Politics

Buhari Rejects Amended Electoral Act

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has rejected the Electoral Act as amended sent for his signature by the National Assembly. Stating his position on Tuesday via a letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Buhari made reference to the sequence of elections which the National Assembly altered. While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) put the presidential election as the first ...

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APC Has Failed – Secondus

Prince Uche Secondus, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman claimed that the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed because it couldn’t fulfill its promises to the people. Secondus made this claim while addressing members of the PDP during his working tour to Dutse, capital of Jigawa on Monday. He said that the APC made a lot of ...

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‘Three PDP, Two APC Govs, 35 Senators Set To Join SDP’

The National Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party, Mr. Alfa Mohammed, says the party will form the majority in the National Assembly before the 2019 elections Can you confirm that some governors and senators are set to defect to your party? First of all, you know there is a leadership vacuum created by the two bigger parties – the Peoples ...

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Elections Sequence: Pro-Buhari, Pro-Saraki Senators Spoil For War

More facts have emerged on the alleged gang-up against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; and other principal officers of the legislative chamber. Saturday PUNCH has reliably gathered that there is indeed a group of senators in the All Progressives Congress caucus who are loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari and are bent on defending him on ...

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2019: Kingsley Moghalu Announces Candidacy For President

The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and founder of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has declared his intention to run as a candidate in the Nigerian presidential elections in 2019. This was announced during a press conference held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on Wednesday, 28 February, 2018. Stating ...

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We Are Waiting On National Assembly For 2018 Budget, Says Osinbajo

*On Dapchi & other security hotspots: We Are Working ON Ensuring Effective Security  This is Part Two of the interview Vice President Yemi Osinbajo granted some journalists over the weekend. Part Three will follow soon. Q: Revamping Nigeria’s education system. Vice President: If you will recall about a few months ago, I think it was in January, we had an education retreat; what ...

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We Have Controlled Impunity, Grand Corruption – Osinbajo

PART ONE “We have scaled a good deal on grand corruption today despite the fact that we are earning 60 percent less in revenue, we are actually able to spend more than ever before in the history of this country on infrastructure. In 2017, we spent over N1.2 trillion on capital. That’s the highest in the history of the country. ...

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2019: Group Begins Mobilisation Of Lagos Residents To Get PVCs

…endorses Ambode for second term A non-governmental organization, Lagos Development Initiative (LDI) has commenced mobilizing eligible voters in the State to register and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 general elections. The group has equally endorsed the State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term in office citing massive infrastructural renewal projects and giant strides ...

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