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

Why Jonathan holds Buhari in high esteem – UPF

September 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Secretary General Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Nigeria Dr George Ikpot has said former President Goodluck Jonathan continues to hold President Muhammadu Buhari in high esteem because of his belief in the unity and development of the country. Ikpot stated this weekend in Abuja at a youth training and empowerment programme organised by the Ambassador Peter Orobor Foundation (POF), UPF-Nigeria and Redeemed Read More

CDD renews call on electoral ecosystem

July 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) has renewed its call on the National Assembly to yield to the yearnings of Nigerians and deliver an electoral law that will secure and deliver an electoral ecosystem that respects the choices of Nigerians. The Director of CDD, Idayat Hassan in a press statement issued in Abuja. In a position paper titled Read More

2023: Jitters as Kwara APC crisis deepens

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The internal crisis rocking the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension with the allegations and counter-allegations of how the 2019 campaign funds were spent. TOPE SUNDAY writes. There is no gainsaying the fact that the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in serious internal crisis and the development has Read More

Shinkafi to Buni: Remove Yari, Marafa as APC members over breach of trust

July 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A former national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has called on the Yobe state governor Mai Buni-led national caretaker committee of the APC to take a decisive action against former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa over their alleged plans to “disrupt the peace and progress of the APC, anti-party activities Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical 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

INEC converts 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has converted 1,495 voting points to polling units in Adamawa. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state Kassim Gaidam, disclosed this at stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola. He said the aim was to decongest PUs with many VPs to address the challenge of voter apathy during elections. Gaidam said population growth, new Read More

Nigeria’s elections recorded 1,932 deaths in 16 years — NGO

April 29, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A non-governmental organisation, The Election Network, Thursday, claimed Nigeria’s elections recorded over 1932 electoral-violence related deaths in 16 years. The NGO, which gave the statistics in Abuja during the screening of the documentary produced on the 2019 elections, titled: “Left Behind,” said the 2019 election alone recorded 626 deaths. In her presentation, Editor of The Election Network Abuja, Asari Ndem, Read More

ALGON IMC disassociates self from Abuja ‘illegal meeting’

March 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has disassociated itself from a meeting purportedly convened by unauthorized persons in Abuja on Wednesday. The association described the meeting as “illegal and should be disregarded by its members nationwide and the members of the public.” A faction of the association led by one Kolade Alabi, chairman of Bariga LCDA, Lagos state, Read More

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APC plans to rule Nigeria for 8 terms – Gov Buni

March 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Yobe state state governor and the chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans by the party to govern country for 8th term consecutively. APC came to power at center in 2015 and got reelected in 2019 but said it has plan to govern Nigeria for another 32 years. To this end, a strategic Read More

Atiku, campaign manager differ over N.5bn debt

February 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The chairman of a socio-political organisation, Nigeria Continuity and Progressive (NCP), Dr. Lawal Sambo Ismaila, has begged former vice president and presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to save him from his creditors who are after his life over N500,000,000 campaign debt. The sum, he said, was incurred as a result of working 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

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We have advanced Nigeria’s democracy -YIAGA Africa

January 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

EMEKA NZE in this interview with Samson Itodo captures the achievements of YIAGA Africa Initiative, a non governmental   organisation dedicated to democracy and good governance How did you mobilize citizens for the 2019 general elections and ensured electoral integrity? Citizens across Nigeria are demanding for electoral integrity in all phases of the electoral process. The 2019 elections came with high Read More

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2019: CTA presents final reports, holds roundtable for future polls

July 4, 2019 Editorial II 0

Barely three months after the 2019 general elections, one of the observers groups, Center fir Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has presented its final reports, even as it held a roundtable stakeholders meeting in preparation for the future elections. The roundtable meeting had in attendance the representative of the INEC, the Police, Nigerian Army, Navy, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Read More

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Politicians orchestrated INEC’s problems during 2019 election- Oyo REC

May 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner in charge of Oyo state, Barrister Mutiu Agboke Tuesday said politicians orchestrated the problem faced by the commission during the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. Speaking at a symposium organized  by the Lanre Oladoyinbo executives of the University of Ibadan, senior staff club entitled “2019 elections: A post Mortem.” the REC said Read More

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2019: We settled for Buhari in nation’s interest – Shittu

April 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Shittu is the national chairman of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) and was also the party’s presidential candidate in this year’s general elections. He is also the chairman of the Forum of Presidential Candidates. In this interview with select journalists, he speaks on why the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Read More