Nigeria loses N700bn in water value-chain annually – Reps

September 28, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has said the country loses an estimated N700billion in water value-chain to some unscrupulous water business owners annually. The lawmakers also said the mounting opposition against the National Water Resources Bill 2020 was not only borne out of ignorance, but championed by some giant water companies who would want to continue extorting Nigerians. Among others, the Read More

IPAC crisis: PDC chair urges Nzenwa, others to obey Appeal Court verdict

September 27, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Interim National Management Committee of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) led by Dr Leonard Nzenwa has been accused of living in denial of the Appeal Court judgement which quashed the February 6 de-registration of political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman People for Democratic Change (PDC), Barrister Emeka Igwe, who made the allegation in a Read More

Nigerian democracy poor due to corrupt, selfish leadership – ADC chieftain

September 27, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

National Organising Secretary of African Democratic Congress (ADC) Alhaji Ibrahim Suleiman has rated Nigeria’s 21 years unbroken democracy low, blaming poor, selfish and corrupt leadership.Speaking ahead of the 60th independence anniversary, Ibrahim Suleiman, said Nigeria has had 21 uneventful years of democracy, as Nigerians are yet to enjoy dividends of democracy because of poor, inefficient, selfish and corrupt leadership foisted Read More

2023: Can PDP return to Aso Rock?

September 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Since the September 19 Edo state governorship election victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the  billions naira question in the minds of many Nigerians is whether the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can return to Nigeria’s seat of power, the Aso Rock Villa in 2023, writes ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this analysis. Before 2015 electoral lossThe Peoples Democratic Read More

2023: PRP profers solutions to Nigeria’s woes

September 27, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has said that, it is the credible alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Nigerians’ quest for good governance.The party stated this in Kaduna on Saturday at its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, where 31 states Chairmen of the party passed a vote of confidence on their Read More

In Nasarawa, APC stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Sule, Al-Makura

September 26, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from Nasarawa south senatorial district, Saturday, passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammad Buhari. The stakeholders made this known in a communique read by one of the stakeholders, Mamman Alakayi, in Lafia, the state capital after an expanded meeting of APC critical stakeholders from the zone. Alakayi said the meeting has passed the Read More

Breaking: Obaseki visits Buhari, breaks silence on APC return (Pictures)

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state a while ago paid thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, days after he secured his second victory. Obaseki who was in company of his deputy Philip Shuaibu told state house correspondents that he will remain with the Peoples Democratic Party. Obaseki beat Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress and others to win Read More

Breaking: APC slams suspension on incumbent governor

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly suspended the incumbent governor of Ekiti state Fayemi Kayode . The suspension was contained in a communique issued by a faction of the party in Ekiti state. The faction led by Senator Anthony Adeniyi said the suspension of Fayemi was due to what the party described as anti-party activities. Incumbent governor of Edo Read More

Ondo guber: INEC wants monarchs’ support over peace

September 24, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to traditional rulers in Ondo state to help promote peace and ensure the electorate complied with COVID-19 protocols during the October 10 governorship election.INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal Thursday when he met with the traditional rulers in the state.Yakubu said the meeting was to solicit the traditional rulers’ support Read More

Between CNPP and CUPP, whither formidable opposition?

September 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE examines why the various bodies championing opposition cannot come together to form a formidable team.Opposition in the Nigerian political landscape, as an orphan, has suffered, often subjected to the whims and caprices of power mongers and men and women of means to favour their cause. Apart from the People Democratic Party (PDP) which which readies itself to take over Read More

Anambra 2021: Refrain from campaign of calumny, PDP urges aspirants

September 24, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

As campaign for Anambra state 2021 governorship poll intensifies, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has urged gubernatorial hopeful under it’s platform to refrain from campaign of calumny and other electoral offences. Anambra state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, gave the charge while receiving an aspirant, Chief Ugochukwu Okeke, who was at the party’s secretariat in Awka, to officially Read More

After Edo triumph: PDP BoT chairman upbeat on Ondo poll

September 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of next month’s Ondo state guber election, Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has expressed optimism that the party’s victory in Edo state was a sign of better things to come. Senator Walid, who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a free, fair and transparent election in Edo state, said PDP was on Read More

Edo: NCP calls for annulment of polls

September 24, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

The National Conscience Party (NCP) and its candidate in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Peters Osawaru Omoragbon, have called for the cancellation of the entire process that produced governor Godwin Obaseki as winner. This call is coming after Obaseki received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Omoragbon who was reacting to Read More

Breaking: At last, Oshiomhole breaks silence, 4 days after Edo election

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole is speaking for the first time after the outcome of much-talked about edo election last Saturday. Oshiomhole had campaigned vigorously for Ize-Iyamu whose loss some people attributed to his influence in the campaign of the APC candidate. Speaking with Gee Africa TV, “You know in life, you work hard and Read More

I will make a difference in Adavi, if elected – Mohammed

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As Kogi state gears for council elections, a contestant for Adavi LGA, Abdulsalam Mohammad in an interview with SALIHU OYIBO says he would lash on his experience as a successful businessman to bring about a change in the council. Why are you vying for Adavi local government chairmanship position? I  am a successful businessman based in Abuja and this is Read More

Obaseki receives Certificate of Return, declares ‘fight’ with Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu over

September 22, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

  Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state and his deputy Philip Shaibu have been issued their Certificates of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following their reelection victory at the September 19, 2020 governorship poll in state.Speaking at the brief ceremony in Benin City, Obaseki said: “I want to use this occasion to call on the former National chairman Read More

FG has shortchanged Nigerians – Etiaba

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barr. Emeka Etiaba, SAN, is among the gubernatorial aspirants of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Anambra state. Even when his party, insists that it’s not planning to zone its ticket to either of the three senatorial zones in Anambra, the Nnewi-born lawyer whose zone, Anambra South is clamouring for an opportunity to govern the state is still optimistic that Read More

Obaseki’s victory well deserved – Matawalle

September 21, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has described the victory of Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki of Edo state at last Saturday’s Gubernatorial election as a triumph of democracy and a well deserved feat. In a congratulatory message to the governor through his Special Adviser and representative public enlightenment, media and communications, Zailani Bappa in Gusau Monday, Matawalle said the hands of Read More

2023: Ubosi urges Ugwuanyi to hand over to Enugu East

September 21, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Uchenna Ubosi, has called on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to make sure that he hands over power to an Enugu East Senatorial Zone person, come 2023. Ubosi was speaking on the conjecture and projections about who would be governor when Ugwuanyi completes his second tenure that has been gathering momentum for sometime. Speaking Read More

SDP congratulates Obaseki, mocks factional chair

September 21, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Factional National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party SDP) Chief Supo Shonibare, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election. Shonibare in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary Alfa Mohammed on Monday commended the neutrality displayed by both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigerian police and other security operatives, in enabling a free and fair elections. The Read More

Insecurity and multiple-solution proposals in NASS

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Being one of the major challenges confronting Nigeria now, hardly a week will pass by in the Senate and by extension, the National Assembly, that the issue of insecurity does not crop up and solutions proffered. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports .Right from the 6th National Assembly in 2009, the issue of insecurity in Nigeria  and how to tackle it, have always been Read More

Revealed! How Obaseki floored Ize-Iyamu in Edo

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Godwin Obaseki, winner of the Edo state governorship election. The results from the 18 local government areas of the state announced by INEC Returning Officer Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh indicated that Governor Obaseki polled a total of 307,955 votes to floor his All Progressives Read More

Edo guber: APC rejects results

September 20, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The All Progressives Party (APC) in Edo state has rejected results of the state governorship election which was held on Saturday.This was just as the APC urged members to stay calm and thanked them for their support.The party alleged foul play in the September 19 governorship election.Returning Officer in the election, Prof. Agofure Rukeh, of Federal University of Petroleum Technology, Efurun, Read More

Breaking – Outcome of Edo 2020 election: At last, Ize-Iyamu breaks silence

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has finally congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moments after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki winner of Edo gubernatorial election. Ize-Iyamu who conveyed his message via his twitter handle wrote, “Edo people has decided, we thank you all! Congratulations to the opposition party! They Read More