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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…

Former 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,…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 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…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 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…

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…

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…

APC to hold National Caucus, NEC meeting

The All Progressive Congress, APC, has said it will hold its National Caucus and NEC meeting on October 30 and 31 respectively.  The party's assistant publicity secretary, Edegbe Odewingie, confirmed the date and venue of these meetings in a text message to PREMIUM TIMES. The National Caucus will hold at…

Buhari’s government full of lies, propaganda – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said on Thursday that the government of his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, is full of lies and propaganda and has achieved nothing since coming on board. Mr. Jonathan said this in Abuja when one of the national chairmanship aspirants of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Tunde Adeniran, and…

2019: How APC will decide on Buhari’s ticket — Governor

The governor of Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, has said the All Progressive Congress, APC, will be guided by its constitution to resolve whether President Muhammad Buhari will be given an automatic ticket or not for the 2019 presidential election. He said this while speaking with reporters in Abuja, after the…

Tunde Adeniran

PDP chairmanship: Adeniran seeks IBB’s support

A former minister of education, Tunde Adeniran, has moved his campaign train to the residence of a former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, to solicit his support for his bid to become the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Prior to this, two other aspirants - former governor of…

Fayose

PDP chairmanship: South-west leaders meet to create consensus

Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the South-west met on Monday to discuss the possibility of having a united candidate for the party’s chairmanship position. At least three candidates from the region have signified their interest to be the national chairman of Nigeria’s largest opposition party. Those…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Elections: INEC boss leads regional network to Ivory Coast conference

A delegation from the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions, ECONEC, led by its President and Chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu during the weekend met with the management of the Commission Electorale Independante of Cote d’Ivoire, CEI, in Abidjan. ECONEC is the umbrella organisation of Electoral…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

$5.5 billion loan: APC responds to PDP’s criticism

The All Progressive Congress, APC, has dismissed criticisms by the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the proposed plan by the Nigerian government to obtain a $5.5 billion loan to assist it in its developmental projects. In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Sunday,…

Kogi State Map

Three APDA officials abducted in Kogi — Party Leader

The Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance, APDA, has said three of its local government officials in Kogi state have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the abducted officials are principal officers in their respective local governments. They are Ademu Kadir from Idah, and Messrs Alilu Omo and Ocholi from…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

Buhari’s aide speaks on recent killings of Nigerians in South Africa

An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent killings of two Nigerians in South Africa allegedly by police officers. Abike Dabiri, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said the latest incident “is gradually eroding the confidence of Nigerians in South Africa on…

2019: Anybody can challenge Buhari for APC ticket – Bisi Akande

A former acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bisi Akande, on Thursday in Ibadan said President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to inform South-west leaders of the party that he would recontest in 2019. Mr. Akande also said that Mr. Buhari, a member of the ruling party, will have…

Raymond Dokpesi

Despite corruption allegations, I will be PDP chairman – Dokpesi

‎The founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has said that his trial in court over alleged corruption will have no effect on his chances of becoming chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The chieftain of the PDP said his desire to clinch the slot remained strong and unshaken as…

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

Restructuring: It’s injustice for all zones to have same number of states, El-Rufai says

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  committee on restructuring, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has said demanding equal states for all the geo-political zones is injustice as it will amount to trying to make “the unequal equal”. The governor said this on Wednesday while speaking at an interactive session with…

Abdulkadir-Abdulsalam

Labour Party crisis: New faction announces sack of national chairman

The crisis rocking the Labour Party has taken a new dimension as a faction headed by Mike Omotosho announced the sack of Abdulkadir Abdulsalam as the party’s national chairman. The national publicity secretary of the party, Ebere Ifendu, announced this at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. Mrs. Ifendu…

Fayose

Your declaration has no value, Northern PDP leaders tell Fayose

Some laders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the 19 northern states have condemned the presidential ambition of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State saying it is of no political consequence. The meeting which held on Tuesday in Abuja was called by the leaders of the party in the…

APC, Mark mourn ex-Army chief Victor Malu

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has mourned the death of former Chief of Army Staff, Victor Malu, who died on Monday. The party made this known in a press statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi. President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier confirmed his death in a condolence message…

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

PDP reassigns national officers to new portfolios

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reassigned a former National Legal Adviser, Dave Iorhemba, to the position of Deputy National Secretary. This was made known in a statement by the party's national publicity secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, on Sunday. His re-assignment was backdated to September 28. The chairman of the party,…