Buhari meets PDP, APC leaders in Aso Rock

  Says opposition not hostility, enmity || We’ll keep you on your toes, says Makarfi   IN what appears to be an attempt at breaking the ice, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, met with leaders of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) together with their All Progressive Congress (APC) counterparts at the presidential villa, Abuja. […]

2015: Mass defection looms in Ogun APC

There are strong indications that aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West, especially Ogun State, are set to dump the party next week. Saturday PUNCH’s investigations showed that the planned defection would be led by former Governor Olusegun Osoba’s group in the APC. It was gathered that the group, which had reached out […]

Re: A Muslim/Muslim Presidential Disaster for the APC – Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala sounds like Nigeria’s Salman Rushdie. It seems Mr Aribisala is having endless sleepless nights over the person of Bola Tinubu and indeed the emergence of APC as another big political party in Nigeria. I believe that by standing on the side of the voiceless since 1999 till date, the duo of Buhari, Tinubu […]

Defection: PDP regains House majority status

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal | credits: File copy The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday regained its majority status in the House of Representatives following the  defection of five members of the All Progressives Congress to the PDP. The PDP, which had earlier lost the majority status in the House to […]

Sylva, New PDP members in Bayelsa defect to APC

      former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva There are strong indications that a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva and his loyalists in the New Peoples Democratic Party, have finally dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress. Sylva, who was denied a second term ticket by the PDP, […]

Buhari, Tinubu invite Amaechi to join APC

      Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi | credits: File copy A former Head of State, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and ex-Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday renewed their calls on Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi to join the All Progressives Congress. Buhari and Tinubu, who led a team of top APC […]

APC presidential ticket: North woos Danjuma

The newly registered All Progressives Congress has begun moves to draft a former Minister of Defence (retd.), General Theophilus Danjuma, into the 2015 presidential election race, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt that the North had foreclosed the possibility of getting the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket with President Goodluck Jonathan’s grip on the […]

Ife Mayhem: Hon Makinde Condemns PDP attack on ACN members

By Bisade Hughes Sequel to attacks unleashed on seven members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) at Yekemi Abata Egba in Ife East Local Government Area of Osun State on Wednesday, by thugs suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the lawmaker representing Ife federal constituency, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, has condemned […]

Rivers crisis: Eight opposition govs visit Amaechi

Thousands of youths stormed the Port Harcourt International Airport in Omagwa Rivers State to receive five Action Congress of Nigeria governors who were on a solidarity visit to Governor Rotimi Amaechi. The governors – Babatunde Fashola (Lagos); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); and Ibikunle Amosu (Ogun) – had in their company, […]

Rivers Crisis: ACN calls for Jonathan’s impeachment

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has heaped the blame for the ongoing crisis in Rivers State on President Goodluck Jonathan and asked the National Assembly to immediately commence impeachment proceedings against him, for failing to live up to his oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In a […]


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