Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

A peep into DGSS Bichi’s 3 years amidst security challenges

September 17, 2021 CHIZOBA OGBECHE 0

 Department of State Services (DSS) in the last three years under the leadership of the Director General, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, has witnessed a level of development and staff capacity enhancement through training and strategic partnership. The service has, however, continued to receive criticism from different quarters, CHIZOBA OGBECHE writes. The appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, on September 13, 2018, as Read More

2023: Feminist forum calls for women inclusion

August 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Ahead 2023 general elections, the Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF), a movement of women led organizations has lamented the poor representation of in all facets of society.   The NFF also called for a 40 percent quota system strictly for women across the 18 accredited political parties for the 2023 general elections. Speaking in a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Read More

Insecurity: Nigerians have lost hope in Buhari, APC – PDP

August 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the decision by some state governments to evacuate their citizens from Plateau state, further confirms that Nigerians have lost faith in the capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to secure the nation. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Tuesday, lamented that “the insecurity Read More

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PDP crisis: Stakeholders berate Atiku for keeping mum

August 11, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Some stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have berated former Vice President and presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for keeping mum while his party was going through crisis. The party has been in crisis following the resignation of some national officers and call by some stakeholders for the national chairman to Read More

Fake news, hate speeches, weapons for Nigerian politicians

August 8, 2021 Abdulmumin Kolo Gulani 0

Whenever we dwell on how hate speeches and fake news affect our democracy we must also look at how improper journalism is being practiced in Nigeria. Journalism is said to be the production and distribution of reports on current events based on facts and supported with proof or evidence. Unfortunately, the system in Nigeria is quite different as some media Read More

APC chairman: New vision, new direction

August 4, 2021 Mojeed Abdul-Malik 0

On June 21, the youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its one-day conference at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, to press home its demand for youth inclusion in party decision making and other sundry issues. The interactive session was well attended by speakers, party delegates, serving and non-serving members of the APC across the 36 states of the Read More

Credible polls: Unease over Electoral Act amendment


… We’ve achieved what we set for ourselves – Lawan ‘…You lack powers to legislate on e-transmission of results’ …Approval for election rigging – PDP …It’s coup against the people – IPAC …For political elite’s interest – Ojo Electoral laws remain extremely important in a democracy; it is the compass that guides the electioneering process. As the National Assembly makes Read More

Implications of Electoral Act on women’s 2023 ambition

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general elections inches closer Nigerian women are bracing up for better performance at the polls. In this report ENE OSHABA examines the impact of the amended Electoral Act on the ambition of women in the upcoming elections. Every election season Nigerian women, like their male counterparts, seek to occupy political positions and also work towards active political Read More

INEC fixes August 14 for Lere federal constituency polls bye-election

July 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday 14th August 2021 for the conduct of bye-election to fill the vacant seat for the Lere federal constituency in kaduna state. According to the commission, this followed a communication received from the National Assembly in which the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, declared vacancy for the Read More

Yobe PDP candidates in 2019 polls defect to APC

May 28, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the 2019 general elections have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The special adviser to Governor Mai Mala Buni on political and legislative matters, Alhaji Aji Yarima Bularafa, disclosed this Friday in Damaturu, the state capital. Bularafa said “there is no opposition as far as Yobe state APC Read More

Destruction of INEC facilities; one attack too many

May 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Analysts have warned that there is no justification for destroying public infrastructure as it is widely considered as economic sabotage. The effects according to them include disruption of services, economic loses and waste of public resources. These, among others effects, have always make patriotic citizens not only to be concerned, but also to seek measures to halt such acts. While Read More

Buhari appoints Issa Aremu as CEO NILS

May 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Comrade Issa Aremu as the Director/ Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS). Comrade Aremu, a gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Kwara state in the 2019 general elections, member of the National Institute and Vice President of Industriall Global Union, was former vice president of Nigerian Labour 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

Senate moves to recover N16trn AMCON loans

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday  considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Bill 2021, which scaled second reading on the Read More

Osun lecturer in trouble for standing surety for unknown person

March 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ordered the remand of a lecturer, Engr. Emmanuel Tayo Owolabi, for failure to produce the defendant he stood surety for.  Owolabi stood surety for one Oladele Ezekiel who has allegedly refused to stand his trial after securing bail.  The prosecutor, a principal state counsel, Bankole Awoyemi, Read More

Reps’ intervention on arms procurement funds

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Late last week, there were widespread media reports, citing the National Security Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babagana Monguno, alleging that no records of arms procurement under the immediate past service chiefs were available, suggesting that the funds may have been misappropriated. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on implications of the immediate intervention of the House of Representatives  The reportThe National Security Read More

Sheath your swords, group urges Uzodinma, Okorocha

February 27, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

A group, Akwa Ibom Forum for Good Governance, has advised governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and his predecessor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to shelve their political differences and work together in the interest and progress of the state. The state Coordinator of the group, Mrs. Grace Milne, gave the advice during a press conference in Eket local government area of Read More

Jonathan: Mailafia exposes sponsors of bandits in Nigeria

February 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, on Thursday said bandits terrorising Nigeria were sponsored by those who wanted former President, Goodluck Jonathan, out of power. The Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 general elections made this claim during an interview with Punch on Thursday. He said, “During the 2015 elections Read More

Why we couldn’t create new polling units since 1996 – INEC boss

February 12, 2021 Samson Benjamin, with agencies 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday, gave reasons why previous attempts by the Commission to create more Polling Units failed. According to the Commission, the genuine intention to expand voter access to polling units in 2007, 2014 and shortly before the 2019 general elections was misunderstood and politicised. The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a Read More

APC set to reclaim Zamfara in 2023 – Gov’ship aspirant

February 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 20219 in Zamfara state, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has expressed confidence that his party will surely reclaim the state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come 2023 election. Jaji, a former Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security said despite the protest vote against APC in 2019 PDP Read More

Uba Sani’s compelling legislative feats

February 10, 2021 Emmanuel Ado 0

Senator Uba Sani is not an accidental politician, nor was his aspiration to represent Kaduna Central Senatorial District an ego trip, propelled by a competition to equal the achievements of his former comrade-in arms, Shehu Sani, who he trounced in the 2019 general elections, despite the contrived shenanigans of Adams Oshiomhole, the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Read More

Zamfara: Marafa meets stakeholders, ready for reconciliation with Yari’s faction

February 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senator Kabiru Marafa met with All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from Zamfara state in Kaduna on Saturday to discuss the All Progressives Congress (APC) crisis in the state. Marafa also stated his readiness to reconcile with the other faction led by ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari. The crisis between the Marafa and Yari factions led to APC running two parallel offices in Read More

Nigeria’s volatile politics and the APC report on true federalism, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

January 30, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

Background – Cries of Victimisation and Ethnic Profiling In the wake of the controversy around the purported eviction order to Fulani herdsmen by Ondo State government, in January 2021, Nigerian social media was full of messages with all manner of allegations of unfair victimisation against sections of the country. Choices of messages being shared depend on ethnic background, such that Read More