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Hope Uzodinma in, Emeka Ihedioha out in Imo

Uzodinma to probe contracts awarded by three predecessors

The newly inaugurated governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has called for an investigation into contracts awarded by the state government from 2010 to date. The governors in office within the stipulated time frame include Ikedi Ohakim (2007-2011), Rochas Okorocha (2011-2019) and the recently sacked Emeka Ihedioha (2019-2020). He gave…

Emeka ihedioha

Ihedioha reacts to Supreme Court judgement removing him as Imo governor

Sacked Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has criticised the Supreme Court verdict which removed him and declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. Mr Ihedioha, a PDP candidate, was sacked by the seven-member panel of the…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC vows to petition NJC over Rivers election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to petition the National Judicial Council (NJC) over a judicial verdict which prevented the party from holding congresses in Rivers State in 2019. The party was also barred from participating in the 2019 governorship election in the state due to its failure to…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari excited about APC’s victory in Imo

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Supreme Court for its ''courage and perseverance" in the decision to return "a well-deserved victory" to the All Progressives Congress and its candidate in Imo State gubernatorial contest, Hope Uzidinma. A seven-member panel of the apex court led by Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad-led on…

Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Imo Governorship: APC, Lawan express satisfaction with Supreme Court ruling

Nigeria's ruling party, APC, has expressed satisfaction with the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Hope Uzodinma, its candidate in the 2019 Imo State gubernatorial election. A seven-member panel of the apex court on Tuesday annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of…

Ibrahim Babangida, Former Nigerian dictator

Amotekun: IBB speaks on South-west security initiative, Boko Haram, Nigeria’s unity

A former Nigerian military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has criticised the recent setting up of the South-west regional security initiative, Amotekun, saying it is not sustainable. Mr Babangida also dismissed the current government's claim of curbing the insurgency in the North-east. Amotekun was set up by the South-west governors to combat…

President Muhammadu Buhari today at the APC National Caucus meeting at the Party’s Headquarters in Abuja

We would no longer comment on 2023 elections – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it has decided to desist from commenting on issues pertaining to the 2023 General Elections, but, rather, focus on governance. "As a matter of policy and decision, we (the APC) are not going to be commenting on the 2023 elections. We are…

U.S. President, Donald Trump [Photo: Wall Street Journal]

UPDATED: We don’t need Middle East oil anymore, Trump says

The United States is now the largest crude oil and natural gas producer in the world and no longer needs oil from the Middle East, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Mr Trump said this at the White House in an official reaction to the retaliatory attack by Iran on…

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

UPDATED: Trump won’t retaliate militarily against Iran but threatens fresh economic sanctions

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. suffered no casualties in the missile attack by Iran on an Iraqi airbase used by American soldiers. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack which Iran said was in retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani. Iran had called…

Mr Oshiomhole speaking at APC headquarters in Abuja during a meeting of the National Working Committee of the party with the governorship aspirants in the state

Atiku, PDP represent Nigeria’s ‘wasted past’- APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken a jab at the main opposition party, PDP, and its 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over the latter's recent tweet to his party members ahead of 2023 general elections. Mr Abubakar, a former vice president, in a tweet on Saturday, urged members…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Those demanding my resignation envious of my achievements — Oshiomhole

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has said those calling for his resignation are only desirous of his achievements. Mr Oshiomhole has been faulted by some of his party's loyalists for his leadership style, which they believe is responsible for the persistent crisis within the party. One…

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

We’re winning Boko Haram war, Nigerian govt insists

Despite an upsurge in Boko Haram activities in the North-east, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, insists that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is winning the war against the insurgents. Mr Mohammed said the government is winning the war against insecurity including the Boko-Haram insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other…

VIDEO: Inside story of Abuja’s underaged menial workers

A group of school-age children stood by their wheelbarrows as they awaited the arrival of the next vehicle to Giri Park, one of the busiest commuter service points in Abuja. Once it arrived, the children rushed at the passengers, seeking who to help with luggage for a fee. It is…

A group of school-age children standing by their wheelbarrows

Inside story of Abuja’s underaged menial workers

A group of school-age children stood by their wheelbarrows as they awaited the arrival of the next vehicle to Giri Park, one of the busiest commuter service points in Abuja. Once it arrived, the children rushed at the passengers, seeking who to help with luggage for a fee. It is…

Godwin Obaseki

Edo APC: Oshiomhole remains suspended – Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, stays suspended from the state chapter of the party. The Obaseki-led faction of the party in the state, in November, announced the suspension of Mr Oshiomhole after an alleged vote…

Jabi Park

Christmas Travels: Nigerians groan over higher fares, bad roads, insecurity

There is heavy traffic of commuters to the southern parts of Nigeria from Abuja during the Yuletide season, just as it is to the northern parts during Salah, Muhammad Yahaya said. Mr Yahaya is the chairman of the Abuja to Kogi commercial drivers' union and was explaining to a PREMIUM…

Adams Oshiomhole speaking at the APC Secretariat

APC condemns attack on anti-Buhari protesters, blames PDP

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has dissociated itself from the attack by a pro-government group on a coalition of civil society activists who were protesting outside the Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC) office in Abuja on Monday. The APC accused the activists of being sponsored by the main opposition…

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

Oshiomhole dangerous to APC, behind NDDC crisis – Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has again attacked his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, as he countered the latter's claim of not exhibiting the traits of a godfather in the state's politics. Mr Oshiomhole in a television interview on Friday said he…

Adams Oshiomhole speaking at the APC Secretariat

Obaseki’s description of me as a godfather ’embarrassing’ – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has denied any attempt to lord it over the Edo State politics as alleged by the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu. He added that he only tried to reconcile the Governor with his…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

APC Crisis: Edo govt rejects Lawan-led reconciliation committee

The Edo State Government has rejected the Senate President Ahmad Lawan-led National Reconciliation Committee set up to resolve the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Edo government accused some of the committee members of being people of "interests in the crisis rocking the ruling party." Mr Lawan was…

Mining site used to illustrate the story.

Buhari commiserates with victims of Jos mining pit collapse

President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his condolences to the families of the people who lost their lives in a mining site in Zawan Community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday reported the unfortunate incident which allegedly claimed six lives and left many others injured when…

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Lawan heads APC ‘reconciliatory committee’ to appease aggrieved members

The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has been appointed as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ten-member National Reconciliation Committee. The decision is in line with resolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the party's National Secretariat in November 22, 2019, to resolve the festering…

Osita Okechukwu

‘Drowning’ Oshiomhole looking for straw ‘to cling on’ – Okechukwu

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is 'drowning' and 'searching for straw to cling on,' a leader of the party in the Southeast has said. Osita Okechukwu, who is also the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, was one of those pardoned Monday by Mr Oshiomhole's APC…

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, addressing the press.

Suspension: APC pardons Akeredolu, Okorocha, Amosun, others

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has pardoned five of its key members suspended months ago. The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; ex-Ogun governor, Ibikunle Amosun; ex-Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha; the DG of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu; and a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru, were suspended…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Edo APC Crisis: Oshiomhole, Obaseki trade blames on violence

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has reacted to a verbal attack against him by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Channels TV over the weekend. Mr Oshiomhole, after he received some defectors from the opposition PDP in Edo State, into the APC, said he…