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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent at PREMIUM TIMES. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where he also obtained an Masters's degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Twitter: @nastogo

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PDP Headquarters

House Minority Leadership Crisis: PDP yet to take decision – Official

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has not taken a position on the leadership crisis affecting its caucus in the House of Representatives. The party stated this in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday. “In the light of public enquiries and conflicting reports on…

Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema

Xenophobic Attacks: I’ve never been so honoured in my life – Air Peace Boss

The Chairman of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, on Wednesday thanked members of the House of Representatives for honouring him for his role in the evacuation of Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks from South Africa. The aviation businessman was in the chamber of the House of Representatives on the invitation…

Air Peace .... owned by Allen Onyema

Xenophobic Attacks: Air Peace boss arrives Reps chamber

The Chairman of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema, is currently in the chambers of the House of Representatives. The lawmakers want to commend him for voluntarily evacuating stranded Nigerians from South Africa due to the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals there. The lawmakers had on Tuesday during plenary commended the…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Xenophobic attacks: Reps warn Foreign Affairs minister, vow to report activities to Buhari

Members of the House of Representatives are angry with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, over his refusal to address them on the recent xenophobic attacks in Africa. The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, made this known after a debate on the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The speaker vowed to…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Xenophobia: Gbajabiamila commends Julius Malema, Air Peace

The speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has commended the leader of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, for condemning xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa. Mr Gbajabiamila who spoke on Tuesday in his welcome address to lawmakers on their…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari’s Tribunal Victory: PDP governors back party on Supreme Court appeal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors forum has supported the party's decision to appeal the judgment of the presidential election petition tribunal upholding the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari. The party had rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, describing it as ”provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and…

Katsina State on map

Katsina bandits release 30 kidnap victims

Bandits in Katsina State have released 30 kidnapped victims, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders. The victims were presented to Governor Aminu Masari at the Government House on Sunday in Katsina. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the victims were kidnapped by the…

Governor Nyesom Wike

House Leadership: PDP BOT challenges Wike to prove corruption allegation

A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged Governor Nyesom Wike to provide evidence of his corruption allegations against some of the party's leaders. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Wike, governor of oil-rich Rivers State, accused a committee set up by the PDP Board of Trustees of corruption.…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Yahaya Bello, Gbajabiamila congratulate President Buhari on tribunal victory

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Elections Petition Tribunal (PEPT) on Wednesday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Onogwu, the governor hailed the tribunal's verdict affirming the president's victory in the 2019 presidential polls. The presidential…

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus.

Presidential tribunal ruling shocking, subversion of justice – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it rejects the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirming President Muhammadu Buhari's electoral victory, describing it as ''provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of our nation’s justice system''. The party said ''it is particularly shocked that…

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State

Insecurity: Katsina govt swaps nine bandits for five kidnap victims – Official

The Katsina State government has exchanged nine bandits in the custody of security agencies for the release of five abducted persons. According to a statement by Abdu Malumfashi, the director general, media to Governor Aminu Masari, the government did this "to secure the release of more detainees." The state, like…

Pictures of Adejoroh Adeogun, House of Representatives deputy chairman, committee on national security and intelligence.

INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can tackle insecurity – Lawmaker

Adejoroh Adeogun is a member of the House of Representatives who represents Akoko South-East/Akoko South-West federal constituency of Ondo State. A retired officer of the State Security Service (SSS), he was recently appointed deputy chairman of the House Committee on Security and National Intelligence. In this interview with selected journalists…

President of Zimbabwe

Obasanjo, Atiku mourn Mugabe, salute achievement

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed sadness over the demise of former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. The former Nigerian leader expressed his sadness in a letter he personally signed, addressed to the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mr Mugabe’s death at 95 was announced on Friday morning.…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC closes nominations for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has closed the nomination of candidates by political parties fielding candidates in the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. In a statement on Thursday by its National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye,…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Gunmen Attack: Resort to violence cannot save you, PDP tells Yahaya Bello

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of complicity in the recent attacks that disrupted its gubernatorial primary election in Lokoja, Kogi State. Unknown gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium, and disrupted the process. According to reports,…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Shooting at PDP primaries sad, unfortunate – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has described the shooting incident, which took place early hours of Wednesday during the opposition PDP primaries in Lokoja, as sad and unfortunate. Unknown gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium and disrupted the process. According to reports, voting had ended…

Abducted National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt. Hon. Sunday Udeh-Okoye, has regained his freedom.

Kidnapped PDP youth leader freed – Official

Sunday Udeh-Okoye, the kidnapped National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been freed, an official said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Udeh-Okoye was kidnapped in Enugu State on Monday. His freedom was announced in a statement sent by the Enugu State Government. Details of whether or not…

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Xenophobia: Reps may end recess over attacks on Nigerians in South Africa – Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives may cut short its recess and reconvene to address killings of Nigerians and looting of their properties in South Africa. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, made this known via a tweet on his Twitter handle @femigbaja Tuesday morning. Earlier, Kingsley Chinda, a member of the…

Kingsley Chinda

Xenophobia: Rep calls for immediate reconvening of National Assembly

Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Rivers State, has called on the speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila, to cut short the ongoing recess and attend to the killings of Nigerians in South Africa Mr Chinda stated this on Tuesday in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES. South Africans on…

KOGI GOVERNOR-ELECT YAHAYA BELLO

Yahaya Bello emerges Kogi APC gubernatorial candidate

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been declared winner of the APC governorship primary The primary held in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, and ended Thursday night. Mr Bello polled a total of 3,091 votes to defeat his closest rival, Babatunde Irukera who polled 109 votes. Others are…

Idris Wada and Dino Melaye contesting for the governorship seat in Kogi State under the PDP. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Trust]

Kogi Governorship: Meet 13 governorship aspirants cleared by PDP

As the governorship election of Kogi State approaches, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared 13 aspirants who indicated interest to fly the party’s flag. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier announced plans for the upcoming Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. The elections will hold simultaneously in the…

Mustapha Audu, son to late Prince Abubakar Audu and Kogi State governorship aspirant.

INTERVIEW: What I’ll do after disqualification by APC for Kogi Governorship – Audu’s son

Mustapha Audu is one of the aspirants in the Kogi State governorship election. He is contesting under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whose primary election comes up on Thursday. He was disqualified, alongside his brother and 10 other aspirants, by the screening panel of the party headed…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Kogi Governorship: Why APC disqualified Audu’s sons, 10 others

Ahead of the governorship primary election of the APC, the screening committee of the ruling party, on Monday, disqualified 12 of the 16 aspirants vying for the seat of the governor of Kogi State on its platform. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced plans for the upcoming Bayelsa…

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Armed men kidnap top Nigerian hospital chief, kill his police guards

Two police officers were killed on Monday during the kidnap of a hospital chief in Edo State. The Edo Police Command confirmed the killing of two of its officers attached to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Sylvanus Okogbeni. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume

Wadume: How Army/Police clash could have been averted – Experts

The recent fatal clash between soldiers and police officers could have been averted if the police officers were properly dressed and if there was synergy between the two federal government security agencies, security experts have stated. The police had two weeks ago ramped up public criticism of the Nigerian Army…