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In The Vortex Of Gambian Politics, By Owei Lakemfa

Not many saw it coming. The electoral defeat of Yahaya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh,  the Gambian strongman who has ruled  the country for twenty two years. A second surprise is  Jammeh’s  acceptance of  defeat. A third issue, is  the possibility of a smooth power transition  in January, 2017. While many expected him to resist electoral change - the historical error committed by Laurent Gbagbo in Cote d’ ...

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Saraki ‘Triumphs’ As APC Leaders, Senate Caucus Finally Hold Inaugural Meeting

Led by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday held its inaugural meeting with the leadership of the Senate APC Caucus at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja. NWC members in attendance were the Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu; Deputy National Chairman (South), Engr. Segun Oni; ...

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Media NGO Lauds Bolaji’s Emergence as APC Spokesperson

Bolaji Abdulahi is a reputable reputation manager who can step into the big shoe left by Alhaji Lai Mohammed,Media Development Society,a non- governmental organisation has disclosed. In a statement signed by one of its leaders,Chinwendu Chinyere,the griup said Abdulahi is a modern image maker who understands the demand of packaging and promoting a political party in power. " We are elated that we have one o ...

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Atiku: Anenih Has No Need To Apologize, By Jude Ndukwe

Following some details in Chief Tony Anenih’s book titled ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’ that was recently presented to the public, in which the author explained how he stopped Atiku Abubakar’s ambition to succeed his then boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as president during the build-up to the 2003 presidential election, Timi Frank, a National Working Committee member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ...

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Atiku: The Twinkle Star In The Sky, By Olusola Sanni

Ajanaku koja mo ri nkan firi; ti a ba ri eerin, ki a'gba wipe a ri eerin - Yoruba proverb Trust the Africans. Their wealth of rich philosophical proverbs should easily pass for the eighth wonder of the world. And in that category, the Yorubas are simply exceptional. For indeed, the Yoruba believes that there are moments when words are lost; and at such moments, proverbs are the pathfinders for the missing w ...

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Ondo: APC In Early Lead As Akeredolu Wins 6 Out Of 7 LGs

Contrary to the  expectations in some quarters, the candidate of All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu was in early lead as the results of Ondo State gubernatorial elections were collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC. So far, results from seven local government areas have been collated with APC’s Akeredolu winning in six while PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede won in one. Many had thought ...

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‘Atiku Grandmaster Of Nigerian Politics’ – Gov Sani Bello

Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Turakin Adamawa,  has been described as one of the finest grandmasters of Nigerian politics. Felicitating with Atiku on his 70th birthday, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said Nigeria's political history can never be complete without the mention of the country's former number two citizen. In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin ...

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A Preface to Tony Anenih’s Life and Politics… By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Starting from 12.30 pm on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the African Hall of the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, the autobiography of the acclaimed political godfather, Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih, simply titled: “My Life and Nigerian Politics” will be presented to the public on an occasion that has been deliberately organised to reflect the mood of the times.  However, regardless of this d ...

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Ondo: Appeal Court Delivers Judgment On Jegede Today

The Court of Appeal Special Panel on the Ondo State governorship poll has fixed 12noon on Wednesday (today) to deliver ruling on the tussle over who the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election will be The Eagle Online has reported. The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the Court of Appeal the go ahead to deliver the ruling. The tussle is between Jimoh Ibrahim and Eyitayo Jegede. The Independe ...

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Anambra Central Rerun: Umeh Appeals For Patience

The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the long-delayed Anambra Central rerun election, Chief Victor Umeh, has once 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 rerun poll would hold, despite the antics of some desperate politicians who, acco ...

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Kalu Resigns From PPA

Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has resigned his membership of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), adding that he took the decision after wide consultations with political associates, followers, loyalists and well-wishers. This was contained in a letter personally signed by Kalu, dated November 14, 2016 and addressed to the National Chairman, Progressive Peoples Alli ...

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El –Rufai Blasts Atiku: Tell Us Why You’re Avoiding The USA

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has fired back at former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who accused him in an interview with Premium Times of betrayal. In a response to Atiku he signed personally signed, El-Rufai said Atiku is ‘haunted by his corruption demons” Among other issues raised, the governor of Kaduna state asked the former Vice President to tell the world why he is avoiding the United States ...

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