$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

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

Provide solution to cholera outbreak, group tells FG

October 20, 2021 John Oba 0

THE Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA), Tuesday, asked the federal government to expedite actions in developing sustainable solutions to curb the rising cases of cholera outbreak in the country. CESDA executive director, Olusola Babalola, while addressing journalists in Abuja, said within nine months, over 3, 000 persons have died from the disease, hence, the need for inclusive Read More

COVID-19, rumours and more rumours

October 17, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

When the driver takes an unfamiliar road we all remove our earphones to see properly! Rumours They get started by certain people that run their mouths without the facts, they take a story they’ve overheard and begin to add to it or subtract, now the original story gets ‘twisted’ and the believers are agitated because the stories they’ve just been Read More

2023: Peter Obi breaks silence as presidential campaign posters flood social media

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he never endorsed 2023 Presidential campaign posters that went viral on Social Media. Obi, in a statement via his Twitter page, denied approving or authorising the publications of such posters adding that he was not affiliated to any group or groups behind the creation/distribution of the posters. “I Read More

WaterAid inaugurates Hygiene for Health campaign

October 14, 2021 John Oba 0

WaterAid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, inaugurated the Hygiene for Health campaign to promote sustained investment for hand washing in Nigeria. Speaking during the unveiling, WaterAid Country Director, Ms. Evelyn Mere, said the campaign was also targeted at increasing access to a functional, safe, inclusive, equitable and gender-responsive water, sanitation and hygiene services. According to her, the campaign is part of Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Anambra poll: Town unions in Delta support PDP candidate

October 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Indigenes of Anambra in Delta state have hosted and endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, ahead of the election scheduled for November 6. Speaking during the hosting in Asaba, Delta state Tuesday, various town unions, political groups, associations and Igbo associations collectively said Ozigbo has the capacity to transform the state as one of the Read More

Magazine launch: Northern politicians, academics, storm Kano for Akpabio

October 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Prominent northern politicians, academics and opinion leaders stormed Kano, Sunday, for what turned out to be the first mammoth crowd to drum up support for Niger Delta minister, Godswill Akpabio ahead of 2023 general elections. Although the coordinator of Senator Godswill Akpabio for Common Good (SGACG) group, which hosted the event tried to convince the audience that the event was Read More

FIFA World Cup qualifier: Beaten Super Eagles storm Douala, face CAR in return leg clash

October 9, 2021 Editor 0

The delegation of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to Sunday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifying encounter against the Les Fauves of Central African Republic landed at the Aeroport Internationale Douala at 11.28am on Saturday. Led by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) 2nd Vice President/Chairman LMC, Mallam Shehu Dikko, the delegation comprised of 23 players, technical officials and backroom staff, some NFF Read More

2022: Budget of high sounding figures, CUPP reacts

October 7, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has taken a swipe at the 2022 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly on Thursday. The President had on Thursday presented a budget of N16.39 trillion to the National Assembly. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said that the budget only highlighted by more Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Chris Anyawnu, Nenadi Usman: Where are they now?

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

After serving the country meritoriously in different capacities and at different times, they are no longer in public domain despite their laudable contributions. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Chris Anyawnu Senator Chris Anyawnu, a former broadcaster, once represented Owerri Zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate. She was in that capacity for two tenures, precisely from Read More

Andy Uba Names Ogene media director

September 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming November 6, 2021, Anambra governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has appointed Hon. Victor Afam Ogene as Director, Media and Publicity of his campaign. Ogene, a former member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, is also a long-standing journalist, with over 30 years of practice. In a short statement made available Read More

Rivers Day: Ilorin basin authority takes ‘clean-ups’ campaign to Kwara communities

September 27, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Campaign against open defecation, pollution of rivers and illegal grabbing of cannals amongsts others, formed parts of the major trust of 2021 world rivers day celebration in Ilorin Monday. The event was organised by the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin to create awarness on the negative effects of pulluted rivers and need to protect and restore fresh water. Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly petitions DSS, Police over impeached speaker

September 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Arewa Youth Assembly has petitioned police and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the sacked of its former Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Dalandi. In his petition, the new Speaker of Arewa, Tahir Muhammad Azare alleged that the impeached former Speaker, Danlami was still going about mobilizing to cause mayhem at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Recalled Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

Anambra 2021: Put your houses in order, INEC tells political parties

September 14, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties featuring in Anambra governorship election to put their houses in order and carry out responsible campaigns. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, gave the advice when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Okoye urged political parties Read More