El-Rufai has failed in Kaduna, cannot contest for President in 2019 – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has admonished his State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to shelve his presidential ambition because “he has failed woefully.” Sani, who gave the call in a statement he issued on Wednesday, also lambasted El-Rufai for allowing kidnapper take over the state, despite accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of running a […]

PDP will not win any seats in Lagos council elections – Tinubu

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not record any victory in the forthcoming council polls in Lagos State. Mr. Tinubu, who regretted the loss of some national and state legislative seats to the PDP in the 2015 general elections, said the […]

APC launches ‘Operation win Anambra State’

The national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Thursday, launched ‘Operation win Anambra State.’ Willie Obiano is the current occupant of the governorship seat. Oyegun subsequently appointed the former governor of old Anambra State, Dr. Jim Nwobodo and former Abia State governor, Dr. Uzor Kalu as committee chairman and vice chairman […]

PDP crisis: No plan to suspend Jonathan, others – Sheriff

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff said the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has no plans to suspend some of its bigwigs including former President Goodluck Jonathan as being speculated. He said his regime would not condone impunity and indiscipline in whatever guise, but work towards […]

Gov. Bindow rejects aide’s threat to quit APC

Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has disassociated himself and his administration from reported threat to quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that recent media reports quoted Abdulrahman Abba-Jimeta, the chief of staff to the governor as saying that the state-led APC government may be forced to leave […]

Politics Buhari, Saraki, Dogara In Closed-door Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the Presidential Villa,Abuja Mr. Dogara went into the president’s office at about 11:57 a.m.Sources at the villa told Premium Times that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki will also be meeting with Mr. Buhari after Mr. Dogara.  The meetings […]

“Sanction El-Rufai Now!”- Akida Faction

Following the damning and blunt leaked secret Memo by Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai to President Buhari. The APC Akida Faction in Kaduna sat to declare that the Governor needs to be called to order. They mentioned that the governor should be more concerned with doing things to benefit the citizenry of Kaduna rather […]

Nigeria, Burkina Faso friendly ‘cancelled’

The friendly match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Etallons of Burkina Faso has been put off, officials have said. The game was fixed for Monday night at the same venue where the Eagles played Senegal on Thursday. But reports from London and some others credited to the Burkinabe Football Federation suggest that Monday’s game […]


As the political clocks gradually and steadily ticks to 2019 and with the unfolding of election calendar by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), last week, political pundits and fixers are already on the chessboard calculating who will be where and its implications on the national question. In this analysis, EMEKA ODOM x-rays the growing […]