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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent who covers the House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi where he also obtained an M.sc Public Relations and Advertising from the Department of Mass Communications. He can be reached on Twitter @nastogo and Facebook: http://facebook.com/nastogo

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Caption: Dogara visits PDP secretariat to submit nomination form Photo Credit: Speaker's office

Dogara finally defects to PDP, submits party nomination form

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has finally laid to rest speculations of his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People's Democratic Party (PDP), as he formally switched parties on Thursday. Mr Dogara visited the PDP national secretariat in Abuja where he submitted his…

Yakubu Dogara

Dogara speaks on APC reconciliation but says he won’t beg for ticket

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has stated that he knows his constituents would vote for him even if he contested on the platform of a zero party. Mr Dogara, who is believed to have joined the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), stated this while receiving his…

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from a socio-political group, the Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Buhari’s N45mn Nomination Form: PDP accuses presidency of round-tripping

The main opposition party, PDP, has accused the presidency of round-tripping in the purchase of President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination form. Mr Buhari's presidential nomination form of the governing party, APC, was bought by a relatively unknown group last week while the president was in China. The group, NCAN, said its…

Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Walid Jibrin

PDP working to reduce number of presidential aspirants — BOT chairman

In a bid to avert possible crisis after its presidential primaries, the chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), Walid Jibrin has stated that the BOT is looking at the possibility of pruning the number of its presidential aspirants. Mr Jibrin stated this in Abuja on…

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

2019: PDP extends deadline for submission of nomination forms

Less than 24 hours to the deadline given by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for submission of nomination forms for various political offices across the country, the party has announced its decision to extend sale and submission of presidential, gubernatorial and National Assembly forms. The party made this known through…

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2019: Defection: Six APC governors, others to join us soon – PDP

Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has concluded discussions with six governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 27 of its members in the National Assembly to defect to the PDP. PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the planned defectors have secured the mandates of…

Former Senate President and PDP Presidential aspirant, David Mark (R), receiving PDP Presidential nomination form from the representative of National Chairman of the Party, Austin Akambodo, at the Party’s Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (4/9/18).with them is the Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologodiyan. 04780/4/9/2018/Albert Otu/JAU/NAN

2019: Why I want to be Nigeria’s President – David Mark

A former senate president, David Mark, on Tuesday provided reasons why he wants to be president of Nigeria. Mr Mark, who represents Benue South at the Senate, picked his presidential nomination form from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat on Tuesday. The lawmaker, the longest serving senate president in Nigeria’s…

Bukola Saraki

Saraki heads Osun PDP campaign committee

Senate President Bukola Saraki will head an 85-member campaign committee of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the upcoming Osun State governorship election. The committee, made up of all governors under the platform has Eddy Olafeso as secretary. This will be the first official assignment given to Mr Saraki…

former Senate President, David Mark

2019: David Mark to declare for presidency

Baring any last minute change in plan, a former Senate President, David Mark, will on Tuesday officially declare to vie for the seat of the president of Nigeria under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Mark, a serving senator, will be the fourth of his Senate colleagues…

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

2019: APC ‘illegal meeting’ fails to hold

An alleged meeting of some 'aggrieved' members of Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) did not hold as contained in a statement by the party. The party had on Sunday said it was aware of plans by some of its officials to hold an "illegal meeting" on Sunday. The…

Crowd as Rabiu Kwankwaso declaring to run for President

2019: PDP dissolves Kano exco, constitutes caretaker committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dissolved the Kano State Executive Committee of the party. This was announced by the spokesperson of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Friday. Mr Ologbondiyan said the dissolution was reached at an NWC meeting held on…

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

I will remain in Senate forever if I want — Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said he could remain in the senate for the rest of his life if he desires. Mr Ekweremadu said at an event Thursday in Abuja that he is always in touch with his constituents, and could easily win elections. The dialogue was organised…

Bukola Saraki

2019: ‘Not Too Young To Run’ condemns Saraki’s declaration, dissociates self

The 'Not Too Young To Run' movement has dissociated itself from the formal declaration by Bukola Saraki to run for president on the platform of the opposition party, PDP. Mr Saraki, the senate president, formally made his intention known at an event organised by the group on Thursday in Abuja.…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki declaring his intention to run for president of the federal rebublic of Nigeria. [PHOTO CREDIT: Saraki Media Office]

UPDATED: 2019: Saraki declares for president, discloses plans for Nigeria

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday declared to run for the office of the President of Nigeria. This came about 24 hours after his Senate colleague, Rabiu Kwankwaso, also declared to run for the same office at an elaborate rally in downtown Abuja. Messrs Saraki and…

Rabiu Kwankwaso declaring to run for President

2019: Despite hiccup, Kwankwaso declares for Presidency, vows to unseat Buhari

One of the contenders for the presidential ticket under Nigeria's main opposition party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Wednesday declared to run for the number one political seat. The event which held at Chida hotel in Utako, Abuja, witnessed a massive turnout by his supporters from across…

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

2019: Intrigues, falsehood characterise refusal to allow Kwankwaso use Eagle Square

A week before Rabiu Kwankwaso was denied the use of the Eagle Square in Abuja for his presidential declaration, the same venue had been approved for him, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Mr Kwankwaso, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

2019: After Eagle Square refusal, Kwankwaso announces new venue for presidential declaration

After being denied usage of the Abuja Eagle Square, former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has announced a new venue for his formal presidential declaration. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Kwankwaso's spokesperson, Binta Sipikin, said the ceremony will now hold at Chida Hotel in Utako, Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

2019: Kwankwaso prevented from using Eagle Square for presidential declaration

Less than 24 hours to the date slated by the former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to declare his presidential bid, authorities have denied him access to Abuja's Eagle Square, proposed venue of the event. PREMIUM TIMES gathered the authorities have also denied the former governor access to the Old…

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2019: PDP commences sale of nomination forms

Nigeria's main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced the commencement of sale of Expression of Interests and Nominations Forms for the 2019 general elections. In a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu, the party said the decision was in accordance with its guidelines for the conduct…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Why I’m declaring my presidential ambition in Abuja, not Kano — Kwankwaso

Former Kano State governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has given reasons why he is not declaring his presidential ambition in his home state of Kano. Mr. Kwankwaso, who is at loggerheads with his state governor and longtime political associate, Abdullahi…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

There is no crack in our ranks — Abdulmumin Jibrin

A Kano House of Representatives member and leader of the Parliamentary Support Group, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has denied media reports of crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus of the green chamber. He stated this on Friday morning via his verified twitter handle @AbdulAbmj. He however did not deny there…

APC Reps move against Gbajabiamila

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House of Representatives have criticised their leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, over an interview he had with PREMIUM TIMES. In the interview published on Tuesday, Mr Gbajabiamila said APC has only one group in the House, dismissing suggestion of the existence…

Femi Gbajabiamila

INTERVIEW: Why Saraki must quit as Senate president — Gbajabiamila

The leader of the House of Representatives and chairman of the APC Caucus, Femi Gbajabiamila, in this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Festus Owete and Nasir Ayitogo, speaks on the defections in the House, his relationship with Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the demand by the APC for the resignation of the Senate president, Bukola…

Senate President Bukola Saraki and former president, OLusegun Obasanjo. [PHoto credit: THISDAY]

Nigeria Politics Last Week: PDP presidential aspirants visit Obasanjo amidst calls for Saraki’s resignation

Last week, Nigeria's political space was dominated mostly by the results of the just concluded by-elections in some parts of the country, uncertainty over reconvening of the National Assembly and calls for the resignation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Unlike previous weeks recently, however, there were little or no reports…

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

2019: Reps frown at duplications in INEC budget

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters have alleged duplication of items in the 2018 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) budget currently before them. The committee chaired by Aishatu Dukku (APC-Gombe) sat on Wednesday to consider approval of funds for INEC to enable the commission prepare for…