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Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Fayemi calls for scrapping of Senate

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has advocated the scrapping of the Senate in order to save cost and reduce financial burden on the government. He also advocated for the adoption of Stephen Orosaye report which recommended the merging of federal government's agencies that perform similar functions in order to…

President Muhammadu Buhari presenting 2020 budget [PHOTO CREDIT: @OfficialPDP]

Nigeria to spend a quarter of 2020 budget on debt payment

Nigeria will use nearly a quarter of its 2020 budget to repay debts the government owes locally and internationally. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a spending plan of N10.3 trillion to the National Assembly, making next year's proposed budget the country's highest ever. Of that amount, Mr Buhari said…

Chibok Schoolgirls: APC backs Cameron, accuses Jonathan of negligence, corruption

Nigeria's ruling party, APC, has supported the allegation made by a former British prime minister, David Cameron, against former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan. Mr Cameron in his new book, For the Record, condemned Mr Jonathan’s handling of the kidnap of over 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014. He said…

Adams Oshiomhole speaking at the APC Secretariat

Oshiomhole chides Bayelsa governor over criticism of party’s candidate

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, has criticised the governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, accusing him of "inelegant language" against his party's governorship candidate. He also accused the governor of poor management of resources allocated to the state by the federal government over the years.…

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Osinbajo's official twitter account]

No attempt to ‘whittle down’ Osinbajo’s influence – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked reports of an attempt to "whittle down" the roles of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. The reports, mostly on social media, claimed that a cabal in the presidency was trying to render the office of the vice president…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Nigeria at 59: Atiku, Gbajabiamila, APC, others give independence messages

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary on Tuesday, political leaders on Monday expressed differing views on the shape and future of Africa's most populous nation and largest economy. Political leaders and groups who issued messages to mark the occasion include the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party's (PDP)…

APC leaders kick off campaign in Osun state ahead of the gubernatorial elections. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Orji Uzor Kalu]

APC denies endorsing candidate for 2023

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has denied endorsing any candidate ahead of the 2023 elections. The party accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of pasting posters suggesting an endorsement, in order to cause discord within the party and distract it from facing the governance of Nigeria. APC's…

In what is clearly a brutal assault on free speech, Omoyele Sowore was arrested.

Sowore: American Nobel Laureate, academics, others urge Nigeria to drop charges

An American Nobel Laureate in Economics, Edmund Phelps, joined other global academics, writers and activists to demand that Nigeria drop charges against an activist, Omoyele Sowore. Mr Sowore was arrested and detained for calling for a nationwide protest, tagged #RevolutionNow, against bad governance. The State Security Service (SSS), which arrested…

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo [PHOTO CREDIT: Osinbajo's official twitter account]

UPDATED: Osinbajo talks tough, vows to waive immunity to fight falsehood

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said he was willing to waive his constitutionally guaranteed immunity to ensure persons who spread falsehood about him were brought to book. Mr Osinbajo stated this on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday. The vice president was reacting to claims made by a former…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Buhari condemns alleged coup attempt in Ghana

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the alleged coup attempt in Ghana. He said democratic elections are the only acceptable way to install and change a government in Africa. The Ghanaian government said the alleged plot, coming less than a year to the country's next General Election, was neutralised by…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Atiku: Coalition accuses APC of plans to ‘influence’ Supreme Court

Barely two weeks after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral victory, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), on Friday, accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of a plot to influence the selection of new Supreme Court justices. The coalition includes the main opposition party,…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

Put Nigeria Police in order, Buhari tells Commission

Against the backdrop of worsening insecurity across Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Police Service Commission to improve its approaches in safeguarding the lives and properties of Nigerians. He gave the charge in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving the Annual Report of the commission for 2018. The commission's mandate…

National Assembly Complex

Letter demanding bank details of Senate President, Speaker, others ‘leaked’ — NFIU

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has said the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Chief Justice of the Federation, Tanko Muhammad, and other top public office holders are not under any form of investigation by its operatives. The agency said a letter that…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Amidst ‘worsening’ insecurity in Abuja, police assure of safety

The police in Abuja have released the statement below assuring residents of the Nigerian capital of their safety. The statement came as residents shared messages of kidnappings in the capital. The police, however, said one of those recently kidnapped has been released while efforts are on to release another. Read…

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

Oshiomhole: We are ready for Atiku, PDP at Supreme Court

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, said his party is ready to face the main opposition party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Supreme Court. PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday reported how the five-member Presidential Election Tribunal dismissed arguments presented by the petitioners against…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

Rivers APC factions close ranks

A former factional chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Peter Odike, has said he is ready to close ranks with other members of the party in the state. He also said his faction will work with the recently inaugurated five-member executive caretaker committee by the National…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

APC lauds tribunal ruling affirming Buhari’s electoral victory

The ruling APC has lauded Wednesday's tribunal ruling affirming the 2019 presidential election victory of its candidate, incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. It also said it considered the ruling against the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, a "bold step by rescuing our nation from…

R-L Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobia: Buhari pledges to assist South Africa tackle ‘few Nigerians’ engaged in crime

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to work with the South African authorities to "find a lasting solution to the involvement of few Nigerians in criminal activities" in South Africa. This was disclosed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who on Monday provided details of the discussion between Ahmed Rufai and President…

Obafemi-Awolowo-University-

OAU denies affiliation with ‘professor’ arraigned for fraud by EFCC

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has disowned Charles Jide-Oni, the fraud suspect who claims to be a 'professor' at the institution. The 60-year old Jide-Oni was arraigned by the EFCC on Wednesday alongside 12 internet fraud suspects before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly swindling his…

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

Aggrieved Aspirants: APC names appeal committee for Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has named a three-member appeal committee for the party's recently conducted primaries for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. This decision is coming barely 48 hours after the party elected David Lyon as its Bayelsa governorship candidate ahead of…

EFCC operatives

EFCC arraigns ‘professor’, 12 others for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, arraigned Charles Jide-Oni, who claims to be a "professor" at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, for allegedly obtaining money under false pretence and engaging in advanced fee fraud. Mr Jide-Oni, 60, was arraigned alongside 12 internet fraud suspects before…

Shoprite Retail Outlet

Xenophobia: Protesters target Abuja Shoprite, burn tyres, billboard

Some protesters on Wednesday morning stormed a Shoprite mall in Abuja to protest the attack on Nigerians in South Africa. The protesters, who appear to have been prevented by the police from attacking the mall, burnt tyres and a billboard along the Abuja-airport road. Their actions caused a traffic build-up…

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

Bayelsa: Court gives APC nod to conduct direct primary – Official

The Bayelsa State High Court located in Yenagoa has reportedly reversed its interim order which stopped the All Progressives Congress (APC) from conducting its rescheduled August 31 governorship primaries in the state using direct primary method. The case was filed by Japan Christopher, Evinson Oyindeyinfa, Oddu Ovinmiebi and Obiriki Isaiah…

Bayelsa Governorship: Meet the six aspirants battling for APC ticket

The All Progressive Congress (APC) will this week nominate its candidate for the November 16 Governorship Election in Bayelsa State. The Ita Song-led screening committee deployed to the state by the party cleared six of the seven aspirants to participate in the primaries rescheduled for September 3 and 4. The…

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

APC postpones Bayelsa governorship primary

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has postponed its Bayelsa State governorship primary to September 3 and 4. In a statement by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC said the primary was postponed due to a court order. "In deference to a court order, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the…