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August 12, 2018 8:23 PM Ronaldo Displays Star power for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday gave a display of pure star power in his debut for Italian champions Juventus, showing his class on and off the pitch at the club’s traditional alpine curtain raiser. Nearly 5,000 fans crammed into the compact “Gaetano Scirea” stadium in Villar Perosa at the foot of the Italian Alps, as supporters descended on the small town in order 25

August 9, 2018 5:01 PM 2019: Bafarawa reveals what will happen if he doesn’t become PDP presidential candidate

A former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, on Thursday said he will remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even if he fails to emerge the flagbearer of the party in next year’s general elections. Speaking with reporters in Abuja, Bafarawa stated that good governance and party supremacy must be respected at all times. He also said he welcomes 18

August 6, 2018 6:54 PM Why PDP will dethrone APC in 2019 – Lamido

A former Governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Sule Lamido says the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will regain power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019. Lamido, a presidential ticket hopeful, said the ruling party “APC has failed Nigerians who are currently battling with hunger and poverty’’. Lamido spoke with journalists on Monday shortly after 18

August 5, 2018 8:43 AM PDP Members Jittery As Akpabio Plans Defection To APC

There were indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in serious talks with the Minority Leader in the Senate, ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio; a move that has unsettled the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Akpabio might defect to the APC any moment from now once the “terms” are wrapped up, THE NATION learnt yesterday. The APC is upbeat about 20

August 4, 2018 7:49 PM 2019: Atiku reveals what he will do if PDP picks him as presidential candidate

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar has vowed to ensure that a minimum of 21 percent of the federal budget is devoted to education if he wins the presidential ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and eventually wins the elections. “I pledge that if I am chosen by the @OfficialPDPNig, to be its Presidential candidate, & if subsequently 18

August 4, 2018 10:17 AM Bauchi bye-election: Safiya Mohammed concedes defeat, backs APC candidate, Gumau

Ahead of the August 11 bye-election in Bauchi South Senatorial district, Safiya Iliyasu Mohammed, who recently lost the All Progressives Congress ticket to Yahaya Gumau, has conceded defeat. Safiya also declared support for her opponent, Gumau ahead of the bye-election. “All the defeated senatorial aspirants have decided to declare support for Gumau 16

August 3, 2018 10:44 AM Defection: Buhari’s ministers, 3 more APC governors in secret talks with PDP – Secondus

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that three more governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and some ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet are in secret talks with his party over possible defection. Secondus also gave leeway to the recent heavy-weight returnees who wished 17

July 30, 2018 5:47 PM Ex-Kano Gov. Yero declares intention to run in 2019

Dr Ramalan Yero, former Governor of Kaduna State, says he will contest for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket ahead of the 2019 election. Yero submitted his letter of intent at the state PDP secretariat on Monday in Kaduna. Yero became governor of the state in December 2013, following the death of the then governor, Mr Patrick Yakowa 21

July 28, 2018 2:50 PM 2019: PDP zones elective, appointive positions

Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned elective and appointive positions across the three senatorial zones in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections. Francis Orugu, PDP Chairman in the state, stated this on Saturday in Lafia after a meeting with the relevant organs of the party. According to him, the party at the meeting 33

July 25, 2018 2:30 PM Social media on ‘fire’ after Kwankwaso dumps Buhari, APC

Divergent reactions have trailed the defection of former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Senator Kwankwaso representing Kano Central at the Senate joined several lawmakers in a mass defection on the floor of the Senate yesterday. He was also among the PDP bigwigs that moved 19