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Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram account of Sowore]

Sowore: Nigerian civil society groups issue ultimatum, vow mass protests

A coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria has issued a 14-day ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore and other illegal detainees in SSS custody or brace for nationwide protests. Mr Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was initially released by the SSS on Thursday after prolonged…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari rebukes Minister, wants sanctions for false attack on president

President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha, has accused her husband's aides and the communications minister, Isa Ibrahim, of not doing enough to fight fake news especially those targeted at her husband. Mrs Buhari said some Nigerians were trying to use social media to "bring down the government", and officials were soft…

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

Despite crisis, APC will win Edo governorship in 2020, Oshiomhole says

The crisis within the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress will not affect the party's chances of victory in next year's governorship election, Adams Oshiomhole, has said. Mr Oshiomhole said this during a meeting APC state chairpersons had with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja, on…

Sowore assaulted by SSS

Sowore: Outrage as Atiku, Soyinka, SERAP, other Nigerians condemn SSS

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday joined his voice with those of many other Nigerians in condemning the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by officials of the State Security Service (SSS). The officials of the agency rearrested the activist on the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja…

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. [PHOTO CREDIT: Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism]

Sowore: ‘Rein in your wild dogs…’, Soyinka tells Buhari

The violent actions of State Security Service officials at an Abuja court on Friday, while trying to arrest Omoyele Sowore, are worse than those of wild dogs devouring their meal, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has said. Mr Soyinka reacted to the action of the SSS in a statement sent to…

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Dickson says 22 people killed during Bayelsa governorship election

The outgoing governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has alleged the murder of 12 members of his party, PDP, during the violence that characterised the recent governorship election in the state. Apart from the 12, Mr Dickson said, 10 other residents of the state were beheaded during the polls. According…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari commissions transport university in hometown Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned a new Transport University in Katsina, his home state. Mr Buhari, at the event, said the school will enhance employment opportunities and supplement the transport sector's ''dire need of new thinking, skills and investment''. The university is said to be the first of its kind…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Governor Yahaya Bello fires senior aides

Less than three weeks after his reelection, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has sacked some political office holders in the state. According to a statement on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government, the affected officials are special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants to the governor.…

Activists to PDP: Stop your governors from stifling free speech

A coalition of activists has accused Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP, of ignoring the harassment of journalists and disturbing cases of human rights violations by its governors. The activists in a letter written to the party chairman, Uche Secondus, and submitted to the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Friday,…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

APC vows to expel third term proponents, says it’s opposition plot

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Thursday that there was no third term plan for President Muhammadu Buhari. The party also dissociated itself from the recent legal action taken by Charles Enya, one of its members in Ebonyi State, seeking a third term for the president and governors. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari: We’ll safeguard the interest of foreign investors

President Muhammad Buhari has reiterated his administration's commitment to foster social and political stability in the country to safeguard the interest of investors. President Buhari made this vow at the State House on Thursday in Abuja while hosting the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Total Group Worldwide, Patrick Pouyanne. “The relationship…

PDP National chairman, Uche Secondus.

We never called for cancellation of Kogi senatorial election – PDP

The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied calling for the postponement of Kogi West Senatorial Supplementary elections. Earlier on Sunday, the ruling APC, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said it will not yield to the "PDP's threat to boycott or cancel the…

Salome Abuh, prominent PDP women leader in Kogi East [Photo: Facebook - Idoko Ameh]

Kogi Election Violence: Buhari orders investigation into PDP women leader’s murder

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a 'scrupulous investigation' of the murder of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader in Kogi State. PREMIUM TIMES reported the murder of Salome Abuh, 60, the PDP women leader of Ochadamu Ward in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State. She was sleeping in…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: NewsForward

At APC NEC meeting, Oshiomhole mocks Saraki, Tambuwal, others

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in a rowdy session of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, took a jab at the party's defectors and discussed the issues confronting the party at all levels. Friday's meeting was the first APC NEC meeting since the…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari: I won’t run for third term

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not seek a third term in office at the end of his second term in 2023. The Nigerian Constitution sets a two-term limit for the president and state governors, but that has not stopped speculations that Mr Buhari may want to stay beyond 2023.…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

UPDATED: Thugs attack protesters calling for Oshiomhole’s removal as APC chairman

Scores of protesters on Friday demanded the removal of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The protesters carried placards to the national secretariat of the APC. Some of the placards had inscriptions like “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Ole” among others. The protesters, mostly youth, were…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

APC Crisis: Ganduje leads committee to end Oshiomhole/Obaseki feud

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been appointed by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to head a five-member committee to end the crisis rockng the chapter in Edo State. This decision was necessitated by the need to resolve the discord between the…

Federal High Court Headquarters, Abuja

ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria needs to review its Criminal, Penal Codes

One early morning in November 2013, Adepoju Jamiu woke up to observe the first of the five Islamic daily prayers at Okela, a community in Ondo State. Just after the prayer, 23-year-old Jamiu ''fell into temptation''. He stole a Blackberry phone valued at N17,000. The phone belonged to another worshipper,…

Natasha Akpoti (Photo Credit: This Day)

No real election is going on in Kogi Central, Natahsa Akpoti says

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has said that no real election is ongoing in Kogi Central part of Kogi State. She also said numerous threats to her life, allegedly by the incumbent governor, delayed her from casting her vote. She alleged…

Voters on voting line

Kogi, Bayelsa Polls: What you need to know about Nov 16 governorship elections

Today, hundreds of thousands of voters will go to the polls in Bayelsa and Kogi states to cast their votes for their favourite governorship candidates. According to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), only 889,308 (96.3 per cent) voters have collected their PVCs out of the 923,182 registered voters in Bayelsa…

El-Rufai kneels to beg for votes during the Kogi APC Mega rally in Kogi State

Nigerians react to El-Rufai’s appeal for Yahaya Bello’s re-election

Nigerians have taken to the various social media platforms to express their opinion after the Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, begged voters in Kogi to support the reelection of Governor Yahaya Bello in next Saturday's governorship polls. Mr El-Rufai, who heads APC campaign council for Kogi, went down on his…

Edo Obaseki and Oshiomhole

APC Crisis: Party headquarters approves suspension of chairman who spearheaded Oshiomhole’s suspension

The man who superintended over the controversial suspension of Adams Oshiomhole from the Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) has himself been suspended in a controversial manner. The APC headquarters Wednesday said it has approved the suspension of its Edo branch chairman, Anslem Ojezua. Mr Ojezua was suspended on Tuesday by…

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

UPDATED: Oshiomhole’s troubles worsen as APC Governors’ Forum DG calls for his resignation

The crisis rocking Nigeria's ruling party, APC, got worse on Wednesday as the director-general of the party's governors' forum called for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as the party's chairman. Also on Wednesday in Benin City, some leaders of the APC in Edo State at a meeting attended by Governor…

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Political party opposes new ‘hate speech’ bill

Following the reintroduction at the National Assembly of a bill seeking to sanction hate speech in Nigeria, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has cautioned the lawmakers against "gagging the freedom of speech of the citizens." PREMIUM TIMES reported the Hate Speech Bill as on of 12 bills introduced on the…

Deji Adeyanju

Activist alleges SSS offered bribe to stop Sowore protests

A political activist, Deji Adeyanju, has accused the State Security Service of offering him a bribe to shelve a protest demanding the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore. Mr Adeyanju on Tuesday in Abuja displayed N1 million cash he said was offered to him by agents of the SSS.…