in the process. He raised this concern after casting his vote at Polling Unit 9, Ward 2, Ede North Local Government on Saturday. Mr Adeleke voted…

#OsunDecides2018: APC, PDP, SDP others battle for Osun governorship

#OsunDecides2018 (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, SDP, others battle

Registered electorates in Osun State will today exercise their political rights to elect a new governor who will pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years. The election is significant in many ways; it is the last major election before the 2019 general election, it’s preceding party…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC states free to adopt direct or indirect primaries — Oshiomole

The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), has insisted its state chapters have the freewill to adopt direct or indirect primaries. The position comes with a caveat - that the process must be transparent. The national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, made this known after a meeting with APC…

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Adamawa APC faction insists on direct primaries

A faction of the Adamawa chapter of the All Progressives Congress has demanded the party adopt direct primaries in selecting candidates for elective positions. The faction which tagged itself ‘APC stakeholders’ said it comprises of ‘aspirants, statutory delegates and other major stakeholders.’ The faction addressing a press conference in Abuja…

Bola Tinubu and Ambode pictured having a chat [Photo credit: an24.net]

Tinubu’s ‘rift’ with Ambode, Dogara’s ‘defection’, Adeosun’s resignation, others top politics last week

As Nigeria edges closer to the 2019 general elections, the major actors are leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for the polls. The outgoing week started on the bright note of party nominations as more politicians picked forms in their respective political parties. Away from the central, Osun election…

Doyin Okupe

2019: Saraki appoints Doyin Okupe chairman, campaign media council

The Senate President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, has appointed Doyin Okupe as chairman of the Media Council for his campaign organisation. His appointment was announced in a statement by Mohammed Wakil, the Director General of Mr Saraki's Campaign Organisation Mr…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari,and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (middle) and other party leaders, pose for snapshot after a meeting with APC governors.

ANALYSIS: How APC, PDP scheme out poor, honest Nigerians from elective offices

Nigeria’s governing party, APC, has set its prices for forms for elective offices so high that it would be virtually impossible for poor, honest Nigerians, including civil servants to aspire for top positions in the country from the party. Like the APC, the major opposition party, PDP, has also done…

Former Governor Timipre Sylva

My grouse with Goodluck Jonathan – ex-Bayelsa governor Sylva

A former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has accused ex- president Goodluck Jonathan of orchestrating attacks against him and his government when they were in power. Mr Sylva said the former president’s dislike for his emergence as governor of Bayelsa State led to the annulment of his election in…

Bukola Saraki

2019: Saraki picks PDP presidential nomination form

Twenty four hours after declaring his intention to run for president in 2019, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has obtained the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Saraki’s aide, Olu Onemola, made this known via his Twitter handle Friday afternoon. Mr Onemola said the director general of…

The APC Caucus meeting [Photo: Novo Isioro]

UPDATED: APC adopts direct primary for presidential ticket, leaves others open

The All Progressives Congress has adopted direct primaries to choose its presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said this while addressing journalists after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party. The APC first adopted direct primary in choosing its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola,…

From left: National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; APC Chieftain, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the APC National Executive Committee meeting at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday (30/8/18). 04715/30/8/2018/Hogan Bassey/ICE/NAN

UPDATED: APC adopts direct primary for presidential ticket, leaves others open

The All Progressives Congress has adopted direct primaries to choose its presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said this while addressing journalists after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party. The APC first adopted direct primary in choosing its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola,…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki meets Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

But for Saraki’s leadership, National Assembly would have been in chaos – Jonathan

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday commended Senate President Bukola Saraki for the kind of leadership he has provided for the National Assembly. Mr Jonathan spoke when the senate president paid him a courtesy visit at his Maitama Office in Abuja. He said the tremendous support being enjoyed…

Pic 1. President Muhammadu Buhari (M) with APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (4th L) and the members of APC Senators after their meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday night 04018/26/7/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

2019: More senators threaten to dump APC

Some senators are threatening to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress should the party fail to adopt direct primaries for the 2019 elections, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Some of the lawmakers who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES warned that the party will experience mass defection if it fails to adopt the…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the APC Ward Congresses in Lagos (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

APC at liberty to use direct or indirect primaries – Ambode

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is at liberty to employ either direct or indirect primary in choosing its candidates, Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has said. He said the party will comply with provisions of its constitution in the process. Mr Ambode said this while responding to questions from journalists…

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

Senators who defected from APC will lose in 2019 – Bauchi governor, Abubakar

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, says senators who recently left the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his state were merely playing to the gallery. Addressing journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Mr Abubakar said the defection will not affect the fortunes of the party in 2019.…

Senator Akpabio addressing reporters at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

What I find attractive in APC – Akpabio

The APC government's style of fighting corruption and poverty is what attracted former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio to the party, the lawmaker says. Describing the two as twins, Mr Akpabio, after an APC caucus meeting late Tuesday night, praised President Muhammadu Buhari's leadership style in tackling corruption and poverty..…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki meets Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

PHOTOS: Saraki, Jonathan meet in Abuja

Senate President, Bukola Saraki is currently in a meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja. Mr Saraki's aide, Olu Onemola, announced the meeting on his Twitter handle Wednesday afternoon. He also shared some photos from the meeting. See photos below: [gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="281738"]

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

Denying Kwankwaso Eagle Square sends wrong message about Nigeria’s democracy – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the last minute cancellation of the approval granted Rabiu Kwankwaso to use the Eagle Square for his 2019 presidential declaration. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr Saraki stated that the “Eagle Square belongs to all…

Senator Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani chides Trump over ‘lifeless’ comment on Buhari

A Nigerian senator, Shuhu Sani, has condemned derogatory comments on President Muhammadu Buhari made by U.S. President, Donald Trump. Mr Trump was reported by Financial Times (FT) to have described the Nigerian President as ‘lifeless’ after a meeting both had in April. Mr Trump hosted Mr Buhari on April 30…

Main entrance to the project site

MKO Airport: Osun govt blames concessionaire, says N3bn spent so far

The Osun State Government has reacted to a PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation on the poor state of the MKO Abiola International Airport, Ido Osun, despite billions spent. In a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Adelani Baderinwa, the government said the project only suffered a ‘temporary setback’ due to the…

Cattle

Miyyeti Allah attacks PDP for calling for arrest of its leaders

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has frowned at a call for the arrest of its leaders by opposition party, PDP. The PDP had on Wednesday given President Muhammadu Buhari a 24-hour ultimatum to arrest and prosecute leaders of the association. The urge follows threats by the Benue…