• APC leadership congratulates Akeredolu, calls on opposition to accept defeat

    APC leadership congratulates Akeredolu, calls on opposition to accept defeat

    Governor-elect, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu and Hon. Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor-elect of Ondo state have received congratulatory messages from the All Progressives Congress (APC), on their victory in last weekend’s Ondo State governorship election.

    Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the party, personally signed a statement on behalf of the National Working Committee (NWC) and expressed gratitude to “the good people of Ondo State for their impressive turnout and peaceful conduct during the election.”

    Oyegun, equally thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other party […]

  • How Buhari chose Osinbajo as VP despite Tinubu’s opposition

    How Buhari chose Osinbajo as VP despite Tinubu’s opposition

    An authorised biography of President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed how the President chose Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election despite the opposition of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

    The book, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,’ written by Prof. John Paden, was presented at an elaborate event at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday.

    The general belief was that Tinubu was instrumental to the emergence of Osinbajo, […]

  • Why anti-graft war hits opposition – Lai Mohammed explains

    Why anti-graft war hits opposition – Lai Mohammed explains

    Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government should not be castigated for its anti-corruption crusades against perceived members of the opposition group.

    He said the probe at present was about those linked with the alleged diverted funds meant for prosecuting wars against the insurgents.

    Mohammed, who spoke with journalists yesterday at his Oro residence in Irepodun Council of Kwara State, said the alleged embezzled huge sum put at about $2.1 billion did not only allow […]

  • Nigeria lacks strong parties in government, opposition‎ – Obasanjo

    Nigeria lacks strong parties in government, opposition‎ – Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday declared that Nigeria needed strong political parties both in government and opposition for the country’s democracy to survive.

    Obasanjo said, as at today, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot claim to be strong in government and opposition respectively.

    He spoke shortly after the factional National Chairman of PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, visited him at his Presidential Hilltop Estate residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

    Sheriff, who arrived the ex-president’s […]

  • Anybody fighting me is fighting God, opposition protests will make me popular – Fayose

    Anybody fighting me is fighting God, opposition protests will make me popular – Fayose

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has declared that the protests against him by opposition and its allies will make him more popular and get sympathy of the people, stressing that anybody that fights him is fighting against God who he said has put him in his present position.

    Speaking in the July edition of his media chat, Meet Your Governor, which was aired by major electronic media and monitored by The Nation last night, Fayose challenged the Economic and Financial […]

  • Why Buhari should include Opposition in govt – Bukola Saraki

    Why Buhari should include Opposition in govt – Bukola Saraki

    Bukola Saraki, Senate President yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to inject new blood into his administration for better performance, saying the one year tenure of the government is enough for the President to know the capacity of his ministers.

    This was even as many of the senators in their debate over the first legislative session of the 8th Senate, lamented the state of the nation’s economy as regards severe suffering of the citizens occasioned by the hardship in the country.

    Saraki […]