Anambra rerun: Ex-APGA chair, Umeh, wins Senatorial election
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance the winner of the January 13 Anambra Central Senatorial rerun election. Umeh, a former National Chairman of APGA, beat 13 other candidates, including current Labour and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige of the... Read more
Orji Uzor Kalu declares intention for Abia North Senatorial seat
Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday declared his intention to run for Abia North Senatorial seat in 2019. Kalu, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists at his Igbere country home, regretted that the people who represented the area in the past were concerned about... Read more
PDP will transform Nigeria,says Atiku
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party is the only party that will transform the country and take its economy back to its prosperity. Atiku expressed this in Kaduna at the weekend, when one of his supporters, Miss Zainab Musa Pindar, organised a... Read more
Gov. Dickson plans to visit Adedoja next week for reconciliation
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation Committee chair Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson will take his peace overture to aggrieved national chairmanship aspirant Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, next week. It will be the beginning of the second round of reconciliation talks to stabilise the opposition party after its convention. His visit... Read more
Former Speaker dumps PDP for APC in Ekiti
A prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in Ekiti State, Chief Femi Akinyemi, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinyemi, former Speaker of House of Assembly in old Ondo State, joined the APC in his Unit 001, Aafin Compound, Usi Ward, Usi-Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area alongside... Read more
Fresh PDP plans to inaugurate working committee January 22
A Peoples Democratic Party faction, under the aegis of Concerned Candidates and Stakeholders of the PDP, said in Abuja on Tuesday it would inaugurate members of its National Working Committee on January 22. The faction also claimed it had proscribed the PDP Governors Forum, which it described as oppressive... Read more
Issues that will shape politics in 2018
Last year, the agitation for restructuring and the threat of secession dominated public discourse.  The NATION’s Assistant Editor, LEKE SALAUDEEN examines the issues and events that will shape Nigeria’s politics this year.  The political events of last year will linger in the memories of Nigerians. It was a year... Read more
PDP can’t return to power in Ekiti State, Nigeria – Fayemi
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, on Thursday described the attempt being made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reclaim power in 2019 as a plot to continue to loot the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fayemi made the statement... Read more
PDP members protest lawmaker’s defection to APC
The defection of a member of the House of Representatives, Nnana Rapheal Igbokwe, on the floor of the House on Tuesday caused protest from members of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ). The members said they were standing on a Supreme Court’s ruling that stated that any member... Read more
PDP tackles Buhari over $1b cash to fight Boko Haram
The row over the $1 billion anti-Boko Haram battle fund to be withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) grew yesterday, with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peopes Democratic Party (PDP) throwing darts at each other. The APC described the allegation by the PDP that... Read more