Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

State congress: Bauchi APC stakeholders reject consensus candidate

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Major stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauch state have rejected plot by some power block to impose a chairmanship aspirant on the state in the scheduled party congress slated for Saturday 16th 2021. It was a gathered that the stakeholders vehemently rejected the move at a heated meeting of party stakeholders held on Thursday. It was gathered Read More

CUPP uncovers plot to derail 2023 election, scuttle ongoing electoral Act amendment

October 6, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plot to derail the 2023 general election. The Coalition also revealed plot to scuttle the ongoing electoral Act amendment at the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen Wednesday, the spokesman of CUPP and Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleged that there would be no electronic transmission of Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

No plot to unseat Buni, ex-PDP guber candidate denies court case

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Ambassador Umar Ilya Damagum has denied knowledge of any court process allegedly instituted with the aim of sacking the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni from office.  In the alleged suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, the plaintiffs allegedly argued Read More

Customs: ‘Killings in Iseyin unacceptable, deserve probe’

May 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in the 2019 election in Oyo state, Engr. Hakeem Alao, on Friday demanded the probe of the recent killing of five persons in Iseyin by the personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) . Alao in a statement by his media spokesman, Omotayo Iyanda, declared that the killings were unacceptable, condemnable and should Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Breaking: Presidency breaks silence over alleged coup plot

May 4, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency has finally spoken out on the rumours making round over alleged coup plot to upstage the current administration by President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja titled “Our response to DSS alert, by Presidency” read, “The Department of State Read More

How Abhishek Agrawal’s story inspiring youths

March 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Digital media expert Abhishek Agrawal has challenged youth not to lose focus on their life goals affirming that their ultimate return on investment should be happiness.  Agrawal, who is considered an authority in the digital media industry said he has made investments over the years, and has realized that it’s not just about building wealth and growing businesses but says Read More

2023: PDP Committee wants party to Jettison zoning

March 17, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 Elections Review Committee has recommended that the party’s Presidential ticket be thrown open for credible and competent Nigerians. Chairman of the committee and Governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Mohammed who stated this while submitting the committee’s report, Wednesday in Abuja, explained that what makes this assignment special was Read More

Examining Sanwo-Olu’s Court on Lekki

November 3, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

Anyone taken aback by the turn of events around the #EndSARS protests and the Lekki Toll Gate conundrum in Lagos State must have been negligent of the events that led to the 2019 election that produced Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the state governor. He emerged candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bitterly fought primary between him Read More

Be calm, I remain Bayelsa gov, Diri tells supporters

August 18, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri has said he would appeal Monday’s ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullifying his election. The governor said he has instructed his lawyers to file all necessary papers to that effect. Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Read More

Breaking – Bayelsa judgement: Diri heads to Appeal

August 17, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he will appeal Monday’s ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja. Diri said he instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers.  Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate in Read More

Focus on crumbling PDP, APC advises Secondus

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC)  has asked the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus, to concentrate his energy on recuing his party which has allegedly become “shockingly rudderless” under his watch.  The APC was reacting to the recent comments by the PDP national chairman on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) decision Read More

APC: PGF boss, Lukman writes Buni, exposes plot to return Oshiomhole as national chairman

August 12, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has written the governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee on steps to take to avoid the pitfalls ahead of the party’s national convention. Lukman, in a letter to Buni, dated 11th August, 2020, however revealed what he called a plot to create situations whereby the immediate Read More

Breaking: Ex-governor ecstatic as Diri wins again in Bayelsa

July 14, 2020 Editor 0

An appeal filed by a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state, Timi Alaibe, challenging the emergence of Governor Duoye Diri as the party’s candidate during 2019 election has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour dismissed the appeal. Responding immediately to Read More

To finance its energy transition and industrialisation, Africa needs to think local

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

One of Nigeria’s gas pipeline infrastructure For Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic is turning into a wake up call to find better ways to industrialize, chief amongst them being access to reliable, cheap and clean energy. DAVID AGBA reports.Fourth Industrial Revolution As global markets think of the post-Covid-19 world and how the pandemic will reshape business models worldwide, African countries are Read More

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So after the elections—They treat us anyhow

October 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The occasion was the Post 2019 Election Review Conference. The idea was to look at how all the stakeholders fair, from the electorate, security apparatchiks and the voters. However when my friend Femi Falana senior advocate of the masses and rights activist, Baba Falz like I called him when we were chatting earlier changed the direction and said we have Read More

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Ad hoc staff: INEC expresses readiness to sustain partnership with varsities

July 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described the role of Collation and Returning Officers in an election as crucial and critical; and commended the individual and collective roles played by Vice Chancellors, Professors and University staff who participated as ad hoc staff in the 2019 General Elections, saying the ‘’partnership with the Universities is critical and must be maintained’’, Read More

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Tribunal set to hear petitions against INEC, Gyang, over UPP logo omission

June 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Plateau state House of Assembly and National Assembly Electoral Commission has fixed 25th June for hearing into a petition challenging the returned of Senator Istifsnus Gyang, as Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial district. Hon. Sanusi Muhammad Inuwa of the United People’s Party (UPP) in a petition no EPT/PL/NA/01/2019 is challenging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and two others, Read More

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Election tribunal strikes out Ogbuoji’s petition against

May 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The governorship election tribunal sitting in Abakaliki,  Ebonyi state Wednesday struck out the petition filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC), and its candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji against the election of Governor David Umahi. This came after Michael Odo counsel to the APC governorship candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji moved a motion for withdrawal of the petition . counsel to Governor Umahi, Okechukwu Read More

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Breaking: 75 political parties pass confidence vote on INEC chairman

May 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

About 75 political parties on Monday passed a confidence vote on the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, saying the 2019 general elections met the expectation of majority of Nigerians. Chairmen of the parties who spoke at a 2-day Roundtable on the evaluation of the last polls in Abuja, however, asked president Muhammadu Bubari Read More

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Breaking: Kogi election tribunal relocates to Abuja

March 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

Days after the conduct of Presidential and National Assembly elections, the election petition tribunal which is supposed to sit in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, has relocated to Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This was disclosed to journalists by the Tribunal Secretary, Mrs Aisha M’ohd Mana in a release made available on Wednesday. M’ohd, who didn’t reveal the specific FCT High Court Read More

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Election: NYSC boss displeased with welfare of Corps members

February 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Major General Suleiman Kazaure, has expressed his disappointment over the poor treatment of Corp members participating in the election. This is even as he has also intervened in the Corps members plight by ordering the release of mattresses to all corps members participating in the election across the country. The scheme supplied majority Read More