2019: WHAT IS ATIKU BRINGING TO THE TABLE?

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 […]

I’ll constitute national convention committee soon – Sheriff

The national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he would set up a committee to work out modalities for the party’s national convention. Mr. Sheriff made this known while briefing journalists on Monday in Abuja on the recommendations of the party’s Reconciliation Committee, chaired by Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa. […]

Magu is victim of ‘civil war’ in Buhari’s corrupt kitchen cabinet – Senator

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said there are corrupt power blocs in the presidency whose “civil war” cost Ibrahim Magu his confirmation as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Speaking when he received representatives of the National Association of Muslim Law Students in his office on Thursday, […]

Kwankwaso accuses Atiku Abubakar, Ganduje of plotting a new party to fight for 2019

Kwankwaso was a governor of Kano, who is reportedly also eyeing the presidency and has been gaining support in the northern part of Nigeria. The Cable reports that Kwankwaso also claimed that the two politicians, both top members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have been romancing the faction of the Peoples Democratic Party […]

Stop representing PDP, Sheriff warns Jerry Gana

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff, has advised the Jerry Gana-led Strategy Review and Inter-Party Affairs Committee to stop speaking for the party. Represented by his Deputy National Chairman, Cairo Ojougbo, at a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Mr. Sheriff described the Gana-led committee as “illegal”. The committee was […]

INCASE YOU MISSED THIS: The Politics of Atiku Abubakar

The very fact that the reigning and politically virile party, the all progressives Congress (APC) stood to be counted as that party which consciously and decisively went after Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to woo him to become one of its key members, was a demonstration of the perpetual relevance of the man in the political scheme of Nigeria. […]

Make sacrifices for PDP, governor Dickson tells party leaders

Abuja – As the crisis in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party deepens, the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has asked party leaders to bury their self interest and work for the overall effort to salvage the party from disintegration. The Governor, who is the Chairman of the PDP’s Reconciliation Committee, said no individual […]

Ondo PDP, APC clash over Gov. Akeredolu

The Ondo State chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressive Congress, APC, have disagreed over perceived delays by the newly inaugurated government of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, in commencing government business in earnest. The PDP described the new government as lacking direction, being unable to commence governance a week after its inauguration. […]

I have not abused, attacked anyone as APC spokesperson – Bolaji Abdullahi

The National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Tuesday said he intends to organise a workshop for party spokespersons across the country to enhance political communication between parties and Nigerians. Mr. Abdullahi, who spoke during the ongoing Social Media Week in Lagos, said the workshop has been among his […]

Former deputy House Speaker, Ihedioha, rejects Sheriff as PDP Chairman

Emeka Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has kicked against recognising Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman. Mr. Ihedioha told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Monday that Mr. Sheriff by his conduct had failed to show an attitude worthy of uniting and […]