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Osinbajo loses polling unit to PDP

February 24, 2019 Admin III 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday lost his polling unit to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in both presidential and National Assembly elections In the presidential election, APC polled 197 while PDP had 384. Also, in Senatorial election, APC polled 228 while PDP got 378 votes. In the House of Representatives election; APC scored 167 against Read More

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Kaduna deputy Gov surrenders area to PDP

February 24, 2019 Admin III 0

Kaduna State Deputy Governor Mr Barnabas Bantex contesting for Kaduna South Senatorial seat under the All Progressive Congress (APC), has lost his Registration Area, Manchok, to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Announcing the result around on Sunday in Manchok, INEC Collation Officer, Mr Yusuf Emmanuel, said that the incumbent, Sen. Danjuma La’ah, polled 2,301 votes to defeat Read More

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As Nigerians head for polls today

February 23, 2019 Admin III 0

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, millions of eligible voters are expected to troop to various polling centres across the country to cast their votes in today’s presidential and National Assembly elections. The exercise was originally scheduled to hold last Saturday, beginning from 8 am but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shifted the polls by one week, just a few hours Read More

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PDP demands release of Kogi campaign Spokesperson, others on election eve

February 22, 2019 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for immediate release of its presidential campaign spokesperson in Kogi state, Austin Okai, who was allegedly abducted by armed thugs unleashed by the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement, PDP spokesperson and director media publicity of it’s presidential campaign organization, Kola Ologbondiyan Friday urged the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to Read More

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PDP chances fades in Yobe as Chairman moves to APC

February 22, 2019 Admin III 0

There are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobestate will go to polls on Saturday without a leader, after its chairmanAlhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru decamped to the ruling party AllProgressives Congress (APC). The former PDP Chairman might not have been formally received at hisward, local government and state levels of the party, but pledged hisallegiance to President Buhari Read More

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February 23 poll: Troop out and give Buhari Jonathan’s treatment, Atiku rallies Nigerians

February 21, 2019 Admin III 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president  Atiku Abubakar, has urged the electorates to come out en mass and use their permanent voter card (PVC) to remove President Muhammadu Buhari like they removed former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. Atiku also referred as Waziri Adamawa in a broadcast on Thursday, said he was so proud Read More

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Breaking: APC, INEC planning to manipulate February 23 elections – PDP

February 19, 2019 Admin III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of plotting to manipulate the February 23, 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections. PDP National chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, stated this at the ongoing 84th Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at the party’s headquarters, located at Waddata Plaza Wuse 5, Abuja. Read More

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Buhari to INEC: Don’t take Nigerians for granted

February 19, 2019 Admin III 0

Those with the intent of rigging under whatever guise during the general elections should either have a change of heart or face the consequence. President Muhammadu Buhari has said any person or group of persons found wanting during the polls would be dealt with decisively by security agents, saying he was not afraid to lose the poll. Similarly, the president Read More

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Postponement: PDP, APC trade blames

February 18, 2019 Admin III 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Organisation has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in the know of the postponed elections announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed last Saturday. But the PDP said there were fresh facts at its disposal pointing to the federal government and the APC’s plan to sabotage INEC in a “well-orchestrated Read More

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Breaking: PDP rejects elections’ postponement, demands INEC Boss resignation

February 16, 2019 Admin III 0

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that shoddy arrangement for this election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is a deliberate pre determined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power even when it’s obvious to him that Nigerians want him out. Prince Secondus said that the postponement which Read More

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Nigeria Decides 2019 – Live updates of February 16 Elections

February 15, 2019 Admin III 0

[2:43am] INEC National Commissioners arriving Conference hall, ahead crucial ‘election postponement’ announcement [00:40am] INEC set to postpone Presidential, NASS polls [8:05pm] Presidential, NASS elections: Police deploy 4 CPs to Ekiti The Ekiti state police command has announced the deployment of three police to Ekiti state to monitor the general election. The three police commissioners who were  deployed by the Inspector Read More

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February 16 Presidential election: Nigeria decides Buhari, Atiku, others’ fate

February 15, 2019 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said he remains the preferred candidate at the presidential election scheduled to take place Saturday.  In a nationwide broadcast, the president said the poll was about choice between consolidating the achievements recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the last three and half years and returning to the maladministration that characterised the 16-year administration Read More

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1m dead persons on voter register – PDP

February 15, 2019 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said there were over one million names in the voter register to be used for Saturday’s presidential election. It also said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) owed Nigerians a duty to ensure only those eligible were allowed to vote during the general elections. At a press conference held at the party’s campaign headquarters Read More

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Atiku rues ‘botched’ Clinton’s visit, reassures of commitment to free, fair, peaceful elections

February 13, 2019 Admin III 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed his disappointment over cancelled visit of the former US President, Bill Clinton and reassured of his commitment to Free, Fair and Peaceful Elections. The former U.S President, Bill Clinton was scheduled to interact and witness the signing of peace accord by the presidential candidates Read More

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Why we arrested PDP campaign Spokesman – DSS

February 13, 2019 Admin III 0

The Kaduna state Command of the Department of State Services (DSS) has said it arrested spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, Mr Ben Bako because of inciting statement that if left unchecked, was capable of causing crisis in the state.  The PDP Campaign spokesman was arrested after a video in which he called for anybody that fail to Read More

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PDP in last minute ploy to scuttle Saturday polls – FG

February 13, 2019 Admin III 0

.Ahead Saturday polls, the federal government has said there’s last-minute plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to orchestrate a crisis and trigger a sense of panic among the populace. Both the presidential and National Assembly elections will be held Saturday. But the federal government said there were plans by the opposition to discredit the elections and cause a constitutional Read More

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PDP Gov candidate’s house set ablaze in Kano

February 12, 2019 Admin III 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Abba Yusuf, has revealed that his house was been set ablaze on Monday. Yusuf also accused members of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of committing the act. A statement by the spokesperson of the candidate, PDP, alleged that the attack was carried out by over 60 thugs led by Read More

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DSS reportedly arrest ex-PDP Chairman in Kaduna

February 11, 2019 Admin III 0

A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, Yaro Makama, has been arrested. Makama was arrested by security operatives in Kaduna on Monday, Premium Times reports. “He was invited by the security agents and released before they (SSS) returned and took him away to Abuja around 2 p.m. this afternoon,” Mr Lere said. “Nobody told us Read More

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Presidential Poll: SDP makes u-turn, backs Atiku

February 11, 2019 Admin III 0

.By Emeka Nze The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has announced the suspension of the Prof Tunde Adeniran and Alhaji Shehu Gabam, National Deputy chairman and National Secretary of the respectively. The party also appointed former National Vice Chairman Supo Sonibare as the acting national chairman of the party. At a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, organised by the faction loyal to Prof Jerry Gana, Read More

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Presidential poll: Anambra women threaten Obiano

February 9, 2019 Admin III 0

Few days to the 2019 presidential election, women groups in Anambra State under the auspices of Women for Credible Democracy and Anaocha Women Vanguard have threatened to embark on nude protest if Governor Willie Obiano did not withdraw his support for President Muhammad Buhari re-election in place of Atiku Abubakar whose running mate is Peter Obi. In a communique jointly Read More

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PDP talks tough after campaign venue ‘was shut down’ in Abuja

February 9, 2019 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government or any individual cannot stop its Presidential mega rally from holding in Abuja and other parts of the country. PDP had scheduled its Abuja Mega rally for Saturday, at Old Parade ground. But the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), acting on ‘order from above’ allegedly denied the Read More

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As Atiku dares Buhari on Feb 16: Who will the odds favour?

February 9, 2019 Admin III 0

…As the much-expected general elections begin on Saturday next week, particularly the presidential poll, the race seems to be very tight between President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. TAIYE ODEWALE and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU examine their chances across the six geo-political zones. Expectedly, of all Read More

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Zamfara killings escalate, Marafa’s sister, 14 others killed, Husband abducted

February 6, 2019 Admin III 0

The spate of wanton killings in Zamfara state has worsened with the killing of Senator Kabiru Marafa’s elder sister, Hajiya Ade Marafa, and abduction of her husband by armed bandits at Ruwan Bore community in Gusau local government area of the state. A resident, Sani Ahmed of Mada town, a neighbourhood of Ruwan Bore, told Blueprint the bandits attacked the communities around 9:00pm Read More

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NBC’s timely sanctions

February 5, 2019 Admin III 0

Last week’s sanctioning of four major television stations in the country over hate speech by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is an ample demonstration of the Muhammadu Buhari government’s readiness and willingness to ensure that the ongoing electioneering is decorous and devoid of acrimony and violence. The Director General of NBC, Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, said during a press conference Read More

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Ekiti Lawmaker dumps PDP, decamps to APC

January 31, 2019 Admin III 0

People ‘s Democratic Party (PDP) member in Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Olanrewaju Olayanju, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The law maker representing  Emure constituency in Ekiti State cited cases of division and lack of decorum in the PDP to justify his action. Olarewaju who spoke  with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Thursday,  stated that he Read More