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Go now, you lack capacity, composure to lead our party, APC Deputy Chairman tells Oshiomhole

Lawal Shuaibu, All Progressives Congress, APC Deputy National Chairman, North, has called on the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to resign for allegedly failing to add any value to th...

Actions to stop Buhari's inauguration on May 29 laughable, incompetent, says Counsel

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, has fixed May 22 to hear an application seeking an order to restrain Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) or any other Justice from swearing-in Muham...

I did not willingly decamp from PDP, Akpabio tells court on suit challenging his defection to APC

Godswill Akpabio, Senate Minority Leader, on Wednesday told the Federal High Court Abuja, that the suit seeking him to vacate his seat at the National Assembly was incompetent.

The suit w...

No unnecessary delaying strategy will be accommodated, Katsina Election Tribunal warns Counsels

The Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal in Katsina State said it will not entertain any form of delay tactics by Counsels during its sitting.

The Tribuna...

Sango remains suspended as Plateau PDP Chairman as Secondus' intervention fails

Theophilus Dakashan-led Delegation sent by Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday failed to save the suspended Chairman of Plateau Chapter of the Party, D...

INEC frustrating efforts to inspect election materials, playing PDP's script, says APC in Akwa Ibom

Nsima Ekere, the Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in March 9 election in Akwa Ibom, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is frustrating efforts to insp...

Plateau PDP sets up Committee to probe Sango

Apr 29, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 102
Plateau PDP sets up Committee to probe Sango

The Plateau Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has set up a 7 man Committee to investigate its embattled Chairman, Damishi Sango, who was suspended over alleged misappropriation of party...

PDP National Headquarters sends Delegation to intervene in crisis rocking its Plateau chapter

The PDP National Headquarters has sent a Delegation to intervene in the crisis that hit the Plateau chapter of the party last week.

The crisis broke out last week, with the State Chairman...

Remaining PDP lawmaker in Lagos House of Assembly finally defects to APC

The lone Peoples Democratic Party, PDP member in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Dipo Olorunrinu, Amuwo-Odofin Constituency I, on Monday defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

2019 elections came with lot of irregularities, says CSOs as INEC seeks decisive action against electoral offenders

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday called for decisive actions against electoral offenders in the country.

The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, said this at t...

I want to unequivocally say that I remain Plateau PDP Chairman - Sango

Damishi Sango, the embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau said he remains the substantive leader of the party in the state.
Sango stated this at a news conferenc...

Sanwo-Olu smells victory at Tribunal, says 'we are certainly confident because Lagosians have spoken'

Lagos State Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday said that he was confident of victory at the Lagos State Governorship Electoral Petition Tribunal.

Sanwo-Olu expressed the optim...

Less than a month after conceding defeat, Bauchi Governor heads for Tribunal to challenge PDP's victory

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has filed a petition at the Bauchi Election Petitions Tribunal, challenging the election of Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the state gove...

Rivers Governorship poll: Supreme Court throws out APC, Cole's appeals

The All Progressives Congress, APC, and its factional Governorship Candidate in Rivers, Tonye Cole on Thursday lost their appeals at the Supreme Court, seeking to enable them participate in the 201...

Certificate of Return: Okorocha suffers setback as Judge hands off case

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, withdrew from the suit filed by Governor  Rochas Okorocha of Imo in respect to his Certificate of Return.

Okorocha ...

Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi to take place November 2, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 2 for the conduct of the Governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

The Commission disclosed this in a stat...

Rivers APC Governorship Primary: Supreme Court strikes out Abe’s case

The Supreme Court on Monday in Abuja, struck out an appeal filed by Magnus Abe, challenging the Primary election conducted by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state.

Abe had ...

Ndume meets with Osinbajo behind closed door over tussle for Senate leadership

The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed door with Ali Ndume at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Senator arrived at the villa at about 3:20 pm and went straight to ...

2019 Presidential poll: Serve Buhari petition through APC, Tribunal tells PDM

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has permitted the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, Aminchi Habu to serve his petition on President Muhammadu Buhari through his party, ...

Court kicks out Delta North Senator-elect, Nwoboshi, okays Nwoko

The Federal High Court Abuja on Wednesday, sacked Peter Nwaoboshi, the Senator-Elect for Delta North Senatorial District.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order while delivering judgment i...

INEC declares Wike winner of Rivers Governorship election

Apr 03, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 123
INEC declares Wike winner of Rivers Governorship election

Governor Nyesom Wike, the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday, won his re-election bid, having been declared winner of the March 9, election in Rivers.

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Omo-Agege was APC's Candidate for Delta Central Senatorial election, says court

The Federal High Court sitting in Warri has upheld the Candidacy of Ovie Omo-Agege and other All Progressives Congress, APC Candidates that emerged through the Primaries supervised by INEC in Delta...

I am confident INEC will issue a Certificate of Return to me as Senator-elect, says Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said he is confident that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will issue a Certificate of Return to him as the Senator-elect for Imo West Senatoria...

Panic as Police lay siege on PDP Secretariat in Osun

Apr 01, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 89
Panic as Police lay siege on PDP Secretariat in Osun

Armed Policemen on Monday besieged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Secretariat in Osogbo, creating panic among party workers and supporters.

A number of Police patrol vans and Personnel...

Tribunal declares Adeleke winner of Osun Governorship poll in 2-1 split decision

In a split judgement, the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Apo, on Friday, nullified the election of the Governor of Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and ordered the Independent N...

Saraki planning to influence leadership of 9th Senate, says APC Chieftain

Yekini Nabena, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the outgoing President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is planning to hijack the 9th Senate by enthroning its leadership.

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Ensure supplementary elections are transparent, warns PDP Chairman

The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Security Agencies and other stakeholders to ensure that the...

Lalong: How can you imagine that a sitting Governor cannot get 3,000 votes out of 39,000?

Plateau Governor,  Simon Lalong, said he is not jittery over the March 23 Governorship Election Re-run in the state.

Lalong expressed this view while speaking with State House corres...

We need to be real and know that Lagos truly, really needs regeneration, says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos Governor-Elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said he has documented the challenges facing the state and will come up with solutions without delay.

Sanwo-Olu made this known to State House cor...

PDP should forget its dream of taking over governorship of Bauchi, says Nabena

Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to give the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, un...

No Election Observer was killed in my house, says Enugu APC Governorship Candidate

Clinton Umeh, the Media Aide to Ayogu Eze, the APC Governorship Candidate in Enugu, said that no Election Observer was killed in his Principal’s compound.

The Aide, who made the cla...

APC Lawmaker in Plateau, Afon dies after winning polls

Mar 10, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 131
APC Lawmaker in Plateau, Afon dies after winning polls

Ezekiel Afon, a Lawmaker representing Pengana Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly has died hours after he was re-elected to represent the Constituency.

Bashir Sati, the Se...

Violence that erupted during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos upsets me, says Tinubu

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, said the violence that erupted during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections upset him.

Tinubu made th...

Fix problems of February 23 elections to restore people’s confidence in future polls, British Envoy tells INEC

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to address logistics issues associated with the February 23 elections, to r...

2019 elections: No reprisal attack will be carried out by Military Personnel, says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters reiterated on Friday that the role of the Armed Forces in the ongoing elections is to support the Police in providing security for voters to exercise their franchise.

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Burning of INEC's Office in Akwa Ibom will not stop Saturday’s polls, says REC

Mike Igini, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Friday said the burning of its Local Government Area Office in the state would not stop Saturday’s polls.

Atiku, PDP inciting supporters with false impression of a stolen mandate, says Buhari Media Organisation

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), has in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, made available to Journalists on Thursday in Abuja, said that the Peop...

Atiku, PDP not inciting Nigerians to civil unrest, says Ologbodiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as false allegations that the party and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, are inciting Nigerians to civil unrest.

The PDP Nation...

Again, Nigeria closes borders for elections

Mar 07, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 122
Again, Nigeria closes borders for elections

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has ordered the closure of Nigerian borders for the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.

This is with effect from Friday, Mar...

This is my last lap, I will try and even work harder than I did, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday received the leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and pledged to work harder in order to meet the expectations of all Nigerians.

The membe...

Nigeria Police deploy seven DIGs, 10 AIGs, others for Saturday's elections

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed Seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) to the six geo-political zones across the Country.

A state...

Go deliver massive votes for Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu charges APC members in Lagos

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday urged party members in Lagos to work assiduously to deliver votes to the party on March 9, during the Governorship and S...

PDP will win in Akwa Ibom even with use of option A4 method, says Governor Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will win in the state even with the use of option A4 method of voting.

Emmanuel said this durin...

Court orders INEC to allow Atiku inspect 2019 Presidential election materials

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Wednesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow Atiku Abubakar, Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, access...

NRM Presidential Candidate drags Buhari, Atiku to court for spending too much on campaigns

The  Presidential Candidate of the National Rescue Movement, NRM, Usman Ibrahim-Alhaji has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PD...

IGP bans use of unmarked, covered vehicle number plates ahead of Saturday elections

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate ban on use of unmarked and covered  vehicle number plates across the country.

The ban was...

The way things are going, we may come to a stage where no person will be willing to officiate during elections, warns INEC Chief

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, Francis Ezeonu on Tuesday expressed regrets at the challenges and irregularities witnessed at the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly el...

Nigerian Traditional Rulers meet Buhari, say his re-election ordained by God

The National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria on Tuesday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

The National Chairman of the Council and the Sultan of Sokoto...

Who becomes what in the 9th House of Reps is not my concern, says Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said the life of the current House still lasts until the next three months, adding that there were many pending issues before it.

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APC will retain Adamawa in governorship election, SGF boasts

Mar 04, 2019 | Thenewsroom | Count: 116
APC will retain Adamawa in governorship election, SGF boasts

Ahead of Saturday Governorship election, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustafa, said misunderstanding among APC stakeholders in the state is being resolved to ensure tha...

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