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Northern Elders Forum appoints new leaders

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has appointed new leaders and approved a new structure proposed by its special “Think Thank” Committee. A statement issued on Thursday by the chairman of the implementation committee of the forum, Mohammed Kirfi, said the new appointments were made at a meeting which held on…

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Corruption: Transparency International report vindicates us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says the latest report by Transparency International (TI) has vindicated its position that corruption has worsened under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, said this at the meeting of the party's National Executive Committee on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier…

APC sets up committee on Kaduna crisis

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a three-member committee to look into the crisis in its Kaduna State chapter, which culminated on Monday in the demolition by the state government of the building housing a secretariat of a faction of the party in the state. The Kaduna State…

Cross River APC crisis deepens

Some members of the state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River have kicked against the plan to conduct an elective congress on Saturday to fill vacant positions in the state leadership of the party. The congress was scheduled by an ad-hoc committee of the National Working…

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PDP holds NEC meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party is currently holding its National Executive Committee meeting. The meeting is being held at the party's national secretariat in Abuja. The PDP lost the presidential election in 2015 after holding power for 16 uninterrupted years, the longest in Nigeria’s democratic history. Details later…

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INEC sets up committee to probe Kano underage voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced an eight-member committee to probe allegations of underaged voting in the recently held Kano elections. The committee is expected to turn in its report in two weeks. The chairman of INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu said this at the commission's headquarter while recieving the…

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Yobe attack: PDP reacts to ‘missing’ school girls

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed shock over reports that scores of female students have been abducted after insurgents attacked Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi , Yobe State on Tuesday. The party in a statement on Wednessday signed by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, urged security agencies…

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Stop needless, unsubstantiated criticisms, APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to a series of criticism of its governance style and actions by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, urging the opposition party to stop peddling 'unsubstantiated' claims. The APC on Wednesday in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, also said the…

What PDP must do for Nigerians in 2019 — Ex-President Ibrahim Babangida

Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, has urged the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to provide a better choice for Nigerians at next year's general elections. According to a statement on Sunday by PDP's spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, Mr. Babangida said this in Minna, Niger State, on Saturday, while receiving members of…

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2019: PDP replies Amaechi on corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to a statement by the transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, that re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 was the best way to stop the return of corruption. Mr. Amaechi said on Thursday that corruption will return to the country “automatically” if Nigerians vote out…

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Jonathan speaks on 2019 elections

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has backed the National Assembly for its recent re-ordering of the 2019 general elections as contained in an amendment to the Electoral Act. In a statement by Ike Abonyi, special adviser to the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, he quoted…

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Buhari should heed Tinubu’s advice and retire — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the President, Muhammadu Buhari to heed the advice of the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, that Nigeria’s ex-presidents should quit politics and join the 'retirees’ club'. The party in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

Why Buhari asked me to reconcile APC – Bola Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress says President Muhammadu Buhari asked him to reconcile feuding and aggrieved members because the ruling party is no longer where it was when it won the 2015 general elections. Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, said this on Wednesday before…

APC, Saraki mourn Shagaya

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has mourned the passing of ex-senator, John Shagaya, who died on Sunday in a car accident. Mr. Shagaya, who was referred to as a "staunch party man" by the party, is a retired brigadier general and an ex-senator who represented Plateau South. He was also…

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Tithes comment: Governor Bello apologises to Catholic priests

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has apologised to Catholic bishops for criticising them over their comments about the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari and the disenchantment of Nigerians over his (Buhari) governance style. The clergymen who visited Mr. Buhari recently under the banner of the Catholic Bishops Conference of…

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Katsina, Kano polls show Buhari has lost popularity- PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the use of "primitive cheating" and deployment of heavily armed security forces to "muscle votes" for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in last Saturday’s House of Representatives bye-election in Katsina State and Kano State local council election, show that President Muhammadu Buhari and…

Fuel crisis: PDP demands Buhari’s removal as petroleum minister

Following the unending queues for fuel in the country for the past three months, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quit his role as minister of petroleum resources and allow a ''more competent hand to manage its affairs.'' The party in a statement on…

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2019: PDP reacts to Buhari’s appointment of Tinubu to resolve APC crisis

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a 'bad product' noting that he cannot win the 2019 presidential polls despite nominating the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu as head strategy committee of the party. PDP's National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in…

INEC urges EFCC to track sources of campaign funds

The Independent National Electoral Commission has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to track the sources of funds spent by politicians and political parties with a view to enforcing the provisions of the Electoral Act on electioneering campaign funding. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal on Thursday in…

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2019: INEC to partner NIGCOMSAT for successful polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will partner with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, NIGCOMSAT, to deploy appropriate technology to enhance the 2019 general elections. According to a report on the commission's site inecnews.com, the chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this while addressing the management of NIGCOMSAT in Abuja on Tuesday.…

PDP accuses presidency of intrusion in Metuh’s trial

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Presidency of "unwarranted and unjustified" intrusion and negative suggestions in the on-going trial of the party's former National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh. The opposition party in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, said a tweet by a presidential aide, Lauretta…

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2019: PDP reacts to the police warrant against Babangida’s aide

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the move by police to declare Kassim Afegbua, the media aide to a former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, wanted, over a press statement he issued on behalf of his principal, as an attempt to muzzle free speech and constitutional rights to dissent of…

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PDP Chairman speaks on Obasanjo’s coalition

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has said the new coalition led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not a threat to a possible PDP victory in the 2019 general elections. Mr. Obasanjo mentioned the need for the coalition in his famous letter to President…

APC Chieftain, Chief Bola Tinubu briefing State House Correspondents

Tinubu reacts to Obasanjo’s letter

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has described the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari advising him not to seek re-election in 2019 as ''a political game.'' Mr. Tinubu in a report published by the Punch, said this in an…

APC orders Kogi chairman to face disciplinary panel

The crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State has taken a twist as the party has asked its state chairman, Haddy Ametu, and some other members of the party to appear before a disciplinary committee. This directive was made by the office of the chairman, north…