Jonathan attacks former US envoy over comment on 2011 election

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday attacked a former United States of America Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell over his claim that the 2011 presidential election was rigged in his (Jonathan’s) favour. Jonathan, in a statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said the presidential election was not rigged, and that he won the election in a credible, […]

Uzodinma sacks Imo accountant general

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has sacked the Accountant General of the state, Donald Igbo. The governor in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Oguwike Nwachukwu, said the governor had appointed, Obieze Chukwukama as the new AG of the state. The statement said, “Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has appointed Mr Obieze Valentine […]

Nigeria: Governor Donates 10 Months Salaries to Combat COVID-19

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has donated his salaries for ten months to support the fight against the scourge of Covid-19 in Nigeria. This is coming at a time wealthy individuals and corporate organisations in Nigeria are pulling resources together to combat the spread of the infection. PREMIUM TIMES had reported the donations from Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, […]

COVID-19: Melaye Slams Buhari Over Lockdown Orders Of Lagos, Abuja

Former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, says the lockdown orders of some states made by President Muhammadu Buhari is outside his constitutional powers. Politics Nigeria reports that the President in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday restricted movements in Abuja, Ogun and Lagos State for 14 days due to the Coronavirus […]

Sanwo-Olu speaks On Buhari’s lockdown orders of Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for restricting movements in the state in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Politics Nigeria reports that the president had during a national broadcast on Sunday, ordered a lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States respectively following rise in cases of patients […]

Reps suspend distribution of exotic cars over COVID-19

The House of Representatives has said it is not distributing the exotic cars purchased for members. The House said it was rather supporting the fight against coronavirus. Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Benjamin Kalu, in a statement on Friday, confirmed the delivery of the cars, but said they were not […]

PDP Lauds Organised Private Sector Intervention Over COVID-19

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Nigerian organised private sector and corporate bodies for their cash donations and other interventions as a response so far to national call, to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The PDP also commended health workers and other public safety functionaries for their sacrifices in the fight […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses APC application, affirms Matawalle as Zamfara gov

The Supreme Court has dismissed the application of the All Progressives Congress seeking to review the judgement on Zamfara governorship election. The apex court said the application was a gross abuse of court, frivolous and grossly vexatious. It awarded N2 million cost against the APC to be paid to the respondents. The PUNCH reports that apex […]

Breaking: Lagos Assembly lifts suspension on lawmakers

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday lifted the suspension of two lawmakers, Moshood Oshun and Raheem Kazeem. Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, made the announcement at the start of plenary activities on the floor of the House. According to Obasa, the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and the National Leader of the All Progressives […]