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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

INTERVIEW: Buhari should have signed Electoral Act amendment bill – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in this interview with Channels Television spoke extensively on a number of burning national issues, including the controversial attempt to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. PREMIUM TIMES publishes the full transcription of the interview with…

Wole Soyinka

UPDATED:Elections: Soyinka rejects Buhari, Atiku for president

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has denounced the two leading parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - saying they are worthy of “absolute rejection” in the forthcoming general elections. Mr Soyinka spoke at an interactive session tagged Citizen Forum 2019, titled: "Civic Choice…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of Atiku Abubakar]

UPDATED: I will consider amnesty for corrupt persons willing to surrender loot – Atiku

An opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he would consider granting amnesty to corrupt persons willing to surrender their loot. Mr Abubakar said this while appearing with his running mate, Peter Obi, at a live town hall programme hosted by ace journalist, Kadaria Ahmed. Mr Abubakar said he…

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

Onnoghen: Mind your business, Oshiomhole tells U.S., UK, EU

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said Nigeria is no longer a colony and will not accept unsolicited advice from foreign countries. Mr Oshiomhole made this known Monday night while addressing state house correspondents. He was reacting to concerns raised by the United States,…

Osinbajo, Sultan, Ooni call for free, fair elections

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged traditional rulers in the country to canvass for peace ahead of the 2019 general elections. Mr Osinbajo made the call on Monday at the opening of the 10th National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) in Abuja. The event Themed ''Building a synergy…

Ready To Run programme banner. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Not To Young To Run]

Ready To Run: Youth candidates unfold plans if elected

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the ‘’Not Too Young To Run’’ movement has resumed its live televised programme designed to support youth candidates seeking different elective offices. The TV show, tagged ‘Ready To Run’ aired on Channels Television and was hosted by Samson Itodo. The weekly programme aims to…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

Onnoghen’s suspension, Duke’s victory, others top politics last week

The last week witnessed Nigeria plunge into a constitutional crisis with the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. There have been several reactions since the suspension. Also, a former Cross River State governor, Donal Duke, achieved victory for his presidential candidacy at the appeal court.…

Deji Adeyanju (Photo Credit: Politics Nigeria)

Abuja protesters demand release of Deji Adeyanju

A group of youth on Wednesday gathered at the Unity Fountain to demand the release of the detained activist, Deji Adeyanju. The protest was organised by the Free Nigeria Movement. The co-convener of the group, Adebayo Rafael, led the protesters on a march to the Three Arms Junction near the…

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

It was ‘difficult’ working with ex-IGP Idris – Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday, narrated his working relationship with the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, describing it as difficult. Mr Dambazau said the ministry experienced "better friendly relationships" with a previous Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase. According to The Nation newspaper, Mr…

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

Why northern leaders fear restructuring – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged proponents of restructuring to engage northern leaders so as to assure them of the benefits that await them if the nation is properly 'restructured'. He said the northerners fear that if the country gets restructured, the oil revenue generated from the south ''would…

A port used to illustrate the story

Nigerian govt privatises Warri terminal port

The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) has signed an agreement to hand over Terminal "B" of the Old Warri Port to a private firm. It said the action followed an approval by the National Council on Privatisation (NCP). In a statement signed by the BPE Director General, Alex Oko, on…

Alleged N9.79 billion: Former Benue Governor’s Trial Stalled

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Tuesday adjourned till March 26 the trial of the former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, charged for allegedly diverting N9.79 billion. Part of the diverted funds was said to be for police reform and the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment…

Aderinsola Abiola, daughter to MKO Abiola

INTERVIEW: Why I left APC – MKO Abiola’s daughter

Rinsola Abiola, 28, and Najibullah Tafida, 31, are running for seats in the House of Representatives in the February 26 elections. Ms Abiola is the daughter of late Moshood Abiola, the winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election annulled by the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida. An advocate of…

The Convergence (LIVE UPDATES): 400 young candidates gather in Abuja

Ready To Run: Young candidates speak on plans if elected

The ‘Not Too Young To Run’, on Sunday continued its television programme aimed at supporting young candidates seeking elective offices in the 2019 general elections, with two of them outlining their plans if elected. The TV show, tagged ‘Ready To Run’ aired on Channels Television and was hosted by Samson…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

INTERVIEW: Why CJN Onnoghen should resign — El-Rufai

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna spoke to Channels TV this week and commented on several key national issues, including the ongoing case against the Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen. PREMIUM TIMES is publishing a transcript of the interview with the permission of the broadcast station. Channels TV: How is your…

BBC

2019 Election: BBC Africa launches new TV/radio programmes

As Nigeria prepares for the general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa, has launched new television and radio programmes across its partner TV stations in Nigeria. In a statement, published on the BBC Media Center, it said the programmes would feature across its 12 language services, including…

Czech Republic [Photo: Opportunity Desk]

Czech Republic offers Nigerians, others money to leave country

The Czech Republic has decided to pay Nigerians and other migrants to encourage them to leave the central European country. The offer is under a programme that focuses particularly on migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Mongolia, Russia, and Vietnam. According to a report published on RemixNews, a Czech Republic-based newspaper,…

Election: YIAGA begins advocacy visits across Nigeria

The YIAGA Africa through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project, on Monday, commenced nationwide advocacy across Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections. The WTV said it would explore areas of collaboration as well provide information on the ongoing ''pre-election observation'' across Nigeria. In a statement signed by its project…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

Onnoghen: CCT trial ‘impunity at its highest level’ — Ortom

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday condemned the trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, describing it as impunity at its highest level. According to THISDAY newspaper, Mr Ortom was addressing journalists during a campaign tour to Tse Agbaragba,…

On this July 3, 2018 photo, Atiku Abubakar reviews some documents on his first day at his campaign headquarters in Abuja. (Credits: Atiku Campaign Organisation)

2019: Atiku gives Lamido, Makarfi, Dogara, Ekweremadu appointments

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi, as technical advisers. The appointment was announced on Monday by the spokesperson of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan.…

Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku solicits UK support for presidential bid

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the current partnerships between Nigeria and Britain will be enhanced if he is voted into office in 2019. The former vice president, who said this in an article he wrote for the UK Sunday Express, said the incumbent, President…

Lagos governorship candidates at The Platform Governorship Debate (Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper)

ADP candidate Gbadamosi steals show as Lagos governorship candidates debate

The candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Babatunde Gbadamosi, was the dark horse that wowed members of the audience in Saturday’s Lagos gubernatorial election debate, as he spoke confidently of his plans if elected governor of the country’s commercial capital. Mr Gbadamosi, who was a member of the Peoples…

Kwara Elections: Accord, ANRP, Labour party candidates debate. [PHOTO CREDIT: BBC Yoruba]

Kwara Elections: Accord, ANRP, Labour party candidates debate

Ahead of the 2019 general election, three candidates vying for the governorship seat in Kwara State have debated on issues affecting the state. The debate was conducted by the BBC Africa, on Thursday. It focused on five major issues: economy, education, health, infrastructure and creation of jobs in the state.…

Bendel Insurance, three other teams promoted to Nigeria pro football league

Four teams have secured promotion to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for the upcoming season. The newly promoted clubs are Gombe United and Kada Stars from the Northern Conference of the Nigeria National League, while Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars got the promotion tickets from the Southern…

Panelists: Nobel laureate winner; Wole Soyinka, President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors; Funke Egbemode, founder of Bella Naija; Uche Pedro, the INEC chairman represented by chairman, information and voter education committee Festus Okoye and the Director BBC World Service Group, Jamie Angus.

How fake news nearly caused me marital crisis — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a conference organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa on fake news recalled how fake news nearly caused a 'rift' in his marriage. The one-day conference on Wednesday, which marks the beginning of 'BBC's 50-day election conference plan', held at the Transcorp Hotels in…