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A massive turnout of voters was witnessed at many polling units in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, today as voting began in the country’s Presidential, Parliamentary, Mayoral, and councillorship elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party has said the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Taraba State has vindicated its position that the scheduled trips to states where Nigerians are being killed by marauders is cosmetic and a political afterthought that did not come from the heart.
An Osun State based constitutional lawyer, Mr. Bola Ige, has lashed out at the National Assembly for proposing a reordering of the general elections sequence in the country, saying that it lacked the power to alter policies made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Senator Abu Ibrahim, chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, has described the amendment of the sequence of election in 2019 by the National Assembly as illegal and unconstitutional.
The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making presidential election last.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday labelled as a “national disgrace” the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari, that he had all the while believed he was 74 this year until told his age was 75 this year.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected plans to have a sole presidential candidate in 2019.
The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday recorded its highest revenue collection ever with a total generated revenue of N1.01tn in the 2017 fiscal year.
Forty-eight hours after ailing former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance, the Presidency has disclosed that the Federal Government is funding the cost of treatment of the elder statesman.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is yet to officially release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 General Elections.
If you think the problem is federalism, you will vigorously push for “true federalism” and such like. If you think the problem is revenue allocation, you will fight for the Nigerian definition of “fiscal federalism” — by which is meant “higher derivation payment”.
Make believe, lethargy; these are two words that best describe the general political tendency of All Progressives Congress (APC). And nothing exemplifies APC’s sluggish and seemingly ineffectual leadership than its failure to organise a midterm convention.
The Ogun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), on Thursday, denied excluding any member or group of members from participating in the recently conducted ward congresses.
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), the National Democratic Movement (NDM), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the election timetable for 2019 such that elections start with the House of Assembly to the presidential.
Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.
Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.
Six people, including two children, were killed and another two were reported missing after a gas explosion destroyed a house in a ski resort in the south of Poland late Wednesday, local authorities said.
Pep Guardiola says he is satisfied with the state of mind of his Manchester City players even though they twice lost the lead to draw 2-2 with Newcastle and slip further behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hanging in the balance, Manchester United provided a spirited performance against Tottenham Hotspur to give their coach some breathing room. The Norwegian is under severe pressure after Mauricio Pochettino’s shown interest in his job.
Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has declared his intention to win a first major silverware with Shanghai Shenhua.
The Argentine has been strongly linked becoming Manchester United manager for a number of years, though his recent sacking by Tottenham has only strengthened suggestions that he could replace under fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the club’s disappointing start to the campaign.