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DR ALEX EKWUEME

Obasanjo, Daniel mourn Ekwueme

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo,‎ said the late former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, while alive was a titan in Nigerian politics and an illustrious elder statesman. Mr. Obasanjo stated this on Monday in a condolence message on the demise of Mr. Ekwueme, which he said‎ he received with great…

Gov. Obiano

APC, Tambuwal congratulate Gov. Obiano on re-election

The All Progressives Congress, APC, and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal have congratulated Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano on his reelection. Mr. Obiano won the election held on Saturday with about 55 per cent of the votes cast, winning in all the 21 local government areas of the state against…

Accreditation and voting are ongoing

Anambra 2018: PDP urges neutrality from INEC, security operatives

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies deployed for the Anambra governorship election scheduled for Saturday to be neutral and professional in their conduct. The party also said it was prepared for the the election. In a statement issued yesterday by…

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

Anambra Election: Group raises concern about voter awareness among youth, women

Despite the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, “voter education messages targeted at youth, women and persons with disability was minimal,” for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra, a report states. According to a pre-election report by YIAGA, a non-governmental organisation promoting democracy, constitutionalism and youth participation in Africa,…

Gbenga Daniel

PDP Chairmanship: Why I will vote Gbenga Daniel – Former National Chairman

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and a statutory delegate to the December 9 PDP national convention, Vincent Ogbulafor, has openly declared that he would support one of the candidates for the chairmanship slot, Gbenga Daniel. Mr. Ogbulafor made this declaration at his country home, Olokoro…

National Legal Adviser of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Muiz Banire. [Photo credit: THEWILL]

Stop crying wolf, Lagos govt replies APC National Legal Adviser Banire

The Lagos State Government has denied claims by Muiz Banire, the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that its contravention notice served on a property located at 24A, Remi Fani-Kayode Street, Ikeja GRA is a deliberate target on his (Banire) property in the area.   The state government said the…

National Legal Adviser of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Muiz Banire. [Photo credit: THEWILL]

Ambode is persecuting me, APC National Legal Adviser cries out

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muiz Banire, has accused the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, of persecution. Although both men are from the same Lagos State and are members of Nigeria’s ruling party, they belong to different factions of the party which has virtually been…

Stephen Oronsaye, former Head of Service

Court adjourns Oronsaye’s trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned the trial of a former Head of Service of the Federation, Steve Oronsaye, till December 5. Mr. Oronsaye was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged N2 billion fraud. The judge, Gabriel Kolawole, said he was adjourning the…

IPOB members demonstrate in Onitsha. [Photo credit: NAN]

#AnambraDebates: How we will resolve IPOB agitations – Candidates

Secessionist agitations in the South-eastern part of the country especially by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was one major issues that dominated discussions during the 2017 Anambra State gubernatorial debate held in Awka, the state capital, on Sunday. Chief among the hurdles before the successful conduct of the election…

Bolaji Abdullahi

APC replies PDP: We don’t arrest people, we only win elections

The ruling All Progressives Congress has told the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to leave it out of the travails of its members who have issues with law enforcement agencies. Reacting to an alarm on Wednesday by the PDP that 50 of its members have been pencilled down for arrest, the…

Dickson Akoh

How Peace Corps floored Nigeria Police, SSS in court

Thursday’s ruling by the Federal High Court, Abuja, in favour of the Peace Corps of Nigeria against the Nigeria Police and other security agencies brings interim relief to the embattled organisation. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered the Nigeria Police to pay N12.5 million to the Peace…

After courts session at the Peace Corp hearing.

Court orders Police to unseal Peace Corps headquarters, pay group N12.5 million

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Nigeria Police to unseal the headquarters of the Peace Corps. Justice Gabriel Kolawole ordered that the building be unsealed within seven days. The court also ruled that N12.5 million be paid to the controversial group as damages. Security agencies led…

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill to lawmakers.

2018 budget: Nigerian govt proposes to ‘revamp’ agriculture with N118.98 billion

President Muhammed Buhari on Tuesday said N118.98 billion will be spent to strengthen the nation's agricultural sector in 2018 in order to ensure food security. He said the agricultural sector played a crucial role in Nigeria’s recent exit from recession and remains the largest employer of labour. The president said…

Journalists

Two Nigerian journalists killed, 12 assaulted in 2017 (FULL LIST) – IPC

At least two Nigerian journalists have been killed in 2017, according to data collected by the International Press Centre, IPC. Another 12 journalists and media organisations in the country suffered various forms of assault including from state actors, the centre which tracks the situation of journalism in Nigeria said. In…

Ahmed Makarfi

PDP demands Buhari’s impeachment over Babachir Lawal, Oke’s sack

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over his response to corruption cases involving the former Secretary to the Government, Babachir Lawal, and former National Intelligence Agency, boss, Ayodele Oke. The party, while calling for the prosecution of the duo, said Messrs. Lawal and…

Protesters at APC secretariat demand chairman Odigie-Oyegun's removal

Protesters at APC secretariat demand chairman Odigie-Oyegun’s removal

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress, APC, National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting, some protesters referred to as the "Save APC and Democracy youth Vanguard" on Monday, at the party's national secretariat, demanded the removal of the party's chairman, John Oyegun. The group, whose members displayed various placards showing their discontent,…

metuh

I’ll never conspire against Jonathan – Metuh

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, former publicity secretary has denied conniving with anyone to bring down the reputation of his erstwhile boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Metuh, who said this via a statement on Thursday, personally signed by him said the ex-president was needed to corroborate evidence in his (Metuh)…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC denies postponing NEC meeting

The All Progressive Congress, APC, has denied reports that the party's National Executive Committee, NEC meeting has been postponed.  On Thursday, there was a report (not PREMIUM TIMES) that the party's National Caucus and NEC meetings, scheduled for October 30 and 31 respectively, had been postponed. The party's  publicity secretary,…

Ibrahim Shekarau

2019: Shekarau writes PDP, declares intention to run

A former Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, has indicated interest to run for the presidency in 2019 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. His spokesperson, Sule Ya’u Sule, said Mr. Shekarau, who is also a former Governor of Kano State, sent a notification letter to the PDP…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

Prisoners to vote in 2019 elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it is making plans with the Nigeria Prisons Service to ensure prisoners can vote in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at a dialogue session tagged Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue. The dialogue…

National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

PDP to elect national chairman, others December 9

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has confirmed December 9 as date slated for its elective convention. The party's spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye, confirmed this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after the 76th NEC meeting which held in Abuja yesterday. Mr. Adeyeye said that the convention will hold at the Eagle Square,…

Ahmed Makarfi

I can’t influence process of electing PDP chairman — Makarfi

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi , has said only the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, and convention could decide who emerges the party’s chairman. Mr. Makarfi was responding to claims that he was trying to influence the outcome of the contest for the…

Ahmed Makarfi

PDP speaks on Maina’s reinstatement

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the return of the embattled former head of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina to public reckoning is a classical case ''of honor among theives.'' The opposition party said the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, could not absolve itself…

President Buhari and Aisha

Buhari returns to Abuja after Turkey visit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja after a four-day working visit to Turkey. The president left Nigeria for Turkey after presiding over Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting. While in Turkey, the president held bilateral meetings with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Erdogan. He also attended the meeting of the…

Chairman, PDP Caretaker Committee, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, speaking to party faithful, at the PDP Secretariat after the supreme court upheld his position as the authentic leader of the party in Abuja on Wednesday (12/7/17). With him are Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State (L) and former Special Adviser to the President on Inter-party Affairs, Sen Ben Obi 
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PDP to hold 76th NEC meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced Tuesday as the date for its 76th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting. The opposition party made this known in a notice of meeting signed by its national secretary, Ben Obi, on Saturday. Mr. Obi said before the NEC meeting, the National Caretaker Committee…