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Perish the thought of Biafra, Buhari tells agitators

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked ethno-cultural militant groups calling for the break-up of Nigeria to forget the idea insisting that Nigeria will not disintegrate. President Buhari stated this on Thursday during a meeting with the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers at the Presidential Villa. He said the question of carving another country out of Nigeria was misplaced. According to a statement ...

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Buhari, Tinubu not at loggerheads — Presidency

Buhari  and Tinubu

The Presidency Monday t night denied any form of feud or rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The denial was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja. Shehu in the statement, added that the President ...

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Buhari congratulates Akeredolu

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday congratulated Ondo State Governor-Elect Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in weekend’s election. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President also congratulated APC Chairman Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, Campaign Committee Chairman  and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and all party faithful who put ...

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I’m not done with politics yet –Jonathan


•Anenih retires Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Saturday doused rife speculations that he may have quit partisan politics, saying he was not done yet with politics. He was also categorical that he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP although he declined to state if he would participate in elective contest in the future. Jonathan made this ...

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EZEKWESILI: Buhari, Jonathan’s policies plunged Nigeria into recession

Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Solid Minerals, Mrs. Obi Ezekwesili, has accused the administrations of former President Goodluck Jonathan and that of the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, of leading Nigeria’s economy into recession. According to her, the duo failed to adopt the right policies to deal with the crash in crude oil prices, which began in mid-2014, hence the ongoing economic crisis. ...

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INEC plotting with APC to rig Ondo election, says Fayose


The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of conniving with the All Progressives Congress to rig the Ondo governorship election taking place  Saturday (today). The governor raised the alarm in a statement on Friday. Fayose, who said democracy had been placed on trial in Ondo State, urged the people to be vigilant, alleging that ...

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Ondo: INEC rejects PDP’s demand for election shift


Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Eyitayo Jegede Thursday  led a march on the Akure office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding the shift of  tomorrow’s  governorship election . The factional leader of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the chairman of the state’s chapter, Mr. Clement Faboyede, also demanded a shift. The INEC rejected the request, ...

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Ondo: INEC drops Ibrahim for Jegede as PDP candidate


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed Wednesday night that Eyitayo Jegede is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Saturday;s governorship election in Ondo State. This followed the Court of Appeal’s judgment that Jegede, not Jimoh Ibrahim is the right candidate for the election. Jegede’s candidacy has again put the Akure agenda on the front burner. But the ruling party ...

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Obasanjo attacks Buhari, knocks N’Assembly members

Buhari and Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday came hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to fix the country’s economy as he promised during electioneering rather than expressing frustration at the gloomy economic situation. Obasanjo spoke during a lecture he delivered at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture in Lagos titled, “Nigeria yesterday, today and tomorrow: Governance and accountability.’’ He said ...

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Anambra Central re-run: Umeh appeals for patience

Chief Victor Umeh

The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the long-delayed Anambra Central rerun election, Chief Victor Umeh, has  again appealed to the people of the senatorial zone to remain calm and patient. Speaking in an interview, Umeh, who is the immediate past National Chairman of APGA, assured the people that the re-run poll would hold, despite the antics of ...

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