FIFA to choose from 3 bids for 2023 Women’s W/Cup

June 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

World soccer’s governing body FIFA will decide on which of three bids will host the next women’s World Cup, to be held in 2023, during an online meeting of its ruling council on June 25. FIFA said in a statement submitted on Wednesday that it had received official ‘bid books’ from three contenders — Colombia, Japan and a joint New Read More

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Kwara by-election: 6 political parties submit Form EC9

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Six out of the eight political parties that signified intention to participate in the March 14 by-election into Patigi state constituency in in Kwara have submitted their Forms EC9 and EC9E to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Malam Garba Madami, confirmed this Wednesday in Ilorin. Madami said INEC headquarters Read More

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Review Zamfara gov’ship verdict, groups urge Supreme Court

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A group known as All Registered APC Support Groups (ARAS-g) has appealed to the Supreme Court to review its earlier judgement which voided votes cast for all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections in Zamfara state. ARAS-g is an umbrella body of all APC support groups in Nigeria. The Supreme Court on Read More

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7 political parties to contest Kwara Assembly by-election

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said seven political parties have indicated readiness to participate in the March 14, Patigi state constituency by-election in Kwara state. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Garba Madami, disclosed this Monday in Ilorin. Madami said the seven political parties were the ones that held primaries on or before the Feb. 16, Read More

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Edo 2020: How we ‘ll oust Obaseki – APC guber aspirant

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi, has revealed that four aspirants have an accord to support one ticket in the quest to unseat current governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki. Ogiemwonyi, who is one of the four, listed other aspirants in the accord to include Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Dr Pius Odubu and General Charles Airhiavbere. Read More

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Chieftain wants PDP BoT to retain Atiku for 2023 presidency

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain from Adamawa state has urged the party’s leadership not to search for a fresh candidate for the party ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, noting that Atiku Abubakar will suffice. Dr Sani Adamu, Founder of deservation.org, in an open letter to the party titled Open Letter to the BoT Chairman & National Chairman of the Read More

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JAMB reveals when 2020 UTME ‘ll kick off

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

March 14 has been scheduled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has scheduled as the commencement date for 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME). JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who disclsosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday in Abuja said the UTME will be between March 14 and April 4, noting that an optional mock examination for candidates would Read More

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PDP kicks as APC wins Katsina bye-election

December 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the declaration of Ibrahim Danjuma, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the Sabuwa state constituency bye-election conducted on Saturday November 30. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared that Danjuma Ibrahim of the APC scored 11,745 votes to beat his closest rival Ibrahim Shafiu of PDP, who Read More

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You can’t field candidates for Kogi, Bayelsa polls, court tells AA

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, Monday, ruled that the Action Alliance (AA) was no longer eligible to field candidates for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, respectively. The court, according to Justice Inyang Ekwo, who gave the ruling, said the party failed to abide by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s guidelines on the timeline for submission Read More

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18 candidates to participate in Katsina guber poll-REC

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said 18 candidates are expected to participate in Saturday’s governorship election in Katsina state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Ibrahim Jibril Zarewa, who disclosed this Wednesday in Katsina, said 316 candidates are also contesting for State House of Assembly election across the 34 local government areas of the state on the upcoming elections. Read More

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My only gain in politics is public respect -Nyako

March 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Adamawa state former governor Murtala Nyako has cautioned the people of the state against re-electing those he do not mean well for them. He also urged them to be wary of those that believe in short-changing their people and deliberately undermining the development processes of the state. Nyako gave this warning at the weekend in his residence in Yola while addressing a Read More

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APC to Nigerians: Don’t vote treasury looters

February 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians  to turn out en-masse and use their votes to send a clear message to treasury looters “who want to hijack presidential power by hook or crook.” In a statement released Thursday night in Abuja by the APC national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said the time has come for Nigerians to reject Read More

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Zamfara and mockery of the judiciary

February 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Evidently, the Nigerian electorate are set to exercise their franchise beginning with the Presidential and National Assembly elections this Saturday and the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections on February 2. But the snag is whether the judiciary, which is a key player in the electoral process, is ready to be seen to live above board. The failure of Read More

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PDP aspirant petitions INEC for displaying name under Labour Party

February 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for Kaduna State House of Assembly Munira Suleiman Tanimu has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for wrongly displaying her name as a candidate under the Labour Party.  Munira contested the PDP primaries for Kaduna State House of Assembly to represent Lere East constituency. According to a letter of petition dated 6th February, Read More

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Zamfara APC crisis:Matters arising

February 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The ongoing drama in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state over the party’s primaries is excavating so many things and bringing them to the fore. One of such things that the unfolding controversy succeeded in doing is among other things exposing some writers and columnists, who over the years have been masquerading as committed intellectuals with a Read More

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PDP writes INEC, rejects Kashamu, others as candidates in Ogun

February 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rejecting the list of its Ogun state candidates for the National Assembly, governorship and House of Assembly elections published by the commission in its final lists on January 17 and 31. In a protest letter addressed to the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and jointly signed Read More

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WASSCE: Registration for private candidates continues – WAEC

October 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says registration for its first series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates is still in progress. The examination body said this in a press statement issued yesterday by its spokesperson, Demianus Ojijeogu. It stated that the examination will be conducted between January and February 2019. According to the Read More

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Kano guber: PDP submits Kwankwaso’s Son-in-law’s name

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted the name of Abba Yusuf the son-in-law of the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s gubernatorial candidate. According to source at the party headquarters in Abuja, Yusuf was among the list of candidates submitted to the electoral body in Abuja, Thursday, last Read More

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2019: Obasanjo in secret talks with Afenifere

October 9, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Members of the Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun, over the 2019 polls. The meeting which started around 3.30 p.m lasted about two hours. Mr Yinka Odumakin, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the group after the meeting, said the group was in Abeokuta to pay Read More

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2019 election ’ll be about candidates, not parties – Abiodun Essiet

June 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Abiodun Essiet is a gender advocate and the women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF); foremost support organisation for female politicians. She is also a public health consultant and researcher. In this interview with ENE OSANG she speaks on her passion for politics and why she is running for councillorship in the FCT. What is your background and how Read More

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2018 UTME: There will be no rescheduling of exams – Oloyede

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  . The Registrar, Joint Admissions, and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Thursday said that there will be no rescheduling of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam for any student like it did last year. He said that reports have also indicated that some parents had allegedly negotiated with some private coordinators who assured them of success at all Read More

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JAMB conducts mock test for candidates

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted mock examinations for its candidates yesterday in order to test its readiness in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), scheduled to hold on March 9. Some 211, 000 out of the 257,000 candidates took part in the exercise. JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the participants were selected based Read More

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APC has not zoned gov’ship to Delta North– Chairman

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Asaba The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said that the party had not zoned governorship ticket to Delta North Senatorial District as reported by a section of the media. Its Chairman, Prophet Jones Erue, in a statement, said the party was totally committed to and “will strictly follow the party’s constitution in the choice of Read More

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WAEC extends exam registration date to Jan 12

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Martin Paul Abuja West African Examination Council (WAEC) has extended the closing date for the sale of private candidates’ registration forms to January 12, 2018. The council, on its official twitter page @waecnigeria, yesterday said the closing date had earlier been fixed for today, December 29, 2017. The registration of the WASSCE private candidates began on October 9 and Read More