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Former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu. [Photo credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Tinubu’s claim on Buhari impeachment ’empty’ — Senator

The senator representing Bauchi Central, Isah Misau, has said that senators of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have no plans of impeaching President Muhammadu Buhari. He said this while responding to claims made by a national leader of the All Progressives Party (APC), Bola Tinubu. Mr Tinubu on Wednesday alleged…

A two-day intensive training on Solution and Investigative journalism for Nigerian journalists.

Foundation trains journalists on investigative journalism

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) has concluded a two-day intensive training on Solution and Investigative journalism for Nigerian journalists. The training, tagged Capacity Building for Local Empowerment (CAPABLE) Solutions Journalism Training, had over 20 Nigerian journalists in attendance who were sleceted across the country. Several…

Defection Tambuwal’s ‘worst decision’ ever — Wamakko

A federal lawmaker, Aliyu Wamakko (APC, Sokoto North), has described Governor Aminu Tambuwal's decision to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People's Democratic Party (PDP), as his life's "worst decision". According to the Nation Newspaper, Mr Wamakko, made the statement during an interview aired on BBC Hausa Service…

Rafiu Ibrahim

Saraki doesn’t need to respond to APC’s query – Senator

A senator representing Kwara South, Rafiu Ibrahim, has said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki does not need to respond to the query issued to him by the All Progressives Party (APC).  The National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC had accused Mr Saraki of breaching Article 21 of the party’s…

DAAR Communications logo used to illustrate the story.

DAAR Communications ‘pays broadcasting commission fine’, accuses NBC of intimidation

DAAR Communications Plc, owners of AIT and RayPower, said they have paid a fine of N1.5 million imposed on it by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The company’s Group Managing Director, Tony Akiotu, disclosed this while addressing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. The NBC had on July 9 fined the…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

How Buhari administration should treat APC defectors – Shehu Sani

A federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central), has advised the federal government on how defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be treated. The senator took to his Facebook page in the early hours of Wednesday to stress the need for both the ruling party and the…

Bukola Saraki

Lawyers speak on legality of Saraki’s defection

Some Nigerian lawyers have expressed their views on the legality of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s defection from the All Progressives Party (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Although there have been defections by a sitting vice president (Atiku Abubakar) and a speaker of the House of Representatives (Aminu…

Bukola Saraki

Saraki, Governor Ahmed dump APC

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has formally announced his departure from Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, made a similar announcement at about the same time. Mr Saraki made his announcement on his official social media handles. "I wish to inform Nigerians…

Senator David Mark

David Mark condemns plot to remove Gov. Ortom

An ex-Senate President, David Mark, has condemned the plot by eight lawmakers to impeach the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Mr Mark, who is from the state, in a statement, described the purported impeachment served on the governor as null and void and an exercise in futility. While stating that the act…

Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu in a recent protest

Boko Haram: Stop ‘secret’ burial of fallen soldiers, BBOG tells Nigerian govt

A pressure group, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), has asked the federal government to stop the secret burial of soldiers killed on the battlefield. In a statement signed by its leaders, Oby Ezekwesili, Aisha Yesufu and Florence Ozor, the group made this call while reacting to photos of mass burial…

Bukola Saraki

Saraki attacks Abdullahi Adamu, says senator deceptive, manipulative liar

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Monday described his colleague and former governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu, as a deceptive, manipulative and desperate liar. Mr Saraki verbally lashed Mr Adamu while reacting to statements allegedly made by Mr Adamu. Mr Adamu had allegedly accused the Senate President of calling…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [Photo credit: Newmail-ng.com]

Saraki, Dogara react to plot to remove Gov. Ortom

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have condemned the plot to impeach the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. The lawmakers, not more than 10 of the 30-member Assembly, were provided cover by the police to meet at the state’s parliament building…

Not Too Young To Run rally

2019: Group wants affordable party nomination fees for young aspirants

The 'Not Too Young To Run Movement' has asked political parties to make their nomination fees for elective posts affordable. This, the group said, will make purchase of party nomination tickets for various offices, easy for young aspirants. A representative of the movement, Cynthia Mbamalu, made the demands while addressing…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

2019: Buhari will definitely lose in Kano, Kwankwaso replies Amaechi

Following the defection of former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), his spokesperson, Binta Spikin, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will not win in Kano State in the 2019 general election. The spokesperson said this to PREMIUM…

Nigerian Senate

Major events at the Senate this week

Even though they met for just one day this week, the lawmakers did not fail to display their usual drama. Before embarking on the usual annual recess, members of the upper chamber tackled issues of “urgent national importance” ranging from mass defection of members to notice of some nominees appointed…

Rafiu Ibrahim

Why El-Rufai is angry at Saraki – Senator

A federal lawmaker, Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara) has said the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai is 'angry' at the Senate President, Bukola Saraki because of the Senate’s refusal to approve $350 million loan sought by the Kaduna State Government from funders. Last year, the Kaduna State Government requested the loan…

Bukola Saraki

Offa Robbery: Police investigators question Saraki at his office- Aide

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was on Thursday, questioned by a team of police investigators at his office, his spokesperson said. Mr Saraki had indicated that he would not report to the police as directed in a letter by the Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris. He said this in his response to…

A presidential aide, Ita Enang,

APC defectors angry at governors not Buhari — Ita Enang

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, has said lawmakers who defected from the All Progressives Party (APC) on Tuesday were angry at some governors and party leaders and not Mr Buhari. He said the lawmakers said their grievances and consequent actions…

Bukola Saraki and IGP

Offa Robbery: Saraki to IGP Idris: Send your personnel to question me

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has indicated that he would not report to the police as directed in a letter by the Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris. Mr Saraki gave the indication in a response to the police chief dated July 24. PREMIUM TIMES reported the summons by the police for…

Senator Abdullahi Adamu

Defections: Pro-Saraki senators attack Abdullahi Adamu 

Two senators, Abdullahi Danbaba (PDP, Sokoto) and Isa Misau (PDP, Bauchi) have described their colleague, Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa) as an agent of instability and division in the upper chamber. In a joint statement, the duo alleged that Mr Adamu at the beginning of the 8th Senate begged to be made…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. [Photo credit: Newmail-ng.com]

Senator asks Saraki, Dogara to resign from APC

A senator has called for the resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina South), chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, on Wednesday asked the duo to resign from the party following the mass defection of some…

House of Reps member dumps PDP

A member of the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu, has announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the United Progressives Party (UPP). Mr Nwulu who represents Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency of Lagos State, made the announcement while addressing journalists after plenary on Tuesday. Earlier, 15 senators and 37…

State police bill scales second reading at Reps

A bill seeking an amendment to the Nigerian Constitution to accommodate state and community policing was read for the second time at the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, titled, “Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2018”, was sponsored by the leader of the House of…

Nigerian Senate

Senators condemn siege on Saraki, Ekweremadu’s residences

Senators at the upper chamber took turns to condemn the heavy presence of security agencies at the Abuja residences of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. Personnel from different security agencies reportedly laid siege on the homes of the duo in the early hours of today. The…

Ahmad Lawan

How Senate Leader failed to stop mass defection from APC

There was mild drama in the Senate on Tuesday as the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, tried to stop the mass defection of some lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). PREMIUM TIMES reported how 15 senators left the ruling party, Majority announced they were joining the main opposition party,…