Politics

‘INEC’s neutrality questionable’ — 10 highlights of EU report on 2019 polls

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria on Saturday released the final report gathered from its observation of the 2019 general election.

The report highlighted a number of issues regarding the polls and gave 30...

Banditry could be worse than Boko Haram – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has been in the saddle since November, 2017, following the sack of his predecessor, Babachir Lawal. In this interview, he explains the dynamics of his office, its interface...

Why Vice President Osinbajo, Abacha family are after me – Ex-Minister Adoke

PT: Why did you advise the President to sack Justice Ayo Salami?

Adoke: Very interesting! That is one place where Nigerians have been most unfair to me. It is most cruel, most unkind, very unforgiving, and unpardonable sin against my...

Nigeria Loses N400bn Annually To Medical Tourism, Says Buhari

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has decried the huge amount Nigerians spend annually seeking medical care outside the country.

The President expressed his concern at the inauguration of new participants of the Senior Executive...

China is becoming an election issue in Asia. And that's bad news for Beijing

Two years ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo -- also known as Jokowi -- stood shoulder to shoulder with Xi Jinping for a group photo to celebrate the Chinese leader's Belt and Road project.

Yet now, as Jokowi seeks re-election, he...

Sibeth Ndiaye: Who is the French government's new spokeswoman?

The newest member of the French government has been a citizen of France for less than three years - but now, she will speak for the country.

Sibeth Ndiaye, the new government spokeswoman, was born in Dakar, Senegal, and only obtained...

Australian senator egged after racist comments

A far-right Australian senator had to be restrained by security officials Saturday after punching a young man protesting his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning drew international...

EFCC Witness Reveals How Okupe Ran A Government Office Without Vouchers

Hassan Saidu, prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has told the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, engaged in...

How Nigerian political ‘godfathers’ were humbled in 2019

The word ‘godfather’ has different meanings to different people. In Nigerian politics, a godfather is a ‘big boss’ that maintains political control of a territory by ensuring that either he or his self-chosen appointees are elected to govern such...

Ex-IGP blasts Omokri: Jonathan will be sad if I open up

Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, has issued out a warning to Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking with reporters when he visited the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (...

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