2023: APC approves lobby committees for more youth inclusion

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved for the youth wing of the party to set up zonal strategic lobby committees that will engage party leaders at state and local levels to lobby the full inclusion and participation of young people in the forthcoming Congresses a d beyond. This is coming as the APC youth wing Read More

2023: Buhari has no self succession plan, APC replies PDP

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari has no self succession plot. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had accused the president in a statement earlier. But the APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John James Akpanudoedehe, made the clarification through a statement Wednesday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe said unlike the erstwhile ruling party under Chief Olusegun Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

Bamgbose offers to assist families of slain security personnel

July 10, 2021 Editor 0

The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) Olusegun Bamgbose has offered to assist families of slain security personnel in Nigeria. Bamgbose in a statement said the worsening security situation in the country was no doubt, taking a toll on the security agents in the country. According to him, “Almost on daily basis, we are losing our men to Read More

Gale of defections: Thin hope for PDP as fortunes plummet

…Defectors intimidated by govt instrument – Secondus …No, APC more transparent – Gombe gov ‘…Party’s 2023 chances slimmer’ …We aren’t losing sleep – PDP …Nemesis catching up with them – Ojo ‘…It’s gradually losing grip as main opposition party’  Ahead 2023 general elections, governors, lawmakers and other critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been leaving the party Read More

2023: Saraki’s presidency will confront insecurity with unbiased boldness -SSG

July 7, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A group, Saraki Support Group (SSG) has said if the immediate past Senate President, Dr Abubkara Bukola Saraki is elected President in 2023 the current security challenges facing the nation will be a thing of the past. The Spokesperson of the SSG, Ed Malik Abdul in a statement, Wednesday expressed hope that Saraki’s presidency would confront insecurity with unbiased boldness. Read More

2023: UniJos alumni endorses Yahaya Bello for president

July 5, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The University of Jos Alumni has called on the Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello to run for the president in 2023, saying the governor has the needed criteria to win as president. The UJ Alumni made this known in Lokoja on Saturday through its National President, Pastor Johnson Nuhu Sani during the grand reception dinner in honour of chief press Read More

Kano and the political chrestomathy of GYB

July 4, 2021 Kingsley Fanwo 0

I knew Governor Yahaya Bello was going to Kano. I also knew his minders would be having a herculean task managing the crowd that would want to catch a glimpse of their hero. My fears were good fears. They have not seen him for a long time. They saw him last when the political space was full of smoke. Now Read More

2023: Why Lawal Adamu should vie for governor

July 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the 2023 general election draws closer, a searchlight has been beamed to spot or identify a credible candidate who will bring the much needed development projects to Kaduna state. The good people of Kaduna state have never had it so bad than during the present administration of governor Nasiru El-Rufai. Under his watch, many civil servants and business people Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

Matawalle’s desperation for re-election led him to APC, Rep member blasts governor

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A serving House of Representatives member, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has said that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in desperation for reelection in 2023. Governor Matawalle dumped the PDP for APC on Tuesday. But reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement he personally signed, Hon. Yusuf said Mutawalle’s secret alliance with the Read More

I’m now the leader of APC in Zamfara, Matawalle boasts

June 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has finally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) the ruling party in the Country. Speaking during the grand occasion held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, Matawalle said he “is now the leader of the APC in Zamfara.” Matawalle enjoined all members and supporters of the Read More

Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

Tenure elongation: Nabena rallies support for Buni’s comtt, lauds Buhari

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Yekini Nabena, has rallied support for Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting tenure extension for the 13-man committee. The President had approved tenure extension for Governor Buni-led APC caretaker committee after a closed-door meeting Read More

Anambra poll: PDP aspirants and their chances

June 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the Anambra state governorship election holds Saturday, June 26, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU takes a look at the aspirants and the party’s chances and challenges at the forthcoming poll. Anambra State was carved out from the then of East Central State in 1976 by the General Murtala Mohammed regime with capital at Enugu. A Read More

Letter to Senator Gumau on 2023 election

June 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Distinguished senator sir, I want to use this opportunity to bring to your notice the current political hubbub circulating in Bauchi South over your style of leadership described as “silent movement” due to your inability to raise motion during plenary. Historically, Bauchi South has been producing vocal senators since inception of democracy who can raise and move motions in the Read More

Breaking: Netanyahu kicked out, new Israeli Prime Minister takes over

June 13, 2021 BBC 0

Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after its parliament voted in a new coalition government. Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as prime minister, leading a “government of change”. He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority of 60-59. Mr Bennett will be prime minister until Read More

Ex-Buhari’s aid urges South-east elites to condemn attacks on Police stations, INEC offices

June 3, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Elites and elders in the South-east have been urged to publicly denounce the ongoing attacks by the suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South-eastern part of the country. Former special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly matters, Alhaji Abdurrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila, who made call   Wednesday, said until the Southern elites make their potion Read More

Killings: Ebonyi indigenes call for change in security tactics

June 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

Following the report of recent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Odoke, Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in Izhi, Ebonyi Local Government Area, an Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has blamed governor Dave Umahi, for the continued killings in the state. The Ebonyi indigenes said the recent attack is considered the highest number casualties in the South-east region Read More

2023: Group accuses Wike of plot to impose governor on Benue

May 31, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Benue Rebirth 2023 has accused Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike of planning to impose a governor on Benue state come 2023. The group in a statement signed by its coordinator Mr. Adue Iortyom alleged that Governor Wike reconciled with the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom in a bid to actualise his ambition. “Our attention has been drawn to Read More

Breaking: Donald Duke returns to PDP ahead 2023

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Committee in Cross River state, Effiok Cobham, disclosed this on Wednesday at a press briefing in Calabar. When asked to confirm the speculations that the former governor had returned to the party, he said, “Yes, Read More

Northern youth leaders back calls for ban on open grazing

May 23, 2021 Editor 0

A frontline coalition of Arewa groups, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has backed the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum, banning open grazing in their states. National Chairman of the forum, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, stated this at a press conference in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on May 22, 2021 after the 27th annual delegates conference. The group however, lamented the Read More

Fintiri reference point at govs’ forum – Bala

May 22, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has canvassed for the re-election of Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in 2023. Bala described Fintiri as a reference point in Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF), and that he was known for his honestly and sincerity in engineering lots of development to Adamawa state. The Bauchi state governor stated this in Michika local government area Read More

Breaking: Anybody can aspire for any position in 2023, APC govs declare

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have declared that “everyone, from every part of the country is free to aspire for any position in the party in line with provisions of our party’s constitution” ahead of the 2023 general election. The forum, however, expressed excitement over Thursday’s defection of Read More