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With its alliances and betrayals, crimes and cash, and even a dash of witchcraft, the theatrical twists of Nigeria's politics are inspiring directors from the country's Nollywood movie industry.
Nigerian Musician, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, has stated his resolve to work for the re-election of the Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in the 2019 election.
The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, might forego his senatorial ticket for Kwara South Senatorial District for the incumbent Sen. Abdulrafiu Ibrahim as talks within the Dr. Bukola Saraki political family has asked him to step aside.
Anthony Anenih, the political leader, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, who has died aged 85, was one of the most important figures in the story of Nigeria’s return to civilian rule, and a founding father and a major influence in the party that ruled the country for an unbroken stretch of 16 years.
Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State on Tuesday said his re-election for second term would end “the politics of godfatherism in the state”.
The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), the umbrella platform of fresh breed political leaders in the emergent third force movement, on Monday cautioned a National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and power brokers in Nigeria to learn from the outcome of the Osun State gubernatorial elections and desist from actions tending towards taking voters for granted.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has once again appealed to the people of the state to embrace his administration and reject the opposition.
Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has declared that he will not be vying for the position of Vice President of the country as being speculated in certain quarters ahead of the 2019 elections.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are working hard to plant a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as part of plans to win the 2019 elections.
Nigerian Senate president and 2019 presidential hopeful Bukola Saraki said he has the formula for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to produce the next governor of Lagos state in the 2019 elections.
Tinubu is however said not to be particularly keen on conditions but fears that having literally pulled a gun on the governor, should he now lower it and back the governor’s second term quest, Ambode might come after him when he is re-elected.
Owolabi Salis, gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos, says poverty level in the country has made godfatherism popular.
Pope Francis arrived in Sicily on Saturday to pay homage to a priest murdered by the mafia 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has accused his estranged political godfather, Senator George Akume of conspiring with the enemy of the state to destabilized his government.
Against all expectations and hype, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State declared for a second term on Friday with the presence of only two of the 10 other Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in attendance.
The 5th edition of the Biggest African Music Awards in Diaspora, AFRIMMA 2018 Awards & Music Festival is fast approaching and the announcement of the nominees list is set to crank up the anticipation.
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Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, has apologised to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over molestation and unlawful arrest of its members by policemen.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros (£17,700) by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Suspected cultists have killed two corps members and critically injured another during an attack on their residence in Bayelsa.
In a bid to tighten the noose on money laundering and illicit financial flows, the European Union (EU) and Transparency International (TI), in collaboration with the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) on Thursday, in Abuja, launched the anti-money laundering tracker for Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on March 21, 2019 arraigned one Abdulkadir Abdulsalam before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, on a two-count charge bordering on bribery.
Atletico Madrid held talks with Djibril Sidibe over a transfer last year, the France and Monaco right-back has claimed.
Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to injury.Liverpool and Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark due to injury.
Gunmen suspected to be fulani herdsmen on Saturday attacked Nandu-Gbok village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna state, killing 10 people.
Rangers International FC’s hope of advancing in the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup varnished yesterday when they were beaten 1-0 in Enugu by visiting Club Sportive Sfaxien of Tunisia.
The hotel lobbies in Addis Ababa are bustling with Ethiopian Airlines travellers in transit, almost a week after Sunday's crash that left 157 people of more than 30 nationalities dead.