The untold story of PDP peace parley in Ondo

It was meant to be a peace parley where all aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would agree to sheathe their swords and deliberate on the way forward. As it appeared, all initial arrangements made by the organizers of the meeting were pointers to the fact that peace, which was the expected result […]

Makarfi sets up PDP convention planning committee

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has inaugurated the national convention planning committee. The convention is scheduled to hold on August 17 in Port Harcourt. The committee later held its inaugural meeting at the Government House, Port Harcourt. In attendance were former Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris, Senator […]

PDP gasping for breath, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday dismissed his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as divided, factionalised and gasping for breath. Obasanjo, seemingly annoyed by media reports that he was sighted at a PDP event at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja at the weekend, said the reports were aimed at scoring “cheap political gains.” […]

Confusion as Obasanjo is sighted at PDP event venue

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja There was a mild drama on Friday at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, the venue of the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party national convention committee, as former President Olusegun Obasanjo was sighted on the premises. The former President was at centre to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders […]

PDP crisis: Go and reconcile with Sheriff – Jonathan tells BoT members

Members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were shocked by the outcome of their meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday night. Select representatives of the board, from the six geo-political zones, led by their chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, met with the former president to appeal for his […]

Southern PDP zones National Chairmanship to South West

The  South-south and South-east  Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in  a meeting in Port Harcourt  on Thursday night formally zoned the National Chairmanship position of the party to the South West geo-political zone. In a meeting attended by Governors, National Assembly Members and Former Ministers, the South-south and South-east  PDP also zoned the […]

I should do more to reconcile PDP members – Jonathan

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he needed to do more to reconcile aggrieved members of the party and bring the two factions in it together. He said though he had been doing it silently without the media knowing, he nevertheless promised to be more committed to get the warring factions to […]

Don’t impose candidate on us, PDP chiefains tell Mimiko

Peter Dada, Akure Some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State have warned the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and the whole leadership of the party to desist from the idea of imposing a candidate at the forthcoming primary of the party. The chieftains also warned that imposition […]

Why Jonathan visited Buhari at Aso Rock

Buhari hosted ex-president Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa in Abuja Speaking to the reporters later, the ex-president said he was working to ensure peace in the Niger Delta region While he denied speaking on anti-graft war, Jonathan stressed that a united Nigeria was needed President Muhammadu Buhari has received his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan at […]

Buhari’s ministers clash over control of ecological fund

There is an ongoing battle between the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, and the minister of environment, Amina Mohammed over the control of the ecological fund. Mohammed has opposed a bill proposed by Malami putting the management of the fund under the office of the secretary to the government […]