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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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PDP announces dates for NEC, BOT meetings

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has released dates of meetings of its critical organs such as the Expanded National Caucus, Board of Trustees, BOT, and National Executive Committee, NEC. In a press statement Saturday, the party also informed all members of the state organs of the party that the meeting…

PDP pledges to grant amnesty to Sheriff faction

The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said on Thursday in Abuja that the party’s leadership tussle was a “hard battle.” The committee’s spokesperson also announced that ‘amnesty’ would be granted to the Sheriff faction of the party. Mr. Makarfi spoke when he received…

FRSC

FRSC summons officials caught on video assaulting driver

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, says it is investigating two of its officials caught on video physically assaulting a driver. A video showing the incident has gone viral on the internet. The FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, told PREMIUM TIMES over the phone on Thursday that the agency was aware…

PDP: Fayose, Wike, Umahi, Mark, others laud Supreme Court judgement

The Governors of Ekiti, Delta and Ebonyi states, Ayodele Fayose Ifeanyi Okowa, and David Umahi have described the Supreme Court judgment affirming Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as victory for democracy and Nigeria. The Supreme Court in its Wednesday ruling also sacked Ali…

Senator Dino Melaye

We will maintain ‘status quo’ on Melaye’s recall — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC today said it would maintain the status quo concerning the recall of Kogi state senator, Dino Melaye. Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES on the phone, INEC’s director of publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-uzzi said they would abide by all the stipulations outlined by the court. When…

Senator Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye’s recall: INEC receives, studying court order

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has been served with the ruling of a Federal High Court on the process to recall the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye. The INEC spokesperson, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said the commission received the court papers on Monday but was yet to study…

Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye: INEC yet to receive court order, to proceed with recall – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it would continue with the process for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, despite a court ruling asking it to maintain statusquo. Rotimi Oyekanmi, media aide to the Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed…

Ali Modu Sheriff

Tell Nigerians source of your wealth, Sheriff blasts ‘PDP former ministers’ forum’

The embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff, has asked the party’s forum of former ministers to declare the source of its members illicit wealth rather than wade into matters that do not concern them. Mr. Sheriff, who said he does not recognise them as a…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Gowon, Obasanjo extol virtues of Maimalari, first Nigerian Army regular combatant

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, has described the first regular combatant of the Nigerian Army, Zakariya Maimalari, as a courageous officer who wanted the best for the army and the country before he was killed during the first military coup. He spoke on Tuesday in Abuja during the…

Dino Melaye

INEC releases time-table to recall Dino Melaye

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday released the time table for the recall of the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye on Monday. The decision of the electoral umpire is coming amidst efforts by Mr. Melaye’s lawyer to stop the commission from kick starting the process. INEC had…