Category: Politics

Group Endorses Wale Ojora for Lagos Island LG Chairman

Prince Wale Ojora’s aspiration to contest for the Lagos Island local government chairmanship post has been given a boost and endorsement. The endorsement was recently given in a press statement issued the influential Lagos Island Youth Vanguard. According to the statement signed by Barrister Tunde Lawal, the group took the decision after a thorough screening […]

National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Claims Ownership of $43 million Seized by EFCC

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is claiming ownership of the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 seized Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos, owned by Mr. Adamu Muazu, a former governor of Bauchi state and ex-National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), THE WILL reports. […]

PDP, AD, SDP, Others Join Forces To Form Opposition Forum

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and several other political parties have agreed to constitute a broad based political opposition, known as United Forum of Democrats. The group disclosed this in a resolution signed by Prof. Jerry Gana on Thursday in Abuja after its Wednesday’s meeting. According to the resolution the forum is […]

Governor Nyesom Wike Allegedly Caught on Tape Planning to Rig Elections and Threatening To Kill Electoral Officers

The tape of a phone call suspected to be between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers and an INEC official has emerged online. In the recording published by SaharaReporters, the governor allegedly threatened to kill INEC officials who were reluctant to sign the results sheets of the just concluded Legislative Rerun elections in the state. From the […]

#GambiaDecides: Yahya Jammeh accepts Defeat in Poll after 22-year-rule as IEC Declares Adama Barrow as Elected President

According to reports by The Associated Press (AP), Gambia’s President, Yahya Jammeh, has “accepted defeat” after 22 years in power. On Thursday, Gambians lined up at polling stations to elect a president, in polls that for the first time posed a serious challenge to Jammeh’s rule. The former army colonel, who came to power during a 1994 […]

President Buhari Is The Recognized National Leader Of The Party – Akeredolu, On Why he Omitted Tinubu From His Victory Speech

The Ondo State governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, said he did not acknowledge a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in his victory speech on Sunday because it was not expedient to do so. He said having acknowledged President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the recognised national leader of the party, […]

Jimoh Ibrahim Declares Self Ondo PDP Candidate, Says INEC Official Demanded $1m Bribe

Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Ondo State governorship election, Jimoh Ibrahim, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of rejecting his papers as the authentic candidate of the PDP. He told newsmen on Sunday that INEC was not an appeal Court, therefore, cannot determine who is the PDP candidate […]

President Buhari- “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen”

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari openly questioned her husband’s work earlier today and said she may not support him if he runs in 2019. The President laughed off the first lady’s comment saying, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other […]

Senate Throws Out Remi Tinubu’s Bill Seeking Special Grant For Lagos

There was a rowdy session in the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Wednesday. This followed the debate on a bill for an act to make provision for Federal grant to Lagos State in recognition of its strategic socio-economic significance and other connected purposes. The bill was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central). […]

INEC Declares Obaseki Winner of the Edo 2016 Governorship Election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) party candidate in the gubernatorial election in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has been officially declared winner of the election in a two-way race with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after winning most of the votes. Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the PDP came second in the votes collated and announced by INEC. […]
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