Tight security as tribunal resumes pre-hearing session on 2019 presidential election petition

By Victor Akaa, Abuja Security situation have been tightened at the premises of Appeal Court where the presidential election tribunal is expected to hear the petition of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of 2019 general elections. Armed security personnel have blocked […]

Group advocate PWDs inclusive electoral processes

By Lazarus Zakaa Nigeria is said to have a population of nearly 30 million persons with disability. Despite their population strength, the People With Disabilities (PWDs) have not been given due consideration in the conduct of past elections. However, campaigns from various civil society organizations and international development partners have succeeded in changing the narratives […]

Ogunlewe dumps PDP for APC

A chieftain of the PDP, Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe, said on Friday that he was set to dump the opposition party for the ruling APC. Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, confirmed the development in an interview with a political correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He was reacting to the recent […]

Oni’s suspension divides APC

There seems to be crisis brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifaki Ekiti Ward, as some elders have rejected the recent suspension of former governor of the state, Mr Segun Oni, from the party by ward officers over alleged anti-party activities. The leaders of the party from the two wards of Ifaki Ekiti, […]

2019: Atiku and his delusional mandate

By Philip Agbese The consistent noise everywhere and manner the 2019 presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar allegedly looking for his “stolen mandate,” is probably one of the most hilarious jokes trending in Nigeria today. Nigerian politicians are gifted in comedy and theatrics, but Atiku has elevated the […]

Yahaya Bello: I won’t quit APC

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has debunked rumours he was leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join Accord Party. Besides, he has no problems with workers as he has paid salaries for 38 months since his government came into office in January 2016. The Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor […]

Senate insists on non sale of National Theatre, TBS

The Senate has reaffirmed its commitment to the non sale of the National Theatre, Tafawa Balewa Square and other national monuments. This is sequel to the adoption of the report of its Committee on Culture and Tourism at plenary on Thursday. Presenting the report, the chairman of the committee, Sen. Fatimat Raji-Rasaki said the committee […]

Oyetola v Adeleke: Appeal court reserves judgment

The Appeal court in Abuja has reserved judgment in a three-legged appeal filed by Governor Gboyega Oyetola, his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission over the nullification of his election by the election tribunal. After listening for eight hours to the submissions of three senior lawyers for Oyetola and the lawyers for Senator Ademola […]