Supreme Court Voids APC Candidates’ Elections, Declares PDP Winner Of Zamfara Poll

The Supreme Court has invalidated the participation of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly election in Zamfara. Justice Paul Galinji, in delivering the lead judgment on Friday held that all votes cast for the APC in the elections amounted to wasted votes and efforts. Galinji further said

”Go Around My Country, See How beautiful Nigeria Is” – Buhari Tells Israeli Ambassador

The ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shosan, has been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari to explore the country and see how beautiful it is. In a statement by the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari said Nigeria’s diversity will remain a source of strength for the development of the country.

Death of 626 Nigerians During 2019 Election Not Acceptable

Nigerians across the country have described as most unfortunate and condemnable the death of over 600 Nigerians during the just concluded general elections. This was at stakeholders gathered to undertake a review of the security challenges arising from the elections. At the event held in Enugu were the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the

Radio Station For Herdsmen: Buhari Has Just Confirmed His Plans To ‘Fulanise’ Nigeria – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has berated the Federal Government for planning to set up a radio station to reach out and persuade Fulani herdsmen to stop killing farmers. Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, CAN spokesman, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, described the plan as a confirmation of the allegation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo about

Atiku Demands Lai Muhammed’s Arrest for Raising False Alarm

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded the arrest of the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, for raising a false alarm that the PDP and its presidential candidate were planning to upstage the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. The former vice-president said

Buhari Using Tax Payers Money To Fund Herdsmen Radio Is Bad – Fani Kayode

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has kicked against the acquisition of radio station for armed herdsmen as a means to curtail killings in the country. The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said it acquired an Amplitude Modulation radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across various locations in the country as parts

2 Die As Police, MASSOB Clash In Onitsha

Two members of the Chief Ralph Uwazuruike led Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), reportedly lost their lives at her 19th anniversary celebration in Onitsha. The event which reportedly turned bloody following a clash with the Police, led to the arrest of over 10 members of the movement while about 15

Bukola Saraki’s 8th Senate Ends

Within a few days, the Eighth National Assembly with the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki as its Head, will wind up. For the Senate and its bicameral peer, the House of Representatives, it has been an action-packed four years, with serial high dramas from the very first hours after their inauguration. The

Prof Soyinka Supports Prof Obasanjo’s Comment On Insecurity And Alleged Fulanisation Of Nigeria

Noble Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka yesterday urged the Federal Government to consider former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments on rising insecurity in the country and the alleged Africa Fulanisation and Islamisation. He said the issues raised by Obasanjo should be taken seriously, and not dismissed. Obasanjo had, during the second session of the Synod of the Cathedral Church

Deziani Alison-Madueke To Be Arraign October 3

The FCT High Court, Apo on Wednesday fixed Oct. 3, for the arraignment of Deziani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum on five counts bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission leave to arraign Alison-Madueke, former

Senate Raises Alarm Over Cult activities In Rivers State That May Affect Oil Sector

Nigeria Senate on Tuesday expressed fears over continuous disruption of oil activities in Rivers State but suspected cultists, saying their horrendous activities have been over-tolerated for too long. Senator Bala Ibn’Nallah representing Kebbi South in his contribution to the motion titled, “Frightening killings in Rivers, sponsored by Senator Andrew Uchendu, said,” Rivers State controls major

Senator Cries Out Non-Stop Kidnappings, Killings In Sokoto

Senator Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir representing Sokoto East Senatorial district, on Tuesday, urged the Senate to intervene in the spate of kidnappings in Sokoto East. Speaking through order 43, the lawmaker explained that kidnappers are on rampage in Sokoto East Senatorial District without being challenge by security operatives. According to him, about 13 persons have been

World Bank Director For Health Praises Jonathan For Stopping Ebola, Polio

World Bank’s new global director for health, nutrition and population, Dr. Ali Muhammad Pate has commended former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan for his administration’s landmark achievements in the health sector, stressing that future generations would honour the former President for his good works In a tweet last weekend, Pate poured encomiums on the former President’s

Obasanjo Started Boko Haram, He Should Stop Blaming Buhari – Lai Muhammed

The Federal Government has passed the blame of rising insurgency and widespread killings in the country to former president Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo had blasted the Federal Government for failing to acknowledge the magnitude of the situation at hand and allowing insurgency spread. He said: “They have both incubated and developed beyond what Nigeria can handle alone.

2023 Presidency May Set Tinubu, Osinbajo Apart

The ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 may clash with the aspiration of his protégé, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is also nursing the same ambition, Daily Independent has gathered. While it is still believed that Tinubu’s presidential ambition

Acting CJN, Tanko Dragged To Court Over Alleged Age Falsification

A 46-year-old businessman, Mr Tochi Michael, has dragged Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before an FCT High Court over alleged age falsification. In the originating summon with suit No. FCT/HC/BW/CV/79/2019, filed before the court in April, the petitioner alleged that the CJN deliberately falsified his date of birth. Michael alleged

Don’t Attack Saraki Because Of Your 2023 Presidential Ambition – Arewa Youths Warn Tinubu

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has cautioned “a certain South West political leader” to leave Bukola Saraki, outgoing Senate President, alone. Although the AYCF did not mention any name, POLITICS TIMES gathered the group’s warning was issued to Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The youths who are

N180m Fraud Rocks Covenant University

A senior lecturer in the IT Department of Covenant University, Otta Ogun State is cooling off in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) after he confessed to have fraudulently diverted not less than N180 million to his private coffers. The diversion, it was learnt, took years during which nobody suspected the high-profile guru.