2023: Zoning ‘ll create better understanding, unity – Minister 

February 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Mohammed Hassan Abdullahi is the Minister of State for Science and Technology and a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Nasarawa state. In this interview, he speaks on the ongoing activities in his Ministry, ongoing registration in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and why zoning should be considered in the APC. BODE OLAGOKE, reports. Hon Minister, what is your Read More

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INEC commences training for POs, APOs

February 24, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Sequel to the successful conduct of the training of Supervisory Presiding Officers (SPO) in preparation for Kafin Hausa bye-election, the Electoral Institute has commenced the training of Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs). According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the objective of the 3-day training which started Tuesday Read More

2023 : PDP ‘ll provide right leadership for Nigeria – Makinde

February 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has hinted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will provide the needed right leadership for the country come 2023. Speaking at the PDP South West zone caucus meeting held at the Presidential lodge of Agodi Government House in Ibadan Tuesday, the governor said the party is ready to give Nigerians the best. The Read More

Elections: REC slams parties for voter apathy

February 24, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Chukwuemeka Ononamadu has blamed the leadership of the various political parties in the country for the low voter turnout often witnessed during elections in Nigeria. Ononamadu stated this Wednesday during a retreat/colloquium organized by the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Enugu state chapter, in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While lauding Read More

Discordant tunes as Reps debate Buhari’s firearms prohibition order

February 24, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Members of the House of Representatives were torn along political party lines on Wednesday, when a motion seeking the reversal of President  Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order prohibiting the Nigerian police from issuing licenses for fire arms possession. Sponsor of the motion, Uzoma Nkem Abonta, a member of the PDP from Abia State, had sought to move it on notice when Read More

Ekiti East Constituency 1 bye-election holds March 20 – INEC

February 24, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday  March 20, 2021 for the conduct of the bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Ekiti East Constituency 1 of Ekiti state.A statement by the National Commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said the official notification for the election was published on Wednesday. The statement urged political Read More

Adamawa 2023: Day 30 parties endorsed Ardo

February 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In what was regarded by Dr Umar Ardo and his followers as a “triumph of light over darkness”, the unprecedented happened in the history of multi-party democracy in Nigeria, as 30 political parties in Adamawa state, jettisoned party differences, came together to join forces with an astute politician, Dr.Umar Ardo, to wrestle power in the state. MUAZU ABARI writes. The Read More

Emulate Ayade’s blueprint on security, Akpama urges govs

February 23, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Goddy Akpama, has advised other governors to adopt Cross River state governor, Prof Ben Ayade’s latest blueprint of tackling insecurity in their states. In a statement in Calabar, Akpama lauded Ayade for his efforts at restoring calm to the state, saying that Cross River has now become one of the safest Read More

Lawmaker dares Soludo, joins Anambra guber race

February 23, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The member representing Aguata Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, Tuesday, declared interest to run for the Anambra state 2021 gubernatorial race under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). This was barely a week the erstwhile governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo was accompanied to the state APGA secretariat Read More

Jega urges PRP members to shun money politics, corrupt leaders

February 23, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

A chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged members at all levels to shun money-bag politicians so as to enable the party produce corrupt-free leaders that will rule Nigeria in the year 2023. Jega, a former chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the call while addressing journalists in Birnin kebbi, during an interactive meeting Read More

Edo APC backs Obaseki’s move to probe Oshiomhole

February 23, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of  All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Tuesday,  dared Governor Godwin Obaseki to carry out his threat to probe the multi-billion naira Benin storm water project, commenced by the Adams Oshiomhole administration.  The party urged the governor to institute the probe and make its findings public “so that the very enlightened and informed Edo people would know Read More

Reps probe NPHCDA over procurement breaches

February 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate alleged breach of procurement rules by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). This was sequel to a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance on Tuesday, by Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye, explaining that several of the voted zonal intervention projects of members were poorly Read More

Now that PDP lifted suspension on Elumelu, others

February 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

When news filtered in last week of the lifting of suspension on Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and six others by Ngeria’s leading opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it was mixed reactions. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the likely implications of the fresh development The Genesis The 9th House of Representatives, after inauguration on Read More

Protest as Makinde joins APC

February 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State, Peter Makinde, has joined the All Progressives Congress. Makinde defected from the African Democratic Congress on the floor of the House. Makinde, in his letter of defection, read to members at the plenary on Tuesday by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, blamed the defection on the alleged division in the ADC. Read More

Umahi blames Odah, Awo, others for Effium carnage

February 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday blamed the Chairman of Ohaukwu local government area of the state, Chief Clement Odah and the member representing Ohaukwu North constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon Chinedu Awo, on the incessant communal crisis going on between the people of Effium and Ezza Effium in the Effium community of the Ohaukwu local Read More

PDP lacks moral compass to demand Magashi’s sack – BCO

February 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Buhari Campaign Organization (BCO), Sunday said the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), has not in any way, ‘abdicated’, his responsibilities of administering the security architecture of Nigeria, to warrant the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) recent statement calling for his sack. The BCO’s National Coordinator, Alhaji Danladi Pasali, said in a press release that the PDP lacks Read More

In Ondo, Akeredolu dissolves cabinet

February 22, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ahead of the second term inauguration, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has dissolved the state executive committee. Governor Akeredolu who announced this at the valedictory executive meeting in the state, thanked them for their support in the last four years and appreciated them for their dedication to duty in serving the state. Same vein, the Deputy Governor-elect ,Hon. Lucky Read More

Ex Service Chiefs: Turning screening to stewardship account 

February 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The screening exercise conducted by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for the immediate past Service Chiefs as non – career ambassadorial nominees last week Thursday, was largely dominated by the problem of insecurity in the land, vis – a – vis,  efforts made by nominees in tackling it while in office. TAIYE ODEWALE reports.  Since January this year, when Read More

PDP faction politicising communal crisis in Ebonyi – Nweze

February 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Hon. Chaka Nweze in this interview with AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA in Abakaliki, warns warring factions in crises-ridden communities, to give peace a chance and stop politicisation of the communal crises.   Excerpts: What is your view about reports of series of communal crises in Ebonyi? The situation is really regrettable and unfortunate Read More

Lagos lawmaker empowers constituents

February 19, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The lawmaker representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun federal constituency Kolawole Taiwo Musibau has embarked on series of life changing social and economic development programmes for the people of his constituency. The programmes which started late last year (2020), included the lightening of several roads and streets with solar energy, and the organization interactive town hall meeting, during which successful participants of the forex Read More

Niger gov probes council chair over fraud allegations

February 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State governor Abubakar Sani Bello has set up a 3-man panel to investigate the allegations against the Shiroro Local Government Chairman, Suleiman Dauda Chukuba, who was recently suspended by the legislators of the council. Inaugurating the panel at the Government House, Minna, the governor said setting up the committee is key in resolving the political impasse in the council Read More

LGs election: ‘N250,000, N100,000 nomination forms unconstitutional’

February 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria, (SPN) Wednesday warned against the fixing payment for nomination fees by the Oyo state Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) for all candidates contesting the May 15 local government election in the state. SPN, in a statement issued by its Oyo state Secretary, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun quoted OYSIEC as asking every prospective candidate Read More

APC registration: Political office holders, others turnout en masse

February 18, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC), political office holders, stalwarts and other stakeholders in Malumfashi local government area of Katsina state have continued to turnout en masse to register for the membership card of the party. Our correspondent that monitored the exercise revealed that at most of the centres, women and youths were seen trying to get the new party registration Read More

South West PDP power tussle ‘ll be resolved but Makinde not my leader -Fayose

February 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Governor Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, said he is optimistic that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South West leadership tussle would soon be resolved, adding that Governor Seyi Makinde is not his leader. Fayose stated this in an interview with journalists, Wednesday in Abuja during the Sen. Bukola Saraki-led PDP Reconciliation and Strategy Committee with former governors and deputies in Read More