Zamfara PDP governorship candidate sets 3-point agenda

Dr. Bello Matawalle, the PDP Governorship candidate in Zamfara, has said that he would focus on three key issues including security, education and health if elected in 2019. Matawalle, while addressing supporters on Monday in Gusau, said that the state would only move forward if the three sectors were given the attention they deserved. He […]

2019: We’ll jail ‘looters’ in Buhari’s govt – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, if elected in 2019, would jail “all looters” of public treasury under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. The PDP said Atiku will open a system-wide fight against corruption as soon as he is elected into office and […]

Atiku will give SGF slot to South West — Daniel

Atiku Chief Gbenga Daniel, Director General,  Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, says the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) will go to the South West, if Atiku wins the presidency. Daniel, a former governor of Ogun, made the declaration in an interactive session with newsmen yesterday in Lagos. The News Agency of […]

83m to vote in 2019 — INEC chair

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said Nigeria may have about 83 million voters after the register has been cleaned up. Prof. Yakubu said this while responding to a delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), led by Gen. Francis Behanzin, which was on a […]

APC expels Nnamani in Enugu

Adams Oshiomhole, Chairman of APC Former Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Chief Onyemauche Nnamani has been expelled by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), over alleged misconduct. Nnamani’s expulsion was announced by the Chairman of the APC in Enugu, Dr Ben Nwoye, on Sunday. According to Nwoye, Nnamani, who served as SSG during […]

4 smaller parties exploit Zamfara APC stalemate

Following the stalemate over the submission of candidates’ list to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) in Zamfara State, other political parties are cashing in on the situation. The INEC said it would not allow the APC field candidates in the 2019 general elections. The parties are said […]

APC primaries: Shehu Sani loses out, quits

In what is generally seen as another tactless manoeuvre, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani backtracked from his earlier vow to remain with President Muhammadu Buhari in rain and in sunshine by quiting the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Saturday. The decision is an obvious fallout of Dani’s defeat in the controversies that trailed […]

INEC adamant: No late submission of candidates’ lists

INEC officials at International Conference Centre, Abuja sort out the candidates lists submitted by political parties By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates’ names by political parties for the 2019 general elections. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr […]

Group says choice of Katung will enhance PDP chance in Kaduna

A group, Southern Kaduna Youth for Progress and Development (SKYPAD) has described the choice of Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung, as running mate to the Kaduna Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate Isa Ashiru as a boost to the party. President of the group, Danjuma Bello Sarki at a press conference in Kaduna said Katung’s popularity, pedigree […]

KASUWAN MAGANI TENSIONS: MR LA APPEALS TO FRAYED NERVES

Frontrunner in the race for the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat, Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA) has expressed worries over reports of a brewing tension at Kasuwan Magani of Kajuru Local Government Area which falls within his constituency. A statement issued by the candidate’s special consultant on media, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said Mr LA feels the pains […]