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October 17, 2018 1:27 PM Saraki reveals how he introduced ATM in Nigerian bank, laments excessive charges

Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki said, has said he introduced the use of Automated Teller Machine, otherwise known as ATM in Nigeria. He stated this on Wednesday while giving his remark on a motion, “Illicit and excessive charges by Nigerian Banks on customers account with particular focus on Automated Teller Machine (ATM) maintenance and withdrawal 23

October 14, 2018 9:00 AM 2019: Shehu asks court to stop Makarfi, Hunkuyi from contesting PDP Kaduna North Senatorial ticket

Ahmad Rufai Shehu (Ubale), the only party member who obtained the nomination form for Kaduna North Senatorial District, has filed an application at the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking to restrain the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from nominating any other candidate. Ex-Governor of Kaduna State 26

October 9, 2018 8:27 AM Lagos APC Primary: Ashafa concedes defeat, gives reason

After rejecting results of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senatorial primary in Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, on Monday, accepted defeat to his rival, Mr. Bayo Osinowo. In a statement issued to newsmen, Ashafa said the decision was based on the need for unity and progress of the party. He said, “Over the past seven and a half years 24

October 8, 2018 9:09 PM Ex-IGP, Suleiman Abba rains curses on APC leaders after losing Senatorial ticket

Suleiman Abba, the former Inspector General of Police, has rained curses on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He laid the curses after he was screened out of contesting for the Jigawa Central Senatorial District seat on the party’s platform. Abba, who stormed the national secretariat of the party to register his displeasure after 21

October 5, 2018 9:29 PM Kaduna central senatorial primary: Shehu Sani blasts El-Rufai, vows to snub “kangaroo election”

The Senator representing Kaduna central, Shehu Sani, has accused Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, of organising a “kangaroo” primary election in the senatorial district. The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, had initially given an automatic ticket to the lawmaker, but it was revoked following a protest by el-Rufai. The National Chairman of the All Progressives 23

October 4, 2018 6:46 PM Gov Ahmed wins PDP Kwara South Senatorial ticket

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State was on Thursday in Omu-Aran, affirmed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s delegates as the party’s flag bearer for Kwara South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections. According to NAN, the delegates from the seven Local Government Areas of the District, in a well attended Zonal primary held at Irepodun 22

October 4, 2018 5:53 AM APC Primaries: Akume wins Benue Senatorial ticket

Former Senate minority leader, George Akume, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) Benue North-west senatorial district ticket. Mutiu Are, the APC’s electoral committee chairman in the district, announced the result on Wednesday. Akume, who has represented the district four times at the Senate, was returned unopposed. Are, who conducted the election 21

October 3, 2018 10:17 AM PDP primaries: Bayo Lawal floors ex-deputy governor, Gbolarumi to win Oyo South senatorial ticket

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bayo Lawal has won the party’s Senatorial ticket in Oyo South district ahead of the 2019 general elections. Lawal got 461 votes to defeat his rival and a former Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Azeem Gbolarumi who scored 66 votes. Gbolarumi, our correspondent learnt was the Deputy Governor 22

October 3, 2018 6:35 AM Senatorial Primaries: APGA disqualifies Ifeanyi Ubah, clears Bianca Ojukwu, Umeh

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has disqualified oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, from the senatorial race of Anambra South district. The National Chairman of APGA, Dr Victor Oye, in a statement on Tuesday said that the party disqualified Ubah for not obtaining waiver to contest the election. Ubah, some days ago allegedly published a video on social 20

October 2, 2018 4:23 PM PDP speaks on Ben Bruce’s withdrawal from senatorial race

Chairman of the PDP in Bayelsa, Chief Moses Cleopas, while accepting the senator’s letter of withdrawal from the race, said his action was in adherence to a 20-year subsisting unwritten power rotation arrangement in the district. He described the action as exemplary and worth emulating by other leaders. He told journalists in Yenagoa on Tuesday, that the action 25