Electoral Act: National Assembly Plans To Override Buhari This Week…

There were strong indications on Saturday evening that the Senate would, this week, begin the process to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold his assent to the 2018 Electoral Act amendment bill. Senate spokesperson, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, had told Saturday PUNCH that the red chamber had rejected Buhari’s reasons for declining assent to the…

PHOTOS: Taraba APC members protest alleged vote-buying…

Tyopuusu Justin Supporters of candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the Taraba governorship primaries have taken to the streets in protest of what they allege to be vote-buying and money politics. The street protests happened on Friday. See the photographs: Visit the newspaper for these and other news

2019: I’m not seeking re-election – Plateau speaker…

Friday Olokor, Jos After months of suspense, the Speaker of Plateau House of Assembly, Joshua Izang Madaki, said he is not seeking re-election in the 2019 general election. According to him, even though the zoning arrangement was in his favour, he had decided to give others the opportunity to serve. “As mark for my consistent respect, standing for what the people believe,…

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners…

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded. This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world: 2018: Denis Mukwege (DR Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq) 2017: International…

Man United should stick with Mourinho, says Scholes…

Paul Scholes believes Manchester United should stick with under-fire manager Jose Mourinho but says he is “sick of him moaning” about what he is lacking at the club. Pressure is mounting on the 55-year-old after a four-game winless streak that has seen them bow out of the League Cup and made this their worst start…

BREAKING: Saraki, Dogara, Secondus, others protest Osun election result at...

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja. PDP leaders including Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the national chairman of the party,…

2019: APC govs meet Buhari, protest rancorous primaries…

Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo, Leke Baiyewu, Alexander Okere, Kayode Idowu, Peter Dada, and Ted Odogwu Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the party’s rancorous primaries in different parts of the country. It was learnt that the governors who were at the Presidential Villa,…

APC NWC clears Sanwo-Olu, Adelabu, 22 other governorship candidates …

John Alechenu, Abuja The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has cleared 24 governorship candidates to contest the 2019 elections. This was contained in a statement signed by the APC acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Friday. He said the decision to clear the candidates was taken at a meeting…

BREAKING: Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize 2018…

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr Denis Mukwege and Yazidi rape victim, Nadia Murad. The announcement was made at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Sweden on Friday. The details of the ceremony was shared on the Twitter handle of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, @NobelPrize. The Academy tweeted, “The…

Three aspirants reject APC Reps primary in Daura…

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Three All Progressives Congress aspirants for the Daura/Maiadua/Sandamu federal constituency of the House of Representatives, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from, on Thursday evening, rejected the party’s primary poll to elect a candidate for the 2019 House of Representatives election. The aspirants are Alhaji Daura Salisu, Alhaji Aminu Jamu and Alhaji Kabir…

Melaye, Adeyemi win Kogi-West senatorial tickets…

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja The rivalry between a two-time senator, Smart Adeyemi and the incumbent senator representing Kogi-West, Dino Melaye, has resurfaced as both emerged winner on different platforms to represent Kogi-West Senatorial District. READ ALSO: Bosso quits IfeanyiUbah over unpaid players’ salaries While Melaye will be flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party, the journalist-turned-politician,…

Osinbajo and angry Christians in Northern Nigeria…

’Tunji Ajibade [email protected] 08036683657 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made a comment recently that had a religious bent to it. I’m hesitant to comment on it because I’m not a preacher.  However, almost every statement a VP makes in the public space has national and political implications, direct or indirect.  In any case, nothing is purely religious…