Mba’s candidacy: Group hails appointment of Oguakwa as DG Inter- Party Affairs

November 30, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

A political support group called “Enugu Rebirth Movement (ERM 4 Peter Mba 2023)” have congratulated Rt. Hon. Barr. (OZO) KGB Oguakwa over his appointment as Director, Inter-party Affairs in Peter Mba’s Governorship Campaign Council, 2023. The Director General of the group, Hon. Promise O. Chukwu, in press statement in Abuja, said that the appointment was as a result of his Read More

2023: 200 support groups pledge 10m votes for Tinubu

November 30, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

Two hundred support groups have promised to rake in 10 million votes for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the 2023 poll. Working under the aegis of Coalition of Support Groups for Asiwaju Shettima (COSGAS), the group claimed that already 13.5 million people had been captured in their database.  The National President and Read More

2023: Peter Obi, LP will win Plateau – Official 

November 30, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state coordinator, Labour Party (LP), Presidential Campaign Council, Bako Nanze, said their presidential candidate, Peter Obi, would win the majority votes in the forthcoming 2023 polls in the state. The coordinator in a media interview said they were confident of winning the election across Nigeria more so that the inability of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Read More

N500bn development fund: Senate threatens CBN governor, BOI MD, others with warrant of arrest 

November 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate ad – hoc Committee on uneven disbursement of N500billion development fund across the six geo – political zones by Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has threatened to issue warrant of arrests on the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and heads of affected financial institutions for failing to honour its invitation. Aside the CBN governor, the Read More

Reps’ Chief Whip awards scholarships to Indigent students

November 30, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

House of Representatives Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi of Abia State, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students from senior secondary school to university level.  According to a statement, beneficiaries were are drawn from the two local governments she represents and she expressed intention that another batch of awardees would benefit from her humanitarian services Read More

will address your concerns over 10 percent tax, Lawan assures soft drink manufacturers

November 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured the manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages in Nigeria that the National Assembly will address their concerns with respect to the implementation of the Finance Act 2022. The Finance Act 2022, among other things, imposes 10 percent tax on non-alcoholic beverages. Top officials of major players in the industry, drawn from Seven-Up Bottling Read More

2023: Why Umahi should be held responsible for electoral violence in Ebonyi – Ex-commissioner

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Recently former Deputy National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Abia Onyeike, was allegedly brutalised by Ebubeagu allegedly on the orders of Governor Dave Umahi. In this interview, former Commissioner of Information, explains why the governor should be held responsible for electoral violence in Ebonyi state. AMARACHUKWU EGWU-AGHA in Abakaliki reports How is your candidate and the Read More

2023: Makarfi drums support for Atiku, Ashiru

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former governor of Kaduna state, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has urged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to unite and chase out bad governance brought by the All Progressives Congress. Speaking when he accompanied the Kaduna state PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Isah Ashiru, to a meeting with Christian clergymen under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Read More

Reps condemn attacks on INEC facilities, offices

November 30, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has condemned the recurring attacks on offices facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other Federal Government buildings across the country. The House on Wednesday, also set up an Ad-hoc committee, under the leadership of Hon. Oluga Taiwo to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the incessant inferno in INEC offices in different Read More

FG okays 14-day paternity leave for civil servants

November 29, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has approved 14-day paternity leave for male civil servants with effect from November 25, 2022. This was contained in a circular issued in Abuja by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan. She said the leave was in line with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 2021. The circular reads: “Government has Read More

2023: APGA candidate Ibeh solution to bad governance in Abia – Nwachukwu

November 29, 2022 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

The Director General Greg Ibeh Campaign Council, Sir Longman Emeka Nwachukwu Esq, has berated the PDP-led government in the Abia state for abysmal performance, stressing that the solution to bad governance in the state is All Progressive Grand Alliance’s (APGA) governorship candidate, Professor Gregory Ibe. The Director General of the  campaign council stated this in Umuahia while briefing journalists after Read More

Abuja monarch urges politicians to embrace peace at campaigns

November 29, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

 The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Alhaji (Dr.) Adamu Baba Yunusa, who is also the Ona of Abaji, has urged politicians to refrain from creating tension and panic among the citizenry and inciting people to violence during campaigns for the 2023 general elections. Alhaji Baba Yunusa, who was obviously referring to the spate of Read More

Present government in Oyo full of leadership failure – Folarin

November 29, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, has disclosed that the present administration in the state is full of continuous leadership failure. Speaking at the official flag-off of the APC campaign for the 2023 elections, held at Oba Adeyemi III Arcade in Oyo town, on Monday, Senator Folarin said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Read More

Campaign groups deny dumping Obi over false statistics

November 29, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The United Coalition of Peter Obi Support Groups has dismissed  claims in some quarters that some support groups set up to facilitate the election of Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi withdrew their loyalty over what they described as his “false statistics”. The coalition countered the claim in a statement jointly signed by Yahaya Madaki (Convener Obi Nationalist Movement), Ebohon Read More

2023: Kukah, Danbazzau, Jega, others to receive Peace & Democracy award  

November 29, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) in collaboration with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, (NARC) Abuja is to hold its 16th International conference and Annual General Meeting in Abuja from Wednesday November 30 to Dec. 1. According to the organisers of the programme, Special Icons Peace and Democracy awards would be bestowed “on Bishop Matthew Kukah, Prof. Uba Read More

2023: Group flays alleged killings in S’East by herders, says elections mustn’t hold   

November 29, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

An Igbo pressure group, Voice from the East, VEAST, has condemned killings in many communities in Igbo land allegedly by the marauding Fulani herdsmen, especially, in Enugu state in recent time. For this reason, the Convener of VEAST, Comrade Kindness Jonah, in an emotion-laden interview with our correspondent on the spate of killings and kidnappings in the South East geo-political Read More

ASUU: Reps’ effort to finding solution to academic calendar distortion 

November 29, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives, through the office of its Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, last week in Abuja, hosted a special national summit on how to reform the nation’s tertiary education. JOSHUA EGBODO reviews some issues therefrom  The prodding  Over the years, there had been recurring industrial actions by both academic and non-academic staff of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, with majority of Read More

Reps seek EFCC’s help in ecological fund probe

November 29, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Ecological Fund has invited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), to assist it in its ongoing investigation into receipts and utilisation of the funds by states, local governments and government agencies. According to the committee, the EFCC expected to attend all its investigative hearing sittings as the probe lasts. Chairman of the Read More

2023: We must vote wisely to end insecurity, poverty in the land – Kastina PRP governorship candidate 

November 29, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Katsina state, Hon Imran Ja’afar Jino, has lamented the level of insecurity and poverty bedeviling the state and Nigeria as a whole. Jino said this Monday while receiving a commendation award bestowed on him by  the management of Hausa Daily Post in Katsina. In a statement by the newspaper and made Read More

You can’t collect PVC by proxy, INEC drops vital condition

November 29, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would not allow collection of the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) by proxy. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kebbi State, Alhaji Ahmad Bello-Mahmud, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Monday. The REC, who was reacting to the 67,317 PVCs in Read More

24 hours after inauguration as Osun governor: Adeleke dethrones 2 first class monarchs, one other, sacks 12,000 workers

November 29, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely 24 hours after his inauguration as governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke approved the sack of 12,000 workers and also ordered the dethronement of three monarchs.  Similarly, Governor Adeleke nullified the appointment of 30 Permanent Secretaries and suspended the chairman and members of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC). The affected monarchs include Akinrun of Ikinrun Oba Read More

Kaduna guber aspirant, Sani Sha’aban, quits APC

November 28, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections, Hon. Sani Mahmoud Sha’aban,  has resigned from the party citing dissatisfaction with the conduct of the APC guber primaries in the state. Addressing the media on his exit from the ruling party on Monday, Hon. Sha’aban, whose suit against the APC Kaduna state gubernatorial primary election Read More

Kaduna LG: PDP inaugurates campaign council

November 28, 2022 Abubakar Labaran 0

Determined to ensure the success of the party in the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jema’a local government chapter has inaugurated its campaign council. The campaign council which has Mr Nicholas Garba Sarkin Noma, member representing Jemaa/Sanga federal constituency at the House of Representatives as chairman, was inaugurated by the Jema’a local government PDP Chairman, Mr Nathaniel Read More

Sokoto council chairmen lauds Tambuwal’s rural community development 

November 28, 2022 Sidi A. Umar 0

Local government council chairmen in Sokoto state have praised the current administration’s effort to transform rural communities with live touching projects The council chairmen who spoke during the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) local government projects monitoring tour in their respective localities said the Tambuwal administration had from 2015 to date awarded and completed various projects that had direct bearing Read More