Category Archives: Politics

Inside Nigeria’s divided presidency

Aso Rock Villa, the seat of Nigeria’s Federal Government, is heaving under the weight of vacuum created by the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari. The situation has exposed not only the deep-seated fault lines in the Presidency...

Update: Osun bye-election result

Final collation of results of Saturday’s bye-election for Osun West Senatorial district has commenced at the office of  the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). Already the official result of  Iwo Local Government has been announced with the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate polling 12,205  votes, while the

Hussain, Adeleke satisfied with ongoing Osun Senatorial bye-election

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in today’s Osun West Senatorial bye-election, Senator Mudasiru Hussain, has described the exercise as peaceful and smooth.  Shortly after casting his vote at Ward 3 unit 1 of Ejigbo Local Government, he commended the peaceful conduct and impressive turn out

Budget padding allegations: EFCC invites Jibrin 

The suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Jibrin’s invitation is based on his allegations on budget padding against the leadership of the House and to answer questions

Budget padding allegations: EFCC invites Jibrin 

The suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Jibrin’s invitation is based on his allegations on budget padding against the leadership of the House and to answer questions

Suspension: Why I won’t apologise- Ndume

Suspended former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, has ruled out tendering unreserved apology in order for him to be recalled. He told reporters after an interactive session with of his constituents in Abuja on Sunday that there was no basis to ask him to apologise

Former PDP chairman, 25,000 members decamp to APC in Kebbi

The former Kebbi State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Doya and 25,000 other members of the party including key party stalwarts decamped to the APC on Sunday. Gov Atiku Bagudu,APC executives, and hundreds of supporters from the 21 local government areas of the state were on hand

Senate confirms 15 RECs

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of 15 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) out of the 27 names sent to it by the Presidency. The confirmation followed consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC presented by its acting Chairman, Sen. Suleiman Nazif during Thursday’s

My relationship with Buhari cordial, says Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki said on Tuesday that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari remained cordial, despite false claims in some social media. He made this known when the National Executive of the Islamic group, Jamaatu Izalatul Bidiah Wa Ikamatus Sunnali (JIBWS)

Tight security at APC primary

There is tight security at the venue of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Delegates are still awaiting the accreditation even though reporters have been moved from the National Stadium to the en-bloc. They were screened at five points

Nigeria’s future bleak, says Ohaneze president

President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nwodo has said that unless Nigerians come to the table to discuss issues affecting the nation truthfully, the future of the Nigerian nation will remain bleak, posing a major challenge for the future. Nwodo spoke just as as elder statesman,

Politics should be about service, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace selfless service to humanity. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Synod of Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), with the theme: “Serving”, Ambode urged political and religious leaders to

Again, trial of Metuh stalled, case adjourned until June 22

The trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was again stalled as the FCT High Court, Maitama, adjourned the case until June 22. Metuh was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of destruction of

Stella Oduah’s alleged $16.4m, N100m indebtedness: Court to hear application May 30

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday fixed May 30 to hear all pending applications in a debt recovery suit filed against Sen. Stella Oduah by Sterling Bank. The bank had sued the senator and her company – Sea Petroleum and Gas Company over an

500 PDP members defect to APC in Akwa Ibom

Over 500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikono Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The defection in Ikono, generally regarded as the cradle of the Ibibio, was the latest  defection to  hit the PDP

I do not have $1.2bn in any account – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the report that he has 1.2 billion dollars (about N400 billion) in his imaginary bank account is “fake and vicious’’. The minister stated this on Thursday in Ilorin at the Annual National Conference and General Meeting

Witnesses’ absence stalls Saraki’s false asset declaration trial

The absence of prosecution witnesses on Thursday in Abuja at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) again stalled the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki. The senate president is standing trial over alleged false assets declaration while serving as governor of Kwara. The News Agency of

Adeleke was a grassroots politician – Tinubu

Former Lagos State Gov. Bola Tinubu, has described late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, as a grassroots politician with rich political background. The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader in a condolence message issued on Sunday in Lagos, said that the leadership and good counsel of Adeleke were

APC mourns Adeleke, says he lived accomplished, impactful life

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the sudden death of the first civilian governor of Osun State and the party’s Senator representing Osun West Senatorial Zone, Alhaji Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the party expressed deep

Senate: Ndume accepts fate, concedes to Lawan

The former Majority Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume has accepted his removal from the position, which he assumed on June 9, 2015. Ndume accepted his fate in a point of order raised at plenary on Wednesday, a day after he was dramatically replaced by Sen. Ahmed Lawan(APC-Yobe). Ndume, who quoted Order