Politics

APC Shifts National Convention To June

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed new dates for the conduct of congresses and shifted the May 14 set for the national convention to June. The party had initially on April 18, announced that it would hold its National Convention on May 14. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, said the ward congresses would now hold ...

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Senators Call For Buhari’s Impeachment

• Reps suspend debate on president’s approval Senators were eager to commence impeachment proceedings, yesterday, but for the intervention of  Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The senators wanted the chamber to begin the process of the president’s impeachment immediately but, reason prevailed. They accused President Muhammadu Buhari of alleged violation of section 80 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended. Buhari was ...

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Melaye: Senate Shuts Down, Summons IGP, Visits National Hospital

As was expected, the Nigerian Senate cut short its plenary session on Wednesday to visit embattled Senator Dino Melaye at the National Hospital in Abuja. It also summoned the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it on Thursday to face its scrutiny over the treatment of one of their members, Dino Melaye. This happened after many of ...

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Obasanjo To Ndigbo: Vote Out Buhari In Your Own Interest

…describes as grand deceit the promise that Igbo will produce President in 2023 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday asked the people of the South East geopolitical zone to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections “in their own interest.” Speaking at a meeting of the Coalition of Nigerian Movement in Awka, Anambra State, Obasanjo said the ...

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APC Chairmanship: Buhari Meets Govs, Seeks Support For Oshiomhole

•Oshiomhole’s endorsement childish —Oyegun President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday evening met with state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The meeting was held behind closed doors inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to a Presidency official who spoke with reporters on the condition of anonymity, the sole item on the agenda of the meeting was ...

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2019: See How Political Gladiators Fare On Social Media

The importance of social media in information dissemination has taken a new trend as its acceptability grows wider and even more popular than the conventional media. Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, top the list of most popular platforms through which celebrities, politicians, businesses and even news organisations disseminate information. In Nigeria, the social media wave has caught on ...

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National Convention: Fresh Crisis Brews In APC

•Eight govs insist on Oshiomhole, 16 others stick to Oyegun Barely three weeks to the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on May 14, it’s 24 governors and other national leaders remain polarized over their struggle to control the party’s structure ahead of the 2019 general elections. Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s insistence that the party must hold ...

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2019 Presidential Race: 2-Million-Man Match For Bafarawa

Some groups in Kaduna have resolved to organise a two-million-man match to convince former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, to join the 2019 presidential race. Abdullahi Mu’azu, the Coordinator of the groups under the platform of Bafarawa Initiative for Peace, Unity and Progress, made this known to newsmen after a meeting in Kaduna on Friday. He also expressed their readiness ...

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