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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Unless you force out older leaders, you will not take leadership structure, Obasanjo tells African youth

A two-term former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised African youth to be deliberate about taking over leadership positions from the older generations. The African political landscape has, over the years, been dominated by the older generation, who often use the youth as stepping stones to actualise their political…

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Edo 2020: Group berates APC, PDP over tension ahead of poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has warned that the current tone of political engagements in Edo State poses a great threat to a smooth electoral process in the state. Edo will elect a new governor on September 19 in the first of two off-season governorship polls scheduled for…

APC: Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor [PHOTO: Media Office, Yobe State Government House, Damaturu]

APC names 104-member committee for Ondo election

The Mala Buni-led caretaker/extraordinary national convention planning committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has named a 104-member national campaign council for the Ondo State Governorship Election. As contained in a statement issued by the party on Tuesday night, the large campaign team will be chaired by the Lagos…

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

Learn from Tinubu, DG APC governors’ forum tells Oshiomhole

The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors’ forum, Salihu Lukman, has, again, questioned the party's former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole’s fore-front role in Edo State’s governorship campaign. Mr Oshiomhole, who was recently removed as the APC's national chairman coincidentally in the midst of state's raging political crisis, has been…

Abubakar Malami [Source - The Guardian, Nigeria]

Edo 2020: Malami requests security for 17 pro-Oshiomhole lawmakers

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in a memo sent to Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for police protection for 17 pro-Oshiomhole members of the Edo State House of Assembly. The memo, dated August 5, 2020, is believed to be in response to the…

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Edo 2020: Votes will count in governorship election, APC tells PDP

Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of uncovering a plot to rig the September 19 Edo State governorship election as evidence that the opposition party is panicking ahead of the election. The PDP, in an earlier statement on Friday,…

Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Frank Okiye

Edo 2020: Assembly crisis worsens as 17 lawmakers ‘impeach’ speaker

A new drama played out in the Edo State House of Assembly on Thursday with the reported impeachment of the speaker, Frank Okiye, by 17 lawmakers. Thursday's drama started with a spokesperson of Governor Godwin Obaseki announcing that some police officers brought into the state from Abuja had taken over…

Nigeria Police Force

Edo 2020: Speaker contradicts Obaseki’s aide, says no lawmaker denied access to Assembly complex

The Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Frank Okiye, has said police officers stationed at the assembly complex has not denied any pro-Obaseki lawmaker access to the building. Mr Okiye, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, said he had been at the complex and was not denied entrance. "I…

Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari

#RevolutionNow: Buhari’s aide says protesters ‘bunch of people trying to be funny’

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, has berated efforts of young Nigerians who came out on Wednesday to protest against the unchecked level of insecurity and corruption in the country. Using the #RevolutionNow tag, scores of protesters, especially the youth, in at least five states across the country,…

Osagie-Ize-iyamu

Why Oshiomhole criticised me in 2016- Ize-Iyamu

The 2020 governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said he was criticised by the former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in the last Edo governorship election because he was in a different political party then. Mr Oshiomhole, who was recently…

Former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara with Governor of Yobe State, and Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, H.E. Mai Mala Buni visited the State House, Abuja this afternoon to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ondo primaries, Dogara’s return to APC top political events last week

Last week, the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and 12 other parties nominated candidates for the Ondo governorship election, while federal lawmakers grilled NDDC top officials over alleged misappropriation of N81.5 billion. Those were two of the top political developments of the week. In Ondo, not less…

Yakubu Dogara [PHOTO CREDIT: @YouthsForAtiku]

Dogara: APC mocks PDP, says mass defection looms for opposition party

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised the main opposition party, PDP, following the defection of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. PREMIUM TIMES reported the defection of Mr Dogara from the APC to the PDP. Mr Dogara, who was elected speaker on the APC…

APC Secretariat

PDP scared of indictment in NDDC probe – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of being afraid of indictment in the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the House of Representatives. At a sitting of the House panel conducting the probe on Monday, the NDDC acting…

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu [PHOTO CREDIT: rotimiaketi]

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu, 10 others battle for APC ticket today

As the race for the October governorship election in Ondo State intensifies, at least 10 aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have registered their readiness to battle the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in the primary holding today, Monday. They are: Olusola Oke, Segun Abraham, Olaide Adelami, Bukola Adetula,…

Adams Oshiomhole, former APC National Chairman.

Edo 2020: I’ll ensure APC wins – Oshiomhole

A former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has reiterated his commitment to thwart Governor Godwin Obaseki's re-election bid. “I am back and ready for the job," Vanguard newspaper quoted Mr Oshiomhole as saying to a large crowd of supporters who met him on his…

APC: Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor [PHOTO: Media Office, Yobe State Government House, Damaturu]

Ondo 2020: APC insists on indirect primary

The chairman of the caretaker committee of the ruling APC, Mala Buni, has cautioned the governorship aspirants of the party in Ondo State not to dictate on its mode of primary. The APC primary in Ondo State holds on July 20. Eleven of the 12 governorship aspirants had in a…

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello

Ondo 2020: Yahaya Bello to head APC election committee

The ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) has appointed the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, as the chairman of the Ondo State governorship primary election committee. All the 12 aspirants seeking the party's ultimate governorship ticket have been cleared, by the party's screening panel, to participate in the primary election…

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu [PHOTO: @RotimiAkeredolu]

Ondo 2020: APC clears 12 aspirants to contest primaries

All the 12 aspirants jostling for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State have been cleared by the party's screening committee. The party's screening panel chaired by Tijjani Tumsa, had on July 8 and 9, screened the state's incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, alongside 11 aspirants…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala [PHOTO CREDIT: @NOIweala]

Buhari deserves commendation for nominating Okonjo-Iweala – APC Governors Forum

Some governors under the auspices of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed the candidacy of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as World Trade Organization's (WTO) Director-General. The belated nomination of Nigeria's two term former minister of finance was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari earlier in June, 2020, a move objected to by…

APC: Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor [PHOTO: Media Office, Yobe State Government House, Damaturu]

Magu: No sacred cow in Buhari’s govt – APC

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said no alleged corrupt official can escape prosecution under the current administration led by an 'incorruptible personality', President Muhammadu Buhari. The party, which clinched power in 2015, denied the allegation of witch-hunting the embattled chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, because of his…

Adams Oshiomhole, former APC National Chairman.

Why I supported Oshiomhole’s suspension – Edo APC Ward Chairman

Barely three weeks after the dissolution of Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the chairman of the party in Etsako Ward 10 in Edo State, Stephen Oshawo, has suggested another possible reason for supporting the suspension of the party's former national chairman. Mr…

Cross section of panelist

Nigerian journalists discuss challenges in exposing corruption

The media's role of exposing corruption in Nigeria is not only limited by lack of funds but the editorial philosophy of newsrooms, journalists at a media dialogue argued. The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a non-governmental organisation advocating for information sharing between legislators and civil society groups, at a…

Olusola Oke, One of the twelve aspirants jostling for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). [PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook page of Olusola Oke]

Ondo 2020: Olusola Oke speaks on APC screening process

One of the twelve aspirants jostling for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Olusola Oke, has reacted to the private screening process of the party. Mr Oke contested the governorship election in 2012 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and…

Late Inuwa Abdulkadir, ex-APC National Vice Chairman.

UPDATED: Inuwa Abdulkadir, ex-APC National Vice Chairman, is dead

A former national vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Inuwa Abdulkadir, is dead. He died on Monday morning in Sokoto State. The cause of his death has not been ascertained at the time of filing this report and no official statement has been released by his family. Mr Abdulkadir’s…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

APC asks EFCC to probe PDP leaders ‘linked’ to Hushpuppi

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has linked top leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to Ramon Abbas (also known as Hushpuppi), who was recently arrested alongside his associates in Dubai for alleged cyber fraud. Mr Abbas, known for his lavish lifestyle on Instagram, has been extradited to the…