Supreme Court verdict victory for democracy – Arewa Group 

October 29, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Supreme Court verdict affirming the election of President Bola Tinubu, and dismissing the appeals of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP) and their presidential candidates has been described as victory for democracy by Arewa Think Tank.   The Supreme Court last Thursday upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election, while dismissing the appeals Read More

2023 presidential election: Tribunal adjourns Atiku’s motion seeking live broadcast to May 18

May 12, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Thursday in Abuja, fixed May 18, 2023 for hearing of a motion on notice seeking live telecast of the proceedings of the court. The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, alongside his party, filed the motion. At Thursday’s proceedings, counsel to Atiku, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, told the court that the Read More

Attack on Atiku despicable, Zulum tells APC campaign council 

November 28, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum  Sunday inaugurated Borno state’s campaign council for the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 general elections. At the inauguration held at the multipurpose hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, Zulum reminded the campaign council of his ban against political thuggery and stated that he was opposed to the use of political thugs at any Read More

2023: NNPP drags INEC to Appeal Court over Uba Sani, 34 other candidates

November 24, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The New Nigeria Peoples Party and it’s governorship candidate in Kaduna state, Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi, are set to drag Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to Appeal Court for listing Sen. Uba Sani among candidates for the 2023 general elections.  Reacting to Tuesday’s Federal High Court ruling in Kaduna, which declared its suit against INEC over the listing of the All Read More

Supreme Court orders fresh trial in Ogun PDP governorship tussle 

November 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought before it by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the lingering legal battle concerning the nomination of its governorship candidate in Ogun State. The Apex Court sitting in Abuja Monday ordered that the suit instituted by one Jimi Adebisi Lawal, a governorship aspirant, be remitted to the Federal High Court for a Read More

INEC’s timely warning to political parties

October 24, 2022 Admin III 0

The warning issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to political parties, their candidates and supporters not to complicate the security situation of the country is not only timely but also germane to the successful conduct of peaceful, credible and acceptable general elections scheduled for February next year. INEC expressed worry that, even as it is working hard to Read More

PDP Convention: South-west stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

October 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

2023: Group mulls new party

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A new political association, the Downtrodden Peoples Movement, (DPM), Sunday hinted of its intention to float the Poverty Peoples Party (PPP) ahead the 2023 general elections. Chairman of the movement, Prince Olukunle Bewaji who made this known Sunday at a lecture in Ibadan by the Oyo State NUJ to commemorate Nigeria 61years independence said the motive for planned new political Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

PDP’s call for Emefiele’s resignation unpatriotic-Group

September 24, 2021 John Oba 0

A group, Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG), has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop calling for the resignation of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, saying it was “unpatriotic in times like this.” The group’s national president, Comrade Etuk Bassey Williams, gave the warning in a press text on Friday, noting that Read More

2023: Bala, PDP governing Bauchi temporarily – APC chieftain

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the aspirants contesting the state chairmanship position in the forthcoming state congress, Musa Bayero Muhammed, has said that the current leadership in the state is there temporarily. The chairmanship aspirant declared that APC will regain the its Bauchi state leadership in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

2023: Chieftain alleges pressure on EFCC to move against PDP leaders

September 6, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Prominent chieftains of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have cried out over alleged pressure on management of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to clamp down on some leaders of the party, especially from the North following the yet unofficial declaration that the party would zone the presidency to the region. Some stalwarts of the PDP, who Read More

Rising insecurity, beyond Reps’ opposition politics

August 31, 2021 Admin III 0

Rising insecurity in the last few days has left scores of lives consumed, many abducted and property worth millions of naira destroyed across the country, that lawmakers in the House of Representatives across political party lines appeared united in expressing serious concerns over the latest developments. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. The recap The lingering insecurity across the country came to crescendo Read More

Oyo politics gets messier as gladiators renew hostilities

August 27, 2021 Admin III 0

The power tussle plaguing the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state took a new twist recently when gladiators went their separate ways, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. Shortly after the 2019 governorship election in Oyo state, some leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state accused the state Governor Seyi Makinde of abandoning those who laboured for Read More