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Atiku, Saraki, CDD react to Osun governorship election results

A former vice president and opposition Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, and Senate President Bukola Saraki have extended support to the party's Osun State governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke. Mr Abubakar in a statement Sunday urged the people of the state not to be cowed, following the declaration of…

Senator Ademola Adeleke [Photo: TheCable]

#OsunDecides2018: PDP rejects inconclusive result, wants Adeleke declared winner

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has opposed the decision of the electoral commission (INEC) declaring Saturday's Osun governorship election inconclusive. INEC declared the election inconclusive despite the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, winning a slight majority of the votes cast. Mr Adeleke scored 254,698 votes to defeat his closest rival, Gboyega…

Aregbesola votes, expresses satisfaction with election conduct

#OsunDecides2018: APC wins Aregbesola’s local govt

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Osun governorship election in the local government of the incumbent state governor, Rauf Aregbesola. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how Mr Aregbesola voted at his Ward 8, Unit 1, Ifofin polling booth in Ilesa East Local Government Area of the state. The governor’s…

PU 03 st Matthew pry school ward 03 ijebu ijesha oriade lga voting still on at 3:35pm

#OsunDecides2018: Mob attacks PREMIUM TIMES’ observer

A mob attacked one of PREMIUM TIMES' election observers at CAC, Ward 3 polling unit at Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State. Oladipo Abiodun, who was monitoring the collation of results was harassed by some persons because they suspected he was taking pictures. Mr Abiodun's jacket was torn and…

Ilesha West pu; 009 ward: 09 ereja .. Voting yet to commence as card for readers are inactive as at 9;00am. EC8A form reported not available in this center as voters are left stranded

OsunDecides: INEC’s ban of smartphones at polling centres reduces vote buying – PTCIJ, CDD

The ban of the use of mobile phones and other recording devices in voting cubicles by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) largely reduced vote buying in the Osun governorship election, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) reports. CDD monitored the poll in partnership with the Premium Times Centre…

Senator Ben Murray Bruce

NYSC Scandal: Senator under fire for criticising Minister Shittu

Some Nigerians on social media have verbally attacked a senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, for criticising the minister of communications and the Buhari-led administration over the NYSC scandal that has dogged the administration. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how Mr Shittu skipped the mandatory service, an offence that may see him lose his…

Sunday taking money from his bag to be given to electorates who had already voted...

#OsunDecides2018: Police arrest, release vote buyer

A vote buyer was arrested and later released by police officers in Osun State. The buyer, identified as Sunday, was arrested at Polling Unit 03, Ward 06 of Ifedayo Local Governnment Area on Saturday. At about 10:46am, the man was seen standing some distance away from the polling unit as…

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

I can beat Buhari, and I’m lucky to be from Kano — Kwankwaso

Former Kano State governor and presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he has the capacity to defeat incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. He also said he would ensure there is peace, security and infrastructure if voted in as president in the 2019 general election. He said this on Friday, during an…

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Nigerian Senate as retirement home for state governors

Presidents and governors naturally seek the maximum two terms allowed them by the Nigerian Constitution. While most in the Fourth Republic have succeeded, some like Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, as well as Ayo Fayose and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti failed to secure consecutive terms but kept trying until they returned…

Benue senator, Barnabas Gemade,

Gemade dumps PDP eight weeks after joining party

Benue senator, Barnabas Gemade, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Mr Gemade, a former national chairman of the PDP, was among the 14 senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in July. His defection comes barely eight weeks after he joined…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Saraki condemns killing of Red Cross staff, demands rescue of Leah Sharibu

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a health worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by Boko Haram terrorists. Saifura was kidnapped about six months ago at the Rann camp for internally displaced persons by the terrorists. The murder of the…

2019: David Mark lobbies ex-Nigerian leader, Abdusalam Abubakar

A former senate president and now presidential aspirant, David Mark, on Monday visited Nigeria's former head of state, Abdulsalam Abubakar at his Abuja residence where they held a private meeting. According to a statement by Mr Mark's media assistant, Paul Mumeh, the meeting lasted for about two hours. He is…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

I will not step down as Senate president, Saraki tells APC

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, has said he will not step down from the senate presidency until he runs his term out. He also said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not remove him as senate president as it does not possess the number to force him out of office,…

Ambode

Lagos 2019: New party endorses Ambode for second term

A new political party, the People's Trust (PT) has offered its 2019 governorship ticket to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.  According to a statement by PT's Lagos State Publicity Secretary, Segun Obe, his party and 30 others made the decision at the end of the election of its new state executives. Mr…

Senator Kabiru Marafa Photo: Daily Trust

Senator dares Gov. Yari to back resignation claims with action

A federal lawmaker, Kabiru Marafa, has called on the Zamfara State Governor, Abdul'aziz Yari, to tender his resignation. He made the call while speaking to journalists at the State House on Friday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Marafa was at the Villa to brief the president about the…

New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi

SSS: Nigerians react to new DG’s appointment

Some Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to the appointment of Yusuf Bichi as the new Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS). Mr Bichi was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. According to a statement by Mr Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Mr Bichi replaces Matthew Seiyefa, who has been…

Round table dialogue on China-Africa bilateral relations

No political strings attached to China’s assistance to Africa – Official

The Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese embassy in Nigeria, Lin Jing, has said that the bilateral relation between Nigeria and China has no political strings attached to it. He said this at a round-table dialogue organised by the Centre for China Studies (CCS) in Abuja on Thursday. Mr Ling explained…

2019: Card reader excluded from electoral bill sent to Buhari by NASS – Ita Enang

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, has said issues about use of card reader was completely excluded from the Electoral Amendment Bill transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent on August 3. He made this known in a statement in Abuja on…

Senator David Mark

2019: NDA alumni association endorses David Mark for Nigerian president

The Alumni Association of 3rd Regular Course of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has endorsed presidential aspirant, David Mark, for Nigerian president, his spokesperson said. According to a statement by Mr Mark's media assistant, Paul Mumeh, members of the association declared that he is the stimulus needed to address the security,…

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

2019: Saraki appoints campaign spokesman

The Senate president and presidential aspirant, Bukola Saraki, has appointed a lawyer, Ilemona Onoja, as the official spokesman for his 2019 election campaign. The director general of the Bukola Saraki Campaign Organisation, Mohammed Wakil, made the announcement in a statement Saturday. Mr Wakil explained that Mr. Onoja attended the Benue…

Senate President Bukola Saraki and David Mark.

2019: PDP North-central leaders want consensus candidate

Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the North-central zone have resolved to present a consensus candidate for the 2019 presidential elections. They said it was time for the zone to produce the next president of Nigeria as it has competent, capable and experienced aspirants that can improve…

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

PDP accuses APC of sponsoring thugs to attack its secretariat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of assembling and mobilising thugs who caused chaos at the PDP secretariat on Thursday. There was a clash at the entrance of the PDP national secretariat in Abuja between alleged supporters of PDP and supporters of APC.…

Dr. SKC Ogbonnia

APC presidential aspirant vows to challenge Buhari, rejects direct primaries

SKC Ogbonnia, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Party (APC), has threatened to sue over its mode of primaries for elections. Mr Ogbonnia is one of the politicians who frowned at the APC's resolution to adopt direct primaries. Controversy has continued to trail the resolution of…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Saraki challenges APC’s spokesperson to debate on national TV

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has challenged the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, to a debate on national issues on any national television. Mr Saraki presented the challenge, alleging that many people in the media believe he (Mr Nabena) is a robot and…

Nigerian Senate

2019: Group sues Saraki, Akpabio, other defecting lawmakers, wants seats declared vacant

A public advocacy organisation, Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, has filed a law suit against members of the National Assembly who have defected from one party to another. EiE has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to declare the seats of the defectors’ vacant. Some of the federal lawmakers who…