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Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu presenting the certificates. [Photo credit: Official Twitter account of INEC]

INEC presents certificates to new parties (FULL LIST)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates to the 23 new political parties registered ahead of the 2019 general election. The registration of these political parties brought the number of political parties in Nigeria to 91. The commission on its twitter handle @INEC Nigeria revealed the certificates were…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

2019: I’m under local, foreign pressure to run for president – Tambuwal 

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is sick and a cabal is running his government. He also said he is under pressure from many Nigerians and foreigners to run for the office of president in 2019. According to a report by The Punch, Mr…

Yusuf Tank one of the aspirants speaking at the summit.

EPL Summit: Young leaders discuss how to effect generational change in Nigerian leadership

Young leaders with eyes on the 2019 elections on Wednesday held a summit in Abuja on how to achieve a generational shift in the leadership of Nigeria. The Emerging Political Leaders (EPL) Summit was organised under the theme “From Aspiration to Candidacy: Strategies to Winning Elections.” According to the organisers,…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole

APC appeals to its lawmakers to reconvene National Assembly

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has appealed to the members of the party in the House of Representatives and the Senate to reconvene the parliament by all legal means. The National Assembly, which is currently on its usual break, has been asked to reconvene…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

APC accuses PDP of planning to attack its senators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to attack some of its senators in a bid to ensure the Senate President, Bukola Saraki retains his position as senator. The position of the senate president since his defection has been under threat as…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

APC speaks on recent victories in by-elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said its victory in the recently conducted National Assembly by-elections across parts of the country is an endorsement of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari. The party made this known in a statement on Monday by its acting publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena. It also described…

The sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura.

Daura: APC replies PDP over alleged recovery

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacks the credential to talk about corruption, because the stench of corruption from the opposition party is suffocating. The party said this in a statement on Sunday by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, while reacting to…

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

Resign or be removed, Oshiomhole tells Saraki

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of not acting in the interest of Nigeria. He also reiterated the APC's call that Mr Saraki should resign or be removed from office. He made this call on Friday during a press…

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

I am not interested in being senate president now – Apkabio

The former Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, has said he is not interested in being senate president now. The position of Bukola Saraki as senate president is threatened as the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its lawmakers have asked him to resign his position or be removed having defected to…

Rivers Rep, Boma Goodhead, dares DSS

Nigerians react to NASS siege, sack of DG DSS

The siege to the National Assembly by State Security Service (SSS) operatives, supported by the police, has drawn a lot of reaction from opposition parties and individuals. This siege came amidst claims of attempts to force Senate President Bukola Saraki out of office. Scores of senators and members of the…

Senator Shehu Sani

SSS siege on National Assembly “affront on democracy” – Shehu Sani

The siege on the National Assembly is an "affront on democracy and an assault on freedom," a senator, Shehu Sani, has said. The siege, by officials of the State Security Service (SSS), lasted several hours until the Director General of the SSS, Lawal Daura, was sacked by Acting President Yemi…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

PDP, SDP, Ohaneze condemn NASS siege

Two Nigerian opposition parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) in separate statements on Tuesday condemned the siege to the National Assembly by security officials. The Pan-Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohaneze Ndigbo, also decried the incident. The siege lasted several hours until Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced…

The siege at the National Assembly by security operatives from the DSS

APC speaks on SSS siege on National Assembly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described recent development at the National Assembly as purely legislative matter which has nothing to do with the party or its chairman. Masked gun-wielding security officials in the early hours of Tuesday barricaded the National Assembly, denying lawmakers, staff and journalists entrance. The lawmakers…

Bukola Saraki

R-APC accuses APC of wooing senators with N50m to remove Saraki

The Reformed All Progressives congress (R-APC) has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of trying to woo senators with N50 million to facilitate the removal of Senate President Bukola Saraki who recently defected from the APC. The rAPC made this known in a statement on Sunday by…

APC Chieftain, Joe Igbokwe (Photo Credit: Concise News)

Defection: APC ‘zonal spokespersons’ call on Saraki to step down

The Conference of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretaries (CAPS) has urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to step down from his position. The senate president, formerly the third most powerful official in the APC administration, on Tuesday evening announced his defection from the party to the opposition Peoples…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

APC appoints new spokesperson

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party. Mr Nabena was the deputy publicity secretary of the party prior to the defection of the national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi. Mr Abdullahi resigned and…

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

Despite defection, APC moves to punish Saraki

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives congress (APC) has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of breaching Article 21 of the party’s constitution. Article 21 deals with how the party can punish members who violate its constitution by acts such as “activities or any conduct, which is likely…

The Imo APC Chairman, Daniel Nwafor being sworn-in at the APC Headquarters

APC swears in new Imo party chairman despite court order

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has sworn in Daniel Nwafor as the new Imo State chairman of the party. The inauguration occurred despite the Monday order of an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which gave an order restraining the APC from conducting…

Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa resigns, joins PDP

Nigeria's Ambassador to South Africa has reportedly resigned and also joined the opposition party, PDP.. Ahmed Ibeto, a former deputy governor of Niger State, was appointed ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari. Sources told the Guardian Newspaper that Mr Ibeto submitted his resignation letter at the foreign affairs ministry. Nigeria's main…

Pic. 19. From left: Senate President Bukola Saraki; Gov. Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara State; and National Publicity Secretary of APC, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, Hogan Bassey/NAN

PDP speaks on Saraki, Gov Ahmed’s defection

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State. Both men left Nigeria's ruling APC on Tuesday for the PDP. The PDP's reaction is contained in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan. Read the full statement below.…

Protesters storm APC headquarters, want Saraki expelled from party

Some protesters on Tuesday morning stormed the headquarters of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, demanding the sack of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the party. The protesters, who said they were members of the APC in Kwara, also commended the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to dissolve…

Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari speaks on Benue APC plot to remove Ortom

President Muhammadu Buhari has dissociated himself from any role in the plot by minority lawmakers in Benue State to remove Governor Samuel Ortom. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, “President Buhari will never be part of any unconstitutional act, and any attempt to link him with the…

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Plot to impeach Ortom designed to scare others from joining us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the attempt by some Benue lawmakers to impeach the governor, Samuel Ortom. The party said the move by minority All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in Benue was a plot to scare other top politicians from defecting to the APC like Mr Ortom did.…

Buhari Presidency now ‘citadel of liars’ — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the Buhari presidency has become a "citadel of liars" where lies are churned out daily to deceive Nigerians. The party was reacting to a statement credited to the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, claiming that members of…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshhiomole and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. [Photo credit: THEWILL]

Oshiomhole attacks Ortom, says Governor has failed in Benue

A week after he appealed to the Benue State Governor not to leave the APC, Adams Oshiomhole now says the governor is a failure and he is relieved the governor left. Mr Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that the party was relieved that Governor Samuel…