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Lois Ugbede is a junior politics reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She currently covers some of the nation's big political parties and the Independent National Electoral Commission. Twitter: @ugbedelois

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

9th Assembly: Kogi Governor Endorse Lawan/Gbajabiamila

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has endorsed the Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to lead the 9th Senate and House of Assembly. This was made known in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES by Kingsley Fanwo, the spokesperson to governor, Thursday morning. “Governor Yahaya Bello has declared his…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari support group speaks on PDP’s allegation of treasury looting by federal government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described the allegation of treasury looting and unwholesome borrowing by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as ridiculous. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the allegation in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday. In the statement, the PDP challenged…

President Muhammadu Buhari

NIPR asks Buhari to engage professional public relations managers

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to engage professionals to manage public relations and reputation issues for his government in his second term. The institute said appointing professionals would end the "unnecessary blunders by the quacks presently engaged as his spokespersons." At a press…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

APC, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Ugwanyi felicitate with Christians on Easter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with Christians on the occasion of Easter, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The party, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-onilu, urged citizens to imbibe the selfless attributes displayed by Jesus Christ. "As we merry with…

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Buhari’s assent to minimum wage, another election promise fulfilled – APC.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari's assent to the new minimum wage is a proof that he matches his words with actions. President Buhari signed the bill which approves N30,000 as the new minimum wage on Thursday. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had been demanding an…

INEC Logo (Photo Credit: aitonline.tv)

Imo North senatorial election: Further action halted by court order- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it cannot take further action on the Imo North senatorial election, due to a court order. The senatorial election in Imo North was declared inconclusive as a result of violence and irregularities. The commission, on April 4, announced the setting up a…

Senator Shehu Sani

INEC replies Shehu Sani on choice of counsel

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will not be in any "illicit" liaison with any individual or group. The commission said this in reaction to an allegation by the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Shehu Sani. Mr Sani had accused INEC of hiring a…

File photo of Former Vice President and chieftain of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari

Why we’re not speaking on Atiku’s petition, APC’s response – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will not canvass in the media matters that are sub-judice. The commission said this in reaction to the recent exchange of words between the two major parties on the case before the presidential election petition tribunal. In a statement on Monday…

Ahmad Lawan

NASS Leadership: Lawan, others free to consult with PDP – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind its members seeking the support of opposition politicians for the upcoming National Assembly leadership election. The APC in a statement on Sunday said the move is ‘normal’ and does not contradict the party’s position. “We are inundated with reports…

The Joint closed-door plenary of the House of Representatives and Senate

More groups clamour for speakership position

Two other groups have urged the All Progressives Congress to zone the position of the speaker to their respective zones in the 9th Assembly. One of them, the APC South East Renaissance Group (ASERG) which made this known during a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja said the South-east deserves…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Bayelsa, Kogi governorship elections for November

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed November 2 for the conduct of governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. This was made known in a statement issued by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday. According to him, the Commission at…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Rivers: APC replies PDP on Supreme Court ruling

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is bent on deceiving the public and intimidating the Supreme Court. The APC in a statement by Lanre Issa-onilu, its national publicity secretary, said this while reacting to a statement by the opposition on a Supreme Court ruling…

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen

APC reacts to CJN Onnoghen’s resignation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed satisfaction with the resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. The party said this vindicates its call for the resignation of the CJN following the allegations of false asset declaration brought against him. The national publicity secretary of the party,…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Senate Presidency: APC replies Ndume, says no going back on Lawan

Nigeria's ruling party has vowed that there is no going back on its choice of Ahmed Lawan as Nigeria's next Senate President. The APC's stance comes a day after Ali Ndume, another APC senator and senator-elect, questioned the mode of adoption of Mr Lawan and vowed to continue with his…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Why Buhari didn’t campaign for APC after his re-election – Aide

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has said the president did not campaign for his party, the APC after his re-election because "he wanted to leave the people to express their will". He also said the president also did not want the victories of…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano Supplementary Poll: Again, Kwankwaso loses in own LGA to Ganduje

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, lost in his local government area to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s supplementary governorship election. The incumbent governor and candidate of APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is seeking re-election, defeated the PDP in Madobi…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC announces dates for presentation of governors-elect certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said governors-elect in states where elections have been concluded will get their certificates of return from Wednesday 27 March to Friday 29 March. INEC’s national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja at a…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

INEC postpones supplementary governorship election in Adamawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State it earlier scheduled for Saturday. The decision is in compliance with the order of a state high court. Instead, INEC said it will only hold supplementary elections in two State House of Assembly constituencies in…

Adamawa on map

INEC obeys court, postpones Adamawa supplementary governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will obey a court order suspending the Adamawa supplementary governorship election. INEC stated this on Thursday afternoon during a briefing by its spokesperson, Festus Okoye. PREMIUM TIMES reported how a High Court in Adamawa on Thursday ordered the indefinite postponement of…

From left: Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; INEC National Commissioners, Mr Mustapha Leki; Mr Abubakar Nahuche; and Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, during the INEC’s Consultative Meeting with Security Agencies, at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (9/1/19). 00233/9/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/NAN

UPDATED: INEC announces dates for collation of results in Rivers governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has outlined activities and timeline to resolve the electoral log jam in Rivers State. An INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye, disclosed this at a press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. "The commission has outlined activities and timelines of resumption and conclusion of the…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (2nd, L) and some National Commissioners, at a news conference to announce the shift of Saturday’s (today) presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9.

UPDATED: INEC to proceed with Supplementary election in Bauchi – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will proceed with supplementary elections in Bauchi State on Saturday. The commission says a court order barring it from collating and announcing results only applied to Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi. "It should, however, be noted that the litigation and…

Bauchi State on the map

INEC to proceed with supplementary election in Bauchi – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will proceed with supplementary elections in Bauchi State on Saturday. The commission says a court order barring it from collating and announcing results only applied to Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area in Bauchi. The result of Tafawa Balewa local government was not…

Rivers state on map

INEC announces dates for collation of results in Rivers governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has outlined activities and timeline to resolve the electoral logjam in Rivers State. An INEC spokesperson, Festus Okoye, disclosed this at a press briefing at the commission's headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the activities began on the March 19 when the commission had…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

PDP, Atiku having post-election depression, hallucination – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is suffering from post-election depression over the opposition party's claim that it won the last presidential election. The ruling party said this in a statement by its publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Wednesday while reacting to the claim by…

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, addressing the press.

Supplementary Governorship Elections: APC alleges fraud in all states except Plateau

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged fraud in the governorship elections in five of the six states where supplementary elections have been scheduled. The electoral commission, INEC, has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto) where elections were declared inconclusive.…