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October 18, 2018 3:32 PM APC, PDP lose members as more federal lawmakers defect

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, lost members in the House of Representatives. Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), while Olatoye Sugar, a member of the APC, switched camp to the Action Democratic Congress (ADC). Their defections were announced in a letter which 27

October 16, 2018 5:05 PM EFCC: SERAP mocks Fayose’s ‘drama’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has charged the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) to thoroughly investigate former Ekiti governor, Ayo Fayose. Fayose on Tuesday stormed the EFCC office in Abuja with some supporters. Clad in a T-shirt with the inscription “EFCC, I’m here”, the former governor said he was ready for probe 21

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 7:03 PM Court grants Saraki’s aide N250m bail over N3.5bn fraud

A Lagos Federal High Court has granted bail to Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Makanjuola alongside a firm, Melrose General Services Limited; and one Obiorah Amobi before the Justice Babs Kuewumi-led court. EFCC arraigned the accused persons on an 11-count 22

October 9, 2018 6:18 AM PDP primary: Tambuwal finally speaks on loss to Atiku, reveals next action

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for picking the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections. However, Tambuwal, in a letter addressed to Atiku, dated Oct. 8, and issued on Monday in Abuja, pledged to support his presidential bid. “On behalf of myself 20

October 3, 2018 7:03 AM Buhari writes Senate, wants Magu’s Chief of Staff confirmed as EFCC Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate requesting that Mr Olanipekun Olukoyede be confirmed as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. In a letter dated September 10, 2018, which was addressed to Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Buhari asked that Olukoyede, who is currently the Chief of Staff to the acting chairman 19

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

September 30, 2018 5:22 PM 2019: Buhari accepts minister’s resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan (Mrs) as Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development. This was confirmed in a post by Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmaad, on his Twitter page. He wrote: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan (Mrs) as Minister of Women 25

September 27, 2018 8:12 AM Osun rerun: Why I signed alliance with APC for Thursday rerun -Omisore

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore,has explained why he decided to form an alliance with the All Progressives Congress,APC ahead of Thursday Osun State rerun election. On why he signed alliance with APC, Omisore in a letter he personally signed on Wednesday, titled: ‘Formation of Coalition Government 25

September 26, 2018 7:00 PM 2019 presidency: Obasanjo declares support for Buhari, gives reason

Abraham Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday declared his support for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. This was disclosed by Director of Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo. According to him, Obasanjo, after a visit to his office wrote the campaign 15