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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…

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…