Edo election: Oshiomhole sold Obaseki to Edo people, says Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, on his victory in the Wednesday governorship election. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described Obaseki’s success as “well deserved and expected by those who […]

Atiku backs Tinubu, slams Oyegun for Ondo APC primary

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress for overruling the recommendation of its appeal panel on the Ondo State governorship primary. The appeal panel had recommended the cancellation of the APC governorship primary in Ondo State, where a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, emerged […]

APC Crisis: Atiku backs Tinubu

A former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has charged the party to promote the rule of law and due process in the conduct of its affairs, noting that they were germane to its unity and stability. He gave the charge in a statement on Wednesday against the background of the […]

Tinubu, Oyegun row splits APC NWC members

The call for the removal of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has divided the APC’s National Working Committee, The PUNCH learnt on Monday. Tinubu had, in a statement on Sunday, accused the national chairman of allegedly working against the […]

Babangida Aliyu Dissociates Self From 2019 Template

Amidst speculations that former governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu would be using his son, Ibrahim Babangida Aliyu’s marriage to organise political meeting to set a template for 2019,  the former governor yesterday denied the alleged plans. A statement by the spokesman of the former governor, Mr Israel Ayegba Ebije, stated that  his […]

INEC to proceed with Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will go on with the Edo state governorship election against the advice of the department of state security (DSS) and the police, TheCable understands. The security agencies had asked INEC to postpone the election, citing security concerns. However, a source at the commission told TheCable that the election will not […]

Edo poll: Ekweremadu decries ‘intimidation’ of PDP members

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed “deep worries” over what he described as the “arbitrary arrests and intimidation” of members and supporters of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party by security agencies, ahead of the governorship election next Saturday. The PDP in Edo State had accused the Nigeria […]

Postpone Edo gov election, DSS, Police tell INEC

Two security agencies, the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Security, on Wednesday, in Abuja, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone next Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. They said the call was necessitated by the threat of those they referred to as “insurgents” and “extremists” to cause mayhem in the country between […]

Makarfi: It’s wrong to play politics with the economy

Ahmed Makarfi, the caretaker committee chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says rather than play politics, all hands must be on deck to salvage the economy. His party recently asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for destroying the economy. Speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Thursday, Makarfi explained that if the economy was bad it was […]